CERN wants to go super-sized. https://t.co/DAlFVIM08f
— MIT Technology Review (@techreview) January 22, 2019
Hmmm. $5.7B For a tunnel. Isn't there also something that costs $5.7B that's the opposite of a tunnel?
— Nymquaat (@nymquaat_bearer) January 22, 2019
It's the only way to get us out of the Trump time fart. https://t.co/lZJDVjB98p
— Schooley (@Rschooley) January 22, 2019
There is definitely something wrong with this particular timeline…
I don’t think “stamina” means what either Peter King or the @nytimes reporters think it means. https://t.co/QwZqqAu42H pic.twitter.com/HscQM8YQ4p
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) January 21, 2019
President Trump's official Facebook account has been posting photoshopped images that make his fingers look longer. Seriously. https://t.co/6DtYhICTCO pic.twitter.com/iVGfkVe5Vj
— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) January 21, 2019
That not an example of stamina or unreliability. That’s just crazy.
And, no, he didn’t “leap” up and punch a whole in the ceiling.
What Ajerica needs now is images on social media that have been Photoshopped to make Trump’s nose look longer.
North Korea: secret missile HQ uncovered as nuclear summit nears
Revelation comes weeks before Kim Jong-un is due to meet Donald Trump to discuss denuclearisation
I am shocked, shocked I tell you! But don’t worry, super tuff master negotiator donny dollhands will make Kim blow it up at the upcoming photo-op…. I mean summit.
A truncated Infrastructure Week commences…
Y’know what? Scratch that. Make it Infrablechture Week.
Good Morning, Everyone ???
Sloppy photoshop work. They forgot to bulge up the manhood corner of Trump’s pants while they were at it.
The whole thing sounds invented. “One of his executives”. Guffaw.
Oliver Willis (@owillis) Tweeted:
The right’s gaslighting of the maga kid video is right out of spousal abuse 101. “No you didn’t see what you saw, you must have been mistaken. You’re hysterical and out of control.”
@Baud: “And broke his hand on the 6″ sprinkler main above it.”
@rikyrah: Good morning.
John Lester (@lesterohio) Tweeted:
@lisasharper Here is a picture of boys from Covington Catholic High School taunting a black player from another team in 2015. Many of them wearing black face. This school is a hotbed of racism in Northern Kentucky.
Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) Tweeted:
The cultists are already screaming that Kamala Harris “is not a progressive.” But these are the same cultists who are insisting that right wing conservative Tulsi Gabbard is a progressive. We were up against this cult lunacy in 2016 and it clearly hasn’t gone away.
The moon lit San Gabriels.
Travis Allen ?? (@TravisAllen02) Tweeted:
Why can’t we use Thoughts and Prayers to protect the border?
It’s what we use to protect our schools.
linds (@roflinds) Tweeted:
The Covington Catholic boys harrassed my friends and I before the incident with Nathan Phillips even happened. I’m tired of reading things saying they were provoked by anyone else other than their own egos and ignorance ??♀️
@Betty Cracker: Thanks, it was the shot I wanted to try to get in addition to the eclipse shots.
@?BillinGlendaleCA: Agree with @Betty Cracker.
@rikyrah: Maybe we should judge candidates based on substance rather than labels.
So pretty ?
@Baud: Thanks, I’m pretty happy with it. I darkened the skies and that provided a bit more contrast for the snow on the mountains.
@?BillinGlendaleCA: Very nice.
@Baud: KILL THE HERETIC! KILL THE HERETIC!
@Baud: hmmm Baud 2020
@?BillinGlendaleCA: The eclipse shots are pretty amazing also.
Donuts before Bronuts. I’m a Kamalastan (@KildayMorgan) Tweeted:
Come for Kamala Harris like you did for Hillary and it will be your end. We’re done being nice. We’re done forming secret groups in support of our favorite candidates to avoid harassment and we’re done giving the media a pass.
John Dean (@JohnWDean) Tweeted:
The great-grandson of an immigrant is President of the USA. He has closed the government because Congress will not give him the $$ to build a wall to keep immigrants like his great-grandfather out of the country. Trump’s petty, pathetic and weird. Extortion isn’t negotiation.
@rikyrah: trump is Hispanic? Whocouldanode…
Good Morning All! Tuesday that is Monday…. Literally in my case because there are so many Monday holidays in the spring semester, today is on a Monday class schedule….
And it is warming up : 7 degrees now.
Weren’t both his mother and his father’s mother also immigrants? As are his current wife and her parents.
@OzarkHillbilly: Especially if he’s one of the “No Labels” crowd, a.k.a “Republicans”.
I just listened to an interview on NPR with a Kentucky state representative who was an alum of Covington. He blamed everyone but the kids. He even blamed the cameras.
No Labels is a label. #MindBlown
Yes, yes, and yes.
This is an advert for corporal punishment. The subject is incapable of learning a simple fact about the building, and repeatedly returns to it and makes a fool of himself. Finally, he loses his temper so much that he punches a hole on a ceiling. The pain from this was obviously enough to make it finally stick in his mind, so that he remembered something. He knew not to go back and reveal himself as an idiot anymore.
Moral of the story: to get Trump to learn something new, you need something to whack him with. A rolled-up copy of Forbes, say.
The sun never sets on the British Empire: Hopefuls pay out thousands of rupees to chase Gurkha glory in Nepal
Still mining their former colonies.
@OzarkHillbilly: Technically Nepal was never part of the British Empire.Would point out that all applicants are volunteers and pay and benefits for those who are successful are higher than they would expect to earn in Nepal. Plus opportunities for travel.
@OzarkHillbilly: It’s like the NCAA.
The exploding at inanimate objects is classic Trump. One of the guys writing about him in the 90s, I think it was, told of seeing him go ballistic over a water fixture and physically attacking it. The guy has always been a loose cannon. Leaping, however, is not within his abilities. Clambering up on a chair, maybe.
You make me laugh about the 7 degrees. I understand ?
O. Felix Culpa
Good morning! or Blech! as you prefer.
It seems that the “she’s for mass incarceration” ploy has lodged in the minds of some progressives I know. Can anyone ‘splain to me what the deal is with the prosecutorial charges (heh) against Kamala? Something tells me there’s some context being left out
I don’t pay attention to Rudy’s performance art… But, TAPES?
Is that new?
Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) Tweeted:
Giuliani tells NYer he’s “been through all the tapes” and that’s how he knew BuzzFeed misreported. Pressed on what he means by tapes, Giuliani: “I shouldn’t have said tapes.” Pressed again, says, “I have listened to tapes, but none of them concern this.”
@Sloane Ranger: Yep. Travel the world. Meet interesting people. Kill them.
O. Felix Culpa
Yes. I had to collapse parts of my course schedule this semester because I teach Monday nights. My students will have to scramble, but most of the scheduling pain is in the first few weeks, which is mostly review of what they should already know. After that comes the regularly scheduled pain of learning new material.
“It’s not our fault if people borrow thousands and thousands of rupees that they will never be able to repay if they don’t get selected, impoverishing their families for generations.”
What they are doing is outsourcing the expense for the physical fitness training of an elite branch of their army to a poor country while reaping the benefits.
@rikyrah: First thing I saw in my newsfeed today was a LOOONG article at The Atlantic telling us in excruciating detail not to trust viral videos. They are bending over backwards for the slimy little shits.
@OzarkHillbilly: I don’t know if you follow me on Twitter – I see a lot of followers on Twitter who are pretty clearly Juicers but have different nyms there – but some of us in nuclear nonproliferation have a running discussion about The Great Negotiator’s approach to North Korea.
(Started this paragraph three times because it’s hard to characterize what’s happening.) The administration’s demands of North Korea, as enunciated by Mike Pompeo, are that they unilaterally disarm of all nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them before the US will talk to them about anything. Kim has done a couple of token things – blown shut the openings to some tunnels at their test site and disassembled a missile test stand – and now would like to see some token things from the US, which are not forthcoming.
Pompeo repeats the demands over and over again like an automaton. Trump wants another photo-op. Our Twitter discussion revolves around his state of mind in putting this set of actions (hard to call it a strategy) into play. The big question is how much volition or thought Trump has put into it. The differences in the discussion are coming down to how long this Potemkin negotiation can survive before it breaks down and John Bolton takes advantage of the breakdown to talk Trump into nuking North Korea. I’m arguing that it can go on for quite a while, as long as Kim provides the photo-ops. Others are more worried.
I probably should do a post about this, but I’m currently working on getting a bill through the State Legislature, which is taking quite a bit of time.
From what I can tell, the argument seems to be that there were other assholes there, so it’s unfair to pick on the MAGA hats.
@rikyrah: Why having a senile showboater as your spokeslawyer is a bad idea, example number 183…
@O. Felix Culpa:
She was once a part of our criminal justice system, therefor she is as guilty of it’s worst offenses as any cop who shot an unarmed black man in the back because she did not personally intervene and stop the bullets with her palms of steel.
O. Felix Culpa
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Gasp! Choke! Wheeze! Oh Cheryl, you made a funny. :)
Seriously though, thank you for your always illuminating comments and posts about nuclear issues and for your work at the Roundhouse. Fingers crossed the bill passes in good form!
Interesting health news. Apparently England’s NHS has officially removed the 7 day gap from birth control pills. They said it was never any medical reason for it, but they’d kept secret that they adopted it for political reasons. If women still had periods, they figured the pope would freak out less and they’d face less backlash. There is quite a dichotomy going on between women who knew the 7 day gap was bullshit and women furious they’re just finding out they’ve been enduring unnecessary periods. Some doctors are also saying they’ve personally recommended full month use of the pill for a long time, but actually get pushback from patients who refuse to believe it.
Dorothy A. Winsor
@Immanentize: Because I had to live away from home during the week, my department always gave me a Tuesday/Thursday teaching schedule, so those Monday holidays never mattered. But the people teaching lab classes hated them.
Didn’t Henry VIII solve that problem?
@Baud: Lately I am getting more and more depressed, more and more angry, and inmmensely more of a nihilist.
@O. Felix Culpa: We made a senator very happy yesterday! There is paid lobbying going on against the bill (Senate 54), and he was delighted to see our support. He gave us a lot of good ideas for what we do next, but it’s gonna be work.
@Cheryl Rofer: No, I’m not on twitter. I know my self and it would be a blackhole sucking all the life out of my existence. I do read your stuff here and at the Diner and very much appreciate your informed POV.
Oh yeah? Then how DID he get to the warp zone in world 1-2, smart guy?
@Baud: Assholes in DC??? Why I never would have guessed that!
???? Only4RM ???? (@Only4RM) Tweeted:
@itgurl_29 @keethers Seeing a lot of “black folk” coming across the TL that I ain’t never seen before. Makes me wonder about some of these folks’ Russian fluency… #JustSayin.
@Emma: Take a break and recharge. They win by wearing us down and distracting us. We have to learn how to pace ourselves.
@OzarkHillbilly: Hard to believe this will be a show stopper given how popular she is in very liberal, very Democratic California.
O. Felix Culpa
It is hard to stay on an even keel during this terrible time in our history and it’s interesting – in a painful sort of way – to see what is the tipping point for different people. One (that is, I) so very much wanted to slap the smug mug of that smirking red-hatted CovCath punk and his peers. And yet, I am energized and hopeful, because of Nancy Pelosi and Ayanna Pressley and Ted Lieu and Deb Haaland and Adam Schiff and, yes, AOC and all the people who worked in the trenches to get them elected. The list of those on the side of democracy is long and Nancy is wielding power effectively and wisely. The revanchists still thrash and cause harm, but they will…can….MUST be defeated. Rest for a while as needed, then back into the fray. We’re in this together. :)
ETA: Or what Baud the Succinct said in #64.
I guess not. I know in the US, at first doctors, who were men, were sure a period HAD to have some health benefit and removing it scared them. So for a long while the gap was recommended purely for that reason. By the time the science became clear, a huge inertia had set in (this happens in way more than just women’s health issues). Official best practice in the US has been no gap for a while, but only some doctors are following or even aware of that change.
@O. Felix Culpa:
Somehow, there are certain folks that want to Black Lives Matter , Senator Harris.
That, somehow, her being a prosecutor, then AG , is supposed to be offensive to me as a Black Person, because, when I say, Black Lives Matter, it’s because I hate Law Enforcement.
It couldn’t possibly mean that, as a Black person, I just want Equal Justice Under the Law.
No…it couldn’t possibly mean that.
It couldn’t mean that I want to be seen as a human being when I interact with Law Enforcement.
No, couldn’t possibly mean that.
It couldn’t mean that I would be thrilled by all the new progressive prosecutors , Black and White, that have recently been elected..in Philadelphia,Cook County, Missouri…Georgia….
Couldn’t mean that I was overjoyed to see the increase in Black judges such as Fulton county (Georgia), Harris county (Texas), Hinds County (Mississippi).
No, I am Black, and thus, Kamala Harris’ entire professional life in the public sector should immediately disqualify her.??
Get the ENTIRE Phuck Outta Here ? ?
@Baud: It’s like they think we are pro gang bangers.
Not surprising. I’ve been waiting to see videos of those brats harrassing other people because idiot, yoyo testosterone fueled teenage boys in a group egging each other on don’t stop at one incident. My husband and I talking about it this morning said at the same time, Lord of the Flies.
I’d like to know how many chaperones there were to herd how many Covington teens and where were they? Any photos or videos of the chaperones? We raised three boys and they knew they would have been in big trouble with us if they had taken part in harrassing people or cheering it on. We would have been equally upset at sending our boys to DC from far home and then learn the chaperones couldn’t or wouldn’t supervise them properly.
You don’t need Russians. Conservatives are obsessed with token minorities who agree with them. Carson’s ‘black culture is lazy’ TV career being a fine example. Conservatives are so obsessed, their inherent asshole nature makes pretending to be those tokens online a favorite tactic. They get a huge kick out of it.
Trump loves people writing about him and they love him. Trump is a team effort.
Here’s the Trump book I want to read: a bound volume of his tax returns. A compilation of his bankruptcy filings with attachments and comments from the trustee. An indictment with affidavits. You know, facts.
There were a lot of chaperones, and they have publicly and personally stated they are proud of the students’ nonviolent behavior. No, I’m not joking.
@OzarkHillbilly: Well, we do pal around with terrorists.
O. Felix Culpa
@OzarkHillbilly: @rikyrah: You articulate what I suspected: mainly white “progressives” are arrogating to themselves what black folk should think about other black folk. Especially those of the female persuasion.
Is there anything specific or factual in Kamala’s record that’s driving their probably bot-fueled narrative? I have one progressive friend who actually will take in new information and revise judgement accordingly. Yes, Google is my friend, but I guess I’m seeking guidance particularly from our legal beagles on legal context for the “charges” against her.
Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) Tweeted:
Iowa Dems consider “tele-caucusing” as they contemplate massive turnout. “We have to prepare like it’s Armageddon,” said one party chair. “The floors are going to buckle,” a Des Moines reported added.
@bemused: I agree that you have to look at the adults. Given that a significant fraction must be priests, it’s a particularly ugly situation.
A couple of articles on the CovCath chaperones:
Chaperones on Kentucky high school trip defend students
Covington Catholic chaperone: ‘Nothing the chaperones could have done differently’
O. Felix Culpa
@Cheryl Rofer: Great news! I find that many of the legislators are very open and helpful. Had a good session with one recently. Not sure if he would be in committee on your bill, but I’m happy to give you his name off-line and do whatever else I can to support.
Oh FFS! That says a lot about the school and the parents who send their kids there. Glad our sons didn’t attend a school like that. Our kids were in high school in the early 90’s but if an incident like this happened on a chaperoned trip, there would have been a lot of parents pissed off at their kids, the chaperones and the school.
@O. Felix Culpa: Here are a few articles with some specifics from Harris’s record. I haven’t been keeping up with this, but I have some friends in California who are concerned.
Kamala Harris: ‘I Take Full Responsibility’ For Decisions I Made As A Prosecutor
Kamala Harris has been criticized for her criminal justice record. She’s just begun to offer a response.
Kamala Harris Was Not a ‘Progressive Prosecutor’
The last one seems to be the strongest criticism out there.
Major Major Major Major
Glad you posted that Gizmodo photoshop story so I didn’t have to!
O. Felix Culpa
@Cheryl Rofer: Thank you.
Has “chaperone” always meant “run interference for entitled shits’ bad behavior?”
Dorothy A. Winsor
@Frankensteinbeck: Well then, they’ve showed us who they are and it’s time to believe them.
@Kirk Spencer: Yes, I first heard that one at school. They were sent to Iraq and Afghanistan (as were US soldiers including Dreamers and other non US citizens.)
Ghurkas are based in UK, where they haven’t killed anyone, also are deployed on peacekeeping and humanitarian duties.
@Immanentize: Heh, Today is a professional development day in our district & a few parents brought their kids anyway ‘By mistake’. Nice try.
@Baud: Nah,that’ll never work! Must have NARRATIVE!
O. Felix Culpa
@Cheryl Rofer: And here’s the response to Laura Bazelon’s NYT article, also published in the NYT, written by a civil rights and juvenile justice advocate: Kamala Harris, Progressive Prosecutor.
Enhanced Voting Techniques
So Trump’s memory has been a mess since the get go? The man is just a retard, like his base?
@O. Felix Culpa: I have seen nothing* other than, “She was a prosecutor!” but to be honest I’m not paying much attention to it at all. It just sounds like a bunch of purity pony bashing or conservatives trolling or Russian bots and I just don’t have the time or energy to wade thru that shit now.
* the one concrete “accusation” I have read of was that she was against seeking the death penalty for a cop accused of killing a black man, which as a person who is against the death penalty I agree with. It really sounded like something a conservative might say to get BLM activists upset.
@OzarkHillbilly: Or, alternatively, a bunch of money hungry businesspeople are exploiting these young men for profit!
As the extract you posted shows, the Army does not encourage applicants to use these academies in any way, shape or form.plus, don’t the applicants and their families have any agency in this matter?
LOL. That would be perfect.
@Cheryl Rofer: I think I remember the Vatican say the same thing about the Spanish Inquisition. ‘Nothing the chaperones could have done differently’
Good morning everyone!
I have to admit:
– I don’t care that much about dumb loser MAGA kids
– I don’t care about refuting the GOP’s dumb criticisms of Kamala Harris
– I don’t care a whole lot about Rudy’s “tapes” slip (although it is SO Rudy!)
I do care about this because soon we will be talking about whether or not the GOP gets to keep the spoils of a stolen election: If Trumpov Is Impeachable, So Is Pence
In the WaPo op-ed section today, no less!
Um, no. But please continue!
Yeah, yeah, yeah…how about if we just impeach him ’cause he’s a lying asshole and he’s been helping cover up treason from the beginning?
Sorry, that just slipped out. Please take a minute to finish…
Say it with me, mainstream media: NO person or party should benefit from treason and corruption. Winning illegitimately is called “losing”, “forfeiting”, or just plain old “being stripped of your title/medal/office”. So strip we shall!
Wait…that didn’t come out right…
@Jeffro: Rams on line one.
Black Panther (@theblackpanther) Tweeted:
Congratulations to Marvel Studios’ #BlackPanther on its seven Academy Awards nominations, including Best Picture! #OscarNoms
Ok I actually do care about the MAGA loser teens but only because Brooksie is rushing to their defense this morning. So, “care” in the sense that if Brooksie is defending them, I hate both him and them today.
Just had to put that out there.
Ok now back to work…
I guess a bigger CERN accelerator would be faster than the current one… in the sense that 99.9999 percent of the speed of light is faster than 99.999 percent…
O. Felix Culpa
@Jeffro: I read that article too and, while I wish the author’s viewpoint would hold sway, I think it’s not going to happen.
And, I DO care very much about the preemptive slagging of women and POC candidates. We’ve seen it do real harm not that long ago.
@Jeffro: Ugh. I had a sinking feeling when I saw the headline on Brooks’ column, and didn’t read it.
@eric: Were they at the MAGA loser teen thing? I’m not tracking…oh, you mean re: the fruits of a stolen “win”. True. But they’re playing the Patriots in 13 days and I don’t want to distract them from the all-important task of “ABP!”
Back to work, Rams! Rudy…keep talking! And now let’s get back to talking about “package deal impeachment”! =)
CERN’s proposed supercollider would be roughly the size of the DC Beltway.
@Jeffro: My feelings exactly. I haven’t seen any of the videos. Their hat wearing visages are enough to get no benefit of the doubt from me.
Meanwhile no one is paying much attention to the fact that the DACA and TPS “compromise” is anything but. It screws over DACA and TPS recipients, guts the current asylum/refugee process and violates many of the international treaties the United States is a part of.
@O. Felix Culpa: They’re going to pre-emotively slag ANY Democratic candidate, and we’re going to punch back hard every time, every candidate. Well except for Gabbard and Wilmer of course (but then again I did say ‘Democratic’ candidates)
Pretty obtuse chaperones, imo. If they were waiting for buses and couldn’t move along, I think the chaperones should have made the kids keep their mouths shut, ignore whatever any other group was saying. When you are out of your element in a venue with diverse people/groups and responsible for so many teenagers, one would think chaperones would be on guard to protect the students from their own behavior.
Caroline Orr (@RVAwonk) Tweeted:
Given that the Covington Catholic High School students think they’re mature enough to understand pregnancy, abortion, childbirth, and parenting — and to tell women what we should do with our bodies — it’d be great if the media would stop coddling them like they’re little boys.
@rikyrah: Well, but the kids were bussed in to attend an anti-abortion rally. One assumes that anyone with insufficient enthusiasm would have been weeded out before getting on the bus.
Translation: “While the Army states they are against these practices, they continue to perpetuate a system that is ripe for the abuse and exploitation of these desperate families.” Does not the Army have any responsibility to put a stop to it?
That’s like the GAP saying they aren’t responsible for the working conditions at their sweat shops in Bangladesh.
@Jeffro: The Gabbard thing is _truly_ baseless and bizarre. There’s nothing remotely progressive about her record and the bros would never give anyone else in her place the benefit of the doubt. But she touched the hem of Sanders’s garment so she’s been sanctified. It’s sick.
The MAGA kids (families/school) hired a public relations firm and they’re spinning like crazy.
But these young ladies saw how the MAGA kids were acting before the incident:
I was gonna link to that Atlantic article last night night but figured someone else would do it. It really pissed me off.
This is good pushback. I’ve yet to see any video that actually helps those folks. Adam posted some videos showing they were being assholes long before the video that made them famous.
@rikyrah: I have seen this nonsense on second generation Indian American/ South Asian Twitter leftier-than-thou accounts too.
Why is it so important in this country, the need to box everyone? I was born in India, but I have lived in the United States longer than I have lived in India. I don’t really identify with or feel a part of any group in particular. I dislike this American caste system as much as I loathe the Indian one. I also find this unhealthy obsession of the binary labeling of everyone by the color of their skin gross.
@Sloane Ranger: I’ve a few years of military service behind me, I’ve heard it both with and without the one in cheek. But at root they are being chosen as agents of war. It is the UKs blessing that they aren’t needed for that much stuff of the time
Friendly Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) Tweeted:
Skimmed through the GOP’s funding/wall/temp DACA & TPS bill, and this will (and should) get zero votes from Democrats.
It makes it so Central American minors are ineligible for asylum if they don’t apply at a processing center (to be established) in Central America.
randal m sexton
@MattF: ‘speed’ isn’t the way to think about the collider, energy is, and % of C isn’t very useful, as the 1/(1 – V^2/C^2) . The current cern maxes out at 13 TEV, and the proposal is for 100 TEV.
@rikyrah: Thanks for bringing this up. This is a Twitter thread about the sham bill, by an immigration attorney about its various provisions.
@randal m sexton: Thanx, I was wondering about that. The couple articles I’ve read were more concerned with the costs then the energies.
Transgender ban in military can take effect. fuckem
Add to that this gem:
Note that adult chaperones ARE present.
Speaking as a guy who wanted to be a particle physicist… I am sorry to say it, but I can’t really see a good case for this big collider. LHC found about the most boring possible version of the Higgs particle that it could, and the case for there being a lot of interesting new physics just beyond LHC’s horizon is kind of weak. Particle physics has been a victim of its own success. Might be better to spend the money on lots of smaller science projects.
@Matt McIrvin: I concur.
@Matt McIrvin: The SSC fiasco showed that particle physics is not politically hot.
I discussed this once with an old friend who was a rather high-ranking Congressional staffer, making the argument that large, research-oriented projects were great for educating people in what we now call STEM, regardless of where the people ended up using their skills– there are, after all, lots of ex-particle physicists around. Apparently, the particle physicists never used that argument, assuming that their inherent intellectual greatness was all that was needed. Which, as an E&M guy, left me feeling… not good.
It’s frustrating because there are still so many open questions– the nature of dark matter/dark energy, quantum gravity, the theoretical concerns that motivate GUTs and supersymmetry theories. But I just don’t see this accelerator shining a lot of light on them, given that LHC didn’t.
@MattF: It’s not a great argument, anyway– if what you want is a bunch of people like me swarming the tech sector, surely there are more efficient ways to accomplish that. (And less afflicted by the gender/race representation issues in particle physics.)
Can you suggest how?
In Nepal, the Army only has the authority the Nepalese government allows it and that certainly doesn’t extend to the type of businesses people can set up or limiting the type of legal activities Nepalese citizens can undertake.
@rikyrah: Yeah, there have already been articles in the “nowadays Brocialist-fluffing” Guardian about how Harris, Gillibrand, and Booker are *not* True!Progressives! because they take money from Big Pharma and the like. All being faithfully touted by my True!Progressive! associates on FB. Let’s not focus on their voting records, let’s not focus on their legislative histories, let’s make the measure how much money they get from corporations! That’s a swell rubric, since St. Bernard, the Sage of Vermont, managed to buy his dacha on Lake Champlain with $27 donations! Yeah!
Jesus, I am beginning to be sorry I ever opened a FB account. Need some radical (heh) trimming to my friend list there.
@Matt McIrvin: There’s a theory supported by one data point that bigger super colliders aren’t useful. What sort of experentalist is going to stop there?
so beautiful my mind stopped