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Tell Us, Oh Goracle: Are These Guys Part of Your “Consensus” of Scientists?

If so, your Chicken Little bit is screwed…

“Everything we thought we knew about X-ray images of the Sun is now out of date,” says Leon Golub from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US. “We’ve seen many new and unexpected things. For that reason alone, the mission is already a success.”

Dazzling new images reveal the ‘impossible’ on the Sun – New Scientist Space

“Almost every day, we look at the data and we say – what the heck was that?” says Golub, a member of the XRT science team.

Remember, these guys are the “experts” on the single-biggest planetary climatological influence in the entire bloody solar system.

Another surprise sighting is that of giant magnetic field loops crashing down onto the Sun’s surface as if they were collapsing from exhaustion, a finding that Golub describes as “impossible”. Previously, scientists thought they should emerge from the Sun and continue blowing out into space.

Can it be clearer, Goracle? They have discovered everything they believed concerning their study of the Sun was wrong.

So stop trying to make out that a sofa-sitting, sideline riding “scientist” like yourself knows jack shit about how Earth’s climate works, when the people actually doing research in the field–as opposed to presenting Powerpoint slides to the rubes, as you do–have just had their world turned upside down.

via Ace


“Welcome to MY World, UN Boy”

I positively loved that Maliki barely blinked, while the new UN Chief’s gut reaction was
“duck and cover.”

Which would you like to have on “your” side?

You buy the ticket, you take the ride.

Payback’s a Bitch

As the announcers’ intimated, the last time Todd Fedoruk was in MSG, he (and fellow Flyer tough guy Ben Eager) went nuts in the first period, specifically targeting Ranger star Jaromir Jagr, and the Broadway Blueshirts couldn’t deal with it, and went on to a 5-3 loss. So last night, NY Ranger house roughneck Carleton Orr–who didn’t dress for that previous game–IMMEDIATELY went looking for Fedoruk, to let him know that shit was not gonna fly this time…

And so now we have a new “Punch of the Month,” because there is no way anyone — I’m looking to you, Major! 😉 — can complain about the way this one went down.

Some folks may complain about the NHL accepting fighting as part of the game, but almost to a one, I’ve found those people: a) never played the game, b) if they say they played, it wasn’t at anything resembling a competitive level (like those pussy-assed “no checking” leagues filled with little pricks who work you over with their sticks when the ref has his back turned but wouldn’t dare take you on straight up), or c) never knew anyone who really played the game, and could explain what it’s like when bodies are flying around, grabbing, hacking and crashing into each other, while armed with a club that you want to shove down the throat of whichever bastard from the other team is pissing you off enough that manslaughter begins filling your mind instead of getting hold of the puck. So if two bulls drop the sticks and gloves and square off, YOU LET THEM GO. The only other option is lumber crashing across skulls when someone gets fed up and erupts.

Someone does that, you ban his ass to the max. But last night was a straight-up deal. Orr asked Fedoruk if he wanted to go; Fedoruk happily accepted the invitation. There isn’t a player alive with a beating hockey heart who would argue with the way that dance went down.

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