Thursday, June 21, 2018

Cultural Ion Thrusters


I work in a STEM field and for a while I wanted to be an astronaut, so one of the things that has always fascinated me is the different propulsion systems available and being developed.  One such system is an ion thruster.  A propulsion system with no moving parts, it has a high reliability and incredible efficiency. 

 Counterbalancing those benefits is a very low actual thrust – I once read, at least as of years ago, that ion thruster force was comparable to a holding an 8 ½ X 11 piece of paper in your hand. But placed on a spacecraft and run continuously, over years it will affect significant changes in that spacecraft’s velocity (speed and/or direction).  In fact, this is one of the kinds of propulsion systems proposed to deflect an asteroid from a possible collision path with Earth, if detected far enough out to get one to that rock and let it run for years.  Force applied over time…

THE LEFT’S LONG GAME

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  1. Anyone paying the slightest attention knows war is coming. Even those with their heads buried in sand or I-Phone feel the winds. The left is playing a game they will lose, one way or the other. The left lives in the delusion once they get power all will bow to their wishes. They have two problems. Well way more than two but I’ll just go over the big two.

    One, Conservative vs. Liberal. Conservatives and those on the right have a built-in gene to “Be Prepared.” No, everyone is not a prepper. But for the most part conservatives do not just live in the moment. They plan and prepare for bad times. Not the end of the world bad, but loss of job, illness, injury, you get the idea. Liberals live in the now, they know/believe they do not have to prepare. Because the government will care for them.

    Overall liberals do not own guns vs. many, many conservatives that not only own guns but know how to use them. In most cases a gun in the hand of a liberal is more dangerous to the liberal than anyone else.

    Conservatives adhere to a moral standard and are prone to follow the laws. Liberals morality is generally, whatever is good for me. And laws are for suckers. Neither trait makes for good effective groups.

    Liberals in general do not follow any faith. Conservatives are overwhelmingly followers of God. Without a faith in something better and stronger than yourself, there is little chance one can survive when all looks lost.

    The second big delusion of liberal thinking. If they do succeed and take power. They have aligned with Islam to destroy the Christian countries of the world. They believe that Muslims will act like the peasants of Russia. When the socialists come to power and ban religion. They believe that Islam will just follow along. Without the Christians there will be no buffer between the socialists and Islam. Guess who wins?

    Badger

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    1. The left is playing a game they will lose, one way or the other.

      Liberals live in the now, they know/believe they do not have to prepare. Because the government will care for them.

      In most cases a gun in the hand of a liberal is more dangerous to the liberal than anyone else.

      there is little chance one can survive when all looks lost.
      There are no atheists in foxholes'

      Guess who wins?

      You got it! Great post.

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    2. @Badger:

      We definitely think alike. :)

      Can you imagine the Michigan Manatee, Michael Moore, carrying a rifle?

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    3. Can you imagine the Michigan Manatee, Michael Moore, carrying a rifle?

      Someone commented recently that liberals would be more dangerous to themselves than anyone else. :)

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    4. The only danger Moore would be is if he tripped and fell on someone.

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    5. My kids ask about my "grocery store" in the basement. I tell them that bad times are coming, and cite the lesson of Joseph and the dream of seven lean cows that ate the seven fat cows.

      "We're living in the time of the fat cows" I tell them. "And the lean cows are coming, and hungry..."

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    6. The only danger Moore would be is if he tripped and fell on someone.

      :)

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    7. "We're living in the time of the fat cows" I tell them. "And the lean cows are coming, and hungry..."

      Indeed.

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  2. Hi Brock,
    'Bubba, 'ya hit this one outa' the park into "outer space" and it's still going!!! Reading on down.... 3 words hit ya'!! "Drip, Drip, Drip!!" Yup that's the left is doing to our society!! Only it's not the continuous "Drip" of a drop of water!! That's too Clean, too easy.... No it's the continuous "DRIP!!!" like that of the green drip from a gonorrhea infection discharge!!!!!!
    Yup, that's the Left!!! My description fits them to a "T!!"
    skybill
    PS Being politically correct has no place here!!!!

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    1. like that of the green drip from a gonorrhea infection discharge!!!!!!
      Yup, that's the Left!!! My description fits them to a "T!!"

      Pegged!

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    2. @skybill:

      Thank you for the kind words!

      (Side plug: My essay, link below, is close to 10,000 views - can you please help spread it around so I can crow about that?)

      redpilljew.blogspot.com/2018/02/a-very-personal-opposition-to-gun.html

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    3. PEGGED!!!! "10-4!!!"
      skybill

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