Pretty ironic coming from a Republican. Also, he’s the president of the US not the middle east. So basically we’ve got a bunch of conservatives saying that Obama is supposed to tell people in a completely different country to give up on their guns and religion. I’m betting that all those folks that are ranting like this would probably not give up their guns or religion.
Or… You could actually know what your president has said about his own Americans before. Ya know… Just maybe?
“And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” - Obama
This is off the Bermuda Triangle, where 16+ ships washed up on a sand bar. The mystery is still unsolved
Actually the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle has been given a scientific explanation: methane vents which have been discovered in that region.
Methane reduces the density of water, causing ships that would normally float, to instead sink.
Methane, when in gas form, messes with the electrical components of aircraft, causing them to fail and sometimes fall right out of the sky.
Methane also causes the water to turn a ghostly greenish color, and the “ghost ships” reported to be seen are simply green reflections of the ships that scatter the bottom of the triangle.
Fucking science, man.
This photo is not of the Bermuda Triangle. It’s actually of a breakwall off the coast of Moreton Bay in Queensland, Australia. And those vessels have been deliberately sunk.[x]
Could gas release cause a ship to sink? Absolutely. If you release enough gas you generate a foam having such low density that a ship would not be able to displace enough to float. Did gas release related to hydrate breakdown result in sinking of ships off the southeastern United States? No. Evidence suggests that the collapse and abrupt release of gas related to hydrate breakdown probably occurred at the end of the glacial episode when ocean water was tied up in great continental ice sheets and, thus, sea level was lowered. The lower sealevel caused the pressure on the gas hydrate at the sea floor to be reduced, which would cause hydrate breakdown and gas release. This happened about 15,000 years ago or more, when the more technically advanced men’s ships were probably nothing more than hollow logs.[x]
And last but not least:
- The number of ships and aircraft reported missing in the area was not significantly greater, proportionally speaking, than in any other part of the ocean.
- In an area frequented by tropical storms, the number of disappearances that did occur were, for the most part, neither disproportionate, unlikely, nor mysterious;
- Furthermore, writers would often fail to mention such storms or even represent the disappearance as having happened in calm conditions when meteorological records clearly contradict this.
- The numbers themselves had been exaggerated by sloppy research. A boat’s disappearance, for example, would be reported, but its eventual (if belated) return to port may not have been.
- Some disappearances had, in fact, never happened. One plane crash was said to have taken place in 1937 off Daytona Beach, Florida, in front of hundreds of witnesses; a check of the local papers revealed nothing.
- The legend of the Bermuda Triangle is a manufactured mystery, perpetuated by writers who either purposely or unknowingly made use of misconceptions, faulty reasoning, and sensationalism.
Sir Isaac Newton’s “death mask,” a mask “prepared shortly after his death to serve as a likeness for future sculptures.”
This “death mask” is deteriorating due to age, but thanks to a Microsoft Kinect, the digital recreation you see above will allow his visage to live on indefinitely. He would be impressed.
And then he would accuse you of witchcraft.
Pictures From T-86: Cassini’s Latest Flyby of Titan
“On September 26-27 Cassini executed its latest flyby of Titan, T-86, coming within 594 miles (956 km) of the cloud-covered moon in order to measure the effects of the Sun’s energy on its dense atmosphere and determine its variations at different altitudes.
The [first] image above was captured as Cassini approached Titan from its night side, traveling about 13,000 mph (5.9 km/s). It’s a color-composite made from three separate raw images acquired in red, green and blue visible light filters.
Titan’s upper-level hydrocarbon haze is easily visible as a blue-green “shell” above its orange-colored clouds.The haze is the result of UV light from the Sun breaking down nitrogen and methane in Titan’s atmosphere, forming hydrocarbons that rise up and collect at altitudes of 300-400 kilometers. The sea-green coloration is a denser photochemical layer that extends upwards from about 200 km altitude.”
uh…so that’s kind of awesome.