NASA: Not A Superstitious Agency?
The authors of the book Dark Moon: Apollo and the Whistle-Blowers, Mary Bennett and David Percy, think that Apollo 13, the failed mission that spawned the Ron Howard movie by the name, never left low earth orbit and that all the excitement was staged by NASA and the astronauts from inside a space capsule that really did contain astronauts.
That could well be the case, and those two certainly have the chops to make that case. I’ve long thought that all those launches in the period 1969-1972 served some purpose (except Apollo 11, which I think merely took off and dumped in the Atlantic). I do not know that purpose, and have speculated that it could have been a joint effort with the Soviets to install spy satellites and weaponry in space, later to be called “Star Wars”.
NASA, probably up to its eyeballs with Freemasons, was certainly superstitious. Here’s a short tract from Dark Moon:
The number 13 motif with its attended superstitious connotations was deliberately seeded into the original script. The date of departure from Houston was April 11, 1970. Liftoff was scheduled for 1:13 p.m. Houston time, which was 13:13 hours. The region where the ‘accident’ occurred – the equigravisphere which, as we shall see, is an all important factor in the Apollo missions – would be reached on Monday 13. We know of course that only means ‘the day of the Moon’.
A knowledgeable researcher in the field of electronics and stored gases informed us that: “the alleged explosion would have blown the CSM/LM combo to smithereens.”
… It is another coincidence, surely, that it was the unfortunate Jack Swigert, who was the switched astronaut who toggled the switch that caused the explosion and was, to boot, the 13th astronaut on the Apollo program.
The Monarchs are back!
The 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 migrations of Monarch butterflies were historically low, so much so that alarmists were saying that we would no longer have Monarch butterflies in the Western US. In fact, they said, the species is going extinct! Reports of that extinction, as the graph above shows, are greatly exaggerated. I do not know why the three years before were so low – well, it could be that the Covid nonsense had something to do with it, as California was especially harsh with its lockdown. Maybe people forgot to count.
Of course, the reasons given for the non-existent extinction were pesticides, habitat destruction, and climate change. The first two, habitat and pesticides are real enough, and a danger to all animal life. Climate change is just something they throw in, almost as if required. They don’t say how a changing climate is affecting butterfly populations, they don’t have to. It is ritualistic thinking.
However, with a rebound that now rests over 100x last year, I think it safe to say that climate change is helping the Monarchs. By the way, the counting goes on until December, so the count is 100x over last year at this time.
You cannot make this stuff up. A British startup company is marketing masks for cows. It’s not what you might think, that the masks would keep them safe from viruses, you know, like they do us. It is because cows exhale methane, a greenhouse gas.
As can be seen by this quote from Dr. Tom Sheahan, it is much ado about nothing. But here is how the moosks work:
“The 100-gram rubber masks with solar-powered fans are designed to direct the animals’ exhalations into a small chamber and then use chemical processes to convert methane into carbon dioxide.” (Emphasis added)
Wait a minute now. Isn’t carbon dioxide the boogeyman gas in all of this? And they want to make more of it?
Click here to read the article. I swear, that link will not take you to The Onion.
India reopening 100 coal mines
In terms of energy generation, compressed fuel is much better than fuel that is not – think of wood as being very inefficient, and coal incredibly efficient. That explains why climate alarmists support the burning of wood to generate electricity in Britain, and have slimed the coal industry as a huge source of pollution and greenhouse gases. And indeed, without scrubbers that filter out pollution, as in the USA and other developed countries, coal generation plants are a source of pollution. Carbon dioxide? Meh. Who cares. That’s just propaganda.
In the economic recovery that has ensued in the wake of the Covid nonsense, India is having trouble keeping up with electrical demand. As a result, they are turning to coal. This fills my heart with joy. India will no doubt, like China, clean up its act in terms of coal-fired pollution. But for right now, they need the energy, and solar and wind do not get it done.
Think of it this way: Fossil fuels are wealth generation tools. India is pulling itself out of poverty by their use. If confined to wind and solar, as much of Africa is, they will not escape poverty. It appears to me that climate alarmists know this, and want this. Their motives appear malevolent.
Paul Homewood wrote about this yesterday. Homewood, in case you are not familiar, is in the Links on this blog under the title Not A Lot of People Know That. I signed on to his daily emails months ago. His output is prolific. Read here about the India coal mine story.