Sunday, October 2, 2016

The Sunday Edition (.022)

He doesn't even read Russian, but I do.
He's reading a special underground Russian
paper edition of the North Texas Drifter.
Very rare.
Good Sunday, everyone! October is here and the season is changing. That could be code language. There was an overload of news this week so as usual, we'll just hit the highlights.

• It seems self-evident, but scientists now say that dolphins speak to one another in conversations.

Oh, we've known for decades that the dolphins had an advanced form of communication that used distinctive clicks and whistles to show states of mind, like whether they are excited, happy, stressed or perhaps separated from the group.

But now they say dolphins alter the volume and frequency of pulsed clicks to form individual words which they string together into sentences in much the same way that humans speak. To which I would reply, how else would you do it?

Researchers at the Karadag Nature Reserve, in Feodosia, Ukraine, recorded two Black Sea bottlenose dolphins, called Yasha and Yana, talking to each other in a pool. They found each dolphin first listened to a sentence of pulses without interruption before replying. More here.

I wonder why some grad student has not already done this? As a matter of fact, I am a little surprised we're not all walking around speaking dolphinese. I think I'm turning dolphinese, I really think so.

• Pundits say the Democrats and the globalists will do anything to hold on to the reigns of power, including election fraud, lying, cheating, and murder. It's an important election and the end of freedom isn't going to go away quietly. It looks more and more that a civil war is what it will take to break the progressive grip our masters have upon us. Elections can be (and are) fixed. That is why maniacs run the show.

A United Nations advisory group of -- yep, you guessed it -- lawyers suggested this week that it's time the American government ponied up with reparations to black people. I kid you not. If it ever gets pushed through, then I'll start a movement to compensate all Vietnam veterans for fighting in an unjust war. And compensation for orphans too. And video game addicts. And everybody under five feet, four inches. And people who can't do long division.

• Tyson Foods Inc., known for their frozen chicken treats, is recalling 132,520 pounds of fully cooked chicken nuggets because they have been contaminated with hard plastic.

Food officials say that this is a Class I recall, where even the slightest exposure to the food might cause serious, adverse health consequences or death. The health risk is considered high.

This is NOT one of the pieces of plastic in question.
This is er... something else.
The Panko Chicken Nuggets items were made on July 18 of this year and are sold at Costco Wholesale stores nationwide, federal food officials say.

The products affected are the 5-lb. and 20-lb. bags of the Panko Chicken Nuggets. The 5-lb. bag has a 'best if used by' date of July 18, 2017.

The bulk package of 20 lbs. was sent to a single wholesale company in Pennsylvania.

Tyson foods told federal officials that the plastic inside the chicken ranges in size from 21mm to 6.5mm in diameter and may have come from a round, hard plastic rod. Every one of Tyson's products passes through a metal detector, but that wouldn't catch a plastic rod.

So far, no one has been hurt.

• Speaking of Tyson, Tyson Fury, the new heavyweight boxing champion, has been found to be full of drugs, particularly cocaine, and the relevant boxing organizations are mulling over the notion to take away the championship results. There you go. Take some coke, feel like a million dollars and beat up somebody.

• Will wonders never cease? The US Senate voted 97-1 to override President Barack Obama’s veto of the bill that would allow Americans to potentially sue Saudi Arabia for 9/11. This is the first veto override during the Obama presidency.

Obama vetoed the bill last week, explaining that the “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act” (JASTA) would erode the doctrine of sovereign immunity and expose the US to lawsuits around the world.JASTA, which passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate, allows US judges to waive sovereign immunity claims when dealing with acts of terrorism committed on American soil – potentially allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia over the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Fifteen of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudi nationals.

• The universe, it turns out, looks the same in every direction.

Of course, this isn't true on a "small scale" — the stars, galaxies, dark matter and interstellar gas that fill the universe are strewn about and clumped together in unique ways. But on a much size scale encompassing the entire universe, new research shows the cosmic landscape doesn't have any preferred direction — there's no axis of spin like the Earth, no massive asymmetries that would orient a cosmic traveler.

The new study appears to be the most in-depth attempt to answer this question, which confirms a long-held assumption in physics. In addition, it touches on the idea that Earth does not occupy a special place in the universe by showing that not only is no preferred location in the universe, there is no preferred direction.

• Rice University chemists who developed a unique form of graphene have found a way to embed metallic nanoparticles that turn the material into a useful catalyst for fuel cells and other applications.

Laser-induced graphene, created by the Rice lab of chemist James Tour last year, is a flexible film with a surface of porous graphene made by exposing a common plastic known as polyimide to a commercial laser-scribing beam. The researchers have now found a way to enhance the product with reactive metals.

The research appears this month in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Nano.

• I am no fan of Sean Hannity, but on his Wednesday program, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai (R) stated that the plan to “essentially give up the US oversight role…of the Internet” to ICANN is something that should worry anyone who cherishes “free expression, and free speech rights generally,” and could potentially cede oversight of the Internet to “foreign governments who might not share our values.” He further stated that such a move is “irreversible.”

Pai said, “This proposal is to essentially give up the US oversight role that it’s had for the last 20 years, basically for the entire commercial lifespan of the Internet to a company called ICANN, which is an international organization, which includes a number of foreign countries. And, it’s an unprecedented move, and one that, as Mr. DeMint pointed out, is irreversible. Once we give up this oversight role, we can’t get it back.”

He added that Internet oversight is a case of, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Pai further stated, “[I]f you cherish free expression, and free speech rights generally, you should be worried, I think, when there’s — this oversight role’s going to be ceded to potentially, foreign governments who might not share our values.”

Despite such feelings, it is, as they say, a done deal. My idea is that some American with too much money should begin building a new internet apart from the old and then what difference will it make?

• Looks like Hillary may have cheated (big time, again) at the recent presidential debate. There has been much speculation about the electronics stashed in Hillary's podium. Don't take my word for it. Look it up for yourself.

• Here's another one on Hillary. If elected, she will bring in millions more new immigrants in her first term. They're calling it the Great Migration now rather than what it is -- that is, creating refugees from countries that are being destroyed elsewhere in the name of terrorism.

Hey! Consider yourself informed and thanks for reading the North Texas Drifter Sunday Edition!

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