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Towlie's Journal
Towlie's Journal
June 11, 2020

NBA revises foul criteria after learning that one can fall harder than pushed.

Thanks to an alert from physics professor Donald Trump, basketball replays will now be examined to determine when players attempt to deceive officials by falling harder than they were pushed. Special video analysis software will measure downward acceleration due to gravity and detect rates in excess of 9.8 meters per second per second.

“Buffalo protester shoved by Police could be an ANTIFA provocateur. 75 year old Martin Gugino was pushed away after appearing to scan police communications in order to black out the equipment. @OANN I watched, he fell harder than was pushed. Was aiming scanner. Could be a set up?”
June 7, 2020

Update to my suggestion that Google Maps update 16th St. north of Lafayette Square & White House.

My previous post: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213549290

In Google Satellite View, 16th Street is now labeled "Black Lives Matter Plz NW". You may have to zoom the image in or out with your mouse wheel to get the new name to show up.

The images haven't been updated yet but I'm betting they will be soon.

May 28, 2020

The universe's 'missing matter' problem has finally been solved!


When Jean-Pierre Macquart arrived home from work one night in 2019, he was buzzing with excitement. He'd just helped solve a decades-old cosmic mystery with the help of a team of international astronomers. He couldn't wait to tell his wife.


Within minutes, he was wrangling [his] two children, ages two and four, and taking to the kitchen, helping his wife with the cooking...

The critical information missing from this article is whether his children's ages were two and four during that night in 2019, or that's their ages today. There's also no mention of what they were cooking! I feel I won't completely understand this dramatic breakthrough in cosmology until I know these things.

Seriously, I hate "science" articles like this that try to be more about people than their discoveries. I immediately become skeptical that the writer even understands the subject.
May 12, 2020

I am reminded of a quote from Jaws.


Mayor Vaughn: I don't think either one of you are familiar with our problems.

Hooper: I think that I am familiar with the fact that you are going to ignore this particular problem until it swims up and BITES YOU ON THE ASS!

I think Jaws just bit Trump on the ass.
May 6, 2020

Arizona health department tells university COVID-19 modeling team to stop work, limits data access

The governor has made up his mind so don't let anyone confuse him with the facts.


The Arizona Department of Health Services told a team of university experts working on COVID-19 modeling to "pause" its work, an email from a department leader shows.

The modeling team of about two dozen professors at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona was compiling the most robust public model in Arizona of COVID-19.

The email, from DHS bureau chief of public health statistics S. Robert Bailey, came on Monday evening, after Gov. Doug Ducey announced plans to begin easing social distancing in the coming days.


May 1, 2020

Women never lie!

... or at least not the ones with the pointed ears.

May 1, 2020

Shades of Joseph McCarthy!

"I have here in my hand ... a list of names..." - Joseph McCarthy

Trump contradicts US intel community by claiming he's seen evidence coronavirus originated in Chinese lab

"Yes, I have," Trump said when asked whether he's seen evidence that would suggest the virus originated in the lab. Later, asked why he was confident in that assessment, Trump demurred.
"I can't tell you that. I'm not allowed to tell you that," he said.

And beside sounding like McCarthy, since when has Trump ever admitted that anyone can say what he isn't allowed to do?

April 30, 2020

This news of Trump freaking out about losing to Joe Biden reminds me of that scene in Der Untergang.

You know the scene, featured in most of the "Hitler is informed that..." YouTube videos with rewritten subtitles.

If you've seen Der Untergang with its original subtitles (or you understand German) then you know that in that scene Hitler was informed by his subordinates that he was losing the war, upon which he responded by throwing a temper tantrum, screaming, yelling, and blaming everyone but himself.

When you watch that it's impossible to resist picturing Trump in place of Hitler, acting essentially the same way.

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