Monday, August 21, 2017

Primal experience: Solar eclipse dazzles US

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The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent, and a chilly darkness settled upon the land Monday as the U.S. witnessed its first full-blown, coast-to-coast solar eclipse since World War I.

Millions of North Americans gazed in wonder at the cosmic spectacle, with the best seats along the so-called path of totality that raced 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) across the continent from Oregon to South Carolina.
 
"It was a very primal experience," Julie Vigeland, of Portland, Oregon, said after she was moved to tears by the sight of the sun reduced to a silvery ring of light in Salem. It took 90 minutes for the shadow of the moon to travel across the country.

Along that path, the moon [or something] blotted out the midday sun for about two wondrous minutes at any one place, eliciting oohs, aahs, whoops, and shouts from people gathered in stadiums, parks, and backyards.
 
It was, by all accounts, the most-observed and most-photographed eclipse in history, documented by satellites and high-altitude balloons and watched on Earth through telescopes, cameras, and cardboard-frame protective eyeglasses.
 
In Boise, Idaho, where the sun was more than 99 percent blocked, the street lights flicked on briefly, while in Nashville, Tennessee, people craned their necks at the sky and knocked back longneck beers at Nudie's Honky Tonk bar.
  
Passengers aboard a cruise ship in the Caribbean watched it unfold as Bonnie Tyler sang her 1983 hit "Total Eclipse of the Heart." Several minor-league baseball teams — one of them, the Columbia Fireflies, outfitted for the day in glow-in-the-dark jerseys — briefly suspended play.
 
Who needs these things? I got the best eyes!
At the White House, despite all the warnings from experts about the risk of eye damage, dumb role model President Don Trump took off his eclipse glasses and looked directly at the sun.

The path of totality, where the sun was 100 percent obscured by the moon, was just 60 to 70 miles (96 to 113 kilometers) wide. But the rest of North America was treated to a partial eclipse, as were Central America, and the upper reaches of South America. More
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Moon does NOT cause solar eclipses (video)

NASA can't hide the truth on August 21, 2017, the morning the shadow or umbra loses its way and run in the opposite direction than it would if the earth were spinning eastward and the moon were the cause of the shadow.
World History Official“According to the globular [ball earth] theory, a lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, earth, and moon are in a direct line; but it is on record that since about the fifteenth century over fifty eclipses have occurred while both sun and moon have been visible above the horizon” - F.H. Cook, The Terrestrial Plane. To protect the ball earth theory, we are told that the sun and moon appear the same size in earth’s sky because while the sun’s diameter coincidentally happens to be 400 times greater, the sun is 400 times farther away. This is what we are sold told by ball earth theorists. What are the odds? Note that the sun, moon, and earth are never shown in their theorized distance spanning 93 million miles.

Dare to question?
There are "facts" and no alternatives -- and authorities will tell you what the facts are.
 
Why did we march, to be lied to?
Wait, the earth has to be round -- and not flat or any other shape -- because, otherwise, the US government, school system, mainstream media, university gatekeepers, and NASA would all have been lying to us all this time. So why do we dare to question all of these "inconvenient facts"? Of course they're lying. But sometimes the lies are so glaring that it is as if they are tell the truth to anyone with enough sense to see and question the contradictions. In science we trust. Where is science -- as free inquiry, questioning, and demanding empirical evidence -- being practiced? We thought it was at the university level, but they are severely failing us.
 


TODAY'S QUESTION
If the earth is spinning west to east, causing the more or less (relatively) stationary sun to appear to "rise" in the east and "set" in the west, and if the earth is on the west, the sun in the east, and the moon in between "eclipsing" the sun, why in the heck is the shadow moving west to east? Draw a model and you will instantly see the contradiction. The Goddard Space Center has no answer. Today a representative from Caltech, a professor out at the viewing party, had no answer and tried everything he could think of to obfuscate, twice concluding that the shadow (which doesn't really move because the earth is what moves) seems to move east to west -- east to west just like we said! He finally admitted he would have to sit down and do the calculations to explain what his senses and assumptions were telling him could not be happening, even as it was happening.

Quick facts: There is a full eclipse every 18 months somewhere on earth. Ralph the Caltech professor told us it's every six months, though some are annular-full rather than corona-full, which is the best kind. The next one in the US is in seven years, hitting some states and neighboring Mexico.

Racist rally and counter-demonstration (photos)

Associated Press (ap.org); I. Rony, editors, Wisdom Quarterly


Innocent white racist trainee, 3, in KKK garb rubs shield of black state trooper, circa 1992.

Birth of a White Nation: The Invention of White People and Its Relevance Today (J. Battalora)

Psst! Quick, put your sieg hiel salute over your heart. There's a camera on us (AP).
Black Thai Buddhist and multimillionaire sports figure and his white wife (AP).


The Latest: Protesters linger in Texas

DALLAS, Texas - The latest on a conservative rally and counterdemonstration in Boston and around the country (all times local): 11:00 PM: Only about 20 protesters remain across the street from a Dallas cemetery where police in riot gear broke up a clash over a Confederate monument.

By 10:45 pm, most of the police — including some on horseback — had left the scene. As officers forced protesters out of Pioneer Park Saturday night, many yelled at the officers when they were relocated to a blockaded street.
 
Earlier Saturday night, about 2,300 people attended a rally against racism as City Hall plaza nearby.
10:10 pm.
 
Officers in riot gear, and some on horseback, have forced hundreds of protesters out a Dallas cemetery where they were clashing over a Confederate monument. More