……………………………………August – 2018
Monthly Archives: August 2018
Jack and Tim – “The Lucky Ones”…
Collateral Damage of a Deeply Dysfunctional System: What Would Anthony Avalos Say?…
Paramotors: Icarus Trophy …
Date: August 31, 2018
01) I Hit A Tree And Broke My Paramotor – Icarus Trophy Day One
I Hit A Tree And Broke My Paramotor – Icarus Trophy Day One:
325 Miles In One Day On My Paramotor – Icarus Trophy Day Two:
“On the second day of the Icarus Trophy, near perfect weather and a tailwind up high allowed me to cover an insane amount of distance. On the first two legs, hypoxia was definitely a concern. By my third flight of the day, the air became very turbulent and thermally which proved to be my most difficult flight yet. Finally, I took a gamble and flew away from the recommended course to Jackpot, Nevada for the night.”
Crossing The Salt Flats On My Paramotor – Icarus Trophy Day Three:
“The third day of the Icarus Trophy was tough. I woke up feeling drained and sore but was presented with the sketchiest launch of the entire race. After leaving Jackpot, I was surprised with turbulent wind as I arrived in Wendover. The following flight was the most challenging of the entire race. The turbulence got so bad toward the end that I decided to land safely at a rest area. The final flight was a extremely beautiful but a race against the sun set. Luckily, Nephi airport had a courtesy car and I was rewarded with a nice meal at Wendy’s.”
Flying Into A Thunderstorm – Icarus Trophy Day Four:
“Day four was full of tough decisions. Just after crossing an incredible 11,000ft mountain range, I received a message warning the pilots about a 30 mile wide system with 42,000ft tops around the Monument Valley and Lake Powell area. The system was exactly in the direction I was headed and moving even closer throughout the day. Risky decision after risky decision led me all the way to Monticello Airport, which turned out to be the nicest FBO I had visited. Hot coffee, a courtesy car, and a big fluffy couch made a day of tough flying well worth it.”
I WON THE ICARUS TROPHY – Icarus Trophy Day Five:
“Before I started this race, I decided that I wanted to finish safely and to the best of my ability. I wasn’t too worried about beating the competitors and if I won, it would just be a bonus. This turned out to be the greatest adventure of my life. Dodging clouds by Missoula, eating meatloaf with a family in twin bridges, cruising at 11,000ft for over an hour, fueling up in ‘the middle of no where’, getting the worst sunburn of my life, crossing the salt flats, sleeping on a bathroom floor in Nephi, flying beside giant rock walls near Moab, fueling up among private jets in Page, and finally crossing the finish line at full speed downwind in Mesquite. It was truly an adventure I will remember for the rest of my life.”
…I’m not insane…[honest!…I’m not!]…So, I’m never going to actually do this…
…But, you have no idea how badly I want to.
Fox Host Shrugs Off 40% Of Americans Struggling To Meet Basic Needs…
Date: August 30, 2018
01) Fox Host Shrugs Off 40% Of Americans Struggling To Meet Basic Needs
“BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): And just to show there is work to be done, there’s another study out, I know it caught your attention too, that 40 percent of American families struggle to meet at least one basic need like food, clothing, skipping a meal. That bothers me. STUART VARNEY (FOX BUSINESS HOST): And medical. OK. Well, consider this: 40 percent of Americans say that they struggled to meet one basic need at least once in the past year. Struggled. They talk about food insecurity. If you struggle to put one meal on the table, then you are part of the 40 percent. What’s the word “struggle” really mean? We’ve all had a little tightness in the wallet every now and again, what does “struggle” actually mean? And another thing that people that had a hard time meeting is their medical bills. Do you want to blame Obamacare for that? We were supposed to have lower medical costs but we got higher medical costs…
Caught with Transgender Porn: Is Alex Jones Gay?…
Father discovers that his child is gay – Cute scene – Brazilian movie 2016…
Date: August 30, 2018
01) Father discovers that his child is gay – Cute scene – Brazilian movie 2016
| – M.A. Net
‘I Was Blinded By The Controversy’: Sally Mann Publishes An Excerpt From Her Forthcoming Memoir …
Date: August 30, 2018
01) ‘I Was Blinded By The Controversy’: Sally Mann Publishes An Excerpt From Her Forthcoming Memoir
“-Mann says that informed consent was crucial to the creation of this collection. In Woodward’s article, Mann actually explained that she initially intended to wait to publish the photos until her children had grown and could fully understand the implication of the photos. (Here is perhaps where her judgment faltered.) Her children disagreed with this decision; they encouraged her to publish the photos immediately, so she did.
“…the kids were visually sophisticated, involved in setting the scene, in producing the desired effects for the images and in editing them. When I was putting together ‘Immediate Family,’ I gave each child the pictures of themselves and asked them to remove those they didn’t want published.”
-For advice, Mann called the F.B.I.’s Kenneth Lanning, a former member of the behavioral science unit. His professional opinion:
“He said what I already knew: that some people would be aroused by these pictures. And then he said: ‘But they get aroused by shoes, too. I don’t think there is anything you can take a picture of that doesn’t arouse somebody.’”
This is worth reading…and I suspect, Sally’s memoir is worth owning a copy of.
How The Pederasty Cover-Up Will Make Civil War Within The Catholic Church…
Date: August 30, 2018
01) How The Pederasty Cover-Up Will Make Civil War Within The Catholic Church
“Since his election, Pope Francis has done everything within his power to soften and subvert the church’s teaching concerning human sexuality. He also packed the College of Cardinals with the Lavender Mafia.”
This is quite an interesting read.
Are Robotic Human Augmentations Possible?…
Date: August 29, 2018
01) Are Robotic Human Augmentations Possible?
“Will augs like in the video game Deus Ex ever be possible? Why or why not? If one day they are, what are the implications? We have a long way to go, and the more we try to control our system, the less we will have available to us in the future.
Darpa Research (mind controlled, robotic, prosthetic arm):
Great Perspective on Deus Ex (Ross’ Game Dungeon):