The Human Thermometer
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Jun 7, 2017 - 9:50am
The Human Thermometer

  In this article, I explore the curiosity of the human thermometer.  What is a human thermometer?  A human thermometer can detect minute changes in temperature over days, months, years, and even decades.  It is a remarkable feat even for modern instrumentation.Let's explore just how special they are.  Weather forecasters give us two temperatures, one the actual temperature and the other, what the temperature feels like to us.  What it feels like is dependent on wind speed and humidity.  What feels like 85 degrees in Denver might feel like 95 degrees in Shanghai with all its humidity.  Human thermometers sense only one temperature.  They are immune to the effects of wind and humidity.Our precise instrumentation must be calibrated from time to time.  Human thermom…

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  • - Jun 10, 2017 - 3:44pm
  • - by Leroy
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Patriotic Millionaires

Finally a really good news story.  A bunch of very wealthy people, almost all millionaires have decided the economic path of the US is not good and not sustainable.  They believe that a strong middle class along social mobility which helps the poor move into the middle class and can make m…

Jun 16, 2017 - 10:29am
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  • - Jun 24, 2017 - 1:41am
  • - by John G
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Too Big to Fail Again

Illinois is the latest financial crisis.  Speculation is that it will file for bankruptcy, even though it is not possible without congressional approval.  Congress granted Puerto Rico authority to file for bankruptcy.  Why not Illinois?  Why does it matter?Illinois is…

Jun 21, 2017 - 11:29am
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  • - Jun 26, 2017 - 3:47pm
  • - by Leroy
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TUBE’S SESSIONS IN SESSIONS

  TUBE’S SESSIONS IN SESSIONS OK! Tubularsock will admit this right up front. Jeff Sessions reminds Tubularsock of a child molester and then again when he is with his wife …. dominatrix comes to mind!   Now, of course, that is not to say that they have anything to do with eit…

Jun 16, 2017 - 3:31pm
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Truth vs. The United States of America

  Those of us who are Awakened from The Matrix are concerned that there are no checks on Washington’s use of nuclear weapons in the interest of US hegemony over the world.   Washington and Israel are the threats to peace. Washington demands world hegemony, and Israel demands hegemony…

May 29, 2017 - 4:00pm
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Paris Accord
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Paris Accord

With Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Accord--called a treaty everywhere else--I expected to see the gnashing of teeth and the rending of clothing here on WB.  But, alas, I am disappointed.  The collective heads of the world leaders have exploded.  It is the day, according to them, t…

Jun 2, 2017 - 9:08am
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  • - Jun 26, 2017 - 5:56pm
  • - by Leroy
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Bill Maher and the

  There has been a rather ridiculous argument as of late for firing Bill Maher for his recent use of the "n-word" on his HBO television show. I say ridiculous because it stinks of hypocrisy in the light of the endless acceptance of use of said word by black rappers in daily life. As I see it ei…

Jun 5, 2017 - 6:36pm
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DEAR USA

  Dear USA.   Remember when you were an ideal for the world ? I do remember, back in the Seventies. My parents who have been young in the Fifties, were big fans of you. You brought us the washing machine and the dryer for everybody (sorry, the Germans were faster with the Volkswagen, but …

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:32pm
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Make! America! Great! Again!

Let's make America Great! How do we do that? First, let's piss off every ally we've had for the past 75 years by insisting they all are out to rob us blind, and they don't have the guts to fight terrorism the way we do. Next, let's make it way harder for others to come to the US by implementing half…

Jun 8, 2017 - 9:58am
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  • - Jun 17, 2017 - 6:33pm
  • - by John G
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Professional courtesy… anoxymoron?

When I arrived in Canada in 1975, my first priority was very clear. I needed an income… and fast! I pursued all the obvious channels, by introducing myself to employment agencies, and sending off many resumes.   The response to the resumes was my first disappointment with Canada! I would…

Jun 20, 2017 - 12:34pm
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Letter To The Judges

I am sharing a letter to a religious family member.  I struggle constantly with a malady of the religious conservative . . . those that are prone to judge.  Of course, I see the same diseased religion on the left that bases their judgment on skin tone or sex.   --------…

Jun 21, 2017 - 3:17pm
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The Disabled..Good Targets for Assault in DC?

  Pic from a twitter friend Miriam @ABC..used by permission.   There are a few interesting things going on In politics right now that really aren’t making the news cycle yet. One is a past history story that will predictably become a larger story in the near future.  Ive been w…

Jun 22, 2017 - 7:37pm
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Is Religion defunct in this modern day and age?

  The three Abrahamic religions started up way back in the dawn of time – in a time of medieval ignorance. Judaism has its roots 3000 years ago. Christianity 2000 years ago. Islam 1500 years ago. They originated in nomadic tribes of Arabs in a small area of the Middle East renowned for it…

Jun 23, 2017 - 7:09pm
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People are Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired.

People, lots of people are finally waking up to the Fact that the Standard American Diet is killing them!  Addicted to fast, processed food with little nutritional value they are realizing that this crap is causing most of the lifestyle disease (cancer, heart disease, diabetes) and costing them…

Jun 16, 2017 - 4:14pm
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  • - Jun 22, 2017 - 3:28pm
  • - by Donna
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RELIGIOUS PEOPLE ARE EGOISTS !

  PROVOCATION ! SCREAM !   Why do I say that ? I don't want to insult anybody who believes in the old guy in the sky, Don't I....well....probably I do. Not insult, but well, give them a slap to the forehead for their arrogance to know the "truth".   Why ?     Because I simp…

Jun 8, 2017 - 4:00am
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Good Luck With Amazon, Whole Foods

Amazon has taken over Whole Foods. There is the lack of transparency in Amazon, and it is deliberate. Let’s first note that it is unethical (not to mention illegal) to restrict the free speech of employees when they are not on the clock. Of course, the media has to respect the firm in question…

Jun 18, 2017 - 1:47pm
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Let's make the country great (again)

It seems that every time a politician wants to appeal to a certain section of the electorate he starts to prate on about "Let's make the country great again".   Over the years we have heard this many times, from many politicians.  So I think it is a statement that is worth thinking about. …

Jun 24, 2017 - 10:03am
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Pop Quiz, Hotshot! What Would You Do?

 * Picture credit: found on and copied from www.defensemedianetwork.com   “My momma told me there’d be days like this”, sang Van Morrison. Just before I got out of the car, my father told me “where you’re going, there will people who are not as knowledgeable …

Jun 4, 2017 - 4:49am
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The Big Game
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The Big Game

Today is the much-anticipated .  It is a chance once again for Mexico to prove that it is a world power.  Earlier this year, Mexico defeated the American team by tricking it into forming a unity wall.  The Mexicans were able to sneak across at will.  Trump tweeted, "We let them …

Jun 11, 2017 - 11:22am
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Einstein was a Fraud!

    “The main reason Einstein was chosen to be the ambassador of physics is because he was Jewish and it would have be considered racist to criticize any of his theories. This is how the system uses political correctness to protect corrupt and deviate theories and ideas. Einstein …

Jun 23, 2017 - 3:18am
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TRUMP NON-FAKEISH NEWS

TRUMP NON-FAKEISH NEWS     Now who can you trust with your news information in today's ALTURNUT news? Well there is ONLY ONE clears source! Why not go to the BOTTOM OF THE BARREL where all news ends up in a brine of truth that ONLY the Tubularsock Unbiased News Service can interpret for…

Jun 4, 2017 - 12:18pm
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A Tragedy with a Possible Promise ofHope

This morning, a senseless act of violence occurred at a baseball practice in Virginia.   House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, was shot in the hip, along with gun shot wounds suffered by:   Zachary Barth, a member of Rep. Roger Williams staff.   Matt Mika, a lobbyist for Tyson Foods. &…

Jun 17, 2017 - 6:18pm
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Trump Eats Baby for Breakfast

The Trouble with Unnamed Sources     While the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has shuttered its doors, the three-ring circus is alive and well in Washington DC. Where once we might hear from the President of the United States or have a political scandal a few times a year at…

May 31, 2017 - 7:39am
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