For the Science March-
1. The MOON DOES rotate on its axis, at the same rate it revolves around the earth due to mass concentrations (mass-cons) on the far side. Pick an infinite point and observe. Theory is that it protected earth from many asteroid hits, loading up the far side with more iron near the surface. FYI: The moon revolves around the Earth from the West to East (CCW from North Pole).

2. SALT does NOT significantly raise the boiling point of water (unless you mix it 1:1 or greater).

3. SPINACH does NOT have exceptionally high in iron. In the late 1800's a lab technician or reporter (still in question today) misplaced a decimal point, with published nutrition books and government documents still using those results today.

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zapdam 6 days 12 hours ago
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a teachable moment thank you glynn241, because so many people are burned out by the lunacy of this political moment and they are craving an escape.

Coalage3 6 days 5 hours ago
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I hope you don't expect any progressives to show up at this Science March. It has been shown on this forum that they only believe in science when it comes to climate change. As for everything else, not so much. I hope you won't be disappointed.

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zapdam 6 days 3 hours ago
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Coalage3 and right wingers reject ALL science

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DdC 6 days 1 hour ago
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The People's Climate Rally 2017
https://www.thomhartmann.com/users/ddc/blog/2017/03/peoples-climate-rall...

4 in 10 Americans Live in Places Where It Is Unhealthy for Them to Breathe
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/04/epa-budget-cuts-air-pollu...

Why Society’s Biggest Freeloaders Are at the Top
http://evonomics.com/no-wealth-isnt-created-top-devoured-rutger-bregman/

The People's Climate Rally 2017

The D.C. march for science will be the most wonderfully nerdy demonstration ever
Scientists are taking a cue from the Women's Marches and planning their own protests in Washington, D.C., and far beyond.

Environmental Activists Plan to March on Washington April 29

April 29: Climate March in Washington, D.C.
The Global Catholic

April 29, 2017. Let’s March
Jan 3, 2017

Join In
the Peoples Climate Movement
this April 29th in Washington, D.C.
and across the country
to stand up for our communities and climate.
J

Sister Marches
Can’t make it to DC?
Find a sister march that’s happening near you.

Everything we have struggled to move forward in the United States is in peril. Our loved ones feel under siege, and those in power in Washington are advancing a dark and dangerous vision of America that we know is untrue. To change everything, we need everyone.

Why we’re marching

On the 100th Day of the Trump Administration, we will be in the streets of Washington D.C. to show the world and our leaders that we will resist attacks on our people, our communities and our planet.

We will come together from across the United States to strengthen our movement. We will demonstrate our power and resistance at the gates of the White House. We will bring our solutions to the climate crisis and the problems that affect our communities to our leaders in Congress to demand action.

We March to:

* Advance solutions to the climate crisis [that are] rooted in racial, social and economic justice and committed to protecting front-line communities and workers.
* Protect our right to clean air, water, land, healthy communities and a world at peace.
* Immediately stop attacks on immigrants, communities of color, indigenous and tribal people and lands and workers.
* Ensure public funds and investments create good paying jobs that provide a family-sustaining wage and benefits and preserve workers’ rights, including the right to unionize.
* Fund investments in our communities, people and environment to transition to a new clean and renewable energy economy that works for all.
* Protect our basic rights to a free press, protest and free speech.

March with us on April 29th
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10,000 Scientists VS. The Bible

A Louisiana Town Plagued by Pollution
Shows Why Cuts to the EPA
Will Be Measured in Illnesses and Deaths

One of the most troubling ideas about climate change just found new evidence in its favor

The idea is that climate change doesn’t merely increase the overall likelihood of heat waves, say, or the volume of rainfall — it also changes the flow of weather itself. By altering massive planet-scale air patterns like the jet stream (pictured above), which flows in waves from west to east in the Northern Hemisphere, a warming planet causes our weather to become more stuck in place. This means that a given weather pattern, whatever it may be, may persist for longer, thus driving extreme droughts, heat waves, downpours and more.

This basic idea has sparked half a decade of criticism and debate, and at the cutting edge of research, scientists continue to grapple with it. And now, a new study once again reinforces one of its core aspects.

5 ways that Trump will try to eviscerate Obama’s climate policies on Tuesday

Publishing in Nature Scientific Reports, Michael Mann of Pennsylvania State University and a group of colleagues at research institutes in the United States, Germany and the Netherlands find that at least in the spring and summer, the large scale flow of the atmosphere is indeed changing in such a way as to cause weather to get stuck more often.

The study, its authors write, “adds to the weight of evidence for a human influence on the occurrence of devastating events such as the 2003 European heat wave, the 2010 Pakistan flood and Russian heat wave, the 2011 Texas heat wave and recent floods in Europe.”

But what does it mean for global warming to alter the jet stream? The basic ideas at play here get complicated fast. The study itself, for instance, refers to “quasi-resonant amplification (QRA) of synoptic-scale waves” as the key mechanism for how researchers believe this is happening — terminology sure to impart terror in nonscientists worldwide.
This animation shows changes in the polar jet stream from June 1, 2015 to July 31, 2015. The jet stream is approximated by crosses. The northerly shift of the jet stream may be linked to a warming arctic, and record melt of the Greenland ice sheet in 2015. (Marco Tedesco/Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)

On the other hand, some of this isn’t all that complicated. The Northern Hemisphere jet stream flows in a wavy pattern from west to east, driven by the rotation of the Earth and the difference in temperature between the equator and the North Pole. The flow is stronger when that temperature difference is large.

But when the Arctic warms up faster than the equator does — which is part of the fundamental definition of global warming, and which is already happening — the jet stream’s flow can become weakened and elongated. That’s when you can get the resultant weather extremes. continued

The White House calls climate change research a ‘waste.’ Actually, it’s required by law

The Arctic just set a grim new record for low levels of sea ice

Do You Live Near Toxic Waste? See 1,317 of the Most Polluted Spots in the U.S.
Hazardous waste sites are scattered all across the country, from a Brooklyn canal once surrounded by chemical plants to a shuttered garbage incineration facility in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

DdC's picture
DdC 6 days 1 hour ago
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Quote zapdam:Coalage3 and right wingers reject ALL science

He probably can't help it Zapdam.
All we can do is Pity the Fossil Fool.

Conservatives Have Larger 'Fear Centers' in Their Brains
Liberals have more gray matter in a part of the brain associated with understanding complexity, while the conservative brain is bigger in the section related to processing fear, said the study on Thursday in Current Biology.

British study shows conservatives' brains tend to have larger amygdalas, which responsible for primitive emotions.

At the same time, conservatives' brains were also found to have a smaller anterior cingulate -- the part of the brain responsible for courage and optimism.

Authoritarians and the Drug War by Pete Guither
Drug WarRant Saturday, February 17, 2007
I’ve just discovered the work of Bob Altemeyer, an Associate Professor of Psychology who has researched authoritarianism pretty much his entire life, and whose work provided much of the support for John Dean’s book Conservatives Without Conscience.

DdC's picture
DdC 6 days 2 min ago
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jeffro 5 days 22 hours ago
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@#2

Nonsense.

Legend 5 days 17 hours ago
#8

Interesting to compare Coalage3 and jeffro posts to DdC for quality of content.

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maodzedun 4 days 8 hours ago
#9

Short and useful facts about science! What I love, thanks

food near me

DdC's picture
DdC 4 days 8 min ago
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Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/bloomberg-world-leaders-ignore-trump-...
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg waves after speaking to delegates during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The former New York City mayor addressed his intensifying focus on climate change on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in an email interview with The Associated Press. Bloomberg said he wants to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions.

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gumball 3 days 2 hours ago
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I wonder how many pro GMO signs were at the marches?

http://allianceforscience.cornell.edu/blog/mark-lynas/gmo-safety-debate-...

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gumball 3 days 2 hours ago
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Quote glynn241:

3. SPINACH does NOT have exceptionally high in iron. In the late 1800's a lab technician or reporter (still in question today) misplaced a decimal point, with published nutrition books and government documents still using those results today.

The misplaced decimal story itself is a myth.....and what government documents are still using the wrong number?

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/who-will-debunk-the-debunkers/

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Dianereynolds 2 days 21 hours ago
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I marched for science this weekend. Studied the ballistic effects of a 55gr. vs. 77gr. .556 at 100, 200, and 300 Yds.

I marched downrange to check the targets a dozen times or more.

Left my vagina hat at home.

Legend 2 days 19 hours ago
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Quote Dianereynolds:

I marched for science this weekend. Studied the ballistic effects of a 55gr. vs. 77gr. .556 at 100, 200, and 300 Yds.

I marched downrange to check the targets a dozen times or more.

Left my vagina hat at home.

Lot of IQ in that post????

DdC's picture
DdC 2 days 16 hours ago
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Quote Legend: Lot of IQ in that post????

Remember Legend,
Pity the Fossil Fools.

Poverty can lower your IQ,
Almost All Rural Whites are In Poverty

But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves. Jude 1:10

‘Science not silence’: Thousands rally in New York to take aim at ‘alternative facts’

Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg waves after speaking to delegates during the third day session of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The former New York City mayor addressed his intensifying focus on climate change on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in an email interview with The Associated Press. Bloomberg said he wants to help save an international agreement to reduce carbon emissions.

Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study
The industry’s request comes after EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced last month he was reversing an Obama-era effort to bar the use of Dow’s chlorpyrifos pesticide on food after recent peer-reviewed studies found that even tiny levels of exposure could hinder the development of children’s brains.

As a result, traces of the chemical are commonly found in sources of drinking water. A 2012 study at the University of California at Berkeley found that 87 percent of umbilical-cord blood samples tested from newborn babies contained detectable levels of chlorpyrifos.

Dow, which spent more than $13.6 million on lobbying in 2016

Dow’s chief executive was at Trump’s side.

“Andrew, I would like to thank you for initially getting the group together and for the fantastic job you’ve done,”

any suggestion that the company’s $1 million donation to Trump’s inaugural committee was intended to help influence regulatory decisions made by the new administration is “completely off the mark.”

Diet sodas may be tied to stroke, dementia risk
and CO2 adding to Global Warming

DeSmog
Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science

Polluter Watch

OpenSecrets
ExxonMobil Corp. is one of the world's biggest energy companies, involved in virtually every segment of the energy sector from coal mining and electricity to the production, exploration and marketing of oil and gas.

Monsanto Manipulates Science to Make Roundup Appear Safe
Unsealed court documents demonstrate Monsanto’s strategy for twisting the science surrounding Roundup.

Google
Is Monsanto manipulating the EPA's science?

New reports show that Monsanto recruited and paid scientists to sign their names on reports saying glyphosate -- a.k.a. Roundup® -- is safe. And it worked with a top EPA official to back it up.

This shows that Monsanto is pulling out all of the stops to protect the billions of dollars it rakes in from its butterfly-killing pesticide.

Tell Congress: Investigate Monsanto’s dirty dealings with the EPA!

The science is clear. Roundup® is terrible for people and the planet. It’s used to douse our food, including common crops like soy and wheat. This toxic pesticide is ending up on our plates and in our bodies.

What’s more, Roundup® is linked to monarch butterfly declines. Roundup® wipes out milkweed -- the only food young monarchs eat.

In the past 20 years, monarchs have declined 90 percent while glyphosate use has increased 20-fold. Now, monarchs are on the brink of extinction.

But Monsanto rakes in $5 billion every year in profits from Roundup®. So despite the damage it can do to the environment and peoples’ health, the company is willing to do anything to prevent the EPA from acting to reduce its use.

If EPA scientists are working with Monsanto, we need Congress to step in. Congress can hold the EPA accountable. But your Representatives need to hear from you to make that happen!

Tell Congress: Investigate Monsanto's collusion with the EPA on Roundup®.

Right after these reports of collusion came out, the EPA released a report about glyphosate. The report indicated disagreement on whether glyphosate is linked to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

But given that Monsanto was meddling, how can we tell whether that disagreement is based on science or whether it’s based on Monsanto’s agenda?

We can’t let a giant chemical company manipulate our government officials like this. We need to send the message to the EPA that it can’t put Monsanto’s profits ahead of human health and the environment.

Tell Congress: Investigate

EPA chief admits climate change is real.

Center for Health, Environment & Justice
http://chej.org/

Living near radioactive dump,
smoldering landfill, some in Missouri town want buyouts.

Doctors found the first tumors in Christen Commuso’s ovaries in 2012. Before long, more turned up in her gall bladder, thyroid and adrenal glands. Lesions appeared on her liver. While [...]

Love Canal
Our story began in Love Canal, NY, where Lois Gibbs led her neighbors to be protected from 20,000 tons of hazardous waste buried in their backyards. Love Canal was national news and the catalyst for the federal Superfund program.

Armed with lessons about the power of organizing, education and the bold voice of local residents defending their families, Lois launched CHEJ in 1981. We’ve been fighting for a healthier environment ever since.

Sign the Petition

Don't let Trump's budget
destroy the Superfund Program or the EPA

I can tell you from firsthand experience that living in a toxic environment, with little hope of getting out, is a family's worst nightmare. More than 20,000 tons of chemical wastes were buried in my community—the Love Canal neighborhood within Niagara Falls, NY—causing disease and painful illness.

As Congress returns back to work, their top priority will be to pass a budget to avoid government shutdown before the end of this month. And Trump's proposed budget includes terrifying cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Will you sign and share my petition calling on Congress to denounce Trump's budget and to not destroy the EPA?

You must not let Trump's budget destroy the EPA or the Superfund program. No person deserves to live in a toxic nightmare.

I lived at Love Canal—which was the catalyst for the national EPA Superfund program—with my two small children.3 My daughter had a rare blood disease, and my son suffered from many medical problems, including liver disease, asthma, and epilepsy. Our house was worthless and our American dream taken away through no fault of our own.4

Will you sign my petition to make sure the Superfund program isn't eliminated in the 2018 budget?

I am also old enough to remember the black smoke of the steel mills, the rivers catching fire, and sickness and death in communities that surrounded the factories. The magnitude of cuts suggested by this administration will take America back decades.

There is no gentle way to state the obvious: Donald Trump's priority is corporations over people, children, and the planet. These cuts will gut the agency removing protections for American families.

We cannot let this happen. Join me by signing my petition telling Congress not to destroy the EPA or eliminate the Superfund program. Click here to sign.

Cuts in the EPA budget mean no one is watching the polluters. No one will be there to make the polluters pay for cleanup and the costs of sick children from with asthma, cancer, birth defects, and so much more.

Rather than weakening the EPA and environmental protections, we should be strengthening rules to protect communities from the impacts of factory farms, fossil fuel production and use, and other pollution sources, and we should be working to ensure all people have access to clean water, safe food, and a livable climate.
—Lois Gibbs, Center for Health, Environment & Justice + People's Action

Sources:

1. "Love Canal and the Poisoning of America," The Atlantic, December 1979
"https://act.moveon.org/go/8985?t=7&akid=180928.25194802.C1v4rV

2. "EPA hit hardest as Trump budget targets regulations," Reuters, March 16, 2017
http://act.moveon.org/go/8987?t=9&akid=180928.25194802.C1v4rV

3. "Love Canal and the Poisoning of America," The Atlantic, December 1979
"https://act.moveon.org/go/8985?t=11&akid=180928.25194802.C1v4rV

4. "Love Canal: My Story," SUNY Press, June 30, 1982

Profits over People. Just pick a topic.

Ignorant Jeff Excluding the National Commission on Forensic Science

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Are We Watching The End Of A Free Press?

Just a few months after Donald Trump told us all how much he loved Wikileaks, his Justice Department wants to arrest its founder - Julian Assange.

No matter what you think about Wikileaks or Assange - this is a serious threat to the freedom of the press.