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Re: Backtalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Xumbrarchist ·
http://psikeyhackr.livejournal.com/1500.html Xum
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Re: Example of How Right Wing Politicians Abuse Their Authority

Xumbrarchist ·
I can't figure out who is funnier Colbert or the Politicians. You would think that that even Republicans would not want politicians that stupid. But then you would expect politicians to know their constituents. This is actually scary. And then they talk about STEM education. Xum
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Re: How Corporations Corrupt Science at the Public's Expense

Xumbrarchist ·
Now that is truly hilarious. How do we expect to resolve complicated scientific problems when we cannot address simple ones? Is the Empire State Building 80 years old or not? The neutron had not even been discovered when the ESB was completed. There were no electronic computers when the ESB was designed. Don't all skyscrapers have to hold themselves up? Doesn't that mean more weight must be supported toward the bottom? Doesn't that mean there must be more steel toward the bottom? So why...
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Re: How Can We Ensure Transparency and Integrity at the Intersection of Science and Policy Making

Xumbrarchist ·
Our scientists have an integrity problem with 9/11. Is it OK for physicists to say NOTHING about a simple Newtonian Physics problem? Sure, no one can accuse them of lying if they say nothing. Xum
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Re: Zora Ball, First Grader, Becomes Youngest Person To Develop Mobile Game App

Kocolicious ·
Now that's what I'm TALKING about. Get on with your baaaaaad self But!
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Re: "Avatar" (denied the win for movie of the year), Africans and Racism: Some Brief Reflections on James Cameron’s Tale about White Supremacy

Kocolicious ·
Movies like that always have double meaning mainly because of the GUILT massa feels to what he has DONE to people of color. See? He can't write a story about his culture in that way cuz they have ALWAYS been the aggressor. So subconsciously he has to find a way to get it out otherwise he will go mad just like many before him. Similar to diabetes and hypertension that black people inherited from their slave ancestors as a result of the trek during the middle passage....white folks have passed...
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Re: South Carolina Christian School Fourth Grade Science Quiz

Xumbrarchist ·
Would I have flunked or told them the lies they want to hear? LOL Xum
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Re: South Carolina Christian School Fourth Grade Science Quiz

Xumbrarchist ·
I watched this on TV when I was in grade school: Journey to the Beginning of Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BohZrtpVVsU My teachers never discussed the subject. Xum PS - if you are selective the Internet is just SO COOL.
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Re: South Carolina Christian School Fourth Grade Science Quiz

Kocolicious ·
Now you KNOW that's a DAMN shame. I thought kids were learning about dinasours earlier than the 6th grade? And the test? Who in the hell wrote this crap? I also noticed the smiley face on the paper. 6th graders are pre-teens and teens usually they DON'T "do" smiley faces. That's for kindergarteners thru 3rd grade. I mean from my experience anyway. This test format is an insult to the school system throughout the nation. No wonder our children are failing miserbely[sp] and not able to...
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Re: South Carolina Christian School Fourth Grade Science Quiz

sunnubian ·
It's a private "Christian School". I really don't see any reason for even Christian/religious schools to teach inaccurate information about proven facts. [It's 4th grade] But it is also testament [no pun intended] to the fact that our public and private schools are all over the place when it comes to teaching our kids. The quality of education varies from state to state and from county to county within a given state and from city to city within given counties, along with gaping differences...
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Re: South Carolina Christian School Fourth Grade Science Quiz

Kocolicious ·
I dunno WHERE the hell I got 6th grade from. Too early in the morning probably. You're right my sista. The quality of education does varies and I'm concerned that the basic form of providing quality education is digressing. Used to be that teachers TAUGHT cuz they LOVED teaching. But now it seems that... that little bit of incentive doesn't matter anymore. And the thing is? That "need" to provide quality education hasn't changed as much as those who are doing the teaching. The standards are...
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Re: Tell Tech CEOs: Stop Selling Surveillance Software to the Government!

sunnubian ·
Bezos is going to be making billions on the racist oppression and terrorisism of Black people [and Brown people) in America. There is no way in freaking hell, anything like so-called "facial recognition" technology either can be accurate or even come close to being reliable; there are just too many variables for it to be anywhere reliable or accurate or fool-proof. This is going to get a lot of innocent Black people harrassed, terrorized, brutalized and railroaded by the police and sentenced...
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Re: Black Woman Makes History as First at UGA to Earn Ph.D. in Physics: ‘I’m an Anomaly, but Don’t Want to Be’

Norland ·
Damn, that's a brain bustin' subject. Congratulations Dr. Whitney Ingram.
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Re: Black Woman Makes History as First at UGA to Earn Ph.D. in Physics: ‘I’m an Anomaly, but Don’t Want to Be’

sunnubian ·
I know that's right! Though, I still have interest in it, although there's still a lot of it I don't understand, especially to the degree where they are taking it these days. : Simple Definition of physics : a science that deals with matter and energy and the way they act on each other in heat, light, electricity, and sound
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Backtalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson

sunnubian ·
Backtalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson by Alan Hughes Posted: November 28, 2011 Over the years, Backtalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson has become perhaps the most recognized scientist in the country. As the host of PBS’s NOVA scienceNOW , and a regular guest on popular shows such as Jeopardy! , The Daily Show with Jon Stewart , and The Colbert Report , the 53-year-old astrophysicist continues to bring his own brand of scientific enlightenment to the masses. Black Enterprise spoke with Tyson, the...
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Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

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He Walked Into A Segregated Library. He Wanted To Be An Astronaut

sunnubian ·
      A Librarian Tried To Have A Genius Little Boy Arrested. The Cops Reacted The Same Way You Would.   Adam Mordecai       Ronald McNair grew up in Lake City, S.C. He grew up to become an astronaut. He was on the...
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South Carolina Christian School Fourth Grade Science Quiz

sunnubian ·
gizmo59 Follow RSS Daily Kos member Profile Diaries   (list) Stream FRI APR 26, 2013 AT 02:28 PM PDT South Carolina Christian School Fourth Grade Science Quiz by gizmo59 Follow     Email   335 Comments / 335 New Via ...
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Example of How Right Wing Politicians Abuse Their Authority

sunnubian ·
The North Carolina State Senate recently approved a bill that prohibits the state from using scientific projections for sea level rise. The State House followed with a proposal of their own: they want to pass a five-year moratorium on all coastal planning that factors in sea level rise. This is scientific censorship pure and simple, and Forecast the Facts is helping North Carolinians push back. Stephen Colbert vs. North Carolina Politicians Earlier this month, the North Carolina State Senate...
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How Corporations Corrupt Science at the Public's Expense

sunnubian ·
How Corporations Corrupt Science at the Public's Expense Report looks at methods of corporate abuse, suggests steps toward reform Download: Heads They Win, Tails We Lose: Full Report | Heads They Win, Tails We Lose: Executive Summary Federal decision makers need access to the best available science in order to craft policies that protect our health, safety, and environment. Unfortunately, censorship of scientists and the manipulation, distortion, and suppression of scientific information...
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Frankenstorm

sunnubian ·
Frankenstorm: Has Climate Change Created A Monster? by ADAM FRANK October 28, 2012 1:10 PM Hurricane Sandy's huge cloud extends up to 2,000 miles based on a satellite image from Sunday. NASA GOES Project It was not a good year for people, weather and climate. The winter was strangely warm in many places and the summer ridiculously hot. As a large fraction of the country suffered through extreme or even extraordinary drought many folks naturally wondered, "Is this climate change?" Then along...
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Zora Ball, First Grader, Becomes Youngest Person To Develop Mobile Game App

sunnubian ·
Zora Ball, First Grader, Becomes Youngest Person To Develop Mobile Game App February 14, 2013 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff Young prodigy Zora Ball AFRICANGLOBE – At 7 years old, Zora Ball has become the youngest person to create a mobile video game. The app was unveiled at the FATE Bootstrap Expo, held at the University of Pennsylvania last month. Ball developed the game using programming language Bootstrap, which is usually taught to students between the...
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'Race' exhibit to open at Boston Museum of Science

sunnubian ·
'Race' exhibit to open at Boston Museum of Science BOSTON— One display shows photographs of people's faces and asks viewers to identify them by race. Another includes an interactive survey asking participants which nationalities they believe are classified as white. Another booth allows visitors to place their hands under a screen to determine how the their skin color compares with others. They're all part of an interactive, multimedia exhibit on race scheduled to run from Sunday through May...
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Science and Democracy in the United States: A Rich History

sunnubian ·
Science and Democracy in the United States: A Rich History Benjamin Franklin's kite experiment, immortalized in this Benjamin West painting, was only the most famous episode in his prolific career as a citizen-scientist. In America, science and democracy were forged together from the start. Benjamin Franklin experimenting with electricity in a lightning storm is an iconic image. But Franklin was not alone. Many of the nation’s founding fathers were citizen scientists. Like Franklin, Thomas...
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How Can We Ensure Transparency and Integrity at the Intersection of Science and Policy Making

sunnubian ·
How Can We Ensure Transparency and Integrity at the Intersection of Science and Policy Making Ask a Scientist - February 2013 This month, Senior Staff Writer Seth Shulman conducted a Q & A session with Francesca Grifo, UCS Senior Scientist and Science Policy Fellow, about best practices to ensure transparency and integrity at the intersection of science and policy making. SS : You and your team worked hard to get the Obama administration to implement stricter scientific integrity...
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The A to Z Guide to Political Interference in Science

sunnubian ·
The A to Z Guide to Political Interference in ScienceIn recent years, scientists who work for and advise the federal government have seen their work manipulated, suppressed, distorted, while agencies have systematically limited public and policy maker...
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Dr. Van Sertima's Blacks in Science

Yemaya ·
http://video.google.com/videop...VanSertima&hl=en What is beautiful about this although Dr. Van Sertima is gone, European scholars are now co-signing and acknowledging his work and the information put forward by him in the 1980's. Peace unto this great ancestor!
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Terrence Howard Considers Leaving Acting for Science – A Must Read

sunnubian ·
Terrence Howard Considers Leaving Acting for Science – A Must Read April 29, 2013 | Filed under: Featured , Headlines | Posted by: Editorial_Staff 363 Terrence Howard, a man of many talents AFRICANGLOBE – Terrence Howard has played almost every role in the book, from a bad guy robbing folks and a heroic hustling pimp to a war colonel and humble South African leader. But his real passion is founded in science. We all thought Terrence Howard was a bit too quirky to be an actor. The actor says...
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"Avatar" (denied the win for movie of the year), Africans and Racism: Some Brief Reflections on James Cameron’s Tale about White Supremacy

sunnubian ·
Options Questioneverything · 3,002 like this 7 hours ago · Friday, December 25, 2009 "Avatar" (denied the win for movie of the year), Africans and Racism: Some Brief Reflections on James Cameron’s Tale about White Supremacy "I’ve seen Avatar three times in the past five days. Suffice it to say that Hollywood rarely makes direct references to racism/white supremacy especially when it comes to African people. Avatar does it and does it well. I loved the film because it is one of Hollywood’s...
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Will 5 coins rewrite history?

sunnubian ·
Ancient African coins spark international treasure hunt Marc Lallanilla, LiveScience Facebook Twitter LinkedIn GooglePlus Email June 27, 2013 at 12:30 PM ET Reuters file A wooden fishing dhow lies near the ruins of an ancient fort on the shores of Kilwa Kisiwani in Tanzani in 2006. Can a handful of ancient African coins, discovered almost 70 years ago by a lone soldier on a remote island, rewrite history? A weathered, hand-drawn map, with an "X" marking the spot on the Australian island...
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2013 National Report Card: Most 4th and 8th graders lack basic math and science skills

sunnubian ·
2013 National Report Card: Most 4th and 8th graders lack basic math and science skills by Kimberly Hefling, Associated Press | November 7, 2013 at 2:08 PM Comments 2 Print A technician studies the result of an analysis (courtesy of Fotolia) Related Posts Are black students lacking basic skills? Washington DC public schools have biggest black-white achievement gap SAT scores remain stagnant for most, but better for blacks Are black male doctors becoming endangered? Race-based academic targets...
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Eleven-Year-Old’s Invention Keeps Livestock Safe

sunnubian ·
Eleven-Year-Old’s Invention Keeps Livestock Safe November 19, 2013 | Filed under: Africa | Posted by: Editorial_Staff 11 Inventor Richard Turere AFRICANGLOBE – Five flashlight bulbs, an old car battery and a solar panel were the only tools 11-year-old Richard Turere used to put together a system of lights that keeps his family’s cattle safe from lions. His simple invention costs less than $10 and it’s easy to install and maintain. It also works to prevent elephants from trampling people’s...
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Re: Terrence Howard Considers Leaving Acting for Science – A Must Read

Kocolicious ·
Maybe that explains he WEIRD self-destructive behavior. He's been fighting himself. And duh! We need MORE black scientists that will TELL the truth instead of trying to incite white supremacy as if blacks haven't contribute ANYTHING to humankind...cuz that's a lie. It is because of US that is blackfolks that modern society today is somewhat civilized. I said somewhat. Maybe homeboy's been strugglin with the mad man within. And for a while the mad man has been winning. But!
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Re: Terrence Howard Considers Leaving Acting for Science – A Must Read

Cholly ·
Good for him but i think that Howard's acting career also has some self inflicted wounds and a lot of enemies based on reports: Terrence Howard: Bill Cosby had me blackballed. Terrence Howard has come out and revealed some rather interesting and surprising information about the start of his acting career. Via Eurweb: Terrence Howard said he was so angry over being cut from a part in “The Cosby Show” that he confronted the program’s famous star to vent his frustration – only to find himself...
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Re: Terrence Howard Considers Leaving Acting for Science – A Must Read

Kocolicious ·
Terrance NEEDS to grow up. He has a temper. And doesn't give respect to those before him, How you gone tell a MAN old enough to be YOUR father..."I'm a man too?" That's not respect for a legend. He disrespected Oprah by talking about her large breasts...she played it down. But Terrance is a drama king. Ask both his wives. Maybe it's better for him to change careers. Maybe this is tellin him somethin. Maybe he needs to go and finish his degree.....he only needs a couple of units I hear. And...
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Re: 'Race' exhibit to open at Boston Museum of Science

Muhammad Cipher ·
The above statement is part of a larger problem (including but not limited to) of definition (who defines and on what basis is a given definition). Statements like the above are uttered frequently without any definition of race and too often include straw men perspectives on race (whether I agree with the perspective or not). ....and that's setting aside the weakness of the framework. For example: If one argues that there isn't any logical basis for "creativity", would you then conclude that...
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Re: Frankenstorm

Yemaya ·
According to Conservative Christian Evangelicals, there is no such thing as global warming. It was the hand of God.. lol the more they can give God the credit/blame the less responsibility THEY have to take.. Gotta love white folks. SMH
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Re: Frankenstorm

EbonyRose ·
Just last night on C-SPAN I was listening to the little call-in show they have .... and it was just INCREDIBLE .... AMAZING how many people on the Republican lines totally and completely refused the notion that climate change exists!! I mean .... I LITERALLY had my mouth open at the number of people who said it was a " government conspiracy to charge people more money" for energy!! Now ... I could almost go for the other excuses that they use - that it's just normal, historical weather...
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Re: Frankenstorm

sunnubian ·
Well, I don't think it's the government that charges you for electricity, natural gas, gasoline, or any other form of energy. So, if anyone has anything to gain by lying about climate change, it's Big Oil and all of its agents and representatives.
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Re: Frankenstorm

Xumbrarchist ·
The difference between weather and climate is a change in the probabilities. Under one set of climatic conditions the probability of a storm of a certain severity might be 5 times in 100 years. Under different climatic conditions 20 times in 100 years. But there would also be changes in other probabilities like record hot springs and summers. The bad thing is if that if the rise in CO2 is triggering this then not in hundreds of thousands of years has CO2 risen so fast. We are in a new...
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Re: Frankenstorm

Yemaya ·
What is missing on this Frankenstorm is that it has hit Nigeria, the Caribbean (Cuba, Haiti and DR) and heading back towards Nigeria/Western Africa. Why hadn't we heard anything about this on the news?? HHMMMM
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Jalil ·
Love it!
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Xumbrarchist ·
What I find really curious about Tyson is that he is the ONLY scientist I know of who admits to witnessing 9/11. He sent out a public email the next day. http://www.haydenplanetarium.o...he-horror-the-horror But like he says science ain't BLACK. It ain't White either. But 9/11 is definitely a science problem. But have young Black men gone to Iraq and Afghanistan and come back in boxes? So what should Black scientists be saying to us about the science of 9/11? The next curious thing is he has...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

sunnubian ·
All the other scientist that were brave enough to even question the truth of what the public was being told about 911 have been silenced. Since Neil DeGrasse Tyson has no intentions of being assassinated, being found dead from "an apparent heart attack" or "suicide", I guess he figures he's not going to stick his neck out for people who can't and won't save him if he does.
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Xumbrarchist ·
So we end up with this situation where a grade school physics problem doesn't get solved in 12 years. Every high school physics teacher should be able to point out how ridiculous this is. How many Black high school physics teachers are there in this country. I couldn't get a Black woman to hang a model of an SR-71 Blackbird over the science section in her book store. And sh admitted it would attract the attention of little boys. So as long as we think RACISM is actually more important than...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: So as long as we think RACISM is actually more important than SCIENCE talking about Black Power is nonsense. Wasn't it TECHNOLOGY that gave White people the POWER to take over the planet? Xum They Both are important. How well did Science serve our enslaved ancestors or our relatives who lived and died through jim crow and what science is out there that will keep a racist, deranged cop from bursting the testicle of a young Black male? Science cannot change...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Xumbrarchist ·
A gun in your hand is just as much science as a gun in the hand of the deranged cop. But my mother got all bent out of shape because my father had guns in the house. The funny thing is that many years later after the divorce she got a gun. Science is not some irrelevant abstraction. Understanding science also means comprehending when the White folks are trying to get you to go into debt for a car designed to become obsolete. I had an email exchange about planned obsolescence with Tyson some...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

sunnubian ·
In this political climate, they are only allowing "safe" or sold-out or self-hating Black people to be promoted, seen or heard.
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

Xumbrarchist ·
You may not know who I am or where I am but because I mostly use the same computer in one location I do not doubt that I can be found by those in power. But are we supposed to believe that "educated" negroes that understand physics could not buy wireless laptops from pawnshops and go to libraries and Internet cafes and distribute relevant knowledge of physics regarding 9/11 or any other subject without being tracked down? All of the arguing about trivia and lack of relevant knowledge...
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Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson- Discusses Race

sunnubian ·
Originally Posted by Xumbrarchist: You may not know who I am or where I am but because I mostly use the same computer in one location I do not doubt that I can be found by those in power. But are we supposed to believe that "educated" negroes that understand physics could not buy wireless laptops from pawnshops and go to libraries and Internet cafes and distribute relevant knowledge of physics regarding 9/11 or any other subject without being tracked down? All of the arguing about trivia and...
 
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