Missouri River Navigation
I would like to see the Special Interest Groups in Washington and elsewhere butt out of the Corp of Engineers operation of our navigable rivers, especially the Missouri River. It is a known fact that barge traffic provides the most economical transportation avaiable today, and has always been a boon to moving grain and other commodities up and down the rivers. The recent actions involving the cutting of dikes and opening the Mo. River back up to run wide and free has pretty much destroyed the barge transportation industry here in the mid-west, causing more and more trucking and rail shipping which in turn is less economical and is more fuel dependent. Moreover, it is causing the river to become more flood prone as well.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face"
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
Bernardo Kastrup proposes a new ontology he calls “idealism” built on panpsychism, the idea that everything in the universe contains consciousness. He solves problems with this philosophy by adding a new suggestion: The universal mind has dissociative identity disorder.
There’s a reason they call it the “hard problem.” Consciousness: Where is it? What is it? No one single perspective seems to be able to answer all the questions we have about consciousness. Now Bernardo Kastrup thinks he’s found one. He calls his ontology idealism, and according to idealism, all of us and all we perceive are manifestations of something very much like a cosmic-scale dissociative identity disorder (DID). He suggests there’s an all-encompassing universe-wide consciousness, it has multiple personalities, and we’re them.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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