Random, and yet a long time coming

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Well, in a way this is somewhat random. And yet, it has been a long time coming I suppose. In recent years (mostly the last year and a half), I have been getting a lot of my news from alternative sources like, youtube, podcasts, and other none-mainstream news outlets. As a result, I have been listening to a few podcasts at work. And I have decided that perhaps this is something I could get into doing.

I am officially going to be starting a podcast.

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The thing that finally tipped me over the edge and prompted me to take the leap has been a few things. One, a large percentage of what I post on this site is perspective based outlooks on current events in either the space and science arena or the geopolitical world. I tend to lean toward having a view based on my stance as a Christian. With that, the other thing that prompted this decision is the fact that a few major things happened in the science world this last week that I was surprised to find no one else touching on in the alternative outlets.

Two examples of what I am talking about would be the earth footage licensure of 1992, and the AADHAR refutation update.

With that, the podcast will mostly be a reflective podcast that highlights current events in the world from the perspective of an Enclosed Cosmology, Young Earth Creationist, Protestant Christian that prefers the KJV bible. Obviously, the podcast will be called “I Must be Ignorant”, or something to that effect.

After all, it is a fitting title, considering the host… right?

I am not sure when this thing will take off or how often I will post to it, but currently the goal would be for it to become a biweekly podcast on current events. I had a friend from church line me out with the right editing software along with mic and accessories. At this point I am just waiting on the mic and stuff to come in the mail. In the meantime I plan to hash out an intro among other things.

 

Illegal to post footage of earth from space?

According to SpaceX, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently told the company to apply for a license for its cameras equipped to the rocket. A federal law passed in 1992 requires commercial spacecraft taking images or video of Earth to have this license, but it’s an unusual demand considering SpaceX and other private space companies have already streamed footage of Earth from orbit a number of times before. Plus, the NOAA is typically preoccupied with studying the climate rather than monitoring commercial satellites. So what gives? One theory is that SpaceX’s high-profile launch of “Starman” in CEO Elon Musk’s Tesla this February could have caught the NOAA’s eye.

You know… I can’t help but wonder. Could it be in the slightest, a possibility that stricter regulation of such footage may be a result of discrepancies between everyone out there posting footage?

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You know, like the footage shown above that suggests one entire half of the earth contains zero land. Or…

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What about this above footage that shows one entire half of the earth containing zero water? It could just be ignorant ol’ me, but I tend to side with the possibility that these discrepancies are beginning to become a little bit of a problem for the one percent.

Got’a lay down them regulations… you know.

2 Peter 3:5 – For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water.

Who are we kidding, right? I’m ignorant.

According to actual “live commercial footage“,  the following is a closer representation of what our planet actually looks like.

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The one percent better start regulating who can share footage if they intend to keep the long standing status quo alive.

China’s First Space Station Is Dying

Well, it’s official. This junk is legit. But, don’t take my word for it. CNN covered it for us. Regardless of what they had to say I want to point out just a few simple little things.

Number one: they lost contact with this thing in 2016

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And yet, magically… just one day before it is supposed to crash they lock on to it with such precision that they capture its re-entry on camera?

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Number two: the graphics are so good, it has to be real.

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The graphics are so good, they didn’t even bother adding solar panels to this thing. It’s pretty much the most majestic thing I’ve ever seen.

Number three: climate change – global warming advocates need not apply.

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Rocket Launches Damage Ozone Layer, Study Says. Plumes from rocket launches could be the world’s next worrisome emissions, according to a new study that says solid-fuel rockets damage the ozone layer, allowing more harmful solar rays to reach Earth.

Now, when I was a kid the ozone layer was a pretty heavy topic. It was a big factor in the “climate debate“.

With that said, I have a questions regarding this third thing. Why aren’t any of these radical eco-friendly protesters attacking NASA, ESA, or SpaceX? Seems like they would be a relatively large player in the current scheme of things, if you ask me.

Then again, it could just be a scheme.

You’re going to march against Trump, but not against the people that are physically punching holes in the very thing that keeps radiation out?

Seems legit, people. Seems legit.

In conclusion, space is real. I know this because of three things. One, we conveniently find what we can’t find when it’s convenient (if that makes sense). Two, reenactments are very convincing. And three, what Trump inks with a pin is destroying out oxygen… not the giant quarterly hole punch NASA and its sister companies make on the regular.

Whatever… rant over.

Reaching milestones at the shop

Well, the store officially reached 1,000 reviews. Pretty awesome stuff if you ask me. The store has come a long way since it first got started.

Tiangong-1 crashes to earth – April Fools

According to the following USA Today article, the Tiangong-1 is set to crash to earth on April Fools. Sounds like pretty exciting stuff, if you ask me.

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As a matter of fact… here is some of the sweet, sweet pre-roll video footage provided to us directly from that exact same USA Today article. It’s pretty legit.

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With that said, I challenge anyone to show me a real photo of the Tiangong-1 in deep space. All you are going to find is either CGI, cartoons, or miniature models. The thing that I find funniest about it is that none of these illustrations or models seem to show the exact came craft. They are all modified in one way or another.

April Fools… it’s real.

Sun rise from more than 250 miles high

Okay, so I have an honest question. You have on record people like Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Carl Sagan, and others such as Stuart Clark… a well-known astronomer stating that you can irrefutably see the curvature of the earth by merely climbing a mountain or even taking a ride on an airplane. First off, the tallest mountain in the world doesn’t even exceed 6 miles in elevation. As for an airplane, commercial grade planes generally stick to an altitude of around 6 to 8 miles high.

So… here is the question.

If I can see the curvature of the earth at only 5 to 8 miles in altitude as suggested by the most brilliant minds of our time, then why is it that the following footage from the ISS exists?

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According to science people (you know, the ones that do our thinking for us), the International Space Station maintains an altitude of more than 250 miles. I don’t know about you, but that sun rise definitely looks like it is taking place against a rather horizontal line.

And if you want to argue that the footage isn’t form the ISS, then here is where I got it from. This video was published by NASA on March 5th, just yesterday. They spend the duration of the video interviewing the ISS with some school students. And then, boom… they decided to close with a shot of the sun rise from the ISS while showing the solar panels in the bottom of the shot. The footage in question starts at roughly the 21 minute mark.

If I can’t see the curvature at 250 miles in altitude, what in the world makes people like Bill, Neil, Sagan, and Stuart so adamant about observing it at the 5 miles mark?

 

Questionable footage is always unreliable

I was recently talking with a friend of mine that still believes that SpaceX is real, and showed him some questionable footage that was clearly CGI. My friend’s rebuttal to the footage I presented was that it was from an unreliable source. With that, I couldn’t help but go back to SpaceX’s own footage from 2013. You honestly expect me to look at this nonsense and believe that is anything but CGI?

The thing that I find hilarious about this isn’t the fact that the video is blatantly CGI from the horses mouth… but instead the comments you will find. Here are just a few of them.

  • It’s weird how something about the Grasshopper videos seems really CG.  I guess our eyes aren’t used to seeing scifie stuff in real life?
  • Its so amazing that it look fake.
  • Beautiful! What an amazing piece of video! Hats off to SpaceX and the videographer!
  • This is the beginning of history.

And so, to my friend that stepped up and noted that my third part video footage of SpaceX could have been clearly faked, because it was obviously CGI, I call shenanigans. Because, this footage is after all from the horse’s mouth.

But hey, they clearly can’t fake stuff like that, right?

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I’m sorry, but SpaceX was CGI in 2013 and they are still CGI in 2018. It’s just that simple.

 

An amateur astronomer’s new camera

So, just this last week on Februray 18th, only six days ago, an “amateur” astronomer took a “photo” of a supernova only 80 million light years away. Man, talk about a serious camera, right?

Before I get into this thing I wanted to lay out what exactly a supernova is. A supernova is a transient astronomical event that occurs during the last stellar “evolutionary stages” of a massive star’s life, whose dramatic and catastrophic destruction is marked by one final titanic explosion. This material as it spreads out allows for its mass to be reformed with other materials to form “new” stars.

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The primary article that I first read regarding this new supernova being seen in action was from the Los Angeles Times. The title of the article reads as follows; An amateur astronomer testing a new camera happens to catch a supernova as it’s being born.

When I read the title, the first thing that comes to my mind is an amateur astronomer. I have a few friends that have some pretty new telescopes at home. With that, I would consider them to be enthusiasts. You know… amateurs. The types of cameras and telescopes they tend to be able to afford and use look like the following.

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The amateur astronomer that took the “photo” was Victor Buso. He used a 1-Meter Swope telescope, which also happened to be attached to the Carnegie Institution for Science, Las Campanas Observatory, in Chile. The “camera” that he used was the following “telescope”… you know, because “amateur“.

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So, which is it? One article says that he took the images from the roof of his home. And another article says the images were taken in a science lab.

Now, I could sit here and go even further by talking out the logic that goes into what it actually means to “take a photo” against what actually happens within an observatory by gathering none observable “data“.  But, I won’t. And the reason why is simple.

I don’t need to.

If these people can’t keep their story straight, why believe anything  they say? If you want to believe in evolution you go right ahead. But, if you want to get technical about it, the only evolution that has even been observed doesn’t seem to be a reliable source.