US Air Force shelves Warthog plane retirement amid IS fight: media

Washington (AFP) – The US Air Force will delay retiring the A-10 — a stalwart attack aircraft beloved by ground troops — because of the ongoing fight against the Islamic State group, a military news site reported Wednesday.

So basically, the USA is going to invade Iraq as it did Afghanistan, i.e. it will eliminate the competing insurgency, ISIS, with Iraqi troops. The significant factor will be that these troops will be Arab instead of Iranian.

Doing the same thing and expecting different results is the definition of insanity.

In other words, we are creating another Afghanistan.

While those already  fighting in Afghanistan will be ahead of the curve, I wonder about the POTUS nominations. Will they be prepared?

Another 10 years in Iraq?

Source: US Air Force shelves Warthog plane retirement amid IS fight: media – Yahoo News

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I should add that the police only has a small role in creating free radicals, but a serious role on the “Action” end of the loop (OODA loop).

The Image

“Fear and a lack of understanding seem to be the dynamic the drives the people/police disconnect. People do not understand what and why the police do what they do and the police do not understand the reaction to their actions while keeping the peace on the street. This drives fear and frustration. “

Exactly. Could it be said that fear and a lack of understanding about honor and interest creates wars?

Or at least, from what I gather, those are the domains that drive people to war. So it might be said that police at times creates an insurgency of free radicals, much like adding chlorine to the body. In chlorine’s search for iron, it makes mincemeat out of much of the body, but is particularly punishing to the blood vessels, as that is where the iron is kept (the hood). I was trained to be a first responder to…

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(4) Welcome! | LinkedIn

“Fear and a lack of understanding seem to be the dynamic the drives the people/police disconnect. People do not understand what and why the police do what they do and the police do not understand the reaction to their actions while keeping the peace on the street. This drives fear and frustration. “

Exactly. Could it be said that fear and a lack of understanding about honor and interest creates wars?

Or at least, from what I gather, those are the domains that drive people to war. So it might be said that police at times creates an insurgency of free radicals, much like adding chlorine to the body. In chlorine’s search for iron, it makes mincemeat out of much of the body, but is particularly punishing to the blood vessels, as that is where the iron is kept (the hood). I was trained to be a first responder to a chlorine leak to one or all 4 2000lb pound tanks filled with pure chlorine. As such, I got to know my enemy well. :)

One of my co-worker, took a snout full of the stuff, and I wasn’t there to help him. Chlorine turns to acid that takes out all of the membranes that held the gas as it entered the body. Our health guy said that it might not be the worst to happen to you. It might be the havoc the free radicals create in the relationship they have between the iron in your blood stream and the number of events the free radicals produce.

Imagine that! My friend had to stick 50′ of gause down his sinus cavity, and that wasn’t the worst that could happen to him?

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Edges and Nodes

I am a vessel; fill me.

I read on a Facebook feed that life is an open loop and a closed loop is nonliving.

A network is made up of edges and nodes. It can be said that edges are the pathways between nodes and nodes are the ends to the path across the gap between nodes. Because of these ends, an edge can be considered an open loop, and a node the opening that gives the edge life. If an edge is closed, it is like a snake eating its own tail, and life can’t exist.

When a network get big enough, as to give it some substance, and functions in the way of edges and nodes, a network can be considered a vessel. Therefore, as long as you keep something in the vessel, life goes on. When the network is closed, the time of open ends disappear, pathways grow shorter, and loops close.

This is most likely why the universe is always expanding. It is keeping the network open.

 

Ft.^4=G; Mystery Solved

Statics is the center of gravity around which any course in engineering is created. It was in my statics class that I was first introduced to the units of measure feet to the fourth power. This is the units for a moment of inertia. But what does it look like?

This was the question I asked my instructor. What does ft^4 look like? I mean in my life, which at the time was going on 50 years, I was able to  see in my mind what ft.^2 (area) looks like. I also could “see” what ft.^3 (volume) looks like, but ft^4 was a mystery to me. So I asked my instructor.

He couldn’t help me. I told him that it must be similar to a sphere, and settled on a sphere at a radius as my mental image of ft^4. I don’t know how helpful it was to have this picture, but I ended up receiving an A- in the class, which I was real satisfied with.

But really, if you are able to hold a mental image of gravity, gravity has the units of measure ft^4. If you can’t hold that image, gravity is probably unitless.

Maybe if my statics class had been calculus based I would have come to this image as gravity sooner, as calculus, I was told, enables you to understand infinity better, which seems to me would have made the understanding of gravity better, but I am not sure.

I haven’t worked out the math for gravity yet, but then math was never my greatest advantage, in engineering class. I understood math, but I had the same ability in the maneuvering of numbers as I did in maneuvering letters for spelling, poor.

That said, gravity is basically acceleration at zero velocity, which, unlike acceleration where at zero velocity there is a change in time but not distance, in gravity there is a change in distance, but no change in time. The units of measure for acceleration is second^2 and the units for gravity is ft^4. I suppose ft^4 is a quantum.

Time is a position, as is space a distance (or a bunch of distances). That is why the speed of light is a constant. Once you reach the speed of light, you have positioned yourself in the same position as all time in all the moments in 3 dimensions. The only thing left in the fourth dimension is the change in distance, and that change is the same in all our solar system and beyond. So, upon reaching the speed of light, acceleration becomes constant, but velocity stops, and what you have left is ft^4 power.

As gravity is energy and not force, I guess I can start by writing: E=ft^4, which has zero meaning to me and probably everyone else. You got a moment? :)

 

More armed men visit site of Oregon wildlife refuge standoff.

The network, a consortium of groups from Oregon, Washington and Idaho, arrived at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge midmorning in a convoy of about 18 vehicles, carrying rifles and handguns and dressed in military attire and bulletproof vests.

The people of the USA were well served by the fed’s decision to not bring the Harney County resolution to a quick close. Their inaction brought the big-boys out, who, if the federal government was looking at the situations strategically, were the ones they should have been targeting in the first place. The 3%’ers are the only organization who can really represent the insurgency forming in the USA today.

The Bundys were the Sarah Palin of militia groups, no real threat, but not  someone in a position to negotiate either.

Even though they might not really represent the situation locally, the 3%’ers are in a position open to negotiations.

 

Source: More armed men visit site of Oregon wildlife refuge standoff – Yahoo News