Category Archives: Nuclear Weapons

What Kind of War Advice is Trump Getting?

What Kind of War Advice is Trump Getting? Update:  Wednesday.  The foreign minister of Iran has pointed out that the UN Charter (I looked up Article 2, Item 4) “All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones’ Strong Anti-War Message

Game of Thrones’ Strong Anti-War Message After eight seasons of viewers putting up with cruelty and warfare or simply innured to it on Game of Thrones, they finally put on a very strong anti-war message, in episode 5, “The Bells”.  … Continue reading

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Trump Flunks Nuclear Affairs

Trump Flunks Nuclear Affairs I thought that it would be easy to write a surfacy article about Trump and Nuclear Matters.  But just starting with the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage site is already a full article.  But I will … Continue reading

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Setting of the Doomsday Clock at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists for 2019

Setting of the Doomsday Clock at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists for 2019 The Doomsday Clock started measuring the time to midnight in terms of the danger of nuclear war and events.  It now includes risks from climate change … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Planets Mercury, Venus, and the Earth by Dennis Silverman

Introduction to the Planets Mercury, Venus, and the Earth by Dennis Silverman For the OLLI course “Introduction to the Solar System”. SC215, on December 6, 2018. intro slides Mercury(1) Venus(1) Planet Earth

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Trump’s October Surprises

Trump’s October Surprises A so-far secret and unwritten middle class tax cut, to cut middle class taxes by 10%.  It can’t be voted on until after the election, so I suspect, we have to have a Republican Senate and House.  … Continue reading

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The Need for a 28th Amendment on Abusing Social Media, Lying, and More

The Need for a 28th Amendment on Abusing Social Media, Lying, and More The last Amendment to the Constitution was passed in 1992, long before the rise of social media, and before the occurrence of the Trump Presidency of Lies. … Continue reading

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Deeper Physics Discussions of “Antman and the Wasp”

Deeper Physics Discussions of “Antman and the Wasp”. Even if I conclude that Antman and the Wasp’s shrinking and reexpanding are not physically possible, thinking about them allows one to present physics teaching in an interesting context. First I will … Continue reading

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Is It Moral to Wipe Out the Persian Civilization Because of Trump’s Machismo?

Is it Moral to Wipe Out the Persian Civilization Because of Trump’s Machismo? The words “macho” and “machismo” haven’t been popular for a while. But we haven’t had a President who takes threats, which are just words, as a personal … Continue reading

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New Summary of California Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2016

Summary of California Greenhouse Gas Emissions for 2000 to 2016, 2018 Edition This report is from the California Air Resources Board. The units used are Million Metric Tons of CO2 equivalent (MMTCO2e), which we will shorten to “CO2” or just … Continue reading

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