Daily Archives: October 15, 2011


Professor Victor Wallis Speaks on the “Roots of the Current Crisis.”

From The Free School University at OccupyBoston we have Professor Victor Wallis Speaks on the “Roots of the Current Crisis.” Video 1 of 3


There is much that Professor Wallis says that matches what I have been saying on this blog and in private conversations. I’ll name just a few below.

  1. The existence of Socialist and Communist governments scared capitalists into making concessions to the middle-class. Once Communism was defeated, all hell was free to break loose
  2. Politically educating the public is the first priority of a President or of a political movement

Some items mentioned in the video that I want to remember to follow up include:

Capitalism Hits the Fan – 1 hour lively lecture. Rick Wolfe
Open Media Boston
The “S” Word: A short history of an American tradition, Socialism – John Nichols book.

October 16, 2011.

Part 2 of the video has been posted.


I am not as infatuated with this part as I was the first part.


Alleged Iranian Assassination Plot Appears an FBI Sting

Alleged Iranian Assassination Plot Appears an FBI Sting comes from The Real News.

Gareth Porter: Evidence points to an FBI sting that creates rational for stepped up campaign against Iran

Here is the video.


I have shown my skepticism about this story in two previous posts, Petraeus’s CIA Fuels Iran Murder Plot and War with The U.S. Is of No Interest to Iran; Who Invented This Absurd Plot?


Speedy neutrino mystery likely solved, relativity safe after all

Speedy neutrino mystery likely solved, relativity safe after all explains how the mystery was solved.

Those weird faster-than-light neutrinos that CERN thought they saw last month may have just gotten slowed down to a speed that’ll keep them from completely destroying physics as we know it. In an ironic twist, the very theory that these neutrinos would have disproved may explain exactly what happened.

Researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands went and crunched the numbers on how much relativity should have effected the experiment, and found that the correct compensation should be about 32 additional nanoseconds on each end, which neatly takes care of the 60 nanosecond speed boost that the neutrinos originally seemed to have. This all has to be peer-reviewed and confirmed, of course, but at least for now, it seems like the theory of relativity is not only safe, but confirmed once again.

I had always suspected the issue would be in measuring the distance between two point 450 miles apart with enough accuracy to say that the small discrepancy was proof of a violation of the theory of special relativity rather than experimental error.