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    / ======================== / sat.dec.20051231 / ======================== / Bob Armstrong

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      Coherent Systems

      Dear Friends and acquaintances ,

      I trust all had a merry winter solstice season and happy western , now global , holidays which approximate it .

      Shortcuts : #GoodByeNY , #Liberty , #4thCoSy , , #MidWinter19

      The major event for me in 2005 has been leaving my 20 year view at 42 Peck Slip , Manhattan 10038 , of Roebling's enduring bridge over the East River for a view of the natural beauty of Pike's Peak from here at 28124 N Hwy 67 , Woodland Pk , CO 80863 . I have been meaning to get out a general newsletter since even before the move in August but only succeeded in publishing specific portions on which I'll include by reference . I apologize to some of you for whom this is the first time you will have heard of my move . Many of my reasons for moving are given in my Blog at 20050810 .
      Here's a slice of an interesting graph from recently posted on the NYC Junto Discussion list . Stevan Apter compared my leaving NYC to a canary in a coal mine . Certainly it seems my deciding , around the end of Q1 , to leave presages the bursting of a housing market bubble . It will be interesting to see how the curve progresses .

      Recently another APLer mentioned in an email that the what's new link is his favorite feature of . It's perhaps not a bad way to scan the various fronts I've touched during the year tho I'm afraid the Sep 2 updates were due to a wrong click .

      It's incredibly frustrating to be living in one of the world's most expressive computing environments and find it pointless to make any new words because only you will use them and you are doing your damnedest to get the time to birth its replacement . What brings this to mind is working , concurrently with writing this , on cleaning a 14700 record NYS Libertarian Party data base and merging it with our Manhattan LP list and eliminating all bad e-addrs .
        Ok , I couldn't avoid making one new word . For any remaining K geeks :
      whereachIdxs : { ,/ ( ! # x ) ,/:' x } 
      whereachIdxs..h : " for a matrix like &:' returns , returns all address pairs "
      ( I may have left NYC in body , but I continue to be the Manhattan Libertarian Party's webmaster in addition to my own Liberty page . ) Largely because of its computational notebook aspect , I don't think there is a system anywhere better able to poke around with this info than K.CoSy . While messaging the DB , I inevitably saw there are a couple of words like "csv2dic" which would be better named "csv2DT" ( for DictionaryTable or DatabaseTable ) . But it's not worth tapping a finger improving anymore .

      In addition to the web mastering , I wrote an article on The Logic of Liberty for the upcoming issue of the MLP's Serf City and am also running an ad for in it . ( The advertising rates are a very good deal . )

      #4thCoSy ( most teky )
      On the 4th.CoSy front , I've gotten less done than I had hoped by now . See for one reason . tax computations , Liberty related work , an extended and enlightening quantitative discussion on the NYC Junto discussion list on the physics of mean global temperature , and a frozen spigot by the corral among others . )
      But I expect to have bigger time blocks available the last half of winter .

      The major piece of progress is really a change to a path even less traveled than before , in fact , a path only just being broken . Even within the minimalist FORTH world , I have moved from a commercial version , to a mature web community based one , Win32Forth , and now to a very small implementation Reva being created by an individual , Ron Aaron , in Bellevue WA . There appear to be a handful of similarly minded minimalists clustered around RetroForth each making their own variations on a theme . Ron is simultaneously producing Windows an Linux versions . Ron's Reva.exe has grown to 20KB creating a vocabulary approaching 300 words . When I convert and flesh out my "dynamic list" vocabulary from Win32Forth I expect to have a very powerful Array Programming Language in about 50 or 60KB . The small size is not a goal in itself , rather the terseness manifests the simplicity and generality of the structures and words making up the system . It is possible for an individual to get his head around the whole thing .

      Unlike traditional FORTHs , Reva is built in an external ( free ) assembler , FASM . It's the first time I've used an assembler in years , but it was surprisingly easy to gain a sufficient understanding of Ron's well organized code to make some simple words of my own . I think the result of this simplicity of modifying the source code itself will be to lead me to ramify this language bush yet another limb .

      It's apparently a RetroForth tradition to just have the conditionals ( 0if =if <>if <if >if ) which are , in fact , the atomic instructions at the assembly level .
      In particular , while apparently convincing Ron to add logical functions ( > < = ) in addition to just the logical conditionals , I was figuring out how to make those same words in assembly . I have decided I really want those basic logic functions to follow Iverson logic ( TRUE ~ 1 ) rather than the Moore logic ( TRUE ~ -1 ) returned by Ron's words . In both cases ( FALSE ~ 0 ) . ( In actual fact Moore's logic is ( TRUE ~ { not 0 } ) so Iverson logic would seem a restriction . ) But , the thing is , you can do arithmetic with Iverson logic . And , when you start wanting to speed up really big logical problems , you can bit pack the logic values and get machine word size parallelism with algorithms which were worked out in the APL world decades ago .
      But the arithmetic is the important thing . You must be able to add up how many TRUEs you've got .


      Something I have wanted to market since 1985

      Glass Table Kits


      Burn the Xmas Tree

      Last but most assuredly not least , as I write this on New Year's eve , MidWinter is just 5 Saturdays away . This will be my 20th MidWinter Gathering , the first couple of which were held in Rochester NY before moving down to Manhattan in 1984 . To mark the first party back out in the natural world , we'll do something that's a little difficult on the 13 mile island , particularly on your own family property .
      We'll light up this year's Christmas Tree one last time at MidNight in a bonfire celebrating as the sun reaches the zenith in Bangalore .

      So , let me invite you out a midwinter weekend in the mountains . Our neighbors to the north are a small Bed & Breakfast and there are many other accommodations in the area . The major ski resortsstart about an hour away , Cripple Creek's casinos are about 40 minutes ( 25 miles ) down Highway 67 . Here at our miniRanch , depending on the weather , and your ability , you might take a horse into the national forest , or we could do some target shooting or plinking . In mid-winter , everything depends on the weather . The average temperature here on Feb 4 ranges from a day time high of 40f dropping 36f to a nightime average low of 4f . Only .3 inches of percipitation are expected in the month .

      Be great if some of you all can join us !

        Note : I reserve the right to post all communications I receive or generate to CoSy website for further reflection .
    Coherent Systems / 28124 N Hwy 67 / Woodland Park , CO 80863

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    14:00 if you're from out of town and want to hang & do some riding or chain sawing or something ,
    20:00 - ? MidWinter 19 . ( see
    above ) , 28124 N Hwy 67 , Woodland Park , CO

    / ======================== / thu.feb.20060209 / ======================== / Bob Armstrong

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    Coherent Systems
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        cc: General Assembly


      Subject : Freedom

      Dear Governor Owens ,

      Freedom is not suppose to be something one must argue for in this country ; it's almost supposed to be part of our name . But we know more and more that the fight , which is by definition , of the individual , does not end -- and in fact in many ways is more critical than any time in my 61 years .

      Freedom offers great competitive advantage . Nevada's main product may be said to be Freedom and that is surely a factor in it's US leading rate of rate of attraction of people and wealth from other states .

      I moved here to Woodland Park from Manhattan New York six months ago . Among the reasons I'll quote this from my parting letter to my City Councilman , Alan Gerson :

      Perhaps the first of us to get out are those like me for whom the discomfort of not being able to relax with a drink and a smoke as our fathers did or as George Burns did to the age of 100 is secondary to our gut level disgust and fear seeing some bullying pisher who was a junior when we were freshman now have the force of police behind his assertion of control over details of our peaceful voluntary choices .

      I'm referring of course to Michael Bloomberg who never jepardized his election by hinting at his plan to extend substance prohibition to nicotine .

      I must confess , the drive to control other citizen's peaceful behavior is something I just don't have . But I've seen the glee in the smiles of tobacco prohibitionists in New York that they get by crushing your freedom ; they can't hold it in . Of course they are doing it for our own good . They might as well quote Marx . It's personal behaviors rather than economic decisions , but the arrogance is the same .

      The decision whether to allow tobacco smoking in a place of business does not have to be made at the state level ; it can be made at the county level and let counties compete with distinct personalities . Or it can be decided on the town level where towns can choose their rules . Or , abiding by the founding principles which made us the envy of the world , these decisions can be made by the Owner of a business depending on their tastes and goals .

      In New York the false claim was made that there weren't any non-smoking choices available . That is patently not true here . So what charitable face can possibly be put on those who want to replace this freedom of choice with police force ? I see only arrogance . I hope I won't have this motive to move once again .

      Peace thru Freedom ,

      Bob Armstrong
        Note : I reserve the right to post all communications I receive or generate to CoSy website for further reflection .
    Coherent Systems / 28124 N Hwy 67 / Woodland Park , CO 80863
    See previous comments on the extension of the drug war to nicotine at NYC Smoking Ban and on the Manhattan LP Forum Prohibition topic .

    / ======================== / sun.apr.20060423 / ======================== /

    Posted in response to Scientific Amerian's respone to FDA self serving dismissal of any medical value of Marijuana :
    When you "follow the money" you don't need to look beyond the Government itself . It is the State itself which has a drive to criminalize even the peaceful behaviors of its citizens thus rationalizing the taking more money for more , and more militarized , police and a gulag now number 1 in the world .

    Since the substantial collapse of traditional Marxist economic socialism , those with the drive to control others have been perfecting Nanny Socialism based on the same scam that "it is for your own good" . These NaSi's are more dangerous to our domestic tranquility than anybody on the other side of the world . April 23, 2006 @ 17:32

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    My guest editorial in the Teller County CO May 2 Mountain Jackpot paper :

    Criminalizing the Population

    "Colofornia" T- & Sweat- Shirts
    to support the fight

    By 17 to 18 in the Senate (link to individual votes below) and signature by outgoing Governor Owens, on March 27, Coloradans lost a chunk of their liberty to a well funded in and out of state minority of zealots so enamored by the drug prohibitions we already have that they have now succeeded in criminalizing the peaceful relaxation of perhaps a million of their fellow citizens.

    These zealots are not interested in health, science, or truth. They are not interested in compromise. They want to engage the State police, both uniformed and secret, in stopping any proprietor or any veterans' or other "private" club from allowing the consumption of nicotine and alcohol together within their doors. I put private in quotes because that word clearly means less than it used to.

    To quote one of the most rabid, District 59 Representative Mark Larson:

    Absolutism would be what I would like to do which is make tobacco a Classification One Controlled Substance, Until tobacco is banned altogether, I guess we'll just have to make certain that you don't take us along with you are {as} you slowly kill yourself."

    Hint, "Representative" Larson, if you were just one of us ordinary citizens instead of one of our "more equals", to use Orwell's "Animal Farm" phrase, you would have the freedom of the market to turn around and walk out the door of any individual's business or club which didn't cater to your beliefs and tastes. That applies whether you are a customer or an employee. While there are, in fact, a lot of no-smoking restaurants, bars and clubs around, and non smoking sections in many more, if you feel the desire for one more your style or closer to you, get together with some friends and open one up yourselves; apparently there's an under-served market and some money to be made.

    These neo Carrie Nations are latter day Marxists. They use the same scam that "it is for your own good". When I was growing up, "Nazi" referred to Germany's National Socialists. Now we face our own "NaSi"s, Nanny Socialists who do not believe in the adulthood of their fellow citizenry, both majority and minority, whose rights they were elected to defend. With blacks and gays having very effectively won their civil rights, these "more equals" have found in smokers a new minority attackable by their own minority while a majority of bystanders just look on not considering the implications for all our personal freedoms.

    The United States was founded on the recognition that Government is one of the most dangerous entities in our lives. Jefferson's idea of the proper purpose of the State was to provide a fair court to redress and deter harm of one citizen by another. The notion of individually owned private property was the bedrock upon which any decision of who was aggressing or who defending, who the criminal and who the victim, could be based. And indeed, the right to make your own decisions about the use of your own property is the foundation of freedom.

    The State has a natural drive to expand just like any other monopoly. One method, because the number of true criminals harming their fellow citizens by force or fraud, while substantial, is finite, is to criminalize even the voluntary peaceful behaviors and transactions of the citizenry, thus rationalizing the taking of more money for more, and more militarized, police and an expanding prison gulag. Just on the basis of our existing nanny statist prohibitions, the US now has the number 1 gulag in the world.

    It is no overstatement to describe this new prohibition as creating a new opportunity for snitches and secret police to enter private establishments and selectively extort them over personal choices by owners and patrons which have been legal since long before any of us were born. "Smoke-easy"s are inevitable and exist everywhere Governments have embraced these new revenue sources, oops, prohibitions. (I moved out here from Manhattan, NY last year, in part because my right to relax with a cigar and a beer among friends had been criminalized. Still, I can steer you to a number of places on the Lower East Side where, if you know the right door to go to, you can light up if you want.)

    Last Tuesday, I got to a standing-room-only meeting of a newly revived group of bar and restaurant owners, VFW and DAV representatives, ordinary concerned citizens like myself, and a couple of courageous House candidates who believe defense of liberty and property may in fact still be a winning stance in their districts. The group is raising money to get an injunction, based initially on the unequal exemption of casinos, which shows that even for the zealots, "health" is for sale, against the July 1 imposition of the new prohibition.

    I must admit being moved by seeing the size of the gathering of, perhaps 80% smokers, but 20% not, gathering their small moneys together to battle the massively funded (largely with their own taken money) government nanny health lobby.

    While for many of the bar owners, their potential bankruptcy motivates their donations, the pervading theme and sense in the room is of a battle for freedom of individual choice against tyranny no American should countenance. The Colorado Springs members of their group, "The Coalition for Equal Rights", are holding meetings every Tuesday afternoon at Walkabout Pub, 1919 E. Boulder. Details and contacts are on their just set up website .

    Peace thru Freedom,

    Bob Armstrong

    ¨ Votes of each Senator and Representative

    Both Teller County Representative James Sullivan and Senator Tom Wiens voted against Liberty and for the extension of the Nanny State.

    I'm sure some of the 17 Senators and 24 of 65 representatives who voted to retain our liberty are personally pissed that their own freedom to relax with a smoke and a brew has been crushed.

    See also : .

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    I recently posted "Progress towards 4th.CoSy" on and also on . I must say I find both groups , but more so the Forth group mired in minutia . Here's the post anyway :

      Since moving to 2500 meters up in Colorado last August , I'm now
      finding time ( besides having to fight the nicotine nazis here who
      helped make NYC not worth the effort to remain there . See ) to make some significant progress
      towards a next generation CoSy built from the FORTH up .

      I've been working in a very new and mimimalist FORTH by Ron Aaron named
      Reva ( hebrew for 1/4 ) running on both Windows and Linux . I've just
      posted the first code which provides some real utility from the
      perspective of someone used to working at the FORTH level . Namely , I
      have reference counted character , integer and float lists in useful
      form , tho still pretty naked , for someone with an APL headset . I've
      uploaded some examples at which links to further information . My interest is simplicity of expression so it is borrowing a lot from K other than its syntax . It is purely lists of lists ( bushes ) with modulo indexing so there are no notions of dimension per se , and rather than scalar extension , shorter lists are just indexed ( modulo ) to the length of the longer . In a sense , the only multidimensional function is "flip" which transposes 2 dimensions if they are rectangular , ie , all items of second dimension are of the same length . At this point , I could use some help from people who really know how to write an APL as to the best way to structure the overloading words to bury all the type specific verbs and adverbs and implement traditional APL infix . While I am aiming at a more word defined syntax than traditional APL structure , I really need to see how it has been done to see what I need to do . I'm looking , for instance for a copy of Whitney's one page prototype of J . And , of course to pick the brains of the brilliant like Bernecky and Ryan . If Chapman's I-APL is available somewhere , that might be useful to look at too . Since the whole system is going to be open code up to a very high application level , I look forward to input from others . Reva which really became pubic last summer has evolved spectacularly because of contributions from a number of brilliant FORTH/assembly programmers scattered around the globe . The system provides and will provide an APL that is unique in being open and easily customizable right to the assembly language level . Anyway , I invite you to take a look at what I've done so far . I apologize for the script being as messy and unsegmented as it is , but this is the very earliest point at which it's useful and makes sense to invite feedback .

    / ======================== / wed.jul.20060705 / ======================== /

    OpEd in the Teller County CO June 27 Mountain Jackpot paper :

    SLUG 'EM

    As a born again Libertarian, I completely eschew the initiation of the use of force in solving social and political problems. But, unlike the Christian cant (rarely seen in practice) I suffer no such inhibition against striking back against those who have trespassed against me.

    I make the modest proposal that those who are tobacco smokers, or owners of establishments who will be losing business with the onset of prohibition, or simply those who feel properly outraged by this blow to our freedom-plexus, if they happen to know one of the 41 representatives or 18 senators, or the Governor, or if they happen to have an ersatz friend who welcomes this extension of the nanny police state, slug 'em.

    Just once. Catch them off guard -- like they did us. Give them a good one. Right in the jaw, or the solar plexus. Make real to them the damage which they have supported and have done to the lost liberty they will barbeque in the name of this July.

    Give them a sense of what it means to you to have this one more reason for secret police and nanny-narcs to enter peaceful private establishments and potentially seize that property for allowing a patron, or even the owner him- or her-self, to find some enjoyment or comfort in the use of one of nature's herbs.

    Perhaps most mendacious are those who are or claim to be fighting the even more destructive prohibition of marijuana but who fail to connect the dots (it's really a short line) and support the extension of the drug war to tobacco. I know these people exist, illogical tho it is to a Spockian mind. Slug them twice. Once upside each side of the head. Once to get their attention, and once to make the point.

    No, even more mendacious are those smokers who welcome the police power of the State to give them the backbone to quit which they lack themselves. Well, we adults should not be victims of their permanent infancy.

    Last week the greatly outgunned spontaneously formed coalition of bar owners, vets, patrons and just plain freedom lovers blew a great portion of the money they had scraped together in a quixotic attempt to get a federal injunction against the start of prohibition next week. U.S. District Court Judge Lewis Babcock said the notion that allowing smoking is a fundamental right "is far-fetched." What's far-fetched is the notion that there is anything in the Constitution that permits the government to interfere with the peaceful assembly of citizens on private property in such a way. 87 years ago it was recognized that an amendment was required for such a prohibition.

    Will Pelz, one of the activists in the resistance, probably because he is a few years older than me having been born slightly before World War II, had a young guy, a non-smoker, in his place just back from Iraq who had not heard of the prohibition. The guy was appalled. His response was "What's Next". Good question. What will be the next excuse for police to raid private spaces and gatherings, no longer needing to knock because of, as Justice Scalia has written, their "greater professionalism" now days.

    It's enough to make 60 year old guys with a history of non-violence want to punch the bullies in their face.

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    thru 0820 | Presenting 4th. at Ray Cannon's APL Moot in Surrey .

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    Email exchange with great artist but Nanny statist food zealot about New York City's prohibition of any food vendor's cooking with Crisco on the Manhattan LP Forum > Prohbition

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    A Libertarian Take on the Ballot Proposals Published in the Teller County Mountain Jackpot 20061031 .

    Check the progress Towards 4th.CoSy Executive Computing Environment The User/Developer Forum is now open , and I have left K.CoSy for Proto 4th.CoSy for my simple diary uses .

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    Excellent response by the to scare article in Lancet by Harvard Public Health group that proposes "Industrial Chemicals Killing Kids' Brains?" 'The reality is that everything is made of chemicals'

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    Looking out the front door

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    Happy MidWinter 2007

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    2007 09
    Bob Armstrong 719-337-2733 | Sun.Sep,20070930 | Please reply with remove if that's what you wish .

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    Bits o' Life @ 2500m


    The event which prompts my getting out my first newsletter since shortly before Ray Cannon's APL Moot in Surrey England last summer , NL0607 , is again announcing the presentation of the evolving free and open 4th.CoSy "notecomputing" environment . I'll be presenting an hour and a half interactive tutorial introduction at the ACM APL2007 conference being held in conjunction with OOPSLA the week of October 21st . I'll leave most of the details to the abstract and other documentation available at my CoSy/CoSy page , in the CoSy/Forum , and in the interactive help which you start in when you download and boot up the software itself . While still an embryo , I have now been using 4th.CoSy as my main daily diary since , well , I see October 7 last year , and have tapered off the use of old K.CoSy to the not inconsiderable task of family accounting .

    I have also been invited to participate in a panel comparing and contrasting the various available array oriented languages . To the question of the strongest aspect of 4th.CoSy , my answer is that it's free and open and if a handful of talented individuals get interested , we'd represent a larger development team than any commercial vendor .

    It's somewhat short notice , but I hope a few of you language addicts can make it to Montreal . As I say in the introduction to the interactive documentation , at this point in its development , I offer 4th.CoSy as a mental jungle-gym upon which to exercise your anabolic talents .


    I've said in posts on the Manhattan Libertarian Serf City blog and on their Yahoo Group that Ron Paul's presidential candidacy is the most historic in my life time . The march towards a global nanny police state by the US government led me to become an activist Libertarian nearly a decade ago . Now a groundswell is erupting among the broadband connected which is shocking and awing the NeoCon war-mongers . In the quarter just closed , Paul raised $1.2 million mostly in the last week . Essentially the race is between Ron Paul and everyone else . The truth that he is the only candidate who has a chance of beating Hillary in 2008 is starting to sink in to republicans . Just how many of us are changing our registration to flood the republican party primaries will be interesting to see , but it's clear there are millions of us who are mad ( and scared ) as hell and are doing everything we can about it . Unless this country radically changes course , I seriously am looking for freer country to move to . But if the US is not gotten back under control , no place will be safe .

    Without the internet it would have been very difficult to leave NYC for Colorado ; with it , I continue to be webmaster of , and , following some unfortunate cock-ups last spring , have taken over as moderator of the ManhattanLibertarians Yahoo group . I also post on the NYC Junto and Preston Peet's mail groups .


    The NeoCon philosophy has much more to do with defending zionism than anything to do with traditional conservatism . It is clear why the mind set controlling the country protested so loudly against giving a microphone to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad . While a religious nut like all the rest of them , he blows away the characterizations of him and Iran that are continually drummed on us by the state/media .

    In this day of instantaneous transcripts and videos , the MSM censor more than inform . Thank the flow of existence for CSPAN . Here the videos of the

    And that afternoon

    The NPC asks the better questions , but the 2 events tend to be complementary .

    Here's a bit of what he really said :

    • He is less a dictator and more representatively elected than most other leaders in the mid-east arguably including Israel .
    • He does not deny the "holocaust" ( one of many in the 20th century ) rather he asks why among all topics of study are half a dozen or more researchers and academics of various credentials in prison in Europe for questioning various aspects of it .
    • He asks why should the indigenous Palestinians have been paying for sixty years living in the most god-awful mess on the planet for what was a European event . He points out that before zionism , muslims , jews , christians and even zoroastrians lived in peace thru out the mid east and even today a community of around 25,000 jews live , with representation , in Iran ( and in fact have rejected inducements to move to Israel ) . It's clear his brand of the religious nuttiness , common to all the "warring" regimes , including Bush , is monotheism . He emphasizes the commonalities between the 0 , 1 , and 2 messiah sects rather than their differences .
    • He proposes a referendum of all the population of palestine to decide the future of the region . This , of course , is why he is so feared by the zionists , both christian and jewish , both in Israel and here . A vote of all the people of the region would end the zionist experiment .
    • He considers nuclear weapons an outdated and useless way to manage international relationships . But he absolutely demands that Iran have equal rights to develop its science and technology , including nuclear , as any other country .
    What in all of this are the rants of a madman ? Surely it must be admitted that he projects far more intelligence and is far more articulate than our president . This is what is truly feared . That he's not a nut . Rather the zionist side in its apoplectic hysteria to silence him shows the desperation of its case . If you want to see real saber rattling , go to the Jerusalem Post .

    With respect to his much derided comment that there are no homosexuals ( alternately translated no "homosexual culture" ) in Iran , Mosaic TV had some informative links :

    My view is : a pox on all religions - starting with the monotheists whose first commandment is "Me , me , me , bow to me and none other" . The first clause of our first amendment should have kept us out of all this crap . See .

    It must be noted that Ahmadinejad did NOT deny that Iranian weapons were getting into Iraq , just that the US was deluding itself to think this was the source of its problems .

    It is not appreciated sufficiently , that rather than control of oil directly , the purpose of invading Iraq was to establish large permanent military bases there to replace those in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere . That ever less achievable goal is a core reason why democrats like Hillary will not put an end to American occupation .

    The most recent print issue of SerfCity.US featured my 4000 word pursuit of the classic physics of planetary temperature as its centerfold article . The basic premise of the global warming fear mongers -- that uniform changes it the spectrum of layers of the atmosphere can change the mean temperature of our radiantly heated sphere from the temperature of the space around it -- continues to offend my understanding of the most elementary thermodynamics . Heat does not go up hill and stay there .

    The real issue is whether rationality will catch up with this subject before the global governments do too much damage .

    There are increasing numbers of very strong videos skeptical of global warming on YouTube . ( rather like the Ron Paul phenomenon ) For this newsletter I've given up doing any fancy editing and splicing of the video of the experiment I did with black , white and silver ping pong balls in the Colorado sun last spring . I've just uploaded the last clip I took because it was clouding up and I had completed all the relavant permutations I could think of . The temperatures indicated are pretty typical tho . ( note the thermometer on the left tended to read 0.2c below the others . ) The GW alarmists claim that minute changes in the reflectivity of the planet will make major changes in its mean temperature . I found no difference between a flat black painted and a natural white ping-pong ball and at most about 2c with a "chrome" painted ball . I also got a feeling for what a small change the at most 0.8c increase in temperature this century is . It's hard to get thermometer reading to be stable within less than ~ 0.2c . I'd really like to see this experiment done "professionally" in a vacuum , and I'd really like to see the equations which predict exactly how much heating or cooling different paint jobs will produce . Despite the lifestyles of millions riding on this science , I have failed to find such basic equations anywhere on the web .

    My old grad school roommate Greg Stanley and his wife stopped by this summer . Greg's PhD is in Chemical Engineering ( the process control side ) and he thinks in PDEs . We've since corresponded about the problem , but I won't have time to dive into it again until after APL2007 . I do think we will be able to come to some definitive equations . My last note to him was just a brief comment that I wanted to understand marbles before taking on fluids . Expressing these relationships in 4th.CoSy so I can have my own little planetary models will be an early gauge of the succinctness , clarity and power of its notation .

    One impressive video I happened on while uploading my clip is Noam Mohr and the Internet Skeptic on Global Warming The Skeptic's computation of CO2 residence time of about 20 years from Mauna Loa measurements is straight forward , and how any GW "scientists" could claim uncertainty of between 50 and 200 years is criminal given the stakes involved .

    Last Winter we were snowed in for weeks at a time . A deaf dog disappeared . A mare out at a trainer on the plains died . It's been a wet year til this month . We lost - thru a bad vet and ignorance - a beautiful palomino to an ankle infected after being badly cut on corral fencing . Have a new foal and a yearling by him tho . They are learning bad habits from the gelding , Tie . After being down to 3 ducks , the female hatched 10 of which 7 have survived . Their father is their brother and it shows . Saw a beautiful fox coming up to the house for the dog food . All 3 adult cats disappeared within a couple of weeks . Left with 3 kittens of the litter born in my bedroom around the same time as the ducks . The ducks are adults ; the kittens still kittens . The conure , OneEyedJack , which lost an eye in a cat fight stays my shoulder to the bank or Blockbusters .

    The other day I spent the entire afternoon searching for our retarded african gray parrot which I ended up finding after a 0c night in a grove of pine saplings on our neighbor's side of the fence over 100m away . had a bunch of coverage of the sudden death at 31 of a supposed genius african gray at MIT or somewhere . Our gray's only talent is meowing like a cat and is otherwise dumber if possible than even our 10 ducks which are so dumb you wouldn't feel that much of a pang offing and eating them . In contrast , our cockatoo and conure pack an amazing intelligence in their little walnuts .

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