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Hungarian-American physicist, Edward Teller (1908-2003), helped to develop the atomic bomb and provided the theoretical framework for the hydrogen bomb. He remained a staunch advocate of nuclear power, calling for the development of advanced thermonuclear weapons. [Listener: John H. Nuckolls] TRANSCRIPT: The remarkable thing about the work at Livermore is precisely the fact that it has so many aspects: big explosions, small fission explosions as has been developed very highly by John Foster who was for a while our director. So was Harold Brown, so was John Nuckolls who had a lot to do with the peculiar development of light, the exponential increase in the laser light intensity and its uses. Now all of this has led to a further and I believe extremely important development; not weapons of attack, but for once the possibility of very real defense. It might be a good idea to talk about that in connection with an important event in Livermore. In the late 1960s, when Ronald Reagan became Governor of California, I invited him to come and visit the remarkable weapons laboratory in California. He came and we talked for a few hours about one of our, at that time, novel approaches to stop incoming missiles. Now Governor Reagan as he was at that time, listened very attentively, asked - I don't know - in two or three hours maybe a dozen questions clearly showing that the subject was new to him and equally clearly showing that he was making a successful attempt to understand it. Here was a topic on which I testified to Congress in February 1946: we must be able to stop incoming objects, planes, projectiles. How to do it? It was not something that was discovered in one special way; it was an accumulation of a great variety of approaches. To begin with, we relied quite heavily on the possibility to use nuclear explosives on the incoming objects but as time went on we got more and more interested in a defense that was not based so much on the size of the defensive explosion, but on the great accuracy of its delivery.
Charles Woods Charles Woods (August 31, 1921 - October 17, 2004 R.I.P.) was an Alabama businessman and broadcaster and aspiring politician. Woods was raised in an orphanage. He enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force before joining the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II. He was a decorated pilot with the Air Corps. He was born Charles Arthur Morris just 35 miles (56 km) outside Birmingham, Alabama. His divorced mother was unable to support her two young sons so she placed them in a state orphanage when he was five years old. He never saw her again and at age of 6 was adopted by P. A. Woods family from Headland, Alabama. He attended schools in Hollywood, California, where his new family lived for a some time, and in Headland. Woods joined the RCAF and US Army Air Corps in 1941. Woods was severely injured in a 1944 airplane crash on December 23. He taxied down a runway in Kurmitola, India, carrying 28,000 pounds (12.7 tonnes) of aviation fuel to be delivered in Lulaing, China. After making the trip alone, hundreds of times, on this particular trip, he was flying with a pilot-in-training, Captain Stalmacher, in first seat. Stalmacher erred on take-off, braking too soon causing the airplane to lose speed with too little runway left. The bomber exploded on take-off, and Woods was the only crew member who survived. He suffered severe burns over 70% of his body. The fire erased his face, destroying his nose, eyelids, ears and hands. He was transported to Valley Forge General Hospital, a military hospital in Pennsylvania six weeks after the accident. Since he was so weak, he could only travel short legs at one time. The 10,000 mile (16,000 km) trip proved arduous to Woods who arrived at Valley Forge malnourished, dehydrated and suffering from infections in addition to being severely burned. Woods, severely burned, was dying and needed new skin. In desperation, skin was taken from a recently dead soldier, with his family's permission, and was draped onto Woods. This "foreign" skin normally would have been rejected by Woods's immune system within 10 to 14 days—too soon for his own skin to grow back. However, the new skin survived for more than a month, buying Woods just enough time to save his life. This breakthrough led to the development of techniques for organ transplant. He was a patient of Dr. Joseph Murray at Valley Forge General Hospital from 1945-1947. Murray won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1990 for work in organ and cell transplantation. Woods and his case is featured in Dr. Murray's 2001 autobiography, Surgery Of The Soul: Reflections on a Curious Career. Over the next two years, Woods was operated on 24 times to construct a new face, often with very little anesthesia. Woods prevailed and began a very successful career in construction and in radio and television stations. He built a multi-million dollar empire in franchises all over the country. He owned WTVY in Dothan, Alabama from its early years until 2000, in addition to other radio and television stations. He ran for governor and lieutenant governor of Alabama, once running against George Wallace. He was known for his long form self-purchased television campaign commercials. He came very close to winning the Democratic nomination for Alabama Lieutenant Governor in 1974, leading in the first round of voting but losing in a runoff to incumbent Jere Beasley. In Nevada he had a respectable performance in the Democratic primary against Harry Reid in 1992, although Reid won re-election in the primary and the general election. Woods also sought the Democratic nomination for President in 1992 as a long-shot candidate. He showed best in North Dakota, winning 20.26% after write-in winner Ross Perot, Lyndon LaRouche and before eventual nominee and President of the United States Bill Clinton. His presidential bid slogan was The Businessman's Approach. Woods then ran in the Republican primaries for US Senate elections in Nevada in 1994 and Alabama in 1996, but lost in the primaries both times. In 2000 and 2002, he won the Democratic nominations to run in Alabama's second Congressional district, and was defeated by Republican Terry Everett twice.  Although never elected to public office, Charles Woods made many important contributions to the voters in Alabama. Despite the intense suffering he underwent, he always said, "I consider myself an ordinary man greatly blessed by God." He was buried in Arlington National Cemetery in November 2004.
William Greider - May 1992 Air date William Greider, a prominent political journalist and author, has been a reporter for more than 35 years for newspapers, magazines and television. Over the past two decades, he has persistently challenged mainstream thinking on economics. For 17 years Greider was the National Affairs Editor at Rolling Stone magazine, where his investigation of the defense establishment began. He is a former assistant managing editor at the Washington Post, where he worked for fifteen years as a national correspondent, editor and columnist. While at the Post, he broke the story of how David Stockman, Ronald Reagan's budget director, grew disillusioned with supply-side economics and the budget deficits that policy caused, which still burden the American economy. He is the author of the national bestsellers One World, Ready or Not, Secrets of the Temple and Who Will Tell The People. In the award-winning Secrets of the Temple, he offered a critique of the Federal Reserve system. Greider has also served as a correspondent for six Frontline documentaries on PBS, including "Return to Beirut," which won an Emmy in 1985. Greider's most recent book is The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to A Moral Economy. In it, he untangles the systemic mysteries of American capitalism, details its destructive collisions with society and demonstrates how people can achieve decisive influence to reform the system's structure and operating values. Raised in Wyoming, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, he graduated from Princeton University in 1958. He currently lives in Washington, DC.
Newsletter: https://tinyletter.com/jmrphy Blog: http://jmrphy.net/blog Twitter: http://twitter.com/jmrphy Podcast: http://jmrphy.libsyn.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/otherlifenow/ Periscope: https://www.pscp.tv/jstnmrphy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jstnmrphy/ Digitalism is perhaps the key technical aspect of the information revolution because it is the unifying thread for what seems most significant in all the specific technologies that would follow. Second, electronic miniaturization is predicated on digital compression. TVs are an intuitive example. Analogue TVs used to be huge, because they contained cathode ray tubes that physically shot light into the TV screen's pixels. Today the typical TV has a flat-screen, because pixels are lit according to digital signals that do not require a physical apparatus acting analogically. Second, what is called technological convergence, or the tendency for multiple types of different media channels (radio, tv, cellular phone networks) to converge toward one meta-information channel (i.e. cyberspace). It seems to me that digitalism is a necessary, if not sufficient, condition for this convergent tendency. The separation of these various media platforms appears to have been a function of their being discovered and engineered through different physical analogies, which accounts for their relative autonomy and incommensurate forms through their earlier years; the digital allows them all to shed their physical-analogical encasements and merge into one platform in which all media are composed of the same nature: zeros and ones. Third, digitalism is therefore the key that unlocked our era's extraordinary geographical compression. It is because of miniaturization and convergence that nearly real-time global communication and command became possible. Last but not least, the digital makes possible lossless copying and dissemination, whereas analog technology cannot be copied without exposure to entropic decay (noise). If you record your voice with an old-school analog tape recorder, then play that tape and record it with a second tape recorder, and so on, eventually your voice will be impossible to hear. Obviously, this is not so with the digital, as the thousandth copy of an MP3 is just as good as the "original." The theory of ethically biased technological change may also be able to account for other historical changes that are generally thought of as separate. For instance, consider the phenomenon that is called "neoliberalism." Neoliberalism is an ideologically loaded term, as it's generally used as a pejorative by left-wing individuals. Empirically, "neoliberalism" generally refers to a tendency, beginning in the late 1970s, for right-wing intellectuals and politicians in many countries around the world to favor dismantling welfare states in favor of free trade, lower taxes, low inflation, and privatization of public services. Thatcher in 1979 and Reagan in 1980 are typically the figureheads. Also in the global south, figures such as Pinochet in 1973. The left-wing conventional wisdom is that there was a significant and somewhat coordinated right-wing effort to change the political culture (see the Mount Pelerin Society; Milton Friedman gave counsel to Pinochet, etc). The right-wing generally argues that neoliberalism is a vague and meaningless term leftists use to attack everything they dislike since the 1970s, which right-wing people see as the inevitable lessons of capitalist reality correcting and disciplining the leftist fantasies of the postwar period. What leftists call neoliberalism the right calls simple market dynamics. Again, I beleive that a high-level conceptualization of techonomic acceleration helps us to see that both of these diagnoses refer to the same phenomenon: material, technological and economic changes--specifically, advances in information processing power--caused increasingly rapid learning about the state of the world by those most likely to seek learning; it increased the broadcasting power of those most likely to seek the dissemination of their messages; it increased the social selection efficiency (basically, the "pickiness" one could afford, such as moving to the suburbs, only marrying political partisans, etc.); it empowered the relatively compassionate and open–to-experience individuals to more radically oppose injustice and inequality, through radical protest (the "New Left," the SDS, etc.); it also empowered those with low-conscientiousness, the unskilled, and the disagreeable to cheat and commit crimes in new ways the police could not keep up with (airplane hi-jacking in the 1970s; bank heists; etc.). Perhaps most importantly, and most ruinously for normal people, it allowed the super-skilled, hyper-intelligent, super-conscientious elite to not only profit but also escape the box of national redistributive mechanisms.
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One of the biggest paradoxes is that despite there being billions of other stars with earth like planets out there and according to the Drake equation, there should be 100's or 1000's of advanced civilisations. But so far we have found nothing to prove that intelligent life exists anywhere else other than here on Earth. Patreon : https://www.patreon.com/curiousdroid Paypal.me : https://www.paypal.me/curiousdroid You can now translate this and other curious droid videos, see my video about it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLPVgIytKyg Earth Isn’t As special As We like to Think We humans do tend to hold ourselves in high regard when it come to the rest of the Cosmos. For thousands of years we believed that we and earth, were at the center of the universe and everything revolved around us including the sun and the stars. We now know that our sun is just one of billions of very similar stars and earth is a planet that is not that special. We often think that aliens would want to come to our home planet for our resources, the water, minerals, possibly the life that exists here and maybe to communicate with us humans. But if an alien race is capable of travelling and communicating across light years of space and would be 1000’s or millions of years ahead of us in their development. They’ve Moved Out Of The Universe One reason why we have not seen an evidence of advanced civilizations is that they have evolved out of this universe to another or into another dimension. According to futurist John Smart’s Transcension Hypothesis, intelligent alien life once existed in our universe, yet it became so advanced that it moved on the sub atomic scale or inner space rather than outer space. Whilst this may sound like something from the pages of a sci-fi novel as lot of thought has been put in to it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HttdxjYK7EQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN1KJ8LYW3U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeGqCl3YAaQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-a-aCOscE4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZxLUNHEmPw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H_HZVY1tT4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQ2m-GSaX8E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1yfeEqcmaQ Galaxy 2005 The Return by Frank Dorittke is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/) Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frank_Dorittke/Mare_Tranquillitatis/pcr018_cd02_02_fd_project_galaxy_2005_the_return Artist: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Frank_Dorittke/
Watch the full interview with Nobel Peace Laureate Rigoberta Menchú on Democracy Now! at http://owl.li/l3FUO. Menchú is largely responsible for making sure the former U.S.-backed dictator Efraín Ríos Montt was brought to justice. She began the process over a decade ago with legal cases filed against Guatemalan generals for atrocities in the Mayan region. Her lawsuits helped culminate last week in Ríos Montt's landmark guilty verdict and 80-year sentence for his role in the killings of more than 1,700 Ixil Mayan people. "We need to remember that the policy of extermination and genocide against Mayans was also a policy of extermination of non-Mayans as well; unionists, student leaders also suffered," Menchú says. "I do see that under Ronald Reagan and Bush administrations there was a fantasy created of a 'third world war' and this fantasy really damaged the mentality of the military in Guatemala and Guatemalan fascists and they still believe that communism exists. The truth is that here in Guatemala women and girls raped, they strangled children, they assassinated and wiped out entire indigenous peoples just because they thought they were so-called subversives or communists. So humanity really needs to look into what occurred." Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,100+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Check out our vast news archive and stream live 8-9am ET at http://www.democracynow.org. FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/democracynow Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/democracynow Listen on SoundCloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/democracynow Daily Email News Digest: http://www.democracynow.org/subscribe