Thursday, December 22, 2016

Are Fabric Softener Dryer Sheets really necessary?

I'm sure many of you couldn't dry your clothes without having some chemical-laden, fragrance-filled fabric softener dryer sheets added to the laundry load, but is it really necessary? I mean, do your clothes not smell fresh after you wash 'em? Do your really need to add anymore smelly stuff to your garments? Is static cling really a big deal (if and when it even occurs) that couldn't simply be "shook out" once you remove your clothes from the dryer?

At any rate, I used to use the things for years. For the longest, I would just buy them while often wondering why in the hell I needed 'em to begin with, but since I've always seen them used since I was a little kid, just figured I'd keep the tradition, I guess; ha!

Well anyway, one day I ran out of these damn things, didn't go to the store, and dried my clothes without 'em.  The next time I went to the store I was aiming to buy some, but forgot.  So now, after drying a few more loads of laundry during this time frame without fabric softener dryer sheets, I really couldn't tell any difference. My clothes still smelt fresh and I just don't really get the fuss over this "static cling" crap.

I've heard before that it you want to remove static from your clothes without using dryer sheets, that a crumpled up piece of aluminum foil will do the job just as well, if not better. I've also heard that wool balls (dryer balls?) also effectively remove static cling, wrinkles, and softens your clothes without all the toxic junk that is commonly found within dryer sheets. Another tip, although unrelated, is that your clothes will dry quicker if you throw a dry towel into the mix before you start the drying process.

Oh, before I go any further, I must add a couple quotes and resource links toward this subject - mainly just to show that I'm not the only one complaining about this overly marketed nonsensical dryer product:

"Unfortunately, dryer sheets can contain some harmful chemicals - including hidden fragrance chemicals that lots of people are sensitive to - that vent off into the air we breath and rub off on our clothes and then onto our skin. Dryer sheets aren't even necessary to our laundry; they're just an extra source of exposure to toxic chemicals. Dryer sheets are generally made of a polyester sheet that's been covered in a fabric softener chemical and, usually, fragrance chemicals." Read more, here: http://www.ecowatch.com/why-you-need-to-ditch-dryer-sheets-1881714654.html

"Dryer sheets actually aren’t all that necessary. They’re also not so green. Most dryer sheets contain icky ingredients that can in fact be toxic for your family. Also dryer sheets are a huge waste of materials – for what? Static cling that’s hardly a real problem. You’ve got the sheets themselves creating waste not to mention the box packing.  Larger cases are often re-wrapped in plastic as well." Read more, here: http://www.blisstree.com/2010/02/25/sex-relationships/are-dryer-sheets-necessary/

A big plus to all of this for me, regardless of the going green and/or environmentally friendly stuff and the toxic chemical avoidance, is that I simply don't have to buy these freakin' things anymore! One less thing draining money out of my pocket sounds good to me... Cheers!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Mining Asteroids for Resources: Minerals & Water

This is an old post that I moved from another website to this blog.
Original Post Date: 6/6/2013
Image Credit: http://silverunderground.com/2013/01/cosmic-profits-asteroid-mining-companies-headed-to-space/

Introduction

Recently, I've been reading several articles about the possibility of humans mining asteroids for various types of resources, such as water & minerals, in the distant future. However, from now to the time it actually happens, there could be many obstacles ahead of us. It is not just simple stuff like money, either, as the technology has to increase accordingly to the practicality of it all in addition to politics, economics, you name it. Yeah, it is like trying to squeeze a patent in for a ZPE (free energy) device during the 1900s.
Anyway, what really got me about this subject, is all the other topics it dances around. You know, subjects like "why haven't we been back to the moon?" or "where is all these space stations filled with humans and greenhouses that we heard about 20 years ago?" or "why are we wasting all this time & money on Mars missions before the more local projects?" and on and on. Do the aliens really have a dock station on the back side of the moon that never faces Earth and is there really a galactic order being installed from the gray aliens that doesn't allow us to contaminate, oops, I mean explore deep space via manned spaceships? So many questions...
When I talk about money, I mean simple math like if it hypothetically took 2 billion dollars to bring back 4,000 dollars worth of gold, then I think the return on investment would be very sub-par, to say the least.

Mining Asteroids for Resources: Minerals & Water

When it comes to extraction techniques, I've read about the traditional mining by way of robotic drones (surface and shaft mining), magnetic rakes for loose particles, heating methods for volatile materials on dead comets, and I've even read about a theory of self-replicating machines that could be used.
Per Wikipedia: "On April 24, 2012 a plan was announced by billionaire entrepreneurs to mine asteroids for their resources. The company is called Planetary Resources and its founders include aerospace entrepreneurs Eric Anderson and Peter Diamandis. The plan has been met with skepticism by some scientists who do not see it as cost-effective, even though platinum and gold are worth nearly $1,600 per ounce. An upcoming NASA mission (OSIRIS-REx) to return just two ounces of material from an asteroid to Earth will cost about $1 billion USD. Planetary Resources admits that, in order to be successful, it will need to develop technologies that bring the cost of space flight down." Gee, ya think so?
There is no need to cover the subject as to why the mining of asteroids for water and minerals is important, that is, of course, assuming the population on Earth continues to thrive. Now, for the doomsday fanatics and the ones that realize how mankind is slowly destroying this planet (unless we act fast), this topic will not be worth the thoughts. However, if the Homo sapiens do find a way to turn this planet back around and start using clean, efficient alternative fuels, learn how to recycle nearly everything we use and find a way that allows for there to be no starving people on the planet - all while combating the wackjobs that war all the time and threaten with nukes along with the power of greed - then just maybe, future space missions could benefit mankind.

Conclusion

One may ask: I understand the whole mining for minerals thing, but why would we mine asteroids for water? Well, that would be beneficial if we were to have "in-space gas stations,” so to speak, that would take water ice found on asteroids and process it into hydrogen and oxygen for use in rocket fuels. If this is a success, there will be a framework of robotic projects along with human-based missions, to basically turn deep space into prized real estate, more or less. Yeah, what's next? Instead of beach front property to sell, we might have a nice space motel you can rent that is nested 50 miles from an asteroid mining site that is 25 miles from the in-space gas station that sells gravity boosters and frozen doughnuts; ha!
I will say, though, that the concept of mining resources from deep space has been around a long while. It makes for great science fiction flicks and I even remember such things when I used to play galactic strategy games, for example.

I'll drop down a couple more images before I end this post...

A Cool 'Near-Earth' Asteroid Image:
Image Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/6425811/Asteroids-should-be-next-small-step-for-man-in-space-panel-tells-President-Barack-Obama.html   
 
 Asteroid Collision:
Cool artwork featuring an asteroid collision!
Source: http://imagensdouniverso.blogspot.com/2012/04/terra-sofreu-impacto-de-inumeros.html

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Paradigm Conflicts with Zero Point Energy

ZPE is known to cause cognitive disruptions...

This blog post is more or less an extension of a previous one I wrote a while back. If you haven't read the first one yet and you're somewhat interested in this type of subject, you may want to go there, first: ZPE - Limitless (free) energy embedded in the fabric of space?

Anyway, there seems to be a lot of conflicts involved with various scientific paradigms when it comes to Zero Point Energy. Many of these fall into certain camps/groups, while others simply reject the notion of ZPE regardless of what any experimental projects claim and/or how exciting the progress may sound, simply because they were taught that the vacuum is an empty void and/or that space doesn't exist. Below, I'll list 7 common, conflicting Paradigm Groups concerning ZPE:

1) Quantum physics is bunk and quantum events can be explained in an archaic fashion, oops, I mean classically using self-fields.

2) The theory of Relativity is bogus and a material-like ether exists.

3) Quantum physics is legit, but Zero Point Energy is a theoretical artifact and is not even real; ZPE is merely fantasy.

4) Zero Point Energy is real, but it's simply so minuscule that it could never be used as an effective source of energy.

5) The ZPE (vacuum energy) physically manifests large energetic fluctuations, but they cannot be tapped because of entropy - which makes coherence unlikely because the fluctuations are random and chaotic.

6) The Zero Point Energy is a manifestation of chaos in an open nonlinear system. Under certain conditions it can exhibit self-organization and therefore become available as a source.

7) The ZPE is a 3D (three dimensional) manifestation of electric flux from a physically real, 4th dimension of space. It can be twisted into our 3D space yielding alterations in the space-time metric. It can be tapped as a source, and doing so locally alters gravity, inertia and the pace of time.

Quick Summary of the Paradigm Camps

Groups 1 and 2, as listed above, are generally what I refer to as the "archaic beliefs." They try to model, sculpt and describe all physical phenomena at the classical level. They have a hard time trying to explain how particles born from the same quantum event remain strongly correlated even when separated, and it is always entertaining to hear their desperate attempts at trying to prove that quantum mechanics is nothing more than religious drivel; ha-ha! They need complex ether models instead, but it's also hard for them to describe those without sounding similar to the ZPE camp #7.

By what I've read, most of the Western academics fall somewhere around groups 3, 4 and 5. I can understand this, since we, well, are having a hard time understanding the source we need to be tapping into. Knowing something is there is not hardly good enough, if you can't figure out how to harness such energy to begin with. Those are just a few more reasons why more experiments need to be made and suppression needs to stop. I say that because there have supposedly been several "free energy" inventions that have been suppressed albeit this all starts sounding like just another conspiracy theory after a while. LOL! Okay, let's move past the jokes...

Interestingly enough, the Soviet Union, for example, has a definite interest in #6 and #7, according to the book "Quest for Zero Point Energy," by Moray B. King. Of course they are not the only ones, but that was used for contrast, since I just mentioned Western academia prior to that. The Soviet Union have also experimentally investigated torsion fields concerning this subject, as well. The point is, many people are taking this subject very seriously and it's actually not a laughing matter for some.

Many of you should know, back when Hitler was in power, the Germans did all kinds of wild scientific experiments and invented a lot of stuff during that time frame of desperate measures. There is no telling how much lost technology from the German scientists there really was. The point of that statement, is that when things are taken serious and are thoroughly researched and experimented on without constant paradigm conflicts at hand, things will often move much quicker. I'm not saying that we haven't had enough time to figure this out albeit I'm saying that Zero Point Energy is a bit more complicated than harnessing enough electricity for a light bulb to work; duh!

Proof for Vacuum Energy

Since this page can get rather long, in a hurry, I thought I would cover the vacuum-energy subject in a more efficient manner. Basically, if you are still living in a cave somewhere but have access to the Internet while not only believing that space is void, but also that vacuum energy (ZPE) doesn't exist, then you may want to read the excerpt below and then follow the source link provided:

"At least the existence of vacuum-energy is beyond dispute, so that it should be possible to verify this energy in the laboratory. Two possible ways to this proof have been developed, namely for a metallic rotor in the electrostatic field and for a superconducting rotor in the magnetic field. Since the work presented here is based on the first mentioned method, this one is briefly recapitulated in the following lines." To read more and to determine the quality of the proof, go here:

http://philica.com/display_article.php?article_id=155

Now, when concerning a lot of the supposedly suppressed "free energy" inventions, they do seem to often have one thing in common, which is charge clusters. Each cluster is a micron-sized charged plasmoid resembling ball lightning that coheres the ZPE to yield excess energy. However, it would be nice if we could better understand the nature of the charge cluster itself. *sigh* If you ever hear people speak about EV (electrum validum), that is what they are talking about.

Conclusion

I was going to get into geometrodynamics, vortex filaments, torsion fields, etc., and the fractoemission hypothesis, but hopefully this post will gather those types of discussions later on, in the comment field below. Honestly, I'm tired of writing about this crap. I'm primarily writing this article to act as a platform for open discussion, NOT arguments, conflicts or drama or controversy, like my original ZPE article slowly started turning into, within its own comment field. Yeah, that means that I probably will have to exclude myself from most future conversations about this particular topic. LOL!

Personally, this subject (Zero Point Energy) will most likely never affect my life. It is interesting but time consuming. If you'd like to spend a lot of time studying this subject matter and/or if you enjoy the common scientific paradigm wars that it often leads to, then by all means, have fun! I don't know how involved I will be in the comment field, as I'd rather just let y'all go back and forth. I will be approving all comments manually for this post and I will be deleting anything spammy and inane. Insults are fine if they are speckled with humor, creativity, intelligence and substance.

At any vacuous rate, if you have an opinion on this subject, feel free to share although you may find yourself talking to your, uh, self. For the vast majority, this is not a very engaging subject.

My primary comment: I think ZPE technology is possible, but it will be a stretch for regular (non-extraterrestrial) Earth people to effectively achieve, at least anytime soon. I hope that if Zero Point Energy is ever attainable for the Homo sapiens to use as an energy source, that it will be used in a productive, beneficial way for mankind. Okay, back to my time machine. Vroom......

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Since I originally written this post on another website, I will go ahead and attach a few of the comments it garnered from that site, but will leave out the inane and/or empty ones since there is no point in adding them back here...

Previous Comment Field:

Commentator #1: 
According to my research, the reason for Tesla's disappearance was due to his break through in this particular field however since I enjoy all things Hollow I have read that he wasn't put on ice by The Powers That Be (TPTB) but resides in Hollow Earth as VIP guest.
What I read was that he did invent a ZPE device and even tried to go public with it, for the benefit of mankind, but that is when TPTB attempted to eliminate him and he was then whisked away by the Hollow Earth boys.
I for one believe that ZPE is not only possible but has been achieved more than once by a few inventors but since it doesn't fit into the greed paradigm it doesn't see the light of day here on the surface of this planet.
After all it is kind of hard to make any money on a light bulb that last forever!

My Reply:
I thought Tesla lived a long time and died at age 86. However, I always meant to study some of his works. He was another one that was suppressed and way ahead of his time. They have some really cool-looking books over this subject matter like "The Tesla Papers" that covers free energy and wireless transmission of power, anti-gravity, and many other possible inventions from him.
I agree, I think the power of greed and corruption are the primary reasons why stuff like Zero Point Energy and Cold Fusion experiments have such a hard time making progress.

Commentator #2:
So, according to quantum mechanics and quantum entanglement, some poor sap on some other planet is writing about nth point energy and wondering how to count that high. Sigh. It's all a conspiracy to discredit Tesla, poor fellow.

My Reply:
I have no idea what you just said or even what you meant by that comment, but Zero Point Energy and the paradigm conflicts therein, are anything but a conspiracy. It involves massive amounts of energetic ignorance, though.

Commentator #2:
When it comes to ZPE, who DOES know what they are talking about? I would want to buy some stock in that company

My Reply:
Loads of people, evidently. The existence of vacuum energy is obviously real. I even provided a link on this post to demonstrate such things. Learning how to effectively harness and channel it, is an entirely different subject, and one that won't be listed on the Stock Market for obvious reasons. Yeah, I'd like to see ZPE listed right alongside GE in the business section. LOL!

Commentator #1:
I suspect when Full Disclosure finally happens (hopefully within our lifetimes) we will be re-introduced (see Tesla) to Zero Point Energy and our energy concerns will become a thing of the past.
I'm a little surprised that you haven't had more inane drivel comments on this page but perhaps no one is willing to show their lack of intellectual prowess.

My Reply:
Speaking of full disclosure, have you read the book "Secret Journey to Planet Serpo" before? It is a documentation about a top-secret U.S. government program, aliens, technology, etc. It supposed to be based on a true story, although I'm sure it's still laced with misinformation and inaccurate data. However, it sounds like an awesome read, nonetheless.
I brought that book up because it also mentions the vast differences in the chemistry and physics these Earth people are aware of, when compared to the advanced extraterrestrials (something we should already know, but evidently the majority still thinks energy sources are confined to crude methods). Anyway, it would be nice to see Zero Point Energy re-introduced, as you say.

Commentator #3:
According to NASA, there is enough energy in one cup of coffee to boil away all of Earth's oceans!

Here's a little quote from that NASA page, which contains information that actually surprised me quite a lot:

"1996 Eberlein: Theory suggesting that the laboratory observed effect of sonoluminescence is extraction of virtual photons from the electromagnetic zero point fluctuations.

1994 Alcubierre: Theory for a faster-than-light "warp drive" consistent with general relativity.

1994 Haisch, Rueda, and Puthoff: Theory suggesting that inertia is a consequential effect of the vacuum electromagnetic zero point fluctuations.

1992 Podkletnov and Nieminen: Report of superconductor experiments with anomalous results -- evidence of a possible gravity shielding effect.

1989 Puthoff: Theory extending Sakharov’s 1968 work to suggest that gravity is a consequential effect of the vacuum electromagnetic zero point fluctuations."

The dates are intriguing to say the least!

My Reply:
I've heard of that before, somewhere, but didn't have a resource for that statement. Thanks for adding some interesting info into the mix. I think more and more people (the ones with at least half a hominid brain) are starting to accept the fact that vacuum energy exists. Now, if we could just get an approved extraction device for ZPE, to get the ball rolling again without mad suppression...

ZPE - Limitless (free) energy embedded in the fabric of space?

The concepts, theories and hypothetical notions of ZPE (Zero Point Energy) being a magnificent alternative energy source that could change the world as we know it, has been around for quite some time, regardless of how far-fetched it may seem to the masses.

Instead of wasting time going over the basic concepts of Zero Point Energy, I'll skip right along and assume that anybody that comments on this page, has at least some idea of the subject matter. If you are truly lost and behind the times, there are many books and, if you have trouble reading, there are several YouTube videos about ZPE that may be helpful for getting you towards the on-ramp of ZPE fantasy - fact or fiction, you decide. Where was I? Oh, the far-fetched notions...

Uh, well, today's physics might allow this once-considered far-fetched notion of tapping into the limitless quantities of energy that are embedded in the fabric of space... While using two theoretical areas of modern physics: the theories of ZPE that model the vacuum of space that contain actual energetic fluctuations of electric field energy along with the theories of system self-organization, this thing may be possible. Well, of course it is possible, as there have already been a few free-running devices/inventions that have been suppressed by ___, to say the least.

[Occasionally, throughout this post, there will be reference notes, noted within brackets. At the end of this entry, I will list the references used.]

At any rate, one may ask, how can random fluctuations become coherent? Well, lets not talk about violating the second law of thermodynamics, as this point has been thoroughly discussed in the theories of system self-organization [1, 2]. Prigogine won the 1977 Nobel prize in chemistry for defining the conditions that a system could evolve from randomness toward coherence.

As for the fabric of space and/or tapping into the endless, limitless energy of the ether, I've seen many debates over this. There are some scientists and various Internet trolls, for example, that preach this empty space nonsense and how space doesn't exist, only objects exist, blah, blah, as it helps their curious, but ignorant, brains sleep better at night. I used to call those beliefs the "dead rock religion," but since I never believed in talking rocks, the object/concept religion was never for me. But yeah, it is so much easier to examine and dismiss everything as if we are merely dealing with circles, squares, triangles or the letters from the alphabet (sort of like Kindergarten), as opposed to admitting that we have so much more to learn about the world and the cosmos that surrounds us, so please excuse the narrow-minded views from the many stagnant scientists and online critics out there...

Anyway, if space doesn't exist and atoms are composed mostly of empty space, then how can anything exist without space? Well, this indirectly relates to ZPE and all that quantum stuff, like quantum foam, quantum mechanics or whatever you want to call it. Side Note: This quantum crap really screws-up a lot of concepts for the non-scientific laymen people. It is like some of these folks can just slap the word 'quantum' in front of anything and presto, we have some marvelous knowledge at hand, so please excuse my disgust for these inane names & titles for such things. A non-related example of such confusion, is the concept/term "black hole," as there is no 'hole' about it.

Okay, well, now we come to the implications of hyperspace and/or the fabric of space/time/ether, whatever... If the existence of a physical hyperspace appears bizarre, there seems to be an even bigger paradigm shift in store for humanity arising from the conclusions of physicists exploring the foundational issues of quantum mechanics [3]. There is both theoretical and experimental recognition of instantaneous connectivity between distant elementary particles that are "quantum entangled" due to a previous interaction [4]. Yes, there's that word again, quantum. However, I have seen some really interesting videos about quantum entanglement; some people even relate the concept of quantum entanglement to certain aspects of Buddhism, but that's a totally different subject.

Anyway, many foundational physics are suggesting either a non-local connecting mechanism existing outside of space-time [5] or a possibility of parallel 3-D universes [6]. Then you'll hear many state that time does not actually exist and is merely a partial perception of our limited consciousness slicing a 4th spatial dimension. Going by what I have read, it seems that many of the foundational physicists are heading toward the philosophical model of Ouspensky's "Tertium Organum" [7], a work first published in 1912, which was 20 years prior to the discovery of quantum mechanics. Ouspensky emphasized that 1 extra spatial dimension is all that is required to embed an infinite number of 3D universes. With that being said, the lonely notion that the fabric of space might be embedded with limitless free energy (ZPE) that could be extremely useful for mankind, is a small paradigm shift when compared to the implications of non-local connections and the illusionary existence of time.

As many of us are aware, a scientific paradigm shift cannot be created by mere theoretical discussions. Even with the proper experiments, such things are often ignored and ridiculed, to say the least; take cold fusion experiments, for example. Then, there is the big stopper/blocker effect, which is when a certain technology doesn't work in harmony with political and economical interests, etc., along with other factors, and then that is when advanced, helpful inventions often get suppressed.

We need a massive replication of such an invention at large; one that is simple, robust, and self-running. If the vacuum of space and/or the fabric of space is truly embedded with a limitless supply of free energy, such an invention will ultimately surface for all of mankind to see......

...Do you believe that ZPE will be attainable for the human race? If so, will it eventually be used for interplanetary travel? Or is it just some fantastical idea that is fabricated by lunatics claiming to have alien implants without the microchips? Ha-ha!

References:

[1] S. Firrao, "Physical Foundations of Self-Organizing Systems Theory," Cybernetica 17(2), 107-24 (1984).
[2] Yu. L. Klimontovich, M.V. Lomonosov; "Entropy Decrease During Self-Organization and the S Theorem," Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 9(12), 606-7 (1983).
[3] Moray B. King, "Quest for Zero Point Energy," 2001.
[4] A. Einstein, B. Podolsky, N. Rosen, "Can Quantum Mechanical Description of Physical Reality be Considered Complete?" Phys. Rev., Vol. 47, P 777 (1935).
[5] J. Gribbin, "Schrodinger's Kittens and the Search for Reality," Back Bay Books, NY, 1995.
[6] D. Deutsch, "The Fabric of Reality," Penguin Books, NY, 1997.
[7] P.D. Ouspensky, "Tertium Organum," Vintage Books, NY, 1970.

We are surrounded by endless energy...

Is it possible to harness this ZPE and create free energy devices?
Image Source: http://www.greaterawareness.tv/index.php/2013/02/28/thrive-on-free-energy-over-unity-devices-and-zero-point-energy/

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