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EnochWalked: "Dominated by clay minerals, particularly serpentine, the sample mirrors the type of rock found at mid-ocean ridges on Earth." I've never heard of that mineral before, but it seems somehow appropriate. The beast from the sea? Jul 12, 2024 21:33:49 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Remember this oddly named mission from last year? www.nasa.gov/missions/osiris-rex/surprising-phosphate-finding-in-nasas-osiris-rex-asteroid-sample/ They've found "dust rich in carbon, nitrogen, and organic compounds" in the returned sample. Jul 12, 2024 21:32:43 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.jpost.com/breaking-news/article-810103 "Biden: Israel and Hamas have agreed to ceasefire, hostage deal framework. The US president said that while more work was needed, Israel and Hamas agreed to the framework of the deal." Hamas, then Saudis? Jul 12, 2024 21:00:43 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-810056 "Biden: Arab forces would keep peace in Gaza, not the IDF" "We get the Arab nations to - particularly from Egypt all the way to Saudi Arabia - to ... cooperate in the transition" Jul 12, 2024 20:57:30 GMT -6
EnochWalked: I'm not an expert on appraising cattle, but they don't look like newborn calves in the picture. Let's say they were born in the spring of 2022. That would mean the 3 year requirement would only be met in spring 2025, and the 4 year deadline would be 2026. Jul 12, 2024 17:20:45 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Hmm, I see that this article www.jpost.com/judaism/article-717650 was written in September 2022, but updated (it doesn't say why) in April 2024. An important quote is "The heifers are all under one year old", which I assume was in the 2022 article. Jul 12, 2024 17:17:26 GMT -6
EnochWalked: Wikipedia also claims that there are "16 resolutions usually voted on annually" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestine_and_the_United_Nations#Annually_recurring_general_assembly_resolutions although the most recent was from 21 December 2020 (153 Yes votes) Jul 12, 2024 15:02:37 GMT -6
EnochWalked: It's worth noting just how popular December seems to be with the UN for this sort of thing. For example the UN accepted "the State of Palestine" in Dec. 2012; UNSC Resolution 2334 was in Dec. 2016; and Dec. 2019 the ICC announced war crime investigations. Jul 12, 2024 15:00:05 GMT -6
EnochWalked: The ICC are probably waiting until after the US election, to see if the next administration is going to put more or less pressure on Israel to do a deal. Netanyahu's coalition also may not last until November, so the ICC might act around December/Hanukkah? Jul 12, 2024 14:44:07 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "many sticking points remain. The most crucial of those concerns Israel’s unwillingness to seriously consider a two-state solution in Palestine, which Saudi leaders say is a precondition for any agreement." Warrants from the ICC might change EU & UK policy Jul 12, 2024 14:39:27 GMT -6
EnochWalked: carnegieendowment.org/posts/2024/06/saudi-us-deal-ratification-unlikely "The Ratification of a Saudi-U.S. Deal Looks Increasingly Unlikely". It would require a change of government in Israel, which Netanyahu is trying to delay as long as possible. Jul 12, 2024 14:36:35 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.space.com/china-planning-planetary-defense-asteroid-mission "China plans to deflect an asteroid by 2030 to showcase Earth protection skills. The mission's apparent target asteroid zoomed past Earth just this week." Jul 12, 2024 9:37:38 GMT -6
EnochWalked: "It'll be a fundamental change, and I would argue that other nations' militaries are going to be similarly designed, ... The number of human troops ... will probably be reduced as you move toward robotic systems." The future doesn't need humans then? Jul 11, 2024 17:39:20 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.axios.com/2024/07/11/military-robots-technology "One-third of U.S. military could be robotic, Milley predicts". So an EMP or solar flare could take out a third of the military? Does that include a third of the Space Force "Guardians"? Jul 11, 2024 17:37:55 GMT -6
EnochWalked: It's clear that he's trying to claim he is the 45th, 46th, and (unconstitutionally) 47th president (rather than the 8th king who is one of the 7). But it looks like 1945-1947, which is founding of the UN to the creation of Israel. A prophetic interstices? Jul 11, 2024 9:00:12 GMT -6
EnochWalked: edition.cnn.com/2024/07/10/politics/fact-check-trump-biden-vacation-homes/index.html An interesting article that brings to mind the idea of "many mansions". But just as interesting is Trump's hat, with "45-47" embroidered on the side. Jul 11, 2024 8:55:30 GMT -6
EnochWalked: engineering.cmu.edu/news-events/news/2024/07/09-wearable-sensing-tech.html "In collaboration with Meta, Doug Weber’s lab is exploring how sEMG signals can enable people with spinal cord injuries to interact with computer and mixed reality systems" Jul 10, 2024 19:06:10 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.cnbc.com/2024/07/10/musk-says-next-neuralink-brain-implant-expected-in-next-week-or-so.html "Musk said the company is hoping to implant its device in the "high single digits" of patients this year." "sculpting the surface of the skull" Jul 10, 2024 19:04:58 GMT -6
EnochWalked: www.cnbc.com/2024/07/10/samsung-galaxy-ring-launch-price-specs-feature-availability.html 'Samsung launched the Galaxy Ring on Wednesday, its first foray into "smart rings."' When I said "phones", I meant the ring/watch ecosystem around them too. Jul 10, 2024 14:39:57 GMT -6
EnochWalked: The treaty will be something about preventing a pandemic, or accepting the new global governance structure, or welcoming the new "extra-terrestrials" who have decided to share their wisdom with Earth. Non-compliant phones will become paperweights. Jul 10, 2024 10:51:00 GMT -6
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