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Pollution is Out Of Control: 33 Shocking Photographs


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Our Understanding of Spacetime is About to Change

 We have many exciting things to share in THE CONNECTED UNIVERSE FILM!  Please watch the new trailer and the new campaign at  We would love your help sharing the advancement of Nassim's work and to present it at a whole new level!
We have many exciting things to share in THE CONNECTED UNIVERSE FILM! Please watch the new trailer and the new campaign at We would love your help sharing the advancement of Nassim’s work and to present it at a whole new level!

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Transitions between states of matter: It’s more complicated, scientists find

Transitions between states of matter: It’s more complicated, scientists find

The seemingly simple process of phase changes-those transitions between states of matter-is more complex than previously known, NYU Chemistry Professor Mark Tuckerman and his colleagues have found. Their study reveals the need to rethink one of science’s building blocks and, with it, how some of the basic principles underlying the behavior of matter are taught in our classrooms.

In all this new complexity, where does the role of photons, energy levels, and escape velocity of electrons come in to play, in determining the gas or solid state of matter?   (The liquid state of matter is not, in the strictest sense of the word, a true state of matter at all because it is dependent almost entirely upon exterior influences). 
As research discovers new twists and turns of a river, why disconnect from the river?
“This research shows that phase changes can follow multiple pathways, which is counter to what we’ve previously known,” explains Mark Tuckerman, a professor of chemistry and applied mathematics at New York University and one of the study’s co-authors. “This means the simple theories about phase transitions that we teach in
classes are just not right.”
Back to the ‘river’, fundamental basics, and google with awe the twists and turns.
Before going farther in our study of the phenomenon which we call heat, it might be well to consider briefly, the three states of matter which result from the various degrees of
heat energy or temperature which the matter may possess at a given time.
Let us consider first, a quantity, or block of atoms or molecules in which the total number of photons contained is small. The orbits of the electrons, and therefore the size of the atom is also small. The oscillation or ‘bouncing’ of each atom will continue, but the path of each bounce will be small because the atoms or molecules are quite close together, and their critical distance is small. Since none of the particles reach escape velocity, each particle will remain in the same relative position with respect to the others. The mass will retain its shape indefinitely, and a considerable amount of outside force would have to be applied to cause the body to change in shape. This condition is known as the solid state of matter.
If, to such a block of matter, we suddenly added a large quantity of energy in the form of photons, the orbits of the atoms would spring outward, the velocity of their oscillation would increase tremendously, and soon every particle would acquire a velocity greater than its escape velocity. The particles in the interior of the mass
could not immediately escape because they would still be bouncing about among their neighbors, but the field of each particle would now be repelling all of its neighbors, and the mass would expand rapidly. The particles on the outside of the mass would move outward indefinitely, leaving the next layer free to escape and so on. Matter in this condition is known as ‘gas.’
Specifically, a gas is defined as being a body of matter in which all, or virtually all of its particles have velocities in excess of the escape velocity for the particular conditions in which they exist. 
We can readily see that a gas, if released in a vacuum, will expand indefinitely, and if released within a solid container will expand until it is uniformly distributed throughout the volume of the container. Each atom or molecule, upon colliding with another, will glance off in a new direction, and will continue in that direction until another collision occurs.
The average, or ‘mean’ distance which a particle travels between such collisions is know as ‘the mean free path.’ In a dense, or ‘compressed’ gas the mean free path would be a very tiny fraction of an inch, but in a very rarified gas, it might be many feet.
The liquid state of matter is not, in the strictest sense of the word, a true state of matter at all because it is dependent almost entirely upon exterior influences, such as the earth’s gravitational field, its atmospheric pressure, etc. If we were to take a sample of almost any liquid to a remote point in space where there were no gravitational fields or atmosphere to affect the sample we would find that, even though we maintained the temperature at the same level, the liquid would have the characteristics either of a soft solid or of a gas.
A liquid can be defined as a body of matter whose particles have velocities either slightly below or slightly above their natural escape velocity. Most oils or liquid metals, for
instance, can be described as matter whose particle velocities are so close to that of escape that the additional force applied by a gravitational field such as that of the earth is sufficient to cause the particles to escape, or ‘flow’ in the direction of the force applied by the field. If such matter were removed from the influence of exterior fields, and released in space, it would immediately assume the shape of a sphere, which shape it would retain indefinitely so long as no exterior force were brought to bear. It would,
therefore have the characteristics of a very soft solid.
A glass of ordinary water, on the other hand, has the characteristics of a gas, which is prevented from expanding by the pressure of the atmosphere around it.
We can demonstrate this if we take a glass of water which is at, say 100 degrees Fahrenheit, place it in a bell jar, and suddenly remove the air from the jar. The water will immediately begin to boil quite briskly. If we maintain the temperature of the water at 100 degrees and pump out the gas as it is formed, the glass will soon be empty,
demonstrating that its particles do have velocities above those necessary for escape. Actually, even though we do not remove the air, molecules of the water will constantly be escaping from the surface in spite of the downward bombardment of the air molecules, and the glass would eventually become empty. This, much slower process of escape by the mingling of the molecules of a liquid with the molecules of a surrounding gas is known as evaporation.

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Gravity Modification – GMOD | Creating the discipline of gravity design

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Looking ahead. gMOD: gravity modification – University of Minnesota – Gravity Modification based upon Extended Heim Theory (EHT), ……

Gravity Modification suggests a new design discipline based in the physicality of manipulating gravity-like fields to create new opportunities in product design,…

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Anti-gravity Effect? Gravitational Equivalent Of A Magnetic Field

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Back by popular demand – ‘Electrogravitics’ with a twist?

Anti-gravity Effect? Gravitational Equivalent Of A Magnetic Field  

Now moving toward gravity modification (gMOD: gravity modification – University of Minnesota).
Scientists funded by the European Space Agency have measured the gravitational equivalent of a magnetic…

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Pretending to be positive, while both supporting and sequentially ignoring, the causes of major global economic cumulative effects is NOT a solution.



  • Only two things left to tax or require purchase of: air for breathing, and a “continued right to life” license tax. Otherwise, everything else required for LIFE is now available by purchase only, taxation applied.



The Treasury prints and mints all paper currency and coins in circulation through the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the United States Mint. The Department also collects allfederal taxes through the Internal Revenue Service, and manages U.S. government debt instruments.

Gold fever

TAX & INSURANCE DOLLARS: The new 21st century’s, now Unlimited, Gold Mine

  • Has opened the doors to PROFIT unlimited, creating
  • Colossal, gargantuan, humongous, behemoth, stupendous, towering entities serving the needs of humankind……. Oops, sorry, serving the needs of their shareholders, first and foremost.

US companies now stashing $2 trillion overseas



CARING ABOUT LIFE AND PROFIT– a look at the pharmaceutical, medical, health care, and related insurance industry sectors. The meaning, definition, has merged completely, with no distinction between LIFE and PROFIT.

Corporate Town Hall Meetings: We are doing everything we can, BUT YOUR INSURANCE PREMIUMS AND YOUR MEDICAL COSTS WILL CONTINUE TO RISE and ACCELERATE UPWARDS. It is just the way it is (????)


Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, 2014 Update: How the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally  U.S. ranks last, as it did in the 2010, 2007, 2006, and 2004.



Executive Summary

The United States health care system is the most expensive in the world, but this report and prior editions consistently show the U.S. underperforms relative to other countries on most dimensions of performance. Among the 11 nations studied in this report—Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States—the U.S. ranks last, as it did in the 2010, 2007, 2006, and 2004 editions of Mirror, Mirror. Most troubling, the U.S. fails to achieve better health outcomes than the other countries, and as shown in the earlier editions, the U.S. is last or near last on dimensions of access, efficiency, and equity.

The “eye popping” cost of cancer drugs – $100,000.00 PER PILL

Out-of-network hospital care lands woman $300K bill

Questcor Finds Profits, at $28,000 a Vial  December 29, 2012  The doctor was dumbfounded: a drug that used to cost $50 was now selling for $28,000 for a 5-milliliter vial.


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Rx R&D Myths: The Case Against The Drug Industry’s R&D “Scare Card”

  • Drug Industry R&D costs are significantly reduced by taxpayer-funded research subsidies
  • Significant expenses in the Drug Industry are tax deductible
  • Drug industry’s effective tax rate is about 40 percent less than the average for all other industries

Medicine, Pills, Still Exploding Exponentially –  Skyrocketing Health-Care Premiums
Health-Insurance Rates Are Rapidly Increasing, With No End in Sight – By Jackie Judd April 25, 2002 — Jon Ward was stunned when a health-insurance agent told him his company’s premiums were going up 48 percent this spring.

 The drug industry claims its high profits are necessary in order to conduct expensive research and development. It spends more on research than any other industry. The federally funded National Institutes of Health may be the drug industry’s biggest benefactor. This government agency alone will spend more than $23 billion on research this year. And much of the research benefits the drug industry. “There’s no other industry in which you have so much public investment in the fundamental knowledge that enables … the development of the commercial industry itself,” said Dr. Bernadine Healy, who used to run the NIH. And how important is this publicly funded research to the industry? The NIH looked at the five top-selling drugs of 1995 in a report. It found that “NIH-funded research played a critical role” in discovering each one of those drugs. Similar to Existing Drugs A closer look reveals that much of the profits from prescription sales are not derived from breakthrough drugs, but rather from drugs that are similar to already popular medications. But, adding up all the drugs approved over the past six years, 80 percent of all those drugs were deemed by the FDA to be similar to what already exists. In other words, not a significant improvement.

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Citizens United as an Unintended Wakeup Call

Living in a World of Deceit and Lies for Personal gain and Profit is not Freedom … 

Citizens United as an Unintended Wakeup Call:Corporate personhood is an American legal concept that a corporation may be recognized as an individual in the eyes of the law. This doctrine forms the basis for legal recognition that corporations, as groups of people, may hold and exercise certain rights under the common law and the U.S. Constitution.   The Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission in 2010, upholding the rights of corporations to make political expenditures under the First Amendment….”

CORP wants Personhood? “Just a teeny bit here but not there”? No toilets, sanitation or sewer systems, pollute as please? Personhood LAWS, curbing “outlaw status”, do not apply? (ANY ARGUMENT IN DENIAL OF CUMULATIVE OUTCOME = INVALID)

A little stark, but hits the nail on the head: Imagine kids growing up into adulthood pooping all over the place, with no sanitation and ignoring all laws……………. Gov. Regulations – DNA ‘Do Not Apply’ – one does not ‘regulate’ healthy sanitation habits.  

…………..the cumulative outcome, pictorially shown below – upon employees, consumers, communities, the world at large, was not caused by aliens! The cumulative outcome now dwarfs the good that has come from science and tech, and is threatening Life on earth.

“There is no ambiguity” on climate change, U.N. concludes  

Massive climate assessment by world body delivers stark message about the effects of man on the planet — will America, China listen?

climate change china

Corp Personhood

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Suppression of information also wipes out Freedom.






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Why do Americans tolerate an inequality so stark?

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If a new story of unrealized human possibility is ready to blossom, water and fertile soil are in dire need.










The necessity for “Corporate Personhood Early Childhood Training.

Is the need for ‘toilet paper’ in process of discovery in corporate personhood? …..The rich also worry about the wealth gap   

Widening Income Gap Is Risk to U.S. Financial System, Experts Say

On a Top-Heavy Planet, Nordic Nations Show Path to Healthier Wealth Equity

Sam Pizzigati edits Too Much, the Institute for Policy Study’s online weekly newsletter on excess and inequality

‘A Generation Cast Aside’: Child Poverty On Rise in World’s Richest Countries

UNICEF report finds erosion of social safety nets has fueled child poverty crisis. (Image courtesy of UNICEF report)

How Our Inequality Limits Our Lives

This American Library Association “outstanding title” of the year explores the price we pay for massive inequality.

A ‘rocket scientist’ is NOT required for the solutions – appropriately good to know, especially if the cumulative outcome of an extremely dated, non-workable Profit definition, threatens Life on Earth.




What is Energy




World’s Most Asked Questions: What Is Energy?   “Energy is Everything” ….. we are not even one percent of the way towards Understanding Everything.





Exploring Energy Evolution Uncovers the New Story, “From Empire to Earth Community”  and brings back ‘common sense’.

Energy evol New Story