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LIGO COVER UP

August 18, 2017

See previous post for reference.


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THEM AMAZING LIGONEERS!

August 10, 2017


Folks, by now it should be clear to you that the LIGO Collaboration has assumed a haughty, arrogant stance. They would not deign to entertain any criticisms. When the good Professor Wolfgang Engelhardt asked a perfectly legitimate question, he was derided. Engelhardt was absolutely correct. When the Danes recently brought up the issue of data analysis, they were basically told that they did not understand. The Danes have a good point. What they have uncovered is a symptom of the fact that the LIGO instrument is a piece of crap. Bad scientists and bad engineers were given a billion dollars to go to town, and we have LIGO.

Just last month, LIGO spokesperson David Shoemaker told a blogger that they, the Ligonauts, have “full confidence” in their results.

Raindrops keep fallin’ on their heads, … but nothing’s worrying them!

At this critical juncture, the Ligonauts are keeping mum (until October at least) so that nothing can queer the deal. You know whereof I speak?

Here is the Danish paper:

https://arxiv.org/abs/1706.04191

Them amazing Ligoneers! Walt Disney’s Imagineers have got nothing on them.


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PHYSICS’S AUGEAN STABLES

July 7, 2017


In the Augean Stables of Greek mythology, the cattle lived and defecated for three decades. The stables were never cleaned. In the end, the animals were wallowing in their own excrement, accumulated way high. Hercules was commissioned to clean this up in just one day (The Fifth Labor of Hercules.)

The physics establishment has never cleaned its own mess: the Big Bang crap, the Penzias-Wilson discovery crap, the COBE Satellite discovery crap, the BICEP2 cover-up crap, the Hawking crap, the Witten crap, and now the LIGO discovery crap, …. No fault was ever admitted, no soul-searching was ever done, no retraction was ever made. All these dung heaps have accumulated. Physicists have never done any house-cleaning in the last six decades. They just wallow waist-deep in their own accumulated merd even as they engage in their happy talk. This is why they stink to mighty heaven.

Today’s mainstream physicists are living in their own Augean Stables. And I have been commissioned to clean this mess.


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Is LIGO a Buy, Hold, or Sell?

June 22, 2017

Q: Is LIGO a Buy, Hold, or Sell?
A: It is now a Strong Sell.

A POWERED FLIGHT TOWARDS THE NOBEL SKY:

The recent spate of European prizes to LIGO might have you believe that LIGO is shooting upward in a powered flight, about to reach the Nobel sky. These prizes include the German Lower Saxony Prize, the Einstein Medal, the European Physical Society Prize, the European Science Prize, and some kind of Spanish deal called the Princess of Asturias Prize. Upon such feting, anyone is bound to be bowled over.

But this is LIGO’s fake world. The truth lies elsewhere. As I said a long while ago, a test arena you might watch is India LIGO.

INDIA LIGO DEVELOPMENTS:

India LIGO received full and final approval from the Indian Government only days after LIGO first detection. Funds were obtained and earmarked for LIGO. Some of these funds were given over to LIGO for conducting preliminary surveys. LIGO site was finalized, and construction was about to begin. It only remained for the Government of India to release the bulk of the funds to LIGO.

At this stage, a hold was placed on these funds by the Government.

Now started the American pressurizing of the Indian Government to release these funds.

The American physics Nobelist David Gross (remember this cigarette-smoking environmentalist?) very publicly derided the Indian Government for holding up LIGO.

The Government did not budge.

High US LIGO officials went to India and told the Government to get on with the program or else.

The Government did not budge.

NSF director France Cordova made a statement wishing the Indian Government would get going on LIGO.

The Government did not budge.

The European LIGO prizes kept coming out the wazoo, in the strongest possible affirmation of the LIGO machine.

The Government did not budge.

The first LIGO discovery was confirmed for a second time (the third LIGO detection).

The Government did not budge.

This is where we stand today.

MY READING OF THE SITUATION:

The first thing we now understand about India Government’s technocratic leadership is that they are nobody’s fools: neither the Indian Ligonauts’ , nor France Cordova’s. They are there to look after their nation’s interest.

And that is exactly what they are doing.

I believe that LIGO dissidence caused the technocrats to take a closer look at the whole issue, perhaps in collaboration with the greater Indian physics community (beyond the LIGO community). I believe they came to the conclusion that importing the US LIGO machine and installing it on Indian soil is not the right thing to do, scientifically speaking.

Whether the Indian Government wants it or not, their choice amounts to a scientific verdict on LIGO.

Italy and Japan take note.

The Indian Ligonauts are still engaging in their customary happy talk, but I do not believe that this is the Indian reality.

NOTE ADDED 06/22/2017:

Seeing that India is not budging, US LIGO officials tried to push LIGO on Australia a second time. Australia did not budge.

LIGO BAGHOLDERS (Lord have mercy!)

May 27, 2017


Bagholders = Stockholders whose stocks have become worthless!

The following organizations have strongly endorsed the Ligo discovery even as it stood scientifically exposed as a sham or a scam or a fraud in the public arena. There can be no innocent explanation for this conduct. They are now left holding the bag!


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BIG BANG INFLATION EXPLAINED TO BUTCHER, BAKER AND CANDLESTICK MAKER

May 20, 2017


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ACADEMIC PRIVILEGE: A Stanford-MIT scamming axis

May 15, 2017

CHEEZEBORGER, CHEEZEBORGER …
THE LINDE-GUTH NOTHINGBURGER


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PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE MARCH FOR SCIENCE: What’s wrong with this picture?

April 2, 2017

“Public needs to face down Trump’s ‘absurd’ anti-science policies and back researchers.” – Jane Goodall

There is going on in the media a tremendous comment storm on how President Donald Trump is single-handedly destroying science as we know it. He is ending the scientific civilization.

A great protest march by the scientists is being planned.

On the face of it, most everyone will side with the critics. After all, science is motherhood. Anyone who assails it does not deserve any support.

Now, first things first. I did not vote for Trump. I certainly do not feel an urge to defend him. But let me be fair. I am in a unique position to add the crucial missing dimension to this public debate – the only dimension that should be at issue now.

The issue is rampant academic corruption in science. Not corruption by one rogue individual, but organized corruption by collectives. This is a deeply, deeply disturbing phenomenon that has been cultivated by the scientific community over a period of decades.

To this I add the following: This has gone on unhindered so long because of tacit approval by the various groups responsible for dealing with this. These groups include all the Presidents past.

In fact, when I brought such a clear instance of a gigantic fraud to President Obama, whatever actions he took were designed to save the faces of the fraudsters – first and foremost. They circled the wagons. Public was never told how they had been screwed over royally. The corrupt science was allowed to stand before the world just so a few butts could be saved. Honestly, are these butts worth saving?! Shouldn’t these butts have been fired instead?

Former Congressman Rush Holt is now the scientific leader who is spearheading the charge against the Trump administration. He is one to talk! He has supported to the hilt NASA science fraud John Mather.


Rush Holt (second from left) poses happily with NASA science fraud great John Mather.

A politically very powerful learned society, American Physical Society, has strongly and sanctimoniously endorsed the march for science. This society has also been a strong and sanctimonious endorser of rampant science fraud over the decades. They also have adopted strong and sanctimonious policies to combat science fraud.

So personally, I see President Trump as the first and the only leader with the stones to say to the out-of-control scamming intellectuals in behalf of us hapless taxpayers: This far, and no further!

Somebody needs to tell the pampered, fattened and freeloading intellectuals to stop screwing the taxpayers over. And this somebody has to be a person who can speak the only language these corrupt intellectuals understand: The language of pocketbook.

A long-standing, institutionalized and ingrained culture of corruption is being clothed in noble attire, and the clueless public is being inducted into rooting for this greatly wronged group of selfless benefactors of humanity. At the same time, certain specific areas of concern raised (rightly or wrongly) in normal conduct of affairs of the state are being grossly exaggerated to an all out attack on science. The term anti-science (calling to mind perhaps the word antichrist) is then casually injected to inflame the masses. How diabolically clever is that?!

During the Cuban missile crisis, the philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote a long letter to President Kennedy urging the latter to stand down in the interest of world peace. In reply, the President wrote: I think your attention might well be directed to the burglars rather than those who have caught the burglars.

Before our burglars are given a single more taxpayer dollar, there needs to be full public reckoning of the charge in the following graphic. I don’t see how these “aggrieved” hombres dare even open their mouths – let alone hold protest marches – while this historic charge is pending and while science stands perverted by them and exploited by them for personal benefit. This planned march for science is hypocrisy raised to the umpteenth power.

Jane Goodall knows a lot about the ways of gorillas and chimps. The science at contention between the scientific community and the Trump administration concerns a whole host of hard disciplines: physics, chemistry, space science, meteorology, oceanography, climatology, earth sciences, solar-terrestrial relation, numerical modeling of complex systems, medicine, biology… and so on. So I am at a loss understanding what qualifies her to make the comment she did.

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NSF, LIGO AND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

March 15, 2017

National Science Foundation (NSF) Director France A. Córdova has a six-year contract which does not expire until 2020. The Trump Administration is keeping her on, for now. But it seems that to keep her job, she had to promise to do her job differently. On February 22, Congressman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, wrote:

NSF Director France Cordova has publicly committed NSF to accountability and transparency and restoring its original mission to support science in the national interest. These policies were made permanent and expanded by the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (AICA), which was enacted in January

It seems to me that this commitment would also cover not maintaining a fraudulent discovery as legitimate science before the nation. Yet, Córdova is doing precisely that. Just yesterday, she wrote:

It’s been a little over a year since the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that the project it had funded for more than 40 years, LIGO, had detected gravitational waves resulting from two merging black holes 1.3 billion lightyears away.

This is a pointed statement reaffirming the fraudulent discovery. So much for the accountability and transparency promised to the American public.

Additionally, it is an imputing to the Trump Administration a gigantic, decades-long, billion-dollar fraud for which this Administration is completely innocent.

In the same piece, she also writes:


Additionally, we may hear from India on which location they have officially selected, and their plans for a third LIGO interferometer that could get up and running in 2024.

LIGO India, which was moving at lightning speed, has stalled. The reason it has stalled is that the Indian Government is having second thoughts on buying into the premise that LIGO science is correct. This should be brought out in public by both sides (US and India). Instead, Córdova is promoting the cover story that the stalling is due to site selection issues.

Transparency indeed!

The stalling of India LIGO is a very strong public verdict – unintended though it may be – on the LIGO discovery. A scientifically advanced nation is questioning LIGO. For Córdova to put a different spin on it is to purposefully deceive the American public.

Accountability indeed!

Science in national interest? Indeed!

The remainder of this post is rather dreary, but very important. I want to show clearly that site selection is NOT the real issue for Indian LIGO. There have been numerous clear public statements by Indian LIGO leaders and Indian Government officials that the site selection process had been formally and properly concluded. Here are a few such very recent statements:

December 20, 2016

AURANGABAD: The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory-India (Ligo-India) project has gathered pace, with the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) recently issuing project directives to the Hingoli district administration.

The DAE has also submitted Rs 38 lakh towards land measurement for the world class project.

According to directives, no construction activity is preferred within a 5-km periphery of the identified site in Aundha-Nagnath taluka. Besides, different restrictions have been set in place on mining and highway passages, railway lines and flights among other activities.

“The DAE gave us a set of measures to ensure noise pollution remains within permissible limits at the project site. Accordingly, a range of compliances were already found fulfilled,” Tadvi said.

The authorities said the project site is located at a certain distance from the Yeldari irrigation project and will be in the vicinity of Siddheshwar, Anjanwada, Nandgaon, Chawadi and Dudhala villages.

Tadvi said that land measurement would be completed soon, following which the process of acquisition will be initiated. “We do not foresee any problems in acquiring the land as a major portion of it belongs to the government,” he said.

He said that the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 will be invoked while taking possession of private land to ensure best possible compensation for landowners.

The authorities said that the rural belt of Aundha-Nagnath taluka in Hingoli district has been selected for the project as it is relatively less vulnerable to seismic activity and man-made noise pollution.

January 18 , 2017

“We’ve just acquired land for the project in a place we can’t disclose right now. But to build the project – which will be one of the most sensitive detectors in the world – we’ll need people not just skilled in theoretical physics, but geology, material science and engineering,” said Ray Chaudhury, who was chairing the session.

February 8, 2017


The Indian government has selected a site in Maharashtra state, but construction has yet to begin, says LIGO-India spokesman Tarun Souradeep, a cosmologist at the Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics in Pune.

In sum, NSF Director France Córdova has made a new covenant with the Congress of the United States to be accountable and transparent. But NSF continues right along in its dishonest and deceitful ways with regard to LIGO. It is bringing those corrupt practices right into the Trump Administration.

This is one swamp that needs to be drained!

PHYSICS: Bibhas De rewrites history

February 27, 2017


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Q&A

Q: And just who the heck is Bibhas De to rewrite the history of physics?!

A: He is a student of a giant of physics who was a student of a giant of physics.

Q: OK. But where are the reports of his investigation?

A: Here and here. Also read through the posts in this blog.