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THE LIGO INSTRUMENT: A wacko loco job!

July 2, 2017


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PRIZE-GIVERS DUPED BY LIGO POWER BROKERS

June 30, 2017


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LIGO PRIZES COMING OUT THE WAZOO

June 25, 2017


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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: An ongoing bastardization of the scientific process

June 3, 2017


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PHYSICS ESTABLISHMENT: The Princeton “Cleaner” Squad

May 18, 2017


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LIGO and the March for Science

April 22, 2017

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THE SCOURGE OF THE LIGO SCIENCE POPULARIZERS AND SCIENCE REPORTERS

April 13, 2017

The science popularizers are still at it!

Just this past month Brian Greene pitched LIGO at the World Science Festival Australia.

Just yesterday Lawrence Krauss unveiled his own genius idea: Combine the Big bang fraud and the LIGO fraud, and come up with the new science of Big Ligo Bang!

And as I reported recently, Neil deGrasse Tyson defended LIGO thus: We have competent people thinking about this stuff. We’re not just making shit up.

THE LIGO SCIENCE POPULARIZERS

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But let me give the above activity a context from right within the same physics establishment to which the popularizers belong. Harvard physics professor Lisa Randall is also a leading science popularizer with a large following. But unlike the above popularizers, LIGO is within her scientific bailiwick and she is a practicing scientist.

Randall remained significantly silent when the LIGO discovery took the world by storm. When a couple of years ago the scam BICEP2 discovery was similarly rolled out and similarly took the world by storm, and the very science popularizers above were dancing their celebrity dance also then, she was the first to publicly express reservation.

So, with this reference point, you need to ask some questions as to what the popularizers are actually doing.


Harvard physics professor Lisa Randall

THE LIGO SCIENCE REPORTERS

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STEPHEN HAWKING’S NOTHINGBURGER

April 10, 2017

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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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