New Christopher Nolan WWII Movie ‘Dunkirk’ Portrays White People as White, Runs Afoul of Diversity Police | Heat Street

Because only black people do anything interesting…

https://heatst.com/culture-wars/dunkirk-so-white-new-christopher-nolan-wwii-blockbuster-falls-foul-of-social-media-diversity-police/

What will happen when states begin to produce too much renewable energy?

For those of you who are unaware of the effects of renewable energy, this story talks about something that actually has happened in California. It doesn’t matter if you are a climate alarmist for climate skeptic, this story is important because it will affect our thinking about renewable energy for a long time. I typically don’t post articles about climate change, but this definitely will affect worldviews. 

 California is heavily invested in renewable energy. So much so, that they sometimes produce too much energy. Traditional energy sources such as coal or natural gas produce a steady stream of constant energy. Renewable energy fluctuates and goes up and down over time. Many people want to let the renewables generate as much energy as possible, but it is difficult to predict when that will happen. And it is difficult to scale up or scale back traditional energy sources. It is difficult to get them started or bring them down quickly. As a result, renewables will often either overproduce or underproduce. 

 If you overproduced energy, you could be in danger of damaging your electrical infrastructure. So some utilities will try to send the energy to other states. That is what California did several times early in 2017. They ended up sending their extra electricity to the state of Arizona. They actually had to pay Arizona to take it during that time. 

 Again, I’m not trying to make a case for or against renewable energy. These are simply the facts. So how does this affect our thinking ? 

 If you are in a state like Arizona, you are probably glad to get this very cheap energy from another state. You could obtain that without even having to invest in any renewable infrastructure. Plus, you’re getting green energy , and you’re getting it very cheaply. Some states may actually make this part of their energy plan. They would simply count on other states like California providing them with green energy without having to pay for themselves. 

 Then what will happen to states like California? Will they feel cheated? Will they eventually demand that renewable energy be scaled-back? 

 It’s probably too early to tell what will happen. The renewable energy infrastructure most states is still being ramped up. Most people are unaware that this type of scenario is not just possible but probable. 

https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/06/26/california-dumps-millions-of-dollars-of-unusable-renewable-electricity-to-other-states/

A Disturbing Story for Those Who Regularly Look for News

As a youth , I was pretty naïve and had little discernment about the things that people claimed were true. I learned a great deal from that, and have worked hard to teach others to examine whether their beliefs are, in fact, true.

Some people lack a skepticism gene.

This article lends credence to the need to check to make sure you have reliable sources when you get something from the Internet.

https://stream.org/left-busy-planting-fake-conservative-news-sites/

Tiny hairs enable bumblebees to detect electrical fields: study finds

This is great evidence for intelligent design, so why no reference to it? At least they did not attempt to attribute this to evolution. How could evolution account for thousands of tiny hairs all over a bee’s body work together with motion sensors to help direct the bee? Had to be designed that way.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tiny-hairs-enable-bumblebees-detect-120000732.html?ref=gs

Robot ‘priest’ can beam light from its hands and give automated blessings to worshippers – Mirror Online

Getting past the silliness of this headline, it makes you wonder about the beliefs of people who created this. Do they believe that a Christian minister is nothing more than flesh and blood? If so, then it would make sense that they could make a robot to do exactly what a Christian minister to others. Since people with that mindset would see no spiritual side to what ministers do , then creating an automated priest would do the exact same thing.

A priest is someone who comes between God and man and represents man for his best interests. The Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and Episcopalian denominations have priests. How could a robot actually an intermediary between God and man?

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/robot-priest-can-beam-light-10523678

Mark Zuckerberg calls for universal basic income at Harvard speech

The concept of a guaranteed income has been around for a while. The Swiss  considered it. The Finns tried it in small measure. The Communists abandoned it. It never worked, but apparently there are people who want to see it working a capitalist context. What evidence is there that it will work this time?

Soderbergh seems to believe that people have a guaranteed income, they would be willing to take risks to try new business ideas. Some may do so. Some may simply game the system. And others might simply continue to seek after losing ventures. After all, there would be little risk in failure.

Now that we are establishing healthcare as a universal right, as wrong is that may be, here are now ideas of how to establish other lights , such as guaranteed income.

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/25/mark-zuckerberg-calls-for-universal-basic-income-at-harvard-speech.html