FOTW September 5, 2020

The Sun:
– Magnetic Storms and Climate:
– Miniature Nova:
– Sep2017 Storm ~8x Weaker Than Carrington Event:

– Extended Galactic Disk:
– Extraplanar Galactic Gas:
– Gas Fueling Galaxies:

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  • onezeroseven

    Hi All,
    Hey Ben, with increasing evidence of how common mininovas are, do you ever feel like just dropping the ‘mini’ part of the name? And what do you consider the classes of novi? Mini, Normal, Super?

  • albrown54

    Where is Todd?

    • sibeguy

      He came to his senses and realized he didn’t want to be part of the social ignorance being espoused by the group! If they applied the same rigor to social issues as they do the science instead of opinion it might be useful. The idea that America is the greatest country in the world is a load of crap. It ignores the horrendous things that have been done by our government. They tout a leader who creates divisiveness and offers no real solutions. They don’t understand real power and privilege in this country.

      This is fictional, but I love the message…

      Does this lead to a civil war? Is this the end of this country? Maybe it’s time for change. It has to start with a discussion of the real issues.

      • Charles

        Incredible… someone is actually trying to convince us that things we can see right in front of our faces are false.

        We are already in a civil war that the MSM and the fascist left are trying to hide, because if it was out in the open they wouldn’t stand a chance… and they made the first move by inciting the riots of BLM and antifa, over a man who died by overdosing on opioids and meth. They edited out the first parts of the video clip so you didn’t get to see that he was higher than 10 hippies in a helicopter, kept falling down on purpose, resisting, crying because he was freaked out on the drugs he was on. He resisted more and more until they had to hold him down until the ambulance got there. Floyd had ridiculous amounts of the opioid fentanyl, meth, and cannabis in his system.. he had hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and the sickle cell trait. He was complaining that he could not breathe long before he was held down, its a symptom of overdosing on fentanyl. The left loves criminals, and Floyd was a massive example, he had a record a mile long with multiple felony convictions, including threatening a pregnant woman by holding a gun to her unborn baby.

        This is the greatest country in the world, it is the last bastion of freedom where people still have the right to defend themselves, and the “democratic socialists” hate that.

      • Michael Durfee

        It’s becoming harder and harder to learn the solutions to the “real issues” we face in science; as well as society. These “social issues” you speak of would be remedied much more comprehensively and probably faster by a refined understanding of our checks and balances, but that dialogue hasn’t been very welcome in the education system; and for quite some time now. If I had to pick one major contributing factor to why these solutions become more and more elusive it’s because there are people (or groups of people) who think wisdom and knowledge comes from identifying inequality and rarely provide an alternative explanation or example to what could make things more equal.

        The system we have in place has checks and balances, and few of the other organized societies of the world come close; especially in how they are enforced. It’s when those checks and balances are superceded by people (or groups of people), which suspiciously are most often are those exercising their efforts in communicating inequalities, propagate very rapidly into a rarely positive outcome.

        Yes other societies/cultures/civilizations have ended in the past; but what will ultimately happen if that’s the case? Another one will rise and take its place. Our country will not end because the checks and balances that are in place will put an end to the problems we face. They are there to ensure whoever is our sitting president don’t overstep their bounds. And we (as in society) are here to tell him what they are with verbs and nouns. You know it’s very common to hear someone tell you how to do the right/correct/scientifically accurate thing. But sometimes it’s just good enough to know how {not} to do those things. By the people, for the people.

      • Sunny Bono

        SJW twit alert.

      • YugaSage

        sibeguy, when are you moving to another country? Which one is better then the God Blessed U.S.A.? Why don’t you wake up and crawl out of your badger hole. The current one is not pushing deciseveness, that would be the demonratic party and the previous prez.

      • YugaSage

        sibeguy, when are you moving to another country? Which one is better then the God Blessed U.S.A.? Why don’t you wake up and crawl out of your badger hole. The current one is not pushing deciseveness, that would be the demonratic party and the previous prez. Trump has been the greatest prez in history, next to Washington and Lincoln.

  • Allenvaughan

    I wish I could identify each of the contributors by voice, beyond Ben and Billy. But whoever it was (he always ends his sentences by saying “right?” and with an upturned inflection), I want to share with you to things….
    First, (and this goes back to Lenin and his tactics of villifying his political opponents) the Left has ALWAYS used the tactic of vociferously exclaiming their innocence in (what is now tired and hackneyed) rhetoric but PROJECTING THEIR VERY OWN SINS AND TRANSGRESSIONS UPON THEIR OPPONENTS. Sadly, just as Rush Limbaugh stated just yesterday (“ohmygod he listens to Rush!”), the Beltway so-called conservatives think it is better to perennially “lose with honor” than take the fight back and clobber the Lefties with the facts. And so, with these people, of whom have high places in the media, not only do you not get any pushback, but for someone (like you), making just an observation as you did today, it just seems like a new phenomenon, when in fact it isn’t.
    Point 2: You said something to the e

  • Allenvaughan

    point 2: In the discussion of Anarchy being workable, you said something to the effect of, “When human evolution occurs where….” There has been no appreciable evolution of humanity in recorded history, other than discoveries and various technologies advancing. As Victor Davis Hanson has said, repeatedly, in his lectures, “history is circular, it is not linear.” And he is correct. A fun read is “A War Like No Other”, by VDH. Or read Mexifornia. Why, 2500 years ago, after pooling together were the Greeks able to overcome the mighty Persian empire’s two massive invasions, but less than 50 years later tear their civilization apart, all by themselves. Why? And why is it you see many of the same tactics at the Agora as you see now in Washington? Just awful stuff.
    Bonus point 3: I would suggest going to YouTube and pulling up some very good presentations of Locke versus Hobbes. And then some presentations on Georg Hegel. In these you will begin to see the roots of modern Western Civilization’s dilemma. And finally, watch the presentations of Yale professor Donald Kagen’s Greek Civilization. It is a wonderful set of lectures! I highly recommend them!
    Your innocent observations will be given their due respect, but you be enlightened as to the “whys” you astutely observe, and you will have a thorough background to argue you point.

  • Jefe

    Gravity and magnetism, like those globes that “defy gravity” and are suspended on their stand/base on your desk? Very minute, small scale magic.

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  • Counselor

    I think you need to reacquaint yourself with the complexities of fascism. It is neither left nor right, but conservative elites tend to be duped by it more than leftist types (who favor communism). To conservatives, the communistic alternative goes against their profiteering at the expense of other people, and the methodology fascists use depends on the country. This article below addresses that and how the religious right would be uniquely American in the approach, versus more secular countries in Europe:

  • PapaCriss

    Merriam-Webster Definition of fascism
    1 often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
    2 : a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control
    early instances of army fascism and brutality
    — J. W. Aldridge
    Wikipedia (I know, I know just showing what people see)
    Fascism (/ˈfæʃɪzəm/) is a form of far-right, authoritarian ultranationalism[1][2] characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition, as well as strong regimentation of society and of the economy[3] which came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.[4] The first fascist movements emerged in Italy during World War I, before spreading to other European countries.[4] Opposed to liberalism, Marxism, and anarchism, fascism is placed on the far right within the traditional left–right spectrum.[4][5][6]

  • PapaCriss

    Ben, you are absolutely right. The problem is people…
    “But know this, that in the last days critical times hard to deal with will be here. 2  For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal, 3  having no natural affection, not open to any agreement, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, without love of goodness, 4  betrayers, headstrong, puffed up with pride, lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God, 5  having an appearance of godliness but proving false to its power;b and from these turn away. 6  From among these arise men who slyly work their way into households and captivate weak women loaded down with sins, led by various desires, 7  always learning and yet never able to come to an accurate knowledge of truth.
    Second Timothy 3:1-7

  • ElementOrange

    Is there.a way to monitor our local environment to give a warning for the possibility if earth discharge lightning? Might be an interesting, useful project! Maybe this is something that’s currently available and I’m just out of the loop. Any pointers to info?

  • Frieza2000

    As it happens, Homeland Security release a report just yesterday about a potential EMP threat during the election, saying they’re working on hardening our grid. Maybe they see the lightning too and are starting to really get ready?
    If we see a major CME coming, couldn’t we just shut the grid down and have teams drive out and ground the lines? Wouldn’t that prevent most of the fires and critical damage? Or would it be too energetic to realistically put down enough grounds?

  • Dirt

    The Unity 2020 movement ( is attempting to bridge the left/right political divide by nominating a ticket comprised of a Democrat and a Republican. The presidency would be decided by a coin toss. Whoever wins the toss gets the presidency for the first term. The roles would be reversed for the second term. The first ticket has been nominated with Tulsi Gabbard and Dan Crenshaw chosen by ranked choice voting. Admiral William McRaven and Andrew Yang were the second choice ticket. Eight thousand people took part in that nominating process, which is pretty impressive given that Unity 2020 is a very new movement.
    Here in Western NC, we have started a Unity 2020 group comprised of Tulsi and Bernie volunteers along with GOP members. We are currently looking for more conservative voices to join our conversations and collaborate with us to help address problems within our county, state, and nation in a nonpartisan manner. I can truly say that we are a group dedicated to embodying love, respect, and open-mindedness. As you can imagine, we don’t always agree but our discourse is always respectful and we’re actually happy to have the opportunity to work with one another. There is an understanding that everyone has different skills and abilities, and we will be stronger as a community when we incorporate diversity of thought.

  • Caroline5765

    Thank you for the upload Gentlemen. Here comes the sun and some serious recurring cycles. The dangers are real and headed here; inch by inch, or mile by mile. Can’t control that and it knows no pragmatics. Being prepared is the foundation of Maslow’s 5.
    As long as you’ve known me as an S0 here are some things you don’t know about me.
    My fathers German Jewish grandparents ran from the Hitlers, lost the rest to camps. Spent their time at Ellis Island to be free Americans.
    My mothers Arapaho Indian grandmother married too early to get off the reservation, desperate to leave a controlled backslide to be a free American.
    I was integrated into an all black school in the 60’s when blacks had very few things of their own. Only white girl in my classes for 3 years. I know all about racism, how it functions,and how to handle first hand.
    Had to raise myself from age 9, alone, hungry, angry and constantly striving. Still I managed to maintain a sense of right and wrong. Making decisions to live by my morals, let them guide my principles while hoping the needed values would fall in place is what kept me a free American. Sacrificed easy options of perceived betterment for the sake of freedom and won; but I paid the dues.
    Today I am still alone, still striving/surviving and have suppressed the angry person of days gone by. BUT if any time comes when any of the aforementioned history DNA are rattled or attempted to be forced upon me, I own several shovels and do not care if they are for me, or thee. If someone comes at me one of us will get some relief. No negotiations.
    Be well, be safe, and thanks again.

  • Vinny

    Is someone doing this to us?

  • Fred Jones

    I wanted to say goodbye to everyone and that i am giving up on society as a whole and that all my efforts now will be to isolate myself until i finally meet my maker at 80 or 90ish. Freedom for all , Ben thank you for all your work, it inspired me a lot, and if i see that sun of ours collecting dust and going black, ill raise my glass and say Eyes open No Fear…

    • RKHarrold

      Fred Jones, give up on society but have faith that God has a plan

      • Fred Jones

        As a geoscientist my calculations are that Dark matter and God occupy similar space and time. Now about a plan… Where in gods plan is the abuse and pain I took as a child a good thing. I would have faired better on Epstein’s Island, at least then it would not have been family.. Where was “God” when I pleaded for the suffering to stop .. did it make me a better man… no, with a ton of letters of what’s “wrong” with me my destiny with “Gods Plan” is that PTSD, OCD , and ADHD, I can hardly function, and hiding all that with humor works for like 4 days for me then I have to retreat. So do me a favor don’t talk to me about god and master plans…

    • 5mujiks

      Take care Fred. I’ll see you on the path when the time comes. There’ll be a glass waiting for you.

  • rdlongview

    Given the number of stars in a galaxies like ours and Andromeda, and the finding of periodic nova events being common, blowing out matter from stars for billions of years, it’s not surprising that it turns out galaxies have huge plasma halos so that galaxies “touch” their neighbors.

  • Curtis loew

    Living in the Northern territory of Australia and watching whats unfolding in the state of Victoria, it seems as if they are intent of banging the square peg through the round hole, regardless of how wrong it is.
    The police have become thugs for the regime and when facts are stated they are simply ignored, not even commented on.
    The premier, Dan Andrews even had the gall to announce the total number of C-19 deaths as 666 on his televised daily C-19 update…surely this is not something a rational caring human would choose to broadcast?
    What has become apparent is our federal government and constitution have taken second place to the State governments…its as if they can rule as they like.
    A nice trial run for the collapse of society when we see ice age, pole shift or micro nova…

  • sativarg

    Good morning S0 community… it is Friday September 11… worse to me than any Friday 13!
    In this mornings news Links I am listening to: Hubble Observations Suggest a Missing Ingredient in Dark Matter Theories — with NV Access screen reader…
    “Dark matter does not emit, absorb, or reflect light. Its presence is only known through its gravitational pull on visible matter in space. Therefore, dark matter remains as elusive as “Alice in Wonderland’s Cheshire Cat–where you only see its grin (in the form of gravity) but not the animal itself.” “LOL! Dark matter Is like a fantacy? At least they got that part right! LOL!

    Listening to so many deluded people in the news reinforcing the Lies surrounding the Crimes that started on September 11 2001 has me in a bad mood. Actually the crimes started long before that tragic day and are still progressing across the globe… etc

    Please have what ever kind of day you want… Your day

  • Septeus7

    Anyone know about The Oera Linda Book it’s account of the Cataclysm? It talks about 3 year period where the Sun disappears, water flood the land, and mountain are torn apart, some land sink and other new land masses rise from the sea. The document was allegedly from the 5th century A.D. and maybe the oldest of the Germanic/Norse mythologies written down.

  • overthedam

    At 39 minutes, I have to disagree with the notion of Elites not being responsible for creating division and just using natural divisions to their advantage, although I believe they do the latter as well. I would suggest President Wilson’s comment that “…Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organised, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, …” World history is replete with these sentiments. We are not talking fortune 500 people…mere billionaires. My belief is the real Elites, not their minions, like Kissinger, Soros or Gates, have assets in the tens or trillions or more and that they control elections, control governments, create or destroy nations, seed conflicts that lead to war (while funding both sides and profiting from it), among other actions above our pay grades. Just as one dare not think too small about the 12K cycle, one also dare not think too small or too “normal” about the Elites and what they plan for humanity.

  • overthedam

    I meant to add that the Elites win either way with Leftest taking over America and the West on the one hand and the Rightest using Martial Law to take over the Country. The end result is still a totalitarian Police State. So these divided camps of thought are both tools (useful idiots) of the Elites.

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