1962: America Invents Ginormous Rocket, Throws It Away: The Sea Dragon

Too funny. 550 tons payload to LEO. Dirt cheap price per kg: 60 to 600 bucks. Space Shuttle was 15,000.

Sea Dragon.

Cost projection validated by NASA. The stupidity.

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Syrian “Refugee” Knifes Passer By In Regensburg, Bavaria

German Source.

Regensburg is normally not part of the heavily islamized zones Hamburg, Berlin, NRW, Frankfurt. The attack was done with a 10 cm long knife, stab in the back, injuring the victim critically. Syrian perpetrator did not know the victim. Happened at 11 a.m. in the central shopping district. A few guys gave chase and held the Syrian until Police arrived. Victim was critically injured, rushed to hospital and survived. I guess a punctured lung. 23year old perp, 29 year old male victim.

As is the norm in these cases, the Syrian “refugee” (this one lives under asylum since 2013 in Germany) gets called not-a-terrorist not-a-jihadist but mentally ill. And it has nothing to do with Sura 9 Verse 5 of the Quran, which demands the killing of as many unbelievers as possible.

So: You are nowhere safe in Germany. And: This low intensity warfare is only reported in the respective local papers. I find these reports randomly. I DO NOT SEARCH SYSTEMATICALLY. I WOULD FIND AT LEAST ONE A DAY, MANY LETHAL. This is systematic killing, purposely covered up by the Merkel government – as we now have a STREAM of “mentally ill” “refugee” attackers; it can only be an order from above to declare all of them mentally ill immediately – and the collaborating Slimestream Media.

Film: Luc Besson Does “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.”

Good to see that France preserves its main cultural achievement on the Big Screen before perishing. VALERIAN is the best comic ever drawn, author Christin, illustrator Maiziere; a SF-time travel-secret agent-love affair mix that produced 30 or so comic albums since 1967 to the present.

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Rapamycin: Anti Aging Drug

As the name implies: A chemical produced by a fungus; from Rapa Nui, the Easter Island. English language article from Max Planck Institute.

And one at Daily Mail.

P.S.: Turns out Rapamycin or Sirolimus as it is also called is known since 1972 and used as an immunosuppressant drug in kidney transplants. So that’s a side effect you don’t necessarily want. Also, a 5 year trial with 1500 dogs of 25kg or above weight is underway to test whether it increases their life span. It worked in mice before with increases of 20 to 30% life span. The Dog study should be finished in 4 years or so.