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February 2014

Pacifica's Weird, Wacky Police Calls

2/22/14
20:20 Fire Assist 140222239
Occurred on Alcala Ct, Pacifica. PER COUNTY--RESPOND W FIRE -- 2 SUBJ'S HAND CUFFED THEMSELVES TOGETHER, CAN NOT REMOVE HAND CUFFS W OUT OFCS OS. Disposition: Assisted.

2/23/14
01:07 Dist Noise 140223011
Occurred on Palmetto Av, Pacifica. "SQUEEKING FURNITURE AND LOUD SCREAMS" -- RP SAYS THEY ARE HAVING "LOUD OBNOXIOUS SEX" Disposition: Log Note Only.

2/25/14
18:48 Citizen Assist 140225267
Occurred on Gateway Dr. , Pacifica. POSTED DOG SITTING SERVICES ON CRAIGSLIST // X CALLED HIM AND HE GAVE HER ALL OF HIS PERSONAL INFO // X EMAILED HIM ADVISING SHE WOULD MAIL THE "DOGS" TO HIM FROM WHEREVER SHE IS AT // RP NOW CONCERNED FOR HIS SAFETY AND DOES NOT WANT ANYTHING DELIVERED TO HIS HOUSE // WANTS ADVICE. Disposition: Log Note Only.

(Pacifica Police Logs courtesy of roving reporter Chris Fogel)


Pacifican Eric Reiter Publishes Unquantum Physics Article

We are celebrating my unquantum physics article being published in a peer-reviewed journal: Progress in Physics. The article title is: New Experiments Call for a Continuous Absorption Alternative to Quantum Mechanics--The Unquantum Effect. It should appear soon, free to download online, at ptep-online.com or see my website at unquantum.net.

Concise Introduction to the Unquantum Effect
Quantum mechanics (QM) is synonymous with wave-particle duality: It means a particle is emitted, a wave associated with the particle determines the probability of where the particle will land, and the particle lands. Many physicists will admit there is no way to really understand QM because the wave must go everywhere, and then the wave needs to magically disappear. Spooks! It is not like a crime wave, because the effects happen one at a time. A famous example is the double-slit experiment, where single emissions make a wave pattern downstream. An early and nearly forgotten alternative model was called the loading theory (LT). In LT, emission of either matter or light initially would be quantized (a burst), but then can spread like a wave (not a particle). For absorption, the wave (matter or light) would load up to a threshold, then a particle-like effect would happen. This made perfect sense until the idea was unfairly misrepresented and banished, seemingly first by Max Born in his 1935 book, and by others. It has been misrepresented in our textbooks in several ways you will see in my writings.   The way to show the distinction between LT and QM is to test if one emission can make two absorptions in coincidence. Such a two-for-one effect contradicts QM and upholds LT. That is what my experiments do: two-for-one. It does that because a fraction of energy (or matter) was pre-loaded ahead of time, and the wave would complete one or more loadings. I have seen up to four-for-one, and have been substantiating my case for 10 years with various tests. Previous tests similar to mine were done with visible light. They call it photons, but I am saying there are no photons. They had no idea of what a workable alternative to QM might be. When they saw one-for-one in their beam-split coincidence tests (you need to read my work for the details), they thought they proved QM. But they were just measuring random noise. First, I figured out a workable loading theory, and then designed the experiments with gamma rays (light) and alpha rays (matter) that would see through the illusion of QM. Many will protest and quote other experiments, like giant molecule diffraction. But I examined their writings and found major flaws. It is my work against a world invested in QM for 80 years, even though many knew QM was sort of nutty. QM falls, and these new experiments reveal an understandable world.  No photons, no spooks. It needs to be reproduced, but it is simple. I was able to run my best experiment at my public Chit-Chat Physics demonstrations last November. Please see www.unquantum.net and its link to my YouTube video.      

Eric S. Reiter, February 26, 2014


Riding the Bamboo Train in Battambang, Cambodia

11-Battambang bamboo train

12-Battambang bamboo traiin
Photos by John Elk

From our world-traveling friends John and Claude Elk in Cambodia: "Battambang for a few days, where the most unusual thing we did was take a ride on the bamboo train, a single platform, a driver, and each time you meet another 'train'  coming toward you, you have to take it all apart in about 30 seconds and let it pass—the rails were so crooked and misaligned it was a jostling ride through the countryside, but what fun!"


State Senator Jerry Hill Appointed to California Coastal Conservancy

State Senator Jerry Hill has been appointed to the California Coastal Conservancy, the state agency established to help preserve and protect coastal resources.

 “I’ve enjoyed the beauty of the coast throughout my lifetime, and welcome the opportunity to ensure that all can enjoy our state’s wonderful coastline for generations to come,” said Hill (D-San Mateo/Santa Clara counties) following the announcement of his appointment by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.

Hill is now one of three state senators and three Assembly members who provide legislative oversight to the conservancy and participate in its activities.

The California Legislature created the conservancy in 1976 to work as an intermediary between local governments, citizens, and the private sector to improve, protect, and enhance coastal resources of the state, from Oregon to Mexico.

The conservancy serves as a repository for coastal lands. Under the state Public Resources Code, the conservancy is required to preserve lands in concert with the California Coastal Act. Preservation efforts by the conservancy can also go forward under certified local coastal programs and under the San Francisco Bay Plan, as implemented by the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission.


Furniture Sale Benefits Pacifica "Seniors in Action" Program

Inasmuch as proceeds support the Pacifica "Seniors In Action" program, perhaps a Riptide reader would care to purchase one or more of these three pieces of furniture (see below) before we "Craigslist" them at the end of the week. Your choice: $40. 
DSCN0695Communications station table, 30" x 40" x 27"   
  DSCN0697Cabinet with interior light, 31" x 18 x 74"
  DSCN0700Solid oak top round table, 48" x 27"
 
Stop by the games room at Pacifica Community Center, Highway 1 at Crespi, for a closer look or email alanwald@comcast.net if interested.


Paul Donahue: Montara Mountain Flora & Fauna

20140220_3274.2Montara Mountain Blue Lupine
20140220_3310.2Common Raven 20140220_3314.3Common Raven
20140220_3387.2Huckleberry (pink and white bell-shaped flowers)
20140220_3401.2Mount Diablo (East Bay) visible in the distance
20140220_3429.2Montara Manzanita (white bell-shaped flowers)
20140220_3461.2View north over Pacifica and up the coast to Mount Tamalpais in Marin County
20140220_3487.2Coast Silk Tassel (long, gray tassels)
20140220_3506.2View out over the coastal scrub to the Pacific
20140220_3512.2Adult male Anna's Hummingbird feeding at Red-flowering Currant
20140220_3519.2Red-flowering Currant
20140220_3566.2Red Elderberry (clusters of white blossoms)


President Gorbachev, Put Up These Sound Walls!

The earth is flat. This whole global warming thing is a scam. Trickle-down economics work, and although we had to destroy the village to save the village, I am not a crook, and we've had enough damned talk about the highway widening already.
 
Troublemaking is afoot. A number of ne'er-do-wells have had the unmitigated gall to request that the City of Pacifica, a sponsoring agency of the Calera Parkway Project, sit down with its residents to talk about the project’s scope and what the city’s approach to it will be—something the city thus far has actively refused to do.

And that’s a really odd thing; you’d think there would be—oh, I don’t know—if nothing else, merely a bit of curiosity on the part of our elected representatives about the role the city will play in a $50+ million project running through the heart of our town, if it’s the best fit for our town, or how residents feel about it, etc., etc. But nope: Cue the crickets, for Saint Caltrans can do no wrong.
 
These rabble-rousers have been getting a fair bit of serious press coverage lately, and it’s been making Sauron a wee bit uncomfortable as the increased scrutiny is making it difficult to dissemble and explain away the reasoning behind the city’s refusal to openly discuss the imagined highway project. 

So, having been summoned by Sauron himself, the Nazgûl, clad in shorts and loud Hawaiian shirts, have stumbled from Mount Doom’s bars to mobilize Pacifica’s mightiest keyboard warriors to arms: the 33 1/3rd Insanity Squadron (“The Fightin’ Shadows”).
 
“Daddy, what did YOU do in the Great War?”
“Why, I spent $500 to have facts I pulled out of my ass put into print, honey.”
 
The group’s most recent flailing-about has been to flush more than 500 American dollars down the toilet on a half-page comedy piece in the February 19-25, 2014 Pacifica Tribune, which declares, among other things, that Highway 1 is dangerous (“dangerous” is underlined so that everyone will understand just how dangerous it is), that 99 percent(!) of Pacifica supports the widening project, and oh, the children, won’t someone think of the children?!

(Guys: don’t you know that all jingoistic propaganda should always, always, include references to 9/11 and terrorism—you really whiffed on this one.)

I respectfully request that a second ad be taken out to answer the questions the first ad has now raised:

(1) If Highway 1 is such a deathtrap, shouldn't the city immediately sit down and talk with the public about this?

(2) Why does Caltrans’ own report state that its project doesn't address safety issues? We should get Caltrans to go back to the drawing board and return with a better project—yikes, people are dying out there every day!

(3) Why would a cause that claims 99 percent support be asking additional supporters to join—they've already got 99 percent of this town locked up! It’s almost as if the 99 percent number is completely made up and is merely intended to evoke images of “Occupy Wall Street.”

(4) The children! My god, won’t someone think of the children?!

Ape Shall Not Kill Ape