OPEN THREAD 20191207

Basically, all legal free speech is allowed. We will assist the authorities in dealing with illegal speech. You are each other’s moderators. Have fun. And don’t forget to MAGA at nuclear levels.

Citizen U

Day 31 – GALLIUM.

24 thoughts on “OPEN THREAD 20191207

  1. Gallium is a metal that looks like and has the same heft as stainless steel……but melts at 85F. This has been used as a parlor trick from the 1800s — here, use this spoon to stir your tea. Here’s a video to set you up.

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      1. Chelation of excess calcium in the blood?!?!? I’m sure that’s necessary about once every fifty years….I’m sure it’s nice to have it in the toolbox, however.

        The article also references the death of Dr. Karen Wetterhahn. She had been wearing protective gear deemed safe for handling dimethylmercury and had momentary exposure on a glove that was supposed to be an absolute barrier. Furthermore, she was a professor of organometallic chemistry and understood the risks better than most.

        She takes her place among the martyrs to science.


          1. You probably have to adjust your privacy settings on the site. Log into first and click the box to save, then make sure the browser saves the password. Then try a page here in another tab, making sure that this site can use third party cookies – I’ll bet it will work OK.

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  2. Gallium is never found in pure form in nature, but it doesn’t seem to oxidize much in multiple spoon regenerations. It is frequently used in fever thermometers because, unlike mercury, it is unlikely to poison you if the thermometer breaks. I would not advise chugging it melted in the bottom of a cup of hot tea, however.

    GaAs — Gallium Arsenide, is used in a variety of electronics applications.

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  3. Although gallium is about as prevalent in the earth’s crust as lead or cobalt, it doesn’t really have any good ores. So what gallium is produced is generally a by-product of making aluminum from bauxite or making zinc from zinc ores. In other words, when you take a good amount of aluminum out of an aluminum ore, the remaining goop is a better gallium ore than you’d find via prospecting.

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  4. And, speaking of martyrs to science, I’m going to let Wikipedia tell you about the “demon core” that killed two physicists in two different incidents at Los Alamos. I’ll note that there is a tie-in to gallium, as the core was a plutonium/gallium alloy to help it be shaped into the proper configuration.

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  5. Gallium’s just weird…no likey…melting chemical slime..

    like…Coke cans…?



    an alternative to Aluminum ?

    probably very bad for the brain, if eaten.

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  6. Pensacola shooting

    Second Lt. Mohammed Saeed Alshamranithe Shooter

    …an aviation student from Saudi Arabia

    Six Saudi Nationals Detained…..

    article here…

    Dec 7, 2019

    more very troubling info is coming out about yesterday’s shooting at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida where 3 people were killed…and 8 more were wounded including 2 police officers…

    6 Saudis have been “detained” for questioning…and 3 of them were seen actually filming the entire incident !

    shooter has been identified as aviation student Mohammed Ashamrani of the Royal Saudi Air Force.

    more about this terrorist atrocity at the link.



    Is The Pensacola Shooting Another Blow To US-Saudi Relations ?

    article here…

    Dec 7, 2019

    Saudi King Salman “rushed to call President Trump to smooth things over.”

    more, at the link.

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    1. Yup. Salman is riding a tiger of Wahabist extremism and resentment, combined with a huge sense of entitlement that many Saudi men feel toward American justice (as in, “Daddy! Get me out of this!”) He has Tall-Weed and his faction of nogoodniks trying to get back into power, and the CIA helping.

      I will bet these guys were MKed by the CIA. Just my hunch. They’re sitting ducks in America. Military is filled with CIA spies. It’s just too easy. They have automatic resentments and angers – easy working material for violent MK orders.

      We’re going to see a bunch of this stuff, getting worse and worse, as Trump closes in on the cabal.


      1. I agree re: the likelihood of this being an MK action.
        Would like to see the six “detainees” sent to Crown Prince Mohammed with the firm request to “debrief” them thoroughly. This wouldn’t necessarily get too much information but it might discourage some of the wahaabists from bothering to come here. There is little in our judicial system to act as much of a deterrent to these animals.

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