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A Beginner’s Guide to Mathematica
A Brief Introduction to Particle Physics
A First Course in General Relativity
A New Astronomy
A No-Nonsense Introduction to General Relativity
A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century, Fourth Edition
A Review of General Chemistry
A Simple Guide to Backyard Astronomy
A Text Book for High School Students Studying Physics
A Tour of Triangle Geometry
About Life: Concepts in Modern Biology
Advanced Mathematics for Engineers
Advanced Microwave Circuits and Systems
Advances in Computer Science and IT
Advances in Evolutionary Algorithms
Advances in Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Advances in Haptics
Advances in Human Computer Interaction
Age of Einstein
Aging by Design
AMPL: A Modeling Language for Mathematical Programming
An Introduction to Elementary Particles
An Introduction to Higher Mathematics
An Introduction to Many Worlds in Quantum Computation
An Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning
An Introduction to Mathematics
An Introduction to Proofs and the Mathematical Vernacular
An Introduction to Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
Analysis 1 (Tao T)
Analysis 2 (Tao T)
Astronomy for Amateurs
Astronomy with an Opera-Glass
Automation and Robotics
Basic Algebra, Topology and Differential Calculus
Basic Concepts of Mathematics
Basic Concepts of Thermodynamics
Basic Concepts of Thermodynamics Chapter 1
Basic Ideas in Chemistry
Basic Math: Quick Reference eBook
Basic Mathematics for Astronomy
Basic Positional Astronomy
Basic Principles of Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics
(As for Fiona… 🤷 If I had to guess, maybe that was the original name for Faith in The Lying Detective? And then either someone pointed out Elementary had just used the name “Fiona” for Sherlock’s girlfriend or the writers simply decided Faith was a better name for the character what with the symbolism and all. But again, that’s only a guess.)
I NEED YOUR FANDOM EXPERTISE!! STARTING A FUN PROJECT!!!
Hey guys I need your help!!
I’ve been thinking of doing this now for a while. A website dedicated to TV shows which I am hoping to launch between now and May. Basically what it would be is a website with previews for new episodes, links to where you can buy them, cast and show descriptions + trivia, news on the show and reviews. This is a long shot but I need as many people who are willing to help out.
I need at least 4 people per TV Show who are committed to writing a review each week (the more people in your group the better because it’s less writing!) I need people to comment on what TV Show they are willing to write for. (I will list the TV Shows that will go on the website down below) Once the website is all organized each person will go into a group chat and there you can collaborate and decide who’s writing what.
Here are some general rules
- Must be able to send in review 24 hours after episode airs (If you know you can’t do your review let your team members know!)
- Must be able to get along with your group members
And that’s all :)
Please comment below what TV Shows you would like to help out on!! Also reblog reblog reblog!!! I want to get the word out!!!!
TV Show List
Marvel’s Agents of Shield
Once Upon A Time
Big Bang Theory
Criminal Minds ( + Beyond Boarders)
This is Us
THE CW SHOWS
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
The Walking Dead (and Fear the Walking Dead)
Game of Thrones
American Horror Story
Daredevil, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones
PLEASE REBLOG AND SHARE!!! I NEED AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE FOR THIS PROJECT TO WORK!!!!!
In here is a small eternity: These lights, the smoke Curling round your wrist, The eyes that catch yours from Across the room, bodies Weaving in and out, someone Crying, someone else Laughing, head tipped back. The time it takes for your fingers to brush mine by accident, just a moment, but Time is an abstract concept, you know.
And here is forever, staring right at you, happening already.
Time stretches and slows, but It won’t turn this car around for you, There goes that moment. “Next time” is the only True Lie, and the idea that forever starts when you die is what kills you.
Here comes another.
Grab it by the throat, sink your Claws in, Be gentle. Don’t be fooled. You’ve already wasted a few forevers here, and Once you step outside this room, you die. You’ll never Be here again, Not really.
“Criminal Minds” - Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at 10PM (S13 premiere, ep 13x01)
“NCIS:LA” - Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at 9:30PM (S9 premiere, ep 9x01)
“Scorpion” - Monday, September 25th, 2017 at 10PM (S4 premiere , ep 4x01)
Monday, September 25th, 2017 at 8PM (S11 premiere, ep 11x01)
“Young Sheldon” - Monday, September 25th, 2017 at 8:30PM (S1 premiere, ep 1x01)
EXTRA: “Scorpion” Halloween episode, episode 4x0? will air Monday, October 30th, 2017 at 10PM #postfootballseasonlineup
EXTRA 2: “TBBT” (8PM) & “Young Sheldon” (8:30PM) move to their regular time-slot, on Thursday nights on Nov 2nd, 2017
EXTRA 3: “Elementary” returns mid-season (exact date and time TBD/revealed later, but some time between November 2017 and February 2018, most likely in December)
Mondays (possible “Scorpion” S4A episode air dates)
October: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th*
November: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
December: 4th, 11th, 18th
* the dates in bold (Sept 25th & Oct 30th) are confirmed weeks with new episodes airing. Whether we have a new episode every week/Monday and/or when are the few hiatus weeks…is yet to be revealed.
I predict one week with no new ep in November, and possibly one week without a new episode in October. And either no breaks or one week with no new ep in December. The season premiere is on Sept 25th, the Halloween ep airs on Oct 30th & the Xmas ep/winter finale most likely on Dec 18th. With the premiere being Sept 25th & Xmas ep airing either Dec 11th or 18th, then if they plan to show 11-12 eps before Xmas break that means maximum 1-2 weeks with no new eps during season 4A… cause that’s 13 Mondays…for 11-12 episodes.
Leaving much more breaks for season 4B, which most likely starts on Monday, January 8th, 2018 (because 1st Monday of the year is January 1st, and I’m not sure they’ll air a new ep on new-years-day. And if we assume the season finale air early/mid-May, meaning May 7th or May 14th, that gives us 18-19 Mondays for 12-13 episodes (depending on how many eps the season has, but most likely the usual 24 eps), meaning there’ll be at least one hiatus week each month during S4B. We have to prepare for 6 weeks with no new eps… during 4 months. Those breaks will most likely be: one in Jan, one in Feb, 2 in March and April/May…
Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting conspiracy theories
On December 14, 2012, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting occurred. The perpetrator, Adam Lanza, fatally shot his mother before murdering 20 students and six staff members at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and later committing suicide. A number of fringe figures have promoted conspiracy theories that doubt or dispute what occurred at Sandy Hook. Various conspiracy theorists have claimed, for example, that the massacre was actually orchestrated by the U.S. Government as part of an elaborate plot to promote stricter gun control laws. Other conspiracy theorists, such as Alex Jones, have denied that the massacre actually occurred, asserting that it was “completely fake."
No evidence supports these conspiracy theories, which make a number of implausible claims. Moreover, many Sandy Hook conspiracy theories contradict one another. A number of sources have published articles debunking various claims put forward by conspiracy theorists.
United States government involvement: Some conspiracy theories have alleged that the shooting was a hoax and a false flag operation staged by the United States government. Others claim the attack is being used by politicians to push through new gun control legislation, or to otherwise persecute gun owners and survivalists.
Lawyer and dentist Orly Taitz - best known for her promotion of Barack Obama citizenship ("birther”) conspiracy theories - was quoted as asking “Was Adam Lanza drugged and hypnotized by his handlers to make him into a killing machine as an excuse as the regime is itching to take all means of self defense from the populace before the economic collapse?"
Talk show host Clyde Lewis wrote: "Don’t you find it at all interesting that Adam Lanza, the alleged shooter at Sandy Hook, woke up one day and decided to shoot up a school and kill children at about the same time that Barack Obama told the U.N. that he would sign the small arms treaty?"
According to Live Science, "No one, regardless of what side of the gun control issue they are on, can deny that guns played a key role in the Sandy Hook killings. So the conspiracy theorists must instead challenge the claim that the attack even occurred. They believe it’s all a hoax to scare people into supporting more gun control and a step toward an outright repeal of the Second Amendment.” They also found that the vast majority of evidence used by conspiracy theorists to support the concept that Sandy Hook was a hoax is contradictory. Snopes.com also debunked several claims of alleged United States government involvement in the shootings.
Claims broadcast by Iranian television: Press TV, the official state media outlet of Iran, has promoted various antisemitic conspiracy theories blaming “Israeli death squads” for the shooting. Press TV interviewed Veterans Today website Gordon Duff, who quoted Michael Harris, a former Republican candidate for governor of Arizona, who made the “Israeli death squads” claim. Harris has publicly associated with neo-Nazi groups in the past and has previously claimed that Israel was responsible for the 2011 Norway attacks. Duff asserted that the attacks were an act of “revenge” for the perceived cooling of Israel-United States relations under President Obama, especially as a response to Obama’s decision to nominate former senator Chuck Hagel, a perceived critic of Israel, for the position of United States Secretary of Defense. In another broadcast by Press TV, Holocaust denier James H. Fetzer claimed that the massacre “appears to have been a psy op intended to strike fear in the hearts of Americans” that was conducted by “agents of Israel."
The Washington Post reported that claims broadcast on Press TV contain a large number of "obvious logical fallacies” typical of Iranian propaganda, which “has a well-earned reputation for incendiary anti-Israel stories and for wild conspiracy theories.” The Atlantic wrote that the story “obviously plays on the worst fears of those who believe in secret Jewish cabals that run the world, but it’s a pretty pathetic attempt at slander, even for Iran."
Additional conspirators: Ben Swann, a Cincinnati news anchor for Fox affiliate WXIX-TV, has suggested on his personal YouTube channel that Adam Lanza was accompanied by another shooter; he has made similar claims about the Aurora shooting and the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting from earlier in 2012. Other conspiracy theorists have claimed that as many as four shooters were present.
There is no credible evidence that any additional shooters were present at the event. Some such reports may have been influenced by confused early news reports of the events.
Relationship to LIBOR scandal: Other conspiracy theories have focused on the claim that Adam Lanza’s father was an executive with GE Energy Financial Services. According to these theories, Lanza’s father was supposed to testify before the Senate Banking Committee with information about the Libor scandal. However, no search hearings were scheduled. Similar claims had been made about the father of James Holmes, the convicted perpetrator of the 2012 Aurora shooting.
Timestamps of memorial sites: Conspiracy theories have claimed that various timestamps for creation dates, whois records, and Google caches of various memorial websites, fundraising sites, and Facebook were created before or immediately after the date and time of the shooting and are therefore "evidence” of a conspiracy or cover up. However, timestamps are frequently incorrect, particularly on search engines. Some timestamps are initially created and assigned to URLs that are then re-purposed, meaning that a URL linked to a current event can have a much older date.
Alex Jones claims: In September 2014, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who runs the website InfoWars, which had previously claimed that the murders were a “false flag” attack perpetrated by the government, made a new conspiracy claim: that “no one died” at Sandy Hook Elementary School because the Uniform Crime Reports showed no murders in Newtown for 2012, and that the victims were “child actors.” This claim is false and misrepresents the FBI report. In reality, because the Connecticut State Police was the lead investigator after the attack, the Sandy Hook victims were included in Connecticut’s statewide records (under “State Police Misc.”) rather than under the Newtown statistics.
James Tracy: James Tracy, a former professor at Florida Atlantic University who taught a course on conspiracy theories, has suggested the shooting either did not actually occur or occurred very differently than accounted in mainstream reports, claiming political motives for the cover up. His allegations were strongly criticized by Patricia Llodra, a Newtown select woman. Additionally, Florida Atlantic president Mary Jane Saunders issued a statement that Tracy’s views were “not shared by” the university. In response to his comments, the university opened an investigation of Tracy, who had tenure.
In December 2015, after the family of Noah Pozner claimed that Tracy had harassed them, FAU moved to fire Tracy. Chan Lowe of the Sun-Sentinel speculated that the comments were a publicity stunt by Tracy. Tracy later declined an appearance on CNN with Anderson Cooper, suggesting that Cooper wanted to bring him and his family members harm by identifying him in a prior broadcast. The university fired Tracy on January 5, 2016, citing his refusal to file required paperwork related to outside employment for several years.
While Tracy has since withdrawn some of his suggestions, conceding that real deaths occurred in the shooting, other sources have continued to claim that the entire event was a hoax. A video similarly questioning official accounts of the shooting received several million views on YouTube within a week of its posting, although the video has since been modified to display a disclaimer explaining that its creators “in no way claim this shooting never took place, or that people did not lose their lives."
Other conspiracy theorists and claims: On September 12, 2014, during a political debate, Colorado Republican Party candidate Tom Ready (who was running for Pueblo County Commission) was accused by his opponent, Sal Pace, of posting an article on his Facebook page claiming the Sandy Hook shootings "never happened”. Ready responded: “Well, there is some question of whether it happened, Sal.” This was followed by more statements of the same tenor, prompting outraged yells from the audience. After allegedly receiving a death threat the next day, Ready reportedly apologized for his remarks.
Other conspiracy theorists have tried to connect the shooting to references in popular culture. Suzanne Collins, the author who lived in the Sandy Hook section of Newtown, Connecticut wrote The Hunger Games and in The Hunger Games 22 children are “ritualistically” killed, and 20 children were killed in the shooting, and “Sandy Hook” can be seen on a map in The Dark Knight Rises. This is what some conspiracy theorists refer to as predictive programming. Several conspiracy theorists have also claimed a six-year-old victim of the shooting subsequently appeared in a photograph with President Barack Obama. In fact, the child in the photograph is the victim’s sister, wearing her deceased sister’s dress.
Analysis: Writing about the Sandy Hook conspiracy theories, Benjamin Radford argued that most conspiracy theorists who allege contradictions in official accounts ignore contradictions in their own accounts, citing research from the University of Kent that conspiracy theorists selectively focus on or ignore particular details in order to fit their preferred narrative. The conspiracy theories have also been called evidence of “the need for a national debate on mental illness."
The debunking website Snopes ran an editorial debunking the "Sandy Hook Exposed” video, explaining how many of the theories make little sense, and answered many questions conspiracy theorists wanted answers to.
Harassment by conspiracy theorists: Gene Rosen, a Newtown resident who was reported to have sheltered six Sandy Hook students and a bus driver in his home during the shooting, has been subject to harassment online alleging he has complicit in a government cover up, among other things. Some journalists have cited such incidents as part of a “Sandy Hook Truther Movement” analogous to the 9/11 Truth movement. A writer for the Calgary Herald reported that the movement self-identities as “Operation Terror.”
In May 2014, 28-year-old Andrew David Truelove stole a memorial sign from playgrounds dedicated to victims Grace McDonnell and Chase Kowalski. He then went on to call the parents of Grace McDonnell, proclaiming that he stole the sign and that he believed their deaths were a “hoax”. He was eventually arrested on May 30, where the signs were found in his home. Truelove was eventually convicted of the theft and sentenced to 12 months in prison.
Robbie Parker, the father of victim Emilie Parker - after doing a CNN interview on the day after the shooting - became the target of conspiracy theorists, who claimed the interview was staged. Parker has been attacked by theorists who believe he is a “crisis actor” and was “getting into character” before going on CNN to grieve over the loss of his child.
In April 2016, Matthew Mills, a 32-year-old man from Brooklyn, accepted a plea agreement with prosecutors on one count of interfering with police arising from an incident in November 2015, when Mills angrily approached the sister of murdered teacher Victoria Soto - who is regarded as a heroine for her attempt to protect her students from the shooter in the Sandy Hook attack - shoved a photograph in her face, “and began angrily charging that not only did the Sandy Hook tragedy not take place, but that Victoria Soto never existed.” Mills entered an Alford plea and was thus found guilty; he was given a suspended sentence of one year in jail and two years’ probation.
In December 2016, Lucy Richards, a 57-year-old woman from Tampa, was charged with four counts of transmitting threats in interstate commerce for sending death threats to Lenny Pozner, whose son Noah was the youngest of 20 children murdered. Pozner has been particularly targeted by internet trolls and conspiracy theorists because he was vocally fought back against them. Richards had been expected to plead guilty to one count of transmitting threats, with both the prosecution and defense to recommend a sentence of probation and house arrest. However, in March 2017, Richards - who was free on bond - failed to show up to court for a change-of-plea hearing and sentencing. An arrest warrant was issued, Richards’ bond was revoked, and she was soon apprehended. On June 7, 2017, Richards was sentenced to five months’ imprisonment.
Lenny Pozner, the father of Sandy Hook victim Noah Pozner, founded an organization called HONR, which takes legal action against harassers of Sandy Hook survivors and families.
’KAY, LET’S TALK ABOUT MORALITY, MANIPULATION, AND ELEMENTARY’S ORIGINAL MOTHERFUCKER !!
TL;DR: Morland Holmes is a piece of shit, but that makes him a HUGELY compelling character whose introduction develops the show’s themes of morality and manipulation in a way that BEGS to be discussed.
THAT’S RIGHT! MORLAND HOLMES has swept into our narrative and brought with him utter moral turmoil and a degree of manipulation we have never before seen on this show. yep, i am so bold as to accuse morland holmes of being a bigger pile of manipulative shit than jamie moriarty, because there is absolutely no certainty surrounding him.
jamie moriarty may be a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma who had sex with sherlock holmes only to strip the screw of sherlock’s wellbeing with a combination of nasty manipulation techniques, but there’s never been any question where she stands, morally. she’s controlling, she’s manipulative, but she embraces it. her lies are labyrinthine, but they’re a labyrinth that aligns solidly – and, with morland in the picture, comfortingly – EVIL.
sherlock sits on the other side of the moral coin. he is GOOD. but… well, he’s an intensely rational, analytical good who has cultivated his own idea of human morality. i don’t want to digress too much, but let’s step through a tangential conversation about sherlock’s morality before we get into why his father’s arrival has fucked with that so much…
so, since I clearned my dash up, I ask ya’ll to reblog this post if you post some of the following content (even if I already follow you, it would be very nice if you could help me get more blogs tho):