After the court ruling on Brexit, ConservativeHome:
Calm down, dears – Article 50 is still going to happen
In this respect, I think what matters most is who wins the US presidential election next week. If it’s Hillary, Britain will probably be forced back into the EU. If Trump, Britain will leave.
I’ve been listening to a lot of US talk radio recently, including Infowars.com, whose gravel-voiced host Alex Jones says that sites like Drudge Report and infowars now get more traffic than most mainstream TV channels.
And in fact Donald Trump and Mike Pence have both dropped in several times on Infowars, and Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage. All the talk radio shows I listen to are backing the Trump-Pence presidential ticket.
And also Michael Savage has appeared on Infowars, as well as Matt Drudge. They all seem to know each other, even if they maybe don’t all completely agree with each other about everything.
I think these talk radio hosts are very like bloggers. They’re usually individual people, saying what they think in an unscripted, unedited way. You get to know them after a while. And they take calls from people. And that makes them credible in ways that the BBC or Fox News or MSNBC or any TV station can never be credible, because those stations have got a whole army of people working for them, including reporters and cameramen and editors and producers, and they have an editorial policy which is decided upstairs out of sight. The bigger the organisation, the more anonymous it becomes, and the less lovable or credible.
I think that, in the media, things are going to keep heading towards individuals rather than corporations.
A day or two ago I learned that a newly discovered asteroid, 2016VA, was passing within 100,000 km of the Earth early on 2 Nov 2016. So I got hold of its state vectors from NASA, and arranged my 3D orbital simulation model to create an accompanying rock cloud to hit the Earth. Here’s a video of it, showing little impact fleches appearing on the surface of the Earth.
I do this sort of thing quite often, in the hope that there’ll be an actual impact on the Earth, that lands in the right sort of place, at the right sort of time, and going in the right sort of direction. And today I learned that there actually was a fireball over Michigan at 00:15 UT 2 Nov 2016. There’s even a dashcam video of it. And it’s in the right sort of place at the right sort of time. I haven’t found out yet whether it was the right sort of direction. If it was, it would be a tiny bit of evidence in favour of the idea that asteroids like 2016VA aren’t wandering around on their own, but instead belong to clouds of rocks.