Archive for September, 2009


“…a wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.” – Thomas Jefferson

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” – Patrick Henry

“Government is not reason; it is not eloquence. It is force. And force, like fire, is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” – George Washington

“You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments; rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; rights derived from the Great Legislator of the Universe” – John Adams

Reprinted from the Battleground Europe Off Topic Forum.

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Normandy: Then and Now



Check out the rest of this amazing collection of photos of Normandy 1944 – Then and Now at AcidCow.com.

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Dobee’s Law of Prime Numbers: Add two to the number of whole integers contained in any number, and you get the next prime number.

To get the next prime after ten for example, you count the number of whole integers contained in ten. There are 10 ones, 5 twos, 3 threes, 2 fours, 2 fives, 1 six, 1 seven, 1 eight, 1 nine and 1 ten for a total of 27 whole integers.

To get the next prime number, find the number that contains 29 whole integers. [Hint: It’s 11.]

Note that this requires some new thinking. Mathematicians generally think of an 11 being bigger than a one, but they are really both the same thing, integers of the same size. What makes them different is the number of equal or smaller integers that they can contain.

Note also that a new set of numbers is created, numbers of which the primes are a subset, numbers which may or should be prime themselves, but they don’t exist as rational or even real numbers. For example, to find the next prime greater than 3, we add 2 to the number of integers contained in 3 (3 ones + 1 two +1 three) for a total of 7. But there is no known number that contains 7 integers. Nor are there numbers that contain 12, 18,22, or 25 integers, all of which should be prime by the rule.

Yet the rule seems to be true for every case where there is a real prime number.

Consider now, what if real world particles because of their changeable nature combine in the same manner according to the number of elementary units they contain, and what if there are mathematical gaps  in between?


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