Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mike Bara once again uses the gay innuendo as an insult

        I'm no psychiatrist—as I think I've mentioned before—but I can't help wondering if there's something pathological about the way Mike Bara spews out suggestions that his critics are homosexual as though it's an insult. It's juvenile, no question about that, but is it a symptom of some kind of insecurity? And is it better or worse than Mike's other favorite insult, "douchebag"? What's so bad about a douchebag, anyway? As one recipient of this insult wrote:

Hi Mike... I'm lucky enough to have had a French gf at one time, and I can tell you that a douchebag isn't that bad. It's just a bag of water, often with some antiseptic added. Maybe you could find a more appropriate insult to use when logical argument fails you.

         Get to the point, expat. OK, OK, here we go. The most recent recipient of the douchy epithet, Neville Parchemin, forwarded this e-mail exchange to me. It's a beaut, showing the multi-faceted ignorance of Mike Bara in stark, screaming horror:

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From: enceladus28@live.com
Subject: Faraday cages aren't made of lead, Mike‏
To: mikebara33@gmail.com
Date: 7/17/12

comparitive resistivity:
Pb  208 nΩ-m
Cu 17 nΩ-m
Al  28 nΩ-m

Faraday cages are made of copper, or aluminum if the lab is short of cash.

Please don't respond with your usual personal insult, or "I never said that." It's in print. p. 139, The Choice.

You wrote "It's rich that I should be accused of not understanding basic physics by an idiot who thinks..."..etc

As it happens I'm not a great fan of Dark Matter myself. You misunderstand as usual. However, I do know for a fact that you're completely wrong about:

annular eclipses
centrifugal force
the date of sputnik 1
the orbit of Explorer 1
the Brookings Report
the eccentricity of Mars' orbit
....and more

Regards,
Neville Parchemin

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From: mikebara33@gmail.com
Subject: Faraday cages aren't made of lead, Mike‏
To: enceladus28@live.com
Date: 7/17/12

They are used all the time, especially in hospitals, etc., you fucking idiot.

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-faraday-cage.htm

http://www.radiationproducts.com/gypsum-board.htm

Oh and a PS - The Faraday cages used in the experiments I discussed in my book were lead-lined, which is why I brought it up, you abject moron.

Say hello to Expat for me. Perhaps you guys can tag team on Barney Frank while you watch me on TV.

Regards... oh fuck you...
--
Mike Bara
www.mikebara.com

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From: enceladus28@live.com
Subject: Faraday cages aren't made of lead, Mike‏
To: mikebara33@gmail.com
Date: 7/18/12

›› They are used all the time, especially in hospitals, etc., you fucking idiot.

Thanks for the reply. You're confusing shielding from electromagnetic radiation, which requires a good conductor of electricity, with shielding from ionizing radiation, which requires a very dense element. It's possible that Project Stargate used both types, but that would still not make what you wrote correct.

Note: Your e-mail sig includes the out of date URL www.mikebara.com.

Regards,
Neville Parchemin

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        Neville promises to update us if Mike gets away from preening himself in front of re-runs of Ancient Aliens and replies further.


7 comments:

Binaryspellbook said...

Nice one Nev.
I've kept all my Bara insults on file. Prometheus Entertainment have them too. They produce Ancient Aliens. I contacted them to complain about one of their "experts."

I won't go into the gory details, but here is the last paragraph...

I think that before Prometheus expose themselves any further to this kind of embarrassment. Mike Bara should be held accountable for his lack of expertise in his chosen subject, and that your company should insist on checking the bona fide credentials of future "experts."

Chris Lopes said...

Mikey flunks basic science again and lets loose with another homophobic insult. I'm not exactly (pardon the pun) shocked by this. He's never had any real grasp of science and (what he perceives as) insults are his only defense for his own ignorance.

I'm wondering why though, if he went through the trouble of using Google to try to factually refute Nievelle, he didn't go the extra step and find out the difference between the types of radiation being dealt with. I guess his ego couldn't handle the idea that he might not know what he's talking about.

Expat,
Is preening another British euphemism for wanking?

Binaryspellbook said...

Chris,

Preening is what The Fonz does in front of the mirror. Having said that, who knows what Mikey boy may get up to in front of a mirror.

Binaryspellbook said...

*ps*

Chris,

I guess Bara just saw the word "lead" associated with what he thought was a Faraday cage and ran with it. He clearly does not understand shielding. EM or otherwise.

Biological_Unit said...

Bara will flip out if he is fired!

He has expensive tastes in Hookers and Blow.

FlightSuit said...

Again I find myself wondering how Bara's Los Angeles entertainment industry friends, i.e., strippers and Ancient Aliens producers, would respond to his homophobia? LA is a very gay-friendly town and the entertainment industry tends to be very liberal.

Linda Clay said...

What the DB Mike Bara is Shielding is the fact that "HE IS GAY".
My sympathy to the LGBTQ community.