I was kicked off the Faceboo-boo pages of both Hoagland & Bara a long, long time ago (obviously). Hoagland is going through a period of not cultivating that particular garden, and the predictable result is that it's now overgrown with the weeds of free-energy loonies, solar-flare Chicken Littles, and flagrantly psychotic flood-posters.
Bara, however, is being vigilant in his daily patrolling, and I've been amused as hell to see a few more cases of people being abruptly cashiered for the crime of questioning the accuracy of the Bara oeuvre.
Yesterday Bara began a thread by congratulating himself on his L33T word-smithery:
44,207 words done. One chapter plus an epilogue to go, and we have a draft!
Neville Parchemin, bless him, posted this:
Any chance of getting this one fact-checked by someone who actually understands basic physcis, Mike? Be a shame to spoil it with stuff like this, from p.214 of 'The Choice': "An annular eclipse means that the Moon and Sun are in perfect
alignment, but the Sun is not totally blotted out because the Moon is a
little too close to the Earth..."
Neville very swiftly had his text deleted and his access to the page removed; Bara posted:
Be a shame to go through life as complete douchebag, Neville Parchemin.
My it's pretty ripe being
told I don't know "basic physics" by idiots who think 80% of the matter
in the universe is out there, it's just invisible. Riiiiiiiight....
Neville, you may remember, was similarly booted by Hoagland last October because he correctly pointed out that Hoagland's pseudo-statistical routines "proving" that Elenin was unique could be applied, with equivalent results, to any comet you might wish.
Next up for the chopper was Conal MacNachtan, responding to a post about the tentative detection of dark matter. Mike's typically unschooled opinion was:
These idiots did not detect "Dark Matter," since there is no such thing
in 3 dimensional space. What they detected is the influence of the
unacknowledged "5th force" in the Universe, Einstein and Cartan's Metric
Tensor Torsion field.
I never actually saw what MacNachtan posted, he was gone so fast, but he protested on Twitter:
@ConalsCorner Dude, no need to remove my post and block me. Yeah, I disagreed with you, but you called my colleagues idiots!
@mikebara33 Nobody comes on to my Facebook page and attacks me. Maybe if you had suggested my language was too harsh I'd listen
@ConalsCorner May I then start this over by saying I think that calling them "Idiots" was a bit over the top; I work with some of these guys.
Add to this saga that @Binaryspellbook was also dismissed from FB and twitter for questioning Mike's understanding of centrifugal force, and the message is plain: ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DISAGREEMENT WITH MIKEY. It's not even as if he's getting rid of strident or insulting posters—as we know well, the stridence and the insults are flowing very much in the other direction.