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21 March 2017

PizzaEssay! belated Besbol ᴨ Day Pageant V.3

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The Vleeptron Dewd is, as always, ripshit that we have been accused of Photoshopping. That is a Lie, Fake Lamestream Media News to distort and corrupt the Blogosphere.

Vleeptron Dude uses only MSPaint (free!) to improve and tart up images & photographs.

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Anyway now we got a PizzaEssay! 1 Round Large Pizza (ᴨ r NOT Square, ᴨ r ROUND!) with extra anchovies for Best Comment regarding this topic.

Okay, Me and Ramanujan and Liebniz and other smart Earth Sentients got lots of Fancy Equations to compute out to as many damn expansion digits as you like. (Using a modification of a Ramanujan equation, the Chudnovsky Brothers took it out to a Billion Digits, I think, in their Harlem Homebrew Supercomputer.)

Every One of These Equations or Methods

.....or Algorithms starts with 3
which is used to stretch it to 3.1
which is used to stretch it to 3.14
which is used to stretch it to 3.141

ad infinitum. The next new digit to the right depends on all the digits you already cooked up on the left.

Which even supercomputers find tedious.

But suppose I just want to find 1 single expansion digit ...
say, I want ONLY the 62,707th digit. Screw all the digits to its left, screw all the digits to its right, I am not in the least interested in any of them.

Is that possible?

Don't just say YES or NO. If you want the Pizza with anchovies, say Actual True Specific Things. Show your work. Cite sources. Use footnotes. Ask your Mom. Call Klaas in Rotterdam. Rotate your tires.

If you can win this Pizza, you are goddam smart!

And contrariwise, if you cannot win this Pizza, you are Not Smart.

17 March 2017

besbol team on Pi Day V.2 (more digits of infinite expansion) / screw besbol, screw Red Sox, screw Clark & Calvin Griffith / and change damn name of the [American] football Washington team

click & slide

Phroso seems to think this is a besbol team called The Colorado Rockies. I never heard of them. Screw besbol, since my beloved Washington (DC) Senators (@ Griffith Stadium) vanished.

But I congratulate the Rockies for starting their game in this fashion on Universe Pi Day

Here is another photograph of the team wearing another bunch of the infinite decimal expansion of Pi. Although one famous ball player had only one arm, most players have TEN digits on each grasper. (I spell it TEN because 10 = TWO if you have just TWO digits on your grasper.)

btw if (like the loony Chudnovsky Brothers on their homebrew supercomputer in their Harlem slum apartment a block from the dead body on the sidewalk) you compute the decimal expansion of π out to many millions of digits, it turns out that, so far, π is NORMAL, which means it has almost precisely the same number of each of the base 10 digits 0123456789.

16 March 2017

baseball team has infinite number of players / see earlier post for numbers of next 9000+ players to the right

Click, gets bigger.

Further apology for almost forgetting my beloved Pi Day ...

Here's the start of a baseball game in the USA played on Pi Day.

15 March 2017

New Yorker changes its cover to Cyrillic to honor President Trump's bromance / "...a useful idiot" -- Vladimir Ilych Lenin on a contemporary revolution figure

click, i dunno what will happen

Since its founding, The New Yorker shows a portrait of a dandy / beau brummel named Eustace Tilly. This cover's Putin Portrait (an ikonic shirtless dandy on horseback) is a spoof on Eustace Tilly.
Click, who knows?

Since

pi to 10,000 digits

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[16-Aug-1996]

Journal of Alternative Facts, Volume 3: Everything You Know Is Wrong / this is the Wizard you hire for your nephew's graduation party / In the Land of Make-Believe

Click, maybe stuff happens.

The Vleeptron Ministry of Non-Junk Science proudly announces its Plunge-Wu radiotelescope array near Ciudad Vleeptron has received a lengthy signal from Earth, a planet in the Milky Way / Melkweg galaxy. Vleeptron and the other planets in its star system very rarely receive any news whatsover about or from Earth.

The signal seems to emanate in Washington DC and New York City, eastern seaboard cities in the United States of America -- which in January inaugurated a new president, a caucasian male gazillionaire who says out loud he likes to thrust his physical sex advances on any female he comes across. (In a revised explanation, he claims he never ever does such vile & criminal and forbidden things, but was just talking Locker Room Talk with a TV show host. Two guys talking about sex stuff.)

A-VP is proud now to reproduce this rare Earth signal. Our supercomputer spent several months trying to decipher this very strange narrative from Planet Earth, continental USA sector. Vleeptron, Yobbo, Hoon, Mollyringwald and Bjorkgudmundsdottir, neither the ssspork on the street nor famed and admired statesmen-philosopher-researchers can make gokee or fuqus out of what seems to be happening in this Earth Zone.

One Hoon academic who studied the Earth signal concluded that Earth has contracted some kind of extra-dimensional cosmic cootie. The laws of science are now routinely denounced and denied, or repealed, or forbidden.

Hundreds of thousands of USA Earthers gather in large parking lots and chant:

4 + 2 = 9

Mobs and crowds now all believe that the Aztecs invented the vacation, and Everything you know is Wrong. Your Forefathers took drugs. Down is Sideways. The Hoon researcher theorizes that a malaise of hatred and destruction has swept the planet. Earth harvests young human girls and boys to sell for sex gratification. This is a faraway Pustule that's growing and dripping pus all over the Solar System.

Besides Donald Janfu Trump himself, this contagious disease's hottest Typhoid Mary is Trump's senior advisor, Kellyanne Conway. She's invented the concept of "Alternative Facts" -- a Surreal interpretation of physical and economic Reality that lots of people prefer to competing Fact-Truth-Based Realities.

It's just words. Ms. Conway opens her mouth and sweeps the media with Word Magic. Like the world's worst magician. But in Magic Land, many wizards are probably not particularly talented. Mostly it's the Wizard Threads, the cone hats, the moons and planets, that do whatever it is that crappy wizards do. Also being ColORfUl.

The Vleeptron system has become fascinated with this new glimpse of USA Earth Reality. Earth 2017 has gone So Viral here in galaxy Dwingeloo 2. Watch this space, we gonna have more to share about Bizarro Earth 2017.

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Associated Press
(USA newswire)
Monday 13 March 2017

Politics
.....Trump chides media

......for being ‘rude’
......after Conway interviews

by David Bauder

NEW YORK -- President Donald Trump tweeted a critique of the media for being “rude to my very hard-working representatives” on Monday, only minutes after counselor Kellyanne Conway completed a series of interviews on television morning shows.

Conway’s interviews, including one that appeared to signal a thaw in the administration’s relationship with CNN, were at times combative, exasperating and fascinating -- an illustration of how the administration and reporters are often talking past each other and how she’s become something of a cult figure.

Conway spoke on NBC’s “Today” show and ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Her longest interview, and the one right before Trump’s tweet, was with Chris Cuomo on CNN’s “New Day.” Trump has been particularly critical of CNN during his presidency, and for several weeks the administration had been declining to offer its representatives for interviews on the network.

Her appearances followed a weekend interview with The [Bergen] Record newspaper in New Jersey in which Conway had suggested that there were other ways to conduct surveillance that didn’t include tapping phones.

The president tweeted without evidence more than a week ago that his predecessor, Barack Obama, had tapped [Trump's] phone line at Trump Tower (in Manhattan].

Conway backed away Monday from any suggestion that alternative methods of surveillance were at play with Obama.

“I’m not in the job of having evidence,” she said. “That’s what investigations are for.”

The White House appeared to soften on Trump’s assertion on Monday afternoon when press secretary Sean Spicer said the president was broadly referring to surveillance.

On CNN, Cuomo suggested that Conway was injecting more doubt into a situation that Trump could easily clear up. “It doesn’t seem right, Kellyanne,” he said.

Conway said that she was “allowed to say things in the news without your questioning anybody’s personal integrity.” Doubts may have been apparent “maybe to you, and maybe to other people who don’t necessarily want Donald Trump to be president.”

Cuomo said Conway wasn’t being fair.

“My question to you, my question on his baseless claim about wiretapping is not about not wanting him to be president,” he said. “That’s unfair, and it’s hurtful because you are feeding people’s animosity.”

He asked, “Do you think I’m asking the question because I don’t want Trump to be president?”

When she answered no, Cuomo said, “then why put the suggestion out there?”

Moving on to a discussion about health care and why some people are seeing increases in their insurance costs, Conway said that “the biggest reason of all is the disaster of Obamacare and you know it.”

When Cuomo said, “C’mon, that’s just a slogan,” Conway leapt at him. Studio and White House security had to restrain Conway, who was weilding a straight razor which she keeps in her stocking.

“You just told millions of Americans who don’t have health care that they’re just a slogan,” she said.

“No, I didn’t,” Cuomo said. “I did not just tell anybody that they’re just a slogan. That’s what gets you in trouble. I am not someone who doesn’t want President Trump to be president so I’m asking tough questions.”

Retorted Conway: “You take it way too personally.”

Her interviews were a master class in misdirection, seasoned with agitation about the press’ treatment of the administration, an attitude echoed by the president in his Monday tweet. When Cuomo suggested she was creating animosity, Conway noted that she had 24-hour Secret Service protection. She created a social media moment by saying she was “not Inspector Gadget” during a discussion of surveillance methods.

Like Spicer, Conway has already been spoofed on “Saturday Night Live,” when Kate McKinnon portrayed her in a “Fatal Attraction”-type relationship with CNN’s Jake Tapper. Her comment last month about a nonexistent “Bowling Green” [Kentucky] massacre [purportedly by Muslim terrorists] made her a subject of derision. She’s been the subject of newspaper articles about whether sexism is involved in criticism of her work.

In media circles, New York University professor Jay Rosen ignited a debate about whether the journalistic rationale for interviewing her had evaporated. At least one program, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” has said it would no longer have Conway on, a promise host Mika Brzezinski repeated on Monday. A petition on the liberal Daily Kos website, with more than 150,000 signatures on Monday, called on the media to stop interviewing her.

Things played differently on the other side of the political spectrum, where the conservative web site Newsbusters criticized Cuomo for “whining” in their interview and Conway was praised for being spirited in fighting back.

On the “Today” show, Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie tried three times to ask Conway why Trump hasn’t offered proof of his claim that he was the victim of an Obama-ordered wiretap. Conway said the truth of the claims would emerge during a congressional investigation, and wouldn’t comment on conversations Trump had with his attorney general and other officials. She batted away Lauer’s comparison to Trump’s discredited birther claims.

Finally, it was Guthrie’s turn to become frustrated.

“The media did not bring this up,” she said. “President Trump did ... It’s not like something a blogger wrote. In fairness, the media are trying to find out about the veracity of his claims.”

Conway shifted the subject to health care, and his interviewers followed.

Later, they asked about Friday’s favorable jobs report -- noting it was the same monthly set of statistics that Trump had questioned when they relayed positive news about the economy during Obama’s presidency, but now touted when he was president. It’s an issue of credibility, Guthrie said; Conway said the credibility is in the jobs created.

“In fairness, that doesn’t answer the question,” Guthrie said.

Conway responded that, “I’m talking about the numbers that do matter to the American public right now.”

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13 March 2017

USA political snapshot from Texas / TX legislature to ban masturbating / \$100 fine per wank

The Hill
USA politics daily
Sunday 12 March 2017

Texas state representative
proposes fines for masturbation

by Reid Wilson

A Texas state representative has introduced legislation that would fine men for masturbating and require them to undergo counseling before obtaining a prescription for Viagra, in an effort to highlight anti-abortion laws that place restrictions on women.

The legislation introduced by state Rep. Jessica Farrar (D) would impose a \$100 civil penalty for "masturbatory emissions" that take place outside of a woman's vagina or a hospital. Each incident would
be "considered an act against an unborn child, and failing to preserve the sanctity of life," the bill reads.

Farrar’s measure – which she dubbed “satirical” -- would allow doctors to refuse to conduct vasectomies, write prescriptions for Viagra or perform a colonoscopy if those actions violate the doctor's personal, moral or religious beliefs. Patients would be required to wait 24 hours before a procedure is performed, and doctors would be made to read a state-printed booklet, "A Man's Right To Know," to the patient.

Doctors would also be required to perform a "medically-unnecessary digital rectal exam" and an MRI before performing vasectomies or colonoscopies or before prescribing Viagra.

In a post on Facebook, Farrar said the measure is meant to highlight laws already on the books that impact women's health.

"Although HB 4260 is satirical, there is nothing funny about current health care restrictions for women and the very real legislation that is proposed every legislative session," Farrar wrote on Facebook.

"Women are not laughing at state-imposed regulations and obstacles that interfere with their ability to legally access safe healthcare, and subject them to fake science and medically unnecessary procedures."

Texas's Republican-dominated legislature has passed several measures intended to reduce the number of abortion providers and the number of abortions performed in recent years, part of a nationwide trend of conservative-backed measures passed since the Republican wave of 2010.

In 2011, Texas legislators passed a law that required women seeking an abortion to undergo a sonogram and listen to a description of the fetus before the procedure was performed. The law required the state to publish a booklet, "A Woman's Right To Know," which describes those rules.

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Samian • 7 hours ago

As a fellow Texas Democrat, I so am donating money to this woman's campaign.

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PDS The Christian View Samian • 6 hours ago

We taught our daughters Joy & Amber to refrain from Godless self gratification by NEVER allowing them to close their doors & telling them we had cameras everywhere in the house.

They've learnt to obey the Lord & his image Donald Jesus Trump
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ilovedonuts PDS The Christian View • 6 hours ago

You grab your daughters by the püssy?
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PDS The Christian View ilovedonuts • 6 hours ago

Such a vulgar Godless Trump hater. No, I just sleep next to my 2 daughters because we've been doing so since they were little. They're in there 30s now but they're still my kids
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lanimilbus PDS The Christian View • 6 hours ago

Yeah, that sounds healthy.
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ilovedonuts PDS The Christian View • 6 hours ago

Is a Drumpfkin calling me vulgar? You realize those were your president's words, right? Idiot.

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Ofeliamjohnston ilovedonuts • 2 hours ago

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Jay1978 ilovedonuts • 3 hours ago

Umm, I think you're sort of the idiot for not immediately seeing this as satire.

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Iamnotfooled PDS The Christian View • 34 minutes ago

I hope this is satire. If not-----You need meds. And so do they by now.

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becauseofjunk PDS The Christian View • 5 hours ago

So, you are basically saying...
you subscribe to the thought that all women, as being the incarnation of the original sin, since Adam of his own free will took a bite of the apple, thus anything even remotely related to homo sapian sexuality is the woman's responsibility in entirity (even though Rape isn't about Sex but you probably do not agree with that, just blame the victim each and every time.) Because Adam was weak, mislead, etc. etc. etc. I'm surprised you do not have a justification that although they arose from Adam's Rib they are actually Satan's spawn to fit your narrative. It must really hurt your feelings when they see the Rib and want to stick it right back in again just to make a point.

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Clay Coleman PDS The Christian View • 4 hours ago

You have the power of Christ in your corner, so nothing to fear.

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Truth PDS The Christian View • 5 hours ago

You sound like a child molester. No wonder you voted for President Pssygrabber.

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NorthernSky Truth • 4 hours ago

It's a parody account.
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Jay1978 NorthernSky • 3 hours ago

God, the fact they didn't see this is sad. Now I know that the liberals are as dumb as Trump supporters and that there is absolutely no place for rational, moderates in this country. Breaks my heart a little.
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1sadmomma NorthernSky • 3 hours ago

The sad thing is, it's believable that a Trump supporter would believe the things that s/he posts.

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JamesPiekko1 Samian • 7 hours ago

i am surprised that people will admit that in this day and age, you know they can track you down and now that obama isn't in charge, you will be in jail.

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Bansi Jones JamesPiekko1 • 6 hours ago

Track us down for what James?
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JamesPiekko1 Bansi Jones • 6 hours ago

being liberals.
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red25 JamesPiekko1 • 5 hours ago

You're trying too hard
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Dave JamesPiekko1 • 4 hours ago

Don't worry. Trump will have to imprison Ivanka first for being a liberal Democrat. His wife probably won't like that. That will, no doubt, put the kibosh on the entire Jail-a-Liberal program.

James, have you thought this through?

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fred call JamesPiekko1 • 5 hours ago

The lady is a Democrat....he legislation introduced by state Rep. Jessica Farrar (D)

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UR_FREINDLY_NEIGHBORHOOD_TROLL Samian • 7 hours ago

"a fellow Texas Democrat" Lol, how surprising,

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fred call Samian • 5 hours ago

Would you donate to my 'Save the Mules and Goats and Sheep From Democrats' philanthropic cause?

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Seattle Rain • 7 hours ago

Gosh, I bet a lot of those Texas Republicans would go broke.

I love that woman's sense of humor and irony.

05 March 2017

Dept of Alternative Facts & Fake News / Trump goes on anti-Obama Twitter tantrum, facts to follow / watch this space

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Reuters
UK newswire

Saturday 4 March 2017

Trump claims Obama wiretapped him
during campaign; Obama refutes it

by David Shepardson

WASHINGTON DC -- U.S. President Donald Trump accused predecessor Barack Obama on Saturday of wiretapping him during the late stages of the 2016 election campaign, but offered no evidence for an allegation which an Obama spokesman said was "simply false."

Trump made the accusation in a series of early morning tweets just weeks into his administration and amid rising scrutiny of his campaign's ties to Russia.

"How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!"

Trump wrote in one tweet.

"I'd bet a good lawyer could make a great case out of the fact that President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!"

The remarkable tussle between the current and former presidents just 45 days since the handover of power is the latest twist in a controversy over ties between Trump associates and Russia that has dogged the early days of his presidency.

U.S. intelligence agencies concluded last year that Russia hacked and leaked Democratic emails during the election campaign as part of an effort to tilt the vote in Trump's favor. The Kremlin has denied the allegations.

Trump has accused officials in Obama's administration of trying to discredit him with questions about Russia contacts.

Obama spokesman Kevin Lewis said it had been a "cardinal rule" of the Obama administration that no White House official ever interfered with any independent investigation led by the Department of Justice.

"Neither President Obama nor any White House official ever ordered surveillance on any U.S. citizen. Any suggestion otherwise is simply false," Lewis said in a statement.

The statement did not address the possibility that a wiretap of the Trump campaign could have been ordered by Justice Department officials.

Trump said the alleged wiretapping took place in his Trump Tower office and apartment building in New York, but there was "nothing found." The White House did not respond to a request to elaborate on Trump's accusations.

AIDES CAUGHT BY SURPRISE

Trump was spending the weekend at his Florida seaside resort, Mar-a-Lago. He was scheduled to meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly before a dinner with officials also including adviser Steve Bannon and White House Counsel Don McGahn, the White House said.

Amid a political storm, Sessions on Thursday announced he would stay out of any probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election after it emerged he met last year with Russia's ambassador, although he maintained he did nothing wrong by failing to disclose the meeting.

A Trump spokeswoman said the president spent part of Saturday "having meetings, making phone calls and hitting balls" at his golf course in West Palm Beach.

His supporters, meanwhile, staged small rallies in at least 28 of the country's 50 states, most of which passed off peacefully. But there were clashes in the famously left-leaning city of Berkeley, California, where protesters from both sides hit each other over the head with wooden sticks.

Trump's tweets caught his aides by surprise, with one saying it was unclear what the president was referring to.

Members of Congress said Trump's accusations require investigation or explanation.

Senator Ben Sasse, a Republican, described the allegations as serious and said the public deserved more information. He said in a statement it was possible that Trump had been illegally tapped, but, if so, the president should explain what sort of tap it was and how he knew about it.

U.S. Representative Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, called Trump's assertion a "spectacularly reckless allegation".

"If there is something bad or sick going on, it is the willingness of the nation's chief executive to make the most outlandish and destructive claims without providing a scintilla of evidence to support them," Schiff said in a statement.

Former Obama adviser Ben Rhodes strongly denied Trump's allegations: "No president can order a wiretap. Those restrictions were put in place to protect citizens from people like you," Rhodes wrote on Twitter.

RUSSIA SANCTIONS

Trump's administration has come under pressure from Federal Bureau of Investigation and congressional investigations into contacts between some members of his campaign team and Russian officials during his campaign.

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said he had no knowledge of any wiretapping but was "very worried" about the suggestion Obama had acted illegally and would also be concerned "if in fact the Obama administration was able to obtain a warrant lawfully about Trump campaign activity."

Several other Republicans again urged an investigation into a series of intelligence-related leaks.

Obama imposed sanctions on Russia and ordered Russian diplomats to leave the United States in December over the country's involvement in hacking political parties in the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election.

Under U.S. law, a federal court would have to have found probable cause that the target of the surveillance is an "agent of a foreign power" in order to approve a warrant authorizing electronic surveillance of Trump Tower.

Several conservative news outlets and commentators have made allegations in recent days about Trump being wiretapped during the campaign, without offering any evidence.

Trump's first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned in February after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office.

Flynn had promised Vice President Mike Pence he had not discussed U.S. sanctions with the Russians, but transcripts of intercepted communications, described by U.S. officials, showed that the subject had come up in conversations between him and the Russian ambassador.

(Additional reporting by Melissa Fares in West Palm Beach, Florida, Richard Cowan and Steve Holland in Washington and Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Writing by Nick Tattersall and Richard Cowan; Editing by Jonathan Oatis and Mary Milliken)

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01 March 2017

\$million ticket around the Moon includes puking, peeing, frying, bloating, freak-outs, maybe Death

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Frame from "Le Voyage dans la Lune," 1902 silent film by Georges Méliès. Méliès' wife hand-colored some prints frame by frame. (Color movie film had not yet been introduced.)

Agence France Presse
(newswire France)
Wednesday 1 March 2017

Moon tourists risk
rough ride, experts say

by Laurence COUSTAL, Mariëtte Le Roux

Annoyances on the journey could include unexpected claustrophobic freak-outs, and a disturbed sleep cycle which will translate into heavy jetlag back on home soil

Paris (AFP) -- Non-stop vomiting, a puffy face and the constant need to pee: Volunteers for a week-long loop around the Moon may be in for a rough ride even if all goes to plan.

In the week that SpaceX announced it would launch two tourists to skirt Earth's satellite in 2018, experts agreed the health effects would chiefly be minor and short-lived.

These are the stakes:

* Feeling green

"Like every single astronaut who goes into space, they're going to get ... very bad motion sickness," Daniel Grant of the Centre for Altitude Space and Extreme Environment Medicine in London, told AFP.

This is because the balance sensors in the inner ear which tell us which way is up and down, get all confused in zero gravity.

Some astronauts get over it within hours, while others need days -- clearly a problem for a trip lasting only a week.

In bad news for selfie enthusiasts, another symptom is a puffy face (and thinner legs) as body fluids, pulled downward by gravity on Earth, spreading out and upward in the weightless environment.

This can also lead to profuse urination -- tricky in an environment where everything, including liquids, float.

Bones and muscles will change too, say the experts, although a week is probably too short to cause lasting weakness.

Other annoyances on the journey could include unexpected claustrophobic freak-outs, and a disturbed sleep cycle which will translate into heavy jetlag back on home soil.

A potentially graver, but less likely, peril is elevated cancer risk from exposure to radiation outside Earth's protective magnetosphere.

Spaceships have built-in protection against radiation, which is hundreds of times higher than on Earth. Radiation doses for a short trip like this one would be low, "but that does not mean there is no risk at all," said Thomas Berger, a radiation biology expert at the German DLR space agency.

It grows with so-called solar particle events -- massive ejections of protons from the Sun which can deliver highly concentrated doses of radiation.

These events, which can last two days, are unpredictable but rare.

A major eruption was registered in 1972, between two Apollo missions to the Moon. None has occurred while humans were in space.

If it does, spacecraft have "storm shelters."

But if humans were somehow to get caught in the blast, high exposure could cause radiation sickness leaving the travellers too ill to control their vessel.

In an extreme case, they could die.

* Technical problems

The main danger to space tourists, observers agree, is spacecraft failure.

"In my view, the biggest risks are technical failure on blastoff, during the voyage, or on reentry into Earth's atmosphere," said Martin Giard of France's National Institute for Earth Sciences and Astronomy.

"There is an overall risk of an accident ... something going wrong," added John Logdsdon, former director of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University [Washington DC].

But he stressed "the technology is even better now than 45 years ago," when we last sent humans into deep space.

* Unknowns

Up to now, said Grant, only extremely healthy people, "basically perfect humans," have been sent to space after months of training and health checks.

"With space tourism, you're going to start seeing some unhealthy people getting sent into space. If they need to be on medication or they have illnesses in the background, we don't know how they react in space because we've never seen that before."

For most, the payoff far outweighs the risks.

"There are of course, a lot of risks," said Berger. It doesn't mean you have to scare people. But it is always necessary to inform everybody about possible risks, and this starts with the risk of sitting on a rocket."

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