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New Jersey ballot propositions

Hi Andy,

I got the sample ballot in the mail for the November election in New Jersey. I was curious if you had a position on the two ballot propositions. Thanks, GregG (talk) 12:02, 30 October 2016 (EDT)

I am very much against the gambling proposition. It's idolatry that wrecks families and communities, and effectively steals from the less informed and less disciplined. Gambling also destroys the mind.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 14:11, 30 October 2016 (EDT)
Do you have an opinion on Proposition 2? There appears to be a lot of misinformation floating around. I know Bill Spadea of New Jersey 101.5 is strongly opposed to it, but maybe he's misinformed. I was wondering if you had reliable information and an opinion about the proposition. Thanks, GregG (talk) 17:17, 5 November 2016 (EDT)
I support Question 2. It ensures that the proceeds of gas taxes go towards transportation projects, not other things like underfunded pensions or Planned Parenthood. I don't know why any conservative would oppose Question 2. ht does Bill Spadea say?--Andy Schlafly (talk) 19:12, 5 November 2016 (EDT)
Here's a video of Spadea explaining his opposition as well as a caller's opposition. What I understood the gist of Spadea's argument to be is that the proposition doesn't actually dedicate funds to transportation, and that defeating the proposition would force the legislature to roll back the gas tax hikes. In other words, he believes the proposition is a misleadingly described Trojan horse (which, to be sure, is not unprecedented). But these kinds of issues are outside my field of expertise, so that's why I wanted to know how a conservative should vote on these issues. GregG (talk) 18:50, 6 November 2016 (EST)
It looks like the casino proposition has been resoundingly defeated. Proposition 2 still looks rather close. Trump is also doing much better than I had anticipated. GregG (talk) 22:30, 8 November 2016 (EST)
I think the worry with Proposition 2 was the fear of embezzlement with the proceeds. Either that or just general annoyance with another increase of taxes they don't feel like putting up with. Also Christie raised the tax on gas the month before.
My opposition to Proposition 1 was partly that I felt we already have enough gambling addicts attracted to South Jersey, we don't need more. But Atlantic County has already lost thousands of jobs and has one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country. Take a ride outside Atlantic County and see all the businesses closed. The financial market here is slowly being destroyed, and by adding North Jersey Casinos it will only raise taxes in North Jersey to support the southern counties that all depend on casinos. It's not just the citizens that live in Atlantic County that are negatively affected, it will harm all of us. --KommissarReb (talk) 8:48, 6 January 2017 (EDT)
Thanks for your superb points.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 12:37, 6 January 2017 (EST)

Archive 60

--AugustO (talk) 07:22, 20 November 2016 (EST)

Calming of the Storm - eight month later

Andy, it took you eight months to delete the factually false statement But "λέγω" -- the Greek term used for said in some versions -- does not appear in the Greek above from your Essay:Calming the Storm. Now I have given you another eight months to acknowledge that according to Mark, Jesus spoke to the storm aloud. But I understand that you were very preoccupied with the election: It is very unfortunate that your mother wasn't able to see Trump's ultimate triumph to which she had contributed so much - I want to express my belate condolences for your loss.


1) If you view Mark 4:39 (καὶ διεγερθεὶς ἐπετίμησεν τῷ ἀνέμῳ καὶ εἶπεν τῇ θαλάσσῃ Σιώπα, πεφίμωσο. καὶ ἐκόπασεν ὁ ἄνεμος, καὶ ἐγένετο γαλήνη μεγάλη.) in isolation, you may be allowed to try various, even anachronistic meanings of λέγω. But your proposals ("lay", to "cause to lie down," or to "put to sleep") don't work grammatically. Confer the Iliad, 14th book, verse 252 where Homer uses λέγω in this sense:

[...]ἐγὼ μὲν ἔλεξα Διὸς νόον[...] (I, indeed, laid to rest the mind of Zeus)

Here, you see, that λέγω in the sense of laying is a transitive verb and requires an accusative (νόον), while in Mark 4:39 you have a dative object (τῇ θαλάσσῃ). For short, your preferred meaning cannot be reconciled with the actual grammar.

2) If you view Mark 4:39 in context of the Gospel of Mark - and even the New Testament - it becomes clear that the only feasible translation of this verse is something like " [...]He said to the sea: "Silence, be still"): Mark uses the verb λέγω in 190 of his 678 verses, most often as the sequence

[form of λέγω][addressed person as dative object][direct speech]

You can see this e.g. in Mark 4:38-41:

38καὶ αὐτὸς ἦν ἐν τῇ πρύμνῃ ἐπὶ τὸ προσκεφάλαιον καθεύδων· καὶ ἐγείρουσιν αὐτὸν καὶ λέγουσιν αὐτῷ Διδάσκαλε, οὐ μέλει σοι ὅτι ἀπολλύμεθα; 39καὶ διεγερθεὶς ἐπετίμησεν τῷ ἀνέμῳ καὶ εἶπεν τῇ θαλάσσῃ Σιώπα, πεφίμωσο. καὶ ἐκόπασεν ὁ ἄνεμος, καὶ ἐγένετο γαλήνη μεγάλη. 40καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς Τί δειλοί ἐστε; οὔπω ἔχετε πίστιν; 41καὶ ἐφοβήθησαν φόβον μέγαν, καὶ ἔλεγον πρὸς ἀλλήλους Τίς ἄρα οὗτός ἐστιν ὅτι καὶ ὁ ἄνεμος καὶ ἡ θάλασσα ὑπακούει αὐτῷ;

Here, in this short section, Mark uses the same construction four times (out of 190...). Do you really think that one time he just wants to express the opposite meaning to the other three times?

I'd like to hear your thoughts. --AugustO (talk) 09:08, 20 November 2016 (EST)

Let's take a look at the Gospel of Mark

I'm going to list the occurrences of the verb λέγω in the Gospel of Mark to demonstrate that he used this verb exclusively to indicate speaking. Therefore, the statement

But the real meaning of "λέγω" is to "lay", to "cause to lie down," or to "put to sleep." It has a connotation of speaking only when used in a context of verbal communication such as putting an argument to rest, which is not the case here in observing nature.

is at best misleading and should be removed from Essay:Calming the Storm. --AugustO (talk)


August, your exegesis is extraordinary!!! But as before, you are being too literal. Mark was not on the boat. He was a child being homeschooled by a woman disciple of Jesus. If someone wrote that Trump told himself to be more politically correct, then that would not mean that he actually verbalized those words, right?--Andy Schlafly (talk) 20:42, 24 November 2016 (EST)
Thanks. It seems that we - at last agree - at something: Mark describes a verbal command of Jesus to the sea.
You may say that he got this wrong. But to do so, you have to disavow what he has literally written. For doing so, you should have a very good reasons, as the danger of cherry-picking the Gospel arises! Mark wasn't there, but you weren't there neither: why should your insights trump his report? Just because it neatly fits your ideas of quantum mechanics - which may or may not be true?
Generally, I find it easier to argue in accordance with scripture than in contrast to it.
As for your example: Mark wasn't a MSM journalist, and Trump is not Jesus. Trump may be inspirational, but Mark was inspired.
--AugustO (talk) 03:00, 25 November 2016 (EST)
But I think you're being too literal, August. The issue is whether Mark's ostensible reference to a verbal command could mean something more abstract. If, as someone who was not there, declared that "Trump told himself he would never do that again," then that should be interpreted to mean that Trump thought that, not that he verbally said it. If, as someone who was there, declared the same thing, then a translation as a verbal instruction would be more appropriate.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 11:17, 25 November 2016 (EST)
  • Your example is lacking context - and that's what this section is all about. You seem to view the verse in isolation: Mark uses λέγω in all of his verses to indicate a verbal communication - e.g., the command to a demon.
  • Luke, Mark and Matthew all describe the reaction of the crew: in all three gospels the verb ὑπακούω is used - the storm obeyed (in the sense of listening to a command). The crew never marvels that Jesus had just to look at the storm, the crew always admires the spoken command.
  • Mark could have used a verb like ὁράω to describe that Jesus just had to observe the storm by looking at it - it's quite a common verb in the Bible, too. He didn't.
  • All this makes it clear that Mark (and Luke and Matthew) report spoken commands to the storm. Perhaps it hasn't happened that way, but than you have to argue against the obvious translation of scripture!

--AugustO (talk) 19:52, 25 November 2016 (EST)

Featured articles

Do we still do featured articles? There are a few that I'd like to nominate. --1990'sguy (talk) 17:39, 22 November 2016 (EST)

Nominations are welcome! Ideally, they should have popularity and influence. Thanks!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 21:57, 23 November 2016 (EST)

Protection capability problems

Hello Mr. Schlafly, I found out today that the protection capabilities that I have only protect articles and images only so autoconfirmed users can edit them. Problem is, as I'm sure you can tell, every registered Conservapedia user is autoconfirmed, even vandals, thus making this capability useless. Is there any way you could change this capability so that it means something? Lately I have been trying to protect all images that I uploaded or requested to be uploaded per our image protection policy. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:17, 22 November 2016 (EST)

I have the same issue. It seems there is a limited number of levels which can be protected to. Since we can't out-protect ourselves (prevent ourselves from editing a page) it seems that the only level that we can protect to is autoconfirmed. --David B (TALK) 21:38, 22 November 2016 (EST)

Prediction

You'll unperson Trump as a RINO within two years. I was just saving you some work. Get ahead of the curve now, and you might even be able to spin it as Conservapedia Proven Right. JohnZ (talk) 19:47, 23 November 2016 (EST)

Appreciate your humor, John. So far Trump looks more conservative than even Ronald Reagan was. Hopefully that will continue. Happy Thanksgiving Day.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 21:38, 23 November 2016 (EST)
If you read the Book of Proverbs, you will see that Solomon was very conservative. And he had 700 wives and 300 concubines. :) Conservative (talk) 21:50, 23 November 2016 (EST)

Popular French website wrote an article on Conservapedia. About 40% of Conservapedia's traffic is now overseas

The popular French website Telerama (which is one of the top 5,200 websites in the world in web traffic and one of France's top 250 websites in popularity) did a recent article on Conservapedia located HERE.

Here is an excerpt from the article (translated via Google translate):

"Onservapedia is fast becoming a benchmark in the ultra-conservative sphere in the United States and today has more than 100,000 records and 581 million page views since its inception. The most read, besides the homepage, the one on the "homosexual agenda", atheism, Barack Obama, Adolf Hitler, and ... Wikipedia. The ascent of Donald Trump has shed new light on the site, which is often cited in the conservative Glenn Beck radio show, and is referenced on many pro-Republican websites, convinced that all mainstream and Internet media In general are leagued against conservative ideas. More worrying, Conservapedia is still used as a working tool at Eagle Forum University, an online education program created by the conservative and creationist lobby of Phyllis Schlafly."[1]

The Atheism and suicide article may have hit an emotional hot button for that Frnechman given its prominence in the Telerama article (picture atop Telerama article, citing of the article).

According to two popular web traffic analysis websites, about 40% of Conservapedia's traffic now comes from outside the USA. Conservative (talk) 17:29, 25 November 2016 (EST)

Newsfeed

It doesn't seem like you intended to delete all this info at the bottom of the newsfeed [2]. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:11, 29 November 2016 (EST)

Great catch! I restored it, except for one headline that was intentionally trimmed. Thanks!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 00:01, 30 November 2016 (EST)

Fair use?

File:Sanger Euthenasia Society.jpg

Yes. Great discovery!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 20:39, 8 December 2016 (EST)
Andy, these are from CSPAN so there should not be any issues, but it is still your call. Pictures of Burnham are exceedingly rare.
James Burnham 1.jpg
James Burnham 2.jpg
Should be fine. Thanks for asking.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 23:33, 9 January 2017 (EST)

Fake News

Mr. Schlafly, would you please add the information I added today on Fake News to the news feed? This is big news, and it shows that liberals are responsible for the "fake news" hysteria. --1990'sguy (talk) 17:50, 8 December 2016 (EST)

Thank you! --1990'sguy (talk) 19:54, 8 December 2016 (EST)
It is a great story. Thank you!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 20:36, 8 December 2016 (EST)
You're welcome. I should note, however, that PeterKa was the one who originally brought the article up on the main talk page. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:02, 8 December 2016 (EST)

Would you please add a link to Fake News in the newsfeed entry? --1990'sguy (talk) 10:45, 9 December 2016 (EST)

Link added - great suggestion!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 11:26, 9 December 2016 (EST)

St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre

Is there a way to move the article back to its former page and still show me as having created it? I didn't know the article already existed and I put a lot of work into it. --1990'sguy (talk) 18:25, 28 December 2016 (EST)

While we're at it, can we PLEASE rewrite the article to be more neutral towards Catholics? The way it's written makes it seem as though they deliberately tried to commit the holocaust on the Hugenauts, when in reality it was simply a means to drive out the Hugenauts that had invaded via a specific battle plan, but because they had to rely on the bells of a church for signals, it gave mixed signals and the populace misinterpreted the signs as indicating they should kill more. In fact, the Pope at the time when he learned of this ended up crying when he learned how much blood was shed. Remember, this was before digital GPS watches and instantaneous media was the norm. Quite frankly, making the Catholics sound like Nazis in that article is flat out unacceptable, speaking as a Catholic. Pokeria1 (talk) 19:19, 28 December 2016 (EST)
First off, I mentioned that several Roman Catholics actually helped the Huguenots. Second, do you have a reliable source that states that the Pope cried? The Encyclopedia Britannica states that the Pope struck a medal to commemorate the killings (here it is: File:Medal.GIF). Other Roman Catholic leaders also celebrated the event. Also, I think the article makes clear that the French leaders only intended to kill the Huguenot leaders. Also, the sources I cite are actually neutral, with the exception of Reformation.org, and I only cite that source for relatively uncontroversial facts between Catholics and Protestants. Lastly, I've noticed that numerous Conservapedia articles have a Roman Catholic bias, such as the ones that Dataclarifier has edited (I think he is a great editor despite that bias, so don't interpret this mention as being against him). --1990'sguy (talk) 19:38, 28 December 2016 (EST)
I don't know about his crying (I'll have to ask the person I found this out from), but I can tell you that New Advent had stated that Gregory XIII specifically refusing to receive Maurevel and Pius V specifically denounced the "intrigues" that led to the event (referring to Maurevel assassinating Coligny). You can read that bit up here: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13333b.htm Pokeria1 (talk) 19:42, 28 December 2016 (EST)
Thank you. Please clarify and elaborate what you mean when you stated above that the planned massacre "was simply a means to drive out the Hugenauts that had invaded via a specific battle plan." Thanks. --1990'sguy (talk) 19:53, 28 December 2016 (EST)
Okay, to answer both that and your question about the pope crying, I can tell you it was on 278 and 292-293 of the book Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church: A 2,000-Year History by H.W. Crocker III. Pokeria1 (talk) 20:05, 28 December 2016 (EST)
Thank you. Is there any way I can see the pages from my computer? Also, what about my second question? --1990'sguy (talk) 21:19, 28 December 2016 (EST)
I... thought I answered the second question earlier. But I'll repeat it: "I can tell you it was on 278 and 292-293 of the book Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church: A 2,000-Year History by H.W. Crocker III." As far as seeing the pages on your computer, if you can find an online version of the book, you might have a chance. If not, I suggest you try ordering it from Amazon or eBay. Pokeria1 (talk) 21:49, 28 December 2016 (EST)
What I meant by "your second statement" was your statement above that the planned massacre "was simply a means to drive out the Hugenauts that had invaded via a specific battle plan." Did you mean that it is mentioned in the book? --1990'sguy (talk) 00:08, 29 December 2016 (EST)
Yes, it's in the book, specifically on pages 292-3. Pokeria1 (talk) 05:41, 29 December 2016 (EST)

Captcha questions

User:Amorrow makes a good point that "What is the next year?" answer should now be 2018. It is probably time to change the question or the answer or both. Thanks, JDano (talk) 19:09, 5 January 2017 (EST)

I updated it a few days ago. What's the date on User:Amorrow's suggestion? I don't see it on my talk page. Thanks.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 21:58, 5 January 2017 (EST)

Images

Mr. Schlafly, would you please add Category:Donald Trump to these protected images?

Here:

Thank you. --1990'sguy (talk) 17:44, 6 January 2017 (EST)

Thank you for adding the category to the images. Would you also please add the paragraph I added (in two separate edits) on Racism to Hate crime, as the latter is protected? Thank you. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:45, 6 January 2017 (EST)
Unprotected Hate crime to you edit as you think best! Thanks.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 22:02, 6 January 2017 (EST)

Wikify

Would you please wikify Matt Bevin on the newsfeed? --1990'sguy (talk) 22:47, 9 January 2017 (EST)

Done as requested! Thanks.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 23:31, 9 January 2017 (EST)

Before and After templates

Hi, Andy! After a long absence, I'm back and working on the occasional political article and (fun, fun, fun!) more date calculation templates. --Ed Poor Talk 11:27, 15 January 2017 (EST)

Wonderful, Ed. You are the master of the templates!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 14:47, 15 January 2017 (EST)

Edit request

Hello Mr. Schlafly, would you please review my two edit requests I posted on Talk:Main Page? --1990'sguy (talk) 09:56, 18 January 2017 (EST)

I unprotected the two entries so that you can make the edits as you think best. Thanks!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 10:29, 18 January 2017 (EST)
Thank you. If you think these two articles will be vulnerable to vandalism, you can protect them again, as I do not think I will have any more plans to edit them in the near future. --1990'sguy (talk) 17:19, 18 January 2017 (EST)

Mr. Schlafly, would it be OK if I add this sentence to the top of the article Abortion so it is the second sentence of the article? Objectively and logically speaking, it is a form of murder<ref>Taylor, Paul F (May 2, 2014). [https://answersingenesis.org/sanctity-of-life/abortion/is-it-really-a-matter-of-life-and-death/ Chapter 12: Abortion: Is It Really a Matter of Life and Death?]. ''Answers in Genesis'' (from ''The New Answers Book 3''). Retrieved January 22, 2017.</ref> as well as child sacrifice.<ref>Ham, Ken (October 26, 2015). [https://answersingenesis.org/sanctity-of-life/abortion/abortion-and-child-sacrifice/ Abortion and Child Sacrifice]. ''Answers in Genesis''. Retrieved January 22, 2017.</ref> --1990'sguy (talk) 21:51, 22 January 2017 (EST)

I think that could be added towards the end of the article. Many people think that use of the term "murder" is not helpful in persuading people to be pro-life, so the term would be problematic as part of the introduction.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 11:19, 23 January 2017 (EST)
Would you please add it where you see fit? Also, if the article should not call it murder at the top, then what is your opinion of Abortion arguments? In addition to this, would you please take a look at Template talk:USPresidents? Thank you. --1990'sguy (talk) 11:49, 23 January 2017 (EST)
The provocative term is better suited to an entry entitled "abortion arguments," which will tend to attract people who want to argue, rather than "abortion", which has a more general audience. I'll look for a suitable place to include the expression. Thanks!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 16:16, 23 January 2017 (EST)

Mr. Schlafly, would you please add Donald Trump to Template:USPresidents? --1990'sguy (talk) 21:25, 24 January 2017 (EST)

News feed

The number arrested in the anti-Trump protests has reached 217.[3] Would you please update the news feed? Thank you. --1990'sguy (talk) 18:59, 20 January 2017 (EST)

Corrected, thanks!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 22:37, 20 January 2017 (EST)

Pope

Andy, could you take a look at the article on the pope? The current version reads a little bit like evangelical propaganda ... --AugustO (talk) 02:59, 23 January 2017 (EST)

Page moves

There is a backlog of page move requests. The most recent is that we need to move Alternatiave Facts‎ to Alternative facts. Thanks, JDano (talk) 07:06, 28 January 2017 (EST)

I was actually just about to request this move myself. Also, would you please delete Donald Trump's political achievements, which is a botched and useless redirect? --1990'sguy (talk) 12:25, 28 January 2017 (EST)
Opps. I got it misspelled now. Alternatiave facts. I should have just left it alone, sorry. RobSMake Exxon Great Again 12:47, 28 January 2017 (EST)

European migrant crisis

Can I get some help with a link from the Main Page to European migrant crisis. It's got 7000 hits in three weeks and Google doesn't even have it ranked yet.

This article is extremely important. What was the purpose of America saving Europe twice in the 20th century, only to stand idly by in the 21st century while its overrun by Muslim rapists and its people Islamified by intimidation? European & American mainstream news are censoring facts as "fake news", a replay of the US elections in the upcoming French and German elections. Furthermore, we have a lot of European readers, and Europeans don't know how to discuss the issues because of their hate speech laws. RobSMake Exxon Great Again 12:32, 29 January 2017 (EST)

Added to Main page left. Thanks for suggesting this.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 13:53, 29 January 2017 (EST)

Questions/requests

1) Have you found a place to add my proposed addition to Abortion?

2) Would you please delete this broken (and unnecessary) redirect Donald Trump's political achievements?

3) I have some nominations for featured articles:

  • European migrant crisis--this article is already on the main page (as you obviously know), but it is very important and relevant, and featured article status would (hopefully) give it increased visibility as long as it's listed
  • Donald Trump achievements--Trump has done a lot in his first few days, and I've tried to include every relevant action
  • Scott Walker--He's not in the spotlight, but this article does have a high quality, and Walker is arguably the best current governor, and possibly the best (or at least one of the best) in U.S. history.

--1990'sguy (talk) 23:36, 29 January 2017 (EST)

Two more questions/requests:
  • I also nominate Silent majority as a featured article. I have included much information relevant to Donald Trump
  • Would you please review the massive changes made by a new editor on Obama's Religion
Thank you. --1990'sguy (talk) 18:42, 30 January 2017 (EST)
Mr. Schlafly, thank you for looking at the Obama's religion article, but would you also please take a look at my other requests? --1990'sguy (talk) 21:17, 2 February 2017 (EST)
Thanks, I'm working my way through this. Silent majority is an interesting entry -- well done! -- but I wonder about its potential for popularity. The term is a bit obscure and its significance is dubious. The majority, or at least a plurality, voted for Hillary, for example. Let's discuss this further.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 10:57, 3 February 2017 (EST)
Yes, Clinton won the popular vote, but it was only about 3 million votes out of over 137 million. Also, with all the protests, riots, and MSM bias, one would think 80% of the country opposes Trump, even though a majority of likely voters[4] support the ban. --1990'sguy (talk) 17:05, 3 February 2017 (EST)
If I may interject my concerns, the term "silent majority" was much used by earlier politicians. Any reappropriation for 2016 would invite comparisons to those politicians. This is inappropriate. Thanks, JDano (talk) 17:55, 3 February 2017 (EST)
The article covers not just the term, but also the concept of the silent majority. I have heard mentions of a potential "silent majority" during the election season, but use of the term is not required for talking about the concept. --1990'sguy (talk) 19:15, 3 February 2017 (EST)

Delete requests

Hi, I don't want to swamp you with work, but I was wondering if you or someone else could work on deleting some pages. We currently have 19 categories, 57 pages (21 of which are marked "speedy") and 10 files marked for deletion. Most of them are in the Articles proposed for deletion category, but some are also in the Speedy deletion candidates category. Most of them are just taking up space, but some are actually interfering, since they are in the way; several pages need to be moved, but there is already a page at the destination, which needs to be deleted before a move is possible. Thanks! --David B (TALK) 15:35, 3 February 2017 (EST)

Thanks for the gentle edit

Andrew: I wanted to thank you for the gentle edit of my changes to Quantum mechanics. At some other wiki sites, the ethos is corrosive. Such edits would simply be reverted, in part because MediaWiki software makes that action so easy. My changes were prompted by the use of the definite article "the" to start the second sentence of the page. While Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, introduced first in 1927, is a dramatic moment of progress in the subject, Planck defined his constant in 1900 and and Einstein uses it in his 1905 paper to provide the accepted explanation for the photoelectric effect. Bohr and Rutherford in 1913 proposed the electron orbital structure of the atom. de Broglie in his 1924 PhD thesis postulated the wave nature of electrons and suggested that all matter has wave properties. This is an example of wave–particle duality. Many other great minds were at work. Huh. I recall there being a dramatic video presentation of the personal struggle Heisenberg went through around the time that he made his great insight. I cannot find it at the moment, but if I find it, I will point it out to you. There are, of course, other dramas and plays involving him during the period of WW II, but the one I am thinking of is a more personal one in that Werner Heisenberg was in his mind struggling in June 1925 to advance human knowledge and perhaps for his own sort of immortality.--Amorrow (talk) 23:17, 3 February 2017 (EST)

Special:BookSources

I noticed that you have the default for this page. I know it is a little tricky to update, but you might want to a least add a Google Book link to it. The documentation for it starts at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:ISBN . If you feel energetic, you might want to try, for example, this simple expansion: https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Special:BookSources/1572591536 .--Amorrow (talk) 14:05, 5 February 2017 (EST)

Oh, I noticed that MediaWiki:Booksources declares that it is deleted but it still reports content on the page. I do not know if that puts the software in a strange state.--Amorrow (talk) 14:09, 5 February 2017 (EST)
Oh, I got what want. I created Conservapedia:Book sources. I do not think that any of those sources have any political slant. You can verify with, say, ISBN 0-393-03891-2 .--Amorrow (talk) 14:14, 5 February 2017 (EST)
The way that this is done on other wikis is that Conservapedia joins as an Amazon Associate and gets a referral code. The Conservapedia:Book sources page would then be modified so that any search out to Amazon would include the referral code. In this manner, Conservapedia would get a 4 to 6% commission on any resulting sales. Thanks, JDano (talk) 20:11, 15 February 2017 (EST)

Your data

Should Andrew Schlafly begin with "Andrew Layton Schlafly (born April 27, 1961)" or is that inappropriate? I am charmed that we have the same given Biblical name. I was born July 25, 1961. Please remove this message if I have erred.--Amorrow (talk) 00:19, 6 February 2017 (EST)

calculus

User:Amorrow/Calculus I. It is just an attempt to provide the student with a compass so that they do not get lost in the sea of new ideas that flood their mind when they attack the textbook.--Amorrow (talk) 00:22, 6 February 2017 (EST)

Oh, please look at this request. It seems to require your personal attention. It is a minor error, but it would nice if it could be fixed.--Amorrow (talk) 00:25, 6 February 2017 (EST)
If that is too much trouble, then: File:Log.png This page reports: "This page has been locked to prevent editing." The image has an error in its legend: the red and blue lines are incorrectly switched with each other. I have a corrected version of this image, but this locking prevents the regular admins from updating it. Please unlock the image. Thanks.--Amorrow (talk) 00:33, 8 February 2017 (EST)

Upload and Move

If you have found my work to be trustworthy, it would save other people a lot of time if I were allowed to upload images and to move pages on my own. Many thanks for your consideration. JDano (talk) 07:03, 13 February 2017 (EST)

There are still a large number of backlogged move requests. Thanks, JDano (talk) 08:40, 23 February 2017 (EST)
Many thanks, JDano (talk) 16:43, 5 March 2017 (EST)

Another question of fair use

This is an example of one of several race-based advertisements during the 2014 senate race, one of the nastiest any of us have ever seen. http://www.conservapedia.com/File:Thad-mailer.jpg

Yes, that is fair use.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 19:31, 15 February 2017 (EST)

Quick project

Our state articles include a list of US House and Senate members and their infoboxes include contact information for the Senators. Much of this information needs to be updated to reflect the 2016 election. Several editors are undertaking a state-by-state review that is being organized at: Conservapedia:Community Portal#Political directory. Because there are 50 articles to update, we need an all-hands-on-deck approach to staffing this project, and your participation would set an powerful example that would encourage other editors to help out. It would mean a lot if you could update a state from the list. Many thanks, JDano (talk) 20:05, 15 February 2017 (EST)

re: news on the main page

Probably due to the growth of right-wing politics in Europe, Conservapedia has been gaining some productive European editors.

Consider adding more right-wing news related to Europe on the main page news feed. If you don't follow European news closely, perhaps the new European editors could suggest some stories to post on the main page.

Although I do not following French/Netherlands politics closely, the recent news about Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen that I posted on the main page combined with Brexit, tells me that there could be a big outbreak of greater free speech in Europe and a significant rightward movement in politics. Both France and the Netherlands are very liberal.

What I see happening is that post internet/social media, governments and the mainstream press are having less influence over their citizens.

It really surprised me how fast liberalism has been crumbling lately. Many times in life when things begin to unravel, the unraveling starts happening faster and faster.

Long term, I think think the Christianization happening in the world is forcing societies/governments in the West to be more efficient as this is causing many developing countries to be more productive/competitive (see: The Protestant Work Ethic: Alive & Well…In China The Protestant Work Ethic: Alive & Well…In China and Global Christianity. Conservative (talk) 13:23, 20 February 2017 (EST)

I completely agree with Cons. We should add more European news items. BTW, Switzerland's largest political party is the solid right-wing Swiss People's Party, which has virtually the same views as the Tea Party Movement and President Donald Trump. Despite the fact that it has had huge victories for the past 25 years, it gained another massive victory in late 2015. --1990'sguy (talk) 18:14, 20 February 2017 (EST)
I question how conservative some of the European parties have been in the past. But they are becoming increasingly conservative now.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 18:16, 20 February 2017 (EST)
It depends on the party. However, all of the right-wing parties do oppose the EU and other parties that are even more liberal than they themselves could be. --1990'sguy (talk) 18:27, 20 February 2017 (EST)
@Andy, because of Europe's fuedal past, and the US's lack of it, the meaning of "conservative" can be very different by US standards. For the most part "conservative" in Europe for 70 years would be considered anti-union business interests. RobSCIA vs Trump. Who's gonna win? 19:31, 20 February 2017 (EST)

It would be great to get some Swiss editors. Gun toting, Bible believing, Swiss conservatives. :)

If Europe keeps moving to the right, perhaps we can persuade Andy to have a new logo for Conservapedia. :)Conservative (talk)

There is definitely a hunger out there. And Europe's problems are twofold: (1) an incredibly biased media with the upcoming French, Dutch, and German elections, just like we saw here in 2016; (2) restrictive hate speech laws unlike anything we would tolerate here, which include, as in Sweden, condemning politicians who voted for open immigration laws. RobSCIA vs Trump. Who's gonna win? 22:07, 20 February 2017 (EST)

Image upload request

Hi, I've been starting a couple aviation articles here, but quality images of certain aircraft types and logos are lacking. You seem to be in charge here, so could you upload:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Raif_Badawi_cropped.jpg (Raif Badawi is a political prisoner in Saudi Arabia)

Uploaded as File:Raif Badawi cropped.jpg --David B (TALK) 15:20, 4 March 2017 (EST)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Asif_EHYD_2.jpg (Asif Mohiuddin is a Bangladeshi blogger who was violently attacked by militant islamists but survived)

Uploaded as File:Asif EHYD 2.jpg --David B (TALK) 15:20, 4 March 2017 (EST)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Skyteam_Logo_Alliance.png

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:American_Airlines_logo_2013.svg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d8/Star_Alliance_Logo.svg/1280px-Star_Alliance_Logo.svg.png

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oneworld_logo.svg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Southwest_737-700_N785SW.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EM_N736SA_(2766338093).jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Southwest_737-700_N913WN.jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Southwest_Airlines_logo_2014.svg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JetBlue_Airways_Logo.svg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JetBlue_Airways,_N935JB,_Airbus_A321-231_(19994390048).jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JetBlue_Airways,_N566JB,_Airbus_A320-232_(19993334538).jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JetBlue_Airways,_N355JB_(20186999471).jpg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Emirates_logo.svg (Controversial flag-carrier airline)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Emirates_Airbus_A380_(A6-EDS)_departs_London_Heathrow_11April2015.jpg (Largest A380 operator)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boeing_777-31H-ER,_Emirates_AN1630451.jpg (Other plane in Emirates fleet, Largest 777 operator)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Singapore_Airlines_Airbus_A380-841;_9V-SKJ@ZRH;16.04.2011_595cc_(5629408416).jpg (A380 launch customer)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A380_26.jpg (A380 in Airbus livery)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:F-GUGK@LHR_16AUG12_(8416701090).jpg (Largest A318 operator)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:EM_FRONTIER_A318_(2529447611).jpg (A318 Launch customer)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EasyJet#/media/File:EasyJet_logo.svg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:G-EZBW_Airbus_A319-111_A319_EZY_(neue_Bemalung)_(16000999414).jpg (Largest A319 operator)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HB-IPU_1_A319-112_Swissair_ZRH_20MAR99_(5805828730).jpg (A319 Launch customer)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:IndiGo_Airbus_A320neo_F-WWDG_(to_VT-ITI)_(28915135713).jpg (Largest A320neo operator)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_A320neo_family#/media/File:Lufthansa_Airbus_A320_neo_D-AINA,_The_world%27s_first_A320_neo_(24705951566).jpg (A320neo launch customer) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Airbus_Industrie_A321neo_D-AVXA_(29428329122).jpg (A321neo prototype)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:9M-AQG_(30856774155).jpg (Largest A320 operator)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:F-WWAI_A320-131_Airbus_Industrie(prototype)_FAB_SEP88_(13753510323).jpg (A320 prototype)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BWI_Logo.svg

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BWI_airport_terminal.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BWI.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nashville_International_Airport_Logo.svg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Boston_Logan_International_Airport_Logo.jpg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Diagram_BOS_Airport.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ronald_Reagan_Washington_National_Airport_Logo.png

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DCA_Airport_diagram.pdf

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d1/Delta_logo.svg/1280px-Delta_logo.svg.png

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:N954AT_(15246599649).jpg (Largest Boeing 717 operator)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:N954AT_Boeing_B.717_Air_Tran_(9193031855).jpg (Boeing 717 Launch customer)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boeing_707-321B(Adv),_Pan_Am_JP6997462.jpg (Boeing 707 Launch Customer)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boeing_707-131B,_Trans_World_Airlines_(TWA)_JP5932479.jpg (Boeing 707 largest operator)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boeing_727-22C,_United_Airlines_AN0998024.jpg (One of the two Boeing 727 launch customers)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boeing_727-254,_Eastern_Air_Lines_JP5964327.jpg (One of the two Boeing 727 launch customers)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lufthansa_Boeing_737-100_in_Zurich_1981.jpg (Launch customer of the Boeing 737)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ba_b747-400_g-bnle_arp.jpg (Largest operator of the Boeing 747 at the moment)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pan_Am_Boeing_747_at_Zurich_Airport_in_May_1985.jpg (Boeing 747 Launch customer)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:KLM_747_(7491686916).jpg (The KLM 747 involved the the Tenerife accident)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boeing_757-225,_Eastern_Air_Lines_AN0079357.jpg (Boeing 757 Launch customer)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Delta_Air_Lines_B757-351_N586NW_LAX.jpg (Largest Boeing 757 operator)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boeing_767-332ER(w)_%27N1610D%27_Delta_(14145000498).jpg (Largest Boeing 767 operator)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:N647UA_Boeing_B.763_UNITED_(13895459883).jpg (Boeing 767 Launch customer)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boeing_767-400ER_Rollout_Proctor.jpg (Boeing 767 at Everett factory)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:United_Airlines_-_N222UA_(6907351041).jpg (Boeing 777 Launch customer)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:All_Nippon_Airways_Boeing_787-9_(JA884A)_at_Tokyo_Haneda_Airport.jpg (Boeing 787 largest and launch customer)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RA-89005_Sukhoi_SSJ.100-95B_Aeroflot_in_Skyteam_C-s_(7971252854).jpg (Sukhoi Superjet)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aerom%C3%A9xico_Boeing_767-200ER_XA-JBC_CDG_2010-4-5.png (Aeromexico in SkyTeam livery)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boeing_777-300ER_Air_France_(AFR)_%22Skyteam_livery%22_F-GZNE_-_MSN_37432_790_(5096229884).jpg (Air France in SkyTeam livery)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:N844MH_(6942190917).jpg (Delta in SkyTeam livery)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Korean_Air_Boeing_777-200ER_HL7733_AMS_2011-10-15.png (Korean Air in SkyTeam livery)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:N343AN_(15390956166).jpg (American Airlines in Oneworld livery)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boeing_777-367(ER)_Cathay_Pacific_Airways_BKPL,_HKG_Hong_Kong_(Chek_Lap_Kok_International_Airport),_Hong_Kong_PP1281783332.jpg (Cathay Pacific in Oneworld)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boeing_747-400_British_AW_(BAW)_%22One_World_livery%22_G-CIVK_-_MSN_25818_1104_(5455648928).jpg (British Airways in Oneworld)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:VH-OJU_%27Lord_Howe_Island%27_OneWorld_Logo-jet_Boeing_747-438_Qantas_(6600558667).jpg (Qantas in Oneworld)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A7-ALA_(19397355348).jpg (Airbus A350 largest and launch customer)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thai_Airways_International_Airbus_A330-300;_HS-TEL@BKK;30.07.2011_613ez_(6042416350).jpg (Thai in Star Alliance livery) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SAS_B737_(5820738887).jpg (SAS in Star Alliance livery)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:D-AILF_Airbus_A.319_Lufthansa_in_Star_Alliance_Colours_(8633498953).jpg (Lufthansa in Star Alliance)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:N14120_(26038860503).jpg (United in Star Alliance Livery)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boeing_767-333ER_%27C-FMWY%27_Air_Canada_(14247086054).jpg (Air Canada in Star Alliance)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:McDonnell_Douglas_DC-10-10,_American_Airlines_JP5931060.jpg (American Airlines flight 191 plane)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:McDonnell_Douglas_DC-10-10,_American_Airlines_AN0217682.jpg (American DC-10, launch customer)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:McDonnell_Douglas_DC-10_(FedEx_Express)_(4269676839).jpg (Fedex DC-10, largest user)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:McDonnell_Douglas_DC-10-10,_Turkish_Airlines_AN1815013.jpg (Turkish Airlines 981 plane)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:McDonnell_Douglas_MD-11,_Finnair_JP5879069.jpg (MD-11 launch customer)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FedEx_MD-11F(N526FE)_(3382499520).jpg (largest MD-11 user, Fedex flight 80 plane)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swissair_Flight_111#/media/File:28as_-_Swissair_MD-11;_HB-IWF@ZRH;14.07.1998_(4713082874).jpg (SwissAir 111 plane)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:N334AA_B767-223ER_American_MAN_08APR01_(6839074488).jpg (American Airlines 11 plane)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boeing_767-222,_United_Airlines_AN0188143.jpg (United 175 plane)

http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/photo/000205906.html (American 77 plane)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:N591UA.jpg (United flight 93 plane) Sorry to ask so much, no rush.

By the way, I'm fixing the Tenerife Airport Disaster article because it says the primary cause was poor English, despite a consensus of the International board responsible for the investigation deemed pilot error the primary cause (only the Dutch members of the board stated language was an issue, I'll get to conflict of interest later). The Dutch said the controllers couldn't speak English well (despite post-crash interveiws as part of the investigation demonstrating their English was sufficient) because they needed a reason to explain why the KLM plane took off when it did, which was the captain being in a hurry to get to the destination despite warnings from fellow drew members. The Dutch government still has a 6% stake in KLM, hence they would not point responsibility at themselves (costing millions in damages) so they blamed ATC's english. Both the Spanish and American investigators agreed radio interference and static was a minor factor because it impeded granting permission to take off delaying enough for fog to arrive, resulting in poor visiblity (the KLM pilot did not see the Pan Am plane b/c the fog); but the conclusion was the primary cause was KLM taking off without permission.--IluvAviation (talk) 14:29, 4 March 2017 (EST)

That's quite a list! I'll try to help out by grabbing a few of them when I get the chance. By the way, there is a designated page for requests, named Conservapedia:Image upload requests. Cheers! --David B (TALK) 15:20, 4 March 2017 (EST)
I am considering granting IluvAviation upload rights for the above images. But proper attribution is necessary on some of them. They are not all in the public domain. Any thoughts on this, DavidB4? Thanks for your help.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 19:07, 4 March 2017 (EST)
She's new here, but seems to know what she is doing--I wouldn't be opposed to her getting that right. However, I'm willing to do them myself as time allows. I just don't have a lot of time at the moment, so it'll take me a little while to get through the list. If you grant her that right, I can certainly be available for questions, and I can also check on some of her uploads for a bit to make sure there aren't any problems. As well as ensuring that attribution is correct, I would appreciate it if proper categories were assigned also. Maybe I'm obsessed, but it seems we have a lot of images which do not have any categories, and many of them are protected so they cannot be categorized.
On a side note, it's up to you, but I also would not be opposed to JDano getting that right also, as he requested. I've never had a problem with his requests. I can keep uploading for him--I don't mind--but I think he can be trusted. Of course, that decision is up to you as well. --David B (TALK) 19:57, 4 March 2017 (EST)
Thanks for your response. If you can help review the uploads after they are done by these two users, then I'm fine with granting them uploading privileges. The most important thing to look for is proper attribution under the CC or other licenses, unless the image is in the public domain. Thanks!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 20:32, 4 March 2017 (EST)
No problem, and thanks for yours. I can't guarantee I'll catch every upload, but I can certainly keep an eye on new uploads, and watch for anything done incorrectly. --David B (TALK) 21:30, 4 March 2017 (EST)

ValuJet+Sabretech

According to the NTSB (not a regulatory agency, just a small toothless agency that serves as a secondary court of appeals for members of the aviation industry, but primarily investigates accidents that fall under federal jurisdiction [usually aviation accidents]. After the ValuJet accident when everyone was so shocked that simlar accidents had happened, with oxygen generators, and class D cargo hold fires, Congress publically grilled the FAA on C-SPAN) english was not a factor in the accident. In fact, the word "english does not come up once in the accident full report. Aircraft mechanics do not load materials onto aircraft, (that is the role of baggage handlers), they perform routine replacements and repairs on aircraft. The fault lies entirely with:

1. Sabretech, because they did not properly label the oxygen generators as hazardous. Nor did they provide the proper plastic "pins" that connect to the lanyard on the generator to prevent it from "popping" and going off from the slightest movement (like a plane taking off). Oxygen generators can get very hot, they were not packed with proper heat shields. (Oxygen generators mounted in aircraft cabins have such safety caps to prevent accidental deployment and have heat shields to prevent to surrounding cabin from igniting.

2. ValuJet, for knowingly shipping loaded oxygen generators but writing on the cargo manifest that the generators were empty canisters. (If they are empty they are safe--they would then just be a steel canister. The crew was not a fault b/c the manifest declared the generators as empty canisters, not generators; which the baggage handlers knew was wrong gathered from later statements.)

3. ValuJet, for repackaging the generators in bubble wrap, in layers of cardboard, next to a tire in a class D cargo hold that contained neither fire detection systems nor fire suppressant systems.

4. The baggage handlers, for putting blatantly false information on the cargo manifest. (ValuJet pilots that weren't on the flight testified that if Captain Kubeck knew the she never would have taken off, she had a reputation for being incredibly safety conscious.)

5. The FAA for permitting highly hazardous oxygen generators on commercial aircraft, especially in class D cargo holds which did not have detection systems nor fire suppressant systems. At time time putting oxygen generators in the cargo holds of commercial aircraft, even class D cargo holds, (whose only defense against fire is being airtight. After AA123 the FAA stated any fire in a class D cargo hold should burn itself out, but they were ignoring the common event of oxygen generators defeat the purpose, and a fire in a class D cargo hold happened again.) Oxygen generators already had precedent for completely destroying commercial aircraft. Ten years before the ValuJet crash, an American Trans Air McDonnell Douglas DC-10 parked at Chicago O'Hare International Airport burst into flames (the aircraft was completely destroyed, nobody died because a mechanic was inspecting the plane and preparing it for a charter cargo flight when he accidentally set it off. He was able to leave the plane before it was engulfed in flames)

6. The FAA for not following up on the NTSB's recommendation of having fire detection and/or fire suppressant systems in class D cargo holds of commercial aircraft after American Airlines flight 132 (A McDonnell-Douglas MD-80, same family as the McDonnell-Douglas DC-9, just a streched version to hold more passengers). Their reasoning was that a fire in a class D cargo hold was highly unlikely, despite the fact it had happened before: On an American Airlines MD-80, a was started by hazardous highly flammable materials in the class D cargo hold. Unlike ValuJet that plane did not have several dozen grenades with their pins loose--I mean improperly packed oxygen generators , just lots of flammable materials. The pilot manages to make an emergency landing, fortunately the aircraft was not loaded to capacity with passengers or else some would have died when flashover occured. The aircraft had to be written off.

BTW, I'm not arguing on favor of petty regulation like having to register personal drones for flying in your backyard. Just saying precedent shows oxygen generators really don't belong on commercial aircraft, and it is physically possible to have an uncontained fire in a class D cargo hold, as happened multiple times. I believe it would have been better to have learned reinforced cockpit doors are needed to prevent terrorist hijackings from Air France Flight 8969 (1994) and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 (1996). (FAA logic: What happens in France and Ethiopia can't possibly happen in the US, right? What's the probability of more suicidal aircraft hijackers attacking the US? September 12th:Maybe reinforced cockpit doors aren't such a bad idea.) Point strong precedent supporting basic safety measures like no oxygen generators on commercial aircraft, smoke detectors in cargo holds, and especially reinforced cockpit doors in the age of terrorism doesn't make me a fascist.

Before you take issue with my edits, I suggest you read the full report here. I read it, and no citation to it was in your original article. The word "english" does not come up once: https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/AAR9706.pdf --IluvAviation (talk) 16:53, 5 March 2017 (EST)

Re: Account promoted

Thanks for the promotion, Andy. Glad to know my efforts made a difference. Northwest (talk) 22:15, 6 March 2017 (EST)

Featured articles

Would you please add Donald Trump achievements, Fake News to the "Featured articles" section of the main page? Both articles have high relevance today. --1990'sguy (talk) 22:25, 6 March 2017 (EST)

Great suggestion! Both of those entries are superb, and I've added them to the featured articles. Thank you.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 22:44, 6 March 2017 (EST)
You're welcome. Would you please change the "Featured article" header on the main page to "Featured articles" (pluralizing the "article")? --1990'sguy (talk) 22:47, 6 March 2017 (EST)
Done as requested! Thanks.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 22:57, 6 March 2017 (EST)

Two things

Hello Mr. Schlafly, I appreciate the fact that you put chose to add the shameful arrest of Tim Kaine's son, but why was the "Featured articles" section removed? Would you please restore it?

Also, I appreciate the fact that you and DavidB4 have been adding the license details on our files. I have noticed that many files, including all the ones I uploaded, are unprotected (because we are unable to protect, at least at a meaningful level) in violation of CP's image protection policy. Would you or an admin be able to protect these images? Thank you. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:57, 8 March 2017 (EST)

Featured articles section has been restored as requested. As to the unprotected images, it is OK to leave them unprotected. That enables others to add categories and other information them.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 23:57, 8 March 2017 (EST)

Image usage violation

Hi, Would you please delete File_talk:Twitter_logo.jpg when you get the chance? The terms of use (see page 2) specifically prohibit displaying older versions of their logo, which this is. Thanks! I've uploaded and used the current logo instead of that one. --David B (TALK) 13:48, 9 March 2017 (EST)

Done as suggested. Thank you!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 14:57, 9 March 2017 (EST)

Is Genesis History? movie

Is it OK if you would add the article Is Genesis History? to the "Featured articles" section, just for about a week or so? This film is arguably the best movie in support of the young earth view ever created. It features 13 scientists and scholars who have PhDs, many from secular universities, and who have real accomplishments. It's very compelling. If it would be OK, I would like to get the word out about this film before it is shown in Canadian theaters, and while one can order the DVD or Blu-ray of this film.

Unrelated to the first question, would there be any problem with uploading the movie poster of this film? --1990'sguy (talk) 15:45, 10 March 2017 (EST)

Also, would it be OK if I upload the logo of the John Birch Society? --1990'sguy (talk) 22:34, 10 March 2017 (EST)
It is fine to upload the logo and movie poster you describe. I'll consider further your request about promoting the movie. Thanks!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 11:23, 11 March 2017 (EST)
I have tried three times to upload the movie poster, but it each time it shows an error in uploading. Is there any way you can help? File:Is Genesis History?.jpg --1990'sguy (talk) 12:00, 11 March 2017 (EST)
There was something odd in the JPG encoding, it seems. I've uploaded it as a PNG here. --David B (TALK) 14:27, 11 March 2017 (EST)
Actually, it was just the question mark in the page name. There's a reason most systems don't allow question marks. File:Is Genesis History.jpg should work fine. --David B (TALK) 14:57, 11 March 2017 (EST)
Thanks for the superb work. Smaller files are preferred. Somehow the size of that poster went from a few hundred kbytes (not too big in size) to well over 1M (this is disfavored) in size. OK this time, let's try to stick to smaller, more efficient uploads in the future. Thanks.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 15:22, 11 March 2017 (EST)
PNG is a less efficient file format, so more space is needed for the same amount of detail. Since The JGP one is working now, I suggest deleting the unneeded PNG, to save some space. --David B (TALK) 19:00, 11 March 2017 (EST)
Great suggestion. Deleted as recommended.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 19:39, 11 March 2017 (EST)
Thanks to both of you for your help! --1990'sguy (talk) 21:47, 11 March 2017 (EST)
Mr. Schlafly, it appears that you deleted the JGP, while DavidB4 requested that you delete the PNG. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:49, 11 March 2017 (EST)
Oops, you're right! Thanks for catching that. Will fix now.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 00:40, 12 March 2017 (EST)

Upload/use animation?

Hi, I have a question for you also. I've been working on the railgun article recently, and was looking for some good images to demonstrate it. However, I came across video clip which was provided by general atomics while they worked under military contract, to the U.S. Navy. The Navy then released it to the public. Since it was made on the government's dime, does it count as public domain? Here is the animation I'm considering uploading: [5].

In general, are animations of this sort okay? It seems CP does not permit video uploads, so I wanted to be sure before using this work-around. Thanks! --David B (TALK) 16:23, 10 March 2017 (EST)

Animations are fine to upload. Government works, such as the Navy video you describe, are in the public domain so they would be fine to copy and upload. Thanks!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 11:21, 11 March 2017 (EST)
Okay, thank you! I've done it. --David B (TALK) 14:17, 11 March 2017 (EST)

Copyright/fair use question

Hi, User:Korvex has requested the upload of this movie poster. I know you recently OKed the upload of another movie poster, but I wasn't sure if it was a stretch to upload this one also. Of course, no license info is provided. It seems that this image is only available on a few minority websites, so it also makes me wonder if there is a legal reason no other big websites seem to have uploaded it. Do you think it's okay to upload it? Thanks! --David B (TALK) 19:11, 13 March 2017 (EDT)

That's an odd image. I wonder why it does not have credits on it, like most movie posters do. I'd prefer that permission be requested, and perhaps User:Korvex can do that.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 21:34, 13 March 2017 (EDT)
That was my inclination as well, but I wondered if I was being to cautious. I've responded to him/her, and we'll see how it goes. And by the way, I agree--it is odd. However, some graphic designer(s) put work into it, so it's only fair to give him/her/them credit. Thanks for the second opinion! --David B (TALK) 22:18, 13 March 2017 (EDT)

Old Testament books chart and Book of Amos

Hello, I'd like to draw your attention to this chart:

Template:Old Testament Books

It currently contains no link to Amos (Biblical book), but I created a substantial page on it just today. I was hoping that you would be able to add a link to Amos in this chart. A second thing to mention is that Obadiah is misspelled (the chart says 'Obediah'), so I was also hoping you could fix that typo.

Amos and Obadiah appear to be in the template. Am I missing something?--Andy Schlafly (talk) 01:16, 14 March 2017 (EDT)
They are in the template, but Obadiah (not "Obediah") is misspelled, and there is no link to Amos. There is an article Amos (Biblical book), but the template does not link to it. --1990'sguy (talk) 08:36, 14 March 2017 (EDT)
Thanks, I see now. I corrected the template and also unprotected it in case you'd like to make further improvements. Thanks!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 12:45, 14 March 2017 (EDT)

Server errors

This site has had many internal service errors, many of which last for long periods of time. Lately, they have been very frequent and last for several minutes at the least. This is very annoying and disruptive for me, as many of my edits are disrupted when I press the save button, and I'm sure it is very disruptive for our readers. --1990'sguy (talk) 11:48, 18 March 2017 (EDT)

Traffic has been increasing and adjustments are being made to handle it. Thanks for your patience.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 11:58, 18 March 2017 (EDT)

Edit requests

Hello Mr. Schlafly, would you please replace Category:Authors for the articles Theo Hobson and Carl Sagan and add the categories Category:British Authors (for Hobson) and Category:American Authors (for Sagan), respectively? Thank you. --1990'sguy (talk) 21:01, 21 March 2017 (EDT)

In addition to the above, would there be any problem if I upload the cover for The Genesis Flood?[6] --1990'sguy (talk) 21:31, 21 March 2017 (EDT)
Did the requested edits, and uploading the book cover would be fine. Thanks!--Andy Schlafly (talk) 00:37, 22 March 2017 (EDT)

Special:Random

I recently noticed a minor technical problem in that whilst Conservapedia appears to have an essay namespace Special:Random/Essay usually goes to a mainspace article (occasionally going to an essay but this is also true of Special:Random with no namespace specified). As you are the owner of Conservapedia it was suggested I contact you about this problem. ChristopherW (talk) 13:25, 22 March 2017 (EDT)

Don't have the answer to that immediately. Will think about it, and welcome suggestions by others.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 15:55, 22 March 2017 (EDT)
May I respectfully suggest that Special:Random not display essays. I am not clear what purpose would be served by the proposed link that would present essays at random. We should put our work into developing an accurate and up-to-date page with links to all essays. See Category:Essays, which is not complete. Thanks, JDano (talk) 16:24, 22 March 2017 (EDT)
Essay and Debate don't seem to be recognized by the Wiki as specific namespaces. I don't know if there is a way to register new namespaces or if you can only use the default MediaWiki namespaces. In any case agree with JDano, if that is possible. Someone wanting to get a feel for who we are might use the generic random link to look at a little of what we have. I think it would be better for them to see official wiki mainspace pages, not an essay which may or may not present CPs views. I don't know if that's possible, though. It all depends on the Wiki's configuration options, and is ultimately your decision, of course.
JDano, that's also a good idea to make sure all of our essays are in one category. Some of them have been done rather sloppily. I'll see if I can hunt down some of those orphaned, abandoned, and lonely essays :) --David B (TALK) 16:35, 22 March 2017 (EDT)
It looks like custom namespaces can be added. Current namespaces include Sysop, Team1, Team2, Am Govt 101

Supply Siders, and the associated talk namespaces as well. I'm not sure how those were added, but perhaps Essay and Debate could be added the same way? --David B (TALK) 12:47, 23 March 2017 (EDT)

Unlock template?

Hi, would you mind unlocking Template:Spam? It claims that we may report spam to SpamHaus, but SpamHaus does NOT accept ANY third-party reports. When used, it probably just makes us look foolish to spammers who probably know better. I would like to revise it, so our threats are at least plausible. Thanks! --David B (TALK) 13:26, 22 March 2017 (EDT)

Unlocked as requested. Thank you.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 13:39, 22 March 2017 (EDT)
Thank you! I think I've finished, so if you get a chance, please review and protect it.
Also, I didn't want to distract from ChristopherW's question. I ended up almost dropping my question on top of his.
Thanks again! --David B (TALK) 14:56, 22 March 2017 (EDT)

Edit request for Liberal hypocrisy

Andy, would you please add this info to the article Liberal hypocrisy in a new section entitled something along the lines of "Discrimination"? None of the other sections appear to be appropriate for this info:

===Homosexuality in the public schools=== [[File:Prairie Ridge High School LGBT+ Flag.jpg|thumb|200px|School in Chicago area (Prairie Ridge High School) with LGBT+ flag. Students in the same school who display the [[Confederate flag]] will face discipline.<ref name="NWHerald2017"/>]] Many public schools throughout the United States promote and indoctrinate students with the [[homosexual agenda]], oftentimes through publically-funded school programs created by [[GLSEN]].<ref name="Heyer2015">Heyer, Walt (June 8, 2015). [http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/06/15118/ Public School LGBT Programs Don't Just Trample Parental Rights. They Also Put Kids at Risk]. ''The Witherspoon Institute -- Public Discourse''. Retrieved March 24, 2017.</ref> Much of this was the work of the [[Obama Administration]].<ref name="Heyer2015"/> GLSEN also promotes the homosexual agenda through a "day of silence."<ref>Berry, Susan (April 11, 2015). [http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/11/day-of-silence-how-the-lgbt-agenda-is-hijacking-americas-youth/ Day of Silence: How the LGBT Agenda Is Hijacking America’s Youth]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved March 24, 2017.</ref> Although GLSEN "envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of [[sexual orientation]] or [[gender identity]]/expression.",<ref>{{cite web |title=About GLSEN |url=http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/about/index.html}}</ref> GLSEN discriminates against persons with a Biblical worldview and will not tolerate the voice of [[ex-homosexuals|ex-gays]] or those helped by reparative therapy. If you disagree with the homosexual platform, GLSEN considers you to be a homophobe or bigot. GLSEN's view is flawed because they do not practice respect for all persons that they teach.<ref>{{cite web |title=Local CWA Leader Reaches Out to Youth at Homosexual Pressure Group Event |publisher=CWA |date=1/4/2008 |url=http://www.cultureandfamily.org/articledisplay.asp?id=14455&department=MEDIA&categoryid= |accessdate=March 9, 2014}}</ref> In some schools, where the rainbow flag (symbolizing homosexuality) is flown, students who promote the [[Confederate flag]] may expect to face disciplinary actions.<ref name="NWHerald2017">Prokop, Hannah (November 11, 2016). [http://www.nwherald.com/2016/11/09/prairie-ridge-high-school-suspends-student-for-wearing-confederate-flag-to-school/aelbmro/ Prairie Ridge High School suspends student for wearing Confederate flag to school]. ''Northwest Herald''. Retrieved March 24, 2017.</ref> ===IRS discrimination against conservative groups=== During the [[Obama Administration]], the [[Internal Revenue Service]] discriminated against conservative organizations by making them wait for years just to gain [[Nonprofit organization|tax-exempt status]]. At the same time, other groups received the same status in a very short period of time, such as a [[satanic]] group which received nonprofit status in only ten days.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/03/20/irs-granted-satanic-cult-tax-exempt-status-in-10-days-report-says.html IRS granted Satanic cult tax-exempt status in 10 days, report says]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved March 25, 2017.</ref><ref>Ernst, Douglas (March 20, 2017). [http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/20/obama-irs-gave-satan-club-creator-fast-tax-exempt-/ Obama’s IRS gave ‘Satan Club’ creator fast tax-exempt status]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved March 25, 2017.</ref> --1990'sguy (talk) 22:49, 25 March 2017 (EDT)

Unprotected the entry so you can edit as you think best. Thanks.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 23:33, 25 March 2017 (EDT)

Another template unlock request

Hi,
Would you mind unlocking Template:Essay? I'm trying to sort the essays alphabetically, but the template is forcing page sorting to include the "Essay" namespace, contrary to my efforts. I would like to remove that sorting from the template, so everything can sort properly.
Thank you! --David B (TALK) 16:38, 27 March 2017 (EDT)
EDIT: Actually, both commonly used essay templates try to do this. May I make the same change to Template:Essay By? If so, it needs to be unlocked as well. --David B (TALK) 16:48, 27 March 2017 (EDT)

Islam as official Religion in Bangladesh Anniversary

Seeing as tomorrow is March 28, a very solemn day for Bangladesh, would you consider adding it to the news/historical anniversaries section of the home page? On March 28 exactly one year ago the Supreme Court of Bangladesh upheld Islam as the official religion of Bangladesh, and considering the events in 2015 of the secularist bloggers who were brutally slain by Jamaat-e-Islami activists, the ruling was quite a setback. It signaled to the small minority of Atheists, Christians, Hindus, and Buddhists of Bangladesh that the government was not on their side despite the violence and oppression they endured.

http://www.thedailystar.net/city/islam-retains-status-state-religion-1200808

P.S. May I have permission to write a paragraph or two in the article Persecution of atheists on the atheists bruttaly slain by Jamaat-e-Islami and Al-Qaeda sympathizers? People like Ahmed Rajib Haider literally gave their lives to protest the Islamization of Bangladesh, they deserve to be mentioned by name. As well as the section titled "Low amount of atheist martyrdom compared to Christian martyrdom" just name a few of the atheists who made the ultimate sacrifice, like perhaps Ahmed Rajib Haider, Omar Mohammed Bataweel, Shafiul Islam, Avijit Roy, Ananta Bijoy Das, Oyasiqur Rhaman, Niloy Chatterjee, Faisal Arefin Dipan, Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury, Narendra Dabholkar, Turan Dursun (agnostic), Kazimierz Łyszczyński, Lucilio Vanini. The article is locked.

Thank you for your consideration, IluvAviation (talk) 18:13, 27 March 2017 (EDT)

I'd like to learn more about this, and what level of evidence is there is for the claims. Can you post suggestions for the talk page for that entry? Thanks.--Andy Schlafly (talk) 18:38, 27 March 2017 (EDT)
The Jamaat-e-Islami group is suspected of war crimes during the war in Bangladesh in the 1970s; Ansarullah Bangla Team is the front for Al-Qaeda in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is more Islamic than some nations in the middle east. In over a period of a few months in 2015 over a dozen atheist bloggers were hacked to death with machetes in the streets of Dhaka, the capital. If you read my articles on Ahmed Rajib Haider (Atheist: died in machete attack) and Asif Mohiuddin (Ex-Muslim; barely survived knife attack, severely injured barely able to move his neck due to injuries though.) I provided numerous citations in the articles, plus a quick google search "Bangladesh bloggers" would help. Bangladesh used to have a secular-ish government, but now blasphemy laws are being enforced due to pressure from Islamists: Asif Mohiuddin spent three months in jail for insulting Muhammad. (Funny thing is, the constitution if Bangladesh if quite hypocritical: It says both Bangladesh is a secular nation, but Islam is the one and only official religion. Also blasphemy laws are coming back, I would not be surprised if apostasy is added to the penal code. OF course, given recent events publicly declaring oneself an apostate in Bangladesh would get you killed by Islamists) For the page, I would suggest a quick blurb, perhaps something like "One year ago, the Supreme Court of Bangladesh upheld Islam as the official religion of Bangladesh" To hear much about this stuff you have to read Bangladeshi newspapers and journals; Western news seem to write very little about the politics of it. For information about Jamaat-e-Islami war crimes:

http://www.economist.com/node/16485517?zid=309&ah=80dcf288b8561b012f603b9fd9577f0e

The Shahbag movement, which demanded Jamaat-e-Islami war criminals be punished: http://in.reuters.com/article/bangladesh-verdict-war-idINDEE9150CS20130206

About the hit-list of bloggers Bangladesh Islamists want dead (84 are still alive, not re-published for obvious reasons): https://www.dissidentblog.org/en/articles/84-bloggers-death-list

About Ansarullah Bangla Team (BTW, they use the same flag as ISIS): https://www.trackingterrorism.org/group/ansarullah-bangla-team-abt

About Jamaat-e-Islami party: https://www.trackingterrorism.org/group/jamaat-e-islami-bangladesh-jei IluvAviation (talk) 19:23, 27 March 2017 (EDT)

I created the Persecution of atheists article. Feel free to add relevant material to that article. Conservative (talk)
To recognize anything other than Allah as the supreme arbiter of law is blasphemy. The Bangledesh Supreme Court is basically transforming itself into something along the lines of a Sunni version of the Iranian Guardian Council. RobSCIA v Trump updated score:CIA 3, Trump 2 20:47, 27 March 2017 (EDT)