Referring to President Trump’s “rights,” as in “He has a right to declassify information,” repeats his childish and ignorant thinking and expression. The presidency is a privilege conferred on a person by the citizens. It carries no additional rights beyond the rights of all citizens. The President swears an oath of office. I do solemnly […]
About Cheryl Rofer
Retired chemist. I've done a lot of chemistry that has to do with policy, particularly nuclear policy.
Entries by Cheryl Rofer
Iran had a missile blow up on the launch pad a couple of days ago, and the folks who do open-source intelligence (OSINT) have been looking at open-source overhead photos, trying to figure out what happened. I put in a guess or two. This afternoon, a really great photo showed up in our Twitter streams. […]
Jeffrey Epstein liked to believe he was a big thinker and collected scientists in much the way he collected young girls, although he seems not to have considered them quite as disposable. Some names are surfacing again and again – Stephen Pinker, Martin Nowak, Lawrence Krauss, and the whole MIT Media Lab. (With the exception […]
I’ve been asked to do a post on what would make the body of a victim of a radiological accident radioactive. [Trigger warning: This is an unpleasant subject. Descriptions of seriously damaged bodies follow. I am posting this as a public service for those trying to figure out what happened at Nyonoksa and those writing […]
Two accounts of caring for the victims of the accident at Nyonoksa on August 8 were published Wednesday, August 21, in Meduza (English version) and Novaya Gazeta. The sources are an emergency responder and two doctors. The emergency responder was not on duty that day and relies on the reports of co-workers. The sources want […]