7 thoughts on “Audochat-Ab,Rollo,Xilefflex

  1. khammad


    It was nice to hear your voice on air! I missed you that day on teamspeak, you got there after I had left. Mojo and I finally had a chance to chat. I didn’t hear it in this audio.

  2. aralsea

    Excellent work Rick. It did not make sense to fly from Toronto to Alaska (so far north) then fly south all the way to Hong Kong. Your flat earth map makes my trip to Hong Kong (from Toronto) a straighter path with only a slight deviation to refuel in Alaska.

  3. rickpotvin

    Hi Ab and fans– Rick Potvin here. I had to chuckle over the teeth gnashing over flat earth rabbit holes and distraction theories. I was waiting for someone to mention me and my trip around Antarctica’s perimeter but no honorable mention so I’ll do it myself. Here it is…

    The key for me that I still think is valid is that we have to create a simple straightforward non-rabbit hole type test that is verifiable by anyone– which is– that if earth is a sphere, the Antarctic perimeter is 15,000 miles. If it’s flat, then it’s 60,000 miles. Simple. The hard part is my continuing effort to verify distances and times.

    Anyway, I just had to throw that in.

    1. Carole Thomas

      @rick & felix Reading through your “circumnavigation of Antarctica” blog section, the name “Quark Expeditions” caught my attention. This company allegedly organizes the circumpolar tourist trips. Well, in German, “Quark” means “nonsense” or “humbug”. If the expeditions are indeed faked, then the name is quite appropriate, isn’t it?

      1. xileffilex

        Most of the Quark Antarctic tours are innocuous grey dollar milking operations which just go to the coastal area and back with the odd “penguinologist” on board eg to Deception Island [ho ho]

        The alleged circumnavigation in 1996 is the big [sea] elephant in the room.
        Now the very same vessel which could perform that trick, if it ever did [and the website says the ship has done it twice] is now about to perform a cirumnavigation of the arctic next summer.

        map – www.quarkexpeditions.com/sites…

        So, what’s holding back another antarctic circumnavigation? – The route would be much longer than a simple circumnavigaton if the cruise needed livening up with some landfalls at research stations. Otherwise the tourists might go mad.

        I think big red flags are waved by the highly suspicious solo expedtions across the continent.

      2. Tal Shiar

        Hey Carole! Its great to see your post! 🙂

        What a great insight into the name. I am not sure if this relevant, but one of my best friends went to Antarctica while I was doing my undergrad. She went there to study penguins.

    2. xileffilex

      Sorry, Rick, I nearly did….btw I couldn’t see any mention of drones in your blog.
      In response to The Antarctic Treaty Organisation
      the Assocation of Antarctic Tour Operators [hmmm…] rolled over and banned all UAVs or Drones in the coming Antarctic summer 2015/6

      International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO) members have agreed that, for the 2015-16 season, they will not allow the recreational use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the unique, and often wildlife rich, coastal areas of Antarctica.

      Which is where the tours tend to go. One wonders if the Kalle Ljung drone footage was a set up to bring in the ban.

      Japanese antarctic scentists have a drone with a 1100 km range used there, and over Fukushima [hmmm again]
      The Treaty Organisaton clearly don’t want a tourists packing an 86cc Ant Plane UAV in their suitcases.

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