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  • Scientism: Athanor 2.0: The Hydrotron

    07/30/2012 10:10:56 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 18 replies
    Ecat World ^ | July 28, 2012 | Frank Acland
    Athanor 2.0: The Hydrotron ECat World ^ | July 28, 2012 | Frank Acland Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 11:11:01 AM by Kevmo Athanor 2.0: The Hydrotron High School kids who have replicated a cold fusion cell. http://www.e-catworld.com/2012/07/athanor-2-0-the-hydrotron/ [Update: Video Posted] July 28, 2012 It has not been very easy to find out what has been happening with the Pirelli High School’s cold fusion reactor (named the Athanor) which was introduced earlier this year — at least English language sources discussing it have been hard to find. A comment today from Ugo Abundo, the professor who leads the research,...
  • Markey, Schumer Call on Temporary Block for CNOOC-Nexen Deal

    07/30/2012 8:47:09 PM PDT · by Rabin · 9 replies
    RigZone ^ | Monday, July 30, 2012 | Karen Boman
    Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has joined Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) in calling for the United States to issue a conditional block CNOOC's proposed acquisition of Canada-based Nexen, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Markey said that Nexen has drilled for oil in the U.S. without paying royalties and that, if the merger proceeded, would result in a "massive transfer of wealth" to China at the expense of the American taxpayer, the Wall Street Journal reported. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday asked Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to block CNOOC's proposed acquisition of Canada-based energy company Nexen until the...
  • Newsflash. Chick-fil-A run by businessmen, not 7 year old children

    07/28/2012 6:25:45 PM PDT · by bigLusr · 29 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 7/27/2012 | Cheryl Phillips
    Thanks for the info. I have added this statement to my post: "Please note: I have reached out to Chick-fil-A via email and on their Facebook page for a statement about this situation and they have not responded. This article will be updated when I receive an official statement from Chick-fil-A."
  • US House Rejects Obama Offshore Drilling Plan

    07/25/2012 9:19:47 PM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies
    Rigzone ^ | July 25, 2012 | Karen Boman
    The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected the Obama administration's proposed five-year offshore drilling plan... Under the president's plan, (the next) a lease sale is scheduled for offshore Virginia in 2017 House Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings (WA-04), "President Obama's rewritten offshore plan represents a giant step backwards for American offshore energy production and a giant lost opportunity to create over a million new American jobs,"...
  • EPA Scientists Receive Presidential Honor

    07/24/2012 11:38:15 PM PDT · by Rabin · 3 replies
    yosemite.epa ^ | 07/23/2012 | News Releases from Headquarters
    Two U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientists were named as recipients of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The award, is being given to EPA’s Dr. Mehdi Hazai and Mr. Adam Eisele, (and 96 others) as the highest (0nly) honor in the early stages of "independent" research. "Early" EPA Career Mr. Eisele developed and used air sampling to identify and characterize local sources of air pollution in (1 to 2 mile high community elevations). His research is being used to identify community health risks due to... oil and gas production sources. "Early" Career Dr. (EPA...
  • Our rights in crowded theaters (Please don't read while eating)

    07/22/2012 9:00:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | July 22, 2012 | James Rowen
    Every American student who's taken a civic class has heard Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.'s admonition that free speech under the US Constitution doesn't give you the right to shout "fire" in a crowded theater. So the right to bear arms under the 2nd amendment - - written at a time when citizen militias might be needed to fend off the British or a foreign power intent on undermining the new Republic - - shouldn't mean someone has the right to barge into a crowded theater, open fire and slaughter people with powerful guns and ammunition obtained legally. Yet we...
  • Why aren't 'Booty Pop' boy's parents in jail?

    07/22/2012 5:15:11 PM PDT · by redreno · 24 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Published July 11, 2012 | By Dr. Keith Ablow
    Carla and K Roundtree, parents of a 6-year-old rapper and Tyler Council, producer of the boy's “Booty Pop” music video should be legally charged with child sexual abuse, convicted and made to register as sexual offenders. The parental rights of his parents should be suspended, pending an investigation by child protective services. Why?
  • N.Korean Army Chief 'Refused to Go Quietly

    07/21/2012 11:58:14 PM PDT · by Rabin · 7 replies
    chosun ilbo ^ | July 22, 2012 | un-named
    A gunbattle broke out when the North Korean regime removed army chief Ri Yong-ho from office, leaving 20 to 30 dead. Some intelligence analysts believe Ri, who has not been seen since his abrupt sacking earlier this week, was injured or killed in the confrontation.
  • Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks at the NAACP

    07/13/2012 10:34:07 PM PDT · by Rabin · 16 replies
    DoJ ^ | July 10, 2012 | witheld
    – nationwide – homicide is the leading cause of death for black men between the ages of 15 and 24... nationally, only 8% of white voting age citizens, while (according to some recent studies) 25% of African-American voting age citizens, lack a government-issued photo ID it’s why the leadership of organizations like the NAACP ... remains as vital as ever. It’s also why, today’s Justice Department has made an unprecedented commitment to protecting the safety – and potential – of our children
  • Am I Not Supposed To Support Trayvon Cause I'm White? (Worse than it sounds)

    07/10/2012 3:26:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Global Grind ^ | July 10, 2012 | Michael Skolnik, editor-in-chief & political dir. for Russell Simmons
    It was Thanksgiving. A very cold November afternoon. I must have been 19 or 20 years old...home for the holiday from UCLA, where I was studying theater. My bube (grandmother) was still alive. My entire family sat around the dinner table, doing what the Skolniks love to do...talk politics. Of course we ate turkey. cranberry sauce. mashed potatoes. the usual. a little tofurkey for the vegetarians in the crew. The tone was light. Soft jabs. No heavy punching, since we all come from the same political cloth. But when the conversation turned to race, the tone got a little bit...
  • Bank On Yourself - ???

    07/08/2012 6:45:55 AM PDT · by WhoisAlanGreenspan? · 19 replies
    I've searched and found only one mention, a joke, about bank on yourself here on FR. I listen to talk radio and one station WDTK - The Patriot, advertises bankonyourself.com so I thought I'd check it out. It has to do with a concept of over-funding a whole life insurance policy that you can earn interest on at a much higher rate than a savings account, and of course you can borrow money from it as well. Recently my business changed mortgage lenders and switched from paying an escrow for the property tax to maintaining my own in a credit...
  • Ted Nugent: ‘Best’ if South had won Civil War

    07/07/2012 4:51:17 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 272 replies
    Seattle Post intelligencer ^ | July 6, 2012 | N/A
    Aging rocker and reality TV personality Ted Nugent is emerging, even ahead of Donald Trump, as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s most embarrassing public supporter. Nugent is at it again, reacting to the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act by writing in the Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Washington Times that America would have been better off had the South won the Civil War. A full Nugent rant, which might be subtitled “Robe Rage”: “The bottom line is that Chief Justice Roberts’ traitor vote will ensure more monumental spending and wasted taxes and put almost 15 percent of the...
  • Mexican Standoffish (Above average rant)

    07/01/2012 9:11:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Six Meat Buffet ^ | June 15, 2012 | Brian McMurphy
    Testy tyrant President Oblameless got to give a dress rehearsal of his The American President speech this afternoon in the Rose Garden. It’s not the first time we’ve seen it. After wiping his @$$ on the Constitution in front of the White House Stenography Pool, one brave reporter had the temerity to ask him a question in a stunning breach of lickspittle subservience etiquette that was adopted and strictly enforced immediately following the Peeved Prez’s Immaculation. Apparently asking a question is now considered “heckling”. It’s also very unpatriotic to yell out a question to the President before he can make...
  • Why I’d Trade My Timid Black President for a White Guy With No Fear (Wants Fr. Pfleger instead!)

    06/29/2012 12:47:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | June 26, 2012 | Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse Univ.
    I woke up this morning asking God if I could make a trade. Similar to the NBA, when you have one player on the team who isn’t performing at the level you’d hoped, you try to get someone else who fits the criteria necessary to help the team find victory. In this case, we are playing for Team Black America. Of course I know that America is not the kind of country that would elect someone like Father Michael Pfleger as its president. Father Pfleger is the kind of pastor that becomes the nightmare of anyone who chooses to live...
  • "Secession withdraws the State out of the reach of the usurped powers" - Abel P. Upshur

    06/28/2012 8:13:14 PM PDT · by Idabilly · 63 replies
    The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription ^ | July 4, 1776 | Honest People in search of Freedom
    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
  • Dubya's Legacies

    06/28/2012 1:25:12 PM PDT · by KantianBurke · 64 replies
  • 20% of New ObamaCare Waivers in Pelosi's District..5/17/11

    06/28/2012 1:04:29 PM PDT · by tflabo · 6 replies
    Daily Paul ^ | 5.17.2011 | stl4rp
    Pelosi’s district secured almost 20 percent of the latest issuance of waivers nationwide, and the companies that won them didn’t have much in common with companies throughout the rest of the country that have received Obamacare waivers.
  • Obama Campaign Recruiting Volunteers At Gay Pride Parades

    06/25/2012 11:02:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | June 25, 2012 | Pema Levy
    This month, the Obama campaign sent out hundreds of staffers and volunteers to gay pride events around the country in order to sign up more volunteers, reports the New York Times. “Pride is probably the best opportunity to engage the community in large, concentrated numbers,” Jamie Citron, the national L.G.B.T. vote director for the Obama campaign, said to the Times. About six weeks ago, President Obama became a supporter of legal gay marriage. From the Times: [H]undreds of Obama field staff members and volunteers…fanned out at a dozen gay pride celebrations across the country over the weekend with a meticulous...
  • Letter: Why we need Obamacare (Typical Democrat!)

    06/25/2012 10:43:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 25, 2012 | Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.),
    As we await the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Obamacare, some insurance companies are already telling consumers which of its many protections they will agree to “honor” if this historic law is thrown out [“Insurers ready for Supreme Court ruling on health care, June 20]. Allowing for-profit insurance companies to decide for themselves is no answer at all. One insurer is willing to keep dependents up to age 26 on their parents’ policy but won’t agree to eliminate pre-existing condition exclusions. Another may be willing to provide free preventive services but won’t stop charging women higher premiums. This week, we...
  • To All You Hunters Who Kill Animals for Food

    06/24/2012 10:55:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    DudeLOL ^ | January 15, 2012 | Ramirex