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  • Comparing Barrel Twist Rates

    09/25/2016 10:03:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/25/2016 | J Hines
    When a bullet is fired, the rifling of the barrel puts a twist on the bullet in order to improve accuracy, increase the distance traveled, and to stabilize the bullet as it moves through the air towards its target. Twist rates are often set up as a ratio, such as 1:14, 1:12, or 1:7, which refers to inches per turn. A twist rate of 1:10 means the bullet will turn one time in 10 inches of the barrel. Rifling was discovered in 15th century Germany and most likely took the science behind arrows, which are fletched in a way that...
  • U.S. Releases 30 Million Barrels of Oil From Petroleum Reserve

    06/23/2011 7:48:44 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 41 replies
    National Journal ^ | 6/23/11 | Coral Davenport
    Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced Thursday that the U.S. and its partners in the International Energy Agency will release 60 million barrels of oil onto the world market over the next 30 days to offset the disruption in the oil supply caused by unrest in the Middle East. The U.S. will release 30 million barrels of oil from the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The SPR is currently at a historically high level with 727 million barrels, according to the Energy Department. “We are taking this action in response to the ongoing loss of crude oil due to supply disruptions in...
  • Final tally of gulf oil spill: 4.9 million barrels (What US normally consumes — in six hours)

    08/03/2010 7:44:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies · 7+ views
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    The explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon rig spilled more oil from the Macondo well than anyone guessed, the Washington Post reports. Initially, the Coast Guard estimated a flow rate of 5,000 barrels a day, but the actual rate was at least twelve times that. The well released almost five million barrels through its broken riser pipe, turning it into the worst unintentional oil spill in history: The blown-out well in the Gulf of Mexico gushed 12 times faster than the government and BP estimated in the early weeks of the crisis and has spilled a whopping 4.9 million...
  • "A Whale" On Board The Largest Oil Skimming Ship In The World (Video)

    07/02/2010 4:09:06 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 13 replies · 3+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 7/2/10 | HAP
    Fox Station exclusive report on board "A Whale" that just arrived in the Gulf, the ship is capable of skimming 500k barrels of oil a day...(Video)
  • Brewery rolls out the barrels

    12/13/2007 12:19:15 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies · 64+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 12-13-07 | P.P.
    August Schell Brewing Company has reached a few milestones in its 147-year history: It survived the Sioux Uprising of 1862, which left the rest of New Ulm in ruins, and even made it through 13 years of Prohibition. On Wednesday, Minnesota's oldest brewery reached another landmark by cranking out its millionth case of beer since Jan. 1. Schell owner and brewmaster Ted Marti, along with some of the brewery's 44 employees, celebrated the landmark case - 24 bottles of Schmaltz's Alt, named after previous owner Warren "Schmaltz" Marti - Wednesday with a ceremony and pub crawl through town.
  • Marc Rich & Hugo Chavez

    08/27/2005 12:32:46 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 5 replies · 425+ views ^ | August 26, 2005 | Aleksander Boyd
    London 26.08.05 | One of the perks of having acquaintances in London's oil trading circles is that one can check whether the BS spitted by the MSM has got any relation with reality. As it often happens nowadays with issues such as oil, Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, PDVSA, China and so on the findings are shocking. Venezuela is reportedly selling 68.000 BPD to China -or a 2.000.000 barrels-tanker/month, however the Bolivarian revolutionaries fail to say that the cargos aren't reaching China but the Gulf Coast. Hugo Chavez offered Ecuador, illegally as ever, some 500.000 barrels of Boscan oil. However the Ecuadorans,...
  • Comics bring barrels of laughs to Baghdad

    08/19/2005 5:05:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies · 772+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Aug 19, 2005 | Spc. Erin Robicheaux and Spc. Robert Adams
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Army News Service, Aug. 19, 2005) — For a couple of hours, laughter rang out in the midst of the combat zone in Baghdad. The “Comics on Duty World Tour” brought four comedians to the dining facility at Camp Tigerland Aug. 12. Dave Mishevitz, Sarah Tiana, John Bizarre, and Danny Bevins formed the side-splitting team who kept the 256th Brigade Combat Team and other Task Force Baghdad Soldiers rolling with laughter. In the nine days the comics were in the area, they performed 17 shows. They touched on the funnier side of military life in a combat zone,...
  • CA: (DOE) Reports tap stranded oil regions- CO2 process could help recover billions of barrels

    04/21/2005 11:41:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 782+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | April 20, 2005 | Erin Waldner
    Some 22 billion barrels of stranded oil could be recovered from onshore California -- including mature fields in the Kern County area -- with the application of carbon dioxide technologies. This is according to a series of reports the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy released Wednesday. Nationwide, the reports indicate there is potential to recover more than 43 billion barrels of oil from stranded oil resources in six regions using the latest CO2 enhanced oil recovery techniques. The regions include onshore Gulf Coast, offshore Louisiana, Oklahoma, Alaska, Illinois and onshore California. According to the Office of Fossil...
  • On Tax Day, CAGW Mourns Loss of Tax Dollars

    04/19/2005 5:00:20 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 199+ views
    Citizens Against Government Waste ^ | 04-15-05 | CAGW Staff
    On Tax Day, CAGW Mourns Loss of Tax Dollars (Washington, D.C.) - Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) observes Tax Day 2005 by mourning the loss of billions of dollars to congressional pork and by calling attention to the waste, fraud, and abuse in the federal budget. “It’s that time of year again,” CAGW President Tom Schatz said. “The time of year where Americans are forced to shell out exorbitant sums of money to fund inefficient and inept government programs.” Just in time for Tax Day, CAGW last week released the 2005 Congressional Pig Book which compiles the wasteful pet projects...
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Dump Lamar's billion-dollar-boondoggle

    03/28/2005 10:28:00 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 14 replies · 796+ views
    CFP ^ | March 28, 2005 | Henry Lamb
    Rage over rising gasoline prices and increased oil imports should be directed at Bill Clinton and Senate Democrats. Had Bill Clinton not vetoed the 1995 budget, oil from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would now be providing nearly a million barrels per day to American markets--about the same amount we are importing from Saudi Arabia. In every Congress since 1995, Senate Democrats have killed every effort to utilize our own oil reserves. Finally, by the narrowest of votes (51-49), Senate Republicans passed the ANWR resolution which will not be vetoed by President Bush. Still, it will take another decade to...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 736 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Greenpeace in Iraq, "Empty" Radioactive Barrels

    04/04/2004 6:28:26 PM PDT · by TYVets · 19 replies · 297+ views | Mar 31, 2004 | AFP
    AL-TUWAYTHA, Iraq (AFP) Mar 31, 2004 Hundreds of Iraqis living near the country's largest nuclear plant fear for their lives as dozens of radioactive barrels from the site looted at the end of the war a year ago remain there. Residents of Al-Tuwaytha compound, south of Baghdad, are reporting strange ailments and doctors say the number of children suffering from blood-related diseases is on the rise. "There are people who are losing their hair, others find spots on their skin and the colour of the face is changing," said Mohammad Abbas, a tailor. "One of my clients knows an entire...
  • Iraq Oil Output Tops 1M Barrels (Daily)

    07/27/2003 4:32:45 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 223+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-28-2003 | Adam Jay
    Iraq oil output tops 1m barrels By Adam Jay (Filed: 28/07/2003) Iraq's oil production has risen to more than a million barrels a day, it emerged yesterday, as the country signed new crude export contracts with foreign oil companies, mainly from the US. An Iraqi oil ministry official said that daily production, which has been steady at 800,000 barrels since the end of the war, has now increased. "Production in the south is between 600,000 and 700,000 barrels a day and production in the north is at 500,000 barrels a day," the official said. "Production in the south could reach...
  • Possible Iraqi Nuclear Barrels Recovered [Tuwaitha]

    06/06/2003 6:33:58 AM PDT · by ewing · 13 replies · 255+ views
    New York Newsday and the Associated Press Wire ^ | June 6, 2003 GMT | Matt Kelly
    United States officials compiling an inventory of a looted Iraqi nuclear site found more radioactive material than they expected, Pentagon officials said Thursday.It is unclear whether the discovery means the American's information was wrong or Iraqis had moved material to the Tuwaitha site before the war, said three top military and defense officials who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity.The officials didnt say how much material they expected to be at Tuwaitha or how much more they found.They said they could not determine if any radioactive material had been stolen from the storage site about 30 miles southeast of Baghdad....
  • Tens Of Billions Of Additional Barrels Of Oil Remain To Be Tapped Miles Below Gulf Of Mexico

    03/31/2003 4:10:37 PM PST · by blam · 66 replies · 1,053+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 3-31-2003 | Cornell University
    Source: Cornell University News Service Date: 2003-03-31 Tens Of Billions Of Additional Barrels Of Oil Remain To Be Tapped Miles Below Gulf Of Mexico, Cornell Geologist Says NEW ORLEANS -- U.S. reliance on foreign oil production could be reduced by chemically mapping the subsurface streams of hydrocarbons, amounting to tens of billions of barrels, hidden well below the Gulf of Mexico, says a Cornell University geologist. These untapped oil and gas reserves can be found by matching hydrocarbon chemical signatures with geologic models for stratigraphic layers under the sea floor, says Lawrence M. Cathles, a professor of chemical geology at...
  • 'You Go In There With Both Barrels.'

    03/17/2003 9:40:27 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 305+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-18-2003 | Oliver Poole
    'You go in there with both barrels. You let them know they are taking on the US army and you crush them' By Oliver Poole with the Third Brigade Combat Troop, Kuwait (Filed: 18/03/2003) The battle flags were unfurled yesterday as the troops who will spearhead an invasion of Iraq gathered in formation at dawn to be told by their commanding officer to prepare for an advance to the border. US tanks from the 3rd Brigade Combat team fire at a practice range in northern Kuwait Divided into their three companies, each with unit banners held aloft in the early...