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  • Key scientist sure "God particle" will be found soon

    04/08/2008 12:02:21 PM PDT · 69 of 95
    timer to Rebelbase

    “A man with one watch knows what time it is, a man with two watches is never quite sure...” Clocks are devices that use Kinetic Energy, from some higher to lower Potential Energy level, at some rate. Your dial setting is purely human-arbitrary. In England they have 5 or more atomic clocks based upon number of vibrations/sec to keep “accurate time”. Even they wander off from each other w/o a master/slave linkup. So the timekeeper there suggested turning all but one of them off to save cooling energy.

    Thus, you have to overcome the idea that there is an absolute “time” that can be measured. Time is a variable of Kinetic Energy release of over running/under running matter wavelength vs particle velocity. t=dKE=m or time is inertial mass or gravitational mass. Throw a baseball between your hands, you’re throwing matter wave force back and forth : accel is P>W and decel is W>P. Deceleration and weight are the same thing : over running matter wave Force.

    Einstein bitterly resisted DeBroglie’s matter wave concept(spooky action at a distance)and thus died in 1955 still not knowing what time is. DeBroglie’s equations : Lambda(wavelength of fermion waves) = h/mv. That means matter waves(half of your physical existence)are some 20 orders of magnitude shorter than your visual 4000 to 7700 A light wavelengths. You don’t SEE them, you feel them as accel/decel in your sense of touch(haptics), your body is your “time-eye”...

    DeBroglies equation for wave speed is U = C^2/v which blew Einstein’s mind, so they came up with this hokey group/phase cover story, and tried to make DeBroglie a “crazy aunt alice”, hopng he’d be forgotten, only vaguely referred to as the “wavefunction”. And hoping you’d think “wavefunction” meant EM waves.

    The “marriage” equation is E=mc^2=hw where h is Planck’s quantum and w DeBroglie’s wave number. For fermions this means matter waves as flux-linking explains faster-than-light linked photons(the spooky action)and why the sun’s gravitational attraction on the earth isn’t 8 minutes c-retarded, it’s .001655 sec at 9 x 10^16 km/sec.

    Matter waves, find a physics book and study up on them, they explain what time and gravity really are.

  • Key scientist sure "God particle" will be found soon

    04/07/2008 8:30:39 PM PDT · 8 of 95
    timer to mathprof
    Higgs is just tooting his own horn, it's all about money anyway. t=dKE=m=(W>P or WP and decel = W>P]. Thus "time" is a quantum movie because of the temporary imbalance between the 2 great languages of complementarity, the wave-particle duality. not-t=PE=M=(W=P) is the other formula. You can prove this quite easily : demonstrate a time event that is NOT a kinetic energy event at some rate. Or ask higgs to do it...
  • Iraqi government moves to sideline Sadrists, Mahdi Army

    04/07/2008 2:26:34 PM PDT · 8 of 16
    timer to Tennessean4Bush

    Al Sadr is a coward living the life of luxury in a foreign country, only idiots die for him...

  • Dubai: The tallest building in the world...and still growing (photos)

    04/06/2008 3:36:56 PM PDT · 67 of 89
    timer to yankeedame

    You are familiar with the idea of a blimp and tether line to the ground, yes? With twin blimps at about 1000’ intervals, flat platform between, you could build a tension tower up to 10 miles high; the tropopause. The tether line would be power cable, lightning ground rod, and elevator cable. The blimps, with 4 or more propellers, would fly into the wind maintaining a fixed position over the ground tether point.

    Best place to tether it : the equatorial doldrums with usually mild weather, although it could be tethered almost anywhere, the 50+ twin blimps are individual units that fly to grade with an on-coming violent storm.

    Compression towers like this burj pebble sway side to side in the ambient wind, this puppy would tend to move up-down with stretching tether lines. Icing and lightning(50V/m electropotential gradient)issues are the main concerns. This tension tower would be a test bed for the proposed space elevator concept.

    As one FR person opined, these arabs have more money than brains, a 1/2 mile high tower is a pebble between the toes of a tension tower. And it would be far cheaper to build. How would you like a 1/2 hour elevator ride to the edge of space?

  • ALAN KEYES FOR PRESIDENT: McCain sees nuclear as part of long-term answer [to oil dependence]

    04/06/2008 4:32:55 AM PDT · 31 of 51
    timer to Steve Schulin

    A couple of facts : US buildings use 1/3 of the energy produced, and it takes 3 KW in the power system to deliver 1 KW to your electrical panel. If every building in the US was super-duper insulated the demand for new energy supplies would drop dramatically. Also, fish have tapered tails, semitrucks have flat backs(thus enormous drag from turbulence), why?

  • 'Shining' In Iraq (Murtha and the Dems are apopletic)

    04/06/2008 4:17:17 AM PDT · 17 of 33
    timer to smoothsailing

    Al-Sadr’s army? It’s a real idiot who dies for the glory of a coward living in the lap of luxury in a foreign country.

  • Israel is still fighting for independence

    04/05/2008 7:47:12 PM PDT · 3 of 4
    timer to 2ndDivisionVet

    I will bless those who bless you, and curse those who curse you, saith the Lord to Israel. That makes a few blessed folks around the world...and a lot of cursees...

  • Live to 150, Can You Do It?

    04/01/2008 9:18:29 PM PDT · 21 of 79
    timer to traumer

    Such news sends shivers up the spine of the SSI folks. Someone opined that if you put all those 100+ folks in a million person city, it would be awfully....quiet...

  • Obama Is An Extreme Liberal Liar

    04/01/2008 1:23:02 PM PDT · 4 of 23
    timer to stevelackner

    In the end times, many false christs will arise, deceiving many; even the ELECT(orate)if that was possible. If you don’t know this obama trickster is straight from april fools land, the joke’s on you.

  • Savoy owner plans world's tallest building

    03/31/2008 9:41:15 PM PDT · 15 of 20
    timer to bruinbirdman

    One wonders if there is a german engineer out there who knows a compression tower is 180 degrees wrong. One could easily get to the tropopause(10 miles up)with a tension tower : twin blimps at 1000’ intervals around a central tether line, which is also the elevator cable. Blimps are no longer 1930s Hindenbergs, much improved in the last 70 years. So, let the saudis build their mile high compression tower, it will be a pebble next to a 10 mile high tension tower...

  • Save The Earth — Hug A Logger

    03/31/2008 6:47:03 PM PDT · 4 of 7
    timer to Kaslin

    Everyone switch to SOLAR ENERGY = go buy a chain saw.

  • Aloha Airlines Halting Passenger Service (gone under)

    03/31/2008 12:42:44 PM PDT · 19 of 21
    timer to Shirerwasright

    The dim-dem philosophy has long ruled in Hawaii, fueled by the seemingly never ending tourist trade and the BIG BUCKS that flow from it. Now comes the world wide credit crunch and that tourist trade inevitably dwindles. Suddenly the something-for-nothing Hawaiian dems wake up to the real facts, that their lifeblood is oozing away and they are a LONG way from anywhere, lost out in the middle of a vast ocean. Supplies run low, prices skyrocket; they have long since forgotten self sufficiency. How many people could Hawaii support if it was back to the pre-Captain Cook days? 911 and its drop in the tourist trade was a warning, quickly forgotten it seems.

    Then too, tidal waves hit HI every 10 years on the average, over the last 100 years. It’s been over 30 years since the last one. They DID have a recent earthquake/undersea landslide near Kona though...

  • Aloha Airlines Halting Passenger Service (gone under)

    03/31/2008 12:48:56 AM PDT · 14 of 21
    timer to BurbankKarl

    Pineapples gone, now aloha airline gone; all due to skyhigh labor rates in Hawaii, what’s next?

  • Obama HAS to Hate America or Lose 'Black Vote'

    03/29/2008 12:53:04 PM PDT · 15 of 49
    timer to Mount Athos

    SATAN is a house divided.

  • Top scientists warn against rush to biofuel

    03/27/2008 4:14:33 PM PDT · 61 of 61
    timer to ScratInTheHat

    Trapped vapor is a possible problem to be sure, I was thinking more like insulated panels, say 6” thick urethane within vinyl surfaces, being screwed onto existing exterior walls, over existing siding. Yes, you have fenestrations like doors, windows, hose bibbs, exterior electrical outlets, vents..but the point is QUILT, greatly increasing R values. Same idea applies to roofs.

    But it probably is all moot anyway. People involved with the energy business either have vested interests(more $$ from fuel taxes, rising prices)or a blind spot, busy thinking about new sources rather than sinks as thru heat being dumped into the cold winter night sky thru windows. It appears then that the world(of people)will waltz on to oblivion, never seeing the simple answers, like INSULATION; as they sit there with their pet cat in their lap...

  • Top scientists warn against rush to biofuel

    03/27/2008 12:26:39 PM PDT · 60 of 61
    timer to Vanders9

    Anything that adds insulation is helpful. I’ve also heard of vacuum beads(like tiny thermos bottles)that can be added to paint. It seems to be a local vs global problem. An insulation project at $3000 is too much for the local homeowner to handle financially and yet states have weatherization programs already in place, what’s lacking is political leadership by pols in big oil’s pocket(vested interests).

  • Top scientists warn against rush to biofuel

    03/26/2008 8:55:22 PM PDT · 57 of 61
    timer to mamelukesabre

    True, fat people don’t need heavy coats, volume to surface ratio. But tell that to deer, bears living outside thru the winter. They wouldn’t survive if not for those insulating fur coats. Massive apt buildings have their own problems, most people like to live in their own home on their own land, the castle/turf instinct.

    Thus exterior window shutters : operable, insulating, automatic-on-photocells at a decent price would save oodles of heat=money pouring out of those windows during the long winter nights. Then too, in hot climates they could close on the south side to prevent too much solar gain(less AC required). They might also be solar cell powered as you only need the motor for a few seconds twice a day. And too, there are batteries being developed now that are as thin as paper.

    Maybe then some insulation manufacturer out there is listening...

  • Top scientists warn against rush to biofuel

    03/26/2008 5:16:37 PM PDT · 54 of 61
    timer to ScratInTheHat

    It’s more complicated than that as you well know. If CO2 was the only culprit every scientist would agree on that as the source of GW. Obviously there are many factors in atmospheric chemistry and dynamics, where we should draw the line is where the liberal control freaks try to justify themselves as KINGS OF THE WORLD, algore being their poster boy. Really though, just adding insulation to existing houses would make a lot of this energy nonsense go away. Think of mammals and their fur-insulation, they are naturally smarter than homo sap pouring energy-money out into the cold winter night through windows/poorly insulated walls.

  • Top scientists warn against rush to biofuel

    03/26/2008 5:07:16 PM PDT · 53 of 61
    timer to wolfcreek

    Yes, we do live inside our boxes, however, w/o a full “fur coat” we’re akin to a short hair dog in an alaskan dog sled team : doesn’t last long in the arctic climate.

  • Top scientists warn against rush to biofuel

    03/26/2008 12:59:13 PM PDT · 50 of 61
    timer to wolfcreek

    Every little bit($1500 rebate)helps. What should happen though is a vast national effort to insulate homes/buildings. Cats, dogs, mammals are born with insulating fur, as are birds with insulating feathers; why are so-called genius humans so far behind nature’s way of handling heat loss?

  • Top scientists warn against rush to biofuel

    03/26/2008 10:22:05 AM PDT · 47 of 61
    timer to Vanders9

    Good for you, you’re not a waster wih a 1950s $3/bbl oil mentality. The operable, insulated, automatic-on-photocell window shutters available now are just too expensive, the cost/benefit ratio doesn’t work for the average homeowner on his own dime. And yet here is an opportunity for some major insulation manufacturer to develop mass produced units backed by public financial support, to cover vast numbers of energy-robbing window-holes in homes. Plus you can add insulation panels to walls, like thick, new siding; and “quilts” over roofs. Hey, it’s your own money you’re heating the cold night air with, why?

  • Top scientists warn against rush to biofuel

    03/26/2008 10:11:22 AM PDT · 46 of 61
    timer to wolfcreek

    Yes, the devil is in the details, differing climates mean differing responses. Here in MT we have 15 hour long winter nights, still longer up north, it makes economic sense to have insulated, automatic window shutters. The problem is the cost/benefit ratio, that’s where the gov’t could help with a 90% matching funds program, as a mechanics lien to be paid back over many years.

  • Top scientists warn against rush to biofuel

    03/26/2008 10:03:55 AM PDT · 44 of 61
    timer to ScratInTheHat

    What I’m saying is that increased insulation is your best energy buy. It’s an old saw but still true : if you want to change the world in a positive way, start doing it at home.

    As to GW, it is going on, it’s measureable, but by overly sensitive chicken-little-the-sky-is-falling types who have a control freak mentality; it isn’t all that bad YET. The ancient reducing/anaerobic bacteria O2-excreted themselves out of business, from 3.6 B to .6 B, and into septic tanks. We could just as easily put ourselves out of business as O2 breathers with WASTE HEAT, paving the way for still another kind of organism on the earth-stage.

  • Top scientists warn against rush to biofuel

    03/26/2008 1:42:20 AM PDT · 36 of 61
    timer to wolfcreek

    Heard today that in germany they have roll-down shutters over exterior windows. My son googled it for me but it was an e-bay thing : $1700 for one. Laughable. In 10,000 years you would save that much on lost heat thru that window.

    No, these would have to be cheap, mass produced; possibly 90% financed by the state/fed as a matching funds deal(mechanics lien). Also in conjunction to the operable, insulated, automatic-on-photocell window shutters you could do “quilt” panels, like thick siding 4” to 12” thick, on the existing house walls; plus another layer laid over the roof.

    Yes, it would COST a pretty penny but it would be local labor(music to politicians ears)both in manufacturing more insulation and installing it as well. The biggest plus would be drastically reducing electrical energy generation/useage, thus reducing Global Warming(and keeping more money in your pocket). It takes about 3 KW back at the coal fired plant/transmission lines to deliver 1 KW to your electrical panel, did you know that?

    And too, insulation is a permanent PLUS to the house. Let’s say it takes 2 years to pay for itself, after that it’s the gift that keeps on giving, year after year.

  • Top scientists warn against rush to biofuel

    03/26/2008 1:25:33 AM PDT · 35 of 61
    timer to Vanders9

    We architects block print in CAPITAL letters as fast as most people write in longhand. Engineers often scribble in tiny longhand, which is why they are often mis-understood, or ignored. Communication is one of the world’s biggest problems, if you want to SAY something, say it BIG..in CAPITAL LETTERS, billboard high...

  • Top scientists warn against rush to biofuel

    03/25/2008 10:04:06 PM PDT · 33 of 61
    timer to TexasRepublic

    Did you know that the UBC only requires openable windows in assisted living homes? That means your mother/grandmother living in one, with dementia, probably in a wheelchair or using a walker, has to get up every hour or so and open/close their window so that they can get breathable outside air. In a nursing home or hospital you get 10 air changes/hr with mechanical ventilation, in assisted living you get NONE.

    As to caulked-tight/no infiltration living units, a heat exchanger is as simple as a small fan and double pipe duct : outgoing exhaust air heats incoming fresh air. Yes, you lose about half the heat but it isn’t that big a deal energy-wise. The code requires 2 air changes/hr, look at the numbers, not that much vs OXYGEN to stay alive.

  • Top scientists warn against rush to biofuel

    03/25/2008 3:12:26 AM PDT · 13 of 61
    timer to kingattax

    Why do mammals have fur? Every bit of energy you use becomes WASTE HEAT. If you INSULATED your own house like mammals are naturally insulated, you wouldn’t NEED biofuels, just FOOD to eat. A rough calc : with a two foot thick layer of urethane foam insulation all around a 1500 sf house(R 168), a couch potato cranking out 1250 BTUH would keep the interior at 72 deg F with outside temp at 32 deg F. You are all looking thru the telescope at new energy sources, look instead at CONSERVATION; why ever do you need to heat the cold, dark night sky by pouring your own heat-money thru your own house windows/poorly insulated walls?

  • Physicists show electrons can travel over 100 times faster in graphene than in silicon

    03/24/2008 12:58:52 PM PDT · 13 of 28
    timer to Bobalu

    Yes, silver(Ag)has a higher conductance value. My EE father worked on electrical ship systems in WWII. Copper was in such short supply at one point that they used silver for buss bars on a french ship they were building. Also, during the manhatten project they were short on copper so they requested silver from the treasury dept, they laughed at them. After a call to the White House, treasury called back an hour later : how much do you need, and where do you want it?

  • Latinos’ Education Failure is Their Own Fault!

    03/23/2008 8:10:06 PM PDT · 16 of 38
    timer to river rat

    For many years now it has become more and more obvious : american indians, african blacks, latinos...are essentially right brian types, artistic and emotion-driven. Little or no left brain development, that engineering computer that is the filter for right brain output. Or, the right brain child-artist proposes the genius idea, the adult-engineer disposes of the idea as impractical.

    We see this in the japanese, extreme left brain development and not enough right brain imagination. The germans are similar in their mechanical culture.

    What you refer to here then is obvious, the lack of left brain development in american indians, blacks, latinos is inherent, DNA-based. A simple example : when the spanish conquered mexico, the only “wheel” they had was a spinning can on a stick, a child’s toy. If that was the only “wheel” latinos could invent BY THEMSELVES....

  • Desalination gets a serious look [Nevada governor says he wants Las Vegas to use desalination]

    03/23/2008 11:28:03 AM PDT · 32 of 42
    timer to grundle

    DSRO means Deep Sea Reverse Osmosis. At 1800 feet below the surface you get the natural 900 psi to run an RO film-unit, 1 gal/hr/2 sf with spiral wound film-tech RO films. Then a submersible pump and lines to shore. This would be ideal if you had a 1800 deep trench just off shore(like Monteray CA). The only power required is for the submersible pump, plus staging pumps from seafloor unit to shore. But no brine disposal problems, no on-shore pressurization units, only occaional back flushing to kick back drifting debris in the water. There would be a barge on the surface to raise/lower the unit for servicing, with a JASON underwater unit to disconnect/reconnect lines.

    This concept is explained in an article in infinite-energy magazine.com about 6 years ago, the “water” issue, by Andrews and Bullock.

  • Desalination gets a serious look [Nevada governor says he wants Las Vegas to use desalination]

    03/22/2008 11:37:27 PM PDT · 10 of 42
    timer to grundle

    Ever heard of DSRO?

  • Charen: Grandma Got Run Over by a Campaign Speech

    03/21/2008 7:29:24 PM PDT · 25 of 38
    timer to cgk

    In the end time many false christs shall arise, deceiving great numbers of people, obama is one of them...

  • National Police Find Weapons Cache in Eastern Baghdad

    03/21/2008 7:15:30 PM PDT · 15 of 15
    timer to Allegra

    As I like history, has anyone done an overview of how iraq has progressed vs germany and japan after WWII? You might include other conflicts as well, vietnam, korea, gulf war I, kosovo/serbia. In other words, is there a precipitate of wisdom that comes out of all these conflicts, remembering what Jesus said about wars...

  • National Police Find Weapons Cache in Eastern Baghdad

    03/21/2008 3:14:21 PM PDT · 9 of 15
    timer to SandRat

    After FIVE LONG YEARS and hundreds of BILLION$...

  • National Police Find Weapons Cache in Eastern Baghdad

    03/21/2008 3:09:22 PM PDT · 4 of 15
    timer to SandRat

    As always, good reporting SandRat. Does this mean the iraqis themselves are finally getting their act together?

  • Silicon compound aims to superconduct at room temperature

    03/20/2008 3:41:02 PM PDT · 22 of 25
    timer to Yo-Yo

    Study cooper pairs in superconductivity, and Quantum Mechanics in general. If you’re smart enough the great AHA moment will arrive, why there is negative resistance in this high pressure laminate. Yes, it’s very real...and WONDERFUL...

  • Silicon compound aims to superconduct at room temperature

    03/20/2008 3:37:18 PM PDT · 21 of 25
    timer to Omedalus

    Do you know for a fact that she and her research team were paid off? I wouldn’t doubt it, knowing big oil(JP Morgan, et al)but do they control china, india? Right there you have 1/3 of the human race in 2 side by side countries. We live high on the hog, energy-wise, their’s is a desperate need for cleaner(and more)energy. And remember, Deborah Chung is a chinese name...

  • Silicon compound aims to superconduct at room temperature

    03/20/2008 3:29:49 PM PDT · 20 of 25
    timer to piytar

    I know, I know, it sounds impossible at first, and yet do you know how cooper pair electrons work in superconductivity? Study up on that and you’ll see how the matter wave linked electrons form a boson and thus migrate to the cathode. The bose(love)rule is : with n number of bosons in a given state there is a n+1 enhancement factor for the next boson to join that state. We see this effect
    in lasars, gravity, birds of a feather flock together...

    Apparently then, Deborah Chung’s high pressure laminate creates a 2 dimensional superconducting layer that converts room air temperature(random motion of heat)into coherent electron current via cooper pairs. I know it sounds weird but that’s what we call Quantum Mechanical weirdness, a big mystery to folks who only live(and think)in the Classical Mechanical world.

    If you had one or 2 outside house walls of this high pressure laminate, the current would run your electrical home with just external heat. But it would also help if you INSULATED it more, too.

  • Silicon compound aims to superconduct at room temperature

    03/20/2008 1:43:54 PM PDT · 4 of 25
    timer to dangerdoc

    Sigh, done by Deborah Chung several years ago at State Univ of NY, high pressure laminates with NEGATIVE resistance/room temp su-co. Her discovery was BURIED on orders from DC/big oil. See cheniere.org for the story.

  • Carbon plan debate: Boon or disaster?

    03/20/2008 12:20:24 PM PDT · 6 of 9
    timer to Tailgunner Joe

    It seems to be easier to rip up huge expanses of Montana for coal-to-synfuel than add insulation to windows, walls, roofs of existing houses. Doing just that would eliminate the need for new coal fired power plants. And of course there would be no CO2 input into the atmosphere, insulation is a passive energy saver, and a permanent PLUS to a house.

  • The Crucifixion of God

    03/19/2008 1:49:54 AM PDT · 8 of 10
    timer to Gamecock

    Three days and nights in the grave = He was crucified on a Thursday, not friday. Also, as with the Son, so as with the Father : God was crucified in much the same way by the 24 elders. Thus the crucifiction of Jesus was the final life-lesson of father to son.

  • Costs of Solar Photovoltaic Panels Substantially Eclipse Benefits

    03/18/2008 9:30:41 PM PDT · 129 of 129
    timer to Dixie Yooper

    Read on a science website that about 1/3 of US energy is used by homes, businesses. Think about it : a LOT of that heat goes right thru windows during the long winter nights. A solution : operable, insulated, automatic(on photocells)window shutters. The cost/benefit ratios would have to be looked at of course. And yet, think of how much of your own money goes to heat the cold winter air thru your big picture windows. The sun does a perfectly good job of heating the air, you don’t need to give it any help with your utility bill.

    And too, what about insulation panels on exterior walls(like thick siding)and on roofs(laid over existing roof areas)? Again, what is the cost/benefit ratio?

    Then there’s truckers whining over rising diesel fuel prices. Google DYMAXION CAR, there’s a solution there with either a gumdrop-shaped rear balloon or expandable parachute fabric that allows laminar recollapse of the rearward going air rather than fuel-energy robbing turbulence. Fish have tapered tails, and it seems they are smarter than truckers...

  • Deaths per TWh for all energy sources: Rooftop solar power is actually more dangerous than Chernobyl

    03/15/2008 7:21:09 PM PDT · 3 of 4
    timer to advancednano

    How many per year are killed installing insulation?

  • Only 38% of Dems claim excellent mental health

    03/13/2008 12:00:36 AM PDT · 44 of 57
    timer to Got a right to Life? . . Huh?

    If you’ve ever been to a psychiatric ward, or dealt with homeless people on the street, you know that THEY think they are perfectly fine : nothing wrong with ME! Dr Rossiter nails it but the dems will never listen, too devastating to their ego, their self image. Sadly they are children that just got older, still mental infants in the cradle, expecting to be spoon fed. Ah well, MAJOR events will soon transpire, only rugged, self reliant ADULTS will survive, infantile liberals will be GONE.

  • Only 38% of Dems claim excellent mental health

    03/12/2008 10:45:55 PM PDT · 37 of 57
    timer to Got a right to Life? . . Huh?

    Most here get it : liberals are infants who never grew up. This is the basis of socialism/big government but it never works : The First Law of Thermodynamics : energy can never be created or destroyed, only transferred. Although there are GIFTS there is no such thing as a free lunch. Rs understand that(an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay)but mentally ill Ds never do...pity...

  • Environmentalists Should Stick to Facts and Stop Damaging the Environment

    03/12/2008 7:23:58 AM PDT · 24 of 25
    timer to Need4Truth

    Don’t watch TV anymore, only fav CDs/tapes; and yet I know what you’re talking about. Those ads are aimed at the go-go young, already immersed in the electronic culture. It’s sort of an extension of their messy rooms, a new toy a millisecond; and someone else has to clean up after them. We’ve long had the energy answers(I can tell you where to look)but you don’t leave a loaded shotgun in a nursery for children to play with(or let a 5 year old drive a semitruck on the freeway). As the book of revelation says, this childish human race has to be exterminated in order to save it. Ironic, paradoxical, yes? Can you think of any other viable solution?

  • Environmentalists Should Stick to Facts and Stop Damaging the Environment

    03/11/2008 9:40:59 PM PDT · 19 of 25
    timer to armymarinemom

    Quantifying : fluorescent lights go dim-bright-dim-bright 60 times/sec with the alternating current. Your brain reads the optic nerve input about 40 times/sec. Thus you get a beat frequency that the brain has to constantly adjust for. This gives some people severe headaches in what we architects call SICK buildings. This “snow job” the lobbyists did on the lawyers in DC, for the fluorescent light bulb mfgrs, is all too typical; maybe we need to UNSCREW them...

  • Let the sun do it - Going solar saves more than money

    03/09/2008 4:59:49 AM PDT · 63 of 76
    timer to vrwc54

    Not to knock Mr Clapp, but there are a couple of mis-conceptions here. First, covering 125,000 square miles with a solar farm in arizona actually ADDS to global warming, can you see why? Second, it is naive to think solar electricity will replace fossil fuels, it will just be in ADDITION to other energy sources. The instant you use energy(higher to lower Potential energy level via Kinetic energy)it becomes WASTE HEAT/entropy, and the only way the biosphere gets rid of heat is by T^4 radiation to space.

    Thus all this talk of energy SOURCES is slanted the wrong way. Keep ADDING new energy via human use and before you know it, the outside temp becomes 150 deg F. Instead of ADDING to the problem, INSULATE as best you can, reduce your energy useage as much as possible. Saint Peter says this age ends in FIRE, give everyone(7 billion people)whole atomic bombs worth of energy to play with, and it WILL...FAST!

  • McCain Wraps It Up (Mike Huckabee Drops Out!)

    03/04/2008 8:25:38 PM PST · 22 of 137
    timer to Sola Veritas

    Well said. In the end times false prophets will arise, leading many astray. obama is HITLER, wooing the crowd, leading them to destruction; ask the germans what it’s like...

  • Troops in Iraq Kill Suspected Terrorists, Seize Weapons

    03/04/2008 5:20:05 PM PST · 5 of 8
    timer to SandRat

    As always, good reporting SandRat. Ironic isn’t it? Just as we are overwhelming the bad guys in iraq the american people are getting tired of this too-long war. Even more ironic would be that we hanged a HUSSEIN not too long ago, and another one is trying to slither into the white house...