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  • Obama's Bumbling, Stumbling America Loses its First Cyber War to a Hotel Room Full of Nork Kids

    12/18/2014 3:33:23 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 18 December 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    As Newt Gingrich noted yesterday, the surrender by Sony Pictures to a shadowy group of North Korean hackers has set a chilling precedent... just wait 'til they grab hold of one of our nuclear plants(like the Israelis already did  to Iran)... BIG defeat for the US and Japan here, and a terrifying incident, to be sure (that's why they call it 'terrorism')- so now this little tinpot-nothing-of-a-country has substantial unchecked power/influence right inside the United States of America? Can you imagine Ronald Reagan/Cap Weinberger letting this go down without KJU being made to seriously regret it? Of course, Obama...
  • Discovery of official clay seals support existence of biblical kings David and Solomon...

    12/17/2014 10:07:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Science Daily ^ | December 16, 2014 | Mississippi State University
    Six official clay seals found by an archaeological team at a small site in Israel offer evidence that supports the existence of biblical kings David and Solomon. Many modern scholars dismiss David and Solomon as mythological figures and believe no kingdom could have existed in the region at the time the Bible recounted their activities. The new finds provide evidence that some type of government activity was conducted there in that period.A Mississippi State University team found this bulla, or ancient clay seal, on a dig site in southern Israel last summer. It offers evidence of government activity in the...
  • OSCILLOCOCCINUM: Yay or Nay?

    12/13/2014 10:33:00 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 78 replies
    Trader Joes ^ | 12/13/14
    I have had what seems like the flu or 2 or 3 weeks. It is a killer sore throat, moderate cough. But it is the sore throat that is killing me. Anyway, I just dragged myself out to Trader Joe's to buy something tempting and thought I would check out their tiny medicine section. I saw and bought Oscillococcinum which was hiding on the bottoms half. I know nothing about it except what I just learned in Wikipedia. Does anyone have experience with this stuff. The Amazon page with photos http://www.amazon.com/Boiron-Oscillococcinum-Flu-like-Symptoms-Pellets/dp/B0078W0QOI
  • exVive3D 3D Printed Human Liver Tissue Now Commercially Available by Organovo

    12/13/2014 8:13:28 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    3D Print ^ | November 18, 2014 | Brian Krassenstein
    New technologies such as 3D bioprinting promise to offer a laundry list of new treatments, drug discovery, and cures within the medical industry. With that said, we have been hearing promises for years that 3D printing will change the face of medicine. Despite these promises, bioprinting has yet to make any major impact within the market. Today things may have just changed! San Diego-based 3D bioprinting company Organovo (NYSE MKT: ONVO) has today announced the full commercial availability of their exVive3D Human Liver Tissue for preclinical drug discovery testing. The tissue, which is created via an in-house 3D printer, could...
  • Obama's Science and Tech Adviser, Holdren, laid foundation for understanding environmental probs

    12/12/2014 11:48:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Volvo Environment Prize ^ | December 12, 2014
    "In 1993, the [Volvo Environment] Prize went to Professor Paul R. Ehrlich of Stanford University and Professor John P. Holdren of the University of California in Berkeley, whose work laid the foundations of our understanding of how the dynamics of population growth, rising living standards and changing technology, as well as the relationships between them, interact in the context of environmental problems." List of past winners (and their work) from 1990 - 2014 Professor Paul R. Ehrlich, Professor John P. Holdren
  • Graphene-based Fuel Cell Membrane Could Extract Hydrogen Directly from Air

    12/11/2014 3:24:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    IEEE Spectrum ^ | December 2, 2014 | Dexter Johnson
    In research out of the University of Manchester in the UK led by Nobel Laureate Andre Geim, it has been shown that the one-atom-thick materials graphene and hexagonal boron nitride (hBN), once thought to be impermeable, allow protons to pass through them. The result, the Manchester researchers believe, will be more efficient fuel cells and the simplification of the heretofore difficult process of separating hydrogen gas for use as fuel in fuel cells. This latest development alters the understanding of one of the key properties of graphene: that it is impermeable to all gases and liquids. Even an atom as...
  • If Losing a Child is the Worst Thing that can Happen To You, What’s So Great about Abortion?

    12/10/2014 6:10:33 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 7 replies
    Presentation Right 2 Life ^ | November 30, 2014 | Presentation Right to Life
    Mommy, I want you to forgive yourself, and get God’s forgiveness. (Project Rachel)
  • The New GOP Congress Should Open-Up Yucca Mountain and Promote the Use of Nuclear Energy

    12/09/2014 7:17:50 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 36 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 December 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    After four years of battle with opponents of safe, economical nuclear energy -basically same dummies closing down our coal industry (Obama, Reid, et. al.)- the large federal nuclear waste depository at Yucca Mountain, Nevada was recently deemed 'safe' by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission... so why not get going with that, then? Nuclear energy is simply wonderful in my view, and only real green kooks like the German left are walking away from it. Not even the tsunami disaster at Fukushima, Japan has scared them away from utilizing it... Tokyo knows the 1964, single-walled reactors were outdated and risky, and unlike anything you'd...
  • Outdoor Jackets and PFCs

    12/08/2014 5:21:39 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/08/14 | Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
    As far as I can see, any exudations of PFCs come solely from the minds of GP activists and not from outdoor jackets The Greenpeace (GP) Detox Campaign to get rid of a variety of materials in textiles is in its third year. Let’s dig into just one aspect of it, namely per- and poly-fluorinated compounds (PFCs for short) that are used to make water repelling or waterproof high quality outdoor gear such as rain jackets and hiking boots. Let’s look at their claim and findings a bit closer. To begin with, what does “fluorinated” actually mean? What does “Fluorinated”...
  • Proof that The End of Moore’s Law is Not The End of The Singularity

    12/06/2014 1:48:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Lifeboat News - Safeguarding Humanity The Blog ^ | December 5, 2014 | Eric Klien
    During the last few years, the semiconductor industry has been having a harder and harder time miniaturizing transistors with the latest problem being Intel’s delayed roll-out of its new 14 nm process. The best way to confirm this slowdown in progress of computing power is to try to run your current programs on a 6-year-old computer. You will likely have few problems since computers have not sped up greatly during the past 6 years. If you had tried this experiment a decade ago you would have found a 6-year-old computer to be close to useless as Intel and others were...
  • Driverless cars set to be tested in four English cities

    12/04/2014 7:51:22 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    BBC News Technology Blog ^ | December 3, 2014
    Milton Keynes is set to begin tests of the Lutz self-driving pods next year.The four English locations picked to test driverless cars have been named.Greenwich, in south-east London, and Bristol will each host a project of their own, while Coventry and Milton Keynes will share a third. The decision was announced by the quango Innovate UK, after George Osborne's Autumn Statement. The chancellor also announced an additional £9m in funding for the work, adding to the £10m that had been announced in July. The businesses involved will add further funds. Bristol will host the Venturer consortium, which aims to investigate...
  • We're Running Out of the Nuclear Fuel That Powers Space Travel

    12/02/2014 7:57:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | December 2, 2014 | Sarah Zhang
    Rosetta's lander lasted just 60 hours on a comet after it bounced into the dark shadows of a cliff, where its solar panels couldn't power the vehicle. Why didn't it carry a more reliable power source, say a nuclear battery like one that's unfailingly fueled Voyager for decades? It's a simple question with a fascinating answer, one that begins with the Cold War and ends with the future space exploration. When it comes to space travel, plutonium-238 is the perfect fuel: long-lasting and, as I'll explain later, relatively safe. Without it, we have no hope of going much further than...
  • A Hopeful Theory About Race Which Might Make Sense

    11/30/2014 5:15:33 AM PST · by IChing · 57 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 11/29/14 | Donald Joy
    Arguing and even rioting over racial controversies are among the most obsessive activities in our modern society. Where does it all end? A couple of years ago I came across an essay which explained racial differences in terms I’d never encountered before. The author’s basic message was that white Europeans were at one point about as savage and culturally undeveloped as Africans or so-called native Americans, but that they later achieved highly advanced civilization not through some kind of rapid evolution or manifesting some latent, inherent superiority — it was the advent and spread of Christianity throughout Europe, exponentially more...
  • Graphene's Weak Spot May Help Fuel Cells ("Free" hydrogen from thin air?)

    11/27/2014 12:46:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Tech Times ^ | November 26, 2014 | Jim Algar
    A weak spot found in otherwise ultra-strong graphene -- the thinnest, strongest and least permeable material known to science -- could in fact be a boon and could lead to a revolution in fuel cell technology, researchers say. Research at Britain's Manchester University led by Andre Geim -- who shared a Nobel Prize for the discovery of graphene -- has shown that the material is not quite as impermeable as previously though and will, in fact, allow protons to easily pass through it. This quality could be utilized in the future to create graphene membranes that could "sieve" hydrogen gas...
  • Lab-grown spinal cords grown in petri dishes for the first time

    11/26/2014 11:12:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | November 26, 2014 | Mo Costandi
    Researchers in Germany have grown complete spinal cords – partly thanks to a gene called sonic hedgehog.As regenerative medicine and stem cell technologies continue to progress, so the list of tissues and organs that can be grown from scratch – and potentially replaced – continues to grow. In the past few years, researchers have used stem cells to grow windpipes, bladders, urethras and vaginas in the lab, and, in some cases, successfully transplanted them into patients. Others are making progress in growing liver and heart tissue; one team in London is busy growing blood vessels, noses and ears; and some...
  • Turning Climate Into Cash

    11/25/2014 9:42:29 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/25/14 | Alan Caruba
    At what point will the public conclude that virtually everything that we have been told about “global warming” and “climate change” has been bogus As this is being written, all fifty states have freezing weather and nearly a month before the winter solstice on December 21 some northeastern cities are buried in record-setting snowfalls. At what point will the public conclude that virtually everything that we have been told about “global warming” and “climate change” by the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, (IPCC) as well as U.S. government agencies we’re supposed to trust has been bogus, based on computer...
  • 3D printing technique will put electronics into just about everything

    11/24/2014 9:14:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Engadget ^ | November 23, 2014 | Jon Fingas
    You can use 3D printing to make a handful of electronics, such as antennas and batteries, but LEDs and semiconductors have been elusive; you usually need some other manufacturing technique to make them work, which limits what they can do and where they'll fit. A team of Princeton researchers recently solved this problem, however. They've found a way to make quantum dot LEDs (and thus semiconductors) using only a 3D printer. The scientists choose printable electrodes, polymers and semiconductors, which are dissolved in solvents to keep them from damaging underlying layers during the printing process; after that, the team uses...
  • Global Warming Update for Nov. 20, 2014 - Buffalo, Sandra Fluke (hosted by Adam Taxin)

    11/20/2014 5:48:30 PM PST · by Adam Taxin · 16 replies
    Adam Taxin on YouTube ^ | 11/20/14 | Adam Taxin
    8-minute audio segment Plenty of coverage of the biblical-type snowstorm in Buffalo (and, remember, it's over a month until the start of winter ... and plenty of Thanksgiving turkeys are at this point still alive). Also, Sandra Fluke tweets about global warming.
  • Global Warming as a Fabricated Moral Issue

    11/20/2014 5:30:40 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/20/14 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Lies and deceptions surrounding the manufactured global warming crisis created for political and financial gain at the expense of millions of people The area south of Buffalo, New York was buried this week in 76 inches of snow, quite possibly the largest 24-hour total in U.S. recorded history. At the same time, the desperate advocates of global warming/climate change are finding more novel ways to push their carbon dioxide reduction and carbon footprint taxation in order to redistribute the wealth from the United States to the rest of the world. David Ignatius suggests in the Washington Post that climate should...
  • Dark matter could be seen in GPS time glitches

    11/19/2014 4:56:35 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    New Scientist ^ | November 17, 2014 | Hal Hodson
    GPS has a new job. It does a great job of telling us our location, but the network of hyper-accurate clocks in space could get a fix on something far more elusive: dark matter. Dark matter makes up 80 per cent of the universe's matter but scarcely interacts with ordinary matter. A novel particle is the most popular candidate, but Andrei Derevianko at the University of Nevada, Reno, and Maxim Pospelov at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada propose that kinks or cracks in the quantum fields that permeate the universe could be the culprit. If they are right,...
  • Drilling Pistol Part of Russian Space Gear...Until 2007

    11/18/2014 9:30:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to video For 20 years, the Russians took a survival drilling pistol kit with them into space.  Then they ran out of ammunition.  The YouTube video above does a good job of highlighting the pistol and kit.  Such an item would likely be a "collector's and curio" item in the United States, as no ammunition is available for the shotgun barrels and very few were made.   Some enterprising importer would do well to get a couple of dozen thrown into a Russian import container of rifles and shotguns.   Collectors in the United States would gobble them up!  The shotgun...
  • Business boiled over EPA’s water rule

    11/18/2014 4:36:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2014 | Timothy Cama
    Business groups are joining with local government representatives and conservative lawmakers to criticize the Environmental Protection Agency’s water jurisdiction proposal, imploring the Obama administration to rescind it. Opponents of the proposed rule say the EPA’s effort to redefine its authority over creeks, ponds and wetlands is written so broadly that it could put millions of new miles of rivers and streams under federal control, along with ditches, puddles and dry creek beds. Such a change would be a major impediment to commerce, as businesses could suddenly need permits for all manner of routine activities like building fences or digging ditches,...
  • Climate Reporting Chaos in Oregon

    11/17/2014 10:31:27 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/17/14 | Sierra Rayne
    The catastrophic predictions do not match up with historical trends For some reason, I don’t find it surprising that Oregon is a hotbed of climate alarmism. Thus, when the Portland Tribune recently published an article describing how Oregon’s “warmer climate imperils our health,” it seemed appropriate to look further into the claims being made. Apparently, climate change in Oregon will lead to “less snow on Mount Hood? [but] we can live with that.” Interesting, given how there has been no significant trend in maximum overwinter snowpack on Mount Hood since records began in 1981. Indeed, according to an article in...
  • What .22 Rifle did Bella Twin use to Kill a World Record Grizzly in 1953?

    11/17/2014 3:59:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In this famous photograph by Bruno Engler, Bella Twin is shown with the hide from the world record grizzly bear that she shot in 1953 with a single shot .22 rifle.  The question is, what rifle is she holding?   It has been written that Jack O'Conner "heard" that it was an old Stevens single shot.   But as he only "heard" this, I do not think it is at all definitive.  This is said to be from page 304 of "The Hunting Rifle", published in 1953.   Given that the bear was shot in 1953, and the reference was near the...
  • 8 Signs You May Be In A Cult

    11/17/2014 3:57:54 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 15 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 11/16/2014 | Steve Berman
      Are you in a cult?  Nobody ever answers that question “yes”. Yes, I am a follower of Zorg who tells me what to think, and instructs me on life from the time I awake each day, until he summons me to bed each night.  I live to do what Zorg desires because Zorg loves me and knows best.  Zorg is from the planet Org, and he hears their psychic transmissions.  The Orgians are coming to get us soon, and we’ll all have one cosmic Orgy.Dude, you’re in a cult.No!  Zorg told us you’d say that!  When the Orgians come...
  • One Man Found a Mysterious Box in a Dumpster – What was in it was Absolutely Baffling

    11/15/2014 11:18:16 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    One Man Found a Mysterious Box in a Dumpster – What was in it was Absolutely Baffling... -The box was handmade from wood, fit with hinges, a handle and a pair of locks. -From what was written here, it appears that the author had an experience that was definitely not from here. -A hand-drawn table of the elements. -This patent is not filed with the United States Patent Office – but the drawings are remarkably detailed. But this is not the weirdest part… -Oddly, this map shows air travel routes. - lot of the maps are hand-drawn with a “center”...
  • Global Warming Update (11/14/14): freezing in Florida, foot of snow in NE Ohio

    11/14/2014 9:17:05 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/14/14 | Adam Taxin
    Northeast Ohio - Cleveland, Akron, etc. got plenty of snow. Kids stayed home from school. In Lake County, more than a foot of snow fell yesterday.
  • Bill Gates Briefed at ENEA Research Labs in Italy on LENR (Cold Fusion)

    11/14/2014 7:58:45 AM PST · by Normandy · 7 replies
    E-Cat World ^ | Nov 14, 2014
    There has been discussion about a recent visit by Microsoft founder Bill Gates on November 12 to the laboratories of ENEA, the Italian National agency for new technologies, Energy and sustainable economic development in Frascati, Italywhere he was given a briefing about ENEA's research activity, including in the field of low energy nuclear reactions (LENR or cold fusion) A post on the ENEA Facebook page about the event states: Gates, who was accompanied by Mr Federico Head of ENEA, is interested in the activities in the field of research “frontier”. The visit lasted for a few hours and gave researchers the opportunity...
  • Global Warming Update (11/13/14): -14°F in Denver, snow in Arkansas, 32°F in Florida,

    11/13/2014 5:50:48 PM PST · by Adam Taxin · 65 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/13/14 | Adam Taxin
    Offers video commentary on today's battle with global warming, including new records for low temperature set in Denver amd a freeze warning in the Florida Panhandle. Remember, of course, that today is only the 13th of November.
  • Obama’s Cruel and Costly Climate Hoax

    11/13/2014 9:21:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/13/14 | Alan Caruba
    The new Congress must take whatever action it can to reverse and stop the harm that it represents; people’s jobs and lives depend on it. The intense cold that many Americans are encountering arrives more than a month before the official start of winter on December 2l. To discuss this, we need to keep in mind that weather is what is occurring now. Climate is measured over longer periods, the minimum of which is thirty years and, beyond that, centuries. We are colder these days because the Earth has been in a cooling cycle for 19 years and that cycle...
  • Keep Away From Those Climate Change Church Crazies

    11/13/2014 7:07:58 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 1 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 11/13/2014 | Steve Berman
    One of my highest aspirations is to train up my two sons to be productive, useful members of society, and to share the goals and values my wife and I have tried to instill in their young minds.  My youngest turns 4 today, and my oldest is just 5. In the year 2031, they’ll both be about done with college and ready to enter “life” as the rest of us old folks know it.  I’m worried about the kind of world they’ll live in.  Not to worry their little minds over such big issues as global warming today, I decided...
  • Climate Model Predicts Very Cold Winter in Northern Hemisphere

    11/11/2014 8:38:21 AM PST · by MulberryDraw · 67 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | November 8, 2014 | Brian K. Sullivan
    Bloomberg article, so just a link.
  • Why Scientists Think Completely Unclassifiable and Undiscovered Life Forms Exist

    11/10/2014 1:52:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Motherboard ^ | November 7, 2014 | Jason Koebler
    In high school biology, we are taught that there are three types of life: eukaryotes (that's us, and most everything else we often think of as life), bacteria, and archaea (extremophiles and other very primitive life forms). But some scientists are pretty sure that there are entirely different, undiscovered lifeforms that could be prevalent on Earth, and they remain undescribed because we're not good at looking for them. In a new paper published in Science, Tanja Woyke and Edward Rubin of the Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute note that "there are reasons to believe that current approaches [to discovering...
  • LENR seen from a Nuclear Engineer

    11/10/2014 10:22:48 AM PST · by Normandy · 8 replies
    E-Cat "The New Fire" ^ | Nov 10, 2014 | Piero Andreuccetti
    2) You followed the recent developments in the LENR sector. Do you think that we’re on the edge of an energy revolution? “Not yet on the edge, but something is going to happen in a few years. Because too many signs are starting to find their way to emerge from the realm of the so called ‘junk science’ and acquire a new dignity among mainstream researchers. Just for instance: Brian Ahern is obtaining results with his LENR experiments at MIT, the same Institute that dismissed as ‘heretical’ F&P results 25 years ago… But one thing is sure: if an energy...
  • 'Interstellar,' 'Big Hero 6' on Track for $50-Million-Plus This Weekend

    Christopher Nolan's Interstellar took first place on Friday, though family moviegoers should drive Disney Animation's Big Hero 6 to a weekend win. After two days in limited release, Interstellar expanded to 3,561 locations and earned an estimated $17 million. That's well below Inception's $21.8 million debut, though it is at least roughly on par with Gravity's $17.5 million start last year. Interstellar's audience was split evenly between men (52 percent) and women, and skewed much older (75 percent were at least 25 years of age). They awarded the movie a "B+" CinemaScore, which is in line with Inception.
  • Latest 3D Printed Hybrid Design: Cartridge/barrel Integration

    11/08/2014 8:50:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Image by Michael Crumbling The latest 3D printed hybrid uses an old but useful concept: pre-loaded interchangeable chambers/barrels/cartridges.   The cartridge itself has sufficient strength to contain the pressures necessary for propelling a projectile, and is sufficiently long enough to result in a velocity that is useful. Michael Crumling has created a relatively small round, the .314 Atlas, to demonstrate the concept as used with a 3D printed mechanism.   Here is a video link showing his system being fired: Link to video at Wired The extractor groove is likely included to make priming the cartridges easy. I have thought of...
  • EPA Puts Inert Argon on List of Banned Pesticide Ingredients

    11/08/2014 7:38:42 AM PST · by PROCON · 52 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Nov. 7, 2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    CNSNews.com) – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed taking 72 hazardous chemicals off of its approved list of inert ingredients allowed for use in pesticides. (See EPA chemical substances for removal.pdf) But the inclusion of argon (AR) - a naturally occurring element and the third most abundant gas in the Earth’s atmosphere - has left some people scratching their heads. According to the Gas Encyclopedia, “the name argon comes from the Greek argos, meaning ‘the lazy one’” because it is so chemically stable. The element, which was discovered in 1894, is “so unreactive” that it is primarily used to...
  • Energy Storage of the Future: Researchers Find Promising Properties in Lightest Materials

    11/07/2014 10:01:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Virtual-Strategy Magazine ^ | October 20, 2014
    Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently found that properties of graphene aerogel could be used to enhance energy storage for electric vehicles and other high-power energy storage applications. The research will appear as the cover article in the Nov. 14 issue of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A. Personal electronics such as cell phones and laptops could get a boost from some of the lightest materials in the world. Lawrence Livermore researchers have turned to graphene aerogel for enhanced electrical energy storage that eventually could be used to smooth out power fluctuations in the energy grid. The team found...
  • Exposing the Green Money Machine

    11/04/2014 10:56:20 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/04/14 | Alan Caruba
    For Big Green, science is not about irrefutable truth. It is an instrument of propaganda to be distorted to advance their lies It is doubtful that most Americans and others around the world know how vast the organizational structure of the environmental movement is and how much wealth it generates for those engaged in an agenda that would drag humanity back to the Stone Age. If that sounds extreme, consider a world without access to and use of energy or any of the technological and scientific advances that have extended and enhanced our lives, from pesticides that kill insect and...
  • Slouching toward Ebola

    11/03/2014 7:16:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/03/14 | Rolf Yungclas
    Real science acknowledges that people can make mistakes, making such a dangerous virus a zero-risk to a nation or a state means taking precautions that absolutely prevent human error In 1968 Joan Didion published a collection of non-fiction essays titled Slouching Towards Bethlehem in which she took a look at the chaos of the counterculture in the mid-1960s. The title of the book comes from a line in a poem by William Butler Yeats titled The Second Coming: “And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?” In the preface to her book,...
  • The Lies Phony Climate Experts Tell

    11/02/2014 2:01:18 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/02/14 | Alan Caruba
    Whenever you hear some “climate expert” or politician refer to global warming or climate change, they are lying to you. We have more CO2 in the atmosphere and the Earth is still in a cooling cycle. For decades now both the U.S. and Europe have suffered the arrogance and the lies of so-called “climate experts.” Mind you, there are some real ones and, when it comes to global warming and climate change, the interchangeable names for the lies, they are the ones labeled “deniers” and worse for telling the truth. The fundamental lie is that humans, through their use of...
  • Some New Perspectives on the Age Discrimination Issue in Tech

    11/02/2014 1:58:31 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 8 replies
    Upon Closer Inspection ^ | October 30, 2014 | Norman Matloff
    The national engineering accreditation agency requires that curricula provide students with some exposure to ethics. My department decided to fulfill this requirement by teaching our own, in-house ethics course, and it’s my turn to teach it. I’m taking the theme of ethical decisions the students may need to address as future engineers, engineering managers, tech entrepreneurs and so on. As you can see from the course reading list, I’ve chosen age discrimination as one of the topics. This generated an especially lively class discussion, including on a couple of points that I believe are new to the tech age discrimination...
  • Amazon Warriors Did Indeed Fight and Die Like Men

    11/01/2014 3:18:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    National Geographic's Book Talk ^ | October 29, 2014 | Simon Worrall
    Archaeology shows that these fierce women also smoked pot, got tattoos, killed—and loved—men. The Amazons got a bum rap in antiquity. They wore trousers. They smoked pot, covered their skin with tattoos, rode horses, and fought as hard as the guys. Legends sprang up like weeds. They cut off their breasts to fire their bows better! They mutilated or killed their boy children! Modern (mostly male) scholars continued the confabulations. The Amazons were hard-core feminists. Man haters. Delinquent mothers. Lesbians. Drawing on a wealth of textual, artistic, and archaeological evidence, Adrienne Mayor, author of The Amazons, dispels these myths and...
  • The ambulance drone that could save your life: Flying defibrillator of the future

    10/30/2014 2:53:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Nerdoholic ^ | October 29, 2014
    A Dutch student has revealed a prototype ‘ambulance drone’, a flying defibrillator able to reach heart attack victims within precious life-saving minutes. Developed by engineering graduate Alec Momont, it can fly at speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour (60 miles per hour). Painted in emergency services yellow and driven by six propellers, the drone can carry a four kilogramme load – in this case a defibrillator. ‘Around 800,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest in the European Union every year and only 8.0 percent survive,’ Momont, 23, said at the TU Delft University. ‘The main reason for this is...
  • Will Future Generations See Our Inaction on Climate Change as a Great Immoral Act? (He's serious)

    10/29/2014 6:52:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Big Think ^ | October 29, 2014 | Orion Jones
    In order to express her worries about our collective failure to act on the climate change threat, Harvard science historian Naomi Oreskes turned to science fiction. Her book, "The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View From the Future", is written from the point of view of a future historian who chronicles how humans ignored many clear warnings about the adverse effects of rising temperature, resulting in The Great Collapse of 2093. The details of that collapse include "floods, droughts, mass migrations, [and] the end of humanity in Africa and Australia." Oreskes began her efforts by chronicling the real scientific consensus...
  • 3D Martyr: Imura Gets Two Years for Thought Crime of Gun Design

    10/29/2014 3:12:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Yoshitomo Imura has become 3D printing's first martyr.  He was sentenced to two years in prison for designing and producing blank firing guns on a 3D printer.   From the-japan-news.com: YOKOHAMA (Jiji Press) — The Yokohama District Court sentenced a former Japanese college employee on Monday to two years in prison for producing guns with a three-dimensional printer. I have not seen that any of the guns actually fired a projectile; the only ones that I have seen on videos fired blanks.   Imura stated that he did not believe that he was violating the law.   Building blank firing...
  • Obama Officials Bloviate About Settled ‘Science,’ DoD Scientists Fear Air Transmission of Ebola

    10/29/2014 2:58:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    PJ Media's Ordered Liberty Blog ^ | October 29, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Pretending to be guided by “science” rather than practicing politics in service of their post-American agenda, Obama administration officials persevere in the irresponsible suggestion that Ebola cannot be transmitted through the air – i.e., that it requires physical contact with an infected person that results in exposure to bodily fluids. It should go without saying that because viruses mutate, responsible scientists would never claim that the “science” about them is “settled.” But quite apart from the dynamic circumstances, government scientists are obviously concerned about air transmission in the here and now, even as the spin-meisters claim it cannot happen. Aaron...
  • How a viable nuclear fusion reactor really could change the world

    10/27/2014 9:31:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | October 24, 2014 | Bryan Nelson
    Recent news that Lockheed Martin has made a nuclear fusion breakthrough has come with its fair share of sensational headlines. Claims have been made that it could change the world and forever alter the future of humanity. And for once, those headlines could be accurate, assuming that Lockheed Martin's claims are viable. A compact nuclear fusion reactor, especially one as small as Lockheed Martin is claiming, could change the world as we know it. But before we can get a handle on what such a breakthrough could mean, let's first get a hold of what exactly is being claimed. In...
  • Without Reliable, Rapid Tests, Ebola Ignorance Infects Us All

    10/27/2014 5:37:46 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 13 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/27/2014 | Steve Berman
    Like most Americans, I suffer from a bad case of Ignorantia Febris Ebola, or Ebola Ignorance.  When Ebola first hit American shores, my gut instinct was to simply ban travel from the affected countries, or at least quarantine travelers for 21 days.  I wrote “I’m all for preventing a panic, but a panic is what we will get if we don’t get this situation in hand quickly.” The media-fed panic we are seeing (and it’s not a true panic, more a malaise or angst) is the result of the rapid spread of Ebola Ignorance, which has an R0 value of...
  • US Liberals' shadowy billions funding foreign climate change agenda

    10/26/2014 4:44:55 PM PDT · by bardettespy · 10 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2014 | David Rose
    EXPOSED: How a shadowy network funded by foreign millions is making our household energy bills soar - for a low-carbon Britain Shadowy pro-green lobbyists working at every level of the Establishment Organisations are channelling tens of millions of pounds into green policies Elite lobby group linked to Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace and the WWF Current energy policies shaped by the Green Blob will cost up to £400billion If continued, there will be further eye-watering energy bill rises for Britons The Mail on Sunday today exposes how a ‘Green Blob’ financed by a shadowy group of hugely wealthy foreign donors...