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  • Russian Scientists Reveal Plans for Fusion-Fission Reactor It runs almost entirely on thorium, not uranium.

    01/31/2020 10:16:31 AM PST · by cann · 62 replies ^ | Jan 30, 2020 | Caroline Delbert
    Russian scientists have published a concept for a new kind of nuclear reactor. It’s a hybrid reactor, meaning it includes both fusion and fission, and it runs almost exclusively on thorium instead of more volatile uranium. In computer simulations, the research team found its novel design of an “energy-generating blanket” could still produce high power with a relatively small footprint and not much radioactive waste. There’s a lot to like about this design, including how it offers interesting middle-ground solutions in terms of fuel, reactor configuration, and safety. Thorium is one of the most abundant elements of its kind—more abundant...
  • VANITY: Captain KIRK Mocks Al Sharpton for misspelling Aretha Franklin's song as R-E-S-P-I-C-T

    09/07/2018 5:22:37 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 21 replies
    Vanity -- Something Funny for Friday. Captain KIRK Mocks Al Sharpton for misspelling Aretha Franklin's song as R-E-S-P-I-C-T rather than #RESPECT. The USS Enterprise Screen continues displaying embarrasing #AlSharpton screw-ups and pronunciations after the #RESPICT debacle. Kirk and the crew could only handle so much before breaking out the phasers to stop this space madness!
  • Pope To Commission Study To Find More Ways He Can Confuse People

    05/14/2016 9:17:01 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    Eye of the Tiber ^ | May 12, 2016 | Admin
    Pope Francis said today that he would set up a commission to study whether or not he can find more ways to confuse and frustrate the living crap out of people, revealing an openness to re-examining the church’s long-held insistence on not speaking off-the-cuff. His move was hailed as a breakthrough by those in the media who have clamored for years to be given more stuff to speculate on, and who cite research showing that a pope whose speeches were scripted and thought out produced nothing for the media to report on, and therefore, pointless. But the idea will face...
  • Why I Have Decided to Leave the Catholic Church

    04/01/2016 12:41:08 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 873 replies ^ | April 1, 2016 | Tim Staples
    I am letting you be among the first to know. It is true. I am leaving the Catholic Church. I want you to know that this has not been a decision made in haste or without serious and intense research and consideration. But I can no longer remain in a church that I no longer believe in. Let me explain. I will be writing more about this soon, but for now let me just say there are five main reasons why I am leaving the Catholic Church: 1. I believe the sole rule of faith for Christians has to be...
  • PC(USA) OKs Additional Sins

    03/30/2016 4:16:03 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 3/22/2016
    LOUISVILLE, KY—By a nearly unanimous vote, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) voted to overlook or explicitly endorse a number of additional sins in what is being perceived as an attempt to slow its rapid pace of membership decline. As balloons came down, the PC(USA) commissioners danced in the aisles to the Kool & The Gang 1980 party standard Celebrate and some attendees openly wept for joy as the denomination announced their official endorsement of pride, gossip, sorcery, covetousness, theft, and sexual immorality as a general category. “Finally,” sobbed self-described “open gossiper” attendee Rebecca Arnett. “I no longer...
  • In Tennessee, Obama Sings Davy Crockett

    07/01/2015 9:23:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/1/15 | Charlie Spiering
    The president appears more willing to burst into song after some rave reviews for his rendition of Amazing Grace. During a conversation about Obamacare in Tennessee, President Obama took a question from a man named Davy Crockett. “You don’t have a beaver cap,” Obama said to the man as he asked about about pushing through his application for social security. “Y’all remember that TV show? Actually a lot of people are too young here,” he said before singing a few bars of the tune. (Video)
  • Kerry tells Western leaders it would be an 'error' to refer to violent extremists as Islamists

    01/23/2015 5:01:40 PM PST · by Windflier · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Francesca Chambers
    Violent extremists killing children and others in Iraq, Syria, Nigeria and other parts of the world may cite Islam as a justification, but the West should be careful about calling them Islamic radicals, Secretary of State John Kerry told an audience of opinion leaders Friday at the World Economic Forum. In a speech calling for a global effort against violent extremism, Kerry said it would be a mistake to link Islam to criminal conduct rooted in alienation, poverty, thrill-seeking and other factors. 'We have to keep our heads,' Kerry said, according to the Associate Press. 'The biggest error we could...
  • Sharpton Wants Clippers Owner Axed: 'Prepared to Rally In Front of NBA'

    04/27/2014 12:21:12 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 112 replies ^ | APril 27 2014 | Trey Sanchez
    "No one should be allowed to own a team if they have in fact engaged in this kind of racial language."
  • Congressman Anthony Weiner is the Democrats' Court Jester

    03/18/2011 2:13:23 AM PDT · by Scanian · 16 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | March 17, 2011 | Lauri Regan
    I watched in fascination last night as Sean Hannity interviewed Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann and Congressman Anthony Weiner in a segment of his show discussing the budget and the difficulty for Democrats to find areas in which to make cuts. Hannity began the segment with the following question to Congressman Weiner: (during the course of the interview, the Congressman attacked Michelle Bachmann by calling her "Bachmann" as if they were two guys sparring in a boxing ring -- the disrespect was obnoxious and she handled it with class): "All right, Congressman, here's why we are in this position. This is just...
  • Sharpton Blasts ‘John’ Huckabee Over Confederate Flag Remarks

    01/19/2008 12:55:59 AM PST · by america4vr · 43 replies · 5,427+ views
    Political Wire:Fox News ^ | January 18, 2008 | Staff
    The Rev. Al Sharpton released a statement Friday chastising one “John Huckabee” for saying South Carolina should be able to decide whether it wants to fly the Confederate flag. Of course he meant Mike Huckabee — the GOP candidate who on the campaign trail Thursday said outsiders should not tell South Carolina what to do when it comes to that flag. Either way, as the controversy of race settles on the Democratic side, Sharpton said Republican Huckabee is now offending the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. “In the midst of a national celebration of the life and teachings of...
  • The United Nations:30 Years of "Brutal Buffoonery"

    09/22/2006 6:37:24 AM PDT · by Grendel9 · 11 replies · 461+ views
    "Every day at the U.N., on every side, we are assailed because we are a democracy. In the U.N. today there are in the range of several dozen democracies left; totalitarian regimes and assorted ancient and modern despotisms make up all the rest. Nothing so unites these nations as the conviction that their success ultimately depends on our failure. Most of the new states have ended up as enemies of freedom." ~ Daniel Patrick Moynihan, September 1976 I want to take you, dear readers, on a trip back in time. A more innocent time perhaps when mankind's yearnings for redemptive...
  • To CNN's "In the Money" Gang, Falling Gas Prices a GOP Conspiracy

    09/05/2006 12:21:04 PM PDT · by freemarket_kenshepherd · 77 replies · 4,936+ views
    Maybe it could be called “The Conspiracy Hour with Jack Cafferty.” On the September 2 “In the Money,” the program’s host recycled his theory that gas prices are dropping because of scheming oil companies. “You know, if you were a real cynic, you could also wonder if the oil companies might not be pulling the price of gas down to help the Republicans get re-elected in the midterm elections a couple of months away,” Cafferty suggested just a few days earlier on the August 30 “Situation Room.” “In the Money” contributor Jennifer Westhoven reminded Cafferty of his August 30 comments...
  • The Flawed Philosophy of Intelligent Design

    11/17/2005 11:27:22 AM PST · by Nicholas Conradin · 343 replies · 4,338+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 11/17/2005 | James Harrington
    The time has come to be blunt. The problem with Intelligent Design is not that it is false; not that the arguments in its favor reduce to smoke and mirrors; and not that it's defenders are disingenuous or even duplicitous. The problem with Intelligent Design is that it is dumb. I would contend that ID is dumb biology; even if it is on to something, what it is on to has no connection and does no meaningful work in biology (or physics). However, and more significantly, ID is dumb philosophy. First, and despite the claims of its defenders, ID is...
  • The Intrinsic Evil of Evolutionary Humanism

    11/15/2005 7:11:30 AM PST · by FerdieMurphy · 85 replies · 1,741+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 11/15/2005 | Linda Kimball
    In 1920, Winston Churchill spoke of a group of Enlightenment conspirators who had produced a system of morals and philosophy "as malevolent as Christianity was benevolent, which, if not arrested would shatter irretrievably all that Christianity has rendered possible." He observed that this malignant worldview "has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th century. This worldwide conspiracy for the overthrow of civilization and the reconstitution of society on the basis of arrested development, of envious malevolence, and impossible equality has been steadily growing." (Zionism versus Bolshevism) This malevolent system of warped morals and anti-human philosophy entered into...
  • A column about Kansas Science Standards

    11/14/2005 8:06:26 AM PST · by Exigence · 280 replies · 3,162+ views ^ | November 14, 2005 | State Board Chairman Steve Abrams, DVM
    A column about Kansas Science StandardsMonday, November 14, 2005 By Steve Abrams, chairman, Kansas State Board of Education Evolution. Creation. Intelligent Design. Is there any truth or facts that can come out of what has been bandied about in the media in the last few days? Let me first comment a little about what my critics claim. Some of my critics claim it is nothing short of trying to insert the supernatural into the Science classroom. Others claim I am trying to insert creation into the Science classroom via the backdoor. A few claim that I know nothing about science...
  • Intelligent Design Grounded in Science

    11/13/2005 6:07:54 AM PST · by NYer · 621 replies · 5,854+ views
    CBN ^ | November 2005 | By Gailon Totheroh – SEATTLE, Washington - The Dover, Pennsylvania school board is on trial in the state capitol. Their crime? They wanted to tell high school students once a year that evolution is only a theory. They also wanted to mention an alternate theory: Intelligent Design, or ID. That was too much for some parents. They sued, claiming ID is religious and therefore illegal in school. The judge will decide the case in the next few weeks.So is ID really just religion in disguise? Do both biology and astronomy support ID? And who are these people promoting ID?To answer those questions,...