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Another example of the 'tech will save us' crowd. Looking for investors I'm sure.


"In just 15 years, the US will be producing unlimited amounts of nearly free, completely green energy. Not only would such an energy holy grail mean the end of humanity’s dependence on expensive fossil fuels, it would also be a panacea for climate change.

Amazingly, this is not a science fiction. It’s actually about to become reality if a collaboration between MIT and Commonwealth Fusion Systems, a private company, is to be believed. The collaborators announced Friday in the journal Nature that they believe they are on the verge of cracking the code to nuclear fusion — and it could be commercially viable in just 15 years, according to The Guardian.

So far, fusion has been an extremely expensive laboratory experiment that requires more energy inputs than it outputs. However, the collaborators believe they’ve found a way to reverse the math. Their system, built upon a new class of super high-temperature superconductors and small, ultra-powerful magnets, would, for the first time, allow for a fusion reaction that outputs more energy than it takes in."


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If the "GOP Is Winning", then the American public is losing. As it would have if Hillary were elected. Wish there were no more Red Team. No more Blue Team. Might have thought a Purple Team could rise from this election between a fake and a fraud, but no.

And it just might not be possible. There was a time that a jury of your peers made decisions based on fact not personal agenda. It is a given now that 12 angry men (or women) cannot be assembled to do their duty and render impartial judgment in a court of law.

So, how are we to proceed? I have reason to believe civility could return. But even my oft used analogy of door holding is waning. Goes like this...

That same dude that cursed you for changing lanes on the freeway, will hold the door for you when you arrive at 7-11. Folks that would cut in line at the sales register will hold the elevator door. Why?

But even that common courtesy is waning. Stopping for walkers about to cross the street, standing to give a woman or elderly person a seat on train or bus, verbally abusing sales clerks, shoddy customer service, indifference to the plight of another and just a general rudeness in public permeates society.

Our leaders of late have been liars and dividers. Their detractors have followed that same path. Neither of the two-party political system offers a return to civility. Would have hoped the election of Trump could have triggered a backlash from We The People. Sadly, it would appear that more of same old, same old is in order. Hope and Change was a farce, so the new King of All Media was elected. To my eyes, Drain The Swamp Donald isn't delivering either.

Sad. Just sad.



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This is the reality that the weak liberal will never contemplate. Great post Woodrow.


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Jane you ignorant slut. My children were shooting BB guns at targets at age 4-5. They knew how to operate real weapons platforms at the age of 9-10. They could break them down, clean them, and knew how to reassemble them. They knew what ammo went with what weapon, and what ammo to use for game, or self defense. They had access to these weapons at age 9-10. They hunted, they knew how to shoot, kill game, and clean and process it to eat. They were responsible, and well trained in the use of firearms. They also raised and butchered chickens and hogs. They understood what life, death, and killing animals to eat was all about.

We live in different worlds. My children fully respect firearms, and know how to properly use them, and when. 

Your offspring, as instructed by you, are evidently a victim class. Unable to defend themselves or their loved ones, nor able to provide sustenance for themselves and their children without assistance from a grocery store or a government. They are subjects of those that rule them, and hand them food. 

That didn't happen to my kids under my watch. My kids will survive a societal meltdown. We have weapons, and the ability to provide protection, food, and a secure shelter for our family.

Ask yourself this. If tomorrow, the electricity, city water, and sewer were not available to your family, could you really survive? How long would you make it? Who would defend you, and provide basic needs for your family? It certainly wouldn't be the government. They bugged out with a police escort about the time you figured out you were F'd.

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This is the reality that the weak liberal will never contemplate. Great post Woodrow.




They won't know what hit them, while they rail about TFH.  An easier target couldn't be had

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Another example of the 'tech will save us' crowd. Looking for investors I'm sure.


"In just 15 years, the US will be producing unlimited amounts of nearly free, completely green energy. Not only would such an energy holy grail mean the end of humanity’s dependence on expensive fossil fuels, it would also be a panacea for climate change.

Amazingly, this is not a science fiction. It’s actually about to become reality if a collaboration between MIT and Commonwealth Fusion Systems, a private company, is to be believed. The collaborators announced Friday in the journal Nature that they believe they are on the verge of cracking the code to nuclear fusion — and it could be commercially viable in just 15 years, according to The Guardian.

So far, fusion has been an extremely expensive laboratory experiment that requires more energy inputs than it outputs. However, the collaborators believe they’ve found a way to reverse the math. Their system, built upon a new class of super high-temperature superconductors and small, ultra-powerful magnets, would, for the first time, allow for a fusion reaction that outputs more energy than it takes in."



Cold fusion and self generating capacitance has been hyped forever, but nothing has come of it to date.  I have heard that non volatile nuclear production has taken a turn for the better. However, if an alternate source of producing electricity in an open economic market is found that can out perform natural gas turbines, then I am all in. Please get the patents and investors, and lets put the house of Saud, Russia, and the Persians back into the 3rd world where they belong. We have no use of them other than the energy resources they provide to the EU. America certainly is energy independent, and making it's mark on the world oil and gas markets. Really, the US is already set up for energy independence. We have massive production facilities capable of producing oil and gas valves, down hole tools already sitting here. Other nations come here to buy and steal our technology. With an administration in place that actually promotes energy production, instead of hindering it at every opportunity, we are caught between old school oil and gas, and are possibly ready to jump in and lead the world in competitive alternate energy sources that can actually compete with oil and gas without government subsidization. That is a real world market economy in action. It isn't subsidized solar panels, and failing battery banks, nor wind turbines that require public funding to get the power from point a to b.

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We are the pinnacle of creation. God said so. God gave us dominion over all the earth, and the animals. We are unique in all his creations and are special to God. Don’t say that we crawled out of the swamp and evolved to where we are today. Things work a little too orderly for that. Of course when God gave us dominion, he also told us that we were also to be good stewards of the earth and animals. He specifically gave us instructions on agriculture including crop rotations, domestic animal husbandry, as well as the care of wildlife.


You are funny. "god" gave us instructions on crop rotations? Really? Did he drop a few manuals down from the sky? The care of wildlife? How about all the species that have gone extinct over the last 300 years owing to man's encroachment on their habitats? There is no "god," but the belief in a bearded sky master has created a lot of people with crazy, deeply dumb ideas. 

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On second thought, if this is some of your original thoughts, please go back to spouting talking points.

You are really embarrassing yourself.
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Cold fusion and self generating capacitance has been hyped forever, but nothing has come of it to date.  I have heard that non volatile nuclear production has taken a turn for the better. However, if an alternate source of producing electricity in an open economic market is found that can out perform natural gas turbines, then I am all in. Please get the patents and investors, and lets put the house of Saud, Russia, and the Persians back into the 3rd world where they belong. We have no use of them other than the energy resources they provide to the EU. America certainly is energy independent, and making it's mark on the world oil and gas markets. Really, the US is already set up for energy independence. We have massive production facilities capable of producing oil and gas valves, down hole tools already sitting here. Other nations come here to buy and steal our technology. With an administration in place that actually promotes energy production, instead of hindering it at every opportunity, we are caught between old school oil and gas, and are possibly ready to jump in and lead the world in competitive alternate energy sources that can actually compete with oil and gas without government subsidization. That is a real world market economy in action. It isn't subsidized solar panels, and failing battery banks, nor wind turbines that require public funding to get the power from point a to b.


U.S. fossil fuel companies get an estimated $20 billion in annual subsidies. 

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/10/6/16428458/us-energy-subsidies

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On second thought, if this is some of your original thoughts, please go back to spouting talking points.

You are really embarrassing yourself.

Guess he took your advice.

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U.S. fossil fuel companies get an estimated $20 billion in annual subsidies. 

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/10/6/16428458/us-energy-subsidies


Did you even bother reading the article you Atheist?

OCI is only counting direct production subsidies. As they acknowledge, that leaves out a great deal.

For one thing, it leaves out the annual $14.5 billion in consumption subsidies — things like the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which helps lower-income residents pay their (fuel oil) heating bills. (There are better ways to help poor people, but let’s leave that aside for now.)


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So if we cut the so called subsidies, does that mean you support letting your voter base freeze in their section 8 housing?
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"Who would defend you, and provide basic needs for your family? It certainly wouldn't be the government."

A Government gone awry probably uses a drone, not unlike those that destroy an enemy's compound in an episode of a good HBO series, to destroy those supposedly safely tucked away in their homes while a deranged society may simply use the old fashion method of burning folks out of an otherwise safe abode.  Not sure any of us are secure in a Country turned upside down.  While arms make for a good source of protection for simpler threats, my faith regarding the safety of this nation as a whole remains with a free press, strong democracy, rule of law, and a united Country.    

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United country, LMFAO
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my faith regarding the safety of this nation as a whole remains with a free press, strong democracy, rule of law, and a united Country. 


Well considering we don't really have any of those you can keep on relying on your "faith". See who answers the phone when you call.
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Does Dewey realize we are not a democracy?

Major difference between that and a representative republic
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Nope. He always thinks of us as a Democracy instead of a Representative Republic. You know, mob rule.
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Calls it a democracy except when a majority votes against something he is for, then we need activist judges to overturn the will of the people. If we were a democracy then trannies, who are less than <1% of the population, would not be driving the agenda in the country to favor their genetic defect.
The idiots don’t realize a democracy is 3 wolves and 1 sheep voting on what’s for dinner.

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Why do we humans sh1t in our own bed? 



"The Pacific Ocean is being treated like a giant dumpster -- and it's starting to look like one, too. A "floating" island of trash dubbed the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP) now stretches 600,000 square miles, according to a study published Thursday in Scientific Reports.

It's more than twice the size of Texas (three times the size of France), and it's growing every day."


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Interesting read


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The San Andreas hasn't slipped since 1857, and historically does so every 150 years or so. I have a buddy who works for US GEO and they constantly monitor the rate of plate movement down here in So Cal (Inland Empire). The fault has slowed its movement significantly over the last few years, which is the precursor to snapping.
One very troubling issue raised in this article is the length of time that large numbers of people will be without water and power. When the fault snaps this time, we will get a glimpse into the Dark Age future.



"Residents in the San Francisco Bay Area are living along a fault that is a "ticking time bomb" that could generate an earthquake that could kill hundreds, according to a report released Wednesday.

The U.S. Geological Survey said in a report called the "HayWired Scenario" that a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on Hayward Fault located under Oakland could kill as many as 800 people and injure up to 18,000.

“This fault is what we sort of call a tectonic time bomb,” USGS earthquake geologist emeritus David Schwartz told the Los Angeles Times. “It’s just waiting to go off.”

The USGS, citing findings from a simulated tremor with an epicenter in Oakland modeled to take place at 4:18 p.m. on April 18, said the disaster would cause 400 fires that could destroy 50,000 homes. Nearly half a million people would be displaced, authorities said.

Researchers said East Bay residents could be without water from anywhere between six weeks to six months, according to the report. Electricity could be out for up to four weeks in some locations."


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I guess drilling a well, and digging latrines aren't an option on the West Coast? Prior to WWII, many places didn't have city water, let alone electricity and sewer service. In fact my mother told me that on designated days of the month in her hometown, people would burn off their latrines with coal oil, or diesel. My father lived much of his youth without electricity, and my Grandmother cooked using a coal oil stove. A downspout off the roof caught rainwater, and his bath was a washtub. Somehow they survived without the government holding their hands from cradle to grave.
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After yesterday's liberal collapse, seems like a good day to get back in this saddle.



Venezuela is the latest country to be engulfed in that rare beyond-macroeconomic phenomenon of Hyperinflation. Their inflation rate over the last 12 months is north of 43,000 %.  Projecting out their last three months inflationary growth rate over 12 months, and it will be 482,000 %.  Let's look at the possible cause.

At that rate of inflation, savings are quickly wiped out. People's Expectations become that saving money is fruitless, and therefore investment declines, causing a recession, and ultimately, capital flight from the country.

Most people believe that hyperinflation is caused by excessive money printing by the central bank. This printing is the government response as prices spiral upward due to inflation, the government tries in vain to keep the economy from grinding to a halt. This usually fails.

Here's where America should be concerned ----> There is a growing belief that hyperinflation is actually caused by Central Banks Lending the Government Money for Fiscal Purposes, not from just printing money!  The hyperinflation happens when the citizens of the country begin to conclude that the government is just going to run infinite deficits financed by infinite central bank money-printing. People lose confidence in the value of currency.

The GOP Tax Reform bill will add a huge amount to our National Debt. Japan's debt is even higher.  Many in this country view this debt as an imaginary number, an amount that we have no intention of ever paying down or paying off. That is troubling.



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After yesterday's liberal collapse, seems like a good day to get back in this saddle.



Venezuela is the latest country to be engulfed in that rare beyond-macroeconomic phenomenon of Hyperinflation. Their inflation rate over the last 12 months is north of 43,000 %.  Projecting out their last three months inflationary growth rate over 12 months, and it will be 482,000 %.  Let's look at the possible cause.

At that rate of inflation, savings are quickly wiped out. People's Expectations become that saving money is fruitless, and therefore investment declines, causing a recession, and ultimately, capital flight from the country.

Most people believe that hyperinflation is caused by excessive money printing by the central bank. This printing is the government response as prices spiral upward due to inflation, the government tries in vain to keep the economy from grinding to a halt. This usually fails.

Here's where America should be concerned ----> There is a growing belief that hyperinflation is actually caused by Central Banks Lending the Government Money for Fiscal Purposes, not from just printing money!  The hyperinflation happens when the citizens of the country begin to conclude that the government is just going to run infinite deficits financed by infinite central bank money-printing. People lose confidence in the value of currency.

The GOP Tax Reform bill will add a huge amount to our National Debt. Japan's debt is even higher.  Many in this country view this debt as an imaginary number, an amount that we have no intention of ever paying down or paying off. That is troubling.



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Agree national debt is a major concern.  The tax cut should be followed up with spending cuts.  Before midterms, of course, you will see everyone lining up side by side, Dems, Trump, RINOS, Freedom Caucus, the janitors, and the young nubile reports to kick this can down the road.  Sad. 

I think there is another round Jan 2019, depending on how midterms go it is our only real hope.

And yes, value of money, debt, borrowing, printing, and confidence are all linked.  

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Tomorrow is Asteroid Day! Let's not join the dinosaurs.



"Saturday is Asteroid Day, an annual, global educational event aimed at learning more about the hazard that nearby asteroids pose to Earth and our civilization, and marshaling support for the search and deflection technologies we need to protect our planet. Many thousands will gather around the world this weekend to hear the latest science on the asteroid hazard, and what we can do to prevent a future damaging impact. (For more visit AsteroidDay.org)

Asteroid Day falls on June 30, the anniversary of the 1908 asteroid impact in Tunguska, Siberia – the largest in recorded human history. That 3 – to 5 – megaton blast above the conifer forest flattened about 800 square miles of trees; a similar airburst today over a modern city would cause severe destruction and death."


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Here we go!


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 .............flattened about 800 square miles of trees; a similar airburst today over a modern city would cause severe destruction and death."


San Francisco?.......Wham....Bam.....Boom!!
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"Kremlin-connected cyber-criminals are capable of turning off our electric power from afar while power-plant employees watch helplessly.

In the last two weeks, the Department of Homeland Security held four briefings, including one in New York City on July 31, warning that Russian hackers are already practicing how to throw the switch and cause a blackout in the United States. We’d have no lights, no gas at the pump, no life support in hospitals, no mass transit, no food supply.

Yet nearly all DC pols are ignoring the danger. 

Russians have invaded over 100 US electric-power companies in the past four years. DHS reports these Russians “got to the point where they could have thrown switches” and shut off power, but didn’t.

In Ukraine, they did. They flipped the switches on three Ukrainian utilities on Dec. 23, 2015. Local engineers in control rooms sat stunned as cyber-criminals operated controls remotely, plunging hundreds of thousands of people into frigid darkness. That was the first long-distance cyber-attack to take down a power grid.

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says the threat against US power grids is equivalent to a “Cat 5 hurricane.”

They’re setting up Internet sites to lure vendors who service the utility companies. They steal vendors’ passwords and other codes to infiltrate control rooms and gather information on how the utility is digitally controlled.

The impact could cost billions of dollars in lost economic production, and even worse, many lives."

 

 

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