Ice Cream and Dog Poo

Filed under:Culture War,General,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 9/28/2009 @ 11:14 am

This by MARK STEYN is a must read.

From: Investor’s Business Daily

Barack Obama is not to blame for whichever vagary of United Nations protocol resulted in the president of the United States being the warm-up act for the Lunatic-for-Life in charge of Libya.But it is a pitiful reflection upon the state of the last superpower that, when it comes to the transnational mush drooled by the leader of the free world or the conspiracist ramblings of a terrorist pseudo-Bedouin running a one-man psycho-cult of a basket-case state, it’s more or less a toss-up as to which of them is more unreal.

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Nuclear Energy: Smaller, Cheaper, Faster

Filed under:General — posted by Q Ball on 9/23/2009 @ 9:16 pm

Technology Review published an article a few months ago about a new nuclear reactor design that has the potential to transform the energy industry:

The reactors are much smaller, designed to generate 150 megawatts each, but could also be strung together to generate as much as a conventional nuclear power plant. They also integrate two separate components of a conventional power plant in a single package.

Babcock and Wilcox designed the reactor and is the very same company that builds reactors for the United States’ aircraft carriers. The new design along with pebble reactor designs has the potential to drastically change how we produce electricity in the United States.

1984

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War — posted by 3wire on 9/9/2009 @ 3:48 pm

Been thinking a lot about Nineteen Eighty-Four lately. Seems Communism, Marxism, and Fascism have been on my mind, though I can’t imagine why.

From: Wikipedia

The story begins on 4 April 1984: “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen”. The date is questionable, because it is what Winston Smith perceives. Historical facts and documents have been rewritten and revised so many times that even the correct year is uncertain. In the story’s course, he concludes it as irrelevant, because the State can arbitrarily alter it; the year 1984 and its world are transmutable.



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