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University of Bologna Terminates Relationship With Rossi
New Energy Times ^ | 1/24/2012 | Steven B. Krivit

Posted on 01/24/2012 4:21:51 AM PST by Johnny B.

Andrea Rossi, an Italian man who claims to have invented a practical low-energy nuclear reaction device, lost an ideal opportunity to have his device tested and evaluated by a prestigious University for lack of funds.

Last summer, Rossi said he had started a research contract with the University of Bologna to allow its researchers to study his “Energy Catalyzer.” But that never happened.

Today, Dario Braga, director of scientific research at the University told New Energy Times that the University waited long enough. It terminated the contract because Rossi did not fulfill his agreement to make the first progress payment.

“The contract ended on January 15 and has been cancelled by the University,” Braga said. “Therefore, there is no further relationship between the University and Rossi or his company.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.newenergytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: coldfusion; ecat; fraud; lenr; rossi; seagullthread; stringtheory
Rossi's story about this changed several times. For most of last year, as early as January 2011, Rossi claimed that this testing was already occurring.

Then, just days after his big dog & pony show with his "secret" customer, he abruptly reversed directions and said that there would be no testing.

Then, last week, in a video interview, Rossi claimed that he was considering allowing this testing to move forward.

I predicted HERE a week ago that he would probably wait until the contract expired, then say he was ready to proceed and complain that the U of B was trying to suppress his "research". Looks like that is how its playing out.

1 posted on 01/24/2012 4:21:55 AM PST by Johnny B.
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To: Kevmo; dangerdoc; citizen; Liberty1970; Red Badger; Wonder Warthog; PA Engineer; glock rocks; ...

Cold Fusion ping list.

The University of Bologna has apparently gotten tired of Rossi’s lies and stalling tactics, has given up on him.


2 posted on 01/24/2012 4:24:50 AM PST by Johnny B.
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To: Johnny B.

If it’s not one thing it’s another. But credit where credit is due. Rossi says he’s received 50,000 orders. And this is for a devicce that doesn’t exist, he doesn’t know what makes it work if it did exist and now says shipping will start, if all goes well, nearly two years from now.

Ya gotta love this guy.


3 posted on 01/24/2012 5:11:24 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change
But credit where credit is due. Rossi says he’s received 50,000 orders.
P. T. Barnum provided the explanation for this: LINK
4 posted on 01/24/2012 5:25:48 AM PST by Johnny B.
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To: Johnny B.
Rossi's story about this changed several times. For most of last year, as early as January 2011, Rossi claimed that this testing was already occurring.

According to the article Rossi claimed that he'd already paid 500,000 Euros on the contract. I guess that wasn't true.

Oh well, another episode of "Rossi says" comes to a predictable conclusion. There will be many more.

5 posted on 01/24/2012 8:44:49 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Johnny B.; All
You folks are obtuse... Don't you realize this is an attempt by Rossi to get his own Discovery channel show!? /s

I'm waiting for him to state Ecat uses "dark sucker" technology.

6 posted on 01/24/2012 9:14:56 AM PST by Toadman (To piss off a conservative, tell a lie. To piss off a liberal, tell the truth.)
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To: Toadman
Don't you realize this is an attempt by Rossi to get his own Discovery channel show!?
No! Even Rossi wouldn't sink that low!
7 posted on 01/24/2012 10:15:18 AM PST by Johnny B.
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To: Moonman62
500,000 Euros?? Wow. Maybe he can move out of that 5th floor apartment in Miami Beach that he uses as a business address. *snicker* Nuclear fusion in an apartment.


8 posted on 01/24/2012 11:12:54 AM PST by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Johnny B.

Johnny B., count-your-change, Moonman62, Toadman, and CodeToad: you are all in BIG TROUBLE!!!

Commissar fanboy KEVMO will come soon to drag you to re-education camp!!!


9 posted on 01/24/2012 1:56:52 PM PST by barracuda1412
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To: Johnny B.

That was a very nice prediction on your part!

The scam is unravelling. I’m curious to see how it continues to fall apart. I’m also curious as to why Rossi has yet to serve his prison time for the Petrodragon scam. Maybe that’s coming down the pike, too.


10 posted on 01/24/2012 4:35:24 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Johnny B.

Well, thanks for pinging the list.

• Here’s my standard ‘ignore’ post to Johnny B.
This will be my standard post to you that says you’re not worth trying to have reasonable discussion, also says “buzz off” & doesn’t leave crickets. You’ve proven you’re just here to harass; you have demonstrated that you are not here to discuss things on a level that Free Republic intended.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2832338/posts?page=51#51


11 posted on 01/24/2012 4:48:50 PM PST by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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To: Kevmo

Wait. You didn’t post this thread, and you’re in here doing the seagulls bit? On somebody else’s thread? You saw who posted it, why on Earth did you feel the need click in and do that?


12 posted on 01/24/2012 4:55:26 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Cyber Liberty

because he posted to me


13 posted on 01/24/2012 4:58:15 PM PST by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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To: Kevmo

Looked like a “courtesy post.” Sorry to have intruded....


14 posted on 01/24/2012 5:03:42 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I posted to the entire Cold Fusion / LENR ping list.

It’s just that Kevmo thinks the world revolves around him.

Some day, all the people who Kevmo loudly ignores should post to him all at once. Maybe we can get an entire page of nothing but “Kevmo is ignoring you” messages. :-)


15 posted on 01/24/2012 5:11:43 PM PST by Johnny B.
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To: Johnny B.

Schaden-FRAUD.


16 posted on 01/24/2012 5:18:38 PM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Kevmo
This will be my standard post to you that says you’re not worth trying to have reasonable discussion

No need to have a reasonable discussion when Rossi's lies come to light.

17 posted on 01/24/2012 6:40:48 PM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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Thanks Johnny B. Figures Bologna would be involved.


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18 posted on 02/08/2012 8:17:14 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Kevmo

What about this article is incorrect? Forget
Johnny B... What about this article?


19 posted on 02/09/2012 5:49:43 AM PST by samtheman
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To: samtheman

This is kinda old by now. I usually look to see what Jed Rothwell has to say to see if it engenders more rational perspective. Here's his take:

http://www.mail-archive.com/vortex-l@eskimo.com/msg62296.html


Re: [Vo]:University of Bologna Terminates Relationship With Rossi
Jed Rothwell
Tue, 24 Jan 2012 07:01:43 -0800

Peter Gluck wrote:

It would be relevant to know what says Giuseppe Levi (directly or via
> Passerini) and even Focardi.
> The most negative interpretation is that Rossi ruthlessly and routinely
> uses people and institutions for his interest and then abandones
> them
>

I do not think it is "ruthless" to abandon a research contract with a
university. This was going to cost him 500,000 euros, as I recall. That is
a lot of money. I am not impressed by most university research. I suppose
the money could be better spent elsewhere. This is a business decision.

By the way, Krivit cited at message from Bill Beaty as proof that:

"Rossi captured the hearts and goodwill of fans and believers worldwide who
had thought only the best of Rossi."

Linked here:

http://www.newenergytimes.com/v2/images/20110123Bill-Beaty-Vortex-Bans-Rossi-Skeptics.jpg

If we think "only the best of Rossi" I would hate to see what his critics
say!

People here have often accused me of toadying up to Rossi, or being
too lenient with him, often just after I post a message saying I would not
buy a nail clipper from him. It seems you are only allowed to say nasty
things about Rossi, or at best damn him with faint praise. If you point out
that he has made an important contribution, you have to compensate by
saying "but of course he is also a terrible liar and he has been in prison
for fraud" etc. Or you are accused of being a true believer.

Frankly, I am sick of that standard. Let those who have not sinned throw
the first stone. Rossi has lived a long time. He was a businessman in Italy
where things are tough and corruption is widespread. He has made enormous
contributions. He works quickly and effectively.

Okay, so he is not a nice person in many ways. Many people who make
important contributions to society are only able to do that because they
are not nice. A prickly personality is both a strength and a weakness. Such
people don't get along with others, or go along, or conform. They often
have enormous self-confidence, verging on megalomania. Rossi is planning to
make million reactors a year! I doubt he can do that, but he would not
succeed in the first place if he were not so bold.

You have to take the good with the bad in a person.

- Jed





20 posted on 02/09/2012 8:31:00 PM PST by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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To: Johnny B.; Admin Moderator; dangerdoc; citizen; Liberty1970; Red Badger; Wonder Warthog; ...

• Admin moderator:
What does it take to get someone to stop stalking an entire “courtesy” ping list of Freepers?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1888013/posts
Final note: Trolls, troublemakers, disruptors, forum pests, malcontents, RINOs, liberals, stalkers, et al, would continue posting to (harassing) someone after being asked to stop. Conservative FReepers would not.


21 posted on 03/12/2012 3:43:07 PM PDT by Kevmo (If you can define a man by the depravity of his enemies, Rick Santorum must be a noble soul indeed.)
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