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Hello Cheap Energy, Hello Brave New World
Forbes ^ | Oct 17 2011 | Mark Gibbs

Posted on 10/17/2011 8:31:03 PM PDT by Kevmo

Over on Network World where I’ve had a gig as a columnist for about 18 years, my Backspin column I wrote this week about a power generation system called E-Cat that is to be tested on October 28th .

If you’ve missed the recent brouhaha over the E-Cat (which stands for Energy Catalyzer), you’re missing out on a three ring circus over a technology that will either change everything or change nothing because what is promised is, in theory, power too cheap to be worth metering .

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KEYWORDS: cmns; coldfusion; ecat; lenr; scientism
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1 posted on 10/17/2011 8:31:06 PM PDT by Kevmo
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To: dangerdoc; citizen; Lancey Howard; Liberty1970; Red Badger; Wonder Warthog; PA Engineer; ...

The Cold Fusion Ping List
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/coldfusion/index?tab=articles

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markgibbs/2011/10/17/hello-cheap-energy-hello-brave-new-world/

When I posted this article, the screen said that Forbes.com must be excerpted & linked, even though it does not show up on the excerpt & link page posted at the front of Free Republic.


2 posted on 10/17/2011 8:32:49 PM PDT by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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To: All; y'all; et al

excerpt & copyright page

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1111944/posts


3 posted on 10/17/2011 8:35:13 PM PDT by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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To: All; y'all; et al

Mainstream Media Finally Picking up on Rossi and E-cat

http://energycatalyzer3.com/news/mainstream-media-finally-picking-up-on-rossi-and-e-cat

It seems like the mainstream media in the United States is finally picking up on the importance of Andrea Rossi’s e-cat device. In a column on the website of one of America’s most prestigious business publications Forbes, Mark Gibbs accurately describes what e-cat is and more importantly grasps its potential for changing the world.

Mark Gibbs

This is the first time that a mainstream publication in the US has seriously covered the e-cat or at least made an effort to understand it. At least one journalist in the US is trying. Anyway the article and a similar one that Gibbs wrote for the trade publication Network World that has also been published on a batch of websites makes some interesting points. His understanding of the science like mine is quite fuzzy but Mr. Gibbs does seem to understand how revolutionary low energy nuclear reaction will be.

The below is in his worlds but it does a very good job of describing how e-cat could affect the economy:
• Where today you use petroleum products for motive energy (for example, to propel cars, trucks, and planes) you will be using steam engines or Stirling engines. In theory you’ll be able to drive across the country for cents. What will that do to the trucking industry? The shipping industry? Aviation?
• With the demand for gasoline falling overnight and petroleum becoming needed primarily as feedstock for plastics, the US would immediately become self-sufficient in crude oil. What will happen in the Middle East without the huge flow of cash from the Western hemisphere? How will world politics be changed?
• An E-Cat system could power your house or office making the existing grid obsolete. What would it mean to make your personal and corporate electricity and gas bills nearly zero?
• The cost of manufacturing would fall very quickly with energy removed from the equation. If you are in manufacturing of any kind, this will affect you enormously. How fast could and how would you rework your corporate strategy to become competitive in a market where prices suddenly plummeted (note that the suddenly reduced cash flows would play havoc with the finance structures of many corporations).

Note I do disagree with Mr. Gibbs on one point here, cold fusion will not make fossil fuels like oil or natural gas obsolete overnight. Conversion to the new technology will take several years at the minimum. Still it is a disruptive technology that could change everything.

This could soon be obsolete thanks to Mr. Rossi and others

I might also add that the big demand for oil from the Middle East is in Europe not the USA. The countries most effected if the US wasn’t buying oil would be Canada, Mexico and Venezuela (Hugo Chavez had better start house shopping in Miami if the oil money stops and make sure he has a couple of extra rooms for his friends the Castro brothers to stay in).

This could soon go the way of the livery stable and dial telephones

He also fails to note all the extra profits lots of business will make without high energy costs. Many of those would be passed onto the consumers which would be good. Gibbs also does not seem to be aware of some of the other work being done in cold fusion such as that at Defkalion and at Brillouin.


4 posted on 10/17/2011 8:38:59 PM PDT by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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To: Kevmo

Much more here:

http://lenr.qumbu.com/rossi_ecat_proof_frames_v401.php


5 posted on 10/17/2011 8:41:41 PM PDT by astuddis
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To: Kevmo

Nickle is not the most abundant mineral..so investments in nickle mines should be good. Officially, I must doubt this modern alchemy.


6 posted on 10/17/2011 8:43:53 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Kevmo
If this device works as claimed,

The only words worth reading in his entire column.

7 posted on 10/17/2011 8:46:07 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Kevmo

Whether this works or not, there WILL be some discoveries in the next several years that will drastically reduce the cost and increase the accessibility of energy. The incentives, and the currently unused inventiveness of engineers, etc. (”the unemployed engineer working in the garage”) are bound to make this happen.

When it does happen, then bye-bye muzzies!!!! And bye-bye Algore and the entire strategy of the Dictator Party!!!!


8 posted on 10/17/2011 8:46:07 PM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: Moonman62
..

Your Seagulling contribution to this thread is duly noted

Why don’t you buzz off and eat some garbage?


9 posted on 10/17/2011 8:51:10 PM PDT by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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Oh what a wonderful fantasy... For this sort of energy to be so cheap and abundant that the price of oil would drop back to $5 a barrel (it would always have some value, for manufacturing and lubrication). Seeing the OPEC countries economies crash would be so cool! How wonderful would it to be able to tell the Saudis, the Kuwaitis, Iraq, Iran, and the rest of those countries to GO POUND SAND!

And be able to tell Israel, "Hey, nobody needs them anymore. If they screw with you, WIPE THEM OUT!

Mark

10 posted on 10/17/2011 8:52:02 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

How wonderful would it to be able to tell the Saudis, the Kuwaitis, Iraq, Iran, and the rest of those countries to GO POUND SAND!
***Literally


11 posted on 10/17/2011 8:54:06 PM PDT by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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To: Kevmo

Seagulls are turd eaters ;-)

Assume you saw the report from the Motorola Solutions physicist who measured a 3:1 output-to-input energy production ratio even in an abbreviated test. 3 to 1 says there’s something going on here!


12 posted on 10/17/2011 8:56:37 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: MarkL
...tell Israel, "Hey, nobody needs them anymore. If they screw with you, WIPE THEM OUT!

Yep.

13 posted on 10/17/2011 8:58:22 PM PDT by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: bigbob

Assume you saw the report from the Motorola Solutions physicist who measured a 3:1 output-to-input energy production ratio even in an abbreviated test. 3 to 1 says there’s something going on here!
***So naturally, the seagull criticism of that finding is that 3:1 is too low for commercial viability. Rossi had the output dialed down to 1/3 or so.

http://www.mail-archive.com/vortex- href=”mailto:l@eskimo.com”>l@eskimo.com/msg52970.html


14 posted on 10/17/2011 8:59:46 PM PDT by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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To: Kevmo

Everything I know about cold fusion was learned from a guest on the Art Bell radio program, 1999. The man had built a cold fusion generator in his backyard. It’s true! Really!


15 posted on 10/17/2011 9:05:13 PM PDT by WestwardHo
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To: WestwardHo

Everything I know about cold fusion was learned from a guest on the Art Bell radio program,
***Well, then we must all bow to your superior knowledge of this subject /s


16 posted on 10/17/2011 9:09:06 PM PDT by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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To: Kevmo

Cheap and plentiful energy caused the industrial revolution and second industrial revolution and America’s growth in the 50’s-70’s. It is one of the major determining factors in prosperity (freedom to act is too, of course)


17 posted on 10/17/2011 9:12:10 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: bigbob
Assume you saw the report from the Motorola Solutions physicist

I thought Motorola Solutions was communications company, and how do you know that Bob Higgins is a physicist?

18 posted on 10/17/2011 9:13:19 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Kevmo
Well, then we must all bow to your superior knowledge of this subject /s

You do realize that your continued attacks against other posters expressing their opinions is likely the single largest reason why these ideas are being treated like Art Bell fantasies?

Every time I get tempted to look deeper into this, I come across one of your smart assed seagull comments and realize that you're acting just like a liberal - you attack the poster rather than their point. And that, for a discussion forum, is a pretty abusive response. Maybe ECat will work, maybe it won't, but personally, I'd prefer if you stumbled off to a forum which encourages such childish behavior and leave posting on this topic to people who can actually conduct useful discussions, including those who doubt the technology.

19 posted on 10/17/2011 9:15:00 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: kingu

Yah, bowl sheet. My comment is smart a$$ed, librul and childish while his Art Bell comment furthers serious discussion.


20 posted on 10/17/2011 9:17:42 PM PDT by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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To: All; y'all; et al

Andrea Rossi’s cold fusion reactor (“E-Cat”) outputs 4 times the energy (electricity) that enters it. — [REPORT]

http://www.midasoracle.org/2011/10/17/andrea-rossi-cold-fusion-reactor-e-cat-outputs-4-times-the-energy/

Posted on October 17, 2011 by Chris F. Masse
E-cat total heat output = 33.76 kWH = 121.5 MJ

Total electrical input energy = 8.97 kWH = 32.3 MJ


21 posted on 10/17/2011 9:23:33 PM PDT by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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To: Kevmo
E-Cat Test Demonstrates Energy Loss
22 posted on 10/17/2011 9:26:33 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Kevmo

Ok

so some guy figured out a way to transmutate nickel into copper and heat is given off in the process.

WHY DOES ANYONE THINK THIS IS FREE ENERGY?

hello?

a nuclear reactor turns one element into another element. you still hafta build a powerplant and run high tension transmission lines all over the place. You still hafta mine fuel.

THERE’S NO INFINITE SUPPLY OF NICKEL


23 posted on 10/17/2011 9:27:20 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: Kevmo
Maybe we could use it to power these:


24 posted on 10/17/2011 9:28:59 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (I never win at Scrable.)
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To: Moonman62; sbkrivit; JedRothwell; AlanFletcher

Yes, we can expect moonboy to post from a website that is in enmity with Rossi. Typical seagull move.

The vortex-L thread on this is instructive.

http://www.mail-archive.com/vortex- href=”mailto:l@eskimo.com”>l@eskimo.com/msg52417.html

[Vo]:[NET] E-Cat Test Demonstrates Energy Loss
Jed Rothwell
Fri, 07 Oct 2011 19:10:48 -0700

I wrote:

> In any case, even if 38 gigawatts had been input before the event, that
> would make no difference if all of that heat came out as soon as it went in.
>

Other people here have confused this issue. For example, Robert Leguillon
wrote:

“I take an old blacksmith’s anvil. I warm it in a kiln over two day to
roughly orange-hot (it is going to hold this heat for a LONG time,
especially if well-insulated). . . .

The energy expended in getting the anvil up to “operating temperature” would
more than balance this equation, and is necessary beyond a doubt. Think of
it as potential energy, just like a coiled spring or a raised weight.”

The second statement is correct, but as I pointed out before, the first
statement is a misunderstanding. After 10 minutes in the kiln, the anvil
reaches the highest temperature it will reach. It does not get any hotter
after that, so it does not store any more heat. You can leave it for two
days or 20 years, it will not store any more energy. The “potential energy”
is limited. To extend the analogy, once you raise the weight as high as it
can, to the top pulley, you can hold it up there for two days but you will
not add any more potential energy to the system.

In the case of the Oct. 6 Rossi demonstration, as soon as the heat out
balances the heat in (taking into account the low calorimetric recovery
rate), no more heat energy is stored in the system. As I said, whether the
heat added amounts to 33 MJ or 33 GJ makes no difference whatever; it all
comes out, except for a little added at the beginning to bring the cell up
to the terminal temperature.

You can determine how much heat a substance stores at a give temperature by
looking up the specific heat. Assuming that the thermal mass of the Rossi
cell is 30 L of water (which has by highest specific heat), then it is easy
to determine what temperature it would have to reach in order to store up 33
MJ. The temperature would rise 263 deg C, ignoring pressure and boiling.

As I mentioned, if it stored up this heat instead of dissipating it, the
cell would get hot but the cooling water loop would magically refuse to
diffuse any of this heat (since it is storing up) and the cell would appear
to remain at room temperature. If the cooling water loop warmed up and a
Delta T appeared, then it would not be storing heat. Needless to say, that’s
impossible.

- Jed


At any rate, many of these guys are freepers: Krivit, Jed Rothwell, Alan Fletcher. Maybe they’ll weigh in.


25 posted on 10/17/2011 9:34:23 PM PDT by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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To: Kevmo
"To: kingu Yah, bowl sheet. My comment is smart a$$ed, librul and childish while his Art Bell comment furthers serious discussion"

kingu is absolutely right. You, Kevmo, need to develop a sense of humour.

I am an ignorant grandma.

P.S.: Potty Mouth is a poor sales technique if you want to be taken seriously.

26 posted on 10/17/2011 9:36:28 PM PDT by WestwardHo
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To: mamelukesabre

so some guy figured out a way to transmutate nickel into copper and heat is given off in the process.

***You accept this?

WHY DOES ANYONE THINK THIS IS FREE ENERGY? hello?
***I don’t know anyone who thinks this is free energy. Hello? Read the title of the article....

a nuclear reactor turns one element into another element. you still hafta build a powerplant and run high tension transmission lines all over the place.
***Uhh, no. The power plant would be the size of a refrigerator and would generate enough energy to run your whole house.

You still hafta mine fuel.
***True enough. But there’s enough energy in an ounce of nickel to match 50 gallons of gasoline. That’s a lot of fuel. But it ain’t free. Read the title of the article again.


27 posted on 10/17/2011 9:38:33 PM PDT by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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To: WestwardHo

P.S.: Potty Mouth is a poor sales technique
***Excuse me, but look who started in with the undisguised potty mouth first. It was not me.

My sense of humor is an acquired taste. Like good beer. Stick around, grandma, you might learn to enjoy both.


28 posted on 10/17/2011 9:42:23 PM PDT by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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To: Kevmo
From the article: " The problem with Rossi’s system is that it is too good to be true."

I'm impressed, an author with a background in IT even gets it.

May i ask, why don't you build one? With your smarts, knowledge of the device and connections you should be able to put one together for about $500 and a trip to Lowes. Nickel powder can be found online.

Thanks for the ping on the other thread!

29 posted on 10/17/2011 9:45:47 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

May i ask, why don’t you build one?
***Startup costs for LENR are relatively cheap, about $350k or so. I’ll take a check.


30 posted on 10/17/2011 9:52:18 PM PDT by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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To: Kevmo
Yes, we can expect moonboy to post from a website that is in enmity with Rossi.

The American and Italian justice systems also appear to be in enmity with Rossi, so he has good company.

31 posted on 10/17/2011 9:53:25 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Errant
From the article: " The problem with Rossi’s system is that it is too good to be true."

The other big problem being Rossi's "character issues" that the author didn't seem to check.

32 posted on 10/17/2011 9:55:28 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62
..

Your Seagulling contribution to this thread is duly noted

Thanks for bumping the thread, Moonboy Seagull


33 posted on 10/17/2011 9:57:37 PM PDT by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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To: Moonman62

Agree, this article puts Forbes on par with the Enquirer.


34 posted on 10/17/2011 10:03:41 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Moonman62

The other big problem being Rossi’s “character issues”
***Yup. Rossi has character issues.

Of course, anyone who invested with Rossi, knowing that he has had issues in the past, would be monumentally stupid. So is demonstrations to them were either completely masterful magic tricks that fool top physicists, or they are simply real. Your position requires that these real smart guys, who know physics and know how to fake an experiment, that they be real stupid. ceteris paribus, non sequitur — It does not add up.


35 posted on 10/17/2011 10:04:29 PM PDT by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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To: Errant

awww, isn’t that cute? Tag team seagull trolling.


36 posted on 10/17/2011 10:05:24 PM PDT by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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To: Kevmo

How appropriate that someone named Gibbs is writing about (nearly) free energy.


37 posted on 10/17/2011 10:07:00 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Kevmo
***Startup costs for LENR are relatively cheap, about $350k or so. I’ll take a check.

That figure makes you sound delusional. Send me a parts list... I'll do the shopping!

38 posted on 10/17/2011 10:08:23 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Kevmo
Tag team seagull trolling.

Paranoia is a symptom of stress... Maybe you need a chill pill?

39 posted on 10/17/2011 10:12:50 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Here’s a good place to start.

http://www.lenr-canr.org/acrobat/RothwellJbutterside.pdf


40 posted on 10/17/2011 10:14:32 PM PDT by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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To: Kevmo

With e-Cats, unicorns will finally be affordable!

41 posted on 10/17/2011 10:14:39 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Mr. Anita Perry for President 2012? No thanks.)
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To: Errant

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duck_test


42 posted on 10/17/2011 10:17:00 PM PDT by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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To: Kevmo
What top physicists? The guy from the article you posted yesterday is a psycho-physicist. What is that?

And who is Bob Higgins? Is he really stupid enough to drag the name of his company (supposedly Motorola) into the Rossi scam?

43 posted on 10/17/2011 10:17:07 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Dagnabitt

The Unicorn Song
From: Songs of Ireland
words and music Shel Silverstein

A long time ago, when the Earth was green
There was more kinds of animals than you’ve ever seen
They’d run around free while the Earth was being born
And the loveliest of all was the unicorn

There was green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you’re born
The loveliest of all was the unicorn

The Lord seen some sinning and it gave Him pain
And He says, “Stand back, I’m going to make it rain”
He says, “Hey Noah, I’ll tell you what to do
Build me a floating zoo,
and take some of those...

Green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you’re born
Don’t you forget My unicorns

Old Noah was there to answer the call
He finished up making the ark just as the rain started to fall
He marched the animals two by two
And he called out as they came through
Hey Lord,

I’ve got green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants, but Lord, I’m so forlorn
I just can’t find no unicorns”

And Noah looked out through the driving rain
Them unicorns were hiding, playing silly games
Kicking and splashing while the rain was falling
Oh, them silly unicorns

There was green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Noah cried, “Close the door because the rain is falling
And we just can’t wait for no unicorns”

The ark started moving, it drifted with the tide
The unicorns looked up from the rocks and they cried
And the waters came down and sort of floated them away
That’s why you never see unicorns to this very day

You’ll see green alligators and long-necked geese
Some humpty backed camels and some chimpanzees
Some cats and rats and elephants, but sure as you’re born
You’re never gonna see no unicorns


44 posted on 10/17/2011 10:21:12 PM PDT by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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To: Moonman62

Here’s the list of attendees.

The nobel prize winner Josephson could not make it.

http://www.focus.it/fileflash/energia/fusionefredda/ecat/ECAT_Presenze6ott11.pdf

All of these guys are smarter than you, smarter than me.

Find out for yourself who Bob Higgins is. I’m sure you’ll find something negative to say about him.


45 posted on 10/17/2011 10:25:28 PM PDT by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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To: Kevmo

I found this in one minute of googling

It sure makes ya wonder

http://newenergyandfuel.com/http:/newenergyandfuel/com/2011/03/09/updating-the-rossi-focardi-cold-fusion-reactor/#comments


46 posted on 10/17/2011 10:29:46 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Kevmo
Should we have to find out who's legitimate and who's a fraud like Rossi? Shouldn't that be your responsibility if you want him to have credibility?

Josephson was a brilliant young scientist 50 years ago. He's a fruitcake today.

47 posted on 10/17/2011 10:31:18 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62
You're basing your assessment on WHO is giving the presentation, rather than the facts themselves. This is an anti-science position, much like many of your other positions.

What gives you the authority to say who's a fruitcake and who ain't? Your own positions betray your ... fruitcakeness.

Your result for The Which Stupid Creature Are You Test...

You are a Seagull

You are a Seagull... which makes you annoying as all hell. On the bright side you get to eat plenty of chips... just avoid the chip with the asprin inside, cause apparently you can neither burp or fart.

Take The Which Stupid Creature Are You Test at HelloQuizzy

48 posted on 10/17/2011 10:37:31 PM PDT by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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To: Kevmo

It’s Alka Seltzer, not aspirin, that causes seagull “issues.”


49 posted on 10/17/2011 10:44:48 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa
It's basically a c&p from that fun website. That way I don't have to do much HTML.

Your result for How good of a Calvinball player are you?...

Your Grade= A- Good Calvinball knowledge and strategy

54% Game_Knowledge and 78% Game_Skill!

Well done! You are part of the 8.7% of the population that landed in this category.* You placed very well in both knowledge of the game and skill.

You probably have a natural talent in Calvinball and you are clearly no dummy. It seems that you have learned that the trick to doing well in Calvinball is not brute strength, but quick wit. With your natural ability you could go far.

There is however still some room for improvement. You are probably already talented enough to beat Calvin, but it will take some more work before you could defeat the quick-witted Hobbes. Keep reading and practicing, and one day you'll be able to take that tiger down.

* This is a made up number.

Take How good of a Calvinball player are you? at HelloQuizzy

50 posted on 10/17/2011 10:56:24 PM PDT by Kevmo (Caveat lurkor pro se ipso judicatis: Let the lurker decide for himself)
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