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President plugs electricity generating soccer ball in Tanzania
Twitchy ^ | 7-2-2013 | Twitchy Staff

Posted on 07/02/2013 2:16:18 PM PDT by smoothsailing

July 2, 2013

President plugs electricity generating soccer ball in Tanzania

Twitchy Staff

....thank President Obama for his contribution as well. His brief playtime today with a Soccket ball — a soccer ball that converts kinetic energy into electricity — didn’t generate much power, but it did serve to underscore the president’s plan to invest $7 billion in energy access programs across Africa. It also produced a couple of photos of the president with a ball on his head, as well as several tweets lauding the idea...

President Obama declared the Soccket ball “pretty cool,” adding, ”You can imagine this in villages all across the country.”....

As cool as the idea is, someone had to be a spoil sport. Before spending the whole $7 billion on soccer balls, hopefully President Obama will look into the dissenting view. As a piece in Foreign Policy notes, while the Soccket costs $99, “you can get a solar-powered lamp for $10. It isn’t clear why anyone would pay 10 times that for a light whose power source you have to kick around for half an hour to get less illumination.”...

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It was later reported that the Secretary of State also got a charge out of the Soccket ball...


1 posted on 07/02/2013 2:16:18 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

now if you don’t adopt soccer you’re racist and hate Gaia.


2 posted on 07/02/2013 2:20:15 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: smoothsailing

Its president post turtle showing off peons


3 posted on 07/02/2013 2:22:46 PM PDT by winodog
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To: smoothsailing

That’ll replace all those coal-burning power plants for sure.


4 posted on 07/02/2013 2:25:41 PM PDT by Argus
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To: smoothsailing
Now that's funny!

I'm happy to say I wasn't drinking coffee when I saw that, or you'd owe me a keyboard....

:-)

5 posted on 07/02/2013 2:27:59 PM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Argus

to bad it couldn’t have been a nucular soccer ball.


6 posted on 07/02/2013 2:30:22 PM PDT by ping jockey (IT IS IMPORTANT TO ME YOU GREASY,HAIRY ARMPIT,HIPPIE.)
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To: smoothsailing

Can you plug it into an air conditioner?


7 posted on 07/02/2013 2:30:35 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: smoothsailing

On the one hand, that’s pretty cool technology, and if one of those was able to harness enough energy to power my car or computer, I would totally use one.

On the other hand, that’s really, REALLY stupid.


8 posted on 07/02/2013 2:31:24 PM PDT by Luircin
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To: smoothsailing

If 99% of the people in Africa would just get into treadmills, they could generate enough electrical power to improve the standard of living for the other 1%.


9 posted on 07/02/2013 2:37:23 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: jazusamo

Soccket To Me?

10 posted on 07/02/2013 2:47:11 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

And here’s a president with a pancake on its head....


11 posted on 07/02/2013 2:47:40 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: smoothsailing

How long would I have to kick it around to drive a Prius to work?


12 posted on 07/02/2013 2:47:48 PM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be what you might have been.)
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To: Ray76

Yes but you have to keep the ball rolling on a treadmill while breathing oxygen with a sugar water IV drip to make it work....wait a minute...


13 posted on 07/02/2013 2:53:18 PM PDT by mcshot (God bless the USA! THE GUN DEBATE WAS SETTLED IN 1791!!!)
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To: smoothsailing
I initially read "President Plugs" and thought "Did Obama just resign or die?"!!
14 posted on 07/02/2013 2:55:51 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Sender

If you kick the ball around for a half hour it will keep one LED bulb in your Prius lit for three hours, but you’ll still be in your driveway.

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/06/24/can_silicon_valley_save_the_world?page=0,1


15 posted on 07/02/2013 2:58:10 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Hah! The Soccket Head twins.

As silly as both Obummer and Lurch look with those balls on their heads they’d do a lot less damage to the country if they did that 24/7 until his term is up.


16 posted on 07/02/2013 2:58:56 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: SparkyBass

HA! :)


17 posted on 07/02/2013 2:59:29 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

So both the President and the Secy of State were caught playing with their balls. Sure beats working for a living.


18 posted on 07/02/2013 3:08:33 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Two balls between the two of them is more than I would have expected.


19 posted on 07/02/2013 3:10:44 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Look at all the suits smiling like they never saw a moron balance a ball on his head!

Must make a gay guy real happy to have everybody suck up to him.


20 posted on 07/02/2013 3:31:31 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: smoothsailing

Notice that everyone is laughing at obama the clown except the 2 security guys. Such a phony, canned applause, canned laughter, canned election, canned potus.


21 posted on 07/03/2013 12:48:51 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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