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  • When to Put Down a Neurotic Cat?

    06/30/2012 9:21:31 PM PDT · 48 of 117
    MainFrame65 to Marie

    We had a cat that occupied our garage for several years. He was a neighborhood stray that sneaked in one day when one of us left the door open, and while I tried to chase him out with a water pistol, that just made him cantankerous. He never let any of us get close enough to touch him, so we just put up with the snarls and hissing, provided dry food and water and a litter box and let him be.

    He never wanted in the house and seldom ventured outside, and NEVER let any of us get close enough to touch him. I thought about trapping him for a trip to the vet for shots, but decided that it would be traumatic for both of us.

    He lived about 5 years, and then one day the food and water were untouched and the litter box clean for several days. My search finally located him - deceased - in a cardboard box behind a workbench.

    What kind of a life was that? It was what he chose and maintained, so I suppose it was the best we could do for him.

    We have had cats for many years, and really enjoy observing the way they interact with each other and with us. the aphorism, “Dogs have families - Cats have staff.” is certainly more than just words.

    Today we have two cats - Snowball, a white long-haired male, is 18 and far from the oldest we have had. And several years later Precious, a neighborhood female adopted and named by a family down the street and then abandoned when they moved away. Both would share the garage with the invader, but Snowball will not allow Precious to enter the hallway or bedroom areas of our house. He hangs out in the hallway, clearly to keep her out.

  • Graphite + water = the future of energy storage

    08/07/2011 9:56:05 AM PDT · 52 of 52
    MainFrame65 to Red Badger

    Let’s convert our entire carbon-based political leadership into pure carbon!

  • DeMint: Geithner must go

    08/07/2011 9:36:18 AM PDT · 24 of 32
    MainFrame65 to 4buttons

    Once a month I meet several people who are frequent traders in stocks, commodities, options, and other financial instruments. At the meeting yesterday there was a lot of discussion about the state of various markets, the distorting effects of government meddling, and speculation about whether (and when) normalcy would return to the marketplace.

    My definition - The day that Big Ben (Bernanke) and Little Timmy (Geithner) are led out of their respective offices in shackles!

  • Will Hatch's Facts About Kagan Get Through?

    07/02/2010 10:08:37 AM PDT · 9 of 9
    MainFrame65 to CaroleL
    I just called Hatch’s office. I commended his commitment to vote “NO”, but added that a NO vote is not enough under current circumstances. His disapproval MANDATES that he work for her defeat by FILIBUSTER, and he owes his constituents not merely a vote to support a filibuster but to actively organize and maintain it. Anything less is mere hypocrisy.
  • This Is Why Jews Keep and Bear Arms

    06/30/2010 3:20:27 PM PDT · 3 of 7
    MainFrame65 to Cindy

    I just wish it were true, but I still see many more Obama bumper stickers at the Jewish Community Center than any other kind.

  • Sestak to comply with political job-offer probe (Impeachment begins soon after findings)

    05/25/2010 5:46:07 PM PDT · 28 of 71
    MainFrame65 to Enterprise

    I got my lesson on Democrat Senatorial ethics and morality from John Glenn, years ago. He sold out his integrity for another rocket ride so fast it broke the sound barrier.

  • Is an MBA a Plus or a Minus in the Start-up World?

    05/11/2010 9:26:47 PM PDT · 18 of 20
    MainFrame65 to SeekAndFind

    20 years ago I had been working for IBM as a Program Support Rep (system software maintenance) after many years repairing hardware. I had dropped out of MIT 30 years earlier, and did not have a Bachelor’s.

    In my new position I was communicating with program analysts and application programmers instead of operators. I needed to know more about their world, so I had taken several business courses at a local college. The college had recently decided to start a graduate level program, beginning with a lockstep 46-hour MS in “Telecommunications and Information Systems Management” - and they asked me to apply for admission.

    Several months earlier I had applied for admission to their undergrad business program, but was rejected due to my 101 hours at MIT with a 1.61 GPA. However, I earned an “A” in all six of the courses at this school, so when the new program started the director made the offer. IBM agreed to pay for it, as well as to allow me the days off necessary to get the work done.

    I was too late for the first year but was admitted to the second, as one of two without a Bachelor’s. With that disadvantage, I really went to work - and came out on top of the class. And the courses were quite valuable to me at work, particularly after the PSR position was merged into Systems Engineering.

    I credit this 1990 degree, and the MBA that followed in 1992, with keeping me at IBM through 1994 and full retirement. These degrees also greatly facilitated the very remunerative consulting and contracting work I did for the next 9 years.

    When that slowed down, I also had an opportunity to teach Managerial Economics - one of the key courses for MBA and similar programs - for 5 semesters for Webster University, as part of their on-base “Navy College.”

    That really piqued my interest in the general subject of economics, which has led directly to my level of fear, disgust, and anger at Obama and his mismanagement.

  • Obama’s Campaign to Divide America by Race and Class Not Working

    05/06/2010 10:35:22 AM PDT · 6 of 8
    MainFrame65 to Starman417

    I was an election official this past Tuesday for the local election primary. I was (again) assigned to a precinct in a mostly black church in South Memphis, and my task was to check ID’s and issue the ballot application forms and encoded voting machine cards.

    Since this was a primary, everyone had to declare a party - 3 republicans and 88 democrats. My previous poll duties required virtually constant effort for several hours; this turn required about the same 14 1/2 hours, but we had only 91 voters during the 12 hours we were open for voting - or about 7.5 per hour. Rules require that we post a list of all early (87) and absentee ballot (3) voters from the precinct, since they are ineligible to vote on election day.

    EVERY race was contested, and this precinct had about 750 eligible voters, so democrat turnout was very low. I learned from conversations with a couple of counterparts in republican precincts that their turnouts were much higher, so I believe that this is a positive indication for November.

  • We Are Nashville ( A 'must read' concerning the flood)

    05/05/2010 10:04:47 AM PDT · 29 of 31
    MainFrame65 to Fighting Irish

    Meanwhile, a little over 200 miles away in West Tennessee, the town of Millington - now the home of a Navy Administrative center, but for many years the home of Naval Air training - has suffered a similar level of flooding. The Navy Base is temporarily shut down, which has frozen ALL navy and marine officer and senior enlisted promotions until it re-opens.

    And the town itself has suffered equally. A personal friend of mine moved there in 2005 from New Orleans, as a refugee from Katrina. He came home from a weekend trip to learn that his apartment - in a large apartment complex - had been flooded a little over a foot deep. And the old car he had been restoring in the parking lot had been completely submerged.

  • Boulder man hopes to stop Gulf of Mexico oil spill with meditation (yes, you read that correctly)

    05/05/2010 9:50:58 AM PDT · 22 of 32
    MainFrame65 to Stoat

    At least he will be thinking more about the actual PROBLEM, instead of how to use the problem to advance an agenda!

  • Sarah Palin: You Don’t Need an Office, Or a Title, Or a TelePrompter To Make a Difference (Video)

    05/02/2010 4:34:42 PM PDT · 14 of 18
    MainFrame65 to Adder

    ==> “But you DO need power and an office from which to exercise it.” <==

    That is OUR JOB!

  • Any Tea Party Endorsements for GA 9th District?

    05/02/2010 4:28:04 PM PDT · 3 of 7
    MainFrame65 to Oshkalaboomboom

    Did your candidate APPEAR at the Tea Party Rally? Did his opponents appear? And what did they all have to say?

  • The myth of Peak Oil

    05/02/2010 3:23:05 PM PDT · 19 of 35
    MainFrame65 to PugetSoundSoldier

    The Peak Oil” concept was NEVER just a resource problem - and it might not even be a resource problem at all!

    First of all, in terms of current oil exploration technology, it might very well be just a resource problem. To the best of my knowledge - and correct me if I am PROVABLY wrong - all of the oil that we have extracted, from all of the oil deposits we have ever found, is “Kerogen” based, and isotopic analysis of MANY samples indicates that it was formed by subterranean heat and pressure from buried, prehistoric algae beds right here on the very young Earth.

    But we have also heard about “Abiotic Oil”, which various theories have suggested as either a continuous process in/on the Earth or residue of a primordial source. Supporting the latter is the astronomical evidence of Carbon Monoxide, Methane, and other non-organic carbon compounds throughout the universe. These were certainly present when the Sun and the Earth formed, and might still be rising from the core and mantle to form new hydrocarbon compounds - possibly, to collect within the drained kerogen deposit sites of depleted oil fields.

    Another conundrum is the massive amount of hydrocarbons on Saturn’s largest moon. Titan is DRENCHED in hydrocarbon compounds - probably amounting to more than ALL of the hydrocarbons on Earth! And these were NOT biologic in origin, at least not within this solar system.

    The other failure of Peak Oil Theory is that it generally ignores economics, which plays at least an equal role in determining access to the resource. Oil exploration technology is constantly improving, and every improvement reduces the cost of reaching and extracting the source. This, in turn, makes smaller, more difficult oil pockets economically viable, thus increasing total reserves.

    But we also need to find new ways to locate any abiotic oil - if it exists, and if it does not just rise up to refill depleted pools we already know about.

    And finally, since we already know so much about kerogen oil, we need to be harnessing that knowledge - and much more research - to determine the natural processes that created kerogen oil, and learn to shortcut that process.

    All of the big oil companies (each of which is MINISCULE compared to the dozen or so big oil COUNTRIES) are spending major dollars studying Algae. And why not? It worked before!

    I believe that Algae farming to produce hydrocarbon fuel feedstocks will eventually replace oil exploration as our refined petroleum source, but many questions remain.

    Natural, selected, or bioengineered algae?

    Target product is Hydrocarbon, Ethanol, or more exotic, such as Butanol?

    Natural sunlight, supplemented sunlight using solar cells, batteries, and nighttime light sources, or completely artificlal light, perhaps with optimized wavelengths.

    Open or covered ponds, sealed bioreactors, tube circulators, or some other physical environment?

    Continuous production (probably requires bioengineering) or batch drying and fermentation?

    Co-siting with CO2 producers? With refineries?

    Any way, we need to get off the Ethanol Myth, as well as the myth that we can just live smaller, meaner lives with our smaller carbon footprint.

    Al Gore needs a GIGANTIC carbon footprint on his thieving black (whatever!)

  • Vit. B link to diabetic kidney malfunction: study

    05/02/2010 1:40:07 PM PDT · 24 of 24
    MainFrame65 to decimon

    Generally, water-soluble vitamins are non-toxic, even at “megadose” levels - the excess is just eliminated by the kidneys. Vitamin “C” is the classic example. I suppose some variants might have a toxic effect on the kidneys, but I am not aware of any such thing.

    Vitamins B6 (pyridoxine) and B1 (Thiamine) are both water soluble, and in their common forms are harmless in large doses.

    The common B6 supplements might contain as much as 50 times the MDR as the hydrocloride. The hydrocloride must be converted by the liver into pyridoxal 5’-phosphate, which is the active form. This is also available as a supplement.

    The most common B1 supplement is Thiamine Hydrocloride, which is generally non-toxic at 30+ times the MDR. But it is absorbed slowly from the gut, and cleared from the blood in just a few hours, so it does not maintain continuous increased B1 levels.

    This was my problem with diabetic (T2) neuropathy. My B1 level was just below the minimum, although I was taking both a multivitamin containing B1 and an additional “B-complex” supplement, 12 hours apart.

    Then I learned about a supplement called “Benfotiamine” from someone on the FR Diabetes ping list. My neurologist had never heard of it, but a little research answered my questions (and his) about it, and I decided to try it, at 150mg twice a day. I kept taking the multivitamin, but dropped the separate B-complex.

    Benfotiamine was invented in Japan as a treatment for alcoholic B1 deficiency, and it IS effective at raising and maintaining B1 blood level. I know this because my neurologist tested my B1 level twice more while I was taking it.

    After 90 days, the test showed that my B1 was about 50% ABOVE the top of the recommended range, so I dropped the second dose. The next test, 6 months later, showed it to be just below the top of the normal range.

    I have been taking this for about 2 years now, but neuropathy consists of damaged nerves, so full recovery - if it EVER happens, and many say it CANNOT - is likely years away. Meanwhile, I celebrate the occasional odd sensation in my feet, hoping that it is a precursor of things to come. But at age 70, I wish things would hurry up!

  • Why Obama Should Not Have Checked 'Black' On His census Form

    04/29/2010 9:24:41 PM PDT · 24 of 31
    MainFrame65 to Steelfish

    I checked “Other” and wrote in “American.”

  • US generals given baffling PowerPoint presentation to try to explain Afghanistan mess

    04/28/2010 11:11:57 AM PDT · 39 of 51
    MainFrame65 to skimbell

    If I take that to “The Olive Garden” restaurant, do I get a discount?

  • MUST READ: Secret Tea Party Memo is Public

    04/14/2010 9:05:43 PM PDT · 5 of 37
    MainFrame65 to Kimberly GG

    I’m willing to give them a pass on that - the value of taking that PARTICULAR senate seat FAR exceeded the cost!

  • Alkane Files for Patent on New Synthetic Fuel

    04/13/2010 2:58:58 PM PDT · 57 of 68
    MainFrame65 to Red Badger

    ==>”Yes, They MUST HAVE GAINED CONTROL OF THE FORCES OF THE UNIVERSE! THEY REPEALED THE SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS!..........”<==

    They must have had a democrat super-majority. Makes about as much sense as anything else dems do...

  • AFP: US Republicans prefer Romney

    04/11/2010 9:52:18 PM PDT · 50 of 57
    MainFrame65 to curth

    Romney “bought” almost every vote that he received at SRLC. He is by FAR the wealthiest potential candidate, and his minions were profligate with those funds. No, they did not just hand out greenbacks. But they did GENEROUSLY provide for transportation, attendance, and organization. And they gave away tons of campaign stuff, such as pins, T-shirts, books, and piggy banks. They plastered the place with pictures, cutouts, signage, banners, etc. and they packed the rooms with their own supporters as much as possible.

    Ron Paul supporters could not match the spending, but they showed up in droves - particularly the young new voters, to whom the inconsistencies are not visible.

    My wife and I, along with two friends, arrived Thursday afternoon. We saw a few of the political operatives but not the stars, who came out on Friday. Our friends, who had been active in Republican circles in AR, MS, and TN for decades, were fairly well known to a number of the people there from AR and MS, who arrived somewhat favoring Huckabee.

    The next day we were a little late, but did manage to snag seats in the main hall instead of the overflow rooms. We missed Liz Cheney’s speech, and a little of J.C. Watts, but were there for all of Gingrich and Palin.

    Sarah Palin’s speech wowed us all. One of our friends wrote “VOTE FOR SARAH” on his palm, and the rest of us followed suit as soon as he showed it to us. We “flashed” our one-handed message to anyone who would look until we left Saturday afternoon, and drew dozens of smiles, along with quite a few high-5’s!

    One other truly impressive speaker on Saturday was Herman Cain, who preceded Michael Steele. Too bad, Michael!

  • Former Defense Minister: Israel Will Attack Iran By November

    04/07/2010 10:32:47 AM PDT · 16 of 46
    MainFrame65 to RC2

    ==>”He has no idea what to do and if he did do something, it would be wrong and on the side of the muslims.”<==

    This is the most believable and frightening part. Israel would certainly need to commit virtually every air asset to such a raid, leaving itself defenseless DURING the raid. And American intelligence assets would certainly know within minutes if such a raid were launched - and the phone call from the White House to Iran would almost certainly follow within an even shorter time.

    With advance warning, Iran would destroy the IAF, leaving permanently defenseless, with the US able to demand virtually ANY concessions to establish the Obama version of “Middle-East Peace In Our Time.”

    Now convince me that I am wrong... PLEASE!

  • If All States Recalled Their Congressional Representatives...

    04/04/2010 9:44:28 AM PDT · 35 of 40
    MainFrame65 to Starboard

    Not exactly. Congressional representatives (federal, of course) MUST be elected, not appointed. Senators, on the other hand, must be elected as their 6-year terms expire, but STATE law determines how replacement senators are selected between scheduled terms. Initially, Senators were elected by state legislators.

    This was changed in 1913 by the 17th amendment, which also provided for their replacement - by temporary appointment if so legislated.

    __________________________________________________________

    The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote. The electors in each State shall have the qualifications requisite for electors of the most numerous branch of the State legislatures.

    When vacancies happen in the representation of any State in the Senate, the executive authority of such State shall issue writs of election to fill such vacancies: Provided, That the legislature of any State may empower the executive thereof to make temporary appointments until the people fill the vacancies by election as the legislature may direct.

    This amendment shall not be so construed as to affect the election or term of any Senator chosen before it becomes valid as part of the Constitution.

    ___________________________________________________________

    Massachusetts was manipulated by the Kennedys to take appointment power away from a republican governor, and attempted to restore it to a democrat.

  • Blind Man's Bluff: The U.S. has no clue how Iran would respond to an attack.

    04/03/2010 7:07:20 PM PDT · 25 of 37
    MainFrame65 to Congressman Billybob

    Obama’s recent treatment of Israel leads me to believe that If Israel were to launch an attack on Iran, Obama would immediately know about it from US intelligence assets, and WOULD warn Iran. The result would be the devastation of Israeli air assets, which would leave them open to attack and total destruction.

    And Obama would believe that to be a positive development!

  • With midterms approaching, GOP outmatched by Democrats on campaign funds

    04/02/2010 9:38:34 PM PDT · 31 of 70
    MainFrame65 to SWAMPSNIPER

    My wife and I and two friends are going to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans next weekend. We bought the cheap tickets, and we plan to have fun and MAKE NOISE about what a crappy job they have been doing with their so-called leadership.

    What they have done so far is to continue to “lead” to the left - and they have gone so far left that NOBODY is following them any more.

  • A Palin skeptic takes a second look

    04/02/2010 9:16:37 PM PDT · 86 of 86
    MainFrame65 to LTC.Ret

    Anybody as incapable of recognizing truth has an immediate advantage as a liar....

  • A Palin skeptic takes a second look

    04/01/2010 8:31:38 PM PDT · 51 of 86
    MainFrame65 to 2ndDivisionVet

    I am a Mensan, and also a member of Intertel (99th percentile). One of my fellow Mensans, who was an Obama classmate at Occidental, described him as an indifferent student who was far more engaged in campus identity politics than his courses.

  • White House mandates new fuel efficiency standards

    04/01/2010 10:59:29 AM PDT · 31 of 50
    MainFrame65 to Oldeconomybuyer

    Who cares?!

    I’m tired of finicky little decimals, and I want him to make Pi equal to exactly 3, so I don’t have to fuss with all that little stuff!

  • Cantor's staff tries to clarify gunshot claim

    03/27/2010 4:21:16 PM PDT · 55 of 55
    MainFrame65 to Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

    I was going to reply in a sentence or two - and then I thought about other factors and couldn’t stop!!!

  • Cantor's staff tries to clarify gunshot claim

    03/27/2010 12:16:18 PM PDT · 52 of 55
    MainFrame65 to Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

    Actually, in a vacuum the flight path of a bullet would be symmetrical - the angle of descent would equal the angle of elevation when it was fired. Without air resistance, the only force acting on the bullet is gravity. If the bullet were fired exactly horizontally, and another bullet were dropped from the same height as the end of the barrel, BOTH bullets would strike the ground at the same time EXCEPT for the curvature of the planet and the actual value of acceleration due to gravity.

    If the bullet were fired upward at some angle, then it is more complicated. The horizontal and vertical components of the bullet path can be considered separately, and gravity DOES alter the VERTICAL component of the velocity of the bullet, slowing it down continuously until it reaches its maximum elevation (and ZERO vertical velocity) and then pulling it downward (at an accelerating velocity) in exactly the same way as the level-flight bullet.

    But in atmosphere, air resistance would begin to slow the bullet from the instant it leaves the barrel - in both the horizontal and vertical components of its flight path! And air resistance is VERY significant, since it is proportional to VELOCITY (and bullets go FAST!) The vertical component is relatively small, except at a very high elevation angle, so “vertical” air resistance would be negligible except at extreme elevation. But the horizontal air resistance is VERY significant, particularly for a low-elevation path.

    For any elevation much less than - probably - 60 degrees, the descent angle will ALWAYS be steeper than the initial angle, because the horizontal velocity will always be affected more than the vertical. Furthermore, the descent path always begins at ZERO vertical velocity, and at high angles, the bullet will reach a terminal vertical velocity, where the air resistance and gravity balance.

  • Senator Evan Bayh: Someone Both Sides Can Respect

    02/16/2010 8:38:55 AM PST · 13 of 14
    MainFrame65 to KippLanham

    Just remember - EVERY SINGLE DEMOCRAT SENATOR cast the critical 60th vote on the healthcare bill! Not a single one of them can claim to be less liberal/socialist than any other.

  • Obama Finally Pushes Back on China

    02/14/2010 10:34:58 AM PST · 15 of 15
    MainFrame65 to paulycy

    I think the parallel is closer than it might seem. Obama’s “Czar Corps”, which has their stranglehold on mortgages, banking, brokerages, GM, Chrysler, and dozens of other enterprises - and is STILL attempting to steal the entire health care industry from its current owners - comes pretty close to the PLA economic model....

  • GE's Jeff Immelt: Global Warming 'Compelling'; Cap-and-Trade Most 'Effective' Way to Go

    02/14/2010 10:20:43 AM PST · 60 of 65
    MainFrame65 to SteamShovel

    I wonder how a company that found Jack Welch turn around and replace him with a fool like Immelt?

  • Obama Finally Pushes Back on China

    02/14/2010 8:26:27 AM PST · 11 of 15
    MainFrame65 to paulycy

    ==> “They have rejected the Marxian economic self-destruct mode our current administration favors after their own long, hard, fatal and failed experience.” <==

    True, but they are racing toward the fascist economic system, which is equally destructive of economic freedom. One of the largest industrial conglomerate entities in China is the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

  • Sen. McCain faces toughest re-election challenge

    02/12/2010 8:41:04 PM PST · 60 of 64
    MainFrame65 to Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
    Hey, Johnny-boy!

    CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

  • America's monumental failure of management (Many Harvard MBA Grads are failures as Executives)

    02/03/2010 11:33:46 AM PST · 21 of 33
    MainFrame65 to Buckeye McFrog

    I earned my MBA in 1992, at age 52, after earning my MS in 1990. I was still working at IBM, and had recently moved to “Technical Marketing Representative” from Systems Engineer. IBM was paying the full cost of both programs, and I am certain that these two “tickets” were the key to completing the 30 years at IBM that provided for the full, defined benefit retirement benefits I began to receive December 1, 1995.

    These were the years when IBM broke its implied full employment policy and began large scale layoffs of long term, productive employees.

    But during those years, they hired paid interns to work with us over the summers - and locally, we had one of the prizes, a Harvard MBA candidate. However, she was REALLY naive about information technology in general, and computers in particular.

    What I found disturbing was the deference shown by local management to this young lady not even half way TO her MBA.

  • John Murtha back in the hospital [77-year-old Democrat said to be in "grave" condition]

    02/03/2010 9:39:28 AM PST · 165 of 200
    MainFrame65 to Protect the Bill of Rights

    If the problem is damage to his colon it won’t change him very much - he is already full to exploding with colon contents!

  • John Murtha back in the hospital [77-year-old Democrat said to be in "grave" condition]

    02/03/2010 9:36:16 AM PST · 164 of 200
    MainFrame65 to bt579

    Actually, representatives MUST be elected, even replacements.

    Replacement SENATORS can be appointed, elected, or chosen by the state legislatures, as specified by the state constitution or laws.

  • Every Teacher's Nightmare: Culturally "Relevant" Curriculum That Promotes Racism

    02/03/2010 8:38:50 AM PST · 29 of 37
    MainFrame65 to Zionist Conspirator

    “The soft bigotry of low expectations” was properly described and categorized by President George W. Bush a decade ago.

    Unfortunately, his prescription of greater federal involvement in local public education was PRECISELY the opposite of the proper cure. And his choice of Teddy Kennedy as his avatar on the left was mind-numbingly ignorant!

  • COURIC FACES PAY CUT; DEEP LAYOFFS HIT CBSNEWS

    02/03/2010 8:29:22 AM PST · 41 of 59
    MainFrame65 to abb

    Every year, the “Friends of the Library” group celebrates Banned Books Week with public readings of excerpts from some of these banned books. I chose to read from “Final Exit”, which I described as the ultimate Do-It-Yourself manual - because once you have chosen one of the projects it describes, and executed it properly, you never will need to do it yourself again!

  • The Case for Military Tribunals

    02/02/2010 7:34:44 AM PST · 12 of 12
    MainFrame65 to SonOfDarkSkies

    Unfortunately - and stupidly, to use the president’s terminology - both Obama and his spokesidiot Gibbs have made extremely prejudicial statements about the “fair” trial, PRESUMPTION OF GUILT, AND EXECUTION of KSM. These statements are a pure gift to the defense, which can now legitimately claim has tainted the (civilian) jury in favor of conviction.

    But again - unfortunately and stupidly - the effect on a MILITARY court (or tribunal) could be even worse. Military courts are convened by the commanding authority, who MUST preserve neutrality. Failing to do so creates the situation of command influence, which invalidates the entire process - and the president IS the commander in chief!

    Obama (and Holder) have turned this into a Fudge Cluster (cluster of fudge?) (some other kind of cluster?) that might not be fixable.

  • Algae-powered vehicles within five years

    02/01/2010 9:11:02 PM PST · 9 of 12
    MainFrame65 to kingattax

    Take a look at “green crude.” I think it is the most promising path.

  • Obama unveils new initiatives for middle class

    01/25/2010 9:42:43 AM PST · 52 of 63
    MainFrame65 to henkster

    The ANSWER: DO NOT EVER try to buy my vote with MY money!

  • Natural gas, the other alternative vehicle fuel

    01/24/2010 8:04:50 PM PST · 67 of 110
    MainFrame65 to discostu

    ==>”...even without a spark natural gas presents an explosion hazard.”<==

    A small fraction of the hazard presented by Hydrogen! The explosion hazard is represented by the range between the Lower Explosive Limit (LEL) and Upper Explosive Limit (UEL). For gasoline, the numbers are 1.4% and 7.6%, range 6.2. For Methane (nat. gas.) they are 5%, 15%, and 10. For Hydrogen, they are 4%, 75%, and 71! Only a very few fuel gases exceed that range - Table at ( http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/explosive-concentration-limits-d_423.html ).

    However, the total hazard should also reference the leakage hazard for Hydrogen, which is lighter - and leakier - than any other molecule. In addition, Hydrogen is chemically a metal. It can penetrate some metal tanks and pipes, and weaken them to the point of failure.

  • Lets Call and CROWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!

    01/24/2010 6:32:41 PM PST · 17 of 18
    MainFrame65 to tyrem1166

    I have called a dozen Senate offices - twice - to do something very similar. I told the flunky that each and EVERY one of them was the critical 60th vote, betraying their constituents and the American public, violating their individual oath of office, and demonstrating their thralldom to their corrupt leadership. And that each of them will pay for their arrogance - especially if this is enacted.

  • GE profit falls; CEO strikes optimistic tone (Comcast to buy MSNBC - are Olberdork's days numbered?)

    01/24/2010 9:59:07 AM PST · 15 of 16
    MainFrame65 to Libloather

    How can a company that develops leadership like Jack Welch saddle itself with a Jeff Immelt?

  • Prepare Now to Escape Obama’s Retirement Trap

    01/24/2010 8:58:04 AM PST · 34 of 46
    MainFrame65 to Daisyjane69

    Unfortunately, confiscation is only the most overt way to seize the lion’s share of your dollar-denominated savings. INFLATION by devaluation of the dollar is FAR easier, and FAR more encompassing than any kind of proportional taxation. The only protection from that requires a shovel, a secret location, and high-value physical assets - and the will to defend them!

  • RUBBISH! Anti-Defamation League Brands Rush Limbaugh As a Jew-Hater

    01/22/2010 11:06:03 AM PST · 12 of 18
    MainFrame65 to Shellybenoit

    Foxman continues to be a severe embarrassment to decent Jews everywhere....

  • Sen. Webb: No HCR Votes Until Brown Seated

    01/19/2010 8:20:12 PM PST · 90 of 98
    MainFrame65 to cdchik123

    EXACTLY! Every senator or member of congress who participated in this assault on the American people should immediately apologize to America for violating their oath of office and their imperious behaviour, return every DIME they ever received as salary, and RESIGN in total disgrace.

    Yes, that WOULD (barely) begin to restore my trust and confidence in government. Anything less is just pretending.

  • To Survive, the Democrats Must Throw Obama, Pelosi and Reid under the bus before Nov. 2010

    01/17/2010 7:59:33 AM PST · 24 of 35
    MainFrame65 to bestintxas

    Members of the military are required to obey all the LAWFUL orders of their superiors....

  • Earth-Shattering News - Another energy “alternative” hits the wall.

    01/14/2010 8:15:16 PM PST · 16 of 17
    MainFrame65 to neverdem

    This article ignores the decay of radioactive potassium, which is likely to be the source of a very significant part of subterranean heat in the core and mantle.

    Potassium is a very common element - between 2 and 3 percent of the crust - and the radioactive isotopes amount to about 0.1 percent of that. Uranium and Thorium are far less common, so the more intense radiation they produce is also more highly diluted. However, Potassium could not sustain a chain reaction, so it would not be useful as a reactor fuel.

  • How to get an old car running on ethanol?

    01/12/2010 11:41:56 AM PST · 58 of 79
    MainFrame65 to Frantzie

    No, it’s an old 22” Craftsman High-wheel self-propelled. The gas is in 3 large plastic gas “cans”.