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Articles Posted by Tarpon

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  • Reagan's View Of Government And The Economy

    01/02/2009 6:36:51 AM PST · by Tarpon · 5 replies · 562+ views
    tarpon | 1/2/2009 | tarpon
    Why is it no one in the orbits of Congress ever says, you know( imitating Caroline Kennedy here) why don't we just do away with the idiotic CAFE rules and while we are at it, why not dump the equally stupid 'gasoline blends' crappola? Don't you think any blithering idiot can figure out how much they can afford to pay for a car and the fuel to run it? I would also suggest that any first year engineering student could advise you that trying to get that last one percent out of the air pollution equation is going to be...
  • Construction gets under way at Chinese sites(Nuclear Power)

    12/02/2008 7:24:59 AM PST · by Tarpon · 5 replies · 308+ views
    World Nuclear News ^ | 11/24/08 | tarpon
    Construction work has formally begun on two new nuclear units at Ningde and Fuqing, both in China's Fujian province. Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang attended the inauguration ceremony for the Fuqing nuclear power plant on 21 November. A total of six 1000 MWe reactors are ultimately planned for the site, at a cost of 100 billion yuan ($14.7 billion). The first phase of the project will see the construction of two CPR-1000 units, scheduled to start up in 2013 and 2014, respectively. The CPR-1000 is an advanced pressurised water reactor (PWR) design developed by China from the Areva-designed PWRs at...
  • Flux Transfer Events (Sun to Earth)

    11/03/2008 4:53:04 AM PST · by Tarpon · 5 replies · 1,315+ views
    11/3/08 | tarpon
    An artist's concept of Earth's magnetic field connecting to the sun's--a.k.a. a "flux transfer event"--with a spacecraft on hand to measure particles and fields. The Earth and the Sun each have magnetic fields, and it was thought that they had a somewhat continuous interaction -- With charged particles flowing from the Sun to Earth in a steady stream. But new data and theories from the THEMIS satellite constellation has shown this to not be so! It turns out that there are“portals“ that open and close. These portals are called Flux Transfer Events (FTE`s) by the scientists involved, the Earth and...
  • Governor Palin Drills Down on U.S. Energy Policy

    10/30/2008 5:26:01 PM PDT · by Tarpon · 2 replies · 301+ views
    Institute For Energy Research ^ | 10/30/08 | Brian Kennedy
    Washington, DC – Thomas Pyle, president of the Institute for Energy Research (IER) issued the following statement regarding Governor Sarah Palin’s (R-AK) speech on U.S. energy policy in Ohio today: “As IER has pointed out time and time again, energy production is critical to America’s economic and national security. Alaska’s chief executive echoed this sentiment in her policy address, pointing out that falling prices are not a sign that our energy problems are behind us; they’re the result of the demand destruction and economic turmoil that come as a result of exorbitant prices for energy. If the U.S. is to...
  • Soon You Get To Choose To(vanity)

    10/27/2008 1:52:36 PM PDT · by Tarpon · 4 replies · 610+ views
    10/27/08 | tarpon
    While walking down the street one day a US senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance. "Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you." "No problem, just let me in," says the man. "Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and...
  • Who Is Vera Baker(vanity)

    10/25/2008 6:25:26 AM PDT · by Tarpon · 29 replies · 1,307+ views
    BlackFive ^ | 10/25/08 | tarpon
    The rumors are flying -- Who is Vera Baker, click the link and find out. Word is a major US newspaper to publish details soon. FNC's Sean Hannity hot on the trail as well.
  • Differences, Gustav Is Coming

    08/27/2008 6:33:36 PM PDT · by Tarpon · 25 replies · 117+ views
    8/27/08 | trapon
    Louisiana Governor Jindal has declared a "pre-storm state of emergency."Gov. Bobby Jindal declared a pre-storm state of emergency this afternoon, announcing the mobilization of 3,000 National Guard with as many 5,000 call-ups possible depending on the course of Hurricane Gustav. Jindal also has asked for a federal state of emergency, a request that has not yet been answered. The governor's emergency declaration activates the state's hurricane plan that affects agencies across state government, as well as local parishes. The plan establishes protocols for mass public evacuations, sheltering operations and provisions for residents and first responders in a storm's immediate aftermath....
  • Poll Reveals Floridians’ Bipartisan Support for Offshore Drilling

    08/27/2008 10:36:46 AM PDT · by Tarpon · 4 replies · 245+ views
    As discussion regarding domestic exploration for oil and natural gas off Florida’s coast grips the nation’s attention, new poll results today released by Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) demonstrate a significant increase in the percent of Floridians in favor of drilling off the state’s coast over the percent of those in favor this time last year. The McLaughlin & Associates poll, conducted last week, concluded 73.2 percent of Floridians favor drilling for oil off the coast of Florida – a 10 percentage-point increase over the previous year’s poll results. Further, the results show bipartisan support of the issue with the...
  • Sen. Bond's Opening Statement at Today's EPW Hearing

    12/05/2007 12:49:40 PM PST · by Tarpon · 60+ views
    Sen Kit Bond ^ | 12-05-07 | tarpon
    December 5, 2007 Madame Chairman, thank you for hosting today’s markup of the Lieberman-Warner Climate Security Act of 2007. This chart here is a diagram of the bill’s requirements, new agencies and new programs. The first thing one notices is how extremely complicated and far-reaching this proposal is. Rube Goldberg would be proud, as several members will focus upon. I want to focus upon the red blocks at the top. Unfortunately, they are not just blocks - they represent millions of families, farmers, drivers and workers who will pay higher heating bills, suffer more pain at the pump, and lose...
  • Caught in the wind from the Sun(ESA Venus)

    11/30/2007 1:56:16 PM PST · by Tarpon · 26 replies · 47+ views
    ESA ^ | 11/28/07 | tarpon
    Venus Express has exposed the true extent to which the Sun strips away the atmosphere of Venus. This process could be an important contribution to the way the planet has evolved to become so different from the Earth. The Sun has probably been stripping away the Venus’ atmosphere throughout the planet’s four-thousand million-year history. Unlike Earth, Venus does not possess an intrinsic magnetic field to protect its atmosphere from the solar wind, a constant stream of electrically charged particles emitted by the Sun. Instead, the solar wind interacts directly with the upper atmosphere of Venus. “The solar wind interaction is...
  • Gov. Crist 'very happy' about Orlando Utilities Commission(What you get when you elect Rudy)

    11/16/2007 4:58:16 AM PST · by Tarpon · 22 replies · 59+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 16, 2007 | Kevin Spear
    Gov. Charlie Crist praised the Orlando Utilities Commission and partner Southern Co. on Thursday for halting construction of a half-billion-dollar coal plant to provide electricity for as many as 70,000 homes. "That's fantastic," Crist said shortly after an appearance at a fundraising luncheon in Orlando for Florida A&M University and Bethune-Cookman University.
  • Fires in Central Africa

    07/02/2007 10:11:05 AM PDT · by Tarpon · 9 replies · 562+ views
    MODIS ^ | 7/1/07 | Jesse Allen
    Here is the latest image showing the CO2 emissions, well not directly but indirectly, caused by humans doing their agricultural burning. Since this is the week, may as well start it on the right foot, exposing the hoax. If it weren't a hoax, would these Live Earth people be singing the praises of this practice, or would they be trying to stop it. This does appear to be generating much more greenhouse gas that cars, I doubt even LA is this polluted -- An yes we have had our share of brush fires, and I know how bad the choking...
  • Energy bill disastrous for the consumer

    06/21/2007 9:51:28 PM PDT · by Tarpon · 6 replies · 573+ views
    Heritage Foundation ^ | June 21, 2007 | Ben Lieberman
    Like the idea of paying more for less? If a certain piece of legislation now before Congress becomes law, we might have no choice. Despite having the words "consumer protection" in its title, the latest Senate energy bill would actually boost the cost of gasoline, electricity, food, cars and home appliances. In fact, virtually everything touched by the Renewable Fuels, Consumer Protection and Energy Efficiency Act of 2007 will go up in price and down in quality. Notwithstanding public outcries over $3-per-gallon gas, the bill's main provision on gasoline is to increase the amount of costly ethanol and other renewable...
  • Wet winter forecast has come up dry(Global warming to blame for bad forecasting)

    02/03/2007 12:54:23 PM PST · by Tarpon · 23 replies · 652+ views
    LA Times ^ | 2/2/07 | Hector Becerra, Times Staff Writer
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday dramatically downgraded its forecast for a winter of warm El Niño rains, the latest twist in a year of weird weather across Southern California. Federal weather officials had been saying for months that the region would have a wet winter, but the Southland hasn't recorded significant rain since May. NOAA said the latest weather and ocean temperature data now show that El Niño will have "minimal effects" across California and the rest of North America, following the lead of other forecasters, who in recent weeks said El Niño was fizzling.
  • Misleading claptrap on Roberts

    07/29/2005 10:30:51 AM PDT · by Tarpon · 3 replies · 117+ views
    self | 7/29/05 | tarpon
    Prying eyes want the Roberts Solicitor General documents. The least they could do is use valid arguments to make their case instead of trying to fabricate obtuse ones. Patterico takes apart the LA Times writer who advances the case. It's a really interesting read, the LA Times writer reminds me of someone trying to write about an engineering subject as if they were an engineer, and hoping the reader is not. This technique is not going to work in the Internet age. It used to work in the 70s, but it is way past time for the leftist-MSM to move...