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  • NY-NJ Gateway Project: Critical Fixes, Big Builds

    12/11/2017 8:00:32 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Engineering News-Record ^ | November 15, 2017 | Tom Stabile
    The nearly $30-billion Gateway program to overhaul Northeast Corridor rail lines between Newark and New York City, an array of tunnels, bridges and viaduct over wetlands has two main thrusts: rehabilitation and expansion. These objectives are deeply intertwined—the project team must build new structures in the huge effort before it can upgrade old ones. That’s why digging two 1.4-mile, 28-ft-dia train tunnels under the Hudson River—an estimated $12.9-billion project component—isn’t just an expansion job but a lifeline to free a pair of 107-year-old tubes heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and in need of a rebuild. It’s also why...
  • We DO Need Large Capacity Magazines

    02/07/2013 5:44:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 45 replies ^ | 6 February, 2013 | JTR
    One of the most talked about components of gun control legislation is a magazine capacity limit. Proponents of gun control will often question why anyone needs more than X number of rounds (often 10) in their magazine. This is usually answered with a response about how it isnt about what we need or with an analogy like why does anyone need a car that goes faster than the speed limit. Both of these answers are true but they leave a lot to be desired because there are practical reasons for why we actually do need magazines with larger capacities. Many...
  • High-Capacity-Magazine Bans: Threatened shopkeepers used 30-round magazines to fire warning shots...

    12/19/2012 11:23:58 AM PST · by neverdem · 33 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 19, 2012 | Clayton E. Cramer
    Threatened shopkeepers used 30-round magazines to fire warning shots and avoid taking lives. Bans on high-capacity magazines (variously defined as those holding more than ten, fifteen, or twenty rounds) seem to be part of just about every law to ban assault weapons. The rationale is to prevent the ability to engage in killing sprees like the one on Friday in Connecticut.Would a ban on high-capacity magazines (and not just a ban on new manufacture, as the 1994 federal law provided) make any difference in these massacres of the unarmed? I am hard pressed to see how. Detachable-magazine pistols and rifles...
  • Giuliani Wonders Whether Biden Has Mental Capacity for Presidency

    08/14/2012 5:01:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/14/12 | Robert Costa
    Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani told CNBCs Larry Kudlow tonight that Vice President Biden may be unfit for office. Heres the transcript: KUDLOW: You know, what did he say? Yall going to be put back in chains? That almost has racial overtones, Rudy Giuliani. Whats your take on that? GIULIANI: Well, I think if it came from somebody serious maybe wed get all excited about it. But the I think the vice president of the United States has become a laugh line on late night television. I mean, he Ive never seen a vice president
  • Industrial production edges up 0.2% in September

    10/18/2011 6:43:10 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 1 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 10.17.11 | Steve Goldstein
    The nations industrial production rose 0.2% in September, capping a third-quarter rebound in activity for the manufacturing sector, the Federal Reserve reported Monday. Though the headline gain was stronger than the 0.1% that economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast, Augusts reading tracking output by factories, mines and utilities was downwardly revised to zero from an initially reported 0.2% growth.
  • Industrial output up 0.2% in August: Rise beats expectations

    09/15/2011 6:53:52 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 7 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 9.15.11 | Greg Robb
    U.S. industrial production rose 0.2% in August after a strong 0.9% gain in July. Production is now up in four straight months. Economists had expected no change in industrial output in August.. Capacity utilization increased 0.1 percentage point to 77.4% in August, the highest level since August 2008.
  • Industrial output jumps in August on auto strength

    08/16/2011 7:04:19 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Marketwatch ^ | 8.16.11 | Greg Robb
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) The output of the nations factories, mines and utilities surged 0.9% in July as auto assemblies rebounded and consumers turned on their air conditioners, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday. The gain, the biggest since last December, was in line with economists expectations. The key question is whether the increase can be sustained in future months. Output in June was revised up to a 0.4% gain from the prior estimate of a 0.2% gain and output in May was also revised higher.
  • U.S. industrial output rises solid 0.8%

    04/15/2011 6:42:41 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 34 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 4.15.11 | Greg Robb
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) U.S. industrial production rose a solid 0.8% in March, with broad-based gains across sectors, the Federal Reserve reported Friday . It was the fifth straight gain in factory output, as manufacturing continues to lead the economy. The increase was a modest upside surprise as economists were expecting a 0.6% gain. In the first quarter, industrial output rose at a 6% annual rate, faster than the 3.2% rate in the final three months of 2010.
  • High Capacity Magazine Freedom Campaign

    03/29/2011 5:05:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies · 1+ views ^ | 22 March, 2011 | i Dovid Bendory
    Washington, DC --( JPFO today launches The High Capacity Freedom Campaign. First, some background to highlight the hypocrisy and stupidity of a high-capacity magazine ban. Imagine you bought a Glock 17 9mm pistol a year ago. Your purchase was legal and included two 17-round magazines. Now along come Obama and other common sense gun-grabbers with a ban on high capacity magazines. The result? Based on the so-called Assault Weapons Ban of 1994, a federal mandate declares that after a certain date, the manufacture, sale, or re-sale of ammunition magazines that hold more than ten rounds is now illegal. Such manufacture,...
  • High-Capacity Ammo Clips for Guns Save Lives

    02/16/2011 3:41:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 14 February, 2011 | Chris Cox
    Since the senseless January 8 attack on Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her innocent constituents, NRA members have joined our fellow Americans in offering thoughts and prayers for the victims, for their families, and for the Tucson community. Click here to find out more! Yet while we grieved, anti-Second Amendment groups worked to exploit the tragedy to resurrect their political agendas. "In the wake of these kind of incidents, the trick is to move quickly," one antigun activist said. [See which members of Congress get the most money from gun control groups.] High on their wish list is banning ammunition...
  • Atmosphere's self-cleaning capacity stable: study (Whew!! We can breathe again.)

    01/07/2011 10:37:57 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/7/11 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) An international team of researchers has found that the atmosphere's ability to cleanse itself of pollutants and other greenhouse gases, except carbon dioxide, is generally stable. The study, published in Friday's edition of the journal Science, comes amid a fierce debate over whether, as some experts believe, the atmosphere's self-cleaning ability was fragile and sensitive to environmental changes. The research team, which was led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), measured levels in the atmosphere of hydroxyl radicals, which play a key role in atmospheric chemistry. Levels of the agent only fluctuated a few percentage...
  • Lithium-Ion Battery Life Could Reach 20 Years

    02/07/2010 10:49:24 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 580+ views
    PC World ^ | 2/5/10 | Chris Brandrick
    Japanese research and development firm Eamex claims to have found a new way to increase the typical average life of a high-capacity lithium-ion battery. Eamex's new technology will allow the demanding batteries to sustain over 10,000 recharges over the course of 20 years. This rather dramatic increase in performance is made possible by new techniques such as a stabilization process of the battery's electrodes, which in-turn puts less stress on the battery's tin. This maintains the bonding of particles for a longer period of time and reduces the overall deterioration process. The result is a battery that lasts up to...
  • Fear and loathing along proposed Trans-Texas Corridor

    01/30/2008 3:09:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 300+ views
    Land Line Magazine ^ | January 29, 2008 | David Tanner
    Some Texans are afraid of losing their land to the Trans-Texas Corridor while others loathe the thought of a quarter-mile-wide swath of toll roads and railway lines transforming the countryside into a superhighway. People continue to turn out in droves at public meetings concerning the controversial Trans-Texas Corridor proposal, specifically the portion known as the TTC-69 proposed from Brownsville to Texarkana. A meeting Monday, Jan. 28, at the fairgrounds in Austin County was no exception, drawing more than 1,000 people. Opposition to the proposed corridor has come from people in all walks of life, said Chris Steinbach, chief of staff...
  • New Berth Increases Umm Qasr Port Capacity

    09/28/2007 7:35:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 149+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Mohammed Aliwi
    New Berth Increases Umm Qasr Port Capacity Army engineers oversee berth project that was designed and built by Iraqis. By Mohammed AliwiU.S. Army Corps of EngineersGulf Region South District BASRAH, Iraq, Sept. 28, 2007 — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has turned control over the newly completed “roll-on/roll-off” berth at Umm Qasr Port to the Iraqi Port Authority. "The Iraqi people can be proud of this project because it is theirs alone."Rebecca Wingfield, project engineer Known as a RoRo because it serves “roll-on/roll-off” ships that share the acronym, the $2.7 million berth project doubles the number of the...
  • As Afghan Troops Build Capacity, Decisive Battles Loom

    03/02/2007 6:13:50 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 311+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 2, 2007 The anticipated spring offensive may mark the beginning of the end for the Taliban in Afghanistan, a military official told bloggers and online journalists in a conference call yesterday. If the Taliban do not make it through this offensive, we feel that by next year theyll have limited access to Afghanistan, Army Col. David B. Enyeart, deputy commander of Task Force Phoenix V, said. Enyeart, whose soldiers oversee training of the Afghan forces, said coalition officials fully expect a surge in Taliban and insurgent attacks in time with the countrys spring thaw. We know...
  • Iran doubles nuke enrichment capacity

    10/27/2006 11:19:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 455+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/27/06 | Nassir Karimi - ap
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran has doubled its capacity to enrich uranium by successfully executing the process with a second network of centrifuges, a semiofficial news agency reported Friday, sending a defiant new message to the U.N. Security Council. Council members are working on a draft resolution that would impose limited sanctions on the Islamic republic because of its refusal to cease enrichment, a process that can produce fuel for a civilian nuclear reactor or fissile material for a warhead. The Iranian Students News Agency quoted an anonymous official as saying Iran has successfully begun injecting gas into a second network...
  • Oil prices fall below US$61 a barrel amid easing fears about OPEC output cuts ($60.43/bbl)

    10/03/2006 2:17:19 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 16 replies · 799+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 3, 2006
    SINGAPORE (AP) - Oil prices fell in Asian trading Tuesday after losing nearly US$2 a barrel in the previous session amid easing concerns about the possibility of more production cuts by OPEC members. The contract dropped 3 per cent overnight in New York as traders discounted threats of output cuts and focused on high U.S. oil product inventories. Despite reduced refinery runs, traders were expecting to see a build in U.S. gasoline and distillate stocks in weekly petroleum supply data released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Energy. Light, sweet crude for November delivery dropped 11 cents to US$60.92 a...
  • Altair Nanotechnologies Details Power Features of Its Nano Titanate Battery

    09/17/2006 11:46:42 AM PDT · by PeaceBeWithYou · 36 replies · 1,549+ views ^ | 9/15/2006 6:13:50 PM | Not Specified
    Altair Nanotechnologies Inc., a leading provider of advanced nanomaterials and alternative energy solutions, detailed why its NanoSafe rechargeable, nano titanate battery technology provides fundamental improvements, including high power versus other rechargeable batteries. In anticipation of Altairnano's delivery of its first NanoSafe battery pack for use in an electric vehicle in September, this is the final of four planned news releases identifying features of Altairnano NanoSafe batteries that may prove advantageous in the power rechargeable battery market. In the three previous releases, Altairnano detailed why its nano titanate battery technology delivers high battery safety, rapid recharge and long battery life. The...
  • Coalition Forces Build Capacity, Bring Healthcare to Afghans

    08/10/2006 4:39:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 204+ views
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 10, 2006 Coalition medical teams have treated more than 64,000 Afghan patients since August 2005 as part of a joint Afghan-Coalition effort to bring medical and humanitarian aid to all regions of the country. Coalition medical efforts have focused on treating patients while at the same time helping Afghanistan rebuild its medical infrastructure, said Air Force Col. Donald Thompson, the command surgeon for Coalition forces in Afghanistan. He spoke to reporters during a media roundtable event at Camp Eggers here Aug. 4. The end goal, said Thompson, is to give the Afghanistan government the capability to...
  • Stung Lung: Volatile Chemical May Cut Respiratory Capacity

    08/06/2006 2:18:53 PM PDT · by blam · 11 replies · 654+ views
    Science News ^ | 8-6-2006 | Beh Harder
    Stung Lung: Volatile chemical may cut respiratory capacity Ben Harder A chemical in some air fresheners and pest-control products may slightly impair lung function in millions of people, a nationwide study suggests. The compound, para-dichlorobenzene, is used to make mothballs, urinal deodorizers, and air-freshening blocks for household use. At room temperature, the strong-smelling chemical gradually changes from a solid to a gas. Para-dichlorobenzene was previously detected in the blood of more than 95 percent of the participants tested in a U.S. study called NHANES III. Scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, N.C., looked...