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  • Christians: fast and pray, Fast and Pray, FAST AND PRAY for this election and for The USA!!!......

    10/18/2016 6:57:46 PM PDT · by Bellflower · 43 replies
    10/18/2016 | self
    Again, I cannot stress the importance of fasting and praying for this election enough. All those who are Christians please fast and pray to do what is truly essential for the winning of this election, and also for the benefit of the good to come if He allows for us to win this election. The Bible clearly states that it is The LORD that raises up and also brings down rulers. In The Bible whenever something was critically important for the survival and/or well being of the people of God the people prevailed when a time of fasting and praying...
  • The iPhone 7 has worse battery life than HTC 10, Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5

    10/02/2016 5:13:13 PM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 48 replies
    Beta News ^ | Sept 29, 2016 | Mark Wilson
    Consumer group Which? has conducted a series of battery life tests on the latest smartphones, and the news is not good for the iPhone 7. Pitted against the Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC 10 and LG G5, Apple's latest handset came in last place... and by some distance. ... But whatever efficiency optimization Apple has baked into iOS 10, it seems they are not enough to make up for the measly 1,960mAh battery it decided to put in the case.
  • The EPA’s “Power Plan” Is An Unlawful Power Grab

    09/23/2016 6:30:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/23/2016 | Marlo Lewis
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument next Tuesday, September 27 on the Environmental Protection Agency’s so-called Clean Power Plan. The centerpiece of resident Obama’s climate policy agenda, the Plan establishes first-ever carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards for “existing” (already built) coal and natural gas power plants. The Plan will increase consumer energy prices and impede job and GDP growth yet have no discernible effect on global temperatures or sea levels. However, that’s not why the Court should strike it down. The Court should overturn the Plan because it is an unlawful power grab. The Plan will...
  • Puerto Rico Hit With Islandwide Blackout After Fire Erupts - ABC News

    09/21/2016 6:14:10 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 29 replies
    ABC ^ | 09/21/2016
    <p>A big fire erupted at an electricity plant that powers most of Puerto Rico on Wednesday, causing a blackout that swept across the U.S. territory of 3.5 million people.</p> <p>The Electric Power Authority said two transmission lines of 230,000 volts each failed. Executive Director Javier Quintana told reporters that he expected most power to be restored by Thursday morning, adding that airports, hospitals, police stations and water plants would get priority.</p>
  • Hillary Clinton’s inner Orwell comes out in CREEPY tweet about her plan for our children

    09/16/2016 7:44:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 121 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | September 16, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    America, Hillary Clinton wants control of your children. The Democratic presidential nominee sent a collective chill down the spine of many parents in a disturbing Twitter post on Thursday.
  • Don’t Worry, Hillary Clinton Will Power Through

    09/12/2016 2:38:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 61 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 9/12/16 | David Rutz
    It must have tested well with focus groups, because the Hillary Clinton campaign had one line it wanted to get out on Monday: Hillary Clinton was trying to power through her illness this weekend. Spokespeople Brian Fallon, Robby Mook and Kristina Schake all repeated the talking point ad nauseam in their cable appearances on Monday. The media picked it up as well, with reporters on CNN and MSNBC using the phrase to describe how Hillary Clinton bravely reacted to a pneumonia diagnosis on Friday.
  • What Will You Do When The Lights Go Out? The Inevitable Failure Of The US Grid

    08/15/2016 9:04:51 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 102 replies ^ | 15-08-2016 | Juli
    Delta Airlines recently experienced what it called a power outage in its home base of Atlanta, Georgia, causing all the company’s computers to go offline—all of them. This seemingly minor hiccup managed to singlehandedly ground all Delta planes for six hours, stranding passengers for even longer, as Delta scrambled to reshuffle passengers after the Monday debacle. Where Delta blamed its catastrophic systems-wide computer failure vaguely on a loss of power, Georgia Power, their power provider, placed the ball squarely in Delta’s court, saying that “other Georgia Power customers were not affected”, and that they had staff on site to assist...
  • Despite Policy Shifts, China Faces Huge Coal-Fired Overcapacity

    08/05/2016 8:48:14 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 9 replies
    Power Magazine ^ | 08/03/2016 | Thomas Overton
    China’s once-booming coal power sector is facing an existential challenge as continued breakneck expansion of new capacity is colliding with flattened growth in power demand, despite increasingly strenuous government efforts to put the brakes on new construction. According to a pair of new studies, China’s overcapacity in coal-fired generation could reach a staggering 400 GW by 2020—an amount larger than the total installed capacity of every other nation worldwide besides the U.S. ...plant utilization rates in China have been falling rapidly over the past several years. This is because while total thermal generation has barely changed since 2011—resulting from a...
  • It's all about power for the Clintons

    08/02/2016 4:13:04 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 8 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Aug. 1, 2016 | Crystal Wright
    Nothing Hillary Clinton has done since 1992 has been spontaneous. When she accepted the Democratic party’s nomination for president, Hillary didn’t disappoint, or moreover, let down her facade. Let’s put aside the historic moment of it all that Hillary is the first woman to earn a party’s presidential nomination. The liberal media has pounded that into our heads as the sole reason to vote for her. But the victory photo of Hillary, a would-be president and standing next to her husband and former president Bill Clinton, really shows what last week’s convention result was all about — power. For nearly...
  • Security Expert: Solar Panels Are Extremely Easy To Hack

    08/02/2016 1:37:31 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 23 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | 08/02/2016 | Andrew Follett
    Security Expert: Solar Panels Are Extremely Easy To Hack Security Expert: Solar Panels Are Extremely Easy To Hack Andrew Follett on August 2, 2016 A conference of cybersecurity experts is meeting in Las Vegas this Friday to discuss how rooftop solar panels make homes much easier to hack. The experts found that a malicious hacker can easily knock solar panels offline, cause them to intentionally overheat or shut down entirely. Some hacking can even use solar panels to cause physical damage in the real world. “I could have installed spying software that would have had visibility into their home...
  • By who's Power??

    07/19/2016 10:42:55 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 6 replies
    Source: "Lord of All" by Chip Brogden ^ | July 19, 2016 | Chip Brogden
    July 19 His Life Cannot Fail “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” GALATIANS 2:20 The Law of Gravity brings objects to the ground. It does not matter to Gravity how large or small the object is. It works the same with acorns as it does with airplanes. Likewise, I know today that it does not matter if I am called upon...
  • The Law is the Law, Unless You're an Elite

    07/09/2016 5:26:13 PM PDT · by vannrox · 12 replies
    Sprott Money ^ | 7 July 2016 | Nathan McDonald
    July 7, 2016 The title says it all. The law is supposed to be the law. We as everyday citizens are told to live our lives by these laws, to operate within them, and if we step outside of these boundaries created for us, then there will be consequences. Well, that's how we live - but not the elite. The elite lives by another set of laws. Sure, they have a code of conduct among themselves; yet, the laws that you and I live by in many cases simply do not apply to them. We have seen this time...
  • The Single All Important Difference between Hillary and Trump

    07/07/2016 7:41:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/07/16 | Michael Bresciani
    Purpose: Power or Make America Great Again We have had a year of intense debates and preparation to decide which candidate in the running, will take the helm of this nation. Like many, this writer was inclined to support Ted Cruz, which I faithfully did until he dropped out of the race. I found myself in the most precarious position after writing some 40 articles about Donald Trump that would be good reason not to choose him over Sen. Cruz – now what?
  • John Kerry: 'We Are Not Frozen in a Nightmare'

    07/01/2016 4:38:34 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 28 replies
    Atlantic, the ^ | 28 June 2016 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Defending the Obama Administration’s geopolitical record, the secretary of state laid out a vision of an America that is globalist, engaged, and deeply interventionist. ___ Amid tumult in world affairs, with a deadly attack on an airport in Istanbul, Turkey, EU countries grappling with Britain’s impending exit, and an ongoing war against ISIS, Secretary of State John Kerry sought to reassure an Aspen audience Tuesday that “the world is not witnessing global gridlock. We are not frozen in a nightmare. Where we are engaged with a clear strategy, using our power thoughtfully, we are making progress, most places.” There are...
  • Why the Left Hates Referendums

    06/28/2016 5:20:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | June 28, 2016 | Dennis Prager
    One of the common laments of leftist commentators in Europe and America concerning Brexit is that holding referendums is a bad idea. The most frequently expressed example is the contempt in which the left holds British Prime Minister David Cameron for having suggested the referendum in the first place. But why would the left hate referendums? Doesn't it claim to represent "the people"? Isn't "power to the people" one of the most popular sayings of the left? Isn't the American left trying to abolish the Electoral College precisely because it isn't directly representative of "the people's" will? One would imagine,...
  • Lawmakers fume after VA ditches power to fire employees

    06/17/2016 1:41:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/17/16 | Joel Gehrke
    The Department of Veterans Affairs has angered and frustrated lawmakers by deciding to stop using their authority to fire senior employees, an authority Congress gave the VA in response to the wait-times scandal of 2014. "Everyone knows VA isn't very good at disciplining employees, but this decision calls into question whether department leaders are even interested in doing so," House Veterans Affairs Committee chairman Jeff Miller, R-Fla., said Friday. The expedited firing process was designed to help VA leaders flush out senior officials who had overseen the manipulation of wait times, which prevent veterans from receiving timely healthcare. But it...
  • What It Takes to Be President of the American Police State:

    05/25/2016 11:08:05 PM PDT · by vannrox · 16 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | May 23, 2016 | John W. Whitehead
    What It Takes to Be President of the American Police State: Anti-Big Money, Anti-War, Pro-Constitution, Freedom-Loving Candidates Need Not Apply “The qualifications for president seem to be that one is willing to commit mass murder one minute and hand presidential medals of freedom to other war criminals in the next. One need only apply if one has very loose, flexible, or non-existent morality.”—Author and activist Cindy Sheehan Long gone are the days when the path to the White House was open to anyone who met the Constitution’s bare minimum requirements of being a natural born citizen, a resident of the...
  • Associate to the Clintons—the World’s Most Dangerous Job

    05/20/2016 9:12:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/20/16 | Ed Wood
    The following list has been posted and re-posted on websites for the past several years. But as Mr. Wood points out, "Lest we Forget." Lest we forget, being a friend of the Clintons is not a long term relationship. Here is a partial list relating what happened to those who were. Do you know of anyone, anytime, anywhere with so many acquaintances who met similar fates? And, of course, no criminal investigations. This is mean stuff. 1- James McDougal – Clinton’s convicted Whitewater partner died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in...
  • How Do Economists Teach Rise of Trump & Sanders?

    05/18/2016 4:56:08 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 21 replies
    The Fiscal Times ^ | May 17, 2016 | Mark Thoma
    Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz recently highlighted two schools of thought on how income is distributed to different groups of people in the economy. Which school is correct has important implications for our understanding of the forces that have caused the rise in inequality, and for the policies needed to reverse this trend. It also relates to another controversy that has flamed up recently, how economics should be taught in principles of economics courses. The first school of thought is that inequality is a natural and equitable outcome of competitive market forces. According to this view, which is based...
  • Could coal still be king?

    05/11/2016 10:19:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 5/11/2016 | Anthony J. Sadar
    What if an attack on coal was like an attack on Mom or apple pie? Now, granted, coal would make a lousy mom or even pie, but coal is what helped make America great. And at least one presidential contender is for Making America Great Again via including an avenue through coal country. West Virginia voters are certainly hopeful. See results of Tuesday’s voting for confirmation. Coal has traditionally been the muscle to hoist America above foreign competitors because of its relative low expense and high energy content. But, typical of the contemporary climate, that which was yesterday’s hero is...
  • New Wind Turbines Taller Than The Empire State Building

    03/22/2016 1:44:15 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 44 replies ^ | 22-03-2016 | M. Mouse
    Wind power may not be the cheapest, most efficient, or even most common form of renewable energy, but it is surely one of the most visually impressive methods of power generation. Anyone who has driven from Detroit to Toronto for instance can attest to the awe that comes from seeing dozens of windmills rising hundreds of feet into the air all turning in slow arcs with the wind. A new wind turbine design will put older smaller designs to shame though – if it can every get past the objections of environmentalists. Canada, with lots of land, is an ideal...
  • Fans of Solar Don’t Want Sun Shining on Toxic Waste (panels contain)

    02/19/2016 3:03:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Rhino Times ^ | 2/18/16 | Mark Shiver
    Solar panels contain toxic, hazardous materials and there are no regulations in North Carolina on how to dispose of them. Also, there are no plans in place to deal with what could happen if a storm destroyed a solar facility. The Environmental Review Commission met last week and began a discussion about the toxic materials in solar panels, what to do with expired solar panels and what to do in the event of an accident or natural disaster involving a solar facility. Chaired by Sen. Trudy Wade (R-Guilford), the commission heard from Tom Reeder, NC Department of Environmental Quality assistant...
  • Small problem: Socialist Venezuela has run out of food

    02/19/2016 2:13:00 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 53 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/19/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Oh, and the power's out, so they can't preserve what little is sitting around. I’m sure the Bernie lovers will come up with a reason this is different and not the same, but every policy the Chavistas have put in place in Venezuela since the revolution has more or less tracked to what Bernie Sanders would do here - with one exception. At least Hugo Chavez and his hapless successor Nicolas Maduro believed in exploiting the country’s oil resources. It’s just that they used them to grease their own palms rather than meet the needs of their people, which is...
  • Did Justice Scalia Already Give Us the Solution to the Problem of Filling His Seat?

    02/16/2016 5:34:08 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/16/16 | Selwyn Duke
    Only power negates power. It's time to stop acting like impotent fools and start showing the Court how impotent it really is The death of the intrepid Justice Antonin Scalia has shaken the political world. If his successor’s appointment cannot be delayed until the next presidency, it’s assured that an unassailable hard-left majority will control the Supreme Court. This will mean, conservatives warn, the end of significant Second Amendment rights, curtailment of many religious freedoms and a consistent rubber-stamp for the “progressive” agenda. Unfortunately, the likelihood of replacing Scalia—the court’s pre-eminent legal mind—with even a pale imitation is slim. For...
  • China Could Have a Meltdown-Proof Nuclear Reactor Next Year (pebble bed)

    02/13/2016 8:53:18 AM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 24 replies
    MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW ^ | Feb 12, 2016 | Richard Martin
    In what would be a milestone for advanced nuclear power, China's Nuclear Engineering Construction Corporation plans to start up a high-temperature, gas-cooled pebble-bed nuclear plant next year in Shandong province, south of Beijing. The twin 105-megawatt reactors--so-called Generation IV reactors that would be immune to meltdown--would be the first of their type built at commercial scale in the world. Construction of the plant is nearly complete, and the next 18 months will be spent installing the reactor components, running tests, and loading the fuel before the reactors go critical in November 2017, said Zhang Zuoyi, director of the Institute of...
  • China Could Have a Meltdown-Proof Nuclear Reactor Next Year

    02/12/2016 7:12:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | February 11, 2016 | Richard Martin
    In what would be a milestone for advanced nuclear power, China’s Nuclear Engineering Construction Corporation plans to start up a high-temperature, gas-cooled pebble-bed nuclear plant next year in Shandong province, south of Beijing. The twin 105-megawatt reactors—so-called Generation IV reactors that would be immune to meltdown—would be the first of their type built at commercial scale in the world.
  • One More Time: New Year Eve’s Saudi Power Deal Caps Off Historic 2015 For GE

    01/13/2016 12:53:10 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 4 replies ^ | Dec 31 2015 | Seth Martin
    GE finished a historic year of massive deals with one more win before the ball dropped in New York’s Times Square. On the last day of the year, the company announced a landmark power contract with the Saudi Electric Company valued at nearly $1 billion.
  • Obama: USA militarily stronger than when he took office?

    01/13/2016 5:46:05 AM PST · by DBCJR · 30 replies
    "We spend more on our military than the next eight nations combined."
  • Why the Establishment Fears Cruz More Than Trump

    12/28/2015 2:33:48 PM PST · by Isara · 300 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | December 28th, 2015 | Robert Eno
    Read these two quotes carefully: The first: “Cruz cannot win because the Washington elites despise him.” The second goes: “[T]here are a lot of good candidates – I like nearly all of them… …except Cruz.” Which one of the similar quotes is from a pro-Cruz Super PAC and which is from a former Republican nominee for president?  The first quote is from an ad from Keep the Promise I, a Cruz Super PAC.  The second is from Bob Dole, the 1996 Republican nominee and war hero, who got trounced by Bill Clinton. Both purport to highlight a negative of Senator...
  • American UN ambassador criticizes Israeli 'settlement growth'

    12/13/2015 8:33:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    inn ^ | 12/13/15 | Elad Benari
    The United States ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, spoke at the Haaretz Conference in New York on Sunday, where she criticized Israel for "continued settlement growth" and urged both Israelis and Palestinians to renew peace efforts. "We are under no illusion that achieving peace is easy - it takes tough choices by both sides," she said before criticizing both sides and adding that "we have not seen sufficient commitment from either side to create conditions for peace." Specifically with regards to Israel, Power claimed that "continued settlement growth raises questions about Israel’s long-term objectives," according to remarks quoted by...
  • Researchers Have Developed Socks That Generate Electricity Using Urine

    12/11/2015 5:44:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    Tech Times ^ | December 11, 7:32 PM | Christian de Looper,
    The new socks are able to store as much as 648 milliliters of urine, almost 22 ounces, using a network of integrated tubes. When the user walks, the liquid is forced through microbial fuel cells that contain bacteria that consume the nutrients in urine and create electricity in that process. In experiments, the researchers were able to use the socks to power a wireless transmitter, broadcasting a message every two minutes. It's not a totally new idea to use urine in the generation of electricity, although the techniques involved normally use an electric pump to provide the pressure to force...
  • Jerry Brown: ‘Never underestimate the coercive power of the central state’

    12/07/2015 1:38:47 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 31 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 7, 2015 | David Siders
    One of the goals of Californians who traveled to Paris for climate talks this week was to showcase green-energy businesses that are succeeding in the state. But on Monday it was the “coercive power” of government for which Gov. Jerry Brown was seeking credit.
  • Will 2016 Be The Year Of Wireless Energy?

    11/19/2015 9:06:06 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 30 replies ^ | 19-11-2015 | Maccie
    Wireless power has been a dream of mankind’s for decades, but the technology finally appears to be gaining some traction. Theoretically, numerous studies have shown that wireless power is possible through a variety of aerial transmission modalities. Yet the problem with wireless power has been getting the technology to work at a reasonable range. So far, commercial use of wireless power has been limited, but progress is being made. For instance, Samsung now has a commercially available wireless charger for its cell phones. With the charger, consumers do not need to plug their phone into the wall for it to...
  • You Are Worthy

    11/11/2015 11:36:22 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 11/11/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This spiritual tune is taken out Revelations 4: 11 to reveal the truth concerning Jesus the Lord. Rev. 4: 11 You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for you have created all things, and for your pleasure they are and were created.
  • 'They'd Love To Do Damage': The FBI Says ISIS Wants To Go After...Power Grid

    10/19/2015 7:22:07 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    BI ^ | 10-19-2015 | Jeremy Bender
    Jeremy BenderOctober 19, 2015 ISIS hackers are attempting to penetrate the US energy grid to carry out cyberattacks and take down parts of the country's energy supply, CNN Money reports. The hackers, however, have so far proved to be inept. Law-enforcement officials shared the information about attempted cyberattacks at a conference on October 14 with American energy firms about potential national-security issues. "Strong intent. Thankfully, low capability," John Riggi, a section chief in the FBI's cyber division, told CNN about ISIS' hacking attempts. "But the concern is that they'll buy that capability." That concern is warranted, the FBI told CNN....
  • I Feel Sorry For Real Men In The Millennial Generation

    10/13/2015 4:58:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | October 13, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Men have it rougher in America than most people realize. In part, that’s because they’re one of the few groups (along with white people, conservatives and Christians) it’s cool to crap on at every opportunity. In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a non-stop assault on masculinity in America. Just to give you an idea of what I mean by that, here are articles written that show up on the first three pages of Google when you do a search for “masculinity.” Mass Killings in the U.S.: Masculinity, Masculinity, Masculinity Die Like a Man: The Toxic Masculinity of Breaking Bad Why...
  • Why the new DC sewage treatment plant that is "turning poop into power" is kind of a huge waste...

    10/08/2015 9:36:01 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    American Irony ^ | 10-8-15 | The Looking Spoon
    From the Washington Post:The next time you flush in the nation’s capital, you might consider this: You — or, more precisely, whatever you have flushed — will help generate clean energy. D.C. Water, which also treats sewage from much of the Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs, recently became the first utility in North America to use a Norwegian thermal hydrolysis system to convert the sludge left over from treated sewage into electricity. Yes, to put it bluntly, the city’s sewage treatment plant is turning poop into power. It's actually a pretty interesting system, which you can see here.I'm reminded of...
  • Video shows judge berating, sentencing domestic violence victim to jail

    10/08/2015 7:34:53 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 40 replies ^ | October 6, 2015 | News Staff
    Channel 9 has obtained video from a Seminole County courtroom where an emotional domestic violence victim was sentenced to three days in jail for failing to show up for her abuser's trial. During her contempt of court hearing in July, the woman told the judge she had been having anxiety for months after she was attacked by the father of her child. She said she told the state's victim's advocate that she wanted to drop the charges and move on with her life rather than testify, but she was still called in to court. After she failed to show, she...
  • Court to rule on Congress’s power over courts

    10/01/2015 6:21:30 PM PDT · by Twotone · 18 replies
    SCOTUS Blog ^ | Oct. 1, 2015 | Lyle Denniston
    Taking on a new case that tests Congress’s power over the courts, but also gets into a sensitive question of U.S.-Iran dealings, the Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to review a legislative mandate on legal rights at issue in a case filed by victims of terrorism. The case filed by Iran’s central bank, Bank Markazi v. Peterson, was one of thirteen new cases that the Justices accepted for review in the new Term that formally opens next Monday. It is likely that the Court will hear oral arguments in the new cases in January and February.
  • The Night They Drove the Price of Electricity Down

    09/20/2015 2:15:32 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 12 replies
    [Ulltra-left] Slate ^ | Sept. 18 2015 3:30 PM | Daniel Gross
    In the wee hours of the morning on Sunday, the mighty state of Texas was asleep. The honky-tonks in Austin were shuttered, the air-conditioned office towers of Houston were powered down, and the wind whistled through the dogwood trees and live oaks on the gracious lawns of Preston Hollow. Out in the desolate flats of West Texas, the same wind was turning hundreds of wind turbines, producing tons of electricity at a time when comparatively little supply was needed. And then a very strange thing happened: The so-called spot price of electricity in Texas fell toward zero, hit zero, and...
  • The Surging Anti-American Sentiment of the Left

    08/24/2015 1:30:24 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 10 replies ^ | 08/24/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    In her essay For The New Intellectual, Ayn Rand warned that our society was fast approaching the precipice of moral, intellectual, and philosophical bankruptcy with only two paths left for Americans to follow: “they can evade the reality of their situation and act on a fanatic, blind, range-of-the-moment expediency — not daring to look ahead, wishing no one would name the truth, yet desperately hoping that something will save them somehow — or they can identify the situation, check their premises, discover their hidden assets and start rebuilding.” America, at present, is following the first course as our intellectual leadership...
  • Watts Bar Unit 2 reactor passes key equipment tests

    08/12/2015 10:56:50 AM PDT · by Purdue77 · 14 replies
    Times Free Press ^ | 8/12/2015 | Dave Flessner
    Nearly 43 years after construction began on the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, the Unit 2 reactor at the Spring City, Tenn., plant is nearly ready to begin power production. The Tennessee Valley Authority, which has spent more than $6 billion on the 1,150-megawatt reactor during a series of starts and stops in construction since 1973, said Tuesday the unit is 99 percent complete and key operating systems have been tested and proven to be in good working order.
  • New design could finally help to bring fusion power closer to reality

    08/10/2015 1:53:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies ^ | August 10, 2015 | by David L. Chandler & Provided by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    A cutaway view of the proposed ARC reactor. Thanks to powerful new magnet technology, the much smaller, less-expensive ARC reactor would deliver the same power output as a much larger reactor. Credit: the MIT ARC team ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It's an old joke that many fusion scientists have grown tired of hearing: Practical nuclear fusion power plants are just 30 years away—and always will be. But now, finally, the joke may no longer be true: Advances in magnet technology have enabled researchers at MIT to propose a new design for a practical compact tokamak fusion reactor—and it's one that might be realized...
  • Biden Poses With Sam Power, Who Called Hillary "Monster"

    08/04/2015 12:12:42 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 4, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Joe Biden, who is considering a run for president, posed today in front of reporters with Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Should Biden decide to run for president, he'd face Hillary Clinton, whom Power called a "monster" in the 2008 campaign.
  • ‘Switch to that unicorn power’: Obama to announce major escalation of ‘war on energy’

    08/02/2015 10:01:12 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies ^ | 08/02/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Hope you like increasing prices, everyone! #ForTheMiddleClass … It’s not like Americans weren’t warned. All in the name of fighting “climate change,” of course. Has that ever really been a barrier for this administration?
  • Obama to require steeper emissions cuts from US power plants

    08/02/2015 1:49:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, senior administration officials said Sunday, in what the president called the most significant step the U.S. has ever taken to fight global warming..... Obama, in a video posted to Facebook, said the limits were backed up by decades of data and facts showing that without tough action, the world will face more extreme weather and escalating health problems like asthma."Climate change is not a problem for another generation," Obama said. "Not anymore."In his initial proposal, Obama had...
  • GOP launches probe of 'improper influence' on EPA climate rule

    09/02/2014 2:27:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 2, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Republicans are investigating what they call "improper influence" from a national green group on the Obama administration's signature Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) climate change regulation. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, as well as Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, are demanding the EPA and the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) hand over documents on the organization's involvement in drafting the proposed carbon pollution rules. The investigation is based on a New York Times ' report that said the NRDC provided the blueprint used for the rules, and "heavily influenced the president's proposal." While...
  • America's Political Elites Do as They Damn Well Please

    07/02/2015 6:52:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | July 2, 2015 | Matt Towery
    We have a royal class in America. They are those who trot around as if they were billionaires, with security, administrative staffs, special meals, wonderful trips -- and unspoken disdain for the rest of us. They are the growing number of elected officials, from the local level all the way up to the White House, who we first elected when they were "humble citizens" asking for our votes. Add to that many of the bureaucrats who fill local, state and federal governments. Trust me, this concept of a "political elite" is not only alive, it is in full bloom. Between...
  • A Lefty Explains What the Election Is All About

    10/25/2014 8:07:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Power Line ^ | October 24, 2014 | John Hinderaker
    Rob Stein is the founder of the Democracy Alliance, an umbrella a group that organizes the funding of left-wing causes by rich liberals and interest groups. In The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado by Adam Schrager and Rob Witwer, at page 7, Stein explains candidly what politics is all about for the Left: “The reason it is so important to control government is because government is the source of enormous power,” Stein continued. “One president in this country, when he or she takes office, appoints…5,000 people to run a bureaucracy, nonmilitary nonpostal service of 2 million people, who hire...
  • Barack Obama Dreams Of Running For President Again – Declares Himself “Fearless”

    06/23/2015 1:45:20 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 87 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | June 22, 2015 | DCWhispers
    During a radio interview that had him declaring the United States as racist and using the N-word to emphasize his point, Barack Obama made some other remarks that have gone largely unnoticed by the Mainstream Media that offer further and troubling insight into a man seemingly obsessed with the belief he should remain the center of the known political universe… During that same already infamous interview, the president indicated his belief that he would be an even better presidential candidate if he was running again for a third term because, “I know what I’m doing and I’m fearless.” Self-declared as...