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  • Long-Shot Senate Candidate Offers to Give Away the American Dream (Not Joe Carr)

    06/20/2014 10:50:48 AM PDT · by don-o · 11 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 20, 2014 | Jamie Lovegrove
    Plenty of politicians promise on the campaign trail to restore an intangible "American Dream," but one outsider Senate candidate is putting his money where his mouth is and offering to make it a reality for a few lucky supporters. John King, a Knoxville businessman and long-shot candidate in Tennessee's Republican Senate primary, is looking to bring attention to his campaign to unseat incumbent Lamar Alexander with an "American Dream Giveaway." Conditional on a highly improbable King victory in the Aug. 7 primary, entrants into the contest could win one of 18 prizes, including a home-starter package, luxury SUVs, and 4x4...
  • CA: Taxes may stay static, but fees will see a bump - Motorists, homeowners are among those affected

    02/18/2008 9:43:20 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 113+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 2/18/08 | Michael Gardner - CNS
    SACRAMENTO – With every budget proposal, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger repeats his mantra. “I will not raise taxes on the people of California because they are already paying enough taxes,” Schwarzenegger said last month as he unveiled his plans to attack a potential $14.5 billion budget gap. Nearly three weeks later, he reiterated that pledge. Speaking to newspaper publishers, Schwarzenegger said, “Raising taxes is out of the question because you can't tax your way out of this problem.” Yet, by substituting fees in lieu of taxes, Schwarzenegger proposes to reach into the pockets of motorists, disabled Medi-Cal recipients and homeowners for...
  • Moon too static for astronauts?

    02/02/2007 11:31:10 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 27 replies · 855+ views
    Nature ^ | 2/2/07 | Philip Ball
    Lunar settlements could face high-voltage sparks.Lunar colonists could be in for a nasty shock — literally. A team of US scientists has found that the Moon's surface can become charged with up to several thousand volts of static electricity1. This charging could release sparks that disable electronic equipment — including monitors, space buggies or even the front door of a Moon base. And it could cause dust clouds that clogs up instruments. What's worse, it can be caused by bad weather in space: just when astronauts need their equipment to give them warning and allow them to shelter from the...
  • Watt a mess! Power lines hit homeowner with financial jolt(Stupidity alert)

    12/28/2006 5:17:17 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 126 replies · 3,682+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, December 28, 2006 | Jay Fitzgerald
    A North Attleboro man faces financial ruin because he built a new home so close to dangerous high-voltage transmission lines that fluorescent bulbs inside the house light up without even being plugged in. The electric currents running through the two-story home are considered so potentially harmful that the town’s fire department has strung “caution” tape around the house while an electrical inspector has refused to issue a final permit out of fear someone might get electrocuted. The home’s metallic door knobs and exterior shingles give off mild electric jolts when touched, while flowing currents are strong enough to light up...
  • Problems With Renewable Energy ?

    09/16/2005 8:53:53 PM PDT · by genefromjersey · 9 replies · 538+ views
    The Morning Paper | 09/17/05 | vanity
    Renewable Energy Problems ? Berlin: A German inventor, who says he has developed a way to make crude fuel oil from paper, rubbish, and plastics has found himself under attack. A local newspaper reporter somehow concluded he was making oil from dead cats ,and the published story set off a geyser of protest. “No, nay, never !” , responds the inventor. “It’s all paper , plastics, and rubbish.” “At worst “, he concedes , “the odd toad may have jumped into the batch.” Sidney: An Australian man, who was wearing a woolen shirt and a nylon/synthetic jacket , is reported...
  • Man builds up 30,000 volts of static electricity

    09/16/2005 4:53:45 AM PDT · by Cowman · 59 replies · 1,765+ views
    ABC online ^ | September 16, 2005
    Last Update: Friday, September 16, 2005. 12:18pm (AEST) Man builds up 30,000 volts of static electricity Victorian authorities believe a man built up at least 30,000 volts of static electricity in his jacket simply by walking around the western Victorian city of Warrnambool yesterday. The man left a trail of scorch marks and molten plastic behind him. It was yesterday afternoon when Frank Clewer walked into a Warrnambool business and got his first shock. "It sounded almost like a firecracker or something like that," he said. "It was at the reception area. Within say, around five minutes, the carpet started...
  • Power-dressing Aussie leaves trail of destruction

    09/16/2005 1:25:38 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 16 replies · 944+ views
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian man built up a 40,000-volt charge of static electricity in his clothes as he walked, leaving a trail of scorched carpet and molten plastic and forcing firefighters to evacuate a building. Frank Clewer, who was wearing a woollen shirt and a synthetic nylon jacket, was oblivious to the growing electrical current that was building up as his clothes rubbed together. When he walked into a building in the country town of Warrnambool in the southern state of Victoria on Thursday, the electrical charge ignited the carpet. "It sounded almost like a firecracker", Clewer told Australian...
  • War Propaganda (ZOT!!! Warmonger mod drops the bomb.)

    05/03/2004 11:42:06 AM PDT · by raysol · 92 replies · 584+ views
    5/1/04 | Charley Reece
    > > by Charley Reese > > If you step back a moment and think about it, you will realize that you are > constantly being propagandized to approve of war - not just the wars in > Afghanistan and Iraq, but war generically. > > We should resist. War is killing, maiming and disfiguring human beings. It > is so disgusting and horrible in reality that even the most "realistic" > Hollywood movie sanitizes it. The news media sanitize it. The government > sanitizes war because it doesn't want you to see the coffins. Most of all, > it...
  • SARS Virus Dies Earlier When Heat's On (Survives 15 days outside of body)

    06/03/2003 6:30:09 AM PDT · by Judith Anne · 89 replies · 720+ views
    People's Daily ^ | June 3, 2003 | Staff
    The virus of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) can live for up to 15 days without the human body, Chinese scientists have discovered. According to Tuesday's China Daily, the Key Science and Technology Group under the National Task Force for SARS Control and Prevention revealed that the virus can exist in temperatures of 24 degrees Celsius for five days in patients' saliva, mucus andexcrement, 10 days in urine and 15 days in blood. It can live indoors for three days on paper, cotton cloth, wood, metal, plastic and glass surfaces and in soil. Experiments by the group indicate that the...