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If you don't have anything to hide you don't have anything to worry about.

Former Governor Jesse Ventura doesn't have anything to hide, but because of the metal in his body from various surgeries, he always sets off the scanners and is subjected to additional screening. Yesterday he vowed off public flying as long as this TSA obscenity persists due to their mistreatment. I love his quote: "I'd rather face the dangers than lose my freedom." Don't touch my junk or you're going to jail.

Comment Big Brother Doesn't Know How Big He Is (Score 1) 246

This Orwellian government that is taking every opportunity it can to pry into our private lives, increase its control over us, destroy liberty, and ruin our free republic is so out of control. When are people going to wake up and kick the Orwellians out? Let's get back to the Constitutionally-mandated government -- which is what govt. officials are sworn to uphold, but which most ignore, making them liars and traitors. 9/11, which is what spurred their "mandate" to increase Big Brother snooping, was an inside job, designed to do just what they have been doing -- destroying liberty from the inside, having been given their "excuse" to do so. What thinking person can really believe that those three World Trade Center towers could have come down at near free-fall speed (actual free-fall speed in the case of Building 7 that wasn't hit by a plane) without the help of pre-placed demolition charges. It was a conspiracy, and if you keep buying into that lie (that it was just an act by foreign terrorists), you're helping them keep their control over you and us. Big Brother is the terrorist. The ones calling for the war on terror are the terrorists. Get them out. And the government insiders are just puppets for the real criminals calling the shots here, which include the huge banks.

Submission + - Gulf Loop Current Stalled (

An anonymous reader writes: Oceanographic satellite data now shows that as of July 28, the Loop Current in the Gulf of Mexico has stalled as a consequence of the BP oil spill disaster. This according to Dr. Gianluigi Zangari, an Italian theoretical physicist, and major complex and chaotic systems analyst at the Frascati National Laboratories in Italy. He further notes that the effects of this stall have also begun to spread to the Gulf Stream. This is because the Loop Current is a crucial element of the Gulf Stream itself and why it is commonly referred to as the “main engine” of the Stream.The concern now, is whether or not natural processes can re-establish the stalled Loop Current. If not, we could begin to see global crop failures as early as 2011. Shadows of The Day After Tomorrow.

Submission + - BlackBerry encryption 'too secure' (

climenole writes: "Research in Motion, the creator of the widely used enterprise-come-consumer BlackBerry device, has an uncertain position in India. The Indian government’s internal security and intelligence services cannot break the encryption of the device, which makes countering terror threats and national security matters difficult — especially for a region which faces constant threats and attacks from domestic Maoist insurgents and extremist Islamic groups."

Submission + - Hubble accuracy surpassed by earthbound telescope (

randuev writes: High-speed adaptive optics system helped Large Binocular Telescope (on earth) to beat accuracy of Hubble Telescope (space) observations.

"A special sensor detects atmospheric distortions in real time and controls the mirror to adjust its position to compensate, effectively canceling out the blurring. The mirror can make adjustments every one-thousandth of a second, with accuracy to better than ten nanometers (a nanometer is one millionth the size of a millimeter)."

Now, that's what I call real-time. This nifty trick multiplied Strehl ratio (optical quality) of LBT by about 80 times to unprecedented Rayleigh limit. Hope we'll see more space around us in higher resolution on Google Sky.


Submission + - Terawatt Research defies free energy stereotype (

An anonymous reader writes: This overunity magnet motor company, Terawatt Research, LLC of Irvine, California, is opposite the typical "free energy" image. They are low on fluff, have never been in the mainstream press; and they are and high on evidence, including test results from TÜV and UL. Both data plots clearly show performance frequency ranges in which much more energy is produced from the system than what is required to drive the system – at least three-fold. They say they are "harnessing the energy of intermolecular fluctuations." Back in September of 2006 the inventor said in essence that "The basic premise of the technology is that nature seeks symmetry and balance. The symmetry has inner stability. A temporary imbalance imposed wants to return to balance. This force can be harnessed for output energy." On their home page they say: "We developed a technology that allows this oscillation to be permanently harnessed." As another contradiction to typical free energy companies, one of their strategic advisors — not suppressors — served as former director of the CIA and of the FBI. Another contrast is their plush digs in Irvine, Calafornia; compared to a garage, which is the typical free energy inventor's laboratory.

Submission + - TSA To Block Websites With Controversial Opinions (

sterlingda writes: As if our country isn't already galloping toward tyranny, now The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is blocking certain websites from the federal agencyââs computers, including halting access by staffers to any Internet pages that contain a âÅ"controversial opinion,â according to an internal email obtained by CBS News. The new rules came into force on July 1, and prevent TSA employees from accessing such content, though what is deemed âÅ"controversial opinionâ is not explained.

Submission + - Google Sponsors Downwind Faster Than Wind Test (

sterlingda writes: A wind-powered car has been clocked in the US traveling downwind 2.85 times faster than the 13.5 mph wind. The definitive research by Rick Cavallaro of is being funded by Google and Joby Energy. The run should now settle the DWFTTW (down wind faster than the wind) debate that has been raging for some time on the Internet about whether or not such a feat was possible.

Comment Errata from Paul; Collaboration of Fractionating (Score 1) 799

I've added the following to the story:
Errata 5/16/2010:
We originally reported that the main hole was 5 feet in diameter, spewing an estimated 4 barrels per second, with a possible total approaching 1 million barrels/day. The pipe is actually 21 inches in diameter; and the high end estimated total leakage is in the range of 3.4 barrels/day (Ref.). We deeply regret the error.

And I've added this from Paul Noel:
May 15 Update and Correction
Take a look at the May 15 story in the New York Times: Scientists Find Giant Plumes of Oil Forming Under the Gulf.
This represents the oil per my prediction including the distillation that I told you was happening with the tar balls. The stunning implication is that I was wrong in quantity and the leak may in fact be much larger than I said. My curiosity has to do with the motion of these mats. Will they sink or will they warm up and float up somewhere? Big surprises and not fun ones could be in store. I sort of suspect they will hang around and wander for a while and then rise to the surface. (Only a suspicion-- Lets hope it doesn't happen!) Round and round they go, where they stop nobody knows.
Just one mat the size described represents over 240,000 barrels per day over the entire spill duration and the article implies more than one of these! We are absolutely safe to say I am totally confirmed on oil volumes and then some. The article suggests 4 or 5 such mats. If this is so the gush could easily have exceeded 1 million barrels of oil per day.
I can safely say now that if there was any doubt of what I was saying about the leak there should be no doubt now.
On a side note: I just learned from Alabama sources that the situation is far worse than is being portrayed. No facts to describe this except that qualitative analysis.
Sterling the riser is in fact and I was wrong on the size it is a 21 inch riser. Sorry to all but none the less it is massive. Even if the pressure were 20,000 PSI shouldn't that about be Sci-Fi to most people. You don't want to stand in the way of that for sure. I suspect based on the mat sizes that my pressure statements are correct.
The facts are that BP has just kicked out into the ocean a spill that is much more than equal to Exxon Valdez every day for 18 days now. It could be 3 times that every day.
I will say it now and without any reservation: The heads of BP, Haliburton and Transocean should be arrested and tried under the Common Law for crimes against humanity and against nature itself. On conviction they should be executed for their crimes as a monument to corporate management that you should never consider to do such evil deeds again. What has happened here is beyond war crimes. It is absolutely evil what they have done. Silence and no action on this licenses more disasters to come.
BP testimony before Congress states that their worst case was 60,000 Barrels per day. That estimate is at least 7 times too low to account for the now observed facts. I am assuming only one such mat exists for this estimate. I can only guess based on this that my estimates could be low by a very wide margin. I am definitely not high at all.
My apologies for any errors that may have allowed distraction, but this situation is vastly out of hand.
I think if you realize that one mat described is about 1.7 cubic miles in size, and the well keeps on blowing and easily could do this for years, you get a hint of the size of the oil deposit under the Gulf of Mexico. At this rate the Deposit could deliver in 1 year something in the order of 35 cubic miles of oil. It could blow for a decade or more if it is not stopped. It isn't anywhere near out. I just hope they get it corked up shortly. That relief well they are drilling could blowout too!
I told you there was a "dragon" down there! [Symbolism] I have warned people that he has only nipped us. [Symbolism]
This is by no means the limit of this deposit. You could get many times this much out of the deposit. The facts that have now come to light should absolutely settle once and for all the following facts.
[1]There is no energy shortage.
[2] The oil men have been manipulating us terribly for decades.
[3] That solving the energy needs of the world using oil is too costly and unbelievably dangerous for us in so many ways that only a crazy person would try.
[4] Alternative energy is a much better option.
[5] If I was wrong it was because I was too conservative. ...

A warning here: The removal of 2 cubic miles of oil from this deposit is setting us up for a sea floor collapse. We could see earthquakes, tsunami and worse. We may get by with very little or no problem but the risk grows each passing day. I do not want to predict such. I only say they are possible. Action at Petronius nearby has in the past caused 4.0 earthquakes and near Atmore Alabama they also caused similar earthquakes. I think the shifts and energies there were actually much lower.
Please note the discussion of depletion of Oxygen in the water columns in the article. This spill is going to assassinate sea life in massive quantities. Unaccounted for in their studies is the massive quantity of natural gas escaping which is probably even more damaging in this respect than is the release of oil.
I know I have sounded insane to some. I wish I was wrong. I wish above all things that this could get stopped up and we could at least begin the process of recovery.
Sterling: It was a bit of hyperbole that this could kill all life in the oceans but now it seems more like the plague in the bible where a 1/3 of living things in the sea died and the sea became as blood. I am not trying to say it is that bad, but it is awful. People have to understand the massive dangers here.
All of this having been said, I am not against deep sea drilling. I am in favor of strict safety management of the oil drillers. I am in favor of being more careful. I have nice words to say about the heroism and bravery of the oilmen who risk their lives in trying to get us oil. I am dead set against the killing of our earth in a reckless mad rush for saving a few dollars on the way. We demand safety of our Airlines, how much more should we demand of these people.
A painful analysis of the energy situation has to be made. Mankind must turn away from oil but in turning away it will take 50 or 60 years to make the turn. Until that time we will need oil. This is something that will take much time and effort. It is the work of lifetimes. I have supreme confidence that we have the ability to do this. But even the best solutions require much time. We have to start the journey. It is time for us to head for the land where we will be Beyond Petroleum and not with BP. Wasting time here only assures more sorrows.

Comment Re:Paul is ahead of the class, not behind (Score 0, Troll) 799

I didn't say he was an expert because of what his Dad did. I said he's brilliant and the kind of person who is way ahead of the class. Who his dad is contributed to that. Look at how far ahead he was of the slashdot crowd on the "Wilma the Capacitor" story published in 2006 at just recently confirmed by science in April He was totally lambasted by people such as you in Slashdot in 2006

Comment Re:Paul is ahead of the class, not behind (Score 1) 799

My schooling including graduate work was in the biological sciences. My career is in renewable energy. The college traning has been helpful; but not having a college degree in one's area of professional interest does not disqualify one from being able to learn and become very knowledgeable in a field. The experts in the oil industry are not talking. They are cowards.

Comment Re:Paul is ahead of the class, not behind (Score 0, Flamebait) 799

You can't dismiss the evidence that this guy is an information spunge and far ahead of the class in his drive to do things.
"I was doing College level Chemistry by 5th Grade. I was doing rocketry, mapping and a lot more before high school. I was breeding plants before I was 11. My bedroom was a radio station for 8 years (Ham) during the time I built transmitters, antenna and receivers."
He's in the far upper reaches of the bell curve in nerd world.

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