NASA Clears the Air on Low-Energy Nukes

by W.F. Price on January 14, 2012

Following Monday’s post on a potential new energy source, NASA released a short, hastily-produced video to give laymen an idea of what we might expect from the new technology. It seems last week saw an increase in queries to various agencies concerning LENR (low energy nuclear reaction), which prompted NASA to release the clip on Thursday.

Dr. Zawodny confirms that in time we should be able to use safe nuclear reactors in our homes for heat and power generation. I’ve embedded the YouTube version (NASA hosts the video here):

Having recently joked to my son that “daddy will get a nuclear-powered car” I now find myself in the position of being able to tell him that he may well be riding a nuclear-powered bicycle in the not-too-distant future.

Actually, if Zawodny is correct, this will be as revolutionary to power generation as the internet has been to media. It’s a good analogy, but the economic implications could be even more profound, as energy is an even more important factor than the free flow of information.

It’s good to know that the men at NASA and SPAWAR are on the ball here and keeping us up to date on this enormously important research.

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Jim January 14, 2012 at 09:08

This will be bigger than the internet. I need more information.

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Fourmyle of Ceres January 14, 2012 at 09:08

It’s cool they’re doing research into this. It might amount to something one day. I’m still skeptical of near-term deployment though. The Rossi device has never been independently verified to produce excess heat, and his business plans and explanations of how his devices work keep changing.

My theory is that there’s something there, there. Probably something that occasionally pings the lab equipment. But that no one is really sure how it works, or how to get results conisistently.

And Rossi does not instill confidence. He’s been jailed for fraud before, when he claimed to turn garbage into fuel. His “results” have only been published in the “journal” he started himself in 2010 purposely to publish it. The “demonstrations” of his devices were only in his own facilities and run by him. Never in a respectable third-party University, government, or corporate lab.

Anyway. Don’t want to rag on the guy too hard. So far he hasn’t taken anyone else’s money. Might be legit. But so far, very shady. I wouldn’t give him any money until I’ve seen his devices on the market, producing heat.

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Charles Martel January 14, 2012 at 09:35

A water heater sized device that generates household electrical power and provides hot water with, I infer, no external power inputs? Hard to know what to say about this, other than it looks too good to be true.

But…….“Everything that can be invented has been invented.”…..Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Patent Office, 1899.

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Aharon January 14, 2012 at 09:41

“be riding a nuclear-powered bicycle”

I hope not. Kids need all the exercise they can get.

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keyster January 14, 2012 at 10:12

I can’t help but think of Nikola Tesla.

“Because of his eccentric personality and his seemingly unbelievable and sometimes bizarre claims about possible scientific and technological developments, Tesla was ultimately ostracized and regarded as a mad scientist by many late in his life. He died without much money to his name.”

He invented alternating current. To this day no one can explain exactly how the relationship of voltage and current works; it’s theoretical. We see it, we can measure it, we can control it…but don’t fully understand it at an atomic level.

I remember when Ken Olsen, the President and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., scoffed at the idea everyone would have their own personal computers and that they’d all be interconnected (without the need for a mainframe or a DEC Mini-computer system). That was 30 years ago.

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Ryu January 14, 2012 at 10:34

Ah, NASA. I see they can’t get away from their AA policies even for 2 minutes. Couldn’t just have a white scientist, they also needed a black voice over. Well, at least they are inclusive, diverse and tolerant.

I don’t have much esteem for NASA. Their primary mission now is to help muslims. The new ideal: not outer space, but human equality and polical correctness. Our ambitions have shrunk.

If you’d really like some heat from nuclear reactions, no need to look to this new technology! Get some nuclear waste, which can put out terrific amounts of heat. James Lovelock has asked for all the nuclear waste he can get so that he can heat his house.

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Observer January 14, 2012 at 10:45

Yeah, good thing SPAWARs budget was one of the first things cut for our ‘new defense strategy’. The Chinese are probably thrilled to learn that DDG 130 won’t have a Railgun main battery and free electron laser for close in defense.

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keyster January 14, 2012 at 11:40

“I see they can’t get away from their AA policies even for 2 minutes.”

It was an extremely homogeneous, politically incorrect, group of nerdy white guys that took us to the Moon. The painful lengths that NASA has gone towards “embracing diversity” and meeting federal government imposed “guidelines” for “hiring standards” (quotas), since that time is staggering. The last several Shuttle crews could easily be stock photo models from Encorpera.

And we now find ourselves with a diminishing Space Program.
I wonder if the Chinese have quotas.

“Mr. Tang, it appears our space program is not composed of a diversity of people that best represents our population. We will need to hire some Mongol and Tibetan to please these groups.”
“But sir, what about women? We’re experiencing quiet a bit of grief from a women’s rights group in Bejing right now.”
“Ahh, that’s simple Mr. Tang. Be sure and hire only female Mongels and Tibetans, this will keep everyone happy.”
“But sir, there are no Mongol or Tibetan women qualified to work in our space program!”
“The only qualification necessary Mr. Tang, is that they look Mongol or Tibetan and that they’re female. We will have them visibly present in any PR or outreach programs with our media. Until then, make up some positions for them such as “Director of Administration”. It’s important we keep our liberal grievance groups happy or they will complain to the government and we’ll have messy lawsuits and lose funding.”
“I’ll get right on it sir!”

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Doug1 January 14, 2012 at 11:51

I sounded to me like this NASA guy was just speculating.

Nothing like a working model.

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W.F. Price January 14, 2012 at 11:52

I wonder if the Chinese have quotas.

-keyster

Yes, they do. But they also promote ethnocentrism and Han supremacism at the same time. It’s an explosive combo, as the recent disturbances in Xinjiang and Tibet have demonstrated.

WdF January 14, 2012 at 12:13

This video reminds me of the advertisement for nuclear power I saw in my childhood: Small, clean, resource efficient power plants. Low temperature nuclear power plants exist, they are called atomic battery, and are used to power satellites. The only drawback is, they are not clean; people are always worried when an nuclear powered satellite falls out of orbit. And while they could be used to heat scuba divers in cold water, people hesitate to attach an nuclear power plant to their belt, that is only shielded by half an inch of lead.

The second thing I find strange about that video is the fact, that the majority of the time, they talk about possible uses – most people in the West could come up with a list of uses for a power source. They talk very little however about how they want to produce that power.

They also say something about surface plasmon polaritons, which have to do with light. NASA however claims their technology uses neutrons. So this information isn’t very enlightening.

The whole thing also reminds me of the warnings I received when I was a child: Never to trust people, who come to me with an absolutely safe, high yield investment, high yield always comes with high risk. Well, that doesn’t apply here, but another warning: Never to trust people who claim they invented a method for cold nuclear fusion. To ignite a hydrogen bomb you need a nuclear bomb, that much energy is needed, and chemical processes can’t deliver it. Since mankind built hydrogen bombs successfully, I think scientists have some grasp on the process, and if they say, it doesn’t work, then…

…then they were possibly wrong, but I want more than a video listing possible uses for that technology and contradictory information to believe somebody made it happen.

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Senior Manchild January 14, 2012 at 12:28

I just went and told my S.O. about this story, she might have been about a tenth as excited by this new development as I am. Thanks for sharing Mr. Price; knowledge of such advances fires even the minds of the relatively uninformed such as myself.

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W.F. Price January 14, 2012 at 12:37

I just went and told my S.O. about this story, she might have been about a tenth as excited by this new development as I am. Thanks for sharing Mr. Price; knowledge of such advances fires even the minds of the relatively uninformed such as myself.

-Senior Manchild

Yeah, it’s been one of my interests for a while. Well, to be precise, I was more of a conventional nuclear power advocate (seemed more realistic).

I know it’s a bit off topic, but this could be big news, and I can’t make myself ignore it. If NASA is coming out with such an endorsement of the technology, they must know it works (and they probably have access to a working model). The alternative – that they are running a scam themselves – just doesn’t seem likely. But who knows?

Raj January 14, 2012 at 12:45

If powers that be are smart, which I’m sure they are, they will learn from the Internet phenomenon (lack of control) and ensure proper controls are in place to ensure any such technology can be regulated, profited from and discontinued if need be.

Also it must not cut into existing sources of revenue (Petroleum based energy), so I don’t think we will see it anytime soon as long as oil keeps flowing.

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BoxANT January 14, 2012 at 13:36

Well, I have my fingers crossed, this could be truly awesome. However, I don’t think I will sell my oil plants just yet.

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freebird January 14, 2012 at 13:45

When I saw the headline I had thought this article was about ultra-mini nuke weapons.

20 years ago there were article stating that that low yield mini nukes had been built as small as 20mm cannon shell,with nukes as small as .50 Browning in the works.
No news since then,in fact an erasing of the old news..

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Rus January 14, 2012 at 13:55

Yeah, I don’t buy it. Numbers, equations, that sort of stuff. You know, Science!

And that NASA is backing it means absolutelyfucking nothing. They no longer have the capability to launch a person out of the atmosphere, they are just another PC group.

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E January 14, 2012 at 13:55

Ryu

I don’t have much esteem for NASA. Their primary mission now is to help muslims. The new ideal: not outer space, but human equality and polical correctness. Our ambitions have shrunk.

In all fairness NASA is a government agency therefore it must bend with the political winds regardless of the direction. But yes I see what you’re saying if I was born with a high level IQ, I would NOT waste my time working for NASA. It is no longer a place for innovation.

BTW I checked the official NASA website and searched for “LENR” and not surprising I didn’t get much results. This reminds me I once had a discussion with a flaming Liberal trying to explain to me how foolish the Libertarian position was in regards to certain key issues: environment, taxes, etc… I listened patiently allowing the person have their full say. Afterwards I asked the person who told you that, where did you hear that from? The person stumbled. I asked, “You mean you never thought to check the Libertarian website to find out what Libertarianism was about?”

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Bsimpson January 14, 2012 at 14:01

This is completely off topic, but I just found this out. Talk about knowing the world has gone astray, this women plans on suing a dead guy’s estate for child support.

http://www.deadseriousnews.com/?p=524

The twist is, the guy was dead when he impregnated her…

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nosey January 14, 2012 at 14:16

keyster January 14, 2012 at 11:40
“””“I see they can’t get away from their AA policies even for 2 minutes.”
It was an extremely homogeneous, politically incorrect, group of nerdy white guys that took us to the Moon. The painful lengths that NASA has gone towards “embracing diversity” and meeting federal government imposed “guidelines” for “hiring standards” (quotas), since that time is staggering.””””

What, they didn’t take your white mother and sister on in this manner ?

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Wobbegong January 14, 2012 at 14:29

Even if true i don’t think much will come of it. There’s too many vested interests making too much money and having too much control. Look at the family court, that ain’t changing even though it wrecking entire nations.

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Rocco January 14, 2012 at 14:29

If I were the PTB, knowing supply and demand, I would tell people we are running out of fuel, the black stuff they see is evil and causes “the sickness with no known cause” in this case cancer then, if they still don’t drive up the price I would tell them the world is comming to an end, we must raise fuel prices…..we never actually suggest limiting driving.

Then my super dooper power cell would be worth quite a bundle.

I am a fan of nuclear power france style. I know there are problems but we will perfect the process in 50 years and the waste is nothing compared to the amont of radioactive material spewed up by the trans atlantic rift every day……..but those are uncomfortable facts.

But I’m no expert.

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JR January 14, 2012 at 14:40

Good god why do they always post a picture of a 20 year old Semi tractor that has been SPECIFICALLY MODIFIED to produce black smoke??!?

Brand new over the road trucks are do goddamn clean you could heat your home directly from the exhaust flow. (well.. once you added oxygen to breathe that is…)

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Rocco January 14, 2012 at 14:43

OT

Our good friend Hugo Schittbage showing up to tell men that they can’t be “rape” raped because it they got an erection.

Does that mean a man with a clear cut diagnosis of erectile dysfunction, if he can prove no viagra, cannot, by Hugo’s definition, be a rapist?

The mind boggles.

http://www.rolereboot.org/sex-and-relationships/details/2012-01-erections-arent-consent-what-the-new-fbi-definitions

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Rocco January 14, 2012 at 16:31

OT

Second Titanic. Italian cruise ship sinks and crew wases precious time seperating families so the

WOMEN could get on first.

I fucking hate feminism.

I hope the Captain fries and love that the article caught that:

Accounts of the chaos from many of the 3,200 passengers were reminiscent of a maritime disaster 100 years ago this April — the loss of the RMS Titanic.

“For me, the worst part of the whole ordeal” was when a lifeboat crew member told those boarding that it was “women and children first,” said passenger Benji Smith of Boston.

“All these families who were clinging to each other had to be separated,” Smith told CNN.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/14/world/europe/italy-cruise-deaths/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

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greyghost January 14, 2012 at 17:01

Welmer Price I do Like the idea of an independant power source. One could have a house in the woods or on some property and be completely “off grid” Grow your own crops dig your own well and have the power to pump the water without any outside knowledge. With satelite comunication and cell phones one could just have an internet comnnection and be gone.
Also makes for good way to utilize an electric atv. Imagine life as a squater in an abandond area of a wasted city. MGTOW in full independant luxury.

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greyghost January 14, 2012 at 17:07

Bsimpson
Keep an eye on that story. I think this sick bitch has come up with a new way to fleece men. Minor victims of statutory by their teachers already pay their rapest child support. I see a new divorce perk for the mothers will be manditory life insurance or some other crap for the payer. with the state getting a cut.

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Joe January 14, 2012 at 17:11

@BSimpson – the necrophiliac pregnancy story is a satire/hoax.

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greyghost January 14, 2012 at 17:14

It has to be

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greyghost January 14, 2012 at 17:15

But you know what half of the shit that is law now was satire at one time

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Aharon January 14, 2012 at 18:33

“Ah, NASA. I see they can’t get away from their AA policies even for 2 minutes. Couldn’t just have a white scientist, they also needed a black voice over.”

Luke Skywalker’s father, Darth Vader, was played using the voice of black actor James Earl Jones by an white English sword master with the use of a white actor’s face. White anglo-looking American and European actors and actresses have portrayed for decades screen characters of Asian, Latin, Arab, Native and South Asian Indian backgrounds. Is it really that big of an issue that NASA used a black voice over?

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Rocco January 14, 2012 at 18:52

OT

So they finally charged the brand new unltra-liberal with DV based on video made by his neighbor, a head of the local NOW chapter, a fact the article leaves off.

The wife denies, he’s also acused of child abuse because the kid saw it.

Now he lost his kid, his wife and faces jail……….all brought by his political opponents looking into his window with video survalience.

This is beyone tha pall…..maybe men in power will start to get the message.

His wife spoke briefly but with emotion.

“This is unbelievable,” she said. “I don’t have any complaint against my husband. This is unbelievable.”

A neighbor reported that Mirkarimi grabbed and bruised Eliana Lopez’s arm during a heated argument at their home, according to a police affidavit.

The injury was shown on a video recorded by the neighbor, and a text message conversation between Lopez and the neighbor included details of the incident, according to the affidavit requesting a search warrant to obtain the video camera and phone.

Lopez, a former Venezuelan telenovela star, defended her husband in a written statement, saying the episode was “completely taken out of context.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/01/14/new-san-francisco-sheriff-charged-with-domestic-violence/#ixzz1jUX1JfNm

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Rocco January 14, 2012 at 18:54

Sorry, in my first sentence that was Elected Sheriff of San Fransisco….and this happened today.

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Bsimpson January 14, 2012 at 19:37

OT,

Yeah, I’m hoping it’s fake too.

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Bsimpson January 14, 2012 at 19:40

OT
Yeah it’s fake. I should have checked the source….

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Oddsock January 14, 2012 at 19:43

Necrophilia is dead boring anyway !

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Aharon January 14, 2012 at 19:48

Rocco,

Thanks for the links to news vids on the cruise ship crap; ‘women and children first’ and to the story on San Francisco’s Sheriff.

It is good and surprising that the news about the cruise ship actually reported men separated from families in a critical way. In this age, why should women’s lives be held more precious than men and why should men step aside to die for womyn?

It is a hoot that SF’s Mangina Sheriif is now getting a painful taste of what he has supported for so long. The comments at the sfgate.com are liberal lynch mob ‘he’s guilty’ ‘screw the innocent until proven guilty’ concept.

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tweell January 14, 2012 at 20:00

For folks interested in Tesla and other early scientists harnessing ‘free’ energy, I recommend http://dragon-bottomfeeder.blogspot.com/ as a useful starting point. In his archives he has a nice diagram and explanation of how to make Tesla’s radiant energy patent work, and there’s some other stuff like how to get power out of the AM spectrum.

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Cloudswrest January 14, 2012 at 20:53

It’s easy to generate lots of clean power by transmuting various selected elements with neutrons. The only problem is getting a cheap source of neutrons. The only known cheap source of neutrons is nuclear fission. Perhaps we can boost the power output of fission reactors by incorporating selected materials into the control rods, and getting more power for the same amount of nuclear fuel and waste product.

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Dan January 14, 2012 at 21:05

I’ll believe it when I see it.
There has been literally dozens of these
“free, cheap, easy, economical, portable,
ubiquitous, safe, compact, history changing”
gadgets announced over the course of my life.

Very few have come to fruition in any form
remotely resembling the build up and hype.
This is no different.

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W.F. Price January 14, 2012 at 21:22

So they finally charged the brand new unltra-liberal with DV based on video made by his neighbor, a head of the local NOW chapter, a fact the article leaves off.

The wife denies, he’s also acused of child abuse because the kid saw it.

Now he lost his kid, his wife and faces jail……….all brought by his political opponents looking into his window with video survalience.

This is beyone tha pall…..maybe men in power will start to get the message.

His wife spoke briefly but with emotion.

“This is unbelievable,” she said. “I don’t have any complaint against my husband. This is unbelievable.”

A neighbor reported that Mirkarimi grabbed and bruised Eliana Lopez’s arm during a heated argument at their home, according to a police affidavit.

-Rocco

Yeah, they charge you with child abuse if your kid sees any “DV” incident, no matter how minor (e.g. grabbed a phone or poked a shoulder in an argument).

Anyway, the neighbor, judging from her style (pardon the stereotype, but she really looks like a slut — especially for SF), probably hated Mirkarimi’s wife, and did this to screw her over. Women can be wicked that way. Mirkarimi’s wife knows now (too late, too bad) that she’ll be finished in society following this incident, which is why she’s defending her husband. As a Latina, she probably never expected that picking a fight with her husband (I suspect she started it) could lead to her family’s destruction and her own personal disgrace.

American society is really, truly brutal. Absolutely merciless. To see people cheering it on when a family is destroyed for such a minor incident pretty much shows us for what we are, but Mirkarimi was part of it, so it’s hard to feel sorry for the guy.

Aharon January 14, 2012 at 22:02

The para below is taken from the SF NOW site by the chapter president endorsing Mirkarimi.

SHERIFF
“I am voting for Ross Mirkarimi for Sheriff and am recommending the CANOW PAC to support him too. Ross is a progressive favorite for a reason — he is the real thing. Feminists know that public safety is the fundamental building block upon which a civil society is built. Ross knows that peace in our city begins with foot patrol police who walk, laugh and receive the eye-to-eye thanks from the grateful community they protect. Peace in our communities and justice for all people — rich and poor — is Ross’ goal. As we see how our police department respects and protects the #Occupy, I am reminded that electing Ross Mirkarimi as Sheriff will further San Francisco’s global status as a community peace role model.”
http://www.sfnow.org/endorsements.cfm

San Francisco has lots of crime (and terrible drivers who run over pedestrians). It’s brought about by too much toleration, too much diversity, and too much gun control. SF government and society is kind to the cruel which results in cruelty to the kind.

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evilwhitemalempire January 14, 2012 at 22:19

Heh, in the 90′s it was life on Mars.
Oh, look at the little wormy lookin’ things! (a tenth the size of the smallest single celled microbes!) There just might be life on Mars. So won’t y’all give us some more money pleeeeese?

Now cash strapped NASA is getting on the bandwagon with all the magnet motor builders that have conned their way through engineering history.

We are witnessing the breakdown of NASA as a respectable institution of science and technology.

Quite surprising that so many of you that see through women so well can’t see through this.

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Umslopogaas January 15, 2012 at 01:13

Truly I, too, have my doubts about this story.

On the other hand I *want* it to be for real. It would be such a boon for everyone, really.

It would destroy the power of Islam (no more high priced oil) and simultaneously allow millions of MGTOW to opt out of the grid entirely.

Hell it might even revolutionize and reinvigorate the US Space Program (new and stronger propulsion types).

To me the ultimate MGTOW would be for us men to leave this godforsaken planet, to even leave our crappy solar system.

We could be like ‘Serenity’ in ‘Firefly’. Slipping away, breaking free and dissapearing into the voids of space. Proxima Centauri might suffice. Find a new planet, start a new civilization.

A man can dream, can’t he?

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Philip January 15, 2012 at 02:55

If that is a true discovery you would have thought they would be more excited about it.
Lots of wishful thinking and not much else, if you ask me.

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E January 15, 2012 at 02:57

Rocco

If I were the PTB, knowing supply and demand, I would tell people we are running out of fuel, the black stuff they see is evil and causes “the sickness with no known cause” in this case cancer then, if they still don’t drive up the price I would tell them the world is comming to an end, we must raise fuel prices…..we never actually suggest limiting driving.

Why not just tell the exact same story but replace the word oil for something else like sugar. If you can corner the the entire sugar market you can drive up the price. You can give yourself a new name like “The Sugar Daddy” and demand people address you by your proper title of respect before you give them their alloted rations.

So my question to you is why the fascination with crude oil, why not sugar?

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aussieguy January 15, 2012 at 03:16

This is a better video (scientific seminar) of the last 20 yrs.
=> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VymhJCcNBBc

Goes for an hour. The stuff they do here is repeatable and tested by others around the world. (USA, Japan, China, Russia, etc.)

Its the first stepping stones. Don’t expect miracles. Stuff like this takes many years to develop into a commerically viable solution.

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Aharon January 15, 2012 at 03:20

“So my question to you is why the fascination with crude oil, why not sugar?”

Sugar is (like many other commodities) a good investment.

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Snark January 15, 2012 at 04:19

Guys, opportunity here which I’ve written about today on my blog

http://mensvoices.wordpress.com/

Rape Is No Joke (RINJ), a victim advocacy group, has come out against false rape claims. Not only do they acknowledge that false rape claims are a serious issue (unlike most other victim advocacy groups which tend to ignore it altogether), they actually advocate for stricter laws against false accusers:

“We submit that the number of false allegations of rape is small but that in each case the consequences are horrific and create a victim who in some minds is no less damaged than a rape victim. We further advance that the penalty for a person convicted of making false allegations of rape be commensurate with those issued to actual rape offenders.”

Important activism opportunity: anyone wishing to participate in the discussion may do so on RINJ’s “Sex Assault Is No Joke” Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/rape.is.no.joke

Any person or organization wishing to submit a brief may do so in MS Word format to [email protected].

Why not take this opportunity to tell RINJ how right they are?

Let’s get MRAs onto this en masse.

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AfOR January 15, 2012 at 05:46

Dumb motherfuckers one and all.

US$ 500 to the first one who can post a working link to this video hosted by NASA on their own servers, which is, you know, what they do with ALL the shit that they actually release….

News at 11, NASA admits reading The Spearhead enlarges your penis by on average 4cm, viagra industry suppresses this shock free penis enlargement discovery…

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albert magnus January 15, 2012 at 07:22

What he is talking about is arranging a plasma around a target (say nickel) and the plasma will have some collective properties that will push some of the electrons to high enough velocities they can penetrate the nuclear electromagnetic field and undergo a nuclear (technically a weak-force) process called electron capture. Electron capture changes a proton to a neutron. The neutron then escapes the nucleus and decays back into a proton and some excess gamma rays (where the energy comes from).

The likely problem in this is that the electron plasma is likely to produce very, very few of the high energy electrons that will undergo this process. Also, the weak-nuclear processes are much less efficient at producing energy than say a fission or fusion process.

In short, the LENR he is talking about is not unscientific, but its a (most likely) a very small scale process that likely won’t replace conventional forms of energy production.

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albert magnus January 15, 2012 at 07:31

If you are into energy geek-ery you might want to keep an eye on the following:

General Fusion is a company using mechanical means to create fusion
http://www.generalfusion.com/

National Ignition Facility tries to generate fusion with lasers
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Ignition_Facility

Polywell fusion uses an unconventional magnetic field to create nuclear collisions
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polywell

I’m a fan of just making fission safer (and more modular), so here’s a link to hypothetical nuclear fission designs.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_IV_reactor

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Rocco January 15, 2012 at 08:27

OT

Supreme court: 50,000 dads in jail on any given day for child support.

No attorney, no hearing, no evidence, no due process….feminism has set us back 200 years in judicial progress.

http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2012/01/13/an-estimated-50000-persons-are-kept-in-jail-or-in-prison-on-any-given-day-in-the-u-s-for-child-support-arrears/

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RL January 15, 2012 at 08:48

It seems women don’t like equality if it does not serve them: ‘Any “MAN” who pushes forward ahead of children, women and disabled people who cannot help themselves, in such a situation is a COWARD. The values of chivalry and good manners ought to survive, no matter what the loony equality lot say. There was a time when any man doing that would’ve been shot by an officer trying to maintain order.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2086826/Costa-Concordia-survivors-nightmare-scenes-people-fought-escape-sinking-cruise-ship.html

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American January 15, 2012 at 08:58

fantastic, destabilizing atoms by bombarding them with neutrons instead of electrons. Controlled de-stabilization of atoms will be the energy source that opens up the universe to space travel.

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W.F. Price January 15, 2012 at 09:06

Dumb motherfuckers one and all.

US$ 500 to the first one who can post a working link to this video hosted by NASA on their own servers, which is, you know, what they do with ALL the shit that they actually release….

-AfOR

Link’s already in the article, AfOR…

Oddsock January 15, 2012 at 09:30

Dumb motherfuckers one and all.

US$ 500 to the first one who can post a working link to this video hosted by NASA on their own servers, which is, you know, what they do with ALL the shit that they actually release….

-AfOR

Link’s already in the article, AfOR…

OooH ! Now you’ve done it Mr Price. He really hates having the obvious pointed out to him lol.

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Rocco January 15, 2012 at 09:34

Wow Price, when I read that I didn’t put it together. Maybe what I think is me acting honorably is me just being naive.

It never occured to me she was in cahouts with the neighbor, I thought, they had a fight, the nieghbor took out her camera then they texted, “everthing ok”.

In re-reading this it’s clear your correct. She was setting her husband up with the neighbor and for some reason is backing out…..did she think they would make her treasurer of the NOW office and that that was more important than her husband and children……then, on a New Years, conspire with her ultra-feminist neighbor to bring him down because he thinks he’s so important because he won an election…..

….damn, I forgot what it was like to be married.

This, guys is what marriage is like today….it’s a battlefield.

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MRA January 15, 2012 at 10:24

This is way OT but heck is to epic

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2086928/Costa-Concordia-Sinking-cruise-ship-survivors-nightmare-scenes.html

‘Forget women and children first, it was every man for himself’: Cruise liner survivors describe nightmare scenes as people fought to escape sinking ship

Read the comments of women complaining about chivalry and feminism.

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MRA January 15, 2012 at 10:29

“Fathers desperate to be with their families ignored the order that women and children should go first”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2086928/Costa-Concordia-Sinking-cruise-ship-survivors-nightmare-scenes.html#ixzz1jYLDlvlQ

Fuck you, men are not longer self-sacrifice for the empowered and independent womyn.

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Charles Martel January 15, 2012 at 11:02

AfOR
Dumb motherfuckers one and all.
US$ 500 to the first one who can post a working link to this video hosted by NASA on their own servers, which is, you know, what they do with ALL the shit that they actually release….

Well, as Bill has said, the link to this video hosted on NASA Langley’s Technology Gateway is in the original article. Please let us know when you have made your $500 contribution to The Spearhead.

I’m a smart guy but one of the most important things I’ve learned as I’ve grown older is that I’m not as smart as I once thought I was.

The video finesses the key issue by avoiding the $64,000 question of where the excess neutrons come from. This still looks to me like a highly theoretical lab-scale effect which is very far from the basis for an easily manufacturable working device.

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RhettOrician January 15, 2012 at 12:30

I would take this with a whopping grain of salt. NASA has become deeply politicized, and is a cheer leader for the whole climate change thing. NASA scientist James Hansen is a democratic activist who has worked with Al Gore, and incited people to sabotage coal power plants.

Obama has basically terminated the U.S. space program, turned NASA into a propaganda tool for environmentalists, and his head of NASA practically prostituted himself to Islam when he took office. (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/05/nasa-chief-frontier-better-relations-muslims/)

The Obamites are desperate to stop all forms of conventional energy use. But to do that, they have to offer up some red-herring as an alternative, while they shut down regular production and power plants.

They were pushing wind and solar power, but nobody is buying that after Solyndra, so conveniently, NASA comes out with some imaginary wonder-power for everyone to point to as the next “green” power technology.

“We don’t need new oil drilling or pipelines, or coal mining or nuclear power, or dams, because NASA has this new-fangled wonder-power machine that we think will be ready for deployment in 2020, rendering all that other stuff obsolete.”

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Oddsock January 15, 2012 at 12:31

Charles

You are still a smart guy, I suspect you have simply added wisdom and humility.

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Aharon January 15, 2012 at 12:40

“There are NO feminists in a house fire”. Equality means your humanity is no more valuable than a mans. It’s the world you wanted, no cherry-picking. “Chivalry is dead, and women killed it”.

The above is one of the many comments following the story of the cruise ship sinking at the Daily Mail.

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Charles Martel January 15, 2012 at 12:42

If only. Best boss I ever had (at a Fortune 5 company) was uber-smart. Took a class once with one of the leading lights of the Human Genome Project. He was a hell of a nice guy but boy did he make me feel dumb. Both of these guys were Jewish, btw. And the list goes on. When you run into highly functional people with 170-180 IQs it’s pretty awe-inspiring.

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Oddsock January 15, 2012 at 13:23

Charles

During my first week of teaching also my first teaching post I was taken aside by the SEO ( Senior Exec Officer ) at the end of a lesson
he explained. The student nor the UK government wants or needs to know how smart you are or how good you are. You was selected initially from many applicants because of your knowlege/skill. That part is settled. ( My ego was through the roof ) The following 18 month selection process was all about seeing if you had the ability to pass on your skills. He added, a strict no no is making your student feel less than or stupid etc. Only bad teachers do such a thing and they do not last long in this environment. My sin? I was so busy showing off at how smart I was I had completely forgotten about the students ability and my aims and objectives etc. In short, I was being totally unprofessional and stupid.

We often find such people pretending to be teachers, when in fact, they only wish to tell the world what a smart arse they are. Actually, I have witnessed such people being reduced to a nervous wreck when a student, sometimes an experienced teacher stops the ego display and asks; ok we all know how smart you are but how good a teacher are you ?

It is often said that when you become a teacher you will learn more about yourself than ever before. It can be quite life changing.

I can tell you, I have had my eye wiped a number of times. Meaning just when you think you are the dogs bollocks, along comes some guy, often a student and proves you are anything but the dogs bollocks. This is where I learned humilty and often embarrassingly so.

Ego is the biggest obstacle to peronal growth.

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E January 15, 2012 at 13:45

Charles Martel

Well, as Bill has said, the link to this video hosted on NASA Langley’s Technology Gateway is in the original article. Please let us know when you have made your $500 contribution to The Spearhead.

If you look at your mouse (computer mouse) you will notice there are 2 buttons on it. Put the pointer over the video and press the right mouse button. A menu will open up with a selection “Copy video URL”
hmmm
This appears to be a youtube video posted by somebody who goes by the name of “FreeEnergyTruth”
*rolls eyes*
Correct me if I’m wrong folks but NASA’s official channel on youtube is “NASAtelevision” NOT “FreeEnergyTruth”
It looks like AfOR doesn’t have to write that $500 check after all.

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W.F. Price January 15, 2012 at 14:00

If you look at your mouse (computer mouse) you will notice there are 2 buttons on it. Put the pointer over the video and press the right mouse button. A menu will open up with a selection “Copy video URL”
hmmm
This appears to be a youtube video posted by somebody who goes by the name of “FreeEnergyTruth”
*rolls eyes*
Correct me if I’m wrong folks but NASA’s official channel on youtube is “NASAtelevision” NOT “FreeEnergyTruth”
It looks like AfOR doesn’t have to write that $500 check after all.

-E

E, it’s a copy of the NASA site’s video, which I linked in the line directly preceding the youtube version in the parentheses.

This is the url in the parentheses:

http://technologygateway.nasa.gov/media/CC/lenr/lenr.html

That’s a NASA subdomain — on NASA servers.

Oddsock January 15, 2012 at 14:07

E

“Ego is the biggest obstacle to peronal growth”

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Taqman January 15, 2012 at 14:11

“Fathers desperate to be with their families ignored the order that women and children should go first”

I saw the pictures of those women on that link. What kind of man would sacrifice himself for those skanks?

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Aharon January 15, 2012 at 14:14

“Ego is the biggest obstacle to peronal growth.”

@Oddsock,

Killing one’s ego is an important lesson or step to personal growth as is the parable of emptying one’s teacup so to have room in the mind for new knowledge to pour in. One of my university teacher’s was a brilliant Rhodes scholar. He was definitely pompous and arrogant. He could not communicate with or listen to his students. I dropped the class.

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American January 15, 2012 at 14:25

There state and federal “pork Bloating dollars” to be had to arrest innocent men on domestic violence charges. As Americans, we need to “Take back the pork” that fuels these perversions of the course of justice.

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Oddsock January 15, 2012 at 14:26

Aharon

Correct, I have seen such a thing in various academic enviros. Sometimes they will fly into a rage if they are questioned or proven wrong about a topic. It actually says quite a lot about their ego and true self worth.

The problem with the world is too much ego. It is often used alongside self esteem. Self worth is what men need not ego or esteem, they are just more slave driving affirmations but still painful for most to let go.

A mystic once said; the fools battle with each others ego, the sage battles with his own.

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Aharon January 15, 2012 at 14:36

“A mystic once said; the fools battle with each others ego, the sage battles with his own”.

Oddsock,

Agreed, self-worth is good for a man while ego and self-esteem enslave a man’s true and authentic potential. To paraphrase a famous line in the Hindi Bhagavad Gita; “greater is the man who defeats the enemy within himself than the man who defeats a million enemies on the battlefield”.

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Oddsock January 15, 2012 at 14:42

Aharon

This is the amazing thing. The great mystics from all the known major religions and crossing centuries all try and tell us the same thing.

I would like one day to get hold of a copy of Bhagavad Gita with full english translation. I believe it is a fascinating read.

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Charles Martel January 15, 2012 at 14:50

E
If you look at your mouse (computer mouse) you will notice there are 2 buttons on it. Put the pointer over the video and press the right mouse button. A menu will open up with a selection “Copy video URL”
hmmm
This appears to be a youtube video posted by somebody who goes by the name of “FreeEnergyTruth”
*rolls eyes*

That makes two of you that just stepped on your dick. At least you’re not on the hook for $500 like AfOR, the $500 man. Something tells me Bill won’t be seeing his money. “All hat, no cattle” as we say in Texas.

http://technologygateway.nasa.gov/media/CC/lenr/lenr.html http://technologygateway.nasa.gov/media/CC/lenr/lenr.html

E: Can’t read a road sign, can’t write a ransom note.

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Aharon January 15, 2012 at 15:09

“This is the amazing thing. The great mystics from all the known major religions and crossing centuries all try and tell us the same thing.”

@Oddsock,

The world’s religions seem very different on the surface and even somewhat below the surface. Yet, I think that many mystics can be said to go beyond religion in their teachings. They may have different experiences about the Infinite too yet on a deep level the core unifying messages to us are similar. Are you familiar with the Perennial Philosophy?

I have read a few different translations of the Bhagavad Gita. I currently have a translation by Eknath Easwaran (Nilgiri Press). It is completely in English and includes overview and commentary. I like his east-west background having grown up in India where he received his PhD in English Literature. Later, he taught at UC Berkeley. I also have translations of his on The Upanishads (diverse Hindi mystical experiences) and The Dhammapada (essential teachings of the Buddha for the common person).

I have to go now and will check back here later.

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Boxer January 15, 2012 at 15:24

Charles Martel: Shut up looney tunes, the adults are talking.

Aharon and Oddsock:
I would like one day to get hold of a copy of Bhagavad Gita with full english translation. I believe it is a fascinating read.

I’ve got Easwaran’s translation in my office. Ashamed to say I haven’t done more than pick around in it.

I think it’s more interesting how we all come to the spearhead dot com, read through an article about theoretical particle physics, and end up talking about ancient religion. This is a very masculine discourse. :)

Regards, Boxer

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Oddsock January 15, 2012 at 15:26

Aharon

No problem.

No, never heard of the Perennial Philosophy. Tell me more.

I will have lok for the version you mentioned. Eknath Easwaran (Nilgiri Press). Maybe be available on Amazon.

I have quite a few books on the teachings of the Buddha. One or two are heavy duty and a hard read. I will list them later.

One of my favourites are the teaching and books by Anthony De Mello. One of his first books was a real treat called Awareness. I have or had all his books but people borrow them and never return.

Slightly off the subject but I tell you a series of books that I found sort of unnervingly fascinating. The Celestine Prophecy. It’s a 1993 novel by James Redfield. I think there was another three or four follow ons from the original. Look it up if you get the chance.

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Oddsock January 15, 2012 at 15:40

Boxer

I can’t for the life of me remember the name of the woman. Many years ago I read an article by her. She basically said, feminism had pushed back women hundreds of years in personal development. Not sure but I think she also opined feminism had turned women into spoilt children. Plus, men were advancing in leaps and bounds. Again not sure, long time ago but I am think it was the same article that said, feminism will cause the great spiritual awakening of man.

Something to consider and not often mentioned in the MRA community. The gap we are seeing between men and women is because of the above, ie, men are growing women are not. The more aware we become the more awakened to our true position in this misandric society, the greater and quicker does the gap increase. Therefore, if we keep with this theme? The Spearhead MGTOW MRA’s Happy Bachelors Happier abroad PUA’s et al, is simply the spiritual awakening of men on display.

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Keyster January 15, 2012 at 15:41

“There are NO feminists in a house fire”. Equality means your humanity is no more valuable than a mans. It’s the world you wanted, no cherry-picking. “Chivalry is dead, and women killed it”.

“The above is one of the many comments following the story of the cruise ship sinking at the Daily Mail.”

Acccounts of what went on during the sinking of the Italian Cruise Ship will be a watershed moment for the death of chivalry. The equality or “lack of chivalry” was apparent in the sinking of the MS Estonia (1994) as well.

This just validates the fact that men are purposefully ignoring the tradition of “women and children first!”. Shame them, call them “cowards”, but these men are Feminists in the most authentic sense of the word.

It’s about time we cast aside patriarchal ideals of male superiority and let the women drown in the very waters they created, while men live another day. Every “PERSON” for his or her self! – – per gender neutral, politically correct pronoun phrasing…you go grrl!

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Boxer January 15, 2012 at 15:47

Dear Oddsock:

The gap we are seeing between men and women is because of the above, ie, men are growing women are not. The more aware we become the more awakened to our true position in this misandric society, the greater and quicker does the gap increase. Therefore, if we keep with this theme? The Spearhead MGTOW MRA’s Happy Bachelors Happier abroad PUA’s et al, is simply the spiritual awakening of men on display.

I’ve often thought about this too.

I think for those of us in the generation without fathers (actually, I’m probably the third generation of North American bastards) sites like this, Roissy, Dalrock for the Christian brothers, etc. are the reconstruction of the masculine discourse.

In other words, what we’re doing is something that civilised men used to do when they went out to work in the foundries and farms with their fathers and grandfathers, with their mentors and etc.

The removal of men from each other’s lives, the vilification of men, has not crippled men, instead has opened up new channels for knowledge and self-awareness to flow (often vertically) man-to-man in fora like these. Necessity has dictated the creation of a new brotherhood, much like the monks in the middle ages took orphans into their schools and raised them up as builders and thinkers.

Regards, Boxer

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Oddsock January 15, 2012 at 15:56

Just found and ordered Bhagavad Gita version mentioned from Amazon.

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Charles Martel January 15, 2012 at 16:00

Boxer
Charles Martel: Shut up looney tunes, the adults are talking.

Still feeling butt-hurt, I see. LOL.

For a self-professed adult, you sure are sensitive.

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Boxer January 15, 2012 at 16:08

Just found and ordered Bhagavad Gita version mentioned from Amazon.

You’ll probably read it more rapidly than I will. I’ve had mine for a year.

The text seems parallel to Plato’s dialogues (Euthyphro, specifically). Prince Arjuna attempts do define “goodness” in an effort to make various morally ambiguous decisions, while on the battlefield with artillery shells exploding around him and such, no less.

Regards, Boxer

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Oddsock January 15, 2012 at 16:16

Come on girls, put the handbags down. I am sure we will advance quicker with minimal biggest dick fights.

Such a waste, a crime almost, to see so much talent and knowledge from the likes of AfOR Boxer Charles Martel and even Keyster (when he is not on a politcal campaign) and many other posters lost on ego dick battles.

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Boxer January 15, 2012 at 16:24

Oddsock = Captain Peacock

Case closed.

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Oddsock January 15, 2012 at 16:37

Boxer

Lol, well someone has got to keep you foreigners in line.

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Aharon January 15, 2012 at 18:52

Oddsock,

“No, never heard of the Perennial Philosophy. Tell me more.”
— I’m no expert in defining it though sometime I’d like to spend more time reading about it.

“Perennial philosophy (Latin: philosophia perennis “eternal philosophy”, also Philosophia perennis et universalis) is the notion of the universal recurrence of philosophical insight independent of epoch or culture, including universal truths on the nature of reality, humanity or consciousness (anthropological universals).”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perennial_philosophy

“The philosophia perennis or Perennial Philosophy affirms that a direct insight into the nature of Reality is a universally human possibility — whether it be gained after practice of spiritual disciplines and study of scriptures or through a wholly unanticipated illuminating experience of union with God or the Ultimate. A result of such awareness is the confidence that we have devolved from a single Source and the process of spiritual development is completed and perfected in our return to that One.”
http://www.religiousworlds.com/text/prenphil.html

http://www.amazon.com/Perennial-Philosophy-Aldous-Huxley/dp/0060901918?tag=duckduckgo-d-20

“The Celestine Prophecy”.
— Read it and possibly the next one too. It was a very interesting book.

“She basically said, feminism had pushed back women hundreds of years in personal development”.
— She’s a brilliant woman. A very deep and sensitive thinker. I can’t recall her name either.

“Just found and ordered Bhagavad Gita version mentioned from Amazon”.
— Did you order the version that is a one edition book or did you order the even more detailed three part version of it (3 books)? I have the one edition book which is what most people have.

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Aharon January 15, 2012 at 19:22

@Boxer,

“I think it’s more interesting how we all come to the spearhead dot com, read through an article about theoretical particle physics, and end up talking about ancient religion. This is a very masculine discourse”.

— Very true. I can’t see feminist site threads evolving in such a positive healthy way. Then again, our threads can de-evolve occasionally after a troll has made a comment attacking other men by race or religion.

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Aharon January 15, 2012 at 19:38

“The gap we are seeing between men and women is because of the above, ie, men are growing women are not”.

@Oddsock & Boxer,

Men are growing in some healthy ways such as increasingly realizing we can be more than providers, protectors, and chivalrous fools gallantly stepping aside for women to take the man’s seat in the life boat. Some men are also, unfortunately, embracing as normal too much of the metrosexual feminine attitudes or behavior they have been socialized to accept. I have no problem with professional men getting a manicure yet I see so many young guys that are more like wimpy teenage girls.

IMO, in some ways, some women have grown positively during the past forty years. I think what might have once been a healthy path for women went too far and changed into a Marxist-Lesbian misandrist gender-raunch mindset. The way I see it is that some of what could be considered healthy quality growth for women has largely become unhealthy fatty growths with tumors. Rather than seeking to help women grow in a positive balanced way as female human beings and women, the feminists drove society to facing off women against men, to kill off femininity, and to mold females into today’s modern western woman.

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W.F. Price January 15, 2012 at 19:52

I’m a smart guy but one of the most important things I’ve learned as I’ve grown older is that I’m not as smart as I once thought I was.

The video finesses the key issue by avoiding the $64,000 question of where the excess neutrons come from. This still looks to me like a highly theoretical lab-scale effect which is very far from the basis for an easily manufacturable working device.

-Charles Martel

Of course, I can’t claim to know whether this will pan out or not, but since I have to guess, I’d say we’ve probably already passed the equivalent of the Chicago Pile-1 with this technology. This is purely based on my own intuition regarding history, news and the behavior of government agencies. Not being a scientist, I have to make inferences that are based on the statements and behavior of those who are. However, this may be an advantage here — scientists often can’t see the forest for the trees.

But we’ll see in time. Steve Krivit directed me to his publication yesterday, and although he can’t be considered entirely objective, he’s been on the ball for most of the last decade.

Like a G-6 January 15, 2012 at 20:45

This sounds like a horrible idea! They designed Fukushima 2 in such a way it resulted in all that reactor’s spent fuel rods to be launched into the sky and out for miles when it blew!

Now if your neighbor screws up his mini-reactor, his neighbors and their properties will be exposed to radioactive elements with really really long half-lives!

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Art Vandelay January 15, 2012 at 20:49

The values of chivalry and good manners ought to survive, no matter what the loony equality lot say. There was a time when any man doing that would’ve been shot by an officer trying to maintain order

Well if the chivalrous white knights all drown that’s really it for chivalry, isn’t it? Survival of the fittest.

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Charles Martel January 15, 2012 at 21:14

W. F. Price
But we’ll see in time. Steve Krivit directed me to his publication yesterday, and although he can’t be considered entirely objective, he’s been on the ball for most of the last decade.

Interesting. Skimming Krivit’s blog it looks as if there’s an emerging theory that explains LENR without invoking low energy fission, fusion or any kind of magic unicorn. When scientists from high profile institutions are willing to put their name to something like this, it’s a pretty good bet there’s something real going on. However, Krivit also appears to believe that Rossi’s ECAT does not work.

The fact that there’s an emerging theory explaining LENR is promising. No such device will be built until there’s a robust theory in place that explains LENR without violating the laws of physics – atomic theory, thermodynamics, etc.

But…..it’s difficult for me to accept that this kind of device is possible. We’re literally talking about the transmutation of one very common element into another at room temperature. This is no less than medieval alchemy as AfOR has already pointed out. The gods of physics absolutely do not give you something for nothing.

There’s also the small problem that such a device has absolutely no place in Western capitalism. Our economic system depends on the transformation of raw materials, energy and labor into value-added goods and services. This orderly system would be utterly shattered by a device that produces heat and electrical power from low energy nuclear reactions. I can not even begin to anticipate the consequences.

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E January 16, 2012 at 01:46

W.F. Price

This is the url in the parentheses:

http://technologygateway.nasa.gov/media/CC/lenr/lenr.html

That’s a NASA subdomain — on NASA servers.

okay fair enough I’ll count that as an official NASA link.
but…
Why the sudden fixation for energy production?
BTW I once spent time at peakoil.com
However I got banned for offending people.

Anyhow I do believe we are entering some interesting times. Despite the recession, crude oil is selling for double the price now then it was five years ago when the economy was good. But it’s not just energy, good farmland is also selling for double the price.

As resources become more scarce I expect to see more bold claims of some innovative technological break through that will solve the world’s problems.
LENR is just another one of these “bold claims”.
been there
done that
I’ve heard plenty enough (Ad nauseam ) of energy break through news stories on a weekly basis for 3 years while I was at peakoil.com

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Rocco January 16, 2012 at 08:01

@ E

Knowing men, as apposed to women, in situaitions of dire need men become resourseful. Maybe we should have some more self confidence.

I think these sorts of findings bring us perspective on how a new technology could eliminate the global tensions we now face.

And between my wonderful golden retriever and one of those “stepford”wives bots on the horizon……..I think women should be concerned. These genies are not going back in the bottle and women become uglier on purpose every day….think slut walks and hatred of all things male.

So, at first only relatively wealthy men will be able to afford a wife bot but those will get and everyone will have one.

These possiblilties a new phenomena for the human species, I think it’s partially a psychological reaction to massive overpopulation, but we shall see.

One thing that negates this hypothesis is that the more we dig, the more we see that metropolaces existed as far back in time as we can look.

I have recently been reading about the Khmer Kingdom which ecompased most of south east asia and at the same time the American Indians had a sprawling city in the midwest, now reduced to dirt mounds currently being excavated.

So maybe we always lived in city/tribes…..in that case let’s just say we’ve invented a better “love goddess” carving for our man caves, lit by a new sort of mojo we found in the forest so we don’t need wood for the cave fire….no more getting killed by wolves looking for timber……at least that’s what we tell the wymyns.

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keyster January 16, 2012 at 08:10

“There’s also the small problem that such a device has absolutely no place in Western capitalism. Our economic system depends on the transformation of raw materials, energy and labor into value-added goods and services.”

You have that slightly bassackwards.
The transformation of raw materials into “value-added” goods and services depends on capitalism. Otherwise what would the incentive be to do it, other than by tyrannical fiat? It’s the Capitalist system that allows and funds these scientific endeavors; many fail before some can succeed. That’s the risk and the beauty of it. Ask Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, et al. Out of the carnage, something astounding might come.

I’m remain hopeful for these efforts as long as the Government doesn’t get involved.

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Rocco January 16, 2012 at 08:11

OT

So here we have it…..the sky is falling…men have their families to protect but instead let other men put their families ahead by screaming women first….

Well at least this time the men got on the life boats except this guy:

“Among the 17 people still missing are a 30-year-old Italian man and his five-year-old daughter, according to Italian reports.

The man was reportedly separated from his partner by the panicked crowds as they tried to board a lifeboat.”

So, single dad, tried to get on lifeboat with 12 year old FEMALE superior species daughter and….what, no old ladies got off the boat to save the little girl?

This is a mens rights issue.

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/couples-cruise-horror-like-titanic/story-e6frg12c-1226245402174

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Rocco January 16, 2012 at 08:52

OT

Here is a great post by female MRA, typhonblu in response to the article about the head of NOW causing the husband and wife, the new Sheriff of San Fransisco to be seperated, she forced a protection order, typhon writes:

“Thus it begins.

The government takes over the role of surrogate father for women, deciding which men a woman can associate with, date, marry and stay married to.

Then the government runs out of funds to maintain women’s ‘security’ and casts about to figure out ‘who ever will make sure women are safe? Why, of course! Their fathers! Better give all those legal controls back to women’s guardians!’

I always wondered how Patriarchy came about in ancient Summer.”

Yes…..did women think they wouldn’t come for them? Like the Jews in Germany…..sorry sister…..can’t shed a tear.

Mine are all gone.

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Aharon January 16, 2012 at 08:56

Rocco,

Thanks for the link. The story was written by a female journalist which makes it automatically a possibly very biased unbalanced account.

‘Panicking men pushed women away from lifeboats’
“said she was pushed aside by “grown men and women” who were frantically trying to squeeze on to already packed lifeboats.
— Typical media headline disrespectful of men followed by a slight qualifier later that both sexes panicked. Feminists of course need to keep repeating their mantras of belief about their superiority with that women passengers were more decent, mature, and emotionally strong than men. repeat repeat repeat.

“We just couldn’t believe it _ especially the men, they were worse than the women.”
— Possibly true and possibly false reporting. The woman passenger quoted is obviously not used too men being self-preserving like women and did not expect men to be so less ‘chivalrous’ so it sticks out more to her.

Despite the media’s attempts to bash men, I think it is all funny and wonderful that men are breaking free. I of course don’t think it good that anyone was hurt or drowned. I think that what most readers will take away from this is that the results of modern western societies pro-feminism/anti-male actions are pissing off, marginalizing, and losing men as an ally. Then again, maybe I have too high expectations for the average reader. Bottom line: it doesn’t matter in the long run what anti-male legislation they pass and how society regards men. The more extreme the misandrists go the sooner society will collapse and the more hard the backlash.

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W.F. Price January 16, 2012 at 09:09

okay fair enough I’ll count that as an official NASA link.
but…
Why the sudden fixation for energy production?

-E

Oh, it’s long been one of my interests. Usually I keep it to myself, but couldn’t resist sharing this one.

Charles Martel January 16, 2012 at 12:40

Keyster
You have that slightly bassackwards.

I don’t think so. You may have interpreted my meaning differently than I intended, however.

The reason we enjoy such economic abundance is because government in the USA, and to a lesser extent in other Western economies, has mostly allowed the individual to pursue their own self-interests. This is Adam Smith’s “invisible hand of capitalism.”

Now I’m not saying that the consequences of realized LENR devices will necessarily be negative, but the consequences would be destabilizing. Capitalism has no place for magical free stuff as it eliminates the incentive to be productive.

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American January 18, 2012 at 05:50

“Take back the pork bloating” that is the driving force behind the perversions of the course of justice, that so many guys are now up against.

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