Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

There are 1458402 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1027690 Nov 21, 2013
A durable, low-cost water splitter made of silicon and nickel
New fuel cells can more efficiently generate electricity when the sun isn't shining or demand is high
November 18, 2013

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This image shows two electrodes connected via an external voltage source splitting water into oxygen (O2) and hydrogen (H2). The illuminated silicon electrode (left) uses light energy to assist in the water-splitting process and is protected from the surrounding electrolyte by a 2-nm film of nickel.(Credit: Guosong Hong/Stanford University)

Stanford researchers have developed an inexpensive, corrosion-free device that uses light to split water into oxygen and clean-burning hydrogen.

The goal is to supplement solar cells with hydrogen-powered fuel cells that can generate electricity when the sun isn’t shining or demand is high.

The novel device — a silicon semiconductor coated in an ultrathin layer of nickel — could help pave the way for large-scale production of clean hydrogen fuel from sunlight, according to the scientists. Their results are published in the Nov. 15 issue of the journal Science.

“Solar cells only work when the sun is shining,” said study co-author Hongjie Dai, a professor of chemistry at Stanford.“When there’s no sunlight, utilities often have to rely on electricity from conventional power plants that run on coal or natural gas.”

A greener solution, Dai explained, is to supplement the solar cells with hydrogen-powered fuel cells that generate electricity at night or when demand is especially high.

Water splitting

To produce clean hydrogen for fuel cells, scientists have turned to an emerging technology called water splitting. Two semiconducting electrodes are connected and placed in water. The electrodes absorb light and use the energy to split the water into its basic components, oxygen and hydrogen. The oxygen is released into the atmosphere, and the hydrogen is stored as fuel.

When energy is needed, the process is reversed. The stored hydrogen and atmospheric oxygen are combined in a fuel cell to generate electricity and pure water. The entire process is sustainable and emits no greenhouse gases.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1027691 Nov 21, 2013
Nickel nanofilm

Finding a cheap, practical way to split water has been a major challenge. Existing solutions for water splitters, such as silicon electrodes coated with ultrathin layers of titanium dioxide and iridium, only work for hours and are expensive.

So the Stanford researchers turned to coating silicon electrodes with ordinary nickel.“Nickel is corrosion-resistant,” Stanford graduate student Michael J. Kenney, co-lead author of the Science study, said.“It’s also an active oxygen-producing catalyst, and it’s earth-abundant. That makes it very attractive for this type of application.”

For the experiment, the Dai team applied a 2-nanometer-thick layer of nickel onto a silicon electrode, paired it with another electrode and placed both in a solution of water and potassium borate. When light and electricity were applied, the electrodes began splitting the water into oxygen and hydrogen, a process that continued for about 24 hours with no sign of corrosion.

To further improve performance, the researchers experimented with adding lithium to the water-based solution.“Remarkably, adding lithium imparted superior stability to the electrodes,” Kenney said.“They generated hydrogen and oxygen continuously for 80 hours — more than three days — with no sign of surface corrosion.”

“Our lab has produced one of the longest-lasting silicon-based photoanodes,” Dai said.“The results suggest that an ultrathin nickel coating not only suppresses corrosion but also serves as an electrocatalyst to expedite the otherwise sluggish water-splitting reaction.

“Interestingly, a lithium addition to electrolytes has been used to make better nickel batteries since the Thomas Edison days. Many years later, we are excited to find that it also helps to make better water-splitting devices.”

“There have been many photoanode materials studied for water splitting over the past 40 years and the vast majority of them are metal oxides,” Kenney explained to KurzweilAI.“Oxide semiconductors are cheap and very stable but unfortunately split water at a rate that is currently too slow to be practical. Silicon-based photoanodes are able to split water at a much higher rate but are typically considered too fragile for practical use. Our electrode is able to split water at a high rate and is stable.”

However, he cautioned that “cheap and efficient water splitting using two semiconductors immersed in solution is very difficult to achieve and is still a long way from being commercially viable. Many more science and engineering advances need to be made before a system like this can be put on your roof.”

The scientists plan to do additional work on improving the stability and durability of nickel-treated electrodes of silicon as well as other materials.

Support was provided by the Precourt Institute for Energy and the Global Climate and Energy Project at Stanford and the National Science Foundation.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1027692 Nov 21, 2013
Grampy wrote:
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So the current Killer-in-Chief Obama, Dr. Death by Drone, won't be safe from his war crimes of murder of civilian women and children until early 2021? I'm sure after he leaves office his old Weathermen Underground and Gangsta Rapper friends will provide him with plenty of safehouses to hide out in.
You are correct those who accused Bush or now repeating the same meme against Obama-war crimes.

However, Sonic is totally confused as for "true" war crimes there is no expiration.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1027693 Nov 21, 2013
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>tic
demokraTIC

It's the culture
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#1027694 Nov 21, 2013
Ray Donovan wrote:
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Bush did not dodge the draft.
Bill Clinton, liberal hero and coward, did exactly that. IMO that should disqualify ANYONE from becoming Commander in Chief of the armed services.
Wrong again moron! When Bill Clinton withdrew from ROTC he made himself available for the draft but had a high enough number that he wasn't called. George W used his father's influence to jump to the head of the line and get a stateside assignment with the Texas ANG. Dick Cheney got five deferments and Mitt Romney got a religious deferment spending his time in France.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#1027695 Nov 21, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
You can be in denial all you want Carol but your posts literally ooze with hatred. And once again no Obama as a state senator did not vote against protections for babies born alive during an abortion. There were already laws in place for such an occurrence. Illinois compiled statute 720 ILCS 510/6 states that physicians performing abortions when the fetus is viable must use the procedure most likely to preserve the fetus’ life; must be attended by another physician who can care for a born-alive infant; and must "exercise the same degree of professional skill, care and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as would be required of a physician providing immediate medical care to a child born alive in the course of a pregnancy termination which was not an abortion." Failure to do any of the above is considered a felony.
I would also disagree with you on his lack of real world experience. His often maligned stint in community organizing put him in contact with more ordinary people than either McCain or Romney ever did.
In the past, O'bama has lied about his decision to vote against the Born Alive Act.
OMG OMG O'bama lied??? who would have thunk?
The logical import of Obama’s vote against BAIPA is that he disagrees, i.e., once a baby has been targeted for abortion it thereafter has no inherent right to the food, comfort, and medical care provided to other babies born alive. Indeed, during Illinois state senate deliberations on BAIPA, Obama stated that one of his objections was that the bill was “designed to burden the original decision of the woman and the physician to induce labor and perform an abortion.” Apparently, once the decision to abort has been made, a child is doomed even if born alive. Each time he had the opportunity to do so, President Obama voted to deny basic Constitutional protections for babies born alive from an abortion.

Today, President Obama will not acknowledge this. In an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, Obama accused the National Right to Life Committee of lying about his lack of support for the Born-Alive Protection Act. But, the Washington Post accused the President of misrepresenting these facts. On September 10, 2012, Washington Post reporter, John Hicks, wrote that “The evidence suggests we could have awarded Four Pinocchios to the former Illinois senator for his comments to the Christian Broadcasting Network.”

O'bama lied and continues to do so.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1027696 Nov 21, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
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On th eother hand, if you're a Democrat named Barney Frank, you can throw your male page off your New York hotel balcony in a homosexual rage because he won't let you suck his dick, and run a male prostitution racket out of your house, and still be named Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee where you can constantly lie to the American people while you orchestrate the economic collapse.
I am fed up with the Progressive moral equivalency.

Obama and 27 Senators knowingly lies to America and Progressives including those in media pretends it is nothing. The biggest betrayal of public trust there is and to them it is an inconvenient truth.

Progressives have LOSS the moral high ground and have no right to throw stones at anyone!

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1027697 Nov 21, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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You can be in denial all you want Carol but your posts literally ooze with hatred. And once again no Obama as a state senator did not vote against protections for babies born alive during an abortion. There were already laws in place for such an occurrence. Illinois compiled statute 720 ILCS 510/6 states that physicians performing abortions when the fetus is viable must use the procedure most likely to preserve the fetus’ life; must be attended by another physician who can care for a born-alive infant; and must "exercise the same degree of professional skill, care and diligence to preserve the life and health of the child as would be required of a physician providing immediate medical care to a child born alive in the course of a pregnancy termination which was not an abortion." Failure to do any of the above is considered a felony.
I would also disagree with you on his lack of real world experience. His often maligned stint in community organizing put him in contact with more ordinary people than either McCain or Romney ever did.
When you talk about literally oozing hatred, have you ever even considered how you come across to me and others?

I'm angry, PDupont, and sad that fellow Americans have drifted so far from anything resembling what this nation once stood for.

Electing a far left radical president who embodies everything that's about as far as we can go without becoming another country was the last straw.

He did not vote yes or no to provide medical care to botched abortion babies - which is the same as voting "no". He simply made the case on the Illinois Senate floor why they shouldn't.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1027698 Nov 21, 2013
Self-driving cars
The automotive industry is already embracing this movement by discovering a market for driver assistance systems that includes parking assistance, autonomous driving in "stop and go" traffic and emergency braking.
In August 2013, Mercedes-Benz demonstrated how their "self-driving S Class" model could drive the 100-kilometre route from Mannheim to Pforzheim in Germany.(Exactly 125 years earlier, Bertha Benz drove that route in the first ever automobile, which was invented by her husband Karl Benz.)
The car they used for the experiment looked entirely like a production car and used most of the standard sensors on board, relying on vision and radar to complete the task. Similar to other autonomous cars, it also used a crucial extra piece of information to make the task feasible – it had access to a detailed 3D digital map to accurately localise itself in the environment.
When implemented on scale, these autonomous vehicles have the potential to significantly benefit governments by reducing the number of accidents caused by human error as well as easing traffic congestion as there will no longer be the need to implement tailgating laws enforcing cars to maintain large gaps in between each other.
In these examples, the task (localisation, navigation, obstacle avoidance) is either constrained enough to be solvable or can be solved with the provision of extra information. However, there is a third category, where humans and autonomous systems augment each other to solve tasks.
This can be highly effective but requires a human remote operator or depending on real time constraints, a human on stand-by.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-11-self-driving-car...

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1027699 Nov 21, 2013
VERY INTERESTING, THIS EXPLAINS A LOT!
The percentage of each past president's cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet..... You know what the private business sector is. A real-life business, not a Government job. Here are the percentages:
T. Roosevelt.......... 38%
Taft..........40%
Wilson .......... 52%
Harding.......... 49%
Coolidge.......... 48%
Hoover ..........42%
F. Roosevelt.......... 50%
Truman..........50%
Eisenhower.......... 57%
Kennedy.......... 30%
Johnson..........47%
Nixon..........53%
Ford..........42%
Carter..........32%
Reagan..........56%
GH Bush..........51%
Clinton ..........39%
GW Bush..........55%
Obama.......... 8%
This helps to explain the incompetence of this administration: only 8% of them have ever worked in private business! That's right! Only eight percent -- the least, by far, of the last 19 presidents! And these people are trying to tell our big Corporations how to run their business? How can the president of a major nation and society, the one with the most successful economic system in world history, stand and talk about business when he's never worked for one? Or about jobs when he has never really had one? And when it's the same for 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1027700 Nov 21, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Wrong again moron! When Bill Clinton withdrew from ROTC he made himself available for the draft but had a high enough number that he wasn't called. George W used his father's influence to jump to the head of the line and get a stateside assignment with the Texas ANG. Dick Cheney got five deferments and Mitt Romney got a religious deferment spending his time in France.
If I agreed with you RealDave, we'd both be wrong sock PDUPONT..

Liberalism is dead!!

It's the culture...

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#1027701 Nov 21, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Love it, Progressives are reduced to this level of pettiness as their only defense against Americans NOT liking their agenda.
Speaking of agendas. Have you or are you familiar with the infamous "Agenda 21" or as it's referred to in America, Clinton's "Sustainable America"? If not, it's worthwhile to acquaint yourself with it. There's a very eye-opening article in "Range" magazine you might read.
www.rangemagazine.com
Pdupa

Satellite Beach, FL

#1027702 Nov 21, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong again moron! When Bill Clinton withdrew from ROTC he made himself available for the draft but had a high enough number that he wasn't called. George W used his father's influence to jump to the head of the line and get a stateside assignment with the Texas ANG. Dick Cheney got five deferments and Mitt Romney got a religious deferment spending his time in France.
How long was Barack Hussein Obama's voluntary service in the military?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1027703 Nov 21, 2013
flack wrote:
Bill Clinton started jogging near his home in Chappaqua.
But on each run he happened to jog past a hooker standing on the same street corner, day after day. With some apprehension he would brace himself as he approached her for what was most certainly to follow.
"Fifty dollars!" she would cry out from the curb. "No, Five dollars!" fired back Clinton This ritual between Bill and the hooker continued for days. He'd run by and she'd yell, "Fifty dollars!" And he'd yell back, "Five dollars!"
One day however, Hillary decided that she wanted to accompany her husband on his jog! As the jogging couple neared the problematic street corner, Bill realized the "pro" would bark her $50 offer and Hillary would wonder what he'd really been doing on all his past outings. He realized he should have a darn good explanation for the Secretary of State.
As they jogged into the turn that would take them past the corner, Bill became even more apprehensive than usual. Sure enough, there was the hooker!
Bill tried to avoid the prostitute's eyes as she watched the pair jog past. Then, from the sidewalk, the hooker yelled...'See what you get for FIVE bucks!?"
lame
TSM

United States

#1027704 Nov 21, 2013
Debbie Wasserman Schultz’ Democrats will run on Obamacare in 2014 ‘I wonder if Debbie paying attention!!
A Wednesday's CBS poll shows that only 7% of the American public wants ObamaCare "kept in place." A full 93% either believe that changes are needed to the law (48%) or want a full repeal (43%). This pits President Obama and Democrat lawmakers -- who thus far have refused to make any meaningful changes -- against 93% of the American people and 72% of Democrats!!
I encourage Liberals/Democrats to take Debbie Schultz advice ‘Make Our Day!’
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#1027705 Nov 21, 2013
LoisLane59 wrote:
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When you talk about literally oozing hatred, have you ever even considered how you come across to me and others?
I'm angry, PDupont, and sad that fellow Americans have drifted so far from anything resembling what this nation once stood for.
Electing a far left radical president who embodies everything that's about as far as we can go without becoming another country was the last straw.
He did not vote yes or no to provide medical care to botched abortion babies - which is the same as voting "no". He simply made the case on the Illinois Senate floor why they shouldn't.
Dupont comes across as intelligent and informative. I look forward to his posts; usually debunking everything you say.
Whatever

Scottsbluff, NE

#1027706 Nov 21, 2013
forks_make_us_fat wrote:
7.1 and 11.4 are good if you are a Democrat...
"For Medicaid, the total lost to improper payments was nearly $20 billion, and more than $13 billion for Medicare Advantage, according to paymentaccuracy.gov .
Here's another way to look at those figures: Medicare got it wrong on 8.5 percent of its total payments of nearly $350 billion in 2012. For Medicaid and Medicare Advantage, the error rate percentages were 7.1 percent and 11.4 percent, respectively."
http://washingtonexaminer.com/federal-bureauc...
Good info; thanks for sharing.

Since: Jun 13

Orlando, FL

#1027707 Nov 21, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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Love it, Progressives are reduced to this level of pettiness as their only defense against Americans NOT liking their agenda.
The other shoe is about to drop. Analysts are predicting 90 to 100 million more will have their insurance cancelled by small businesses in the coming weeks.

Even Democrats on Capital Hill know there's not a chance the website will be up and rolling anytime soon.

Hidden in the ACA, we now know, government promises to bail out insurers if the new regulations aren't covering the costs with enough people signing up. That's going to cost every taxpayer a little bundle.

If USA1600 and other progressives had heard Obama say the government is going to bail out evil insurance companies if his law fails, they might have reconsidered supporting it.

It's the surprises Pelosi promised. We're just now discovering all of them.
No Surprize

Saint Petersburg, FL

#1027708 Nov 21, 2013
PDUPONT wrote:
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Wrong again moron! When Bill Clinton withdrew from ROTC he made himself available for the draft but had a high enough number that he wasn't called. George W used his father's influence to jump to the head of the line and get a stateside assignment with the Texas ANG. Dick Cheney got five deferments and Mitt Romney got a religious deferment spending his time in France.
Bush flew fighter jets you idiot... Obama drives golf carts and relies on teleprompters you nitwit... See the difference you dumbass??

Liberalism is dead!!

It's the culture...
Pdupa

Satellite Beach, FL

#1027709 Nov 21, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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lame
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