Thanks for sharing. Obama brags about saving jobs with the auto bailouts. only 4 years later Jeep is building a plant in China.67 years later!
What happened to the radiation that lasts thousands of years?
HIROSHIMA 1945 - totally devastated, desolute, depressing...
We all know that Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed in August 1945 after the explosion of atomic bombs.
However, we know little about the progress made by the people of that land during the past 67 years.
HIROSHIMA - 67 YEARS LATER is a vibrant modern thriving metropolis...
DETROIT- 67 years ago a thriving vibrant metropolis...
DETROIT 67 YEARS AFTER HIROSHIMA-- totally devastated, desolute, depressing...
What has caused more long term destruction - the A-bomb, or Government welfare programs created to
buy the votes of those who want someone to take care of them?
Japan does not have a welfare system.
Work for it or do without.
These are possibly the 5 best sentences
you'll ever read and all applicable to this
1. You cannot legislate the poor into
prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of
2. What one person receives without
working for, another person must work for
3. The government cannot give to anybody
anything that the government does not first
take from somebody else.
4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
5. When half of the people get the idea that
they do not have to work because the other
half is going to take care of them, and when
the other half gets the idea that it does no
good to work because somebody else is
going to get what they work for, that is the
beginning of the end of any nation.
Can you think of a reason for not sharing this? Neither could I.
Join the discussion below, or Read more at Los Angeles Times.
#286254 Jan 17, 2013
#286255 Jan 17, 2013
That's Forrest -- for the Chinese market!!!
#286256 Jan 17, 2013
Isn’t the NRA forgetting something?“Guns don’t kill people, people with guns kill people!!
#286257 Jan 17, 2013
head cases kill people
#286259 Jan 18, 2013
People kill people, period...have been before guns and will continue to long after they ban them and pry them from our cold dead hands...here's a buck, buy a clue old boy...
#286260 Jan 18, 2013
In March 2006, then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., found the notion of raising the debt ceiling quite distasteful.
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure,” he said.“It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies.… Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.”
He did. It passed narrowly – by a vote of 52-48.
In January, I asked then-White House press secretary Robert Gibbs about those comments and that vote, given the president’s belief that the debt ceiling needs to be raised in May.
Gibbs said it was OK for then-Senator Obama to have cast that vote, since the outcome was guaranteed.
“Based on the outcome of that vote…the full faith and credit was not in doubt,” Gibbs said. Then-Sen. Obama used the vote “to make a point about needing to get serious about fiscal discipline….His vote was not necessarily needed on that.”
On Sunday, senior White House adviser David Plouffe revised that explanation.
“He believes that vote was a mistake,” Plouffe told Fox News Sunday.
And today White House press secretary Jay Carney said that “the president, as David Plouffe said yesterday, regrets that vote and thinks it was a mistake. He realizes now that raising the debt ceiling is so
important to the health of this economy and the global economy that it is not a vote that, even when you are protesting an administration's policies, you can play around with, and you need to take very seriously the need to raise the debt limit so that the full faith and credit of the United States government is maintained around the globe.”
#286261 Jan 18, 2013
My pleasure...good luck this weekend in thongwearer nation...hope Ray brings home the bacon...will be in HOTlanta again this weekend and if its close I will NOT leave early this time :(
#286262 Jan 18, 2013
News you will not hear on IRNA or any other muslim news source...why is your cell phone so rigid???
Such thin, tiny or just downright unusual shapes could be created if there were batteries slim, flexible and also powerful enough to run the gadgets. The batteries, it turns out, are the main barrier to modern electronics design.
But in a small, brightly lit lab in an office park behind the Oakland Airport in Alameda, Calif., a young startup called Imprint Energy, is using research created at the University of California, Berkeley to develop just such a battery that could free gadget makers from the constraints of the standard lithium ion battery. Well, that’s the plan, anyway.
Using zinc instead of lithium, along with screen-printing technology, Imprint Energy is already churning out low volumes of its ultra-thin, energy-dense, flexible, low-cost, rechargeable batteries for pilot customers.
It’s hard to make standard lithium ion batteries thin and flexible, explains Imprint Energy Chief Executive Officer Devin MacKenzie in an interview in the startup’s lab. There’s a “lot of packaging” required to seal off the highly reactive lithium in the battery from the environment, says MacKenzie. If you’ve ever seen YouTube (GOOG) videos of lithium batteries that catch fire in the air or water, you know why those barriers are needed.
But this architecture also makes lithium ion batteries rigid and potentially bulky. Even the slimmest laptops such as the Macbook Air (AAPL), or tablets like the iPad, face design limitations posed by the size and weight of the batteries. The Nike FuelBand uses a curved (called conformal in battery terms) lithium polymer battery, but if you look closely at the shape of the band, the battery is the only part of the bracelet that isn’t pliable.
Imprint Energy’s battery tackles the problem of rigidity and bulkiness by throwing out the lithium. The company, which has a staff of 8, was founded in 2010 by Berkeley PhD students Christine Ho and Brooks Kincaid, who recently raised seed funding from Dow Chemical (DOW) and CIA fund In-Q-Tel.
The company uses zinc for the anode part of the battery, combining it with a solid polymer electrolyte and a cathode made of a metal oxide. A battery is made up of an anode on one side and a cathode on the other, with an electrolyte in between. In Imprint’s case, zinc ions travel from the anode to the cathode through the electrolyte, creating a chemical reaction that allows electrons to be harvested along the way.
MacKenzie tells me that while zinc has been used for years in batteries, it’s been difficult to make zinc batteries rechargeable. That’s because when zinc is combined with a liquid electrolyte, it creates something called dendrites—tiny fibers that grow and get in the way of the charging reaction. Imprint Energy solved this hurdle by using an electrolyte made of a solid polymer combined with the zinc.
Using zinc means Imprint’s batteries can have far less “packaging” because zinc isn’t highly reactive with the environment. In other words, the batteries can be made much more thinly. They can also be made as tiny as a few hundred microns thick (the width of a couple of human hairs). Batteries that small could power tiny digital smart labels, like freshness-detector stickers on food.
Zinc also makes Imprint’s batteries safer and less toxic than lithium-based batteries are. The team at Imprint can work on zinc batteries in the open air. And zinc batteries are a safer option for creating devices that sit on—or even in—the body. Imagine a lithium battery powering a heart device inside a person’s chest cavity—and the battery leaks lithium into the person’s body. Yikes.
#286263 Jan 18, 2013
Wake up America!
Aside from the terrible loss of life and a barrage of nonsense put out by the NRA, the most insulting assault on public sensibility may be the shameless attempts by the right-wingers to suggest irrational alternatives to sensible gun laws. They seem incapable of grasping the gravity of what happened in Newtown or, like Rush Limbaugh, have the temerity to make light of it with ill-chosen attempts at humor, seem to have lost the capacity to think and feel like descent human beings. It is almost impossible to underestimate the depravity of those in our society who are beyond the reach of decency, having given themselves over to the lowest impulses on the planet in their perverted salute to money lenders and political savages on the far right. The fact that Limbaugh and others like him have grown rich spewing their hate-filled vitriol across the airwaves is a frightening indictment of the kind of behavior we have come to accept.
#286264 Jan 18, 2013
I here ya francis...limbaugh kind of blowhard reminds you of Rachel Maddow or Keith Oberman...only polar opposites...
Remember the CHocalte city DEFEATOCRAP mayor?
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was indicted today on charges that he used his office for personal gain, accepting payoffs, free trips, and gratuities from contractors while the city was struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The charges against Democrat Nagin are the outgrowth of a City Hall corruption investigation that already has resulted in guilty pleas by two former city officials and two businessmen and a prison sentence for a former city vendor.
Among other things, the 56-year-old Nagin is charged with:
• Accepting more than $160,000 in bribes and truckloads of free granite for his family business in exchange for promoting the interests of a local businessman who secured millions of dollars in city contract work after the 2005 hurricane.
• Accepting at least $60,000 in payoffs from another businessman for his help in securing city contracts for architectural, engineering, and management services work.
• Accepting from several city contractors free travel and vacation expenses for trips to Hawaii, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Jamaica while in office.
• Accepting monthly payoffs from one of the businessmen mentioned above totaling $112,250 after he left office.
And you are worried about magazine clips....here's a buck buy a clue...
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
#286265 Jan 18, 2013
01. The “Fight” between sources of truth and falsehood is al long as the history of mankind itself! And that fight is being fought on all fronts.
We are told to resist evil by whatever means we have, so the “fight” could be on computer screens and on Newspapers and on every front.
02. Muslims and Jews were coexisting for past 1300 years till the Ashkenazi Jews started this movement that “Palestine belongs to Jews and to Jews only”.
And most of White Christian nations of Europe supported this claim and caused the problem which we have in ME for past 60 years and it would soon engulf the whole world into it.
Unless you solve the root cause of the problem, your “wish” for peaceful co-existence is only a pipe dream.
You cannot attain permanent peace if the root of injustice is not removed.
Qatif, Saudi Arabia
#286266 Jan 18, 2013
News you will not see or hear on CNN and FOX News
Beyond Bayonets and Battleships
Space Warfare and the Future of U.S. Global Power
By Alfred W. McCoy
By 2009, the Air Force and the CIA were already deploying a drone armada of at least 195 Predators and 28 Reapers inside Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan -- and it’s only grown since. These collected and transmitted 16,000 hours of video daily, and from 2006-2012 fired hundreds of Hellfire missiles that killed an estimated 2,600 supposed insurgents inside Pakistan’s tribal areas. Though the second-generation Reaper drones might seem stunningly sophisticated, one defense analyst has called them “very much Model T Fords.” Beyond the battlefield, there are now some 7,000 drones in the U.S. armada of unmanned aircraft, including 800 larger missile-firing drones. By funding its own fleet of 35 drones and borrowing others from the Air Force, the CIA has moved beyond passive intelligence collection to build a permanent robotic paramilitary capacity.
In the same years, another form of information warfare came, quite literally, online. Over two administrations, there has been continuity in the development of a cyberwarfare capability at home and abroad. Starting in 2002, President George W. Bush illegally authorized the National Security Agency to scan countless millions of electronic messages with its top-secret “Pinwale” database. Similarly, the FBI started an Investigative Data Warehouse that, by 2009, held a billion individual records.
Under Presidents Bush and Obama, defensive digital surveillance has grown into an offensive “cyberwarfare” capacity, which has already been deployed against Iran in history’s first significant cyberwar. In 2009, the Pentagon formed U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), with headquarters at Ft. Meade, Maryland, and a cyberwarfare center at Lackland Air Base in Texas, staffed by 7,000 Air Force employees. Two years later, it declared cyberspace an “operational domain” like air, land, or sea, and began putting its energy into developing a cadre of cyber-warriors capable of launching offensive operations, such as a variety of attacks on the computerized centrifuges in Iran’s nuclear facilities and Middle Eastern banks handling Iranian money.
A Robotic Information Regime
As with the Philippine Insurrection and the Vietnam War, the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan have served as the catalyst for a new information regime, fusing aerospace, cyberspace, biometrics, and robotics into an apparatus of potentially unprecedented power. In 2012, after years of ground warfare in both countries and the continuous expansion of the Pentagon budget, the Obama administration announced a leaner future defense strategy. It included a 14% cut in future infantry strength to be compensated for by an increased emphasis on investments in the dominions of outer space and cyberspace, particularly in what the administration calls “critical space-based capabilities.”
By 2020, this new defense architecture should theoretically be able to integrate space, cyberspace, and terrestrial combat through robotics for -- so the claims go -- the delivery of seamless information for lethal action. Significantly, both space and cyberspace are new, unregulated domains of military conflict, largely beyond international law. And Washington hopes to use both, without limitation, as Archimedean levers to exercise new forms of global dominion far into the twenty-first century, just as the British Empire once ruled from the seas and the Cold War American imperium exercised its global reach via airpower.
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
#286267 Jan 18, 2013
As Washington seeks to surveil the globe from space, the world might well ask: Just how high is national sovereignty? Absent any international agreement about the vertical extent of sovereign airspace (since a conference on international air law, convened in Paris in 1910, failed), some puckish Pentagon lawyer might reply: only as high as you can enforce it. And Washington has filled this legal void with a secret executive matrix -- operated by the CIA and the clandestine Special Operations Command -- that assigns names arbitrarily, without any judicial oversight, to a classified “kill list” that means silent, sudden death from the sky for terror suspects across the Muslim world.
Although U.S. plans for space warfare remain highly classified, it is possible to assemble the pieces of this aerospace puzzle by trolling the Pentagon’s websites, and finding many of the key components in technical descriptions at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). As early as 2020, the Pentagon hopes to patrol the entire globe ceaselessly, relentlessly via a triple canopy space shield reaching from stratosphere to exosphere, driven by drones armed with agile missiles, linked by a resilient modular satellite system, monitored through a telescopic panopticon, and operated by robotic controls.
#286269 Jan 18, 2013
Everything is up in the air.
Thank Goodness for George Bush
Qatif, Saudi Arabia
#286270 Jan 19, 2013
What happened to GWB the Great? Is he dead by any chance? When would US Voters (those who re-elected him) would throw stones at his grave?
#286271 Jan 19, 2013
No stones for George...he is a hero. Of course you know that the same people who were pulling gwb's strings are now pulling obumble the magnificent's.
Just curious, do you support the french intervention in mali or do you support the muslim hoardes of the north who are raping, pillaging and massacreing those who will not succumb to their allah?
#286272 Jan 19, 2013
1. Interesting, comrade. You are told to resist and fight by whom? Did not one of your great profits tell the world to turn the other cheek? Were you not taught to love one another as you would love yourself? Funny thing, I did not see any exclusions written about jews in either the Quran or the bible...
2. And beyond 1300 years ago muslims did NOT exist so do not understand your point. One thing that the world has witnessed since the spread of islam, fanatical muslims are at the root of all that is wrong with the world and it is good muslims like yourself that allow yourselves to be drug down by supporting the actions of the fanatics just because they are muslim, right or wrong and to the gates of hail...I do not understand this concept.
Besides, you state the jews and jews ONLY belong to palestine, whi is it that there are so many non-jews in Israel? How many jews are in Gaza?
#286273 Jan 19, 2013
Are you disappointed, granpa? One would think that organizations like the ACL-lulu would prosper under the auspices of a liberal president...but as has been the case so many more times under obumble's watch versus bushbot's watch...the ACL-lulu's take another major loss...
The American Civil Liberties Union ended its legal challenge Friday to a Kansas law restricting private health insurance coverage for abortions.
A court filing shows the parties have agreed to dismiss all remaining claims, with each side bearing its own costs and attorneys' fees.
The agreement follows a federal judge's Jan. 7 ruling that, as a matter of law, the ACLU failed to provide any evidence that the Legislature's predominant motivation in passing the 2011 law was to make it more difficult to get abortions.
#286274 Jan 19, 2013
Do you recall a while back what I told you, comrade muq? I told you that there appears to be more stars in the sky then there used to be...maybe now you will listen...and one day you will realize that the islamic caliphate of submit or die is a directive from a mad man, not a prophet...time to wake up and smell the camel dung, my friend, and realize that indeed the world is not flat and indeed it is physically impossible for the moon to split in half...amd that if prophets can be wrong about those two things, they could be wrong about other things as well........perhap?
#286275 Jan 19, 2013
Permanent??? The ONLY thing in life that is permanent is death comrade...but I would settle for just a couple of years of peace across the lands of islam in my lifetime, how about you MUQ? Any chance of that happenning?
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