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Help Nationalize the Federal Reserve- It is the progressive thing to do. Why is the Public Currency not a Public Utility? http://www.progressivegazette.com/2013/12/nationalize-federal-reserve.html And Tax Speculation- why does Wall Street pay no sales tax?

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Hycopter: World's First Hydrogen Fuel Cell Quadracopter

Forget bulky batteries. Hycopter uses its structure to store compressed hydrogen to power its fuel cell generator.

Evworld.com Published: 16-May-2015

How often have you heard this lament? "My cellphone battery is running down!" Whether it's a dead cellphone or electric car in limp home mode, it's always the battery, it seems.

It's one thing have the battery drain in a phone or car. It's another in a flying machine. Run out of charge and down it comes; in the case of a mini-UAV, that happens around 15-20 minutes of flight time, even with the most advanced lithium batteries available on the consumer market...

...In the case of its new Hycopter micro UAV quadracopter, pictured above, it stores 120g (0.26 pounds) of hydrogen in its structure, which is the equivalent of 3kg (6.6 pounds) of lithium batteries. Since the Hycopter has less weight to lift, it can fly longer: the company claiming up to four hours of flight time...MORE

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Related, From Hydrogen Energy Systems: Boeing's fuel cell technology is making sustainable flight closer to reality

Published on Feb 24, 2015

Powering an aircraft could soon be a sustainable endeavor. Fuel cell technologies being explored by Boeing use a fusion of hydrogen and oxygen to help power aircraft electricity, produce heat, and provide clean water. Learn more at http://www.boeing.com/innovation/

Flying Fuel Cells!- And someone said "Fuel Cells are so bullsh*t"
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun May 17, 2015, 04:36 PM (2 replies)

MIT: Megascale Desalination-World’s largest & cheapest reverse-osmosis desalination plant

Megascale Desalination: The world’s largest and cheapest reverse-osmosis desalination plant is up and running in Israel.

The Sorek plant was built on the Mediterranean coast, 15km south of Tel Aviv. Image:IDE Technologies.

On a Mediterranean beach 10 miles south of Tel Aviv, Israel, a vast new industrial facility hums around the clock. It is the world’s largest modern seawater desalination plant, providing 20 percent of the water consumed by the country’s households. Built for the Israeli government by Israel Desalination Enterprises, or IDE Technologies, at a cost of around $500 million, it uses a conventional desalination technology called reverse osmosis (RO). Thanks to a series of engineering and materials advances, however, it produces clean water from the sea cheaply and at a scale never before achieved.

Worldwide, some 700 million people don’t have access to enough clean water. In 10 years the number is expected to explode to 1.8 billion. In many places, squeezing fresh water from the ocean might be the only viable way to increase the supply.

The new plant in Israel, called Sorek, was finished in late 2013 but is just now ramping up to its full capacity; it will produce 627,000 cubic meters of water daily, providing evidence that such large desalination facilities are practical. Indeed, desalinated seawater is now a mainstay of the Israeli water supply. Whereas in 2004 the country relied entirely on groundwater and rain, it now has four seawater desalination plants running; Sorek is the largest. Those plants account for 40 percent of Israel’s water supply. By 2016, when additional plants will be running, some 50 percent of the country’s water is expected to come from desalination.

The traditional criticism of reverse-osmosis technology is that it costs too much. The process uses a great deal of energy to force salt water against polymer membranes that have pores small enough to let fresh water through while holding salt ions back. However, Sorek will profitably sell water to the Israeli water authority for 58 U.S. cents per cubic meter (1,000 liters, or about what one person in Israel uses per week), which is a lower price than today’s conventional desalination plants can manage. What’s more, its energy consumption is among the lowest in the world for large-scale desalination plants...

Earlier in development are advanced membranes made of atom-thick sheets of carbon (Graphene), which hold the promise of further cutting the energy needs of desalination plants...MORE

The mission of MIT Technology Review is to equip its audiences with the intelligence to understand a world shaped by technology.


Water Desalination In Israel
Published on Apr 25, 2012 (Before Sorek)

In Israel, approximately 300 million cubic meters (MCM) of water are desalinated annually. This is done at three different seawater desalination facilities -- Ashkelon, Palmachim and Hadera, as well as at several other salty water desalination facilities. According to the decision made by the government of Israel in 2008, the goal is to achieve an annual desalination volume of 600 MCM as soon as possible, and reach an annual volume of 750 MCM by the year 2020. If this goal is reached, it will be possible to begin restoring groundwater reservoirs and maintain the Kinneret at the preferable water level.

You might ask- "What about desalination in Saudi Arabia?"

World’s Largest Solar Powered Seawater Desalination Plant
Published on Mar 5, 2015

Al Khafji (Saudi Arabia) is the home for what's already referred to as the largest desalination plant fully powered by renewable solar energy.
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun May 17, 2015, 04:36 PM (6 replies)

The Kosovo thing is THE most troubling thing about Bernie

Because the Kosovo bombing and invasion was a PNAC war. This is not a conspiracy theory, it is a fact.


John Pilger (one of the few that knows what he's talking about when it comes to Kosovo) writes about it

Reminders of Kosovo
13 December 2004

Kosovo - the site of a genocide that never was - is now a violent "free market" in drugs and prostitution. What does this tell us about the likely outcome of the Iraq war?

Don't forget Yugoslavia
14 August 2008

The secrets of the crushing of Yugoslavia are emerging, telling us more about how the modern world is policed. The former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia in The Hague, Carla Del Ponte, this year published her memoir The Hunt: Me and War Criminals. Largely ignored in Britain, the book reveals unpalatable truths about the west's intervention in Kosovo, which has echoes in the Caucasus

The Bernie/Kosovo thing is almost a deal breaker but Bernie is THE ONLY HOPE (so far) for the working man. That's why I'm volunteering for him. No candidate is perfect- as we all are reminded of daily by supporters of other candidates. And Hillary is much more of a warmonger than Bernie. She supposedly was instrumental in getting Bill to start bombing in the first place.

And you don't "help" people by dropping bombs on Chinese Embassies, Nursing homes, Marketplaces, Bridges, Trains or TV stations.

Even Henry Kissinger said the US "Provoked" the war and the Rambouillet accords (changed at the last minute) were something no nation could sign on to.

The Rambouillet text, which called on Serbia to admit NATO troops throughout Yugoslavia, was a provocation, an excuse to start bombing. Rambouillet is not a document that any Serb could have accepted. It was a terrible diplomatic document that should never have been presented in that form.
—Henry Kissinger, Daily Telegraph, June 28, 1999

I'm not in love with Bernie- if a better candidate comes along I'll dump him like a used kleenex.

We all need to start treating these people like employees instead of "leaders".
Posted by nationalize the fed | Sat May 16, 2015, 04:08 PM (0 replies)

VIDEO: Reporter Seymour Hersh Discusses His Controversial Exposé on Killing of Osama bin Laden

Truthdig Posted on May 15, 2015

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh’s recent essay caused a political firestorm by repudiating almost everything we know about Osama bin Laden’s 2011 death.

In this interview with The Real News Network, Hersh dissects what he terms President Obama’s “fairy tale” narrative of the killing of the al-Qaida founder.


Transcript: http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=13859

Seymour (Sy) Myron Hersh (born April 8, 1937) is an American Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist and author based in Washington, DC. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine on military and security matters. His work first gained worldwide recognition in 1969 for exposing the My Lai Massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War, for which he received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. He is a recipient of the 2004 George Orwell Award.

His 2004 reports on the US military's mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison gained much attention. Hersh received the 2004 George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting given annually by Long Island University to honor contributions to journalistic integrity and investigative reporting. This was his fifth George Polk Award, the first one being a Special Award given to him in 1969

Posted by nationalize the fed | Sat May 16, 2015, 03:24 PM (14 replies)

I just clicked on the TV tab to find out what to watch tonight

And look what popped up

It's as if Siobhan Sharpe, Anna Rampton and Will Humphries (Cool, Yeah?) were real characters!

W1A is hilarious. Last episode of the series tomorrow!
Posted by nationalize the fed | Wed May 13, 2015, 05:46 PM (0 replies)

Nike, Inc.

From the Nike, Inc. Wiki Page:

Nike has been criticized for contracting with factories (known as Nike sweatshops) in countries such as China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Mexico. Vietnam Labor Watch, an activist group, has documented that factories contracted by Nike have violated minimum wage and overtime laws in Vietnam as late as 1996, although Nike claims that this practice has been stopped.

The company has been subject to much critical coverage of the often poor working conditions and exploitation of cheap overseas labor employed in the free trade zones where their goods are typically manufactured. Sources for this criticism include Naomi Klein's book No Logo and Michael Moore documentaries.

As of July 2011, Nike stated that two-thirds of its factories producing Converse products still do not meet the company's standards for worker treatment. A July 2011 Associated Press article stated that employees at the company's plants in Indonesia reported constant abuse from supervisors.

During the 1990s, Nike faced criticism for the use of child labor in Cambodia and Pakistan in factories it contracted to manufacture soccer balls. Although Nike took action to curb or at least reduce the practice, they continue to contract their production to companies that operate in areas where inadequate regulation and monitoring make it hard to ensure that child labor is not being used.

Philip Hampson "Phil" Knight (born February 24, 1938) is an American business magnate. A native of Oregon, he is the co-founder and chairman of Nike, Inc., and previously served as the chief executive officer of Nike. In 2014, Forbes named Knight the 43rd richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$22.3 billion.
Posted by nationalize the fed | Tue May 12, 2015, 09:49 PM (0 replies)

Kabuki Theatre

Wherein the Citizens cheer their "side" whilst the Players dance.

Can't just pass something like this the first time. Elections are at stake!

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is floating a plan to find a way out of the impasse.

Oh Hell NO! ROFL One may remember when Harry Reid said "The ACA has a Public Insurance Option!"

When the curtain drops, this will pass, after appropriate blame is distributed around enough so as to not hurt anyone too much. TPA Squeaks by 60-40! It was a done deal long ago. Hope I'm wrong.

Few will remember anything about this in 6-8 months anyway, except maybe those that lose their jobs to 40cent per hour Vietnamese workers. And just yesterday "we" were carpet bombing them. How time flies.
Posted by nationalize the fed | Tue May 12, 2015, 07:04 PM (0 replies)

the NAFTA gang- Clinton, Gore, D'Andrea Tyson et al

knew that the loss of manufacturing jobs meant the death of unions. That's why they started wooing wall street.

So now both parties answer to the same money men.

Smart people like Sir James Goldsmith knew what would happen. Watch Goldsmith have a go at D'Andrea Tyson on the Charlie Rose show

Posted by nationalize the fed | Mon May 11, 2015, 12:46 AM (2 replies)

others for the record

in 2007- at the AFL-CIO debate, Candidate Rodham-Clinton talked about how NAFTA was a "Mistake" and how she felt about "free trade". You really have to see it to believe it.

The "free trade" segment starts at 18:18

Posted by nationalize the fed | Sun May 10, 2015, 11:45 PM (2 replies)

New York: Start-up aims to enable use of hydrogen cars on Ithaca roads

The Ithaca Voice Faith Meckley May 8, 2015

Ithaca, N.Y. — Ithaca may see its first hydrogen fuel station by the end of this year as demand grows across the country for vehicles that run on the alternative energy source.

The Standard Hydrogen Corporation, founded by Ithaca resident Paul Mutolo, is currently working on getting state support to fund a hydrogen station next to the Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit facilities on Willow Street...

...Mutolo said his company plans to obtain its supply of hydrogen from water in a process called electrolysis, which can use freshwater or saltwater and even wastewater. Standard Hydrogen will use renewable energy sources to power the electrolysis process, Mutolo said...

...“Toyota is very bullish on this technology — they really see the future in hydrogen, and not in batteries anymore,” Mutolo said. “We are following their lead.”...SNIP
MORE: http://ithacavoice.com/2015/05/start-up-aims-to-enable-use-of-hydrogen-cars-on-ithaca-roads/

Standard Hydrogen Corporation

Solar Hydrogen is the Fuel of the Future

Related: Hydrogen in Hempstead, NY

Posted by nationalize the fed | Fri May 8, 2015, 03:43 PM (1 replies)
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