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  1. I think that any person capable of cold blooded murder is insane.
  2. Would you be opposed to greatly increasing the mental health system of this country? As far as I know, sane people do not commit mass murder.
  3. There was a conscious decision to move capital out of this country. Everything that has happened since has worked to that effect. The government has been complicit from beginning to end. How many factories did Mitt Romney buy and shutter and move to China? Not out of need, but out of greed and that is just one man eliminating hundreds of thousands/ millions of jobs. To stop it would have required the desire to stop it, rather than encourage it. Since GovCo allows it's legislators to not just own stocks but trade inside as well, legally, unlike all other humans, how could they be expected to refrain from passing laws favorable to companies they own? Have you ever heard of the revolving door between Government and industry?
  4. No. Our politicians sold us out. Purposely No, I clearly said Nixon opened trade with China.
  5. I didn't say China enginéred the changes.
  6. Horse feathers! The US Golden age was BEFORE Nixon opened the door to China Trade. We were fine economically until Chinese crap flooded the market and obliterated American manufacturing. Before China, only one parent had to work to raise a family, afford a house and a new Chevy and was only a high school graduate at that. We "need" cheap Chinese goods because minimum wage service jobs don't pay like manufacturing did.
  7. So Das Energy...have you built a working model?
  8. Umm, the guy in post 8 above. Along with about 4730 google responses http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rlz=1T4ACAW_en___US399&q=methane+causes+planes+to+crash+bermuda+triangle
  9. The theory is that methane bursts from the surface of the ocean, and being lighter than air, floats into the atmosphere. A plane flying through a cloud of methane stalls due to lack of oxygen, needed for combustion in the propulsion system.
  10. I am not understanding the problem here. Are you using the bag as a form? Or is the distortion of the bag distorting your form? The vacum/bag asembly should do little more than allow full atmospheric pressure to come to bear against your lamination, essentialy giving the densest cast possible combined with as little air inclusion as possible. Am I misunderstanding your process? http://www.westsystem.com/ss/use-guides/ Scroll down this page, to a downloadable vacum bag guide. If you have further questions, contact the manufacturer directly. They are very helpful.
  11. I suggest you research wood gasification. Using readily available existing technology, you can run a diesel engine from wood gas. You can in fact buy a gassifier matched in output to the size of your existing diesel. Your diesel engine may need slight modification, but much simpler than the process you have described so far. As an aside, the vast majority of electricity created world wide is generated by steam turbines, however, they must be run by licensed engineers. A wood gasification plant can be run by mechanics rather than engineers. Further, a gasification plant requires much less capital.
  12. Thankyou for your interest Sir. E-mail sent.
  13. Exactly. Thats why it wouldn't be an issue. Sulfation increases as voltage declines. Any action which icreases voltage reduces sulfation
  14. I would asume that they are not deep-cycle, or it wouldn't be a big issue.
  15. Dune

    Ethanol from hemp?

    Only because a liquid fuel is produced, easier to intergate into our present transportation options.
  16. The damage is caused during periods of discharge...beyond a certain point, say 80%. A trickle charge from solar panel would address this, as would a deep-cycle lead acid battery, designed to be deeply discharged during use. The bike salesman should have informed you of this. Another option would be to use the petals some, and or not cruise at full speed, thereby keeping the bank's voltage above 80% of full charge. You could keep track of the battery voltage with a very inexpensive voltmeter, mounted on your handlebars. As to which solar panel, the smallest, lightest one possible. Additonaly, inquire of the bike kit's manufacturer about regenerative braking, which would also help with your problem.
  17. Is it possible to build a machine to convert 18-8 stainless steel (18% chrome 8% nickel remainder iron) into it's constituent elements using electricity?
  18. Not sure you could call it fragile, except in thin sections, which the decorated surface is not. Brittle, yes. While there are very hard cast irons, grey cast iron is relatively soft. There is no problem carving a thick section of grey cast iron with a sharp cold chisel or graver. If you consider the action of a common twist drill bit, this can be readily imagined, as cast iron (grey) is exceptionaly easy to drill. Most cast iron objects of antiquity are grey cast iron.
  19. Why is it difficult or impossible in cast iron? I agree it was likely molded in one piece.
  20. Where are the rules for the political forum? I read them once but can't find them since.
  21. Indeed, it does appear so. I will have to have memory checked.
  22. The O.P. may find this link helpful. I beleive the thin film tech is more effective than the solid panels, and cheaper to manufacture. http://www2.dupont.com/Apollo/en_HK/index.html
  23. Rust would potentialy not be a problem , depending upon the extremity of the enviroment, since containers are made from corten steel. http://en.wikipedia....eathering_steel The plumbing issue has already been addressed with this product; http://www.pexsupply.com/PEX-Plumbing-515000 Certainly, as we move towards greater population density the need for housing creation efficiency will become acute. I beleive China is addressing this issue with modular plastic housing. (no link)
  24. I see that you possibly have a valid point. Thankyou for the lesson.
  25. You only showed that it was false in your opinion, since you asumed I could not measure the difference. In fact, rather than ten seconds in, at 3:27 the veiw of the animal and it's shadow are readily compared to that of the human and it's shadow. Since this is, aparently, not clear to the naked eye, I endeavered to calculate the ratio; specimen height to shadow length. Using a Brown and Sharp 6" dial indicator calibrated in thousanths/inch, I arive at heigth human, 1.57", length of shadow, .6" or roughly 2.66 to 1. Utilizing the photo of a zebra at this link http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.shoarns.com/Hartmanns%2520Zebra%2520web%2520ma_Aug_20052099-08-03_14-02-03.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.shoarns.com/ZebraGallery.html&h=347&w=519&sz=80&tbnid=4lejT2aCeX5f5M:&tbnh=88&tbnw=131&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dzebra&zoom=1&q=zebra&usg=__4y8uPkFp4K9l8S0Zd_BjV8Wip4U=&sa=X&ei=0EXXTLujD4H68Aas67SjCg&ved=0CCsQ9QEwAw I determined that the length of a zebra's hoof, including ancle is aproximately 1/8 of the body height. Measuring the visible amount of the animal's height in the film I arrived at 1.4" top of back to top of ancle (visible in the film). I then added .175" to 1.4" to arrive at an estimated height of 1.575" The zebra's shadow measures 1.71" for an aproximate ratio of .9 to 1 That these ratios could co-exist in a legitimate photo is far enough out of the realm of posibilty as to readily compensate for any estimations I had to make.
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