Myk JL liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in 10 times lighter but 500 times stronger than steel, 'buckypaper'
Click the link to see the rest of the article (on page 2) and to see a quick video.
Now planes and cars can be lighter, so they'll use less fuel, but also have improved strength and durability. And of course, the military applications are probably huge too.
Myk JL liked a post in a topic by Ladywriter in Support Ron Paul's "American Freedom Agenda Act"
We need to reclaim ALL of the civil liberties ground we've lost in
the last seven years. And one bill would do exactly that. The lead
sponsor is Congressman Ron Paul, and it's titled, "The American
Freedom Agenda Act." <http://www.downsizedc.org/etp/campaigns/82 >
The ”American Freedom Agenda Act” is a bill . . .
Created by conservatives
Supported by progressives
And introduced in Congress by Representative Ron Paul, Republican of Texas.
The full text of this bill can be found on the Background page. This legislation will . . .
Repeal the “Military Commissions Act of 2006” and thereby restore the ancient right of habeas corpus and end legally sanctioned torture by U.S. government agents
Restore the ”Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act” (FISA) and thereby outlaw warrantless spying on American citizens by the President of the United States
Give Congress standing in court to challenge the President's use of "signing statements" as a means to avoid executing the nation's laws
Make it illegal for government agents to kidnap people and send them abroad to be tortured by foreign governments
Provide legal protection to journalists who expose wrong-doing by the Federal government
Prohibit the use of secret evidence to label groups or individuals as terrorists for the purpose of criminal or civil sanctions
This one simple 3-page bill will . . .
Restore basic Constitutional protections
Empower Americans to support human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in the world at large free from the stink of hypocrisy
Protect Americans and American soldiers from blowback by foreign powers in retaliation for our government's transgression of America's most hallowed principles
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Myk JL liked a post in a topic by Ladywriter in Viagra But Not Birth Control? Ask McCain to Answer Straight
John McCain - ironically enough, while aboard the
"Straight Talk Express" - was unable to answer when
confronted with a simple question: Shouldn't
insurance companies be required to cover birth control
if they cover Viagra?
That was months ago, and he still hasn't answered
the question clearly! I think it's time he answers,
and next week's debate presents the perfect
Watch the video and tell debate moderator Bob
Schieffer that John McCain owes millions of voters an
answer about birth control >>
There's a reason John McCain "certainly do[es] not
want to discuss that issue," as he stammers in the
clip: Because his record shows that he's dangerously
out of touch with a nation where 98 percent of women
use birth control at some point in their lives. As
recently as 2005, McCain voted specifically against
requiring insurance companies to cover prescription
Next Wednesday's debate is the last chance for
voters to hear from the candidates in an open forum!
And we can't afford a president who's out-to-lunch on
issues affecting women and their families.
It's time to demand real answers. Watch the
video of McCain's birth control "straight talk"
and insist that he is asked: Why should men get
insurance coverage for Viagra while some women pay the
full cost out-of-pocket for prescription birth control?
Take action >>
Myk JL liked a post in a topic by Ladywriter in No blank check for wall street
Last week Wall Street's risky schemes collapsed, threatening global meltdown -- the next 48 hours could be even more important, deciding America's financial fate for decades to come. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, a former investment banker, is strong-arming Congress for $700,000,000,000 of our money to bail out the financiers who created this mess. That's $700 billion, roughly what the war in Iraq has cost; and without oversight, safeguards and help for ordinary struggling Americans, the consequences could be as dire.
Congressional leaders are in a race against time, and wavering. Some, like Senator Chris Dodd, have started drafting better proposals -- making those who created this crisis on Wall Street bear more of the cost and share any benefits, creating safety nets for Main Street, and introducing regulation to stop a repeat of this catastrophe. There’s no shortage of decent solutions, but with the markets yo-yoing and Paulson pushing for a deal in days, Congress looks all too likely to accept the bulk of what experts are now calling a "financial coup d’etat" -- unless the American people speak up loud, clear and fast. Follow the link below now to send a message to your own representatives:
Regardless of who becomes the next President, the rescue package we pass now will fundamentally change our national and personal finances, shaping our future for years to come. Will we fix this broken system now while we have the chance, or simply hand the financiers $2000 for every man, woman and child in the USA -- trusting them to clean up their own mess, socialising the costs and privatising the profits once again?
Both Democrats and Republicans are poised on the edge of an unprecedented decision; at this moment, our voices could make all the difference. As Americans, we need urgently to stop our leaders from surrendering to events and inspire them to choose the right course. If we fail, we, our families, and people all around the world will suffer the consequences. So let's ask our representatives to stand up for the public good and chart a decent course out of this crisis today, using the tool at this link:
With hope and determination,
Ben, Paul, Graziela, Ricken, Brett, Iain and the whole Avaaz team
Myk JL liked a post in a topic by Sledgstone in Would you live in a dome?
Check out the pictures, they actually look decent on the inside. If you got four of them connected, you could live in a pretty good sized dome home. I wonder if you could flip one of the domes upside down, bury it to ground level and connect the top dome to it... Then you could live in a duplex sphere.
I'd get one and layer dirt up the sides and on top, grow grass all over it and live like a hobbit.
Sledgstone liked a post in a topic by Myk JL in Citizenre's Solar Power
I saw this at a different forum. I'll probably tell my landlord early next month. If my landlord is interested then if it happens I'll replug in my fridge once the apartments might have solar power.
Myk JL liked a post in a topic by gokuDX7 in Console Gaming annihilates PC Gaming in '07
DX, you forget that all these console makers don't like the idea of open source or giving their users the ability to use their system the way they want to. Have you ever tried to mod your PS3/xbox360/Wii or add any hardware in it? It's no easy task. You can't simply add a faster DVD/Blue-Ray drive or a new Hard Drive in either. Which is gay for Wii people that fill up it's non-expandable memory with roms or Xbox360 people that see their systems overheat because the heat sink is shit or their DVD drive is overworking its self. These company's pride them selves on making money, so you wont ever see a console being as open as a PC. So as much as you want to claim consoles will offer everything a PC has and more, the simple fact is, they wont. Company's will still continue to make games for both PC and for console since they know they will make more money that way. Theres no reason why they wouldn't.
..and I still don't agree with how you use Obsolete. The PC game market is not outdated.
Dubird pointed out allot more reasons too. So I'm pretty sure you're in your own little dream world DX lol.
DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Myk JL in Console Gaming annihilates PC Gaming in '07
Don't do it... it's a trick... First time I did that he got mad, locked his own thread, & sent me a message via karma... Then when I sent one back via karma he acted like I rated his karma first via PM... Agreed.
gokuDX7 liked a post in a topic by Myk JL in I Am Legend
I gotta say this is one of, if not thee best Zombie movie I've seen all year... or ever. It's even better than 30 Days of Night (Although they were Vampires). These Zombies I'd say are almost similar to the ones in the RE4 Game. The major difference being IAL's Zombies only have the instinct to hunt & nothing else.
Myk JL liked a post in a topic by DeathscytheX in Nintendo Ruins Holiday Season: Smash Bros. Delayed
Yes the hardcore fans should be pleased to have their games promised on a much earlier date than it really could be completed on... every time.
If they would have originally announced the game to be released in Feb or later, we wouldn't have this problem. For the 3rd or 4th time: Its not about the game being completed in perfect form or being released before its finished. Its about Nintendo setting dates they can never meet... ever.
DeathscytheX liked a post in a topic by Myk JL in Nintendo Ruins Holiday Season: Smash Bros. Delayed
But if you know that Nintendo is bad at setting release dates then why bother listening to these release dates? All you're doing is ruining the actual fun you'll have with the game when its finally released.