May 30, 2009

Breaking News: U.S. Lab Debuts Super Laser

The Full Story:
SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA USA – A U.S. weapons lab on Friday pulled back the curtain on a super laser with the power to burn as hot as a star.
The National Ignition Facility's main purpose is to serve as a tool for gauging the reliability and safety of the US nuclear weapons arsenal but scientists say it could deliver breakthroughs in safe fusion power.
"We have invented the world's largest laser system," actor-turned-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said during a dedication ceremony attended by thousands including state and national officials.
"We can create the stars right here on earth. And I can see already my friends in Hollywood being very upset that their stuff that they show on the big screen is obsolete. We have the real stuff right here."
NIF is touted as the world's highest-energy laser system. It is located inside the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory about an hour's drive from San Francisco.
Equipment connected to a house-sized sphere can focus 192 laser beams on a small point, generating temperatures and pressures that exist at cores of stars or giant planets.
NIF will be able to create conditions and conduct experiments never before possible on Earth, according to the laboratory.
A fusion reaction triggered by the super laser hitting hydrogen atoms will produce more energy than was required to prompt "ignition," according to NIF director Edward Moses.
"This is the long-sought goal of 'energy gain' that has been the goal of fusion researchers for more than half a century," Moses said.
"NIF's success will be a scientific breakthrough of historic significance; the first demonstration of fusion ignition in a laboratory setting, duplicating on Earth the processes that power the stars."
Construction of the NIF began in 1997, funded by the US Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).
"NIF, a cornerstone of the National Nuclear Security Administration's effort to maintain our nuclear deterrent without nuclear testing, will play a vital role in reshaping national security in the 21st century," said NNSA administrator Tom D'Agostino.
"This one-of-a-kind facility is the only place in the world that is capable of providing some of the most critical technical means to safely maintain the viability of the nation's nuclear stockpile."
Scientists say that NIF also promises groundbreaking discoveries in planetary science and astrophysics by recreating conditions that exist in supernovas, black holes, and in the cores of giant planets.
Electricity derived from fusion reactions similar to what takes place in the sun could help sate humanity's growing appetite for green energy, according to lab officials.
"Very shortly we will engage in what many believe to be this nation's greatest challenge thus far, one that confronts not only the nation but all of mankind -- energy independence," said lab director George Miller.
The lab was founded in 1952 and describes itself as a research institution for science and technology applied to national security.
"This laser system is an incredible success not just for California, but for our country and our world," Schwarzenegger said.
"NIF has the potential to revolutionize our energy system, teaching us a new way to harness the energy of the sun to power our cars and homes."

The Obama Car Manufactured by the New GM

Obama is following Hitler.
Hitler created the Volkswagen Beetle (the Peoples Car).
Here is what Obama and the Liberal Eco Nuts want every American to be driving by 2016.

May 25, 2009

May 24, 2009

F.E.M.A. Camps for conspiracy theorist

F.E.M.A. says they exists in the event of a major disaster like Katrina. Conspiracy Theorist say.....
1) Why weren't any used during Katrina?
2) Why are they in remote locations and guarded by the military?
3) Why are they surrounded by barbed wire?
Conspiracy Theorist, also referred to as Tin Foil Hats, believe these are secret government internment camps in the event of mass civil disorder.

May 23, 2009

YouTube Video: Pixel City

This computer graphics geek created a virtual city.
He shows you how he did it.
It's quite fascinating.
I thought we all could use a break from the hum drum of political bashing on this Memorial Holiday Weekend - don't forget our Veterans and don't forget to support our troops.

It's Summer, It's Back - Gasoline Prices are on the rise

May 21, 2009

May 18, 2009

Breaking News: U.S. President Joe Biden raises the level of stupidity in government

Joe Biden's Diary:
Dear Diary,
Note to Self: Don't reveal top-secret secrets.
I don't want them to think I am dumber than George Bush and the comments he made.

The Complete Story:
Oh, Joe. Again? Really?
According to Newsweek's Eleanor Clift, Vice President Biden's famously loose lips loosed top-secret info about the location of the VP's secret bunker. (Guess what? It's in the basement of his house.)
In March, Biden replaced President Obama as the main speaker at the annual dinner thrown by the Gridiron Club, an exclusive journalists' club. The swanky dinner is a chance for media types to rub shoulders with top politicians. But this year, Obama became the first president to send his regrets since Grover Cleveland in 1885.
According to Politico, Biden killed it, poking jokes at his boss and Calif. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's speech, saying he could "hardly wait for the English translation."
But during dinner, Biden who's got his very own "Gaffe-o-meter" over at The New Republic proved once again his terminal case of Foot-in-Mouth Disease. Clift blogged over the weekend that Biden told his dinner mates the location of the secret bunker, where former Vice President Dick Cheney is believed to have retreated after the September 11 attacks:
"... a young naval officer giving [Biden] a tour of the residence showed him the hideaway, which is behind a massive steel door secured by an elaborate lock with a narrow connecting hallway lined with shelves filled with communications equipment."
(Oops. Did I say that out loud?) Today, the vice-president's spokeswoman issued a statement, refuting Clift's claim, saying that no classified information was revealed:
"What the Vice President described in his comments was not — as some press reports have suggested an underground facility, but rather, an upstairs workspace in the residence, which he understood was frequently used by Vice President Cheney and his aides. That workspace was converted into an upstairs guest room when the Bidens moved into the residence. There was no disclosure of classified information."
See? He was talking about his upstairs office, not a super-secret underground bunker. Totally different.
Luckily, Biden's boss thinks his inability to keep things close to the vest is endearing. At the White House Correspondents Dinner earlier this month, Obama likened his VP to a big, cute puppy. That needs a tight leash:

Nancy Pelosi's New Political Symbol

She lies so much her pants catch fire

May 10, 2009

Can Obama Protect America from this?

Liberals wont even acknowledge that this is possible....