a Veteran What better day for everyone to give some thought to those they
know personally who have served our country,and in some cases the entire world?
The Latest in Social Networking? Do we need yet another social networking
site? Perhaps. Certainly Google seems to think so and I thought I'd try out
Storage Discovery Make Hydrogen-Powered Cars a Reality? Two problems face
those who want the lightest element, hydrogen, to be the transportation fuel of
the future. One is finding a way to store it and there MAY be new hope in that
GOVT Energy Loan Failure - Beacon One definition of insanity - doing the
same thing again and again but expecting different results? But can you equate
Beacon Power Corp.'s bankruptcy with Solyndra's?
Reward for Older Citizen to Move to Pittsburgh Next year a contest winner
will get $100,000 to move
Snow Fall in Northeast U.S.A. Still 90 days until Groundhog Day but we
already see heavy snow in
- Climate and Economy, Can You Hear me NOW? When everyone is shouting no
one is thinking. People in a lifeboat and need more thought and less
demagoguery when a storm hits. Ask candidates - what color is the sky in your
OH-RATS!! Coumadin Banned? Make Way For Y-Pesties (Plague) Yesinia Pesties (commonly known as the Black Death) is carried by fleas on rats - it may come back with the EPA mommy state banning the common rat poison forms of Coumadin (a human blood thinner.) 16:05 Jun 8, 2011 PST
Facebook Scare - IN HIDING?? - FOUND!! Whether you have an abusive EX, the
mob has a hit out, or the cops anywhere are looking for you, Facebook's new
feature is dangerous!!!!
Invade Your Privacy Those photos you and others post online may be telling
everyone your exact location. This can pose a big threat.
Tracks Users - This Means YOU! I don't know why this is a surprise, but it
recently became big news that apple devices track you constantly and record
Nude Demonstrators Protest Sexism - Banned from Facebook FEMEN, the Ukrainian-based anti-porn, anti-sex trafficking activists who discovered that their political voice would be heard much more widely if they made a clean (actually usually body painted) breast of it all at rallies have been banned 12:31 Mar 31, 2011 PST
-Are Fatalities Massively Higher Than Stated? Why is the Japanese
government distrusted by its' own citizens? Perhaps the death toll estimates
are a clue - they are consistently divorced from reality.
Disaster Shuts Down U.S. Factories The downside of of the just in time
manufacturing model, factories around the world are already shutting down
because of component shortages.
Writing Tips From a Long-Time Pro What makes online writing different? How
do you tailor news stories and articles to get published and attract readers?
Demand Action Against China - Rare Earth Politics Senators demand President
Chernobyl: Japan? Just how much radiation is dangerous to people and how
much is coming from those damaged reactors? Is this a new
Drunk, and Stupid' America Reacts to Nuke Threat The famous words of
mythical Faber College Dean echoed in my head as I heard of people in U.S.
buying iodide tablets and Geiger counters.
Prepared is America for Natural Disaster? -Not Very The recent disaster in
Humanitarian/Military Ship off Libya is Chinese As a major world power,
Nuclear Forces Hype News Reports and Twist Tsunami To Fit Scare Tactics
Nuclear power is safer than any alternative but it scares the ignorant and
energy companies. You can see the subtle twisted reporting every day on CNN and
elsewhere. Ignorance is bliss, but only till reality strikes.
Earthquakes - N.Z., then Japan. Is California Next? Is there any basis for
the concern that major earthquakes seem to be working around the Pacific 'ring
of fire'? Since quakes cause the entire earth to ring like a bell and a tsunami
changes the weight on a tectonic plate, is this possible?
Facts - Major Pacific Basin Quake An earthquake currently rated 8.9 on the
logarithmic 1-10 scale has hit northeast of
Analysis Shows China Rare Earth Export Cuts Much Greater Than Preciously By
now many people (even politicians) have recognized the importance of rare earth
metals and that
Ownership - Fear of What? Learn from Libya The dirty secret no one dares
speak of when discussing gun ownership is that, in the extreme, it is to
protect the people from bad government.
Rare Minerals Looks to List On U.S. Exchange - Files SEC Form 40-F The
potential for profits in rare earth mineral companies is seen in the recent
value of the Molly Corp IPO. Quest is moving toward a listing on a
of Energy Policy Really Bites Right in the Wallet Feel the pain of not
having a national energy policy yet? Don't blame speculators or dictators. Look
in a mirror to see why prices keep going up.
Yourself From Oil Price Increases With A Single Investment While some
commentators complain about oil prices being caused by speculators, they never
seem to mention that any investor can lock in oil/gas prices by purchasing an
and Shop Around for the Best Gasoline Price on Gasbuddy When there are fast
price increases or decreases some stations always lag behind in matching the
changes at their pumps. Use an online tool to find the cheapest gas in your
101 - Seed Catalogs and Online Seed Ordering This time of year an
experienced gardener can have as many as a dozen or more seed catalogs awaiting
their attention. But not all seeds or seed offers are created equal.
Dines - Rare Earth Prices Surge Again; Stocks Should Follow Soon Famed
financial newsletter guru James Dines sees the recent consolidation in rare
earth element companies nearly over.
Don't Like Your Local School, The States Offer The Best Alternative! Some
people treat teaching as a mystical process, but it really isn't. It takes
training to be a teacher. But if you don't like your local school, many states
offer a simple alternative. Start Your Own School.
Salary By State - Your Basic Resource With teachers being the biggest
target of taxpayer anger it is important to know who is telling the truth about
pay and especially whether pay is enough for a given area. Here are the facts.
for Breakfast? Wonder What's in That Oatmeal? The taste is OK, but this
isn't oatmeal like grandma used to make, unless she was an organic chemist. Are
all the preservatives really necessary?
Livable City in U.S. Launches Local Online investigative News Service It's
not exactly a new idea, but Pittsburgh's Filmmakers community has announced it
will launch a new online news service targeting the West-PA region.
Teacher Salaries - on Record! Did you know that a school Principal makes about
$100,000 plus benefits per year? Look up what your child's teachers make.
Employee Salaries - Do You Know What You Pay Them? Although the pay which
goes to teachers, snow plow truck drivers, and everyone else who gets a state
or federal paycheck is, by law, a public record (after all, YOU pay them), this
is often difficult to find. I show you where they are published.
Some Teachers - Highly Paid, Unconcerned Some teachers especially in
dangerous areas are underpaid but in many rural areas they are among the
highest paid 'professionals' and a powerful political and economic force.
Ask Gates Why OUR Money Isn't Spent Here! OK, Mr. Gates, you made your
money overcharging for software, that's The
Watson, We Don't Want You Can Watson beat Ken Jennings? Can a calculator
evaluate a factorial faster than I can? More importantly, does it really matter
Cites Fraud, Not Security Problem In Fradulent Emails Ever wonder how
secure your Turbo Tax filing is? I was surprised to open a note this morning
saying: 'TurboTax Return Sent.' Problem is I haven't filed.
by iPad? Confession, Forgiveness, Are Indulgences Next? The Holy See has
reportedly approved in some form by granting an imprimatur, a $1.50 iPad
confession app. Fill in the basics and get instant absolution online.
of Back Pain? Sometimes It's All In The Head - So Is The Treatment Back
pain is difficult to treat but recent discoveries show that in some cases some
of it is literally all in the head - structural changes in the brain. And there
may be a simple non analgesic treatment.
Investor George Soros Comments on Egyptian Situation George Soros has
written a commentary on the situation in Egypt stating his views on the
situation and calling on President Obama to 'stand by the values that got him
Topless Protest of Ukranian President's Verbal Diarrhea Femen, a group of
Ukranian women who sometimes stage topless protests, today released a statement
condemning what they describe as 'sexist' and 'degrading' statements by
Ukrainian President Yanukovich at the recent Davros summit.
Summary of Food and Economic Developments
Protest Topless - Femen Group Gets Publicity for Protests Tired of being
ignored by government, women make use of their physical assets to gain public
attention for important causes.
More Winter? Punxsutawney Phil Decides on Ground Hog Day! Every year tens of thousands of students and tourists from around the world visit our small town of Punxsutawney to hear and see whether Weather Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow and returns to his den rather than face six more weeks of fur chilling 12:13 Jan 31, 2011 PST
4 Puppy 'Tail' Gate Party Includes Costume Contest Pet owners in the
Swine Flu Confers Super Immunity! Doctors in
Science Online - Classify Galaxies or Moon Craters at Galaxyzoo.org Looking
for little green men? Well there's no guarantee of that but if you want to do
real astronomy using images from the top telescopes check out galaxyzoo.org.
Madness' for Free Why not give free books and videos to friends - they get
a personalized gift; you save big money. From 'A Christmas Carol' to 'Reefer
Madness' or 'Sex Madness' you can download them free to give away.
Become World's Largest Exporter By End of Year
Rare Earth Near-Monopoly Could Last 15-Years The 17 rare earth elements
(often called minerals in media reports) are critical for clean technology.
Mortgage: Appraisal Process Aimed at Suburbia Although it is nowhere
stated, after my experiences I can say that the reverse mortgage process is,
intentionally or unintentionally, definitely biased toward urban and suburban
to Find Best Holiday Pricing Online Or At The Mall Researching prices
online can locate the best deals at the mall or online. Don't forget to search
for coupons or coupon codes for online stores. You can also check local store
Mortgages Simple as the Ads Portray? Not By a Long Shot! They sound great
and may be perfect for you, but sometimes the the process can be extremely
complex and time-consuming. Part one of an investigative series on
by WikiLeaks Defenders Builds While Xipwire Accepts Funds While Xipwire
remains the only U.S. site accepting funds for WikiLeaks, hackers conducting a
DoS attack on Visa, MasterCard, and PayPal are expected to target Amazon next.
Holding WikiLeaks Donations in Separate Account Pending Instructions The
only known U.S. payment company accepting money for WikiLeaks tells Newsblaze
it is still trying to establish formal contacts with the organization.
DOS Attacks Support WikiLeaks What you need to know about the current spate
of Zombie Denial of Service attacks against Visa and MasterCard and in support
of WikiLeaks. Also, what is 'ping' and, for that matter, what is 'TRON?'
Friday - When People Fight to Buy Junk they don't Need and Can't Afford
Ever wonder if people who have the time to stand in line overnight for Black
Friday don't have jobs, or if they realize that most of the sale items will be
discarded by next Xmas?
Breakthrough Safe Visible Light Sterilization for MRSA Recent clinical
'GOLDBUG!' - Book Review - A Lifetime of Investing Knowledge from James Dines 'Stress is when you wake up screaming and realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.' (pp 280) GOLDBUG! Is an extraordinary analysis of where world currencies are heading and what is likely to happen in the Second Great Depression, including the chan 16:09 Nov 8, 2010 PST
The Heat, It's The Humidity - How Global Warming Will Kill A relatively
small increase in average temperature will kill most of the human race just
from the heat, not considering any of the theoretical changes to crops or sea
for Nuclear Power Changed by Election Will this election FINALLY allow the
Vote Count? Hacking Voting Machines for Fun and Profit E-voting is NOT
secure. University researchers recently get a voting machine to play Pac-Man.
How confident does that make you about getting honest vote counts using
Poke Berry for Arthritis? Butterbur for Migraines? Herbal Remedies Come Back Herbal remedies such as using butterbur to prevent migraine headaches are gaining mainstream support from medical doctors and even specialized clinics such as the UPMC Center for Integrative Medicine in Shadyside (Pittsburgh, PA) 11:44 Oct 26, 2010 PST
Aspirin A Day Keep Colon Cancer Away? The Lancet medical journal is holding
a discussion on its Facebook page about the latest report which shows taking a
low dose aspirin each day can cut the risk of colorectal cancer by 25%.
Expectancy Data Shows U.S. Hispanic Population Lives Longer According to a
report compiled from 2006 death rate statistics, U.S. Hispanic-origin life
expectancy is higher than that for the population as a whole as well as longer
than for the non-Hispanic white population and non-Hispanic black population.
Delivery Debacle? Another Reason To Shop Early for the Holidays As more
people shop online delivery services are more critical than ever but all the
home delivery companies are cutting back and using more temporary holiday
workers. How does this impact service and is it the new Achilles Heel of online
France - A U.S. Rural Expat's View of the Violence French strikes are
violent in the cities but rural areas remain calm. Justice Minister says
'thugs' are infiltrating the union demonstrations and a
Recent James Dines Interview James Dines was fired from his Wall Street job for saying gold would go sky high - that was when it sold for $35/oz. He also advised buying uranium stocks when that mineral was at $8/pound (later hit a high of $130/lb and today $50/lb.) 11:14 Oct 20, 2010 PST
- What Happens if Washington Annoys China? With
Gulf Ever Be Clean Again? A hard nosed look at the situation suggests that
the answer is not in the current geologic age.
gone Wild! Free Oldstyle Arcade Games Games from the birth of personal
computing are still enjoyable and you can play many of them from Pong and Space
the Moon - 40th Anniversary of the Last Moon Walk Nearing the sad 40th
anniversary of mankind's last visit to the lunar suface, Moon Zoo has begun a
project to let anyone with Web access do real scientific research by counting
all the craters on the surface.
Kangaroo Farts Save the World? Bacteria found in Kangaroo stomachs produce
no methane, a powerful greenhouse gas which is generated in vast quantities by
sheep and cattle.
Network Fans Flock to New Browser Flock social media browser builds on
Mozilla technology to offer free optimized browser for bloggers, and other
social networking users.
Garden 1.0 - Frost-Free Days Spring has sprung and it is time to get out of
the garden shed/workroom, and into the yard. A look at what to plant when, and
how to further prepare new garden soil.
Different Mental Health Treatment of UK Military Personnel Studies have
shown that, contrary to media reports, alcohol abuse is the bigger problem for
regular service personnel while post-traumatic stress syndrone is more common
in reservists returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
REALLY is all that Glitters Today! Gold reaches new highs while TV news
misses the real story and can't even get the basic numbers right.
Mortality Jumps in U.S., Denmark, Austria, Canada and Norway Little
progress has been made during a 20-year effort to reduce maternal mortality and
Garden 101 - The No Work Food Garden! Gardening doesn't have to be hard
work week in and week out all spring and summer - some food plants survive even
harsh winters. Planting perennials mean you pick year after year with little
House Addresses China's Rare Earth Monopoly Rare Earth metals are critical
for production of everything from wind turbines and radar to cell phones and
iPads - even CFL and LED lights.
Garden 101 - Best Seed Catalog Bountiful Gardens' catalog offers varieties
in a single package letting you try out new vegetables at low cost. Their seeds
are also open polinated for sustainable gardening.
Congress to Volunteer Firemen How
Rob Me - A Twit and their Money are Soon Mugged! Showing you can't spell
'twitter' without 'twit' one site is proving that people are too free with
personal information by listing the homes which are vacant at the moment and
waiting to be burglarized.
Reply to Rare Earth Story Lynas Corp asked me to emphasize that, although
what I wrote was completely true, their sale to
Power, Getting Perspective - Other Concerns Nuclear power plants last 60
years, wind turbines 20-25. So, how is short lifecycle really a reason to avoid
nuclear power? And how are we going to recycle all those wind farms?
Power, Getting Perspective - Blaming 40 Year-Old Technology Many objections
to building new nuclear power plants refer to 30-40 year old technology.
Consider what computers were like even 30 years ago and you will see how silly
Power, Getting Perspective - Water Use vs. Consumption Nuclear and coal
power plants use a lot of water, but so do hydroelectric plants, but most of
the water just goes back where it came from and some evaporates.
Power, Getting Perspective - Three Mile Island TMI, how the worst civilian
nuclear reactor accident proved how safe even older reactors actually were. The
count? Dead 0. Injured 0.
Green Jobs in U.S. - Another Fantasy? With or without federal support there
will be green jobs created in the
their Money - How to Make a Million Online Just build a Web page which has
a lot of interesting things many people would want to see or buy, then get
millions of people to visit your Web site and buy things from you at profitable
Sadness Beneath the Fur - A One-on-One Interview In advance of this year's
Groundhog Day Weather prediction I am running a two decade-old personal
interview I had with Phil. Since the Mesmerizing Meterological Marmot is
immortal, I believe this interview is still relevant.
vs Practical Electricity Obama Finally Embraces Nuclear? Why are
Groundhog Day, Phamous Phallic Phil and other Statues Around Town Phil abounds all year around the town with statues ranging from a lifesize bronze beside the police station to a dozen or more giants in fiberglass, each with a distinct personality from banker to handyman to Phallic Phil. 07:03 Jan 27, 2010 PST
Corporation - Many Votes? If corporations are legal entities and the
Supreme Court says they have free speech, then why aren't they restricted to
spending the same amount as any individual citizen?
Day, A Look at Downtown and Where to Eat The rain is over and show once
more covers Gobbler's know and the rest of the region. One thing you gotta do
on a trip to GHD is walk around Punxsutawney to see what's left of the old town
and chat with fellow groundhog fans.
Their Money - Free Credit Reports, DON'T Pay for Them! Credit ratings, what
they mean and what if anything you can do to make yours better are large topics
which I will explore in multiple Fool reports.