Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Water ice in crater at Martian north pole

Water ice in crater at Martian north pole

(quoted from above link)
"This white patch is present all year round, as the temperature and pressure conditions do not favour the sublimation of water ice.

It cannot be frozen carbon dioxide since carbon dioxide ice had already disappeared from the north polar cap at the time the image was taken (late summer in the Martian northern hemisphere)."

LOL... i wish "our" space scientists would stop projecting theories as facts.... if its not this then it has to be that... LOL :)

"World's Ugliest Dog"

SAM know as "World's Ugliest Dog" passed away on Friday, November 18

The Associated Press described Sam thusly:
The tiny dog has no hair, if you don't count the yellowish-white tuft erupting from his head. His wrinkled brown skin is covered with splotches, a line of warts marches down his snout, his blind eyes are an alien, milky white, and a fleshy flap of skin hangs from his withered neck. And then there are the Austin Powers teeth that jut at odd angles.

He's so ugly that even the judges recoiled when he was placed on the judging table . . .

proof about 9-11 ????
interesting ... many many news articles linked that not so subtly hints that 911 was a planned U.S. strike against the U.S. to provoke fear, and gain more power and $$$ for certian companys and people that gain from war, prescription drugs, oil, etc....

some other links

Popular Mechanics And 911

New 911 Data

"Flying Saucers are Real" reprinted online!

Donald Keyhoe's classic book (1950), "Flying Saucers are Real", reprinted online!

Company Develops Microwave-powered Water Heater

"Pulsar Advanced Technologies has announced that, starting next week, they will launch the MK4, a microwave-powered on-demand water heater. Why is this cool? Well, until now, you had two options: electric heaters that keep a large amount of water hot at all times, or natural gas heaters that heat up water on-demand. The first is very costly and wasteful, and the second is not available to everyone, especially those in rural areas. You can't heat water up quickly enough with conventional resistance-based electric elements, as it would require huge amount of electricity. Not so with microwaves. The Vulcanus MK4 can heat water from 35 degrees Fahrenheit to 140 degrees Fahrenheit in seconds and can source multiple applications at once: showers, dishwasher, sink usages and more. The Globe and Mail has an article with a little more information."

I wonder what took so long for this invention? - Az

Breakthrough in Biodiesel Production

"National Geographic is reporting that Japanese scientists have discovered a way to convert vegetable oil into biodiesel with a much less expensive catalyst (between 10 and 50 times cheaper) than what is currently used. From the article: 'Any vegetable oil can become fuel, but not until its fatty acids are converted to chemical compounds known as esters. Currently the acids used to convert the fatty acids are prohibitively expensive. Michikazu Hara, of the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Yokohama, Japan, and his colleagues have used common, inexpensive sugars to form a recyclable solid acid that does the job on the cheap.'"

Introverts Have More Brain Activity?

Yahoo News is reporting that introverted individuals tend to have more brain activity in general, specifically in the frontal lobe. From the article: "The attitude that there's something wrong with introverted people is widely shared in society, where fast talk and snap decisions are often valued over listening, deliberation and careful planning. Extroverts seem to rule the world or, at least, the USA, which hasn't elected an introverted president for three decades, since Jimmy Carter."

The mass poisoning of humanity

Einstein once said, "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

The mass poisoning of humanity: an exploration of human stupidity
mercury fillings, fluoride in water, chemicals in foods, chlorine in Splenda, hydrogenated oils, sodium nitrite, Toxic personal care products, etc...


1. Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.
2. Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.
3. Marked by a lack of intelligence or care; foolish or careless: a stupid mistake.
4. Dazed, stunned, or stupefied.

CJ in India

My friend just went over to Mumbai, India for work... and this is his personal blog about his experences there....

If you're really listening

My aunt sent this to me:

"If you're really listening, if you're awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact, your heart is made to break; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold ever-more wonders." —Andrew Harvey, *The Return of the Mother*


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