Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Russia says opposes use of force against Iran

Russia says opposes use of force against Iran

good! we don't need to get involved with that! a war there is not one we would do well in.... too many mountains... it's not like Iraq; and we're good but we're not the Greeks fighting Xerces here...

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Welcome to Project Gutenberg - Project Gutenberg

Welcome to Project Gutenberg - Project Gutenberg


This is an amazing site with tons of free reading material; like all of Lincoln's writings; to books like Rob Roy. The whole spectrum of public domain works in over 50 languages. This is amazing stuff!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

My Way News- Man Dies After 49 Hours of Computer Games

My Way News - Man Dies After 49 Hours of Computer Games

Sad... of course... but kind of funny, isnt it?

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Bush Signs Overhaul of U.S. Energy Policy

Bush Signs Overhaul of U.S. Energy Policy
This is a spet in teh right direction, but not the solution. Still, at least it's something. The truth is that we need more research into alternate fuel sources. The fact is that we rely on oil too much, and we need to start building a better, more diverse, infrastructure. Since no one can satisfacturally come up with a reasonable alternative(s) to oil, then more research is needed. A lot of progress is being made, ubt not enough...

The Australian: Uranium exports to China on the table [August 10, 2005]

The Australian: Uranium exports to China on the table [August 10, 2005]


yeah... just try to keep them from weaponizing it... the weapons are pointing here after all....

The Australian: Cleric on run from bomber inquiry [August 10, 2005]

The Australian: Cleric on run from bomber inquiry [August 10, 2005]
It's about time the Brits got rid of the bum. Good on him for saving the Brits the time and money to deport his ass. Good riddens.


Syria has warned he could face prosecution if he attempts to return to his homeland.


And... Good on Syria for threating him with prosecution if he attempts to return hom. Enough of this garbage. I'm all for dissent, but this bum is not about dissent, but WAR. So send him packing, and I hope the door hit him in the ass on his way out!!!

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Redesign Is Seen for Next Craft, NASA Aides Say - New York Times

Redesign Is Seen for Next Craft, NASA Aides Say - New York Times
Although not elegent, I do support this simple solution for the shuttle. A reconfiguration is better than the current setup, and cheaper than coming up with a whole new vehicle like the shuttle that noone seems to want ot pay for. Until we can get a proper space plane, then I say use rockets. Besides, space plane for people, let pure rockets bring up the cargo. I love the idea of a 100 ton lifter. That's the better solution. Think of that. 5 shuttle launches to equal one of those big boys. 5 billion US instead of likely less than one billion to get all that tonage up there. If we really want to get to mars and back to the moon, then we need a big heavy lifter to space.

Check out their idea for the better solution at Safe Simple Soon . Granted it's a goofy name, but I do support the idea.

Using the existing booster to get people into orbit would work fine. Those things are great and have never exploded. Even when they caused the Challenger disaster in 86, it was more the fault of launching outside the temperature window. Even then, in this configuration, you could simple use the tower jet (mini rocket at on top of the CRV to separate the crew from teh rocket, and they would not have been lost.