AVA MARIA - by Helene Fischer - video ~ link
Top officers are openly criticizing the intervention. TF1 reported on Tuesday: “Some, such as the chief of the general staff of the armed forces Admiral Edouard Guillaud, advocate continued military operations—a vision criticized by General Vincent Desportes, former head of the Military School, who said in the Journal de Dimanche that it is ‘high time to find a compromise with the Libyan authorities’. Despite having been admonished for his criticisms of the conduct of the war in Afghanistan, he added: ‘we can’t wait indefinitely for the Gaddafi regime to fall’.”
25 Tesla, World-Record 'Split Magnet' Makes Its Debut, Ready To Revolutionize Research ~ link ~ A custom-built, $2.5 million "split magnet" system with the potential to revolutionize scientific research in a variety of fields has made its debut at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at Florida State University.
The world-record magnet is operating at 25 tesla, easily besting the 17.5 tesla French record set in 1991 for this type of magnet. ("Tesla," named for early 20th-century inventor and engineer Nikola Tesla, is a measurement of the strength of a magnetic field.) In addition to being 43 percent more powerful than the previous world best, the new magnet also has 1,500 times as much space at its center, allowing room for more flexible, varied experiments.
To offer some perspective on the strength of the new magnet, consider this: Twenty-five tesla is equal to a whopping 500,000 times the Earth's magnetic field. Imagine that much power focused on a very small space and you have some idea what the split magnet is capable of — and why both engineers and scientists at the magnet lab are so excited.
Chesapeake Energy to Invest $1 Billion in Natural Gas Cars ~ link ~ In Argentina many cars run off of natural gas. Generally, in America, only a tiny percentage of commercial trucks and cars use natural gas. There are few changes required to run the average car off of natural gas. Stirling
Chesapeake plans to increase onshore production, currently at around eight million barrels a day, by three to four million using horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques. The company plans to invest in both compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas fueling stations to give carmakers more incentive to develop natural gas vehicles of all sizes, makes and models. Chesapeake claims that once their plan goes into effect, natural gas fueling could be $1.50 to $2.00 per gallon cheaper than gasoline and diesel.
15 Examples that show many Americans have become so desperate that they will do just about anything for money ~ link ~ But...but..the President, the Congress, and the news media says we are in a "recovery" from the "recession"...they wouldn't lie would they???? HELL YES! You can tell when those clowns are lying when you see their lips moving! Stirling
20 Really Bad Ideas That Are Almost Too Stupid To Believe ~ link