Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Will North Korea Become China’s Newest Province? - NYTimes.com http://ping.fm/yMgYG
World's Smallest Steam Engine Replaces Pistons with Lasers | Tiny Stirling Engine | Heat Engines | InnovationNewsDaily http://ping.fm/C5t2O

Friday, December 16, 2011

Shared flavor compounds show up on US menus, rare in Asian cuisines http://ping.fm/dLcu8
Police arrest man accused of light saber assault at Toys R Us | The Sideshow - Yahoo! News http://ping.fm/4bRgX

Thursday, December 15, 2011

social security isn't an entitlement.

WHO GETS YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY IF YOU ARE DEAD

KEEP PASSING THIS AROUND UNTIL EVERY ONE HAS READ IT.....
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
THE ONLY THING WRONG WITH THIS CALCULATION IS THEY FORGOT TO
FIGURE IN THE PEOPLE WHO DIED BEFORE THEY COLLECTED THEIR
SOCIAL SECURITY!!!! WHERE DID THAT MONEY GO?????

This was sent to me, I am forwarding it because it does
touch a nerve in me.

This is another example of what Rick Perry called "TREASON
in high places" !!! Get angry and pass this on!

Remember, not only did you contribute to Social Security but
your employer did too. It totaled 15% of your income beforetaxes. If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that's close to $220,500.

If you calculate the future value of $4,500 per year
(yours & your employer's contribution) at a simple 5% (less than what the govt. pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working you'd have $892,919.98.

If you took out only 3% per year, you'd receive $26,787.60
per year and it would last better than 30 years (until
you're 95 if you retire at age 65) and that's with no
interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought
an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you'd have a lifetime
income of $2,976.40 per month.

The folks in Washington have pulled off a bigger Ponzi
scheme than Bernie Madoff ever had.

Entitlement my ass, I paid cash for my social security
insurance!!!! Just because they borrowed the money, doesn't make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!!

Congressional benefits ---- free healthcare, outrageous
retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, three weeks paid
vacation, unlimited paid sick days, now
that's welfare, and they have the nerve to call my social security retirement entitlements?

We're "broke" and can't help our own Seniors, Veterans,
Orphans, Homeless In the last months we have provided aid to Haiti, Chile, and Turkey . And now Pakistan ......home of bin Laden.
Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!

Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed income' receive no
aid nor do they get any breaks while our government and religious organizations pour Hundreds of Billions of $$$$$$'s and Tons of Food to Foreign Countries!

They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even
though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives and now when it's time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place? Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave 'US' the same support they give to other countries.

'via Blog this'

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lumus glasses let you watch video, and the real world http://ping.fm/bqQKb
The TWEEL - radical new wheel technology (UPDATED) http://ping.fm/78KzO
New MIT video camera shoots a trillion frames per second http://ping.fm/XBawU

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Internet BitTorrent Spies | ZDNet http://ping.fm/yq4kM

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Is the Earth Special?

"Planetary scientists say [1]there are aspects to
our planet and its evolution that are remarkably strange. In the first
place there is Earth's strong magnetic field. No one is exactly sure how
it works, but it has something to do with the turbulent motion that
occurs in the Earth's liquid outer core and without it, we would be
bombarded by harmful radiation from the Sun. Next there's plate
tectonics. We live on a planet that is constantly recycling its crust,
limiting the amount of carbon dioxide escaping into the atmosphere — a
natural way of controlling the greenhouse effect. Then there's
Jupiter-sized outer planets [2]protecting the Earth from frequent large
impacts. But the strangest thing of all is our big Moon. 'As the Earth
rotates, it wobbles on its axis like a child's spinning top,' says
Professor Monica Grady. 'What the Moon does is dampen down that wobble
and that helps to prevent extreme climate fluctuations' — which would be
detrimental to life. The moon's tides have also made long swaths of
earth's coastline into areas of that are regularly shifted between dry
and wet, providing [3]a proving ground for early sea life to test the
land for its suitability as a habitat. [4]The 'Rare Earth Hypothesis' is
one solution to the Fermi Paradox (PDF) because, if Earth is uniquely
special as an abode of life, ETI will necessarily be rare or even
non-existent. And in the absence of verifiable alien contact, scientific
opinion will forever remain split as to whether the Universe teems with
life or we are alone in the inky blackness."

Friday, December 9, 2011

How to save money on home theater gear this holiday season | How To - CNET http://ping.fm/bzAUO

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Craft brewers re-create beers of old | JournalNow.com http://ping.fm/RGl77
Six Android issues that Google doesn't want to address | ZDNet http://ping.fm/hbd7l

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Reduced-calorie diet could beat diabetes in four months - Yahoo! http://ping.fm/xzwmo
Bill Gates developing nuclear reactor with China - Yahoo! News http://ping.fm/JASlE
Clinton warns of bioweapon threat from gene tech - Yahoo! News http://ping.fm/yivRY
PETA sends letter to White House press secretary for taking bestiality question ‘lightly’ | The Cutline - Yahoo! News http://ping.fm/1AnZF

Monday, December 5, 2011

Why Aren't We Smarter? | Why Everyone Isn't as Smart as Einstein | Life's Little Mysteries http://ping.fm/Ox3TA
Monster Black Holes Are Most Massive Ever Discovered | Supermassive Black Holes | Biggest Black Holes in the Universe | Space.com http://ping.fm/dspn3

Thursday, December 1, 2011

States Fail In Fight Against Sex Trafficking : NPR http://ping.fm/8vQsD
Many Women Underestimate Fertility Clock's Clang : NPR http://ping.fm/83Xce