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19 hours ago, hamradio said:

Mass Blade Fail Means Early ‘Retirement’ for Hundreds of Danish Wind Turbines

https://stopthesethings.com/2018/03/30/mass-blade-fail-means-early-retirement-for-hundreds-of-danish-wind-turbines/

 

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Ahh yes, the "Cuisinarts in the sky", as I have heard it put.  Here are a bunch more.
http://www.windaction.org/posts?topic=Structural+Failure&type=Picture

I have good word that a wind farm in Hawaii has already failed, due to rust.  The big problem with it now is that they don't have enough funding to simply tear it down, so it remains an eyesore.

Ah..I found a writeup that mentions it.
http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/ID/6350/Broken-promises-The-rusting-wind-turbines-of-Hawaii.aspx

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Exoplanet hunting Kepler telescope running low on fuel

NASA's Kepler space telescope, which has discovered 2,649 confirmed exoplanets and 2,724 candidate exoplanets since 2009, is running out of fuel and therefore nearing the end of its mission.

When its second reaction wheel broke in 2013, rendering the telescope unable to maintain a steady gaze at the targeted field of view, mission engineers re-purposed it by using sunlight to keep it pointed in one direction. Known as K2, the extended mission that began at this time changed its targeted observation to different parts of the sky every three months.

While mission scientists estimated Kepler could conduct ten such "campaigns" over three-month periods, the telescope has exceeded expectations and has now begun its 17th campaign.

Exactly when Kepler will run out of fuel is unclear though mission scientists and engineers expect this to happen in the next few months.

In anticipation of a day when the fuel-powered thrusters will no longer function, the mission team is actively collecting as much science data as possible and returning it to Earth.

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Only NASA calls something that broke down twice as having exceeded expectations.

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Running out of fuel and still haven't found squat regarding life.

Waiting and waiting for that CBS News Special Report.

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Might have found one that could be home to the Pancake people.

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Family Realizes Pet Dog Might Be a Bear

Just a few days after news broke that a woman found out her puppy bought from a Chinese pet store last year is actually a fox, another pet owner has come to a similar conclusion.

According to The Independent, two years ago, Su Yun, from Kunming in the Yunnan province of China, bought a puppy on vacation, believing it to be a Tibetan Mastiff, and brought the animal home.

From day one, Yun and her family were impressed by their pet’s massive appetite. The “dog” reportedly chowed down on a box of fruit and two buckets of noodles everyday.

But it wasn’t until the pet reached 250 pounds and started walking around on its hind legs that they realized there was a mistake.

This “dog” is actually an Asiatic black bear.

Since the family is slightly (and reasonably) afraid of wild bears and is not capable of caring for one of the large creatures, they have since transferred their former family pet to Yunnan Wildlife Rescue Centre, where it will receive proper care from wildlife professionals.

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And I thought our country was slow when it came to these animal things.

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2 hours ago, MovieMadness said:

Family Realizes Pet Dog Might Be a Bear

Just a few days after news broke that a woman found out her puppy bought from a Chinese pet store last year is actually a fox, another pet owner has come to a similar conclusion.

According to The Independent, two years ago, Su Yun, from Kunming in the Yunnan province of China, bought a puppy on vacation, believing it to be a Tibetan Mastiff, and brought the animal home.

From day one, Yun and her family were impressed by their pet’s massive appetite. The “dog” reportedly chowed down on a box of fruit and two buckets of noodles everyday.

But it wasn’t until the pet reached 250 pounds and started walking around on its hind legs that they realized there was a mistake.

This “dog” is actually an Asiatic black bear.

Since the family is slightly (and reasonably) afraid of wild bears and is not capable of caring for one of the large creatures, they have since transferred their former family pet to Yunnan Wildlife Rescue Centre, where it will receive proper care from wildlife professionals.

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And I thought our country was slow when it came to these animal things.

 

People also mistake bears for Bigfoot.

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Trump Administration Shuts Down NASA's $10 Million Carbon Monitoring Program While CO2 Levels Soar

The Trump administration has killed NASA's Carbon Monitoring System, which was responsible for compiling data from separate satellite and aircraft measurements of CO2 and methane emission across the Earth.

This program allowed scientists to have a picture of the flow of carbon all over Earth.

The Trump administration's move to shut down the Carbon Monitoring System was first reported by Science. This move will make it harder for nations to be able to verify that quotas are being met according to the promises in the Paris climate accords. Every nation on Earth, except the US, is part of the accord.

Kelly Sims Gallagher, Director of Tufts University's Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, told Science that if emissions aren't being measured, countries will not know who is keeping their promises according to the Paris climate accords.

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It's about time this scam started to get shut down, NASA should have never been involved to begin with.

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50 minutes ago, MovieMadness said:

Trump Administration Shuts Down NASA's $10 Million Carbon Monitoring Program While CO2 Levels Soar

The Trump administration has killed NASA's Carbon Monitoring System, which was responsible for compiling data from separate satellite and aircraft measurements of CO2 and methane emission across the Earth.

This program allowed scientists to have a picture of the flow of carbon all over Earth.

The Trump administration's move to shut down the Carbon Monitoring System was first reported by Science. This move will make it harder for nations to be able to verify that quotas are being met according to the promises in the Paris climate accords. Every nation on Earth, except the US, is part of the accord.

Kelly Sims Gallagher, Director of Tufts University's Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, told Science that if emissions aren't being measured, countries will not know who is keeping their promises according to the Paris climate accords.

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It's about time this scam started to get shut down, NASA should have never been involved to begin with.

 

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Global warming to lead to more volcano eruptions, researchers warn

Scientists state that the world is steadily warming, which is leading to the polar ice caps melting.

However, as the ice in the north and south poles continues to melt, this could lead to the eruptions of volcanoes.

This is because ice sheets and glaciers can help to maintain the structure of volcanoes and mountains.

Gioachino Roberti, a PhD student at the University of Clermont Auvergne, said: “Imagine the ice like some sort of protective layer – when the ice melts away, the mountain is free to collapse.

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Is anyone stupid enough to believe this one? Now ice protects us from volcanoes of all things.

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1 hour ago, MovieMadness said:

Global warming to lead to more volcano eruptions, researchers warn

Scientists state that the world is steadily warming, which is leading to the polar ice caps melting.

However, as the ice in the north and south poles continues to melt, this could lead to the eruptions of volcanoes.

This is because ice sheets and glaciers can help to maintain the structure of volcanoes and mountains.

Gioachino Roberti, a PhD student at the University of Clermont Auvergne, said: “Imagine the ice like some sort of protective layer – when the ice melts away, the mountain is free to collapse.

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Is anyone stupid enough to believe this one? Now ice protects us from volcanoes of all things.

 

So this is what's causing Hawaii about to blow it's top. :wacko::lol:

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Massive Ice Highways Found Hiding Under Antarctica

 Scientists have found huge valleys linking the smaller West Antarctic Ice Sheet to the massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet, hidden deep under the ice.

Three canyons — named Foundation Trough, Patuxent Trough and Offset Rift Basin — slice through the mountain ranges that divide the two major regions of the frozen continent. Foundation is 217 miles (350 kilometers) long (about the distance from Los Angeles to Las Vegas) and 22 miles (35 km) wide. Patuxent is a bit shorter and half Foundation's width. Offset is half Foundation's length but just as wide. Each of them provides a highway for ice to flow from the larger, stabler East Antarctic Ice Sheet into the smaller, less stable West Antarctic Ice Sheet. And each of them was completely unmapped and unseen under the ice until a recent survey mission, which was described online May 4 in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.

That's because the two major ice-mapping satellites orbiting Earth have big blind spots in the center of Antarctica. The inclination of their orbits prevents them from seeing into the ice of the southernmost continent. So, between 2015 and 2017, an international team of researchers started flying planes with sensitive mapping instruments on board over the Antarctic gap in order to fill in the blind spot in Earth's ice maps.

This finding is a big deal because it offers scientists a framework for figuring out how the more landlocked ice of the Eastern Ice Sheet might behave as the climate changes.

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i knew they were going to bring up the climate change scam in this eventually. These people never give up on it.

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https://www.rxleaf.com/post/11432/big-pharma-cancer-patent

Big Pharma Will Now Hold Patent for CBD/THC Cancer Treatment

RxLeaf

It’s hard to believe that Big Pharma is the one making the most progress in proving that cannabis works! Well, maybe not so much ‘hard to believe’ as disheartening and depressing as heck.

British company, GW Pharmaceuticals, has been a big name in cannabis pharmaceuticals since 1998. They’ve broken through the iron gates surrounding cannabis medicine, so much so that they even got CBD-extract medications (made by Big Pharma) to be removed from Schedule I.

GW Pharma has developed cannabis-based drugs for multiple sclerosis and epilepsy, and now….cancer. That’s right. Big Pharma now holds the patent for cancer treatment using cannabis. Let. That. Sink. In. For. A. Moment.

 

In 2009, GW went forward with a patent application, alongside collaborator Otsuka Pharmaceutical.  At the end of September, GW  announced that they had received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent Office to go forward with production of their cannabis-based cancer treatment, Sativex.

The Treatment

Numerous studies have shown that cannabis can be used to treat cancer by eradicating cancer cells and stopping metastasis, in most types of cancer. The latest GW drug will harness the power of THC and CBD to treat gliomas, which are a rare form of brain cancer.

The now-patented pharmaceutical uses a ratio of THC and CBD ranging from 1:1 to 1:20 (THC:CBD) to “reduce cell viability, inhibit cell growth or reduce tumor volume”, according to the company. It is interesting to note that GW’s treatment, Sativex, grew out of a long history of pre-clinical trials and anecdotal evidence that show the use of cannabis and cannabis-based products for tumor reduction.

The company went ahead with clinical trials in August 2018 to test the efficacy of Sativex. This trial will look at efficacy of Sativex when combined with more traditional mainstream cancer treatments. Sativex and the chemotherapy drug, temozolomide, has been administered to 20 patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). This is a rare and very deadly type of brain cancer.

The Patent

The original patent application was sent in 2009, but has been subsequently changed to accommodate FDA requirements. Changes would include specifics like THC and CBD ratios in the medication, as well as the forms of cancer that Sativex may be able to treat.

What Does This Mean for Cancer Research?

On the positive side, the patent recognizes the value of cannabis for cancer treatments, and not just as a way to counteract the effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Cannabis’ efficacy for killing cancer cells must now be recognized on a federal level. This also allows for more options for cancer patients in choosing their treatments.

It’s a potentially exciting time for cannabis research! Look out for more patents, more clinical trials, and even more cannabis-based medications hitting the market. Keep pushing for access to whole plant medicine.

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But this is a British pharmaceutical company.  Sound like great news for cancer patients but will the ACA / US health insurance cover it or will our greedy drug companies stick their noses in and fight it because it's competition?

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bonus clip don't **** while your driving.

forget about bossie, husbands are the great menace.

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She might as well be married to Terrance and Phillip. :wacko:

Now for the science of divorce.

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