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Nuclear Energy Plant Too Expensive to Compete With Natural Gas? | The Energy Collective

Nuclear Energy Plant Too Expensive to Compete With Natural Gas? | The Energy Collective | GOVERNMENTaNdLAW |
On Saturday, the Tampa Bay Times published a lengthy piece that argues the two reactor installation proposed for Levy County, Florida is a more expensive option than a natural gas power plant.

Via SustainOurEarth
Jacob Rabe's insight:

Nuclear energy was seen as the energy source of the future to many people. According to these recent reports, its not as good as many people were hoping. Safety is the ultimate factor when deciding on an energy source, and this is where nuclear energy lacks.


Henry Hartzler's comment, May 19, 2013 6:30 PM
There have been tons of safety problems with nuclear energy as well, ethonal and natural gas may turn out to be better options for the future of energy.
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Video: An Unprecedented and Treasonous Move in Syria by President Obama #Impeach

As more evidence of chemical weapons mounts, should the U.S. arm Syrian rebels with weapons?


Now we turn to the simmering debate over what the u. S. Should do about syria.

There are reports that the president may be ready to make a bold and controversial move, and arm the rebels. Abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl tells us the latest. Reporter: Today embattled syrian president bashar al assad, the man accused of using chemical weapons on his own people, made his first public appearance in more than a month, appearing entirely at ease, touring an electrical plant in damasc damascus.

Syria's future cannot include assad. His hands are bathed in the blood of his own people. He has no place in syria's future, and no support from the syrian people.

Reporter: Senior u. S. Fishes say the administration is now considering sending weapons to rebel fighters.

They've requested anti-aircraft and anti-tank weapons. Abc news has learned the f non-military aid to rebel fighters arrived in syria yesterday and more is in the pipeline, including body armor, and nice vision goggles. Sending weapons would be a big move and a move that he rejected last year out of fear the weapons would end up in the hands of anti-american extremists.

No decision has been made yet on sending the weapons, but one idea now under active consideration is that it may be the best of what are all effectively bad ideas. A way to put pressure on syria, without committing u. S

Via littlebytesnews
Jacob Rabe's insight:

It is a horrible idea to arm the rebels in Syria. These people are anti-american and we are handing them guns. There is not telling whos hands these guns could end up in, and what they will be used for

littlebytesnews's curator insight, May 1, 2013 11:17 PM

Obama's been arming the 'rebels' terrorists already. He started in Benghazi, which is why weapons were being transferred through Libya to Turkey to Syria. Now he wants to make it public so he can justify the transfer of weapons. This  is a bad idea, because we will be arming terrorists from Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood, The same people we have been fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq for the past ten years! The same people who have killed thousands of our own men and women in combat. 


This is insane! It is also treason to aid and abet our enemies! This is why the Obama administration must be investigated on Benghazi for not only the failure to provide proper security before the attacks but proper support during the attack. This negligence left four Americans dead and nobody has been held accountable, fired or reprimanded for it yet!



Video:Obama Admin. Was Likely Running Arms To Islamic Jihadists Through Benghazi.




Leader of Ansar al-Sharia eludes capture, wanted for inciting unrest in Tunisia -


Obama's Benghazi Cover-up Hiding Arms Shipments to Jihadists in Syria


'Benghazi-gate' - Bombshell: Obama Administration Deleted State Dept. Memo From Internet After Discovering Al Qaeda Behind Benghazi Attack







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Google Glass - Is This the Future of Field Trips?

Google Glass -  Is This the Future of Field Trips? | GOVERNMENTaNdLAW |

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Jacob Rabe's insight:

This seems a bit pointless. You could go and just watch a documentary about the place and it would be the same thing as having your teacher go to this place and talk about it. It is pretty sweet looking though.


David Wallace's curator insight, May 7, 2013 6:27 AM

Or stay at school and watch a video......

(Far less forms to fill in)

Henry Hartzler's comment, May 10, 2013 10:22 AM
I agree, it seems like cool technology, but you miss out on actually experiencing the place yourself! This would be like watching a virtual tour of DC instead of taking the trip there, it would get dull very fast.
Eugene Love's curator insight, July 19, 2014 12:59 PM

the article and video show a very direct way that google glass can be used to visualize a field trip for a classroom. I added it because its much less of a future option and much more of a current day technology option.  

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Neuroscience Explores Why Humans Feel Empathy for Robots - Smithsonian

Neuroscience Explores Why Humans Feel Empathy for Robots - Smithsonian | GOVERNMENTaNdLAW |

Brain scans show that the neurological patterns linked with pangs of empathy for humans also occur when we see a robot treated harshly


If, while watching WALL-E, your heart broke just a little bit when you saw the title character desperately travel across outer space in search of true love, it doesn’t mean you’re crazy. Sure, WALL-E is a robot. But its cute, anthropomorphized look and all too human desire to end its loneliness made us subconsciously forget that it is not human.


The ability to forget that key point wasn’t just a matter of clever storytelling. New research shows that, at least in a small sample of people tested, the same neural patterns that occur when we feel empathy for a human onscreen are present in our brains when we see a robot onscreen.

Via Edwin Rutsch
Jacob Rabe's insight:

It is not surprising to me that this is the case. A human can feel empathy for just about anything. Many people feel empathy for nature, and some would call them tree huggers. The point is when you familiarize yourself with anything well enough, you will become attached, even when it is a robot. 

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US Congressman introduces bill requiring study of autism rate in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated

US Congressman introduces bill requiring study of autism rate in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated | GOVERNMENTaNdLAW |

The CDC has refused to study the autism rate in vaccinated vs. unvaccinated kids, because they are a captive agency of vaccine manufacturers. The former head of the CDC is now the head of Merck vaccines, the largest US vaccine manufacturer. CDC officials have been disrespectful, bumbling fools when required to testify before Congress.


The CDC is reluctant to compare autism rates in unvaxed vs. vaxed because it will likely show the same thing as the following study and survey, a huge increase in autism risk in the vaccinated. Of course such data will indict the CDC and expose their responsibility for creating the biggest epidemic in US history: Vaccine-induced autism.

Via Sepp Hasslberger
Jacob Rabe's insight:

This seems to me like it is a very demanding issue. If it is expected that the studies will show results that are not favorable, then why haven't we dont this a long time ago? Its all about the money. If these vaccines are proven to cause autism than these very large vaccine manufactures will either be out of business, or they will be spending a fortune figuring out the cause.

Dakota Swank's curator insight, May 2, 2013 10:37 PM

Fair enough.  But somebody has to do it. If not the CDC then maybe they could hire some individual contracting research facility because this could be very helpful research considering how many children develop autism every year.  The CDC produces the vaccination and approval has gone through the CDC as well; so, how effective really is this vaccine? And how can we  possibly know the effectiveness of it without getting legitamet testing done on the effects?

MsHaeussinger's comment, May 5, 2013 6:14 PM
Interesting story! This issue has gotten a lot of press in recent years from celebrities. To my knowledge they have never found a link but this could change that by infusing research dollars.
Sara Tilleman's curator insight, June 5, 2013 10:18 AM

the debate continues!

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The deep GREEN sea: Scuba divers brave sub-zero conditions to explore mysterious underwater world beneath layer of ice

These fascinating pictures taken by photographer Franco Banfi of his scuba diving colleague reveal what lies beneath the iced surface of the White Sea, on Russia's north-west coast.
Jacob Rabe's insight:

These are some of the coolest photos i've seen in a while. We know less about the deep sea than we know about deep space. Its because the extreme cold temperatures and pressure have made it so no man could go below a few hundred feet. They didn't go too deep in this one. but its still pretty cool


MsHaeussinger's comment, April 28, 2013 11:01 AM
These are impressive photos!
Matthew Nava's comment, April 28, 2013 4:02 PM
I hope they find something awesome down there! These photos are really amazing, hopefully they will be able to explore all of it.
Henry Hartzler's comment, April 28, 2013 4:53 PM
These are intense! It will be interesting to see what biological life is found to live there as well, I bet the marine biologists will be having a hayday!
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Number of women candidates not rising

Despite the welcome addition of a woman candidate contesting independently from Bajaur Agency, the overall number of women candidates contesting on general seats of the National Assembly (NA) has stayed much the same since the 2002 election. Even in the ranks of mainstream political parties which champion equal rights and participation of women, the number of women candidates contesting in the upcoming general elections has remained unchanged or, worse still, gone down. According to details of candidates filed by eight mainstream political parties, there is no significant increase in the number of women candidates in the 2002, 2008 and 2013 elections.

Via @PakistanWeekly
Jacob Rabe's comment, April 25, 2013 10:16 AM
Insight: This actually makes sense to me. Recently, have you heard of any women's rights movements? No, because women already have all of the rights that a normal american has. This means that the opportunity for women to have a seat in a political party is just as good as it will be in the future.
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Amendments to close drug trafficking loophole (ACT)

Amendments to close drug trafficking loophole (ACT) | GOVERNMENTaNdLAW |
A tough new law designed to crack down on drug traffickers is expected to be passed on Tuesday, despite fears that it is too harsh and is in breach of the ACT's human rights laws.

Via ReGenUC
Jacob Rabe's comment, April 18, 2013 9:34 AM
Insight: There will always be drug trafficking between throughout the United States, but this will help put a dent in it. Instead of trying to attack the cartel from higher up, they are trying to take out smaller individual drug manufacturers. Hard drugs are bad.
MsHaeussinger's comment, April 21, 2013 1:24 PM
Please note that while this is an interesting story, it pertains only to Australia!
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Mapping Human Brain, Unlocking Mysteries of Human

Mapping Human Brain, Unlocking Mysteries of Human | GOVERNMENTaNdLAW |
Obama wants the research to involve private institutions as well as government agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the National Science Foundation.
Jacob Rabe's comment, April 10, 2013 2:26 PM
I think the research they are doing is extremely beneficial. It is important for our country to make advancements in medical technology. The money is better spent on this than all of the other government spending. There is no problems if our country is extremely advanced in the medical field, and we still have economic problems. Money is just an object, and the health of our nation is important
Henry Hartzler's comment, April 14, 2013 12:55 PM
I agree, medical advances will always continue to be made, so why not fund them here in the US? this project could create cures for Alzheimer's and other neurological disorders as well.
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Constitution is specific about firearms ownership -

Constitution is specific about firearms ownership - | GOVERNMENTaNdLAW |
Constitution is specific about firearms ownership
The Constitution is the supreme law of the land, superseding all laws created by states and local governments.
Jacob Rabe's comment, April 10, 2013 2:13 PM
The right to own a gun is specifically written into the constitution. I read another story about a guy that was walking around, with a concealed gun. He had all of the appropriate licensing and he had every right to have it on him. Still, the authorities gave him a tough time, and they did not respect his right to have it. This proves that strong bias against firearm ownership, and it also proves that not everyone who has a gun isn't up to no good.
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Is It Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty?

Is It Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty? | GOVERNMENTaNdLAW |
The end to extreme poverty might very well be within reach. But is the bar too low?


The World Bank aims to raise just about everyone on Earth above the $1.25-a-day income threshold. In Zambia, an average person living in such dire poverty might be able to afford, on a given day, two or three plates of cornmeal porridge, a tomato, a mango, a spoonful each of oil and sugar, a bit of chicken or fish, maybe a handful of nuts. But he would have just pocket change to spend on transportation, housing, education and everything else.

Via Seth Dixon
Jacob Rabe's insight:

This is a really interesting article. It is so crazy to think about living in a world without poverty, because it has been there for as long as we can all remember, and its not something you can just slip out of. When you think about it, it is sort of an exponential growth, just like the economy.

Jacquie Rintoul's comment, June 20, 2013 10:08 PM
I agree with Sarah. While many people think that poverty can be eradicated, the world's economy simply cannot hold up every single country. Even if it was able to, countries would probably get into debt and end up poorer than before.
Hannah Campbell's curator insight, July 20, 2013 10:29 PM

I do not think it is crazy to think we can eridacte poverty, but the world's richest and most developed countries need to support the developing countries. 

JH Tan's curator insight, January 19, 2014 7:52 AM

It is extremely hard to eradicate poverty in the world as most people in the world is still living below the $1.25 a day income.However, if  gorverments from developed countries are willing to support the developing countries,I believe we will be able to hit the target set by the world bank to raise just about everyone on earth above the $1.25 a day income.

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Rain will get more extreme thanks to global warming, says NASA study

Rain will get more extreme thanks to global warming, says NASA study | GOVERNMENTaNdLAW |

The forecast for the future of rainfall on Earth is in: over the next hundred years, areas that receive lots of precipitation right now are only going to get wetter, and dry areas will go for longer periods without seeing a drop, according to a new NASA-led study on global warming. "We looked at rainfall of different types," said William Lau, NASA's deputy director of atmospheric studies and the lead author of the study, in a phone interview with The Verge. "The extreme heavy rain end the prolonged drought side both increase drastically and are also connected physically."

Via Szabolcs Kósa
Jacob Rabe's insight:

This is a really scary article. It is becoming more and more apparent that the footprint humans are leaving in the earth is bigger than we thought. something must be done to slow it down.


dillon von berge's comment, May 13, 2013 8:26 AM
I agree with rabe in that we need to start watching how we are affecting the world we live in.
Rachel Sigrist's curator insight, February 26, 2014 11:07 AM

How and why?

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Court: California cities can ban pot shops

Court: California cities can ban pot shops | GOVERNMENTaNdLAW |
The California Supreme Court ruled Monday that cities and counties can ban medical marijuana dispensaries, a ruling likely to further diminish the state's once-extravagant network of storefront pot shops and fuel efforts to bring greater oversight...

Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)
Jacob Rabe's insight:

This is not benificial for our country at all. Imagine all of the people who are now jobless because their place of business was closed down. Imagine all of the patients who now need to experiment with other medicine to find something that can aid them Medical marijuana has been legal in california for nearly 17 years, why are they cracking down now?

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Supernova left its mark in bacteria: Radioactive iron may be first fossil imprint of a nearby cosmic explosion

Supernova left its mark in bacteria: Radioactive iron may be first fossil imprint of a nearby cosmic explosion | GOVERNMENTaNdLAW |

Sediment in a deep-sea core may hold radioactive iron spewed by a distant supernova 2.2 million years ago and preserved in the fossilized remains of iron-loving bacteria. If confirmed, the iron traces would be the first biological signature of a specific exploding star.


In 2004, scientists reported finding the isotope iron-60, which does not form on Earth, in a piece of sea floor from the Pacific Ocean. They calculated how long ago this radioactive isotope had arrived by using the rate at which it decays over time. The culprit, they concluded, was a supernova in the cosmic neighbourhood.


Shawn Bishop, a physicist at the Technical University of Munich in Germany, wondered if he could find signs of that explosion in the fossil record on Earth. Some natural candidates are certain species of bacteria that gather iron from their environment to create 100-nanometer-wide magnetic crystals, which the microbes use to orient themselves within Earth’s magnetic field so that they can navigate to their preferred conditions. These 'magnetotactic' bacteria live in sea-floor sediments. So Bishop and his colleagues acquired parts of a sediment core from the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean, dating to between about 1.7 million and 3.3 million years ago. They took sediment samples from strata corresponding to periods roughly 100,000 years apart, and treated them with a chemical technique that extracts iron-60 but not iron from nonbiological sources, such as soil washing off the continents. The scientists then ran the samples through a mass spectrometer to see if any iron-60 was present.


And it was. “It looks like there’s something there,” Bishop told reporters at the Denver meeting. The levels of iron-60 are minuscule, but the only place they seem to appear is in layers dated to around 2.2 million years ago. This apparent signal of iron-60, Bishop said, could be the remains of magnetite (Fe3O4) chains formed by bacteria on the sea floor as radioactive supernova debris showered on them from the atmosphere, after crossing inter-stellar space at nearly the speed of light.


No one is sure what particular star might have exploded at this time, although one paper points to suspects in the Scorpius–Centaurus stellar association, at a distance of about 130 parsecs (424 light years) from the Sun.


“I’m really excited about this,” says Brian Thomas, an astrophysicist at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, who was not involved in the work. “The nice thing is that it’s directly tied to a specific event.” “For me, philosophically, the charm is that this is sitting in the fossil record of our planet,” Bishop says. He and his team are now working on a second core, also from the Pacific, to see if it too holds the iron-60 signal.


Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
Jacob Rabe's insight:

The sea is so deep and vast. Those who are brave enough to go down, are often forced to come back up from lack of oxygen and the extreme pressure. We are still finding new stuff on the ocean floor and the discoveries are fascinating.


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'Truth serum' won't reveal mind of James Holmes

'Truth serum' won't reveal mind of James Holmes | GOVERNMENTaNdLAW |
Arthur Caplan says no drug can shed light on Aurora suspect James Holmes' mindset, despite Hollywood's belief otherwise.

Via Henry Hartzler
Jacob Rabe's insight:

This seems like a total violation of this man's rights. It sounds like it is just a drug that makes people talk a lot, and hopefully while they are talking like crazy they spit something out that is actually useful information. But can you take it seriously? probably not because they are under the influence


Henry Hartzler's curator insight, May 1, 2013 11:15 PM

Can they really take anything he would say under this serum as the "full truth and nothing but the truth" if he is babbling without inhibitions while under the influence of this drug? Additionaly, this does seem to take away 5th amendment rights against self-incrimination. Have they ever attempted to use this serum in previous cases?

MsHaeussinger's comment, May 2, 2013 11:02 AM
So its not really truth serum its just a way to make a person to talk but not necessarily about the truth.

American Canyon math students mastering robotics - Napa Valley Register

American Canyon math students mastering robotics - Napa Valley Register | GOVERNMENTaNdLAW |
American Canyon math students mastering robotics
Napa Valley Register
Mathletics are middle school math competitions and mobots are educational modular robots. Nowadays American Canyon Middle School kids are mathletes and mobot engineers.

Jacob Rabe's insight:

Its amazing that kids that are so young are learning advanced topics like robotics. Robotics is an up and coming technology and it is growing exponetially. Soon, everything will be controlled with hydraulics and robotics and people will be more out of shape than ever.

Matthew Nava's comment, April 28, 2013 4:05 PM
I wish we were offered some robotics classes when we were younger! This is awesome though, I can't wait to see what they make.
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Tablets Will Transform the Classroom [OPINION]

Tablets Will Transform the Classroom [OPINION] | GOVERNMENTaNdLAW |
The advancements in tablet technology necessitate a shift in education toward digital content and improved engagement.

Via John Evans
Jacob Rabe's comment, April 18, 2013 9:39 AM
Insight: These tablets are increasing student interaction in the classroom, sparking the minds and imaginations of the young people, and helping kids learn across the world. From seeing these tablets in action i can say that they need a lot more work. They are simply not advanced enough yet to be used to their full potential. In 5 years I'm sure everyone will be using tablets in the classroom
Matthew Nava's comment, April 21, 2013 10:39 PM
Well I'm sure glad I don't have to use one, i hate doing projects on the iPad. I guess times are changing, so it might be better in the future.
Henry Hartzler's curator insight, April 24, 2013 11:52 PM

There have even been studies saying that this new use of technology is making active parts of our brain that was not present before. I agree, this use of tablets could definately further the interaction and creativity of the students. It does beat reading out-of-date info from a book made in the 1970's. Ideas and education are evolving so quickly that this tablet movement may just keep up with it.

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'No justification' for US torturing terror suspects - 'Truth Commission' report — RT News

'No justification' for US torturing terror suspects - 'Truth Commission' report — RT News | GOVERNMENTaNdLAW |
A leading bipartisan think-tank says it is “indisputable” that the US tortured captives in the aftermath of 9/11.
Jacob Rabe's comment, April 18, 2013 9:28 AM
Insight: It is horrible that we are torturing people that likely have nothing to do with attacks of terror nowadays. The captives they torture were from the aftermath of 9/11 and we are still holding these people captive. It is a waste of space in our prisons and a waste of government funding. It is also likely that these people were tortured with the same techniques used in Iraq, that are illegal according to signed treaties.
Henry Hartzler's comment, April 18, 2013 9:36 AM
I agree, there is no justification for us to be torturing terror suspects. If we are torturing these inmates and holding them indefinitely, how does that separate us from those who orchestrated the 9/11 attacks? Besides being inhumane, it is also illegal according to the treaties as Rabe stated above.
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Printable Living Tissue (Droplet Networks) Possible?

Printable Living Tissue (Droplet Networks) Possible? | GOVERNMENTaNdLAW |
British scientists have used a custom-made 3D printer to make living tissue-like material that could one day serve medical purposes, according to findings released Thursday.
Jacob Rabe's comment, April 10, 2013 2:19 PM
3D printers are really cool. They are a brand new pieces of technology that are revolutionizing the way manufacturing works. Instead of the lengthy process of molding, printing an electronic drawing of the work is much easier. They even have printers that have capabilities to print a working gun. They are simply amazing
MsHaeussinger's comment, April 14, 2013 3:14 PM
I am terrified but intrigued!
Matthew Nava's comment, April 14, 2013 8:31 PM
I agree, 3D printers are really cool. I hope they bring these to the medical field, so maybe one day I will get to use them! It will be interesting to see what procedures this new technology will be able to help in.