Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Food Stuff Consumption And Miscellany

Monday, July 2, 2007

lg coffee (light/sweet)
2 bbq babyback ribs*
sm-med piece of meat (med)*
sm amount of french fries*
bottle of peach iced tea (16 fl.oz.)
dbl cheeseburger (McDonalds)
2 pints of lager (royal/imperial)
2 pints of lager (*) diff. location
glass of fountain coke
3-4 pints of lager (diff. location)
2 glasses of fountain coke
sm cup of potato soup with
3 pkgs of saltine (2 per) crackers
1/2 pickle
1/2 soft pretzel
pack of cigarettes

*room temperature (outside)
(*) additional pint(s) of lager


"Bush said he decided to "respect" the jury's verdict that Libby was guilty of four felonies for lying about his role in the leak of a covert CIA officer's identity. But the president said Libby's "exceptional public service" and previously unblemished criminal history led him to conclude that the 30-month sentence handed down last month was "excessive."

White House Stationery

Nuclear Energy Is Hot Again

The United States has 104 commercial reactors which supply about 20 percent of the country's power. In comparison, France gets nearly 80 percent of its power from nuclear reactors. The Department of Energy projects a 45 percent growth in electricity demand by 2030, meaning 35 to 50 new nuclear plants will be needed by then just to maintain nuclear's share of the energy market, said Scott Peterson of the Nuclear Energy Institute, the industry's chief lobbyist.

Recycling used fuel, which contains 90 percent of its original energy after one use, can reduce waste. "Reprocessing" also produces a plutonium that‘s nearer to weapons grade, raising fears that widespread reprocessing could increase the risks of nuclear proliferation. Waste disposal, safe operation and security remain major concerns, but economics may be the biggest deterrent. Huge capital costs combine into an enormous price tag for would-be investors.

"That growing demand, *not* global warming, has been the single biggest factor in companies looking at building nuclear plants again," Peterson said.

Note: Nuclear power is produced when neutrons split the nucleus of uranium atoms, releasing heat which is used to boil water and produce the steam that drives a plant‘s turbines. The process is emissions-free and the radioactive waste is contained inside the plant.

"There are better ways to boil water," Jim Riccio of Greenpeace said.

But any major expansion will require selling nuclear in new places, where local opposition may be intense and winning approval may be costly.

"This isn't just a bunch of environmentalists who think this is a bad idea," Riccio said. "It's most people who *aren't* being paid to think otherwise."

Fourth of July Prayer:

Pride Brings Disgrace

The Humble Are Wise

Lord, Please Give Us

Wise Leaders

seen at Highway Tabernacle - Assembly of God (18th/Spring Garden - Philadelphia)

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