Monday, May 30, 2016

The Chunky Chiseled Beefsquatch

The Chunky Chiseled Beefsquatch
 By Cam Flanagan

The day was a catafield failure that turned into a Twinkie genocide


We were hoping to get shots of the Chunky Chiseled Beefsquatch for the Golden Box


Leaving just before dawn, we went on our way, to the place they say, they saw the Beefsquatch yawn


Skidmarks was hot, getting lots of shots of the flighty, Flat Chested Whiner Bird


She caught the waxing and waning, fleeting and fainting, Theater of The Absurd


The bird sang and sang the same old tune, till her mate went away for the day


Time did fly, so I waved goodbye, knowing Skidmarks wanted to stay


Just two of us now, a couple of clowns; we hopped in the brown sit down


After driving for hours, staring at flowers; Mo lost control, and the Rover drove over a sow


I grabbed the other under cover and reached around, but Jack was nowhere right now


Hot and wet, dripping with sweat, we sighed and frowned about the ground


I quipped ~bout Mo’s skills a bit, and hit my chin on her fist


Mo was insulted, but twas my face that melted, and my smile that had been dissed

Somehow then, I dropped my lens, and kicked its crevasse to a hole


Tried as I might to retrieve it, I feigned the Cobra should keep it, when the Fire Ants told me to go


Pissed off and shouting, I lost all my routing and tumbled ass over wit


I emerged tired and spent, broken and bent, smelling a bit like shit


I looked to the sky, started to cry; my day a grand twist of fate


Mo, being a nurse, pulled from her purse; a creamy, box of sponge cake


Tempted by gold, the Beef grew bold and emerged from just out back


Eyes fixed, teeth bared; drooling over our snack

It walked up beside us, grabbed and denied us, our only moment of glean


The Squatch stuffed its face, grinned in disgrace, with teeth full of plastic and cream


True to The Theater Absurd, it flipped us the bird, whirled and turned; disappearing as it faded away


No proof it exists, ~cept legends and quips, can be offered for you today 


So I stand here before you, plead and implore you, to believe my bad riddled tale


For there’s no photo provided, for the telling decided, of my sad little, epic fail


Yet because I adore you and don’t wish to bore you, and ~cause the telling is true


Good people you are, a right you have; I know that closure is due

And I was thinking, now that we’re drinking, that this tale had no kind of ending

So with joy in my heart and spring in my start; I’d like to invite you all to our wedding.



Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Thorium Remix 2016

Thorium is an abundant material which can be transformed into massive quantities of energy. To do so efficiently, requires a very different nuclear reactor than the kind we use today- Not one that uses solid fuel rods, but a reactor in which the fuel is kept in a liquid state. Not one that uses pressurized water as a coolant, but a reactor that uses chemically stable molten salts.

Such a reactor is called a "Molten Salt Reactor". Many different configurations are possible. Some of these configurations can harness Thorium very efficiently.

If you have ever heard the word THORIUM before now, that is because NASA paid $10,000 to have MSR research documents scanned. NASA needs power for space missions, but current nuclear reactors are ill-suited for off-world application.

This video explores the attributes of Molten Salt Reactors. Why are they compelling? And why do many people (including myself) see them as the only economical way of fully harnessing ALL our nuclear fuels... including Thorium.

THORIUM REMIX 2016 has been under development since 2012. I hope it conveys to you why I personally find Molten Salt Reactors so compelling, as do the many volunteers and supporters who helped create this video. Much of the footage was shot by volunteers.

Entities pursuing Molten Salt Reactors are...

Flibe Energy - http://flibe-energy.com/
Terrestrial Energy - http://terrestrialenergy.com/
Moltex Energy - http://www.moltexenergy.com/
ThorCon Power - http://thorconpower.com/
Transatomic - http://www.transatomicpower.com/
Seaborg - http://seaborg.co/
Copenhagen Atomics - http://www.copenhagenatomics.com/
TerraPower - http://terrapower.com/
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre - http://www.barc.gov.in/
Chinese Academy of Sciences - http://english.cas.cn/

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Rand Paul Proves to Me Once Again that He Deserves My Respect

Just forget about politics for a minute and pay attention to the wisdom of the message, and the beauty of listening to articulate statesman speaking.  Then compare the quality of the speaking you see here to Trump or Clinton.