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James Salsman
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The Verge: The joy of statistically analyzing Bob Ross' happy little trees. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwucuVrRo

Not sure about this one, but testing what share does here....
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mashups with version numbers. Let me sleep on that.
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Futures coming.

Its been theoretically possible to take seawater and air, break the water into hydrogen and oxygen, and mix that with carbon dioxide to make long chain polymers that look and burn like gasoline. there are various processes that can do that, ranging from organic enzymes, to artificial photosynthesis, to plasmification/distillation. they each use a very different and energy intensive process.

Seawater fuel is currently more expensive than pulling it out of the ground.... so might be limited in its usefulness.

That is, unless a large and powerful organisation decides to mass produce the means to make it... 

But who would do that?
The US Navy believes it has finally worked out the solution to a problem that has intrigued scientists for decades: how to take seawater and use it as fuel. The development of a liquid hydrocarbon fuel is being hailed as "a game-changer" because it would signficantly shorten the supply chain, a weak link that makes any force easier to attack. The US has a fleet of 15 military oil tankers, and only aircraft carriers and some submarines are equippe...
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+Peter da Silva nighttime wind puts it way under petroleum.
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Dear +Bob Wyman how are these people doing on Google's climate mitigation lederboard? What's the top 5 these days?
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My favorite part of this is the enthusiastic plug for the Dallas Cowboys.
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+Chitownzson I said it was my favorite part, not the part I thought was most intriguing. My least favorite parts were the sidestepping of the question of organized crime use of deliberate security sabotage for eavesdropping, and calling a plain language interpretation of the 4th Amendment "arrogant" by someone who has managed to convince three branches of government to ignore that plain language.
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Not only do many U.S. companies keep their overseas profits in foreign countries, about $2.1 trillion in all, double what it was in 2008, they also spend tens of millions of dollars on lawyers and auditors who help identify possible loopholes. Insane.
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Would President Warren let your boss conspire with other employers to keep your wages low? No, she would not.
 
It has been seven years since Congress last increased the minimum wage.  It’s time to honor work again, time to honor the people who get up every day and bust their tails to try to build a life for themselves and their children. It’s time to end corporate welfare for companies that pay poverty-level wages and then expect taxpayers to pick up the tab when their workers need public assistance to afford food, health care, and other basic expenses. It’s time to #RaiseTheWage to help level the playing field for America’s hardworking families.
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+John Walkenbach I'm not familiar with this site, but I think it makes sense to link to the full list of promises instead of just the "broken" promises.   http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/  This view of the data shows the promises that were judge to be kept or compromised.

I think I agree with +victor steinbok on  this....much of the potential progress that Obama and the Democrats could have brought us has been blocked by the Republicans in the House and Republican filibusters in the Senate.

Incidentally, the same site shows that Republicans haven't exactly kept all their promises either: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/gop-pledge-o-meter/

I believe we need to recognize the successes and failures of our politicians instead of always focusing on the negative.   If we had more Senators as thoughtful as Warren, we'd go much further as a nation.
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Worth remediation.
 
Three good reasons in two and a half minutes.
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If you are going to be around Washington, D.C. next month, come see the people who brought you peace and prosperity in Western Europe decide how to colonize space.

"As usual, an astronomer gets picked to play the role of aerospace engineer." -- http://hobbyspace.com/Blog/?p=7009#comment-87057

Well, that certainly sounds like it ought to be an outrage, but it looks like they have engineers. (http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/604309main_3-GER_WS-TargetNEA-Reed.pdf) cc +Christine Paluch +James Hare 
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This is not so much the topic of expertise but will look out for it. 
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Don't stop producing more plutonium yet, but soon, maybe. cc +lisa ballard +Seth Shostak 
http://nasawatch.com/archives/2012/08/jsc-is-funding.html
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