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You asked, the White House Press Secretary answered. Jay Carney took some time this afternoon to respond to questions from Google+ in the latest edition of "First Question."
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+The White House why are you being so coy about the Navy's recent admission that they can synthesize carbon neutral transportation fuel from aquatic carbonic acid for less than a dollar per gallon (page 28 of ceramics.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/mcare12-rath.pdf) and structural plastic lumber (a permanent form of carbon sequestration) for less than wood costs? Are you saving it for a zinger in the debates?
 
My question would be:
Define the difference between 'freedom" and a tyrannical dictatorship.
 
Do you think Cable News has bent the news to make opinions instead of facts most the time? They even seem to bend the truth to fit an agenda. Like this morning, on FoxNews, the sports guy is talking about bailout of GM like it was a handout to Green Industry? It was obvious the Chevy logo on the screen? What is wrong with a morning crew that each talk politics all the time, the weatherman too? Fox and Friends are not very friendly, if you are a Democrat you are the enemy!! Sad.
 
I'll tell ya +Alan Burns. In a tyrannical dictatorship the "President" doesn't have to take crap from congress and your kind of criticism would land you in jail. I assume you're not in jail. so STFU!
 
When are you going to close the Guantanamo Bay prison?
 
What exactly is so bad about a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution? Everyone pays lip service to fiscal responsibility, but where is the concrete action?
 
America has always been the land of opportunity, and all of us aspire to the American dream. This is what I grew up being told by everyone. Today one hundred thousand start up businesses less start up each year. Why is this? One reason is the cost to compete with big corporations, the cost of internet advertising and the high cost of doing business, as well as credit card fees that make it hard for a small business owner to get ahead. Businesses advertise just with their sign in front of their store and by word of mouth. In today's economy this is no way to compete and have the American dream. Our economy is in trouble, Join us in our efforts to do something now to stop the bleeding. If you are a small business owner and wish to help other business owners and in turn help America's economy then join us.
 
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+Jeremy Waters asks a good question, but the answer has to come from the legislative branch, not the executive branch.
 
America has always been the land of opportunity, and all of us aspire to the American dream. This is what I grew up being told by everyone. Today one hundred thousand start up businesses less start up each year. Why is this? One reason is the cost to compete with big corporations, the cost of internet advertising and the high cost of doing business, as well as credit card fees that make it hard for a small business owner to get ahead. Businesses advertise just with their sign in front of their store and by word of mouth. In today's economy this is no way to compete and have the American dream. Our economy is in trouble, Join us in our efforts to do something now to stop the bleeding. If you are a small business owner and wish to help other business owners and in turn help America's economy then join us. founder@hthcard.com
 
America has always been the land of opportunity, and all of us aspire to the American dream. This is what I grew up being told by everyone. Today one hundred thousand start up businesses less start up each year. Why is this? One reason is the cost to compete with big corporations, the cost of internet advertising and the high cost of doing business, as well as credit card fees that make it hard for a small business owner to get ahead. Businesses advertise just with their sign in front of their store and by word of mouth. In today's economy this is no way to compete and have the American dream. Our economy is in trouble, Join us in our efforts to do something now to stop the bleeding. If you are a small business owner and wish to help other business owners and in turn help America's economy then join us. founder@hthcard.com
 
If we build Keystone XL pipeline, gas prices will go up because China wants Canadian Tar on the world market instead of being locked up where only Americans can buy it. Of course if we burn all that tar, half of Florida and Manhattan will be under water, so you will save all the gas Florida would consume.
 
+Alan Burns from Business Insider,http://www.businessinsider.com/last-friday-obama-signed-a-mysterious-executive-order-that-gives-him-complete-authority-over-the-economy-2012-3:

It's based in part on the Defense Production Act of 1950, which mobilized America for the Korean War. Basically that law granted the Executive branch of government broad authority in the economy: to compel businesses to sign contracts to produce goods for the national defense, to set wage and price controls, especially on raw materials, and to even requisition property that might be useful for national defense.
The Act has been reauthorized and passed through Congress many times, most recently in 2008 by President Bush, who had previously re-authorized it in 2003. President Clinton did the same in 1994.

Sounds like business as usual. And since we're not in a national emergency and the potus hasn't hinted that we will be, STFU!
 
+Alan Burns LOL, reality shows suck because they have less in common with reality than straight up fantasy. You're so funny because you don't think about what you say. You just let whatever insane, unreasoned and idiotic blatherskite slip from your mouth. LOL
 
Wonder how many of these d'bags criticizing the WH are paid to do so.

Clearly the economy isn't great, but it's getting better.

The right tries to blame the potus for everything that's wrong and doesn't give him any credit for the things that are going right.
There is an agenda on the right, it seems, to make ppl view the potus as something less than human or ridiculous and ineffective

This isn't done "for the voters" or for the sake of the nation. The right acts like a child who has lost a game and spitefully refuses to let anyone else have fun.

I for one am sick of the right treating politics like a game to be won.

E Pluribus Unum! Not "my way or the highway!"
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老美的油价和能源政策是不是要依赖于世界石油争夺?
U.S. oil prices and energy policy is not to be dependent on world oil compete?(Google translate)
 
Thanks again +Anthony Mortenson ..Don't listen it's okay your country will burn itself to the ground. Keep on doing the good work. ;)
Thanks for all the well thought out personal attacks.
 
+Alan Burns Go suck eggs. You have no interest in seeing sense. Your only motivation here is to unsettle people or to make them feel inadequate and stupid.

Here's to hoping your computer eats itself.
 
Well these comments are going nowhere...
 
I already shut down the haters. Not much else to say.
 
LOL no bro I will never leave you, There are endless examples of the US killing and pissing on people that I can share with you. I don't ever need to get personal :)
 
Well the Killing and pissing on people isn't new. It's better than it used to be. With the spread of the global communications systems there is less and less that gets by without comment. As people become more accustomed to using the www fewer lies will get by without exposure and action. Thus leading to less opportunity for corruption. The world goes forward and no force short of apocalypse will stop it.

I'm just tired of people using a single administration as the scapegoat for all the sins of the world.
 
but that is the point the whole system is fucked. it doesn't matter who you vote for because the Govt doesn't server the people. They only server the people who pay them. Obama, Bush, Clinton are all puppets
 
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that's why comment is important. To raise awareness about an injustice or iniquity so the community can react. If the comment is so overblown that people just become suspicious and angry then you don't serve intelligent action. Angry, suspicious people only believe in things which support their own paranoia. It doesn't serve to foster intelligent action. Instead everyone wastes time arguing about what is and isn't true.
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+Anthony Mortenson You do know that the left does the exact same thing as the right? The entire system has become a children's bickering match between two sides in which neither of them have the American peoples best interest in mind. The worst part about it is that some of the recent bills being passed are completely unconstitutional mainly due to the very loose interpretations that can be made from them....and these bills that are slowly relieving us from our liberties are the only bills both sides can agree on. I believe that it is the poorly thought out and loosely worded bills that are creating the hysteria more so than the direct intentions of the authors themselves. Food for thought.
 
Thanks Jay Carney from +The White House for answering my question from +Google+ +Barack Obama
My question was the first one answered..my question was.. What is being done about these outrageous gasoline prices?
刘玲
 
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Why +Scodal Alex ?..I'm just someone that believes in care before greed, Treat others with fairness, someone who loves culture and nature... and before you start screaming your hate...sticks and stones.
 
+James Salsman I can answer that for you easily.

It's non ideal. And even less ideal for a land based conversion plant. Your link explains a process that requires electrolysis as part of the process. Electrolysis is a very energy intensive way to get hydrogen which is why 85% of our current hydrogen supply comes from natural gas. Further the fuel itself is not very energy dense. The reason why gasoline is a good fuel is because it has lots of weak hydrogen bonds in a single molecule (gasoline is actually a mixture of a number of different molecules but the point is the same).

That proposal would require a large power plant to make a weak fuel. This may be fine on a nuke powered battleship, but is a poor choice for consumer energy.

Obamas point is that there is no one energy solution. We will want switchgrass conversion in areas that are arid. High population density areas will supply some organic matter for conversion to biodiesel. There are new organic waste to fuel conversion systems powered by solar thermal which are being worked on.

The right path. The one we can excel in. The one that would bring jobs and resources to the country would be to excel in and fund all sorts of energy projects like I mentioned. There are dozens more. We should be the supplier of energy technology. We are not on that path, we will be beaten by china and Europe if we don't straighten out right now.

The president has little control over gas prices because gasoline is a global commodity, gas prices reflect the demand from not only the us but every country in the world. Our gas prices are not high. Take a trip to Europe.
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占领奥巴马(Barack Obama),马英九(馬英九) 的网友:如果把“前排”、“围观”改成下面的,会对陈光诚等有巨大帮助!
注:1.如果前排已占领,人个认为不要再开新贴,+1吧,这样会集中一点,更容易引起关注!
2.力量微不足道的我们所能做的事:就是要让全世界人民都知道!
3.也许,我们付出是微不足道的,但我们的收获也许是平等、自由、民主的中国!

Free Chen Guangcheng! Free Liu Xiaobo! Free Gao Zhi Cheng
释放陈光诚,释放刘晓波!释放高志晟
Against censorship, Against the Great Firewall of China!
反对网络审查,反对中国防火墙!
Apologize to the Syrian people.
对不起,叙利亚人民.
The Chinese GOV doesn't represent the Chinese people!
中国政府不代表中国人!
Free China!
自由中国!
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+Alan Bruns..bcoz i can see your way of approaching someone is very nice..keep it up dude,are you an America
 
Thanks +Scodal Alex I am from Africa but live in the Pacific now.. Planning to move to Hong Kong, Taiwan or China once I master Mandarin and Cantonese
 
great +Alan Burns maybe you can help us translate all this chinese spam nonsense that mucks up threads.
刘玲
 
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When will you do something to stop the harmful actions Monsanto is doing?

And how about other 'food hazard'? Will you care enough to combat such manmade problems?!

Can you answer some of the questions asked in the Movie 'Food, Inc.'?!

Food safety is very important for ALL THE PEOPLE around the world!
 
+Robert Hirsch around 2007 there were a couple catalytic anode platings developed which vastly decreased the cost of hydrogen production. One was a ruthenium-iron alloy which caused the efficiency of hydrogen production by electrolysis to increase from about 35% to 80%: nature.com/nchem/journal/v1/n1/abs/nchem.121.html

Biofuels, on the other hand, are a joke. There's never been any algae-based fuel produced for under $500 per gallon, and no reason to think that will ever fall under $50 in our lifetimes. There's simply too much overhead in a living cell compared to traditional Fischer-Tropsch synthesis.
 
+James Salsman I do not understand why you linked that article. That article only said the work was underway to using computer models to stochastically check if a catalyst will work. Hydrogen from electrolysys currently costs WAAAAY more than H2 from methane.
 
+Robert Hirsch that article does mention the iron-ruthenium plating. I'm sorry I didn't link to the full text: www.nature.com/nchem/journal/v1/n1/full/nchem.121.html I was wrong about 2007, when it and a similar molybdenum alloy became commercially widely available -- they were actually discovered closer to 2003. You can see that windfuels.com is also using the same very much reduced cost of electrolytic H2 (e.g. in their FAQ if I remember correctly), as do www.aidic.it/cet/11/24/255.pdf and aaenvironment.com/CECE/SynthesisofHydrocarbonFuels.pdf

How else could the Navy synthesize fuel on ships for less than a dollar per gallon at current wholesale electricity costs? There's no source of methane.
 
What fuel. Right now h2 costs about $4/kg. that is with steam reforming. I'm
Very skeptical of you $1/gal number
 
You can't make any conclusions from that slide. There is too much wrong with it.

H20 does not split to H + O2.

What is the source of calcium? Cost of that source? What is the co2 sequestration process? Energy cost for that part? There is no way to check the math. Plus as I said its a low energy fuel. All gallons of fuel are not created equal.

What is the power consumption of the whole process? What are the resources required? What is the accessible energy content of the fuel? You can't look at a single slide and create a proposed energy policy out of it.

That whole slide deck basically delineates the idea that multiple paths are required to secures America's energy. Which is obamas contention.
 
Further what do you propose to do with all the calcium hydroxide that proposed process makes? It's a strong base, you can't just dump it.
 
+Robert Hirsch calcium hydroxide solution re-forms into calcium carbonate spontaneously in the presence of CO2. The Navy is interested in production of kerosene jet fuel (www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?Location%20=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf&AD=ADA299090) and diesel, mainly, which are produced from methane with Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, but methanol can be used with the Mobil Process to produce gasoline. I think the papers at www.aidic.it/cet/11/24/255.pdf and aaenvironment.com/CECE/SynthesisofHydrocarbonFuels.pdf answer your other questions. Let me know if they don't.
 
+Elizabeth Mccafferty: Ugh, I hope not. Sucks enough that Portland's stuck in 1977, I swear to God I'd rip the mutton chops right off the first hipster I run into and beat him with his own bellbottoms if that spreads back to Tulsa when I get home...
 
+James Salsman of course they are interested in
Methanol and kerosene, those are energy dense fuels (kerosene more than methanol) but neither of those are the fuel they are mentioning in that slide. 
 
Je suis en train d`étudier un goros article pour le pétrole,ce ne pas de la qualité ni l`auteur d`un des journalistes de presse officiel,je m`excuse pour mon absance de deuux jour et aussi j`ai regardé tous les autres affaires que méritent une intervention,ont va aller chercher le vote
latinoaméricaine qui du premier jour je vous dut que celui qui le à gagnera l`election,ont va avoir
des autres choses pour arriver aux plus d`un millon si l`on peut
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+Robert Hirsch those "lily pad" ships mean diesel for ship refueling. It's only the recent increase in the efficiency of electrolysis which has made them practical.
 
+James Salsman Well, it seemed to me they had a separate post which was for asking questions and this post was for showing the answers.
 
+Mark Anthony Smith This is why I watch PBS all the time. GO NEWSHOUR! (That is if the republicans don't go through with their plans to de-fund pbs). I'm a junior in high school and i get really nervous about the future of the world when most of the kids in my grade have no idea what's going on or have the patience to sit down and read a bill before acting like they know everything about it.
 
Is there a serious end to high gas prices? In like a year?
 
Do you think that (either through capitol injections or tax incentives etc) there can be a growth in the green energy job market, and is this a possibility at all in the future.
刘玲
 
白宫应该冷静的对待朝鲜发射卫星的决定
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Hay una posibilidad de mantener el medicare,cambiar la estructura,una imposicion a aquellos que pueden hacer una mejor distribucion de la riqueza,aquellos que con una nueva imposicion
a aquellos que podrian privarse de una salida a un restaurant,es positivo que de una vez haya
una concepcion que ello significaria salvar una vida,un control mas preventido del vih,son
problemas nacionales importantes que debe ser controlado,tambien el cvancer,sobre todo
el cancer del seno,voten hermanos apoyen al Presidente que seguramente debera dibujar
a la concepcion de los ministros de la corte suprema,todo no esta perdido,porque del juicio de los
ministros podra presentarse otro proyecto
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Como traté de explicar como la economia se mueve,siempre el dinero va de pobres a ricos y es
imosible de parar este Estado de la economia,para poder vivir en sociedad el gobierno y sus
instrumentos,para hacer una mejor distribucion de la riqueza,y creo que todos comprenderan,
hay que aplicar la discriminacion positiva,si no habria una minoria de extremamente ricos y
una mayoria de extremamente pobres,la discriminacion positiva facilita a los Gobiernos como el de el Presidente Barack Obama,en la discusion en la Corte suprema hubo falta de un micro
Economista que podria probar que el gobierno puede obligar a cualquier persona en un gobierno
que ya esta distribuida la riqueza,pero al Presidente autoridad maxima poder otorgado por el voto
mucho mayor que la Corte suprema,donde los ministros tienen posiciones politicas,la cuestion
estaba en una sola pregunta ,el derecho ,la ley que ha sido hecha de buena fe por los que
legislan,despues una coma mal puesta un punto,etc,es la gramatica que hace que las leyes
cambien de su estado original,la economia habria debido ser la posicion del estado sigo despues
voten hermanos latinoamericanos yo soy uno y yo sufro cuando veo solamente 5000 votos en
las horas que votan los californianos,no me hagan sufrir.un abrazo
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La economia como la tratabamos antes,es matematica como deciamos el dinero circula de pobres a ricos y es el gobierno que paralisa este flujo,laredistribucion de la riqueza es un derecho
que ha recibido de los electores,sus principios como gobernante prevalen a la ley,ha sido
elejido el Presidente Barack Obama como asi el Congreso,los tribunales es cierto pueden ser
arbitros en sujetos como el subsidio de 4000 millones,pero seria increible que interpretaran de
ilegal el sistema de medicare,el gobierno tiene la responsabilidad de proteger la maquina
economica que es la redistribucion de la riqueza y entre uno de sus deberes es proteger la
salud del pueblo,todos los ciudadanos,podria hacer un medicare con los impuestos de todos
los estadounidenses y ningun tribunal podria anular el medicare,tendran derecho de conservar
sus seguros los que quieran,pero el medicare debera fijar el precio del acto medical a un minimo
y a un maximo de ingresos por categorias de profesion medical,yo creo que este plan deberia
ser hecho el proximo presupuesto e incluido en las promesas electorales,y actualmente sacar
un minimo de urgencias que los medicos deberan por el juramento hipocratico no negar a nadie
que su vida este en peligro,una gripe puede transformarse en una neunonia,voten hermanos,voten y si el medicare no sera posible es por los que llevaron este a la Corte Suprema
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Monsieur Jay Carney,vous mieux qui moi ont sait que le president à plus du 50% des votes pour la prochain election, nous avons la obligation de travailleur avec le peuple,la masse,je voudrais faire un pacteavec vous,les
latinoamericains decideront qui sera le prochain President,ils aiment selon les sondages en californie la Première Dame Michelle Obama,mais sans oublier que les sondages changent,si comme strategie,nous mettons une photo qui a un moment montre la Première Dame en Premièr plan et dans un autre Plan le
President,si vous ne pouvez pas ou ma page est limité,je voudrais que vous m`aidiez à faire un travail de foules,il faut pas employé un langage Univesitaire,employé le langage du commencement du secondair,vous ne dévrais pas oublier le mot amis et notre President notre Première Dame,faites moi un signe,Mme Nilsa Rosa porrait en Anglais si vous n`avez pas le temps ,nous devons allers chercher les latinoamericains qui ne parlent pas
espagnol,je crois sans faire de sondages que nous avons plus de 25% des
votants hispanics pour que le president ai dasn les sondages plus du 50%
nous ne pouvons pas laisser passer notre chance que la page de la maison
blanche la convertirons dans une page pour toute la masse de electeurs
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Enjoyed photo of First Family. President Obama, we wish you much wisdom, political smarts and luck as you advance and cement your legacy. 
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