“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Things We Can Do To Save The Environment - Issue No. 12 - Capture the Carbon

Carbon emissions have been brought up before, from Turning Food Into Fuel to Paying the Carbon Tax, but what if we could take one of the world's dirtiest fuels and sequestrate it?

Giving credit to TIME,  I'd like to thank them for showing us the many ways we can help save the environment.  Just one person can make a difference, and it starts with YOU!  

                                                   ~ Peter aka Blade7184  


12. Capture the Carbon

Coal is one of the dirtiest fuels around and a major source of the world's carbon dioxide emissions. It's also hard to live without. In the U.S., half the electricity generated comes from coal. What if coal-fired plants stopped spewing their carbon dioxide fumes into the air and instead sequestered them—pumped them deep into the ground for storage?

Carbon sequestration is (despite its name) a simple-sounding idea that's exciting scientists, governments and energy companies as a way to cut emissions without disrupting energy supplies. One coal-fired plant in Denmark is working to trap carbon flue gases and store them in four spots, including an unused oil field off the coast of Spain. A Swedish utility is testing new ways to extract pure carbon dioxide from coal emissions in a lignite plant in eastern Germany. In the biggest test so far, a Norwegian energy firm is injecting 1 million tons of CO2 a year from the Sleipner gas field into a saline aquifer under the North Sea. "All the basic technology is already here," says Howard Herzog, an energy expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris says sequestration would be second only to energy-saving measures in reducing CO2 emissions, far ahead of better-known efforts like renewable energy.

There are two major obstacles. The first is cost, which the IEA estimates to be as much as $50 for each ton of carbon captured. Those costs may drop if the technology is successful and utilities are given incentives not to spew out carbon dioxide. The other obstacle is a lack of detailed scientific knowledge. The pilot projects are going well, but M.I.T.'s Herzog says, "We'd like to see more large-scale demonstrations worldwide to really bolster confidence." In the meantime, watch for sequestration to move quickly up the energy agenda.

Make sure to follow Blade 7184 every Tuesday for a new issue of Things We Can Do To Save The Environment.  Each issue is thought-provoking, informative and may hold the key to saving your children and grandchildren's future.
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Must Watch: Two Marines, One Love!

It's amazing how far we've come in such a short span of time.  I had friends in the military who were afraid to come out, because of DADT.  But thanks to God and our President, this is no longer an issue.

I absolutely had to post this video on my blog today.  These two marines are so darn adorable.  You may have heard of Jonathan Russell - he's a YouTube vlogger known as "Your Favorite Gay Marine".  Well, in his most recent video he answers viewers questions about how he and his boyfriend, Matt met.  It's quite cute, and definitely very cool to see.

God Bless our men in uniform!

Cyanide and Happiness: Seat

America's Most Protected Home

If you're into any movie involving the White House blowing up, then on May 22, you'll have your chance.  You may remember me talking about the upcoming movie, Olympus Has Fallen, but little did you know it takes thousands of people to protect our precious home of homes.

You can learn more about what it takes to protect the White House and the numerous attempts to infiltrate it with this awesome infographic below, courtesy of Ernesto Olivares and The Huffington Post.  Feel free to click on the graphic to enlarge.

While someone did make the comment, "I don't think it is a good idea to be giving out this information so freely, right down to how many uniformed secret service men/women, seconds to walk from oval office to residence, how many stories below east wing, swat team...... ", I doubt there's much we truly know.   I'm sure there's plenty hidden we don't know about.

If you liked today's post, you might also like my post about America's Most Protected Car - The Presidential Limousine.

Ugly Is All The Rage

You may think it's funny, but it's not.  There are such things as ugly modeling agencies.  Yep, from tattoo artists to bearded ladies, from fat women to short people - the UGLY Modeling Agency doesn't play around.  UGLY is all the rage.
According to their 'About Us' page:
We like our women fat and our men geeky, we like the extremely tall and the shockingly small. No one is too abstract for our books! We are Ugly. And we are the leaders in character modelling.

With a unique outlook on modelling, our philosophy is simple – “Any beauty can be airbrushed but we want our look to have true character.”

We know each and everyone of our artists by name and face, and are the first and last modelling agency to still send books to clients; each jaw-dropping, coffee-table sized book shows off all our talent and their bizarre attributes!

We hand pick all our models to make sure we have a look for every market. With over 1,000 models on our books ranging from 18-100 years old, sizes 6-30, we have the most individual, wacky and peculiar looks in the industry; from trannies to grannies, burlesque to bikers, wee folk to rock blokes! We have the rarest and most eye-catching individuals in the country.
It seems National Geographic liked it enough to write a story about it.  Check out the short video.
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