Patriot App has been criticised for encouraging neighbours to report
It claims to be a handy way to make you a ‘better citizen’.
But a new app for the iPhone has been condemned by critics who claim it
is turning mobile users into a network of government spies.
The PatriotApp links your phone to American security and law
enforcement agencies via the Internet and allows you to report anything
you want at the touch of a button.
By simply pressing the relevant icon, users can sound the alarm for
terrorism, ‘suspicious activity’, a health pandemic or an environmental
The $0.99 app, named after the controversial Patriot Act brought in by
the U.S. government after 9/11, is designed to ‘encourage active
citizen participation in the War on Terror and in protecting their
families and surrounding communities’, its makers Citizen Concepts
Naughty Peace Officers
How to Outrun a Cop Car : Throw donuts @ 'em -- they'll stop,
2 square meters of sunlight, focused, will melt anything on Earth
Waste oil foundry furnace -- complete!
Charcoal foundry build at Chicago
furnace that melts anything
% of Americans are Terroristi
1.86 % are "Persons of Interest"
98.85 % are Boring
The Celestia Motherlode
The free space
simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions.
Celestia runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.
repository for various addons like textures, models or celestial
objects for Celestia. Celestia is a free, interactive (real-time), 3D
astronomy program. It doesn't just show you the sky as it can be seen
from earth as most planetarium software does, but allows you to move to
and view the universe from any point between the planets and the stars.
The Celestia Motherlode hosts over 10 GB of Celestia addons by various
creators, which extend or change the way Celestia renders the universe.
December 4, 1968
QUEST campus magazine
Edited by Jeanne Marshall
Rod Serling -- Speech Delivered December 3, 1968 at
Moorpark College, Moorpark, California
"There seem to have arisen some complications relevant to my appearance
here this evening that should be clarified before I begin.
Plainly and simply. I refused to sign a loyalty oath which was
submitted to me as a prerequisite both for my appearance and my
pay. I gather that your local newspaper and some of its readers
read dire and menacing implications in this refusal of mine, and I
broach the whole thing only by way of a kind of personal disclaimer.
"Number one, I have no interest in overthrowing the government of the
United States and number two, to the best of my knowledge I have not or
am not now a member of a subversive organization whose aims are
similar. I know there are many of you out there who’ve put me in
a genetic classification of someplace between a misanthropic kook and
an ungracious dope. Actually, I’m neither. I did not sign
the loyalty oath and I waived my normal speaking fee, only because of a
principle. I think a requirement that a man affix his signature
to a document, reaffirming loyalty, in on one hand ludicrous—and on the
"A time-honored concept of Anglo-Saxon justice declares that a man is
innocent until proven guilty. I believe that in a democratic
society a man is similarly loyal until proven disloyal. No
testaments of faith, no protestations of affection for his native load,
and no amount of signatures will prove a bloody thing—one way or the
other as to a man’s patriotism or lack thereof. The concept of
the loyalty oath is a new one in the United States—in its present form
it dates back less than twenty years. It’s been around for a
number of decades in different countries under decidedly different
forms of government. It was a requirement in Nazi Germany and in
Fascist Italy, and is currently a prerequisite for the status of
citizenship in the Soviet Union.
"Under dictators, the so-called loyalty oath is a necessary adjunct to
a relationship between man and his government. Both the Fascists
and the Communists have a pathological distrust of their own
people. To require a signature under an oath of allegiance seems
to me or presume guilt and an attendant disloyalty. I simply
can’t honor that kind of premise—and I won’t honor it. And it’s
for that reason that I did not sign the oath required of me to speak
here for pay. But parenthetically it might be noted that if
indeed, I were hell bent to subvert the government of the United
States, I would certainly have no qualms about signing anything.
"But so much for my own idiosyncrasies. I’d like to talk to you
tonight about the generation gap as it applies to what’s going
"Wording of the Oath : “I solemnly affirm/swear that I will support the
Constitution of the United States of America, the Constitution of the
State of California, and the laws of the United States and the State of
California and will, by precept and example, promote respect for the
Flag and the statutes of the State of California, reverence for law and
order, and undivided allegiance to the Government of the United States
Bike Generator Setups
Bike Generator Construction
Bicycle Stand Information
Your Fear makes 'em
Big Names Interested in Water Powered Car
By Eric Flack
(LOUISVILLE) -- Whether you're trying to catch a fish or maybe just
swimming with them, life can be pretty laid back along Florida's gulf
coast. That is until you step into the offices of Hydrogen Technology
Applications in Clearwater.
People just can't stop talking about Denny Klein's water powered car.
The first of its kind.
Project manager Stephen Lusko says, "It's been totally out of control.
Thousands of calls and emails. I get 200 emails every hour. They want
to partner with us, they want to sell our product, they want to invest
It runs on what is called Aquygen, which is water, or H20, broken down
into HHO gas. Klein's prototype, a modified Ford Escort, is a hybrid
that uses regular gas infused with Aquygen when the driver throws the
In trials, Aquygen improved gas mileage by as much as 50 percent.
That's almost 200 extra miles per tank of gasoline. Klein says an
adapter for your car could be on the market sooner than you think. "My
guess is probably 2 years to go to the next level," Klein told us.
He says a totally Aquygen powered car in a little further down the road.
The Aquygen car isn't the only thing they are working on. In fact, out
of this Florida garage they are doing things with water you won't
They've got a prototype Aquygen only lawn mower and Aquygen machines
are already being sold to power blowtorches.
Klein says Aquygen's lack of pollutants is on of its most important
qualities and some big names are taking notice. Denny said, "NASA,
Daimler Chrysler, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin."
But thanks to those sky high gas prices, Klein's car has grabbed the
spotlight and thrown them into it. "Timing is everything and I think
our timing is better now than ever," Klein said.
That's got his team believing they may be on the verge of history.
See also : KLEIN
Car Powered By Water A Reality
By Eric Flack
(LOUISVILLE) -- Along Florida's Gulf Coast, water is everywhere. From
the bay to the beach to the town of Clearwater, that is where we found
Denny Klein. A man driven by water, literally.
Klein has invented the world's first water powered car. It runs on what
he calls "Aquygen." Aquygen is water or H2O, broken down and turned
into HHO gas, something scientists once thought impossible.
"Any PhD or library, they say you can't mix hydrogen and oxygen. And
still to this day we get a lot of people who don't believe us because
that's what they were taught," Klein said.
But people are quickly learning Klein and his car are for real.
Klein says his design will retrofit any piston engine.
An economic development team from the county and local government TV
got a demonstration while we were there.
Klein says he initially developed Aquygen to create a safer, less
polluting blowtorch. Klein realized Aquygen would clean up car
emissions as well. The only thing that would come out of the tailpipe
Soon, his vision became a reality.
Like most alternative fuel cars, the prototype is actually a hybrid. It
runs on a gas and Aquygen mixture. Whenever you're ready, you flip the
switch and the Aquygen kicks in.
The result is up to a 50 percent jump in gas mileage. Klein's Ford
Escort prototype gets 384 miles on a tank of gas. 576 miles with a
little Aquygen mixed in.
Klein sees a totally Aquygen powered car sometime in the future. With
that, he says you could drive 100 miles on 4 ounces of water. "You just
drive it like a regular car. The infrastructure is already in place to
get it serviced so we don't have to reinvent the wheel," Klein said.
For now, Denny Klein is content to perfect the hybrid version of the
car. He says it could hit the market in as little as 2 years.
Aquygen units for industrial use are already for sale and Klein says
other uses for it remain on the horizon. After all, with Aquygen, the
possibilities are as endless as the supply.
If you're worried about losing power, don't. Unlike some other
alternative fuel cars, Klein says he actually gets a couple extra
horsepower when he uses Aquygen.
There are two hurdles to a car that runs totally on Aquygen. One:
long-term impact on the engine. Will the water speed up rust or
corrosion over time? Two: figuring out a process to tank the gas for
Alkaline salt solutions for treating
Inventor(s): AKKERMAN BORIS D [US] + (AKKERMAN,
-- This invention discloses a new type of drug for
treating cancer, comprising an alkaline salt that can reduce localized
acidity levels in cancerous tumors. This drug comprises a water-soluble
alkaline salt (such as a potassium salt) of a benzene ring having
several pendant groups, including at least one acid group. One example
comprises a vanillin derivative referred to herein as HMSBA, which is
hydroxy-methoxy-sulfonic acid-benzyl alcohol. To prepare an alkaline
salt solution for injection into the bloodstream of a cancer patient, a
sufficient quantity of an alkali such as potassium hydroxide is added
to a solution of HMSBA in water or saline buffer, until the pH of the
mixture increases to about 7.3 to 7.4. A sufficient quantity of the
aqueous solution is injected into the blood of a cancer patient to
reduce the acidity of extracellular fluids in one or more cancerous
neoplasms inside the body. When the acidity of such tumors is reduced
from cancerous acidic levels to more physiologically normal levels, the
patient's immune system can function more effectively to help fight and
destroy cancer cells in the tumor. This treatment has been tested on
humans as well as lab animals, and it has been shown to be very
effective in reducing the size and severity of tumors. In a number of
animals and people treated by this method, it resulted in apparently
complete remission and cure.
New Cancer Detection Technology in
A new blood test using circulating tumor cell (CTC) technology to
detect cancer is being developed. The study is a collaboration between
Veridex, Johnson & Johnson, and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Circulating tumor cells are cancer cells that are no longer attached to
the tumor and can be found in the bloodstream at very low levels. The
CTC technology is expected to capture, count, and characterize tumor
cells in patients’ blood samples.
“This new technology has the potential to facilitate an
easy-to-administer, non-invasive blood test that would allow us to
count tumor cells, and to characterize the biology of the cells,” said
Robert McCormack, Head of Technology Innovation and Strategy, Veridex,
in a press release issued by Johnson & Johnson. “Harnessing the
information contained in these cells in an in vitro clinical setting
could enable tools to help select treatment and monitor how patients
Traditionally, patients must go through painful biopsy to get a
diagnosis, and even then, the sample cannot determine what treatment
the patient needs to control tumor growth. Doctors must experiment with
several treatments and compare results to find which treatment is most
effective for the patient. The process is often slow and many patients
do not survive until an effective treatment is found.
If the research is successful, CTC technology can be used by doctors to
provide faster and more accurate diagnosis and personalize treatments
for each cancer patients, according to the press release.
In order to for the collaboration to be successful, the partners will
combine their efforts and expertise. The Massachusetts General Hospital
will conduct the CTC research and Veridex will lead the clinical
validation for future applications of the technology.
“The challenging goal of sorting extremely rare circulating tumor cells
from blood requires continuous technological, biological and clinical
innovation to fully explore the utility of these precious cells in
clinical oncology,” said Dr. Mehmet Toner, director of the
BioMicroElectroMechanical Systems Resource Center in the MGH Center for
Engineering in Medicine. “We have developed and continue to develop a
broad range of technologies that are evolving what we know about cancer
and cancer care. This collaboration is an opportunity to apply our past
learning to the advancement of a platform that will ultimately benefit
patients with cancer.”
The partners are optimistic that the research could lead the way to
more effective ways of prolonging cancer patients’ life spans and
detecting, treating, or even curing the disease.
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