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« Reply #1545 on: May 31st, 2017, 08:08am »

on May 31st, 2017, 07:40am, WingsofCrystal wrote:












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« Reply #1546 on: May 31st, 2017, 11:16am »

Lone,

Something to be going on with while I return later.

Saudi Aramco recently acquired 100% ownership of the largest refinery in America.

Here is a bit of history.

...In 1973, following US support for Israel during the Yom Kippur War, the Saudi Arabian government acquired a 25% stake in Aramco. It increased its shareholding to 60% by 1974, and finally took full control of Aramco by 1980,[21] by acquiring a 100% stake in the company.

Aramco partners continued to operate and manage Saudi Arabia's oil fields.[22] In November 1988, a royal decree changed its name from Arabian American Oil Co. to Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (or Saudi Aramco)[21] and took the management and operations control of Saudi Arabia's oil and gas fields from Aramco and its partners. In 1989–90, high-quality oil and gas was discovered in three areas south of Riyadh—the Raghib area about 77 miles southeast of the capital.[23]

In 2005, Saudi Aramco was the world's largest company with an estimated market value of $781 billion.[24] In 2011, Saudi Aramco started production from the Karan Gas Field, with an output of more than 400 million scf per day.[25]

In January 2016 the Deputy Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud, announced he was considering listing shares of the state-owned company, and selling around 5% of them in order to build a large sovereign fund.[26]..


So, the Saudi Arabian government completely owns Saudi Aramco. They own America's biggest refinery.

They are considering going public next year. Shares will thus be available.

Here is a bit of kitchen sink economics for you.

I am Aramco. I buy half of the US strategic oil reserve at today's price per barrel.

I sit on this oil until the price goes up by say $10 per barrel then I refine it and sell it back to America and make a lot of money by selling them their own oil.

Please point out the fault in that logic.

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« Reply #1547 on: May 31st, 2017, 4:15pm »

Not anti this, anti that, neither pro left nor pro right; just pro-life.....


Illinois soldier gets airline ticket home, thanks to a stranger


Published May 30, 2017

Soldier gets home for holiday when stranger pays for airfare

A generous stranger bought a ticket for an Illinois soldier who was waiting at a Texas airport hoping to catch a flight home on Memorial Day weekend.

Keaton Tilson, 19, a U.S. Army mechanic stationed in Fort Hood, Texas, was given permission on Thursday to go home to Granite City, Ill., for the Memorial Day weekend, Fox 2 Now reported.

Tilson had not been home since Christmas.

Tilson went to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, bought a standby ticket and hoped to get a last-minute seat on a flight. The teenager waited at the airport for two days.

“It looked good at first,” Tilson’s mother, Jennifer, told CBS News. “There were open seats. Then something happened, and he kept missing flights and missing flights.”

Tilson asked a gate agent if there was anything else he could do but the agent told the soldier that it did not look promising.

A few hours later, Tilson called his mother to let her know that he may not make it home.

“I had to keep quiet because he was surprising his siblings,” Jennifer said. “I didn’t want to tell them in case he didn’t come.”

Not long after his call, a man asked the gate agent if Tilson could take his ticket for a flight that was about to board.

The stranger, Josh Rainey of Glendale, Mo., was told he could not switch tickets right before boarding. Rainey called his wife for guidance and then returned to the gate agent to buy the soldier a $375 ticket home.

“We (Rainey and his wife) agreed both that it was the right thing to do to go back and buy the ticket,” Rainey told Fox 2 Now.

Later on the plane, the soldier hugged Rainey before taking his seat. While speaking, Tilson learned that Rainey lived nearby and that they had a mutual friend. Using that information, Jennifer was able to obtain Rainey’s information and formally thank him.

“I told him how grateful we were,” Jennifer said. “He just knew it was the right thing to do. His dad was in the military for 30 years.”

Rainey said the teenager’s hug was the best thank you he could receive.

“That was worth every penny,” Rainey said.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/05/30/illinois-soldier-gets-airline-ticket-home-thanks-to-stranger.html

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« Reply #1548 on: May 31st, 2017, 4:47pm »

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You could really wind up the cat with one of those things grin

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« Reply #1549 on: May 31st, 2017, 6:00pm »

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Not anti this, anti that, neither pro left nor pro right; just pro-life.....


Illinois soldier gets airline ticket home, thanks to a stranger


Published May 30, 2017

Soldier gets home for holiday when stranger pays for airfare

A generous stranger bought a ticket for an Illinois soldier who was waiting at a Texas airport hoping to catch a flight home on Memorial Day weekend.

Keaton Tilson, 19, a U.S. Army mechanic stationed in Fort Hood, Texas, was given permission on Thursday to go home to Granite City, Ill., for the Memorial Day weekend, Fox 2 Now reported.

Tilson had not been home since Christmas.

Tilson went to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, bought a standby ticket and hoped to get a last-minute seat on a flight. The teenager waited at the airport for two days.

“It looked good at first,” Tilson’s mother, Jennifer, told CBS News. “There were open seats. Then something happened, and he kept missing flights and missing flights.”

Tilson asked a gate agent if there was anything else he could do but the agent told the soldier that it did not look promising.

A few hours later, Tilson called his mother to let her know that he may not make it home.

“I had to keep quiet because he was surprising his siblings,” Jennifer said. “I didn’t want to tell them in case he didn’t come.”

Not long after his call, a man asked the gate agent if Tilson could take his ticket for a flight that was about to board.

The stranger, Josh Rainey of Glendale, Mo., was told he could not switch tickets right before boarding. Rainey called his wife for guidance and then returned to the gate agent to buy the soldier a $375 ticket home.

“We (Rainey and his wife) agreed both that it was the right thing to do to go back and buy the ticket,” Rainey told Fox 2 Now.

Later on the plane, the soldier hugged Rainey before taking his seat. While speaking, Tilson learned that Rainey lived nearby and that they had a mutual friend. Using that information, Jennifer was able to obtain Rainey’s information and formally thank him.

“I told him how grateful we were,” Jennifer said. “He just knew it was the right thing to do. His dad was in the military for 30 years.”

Rainey said the teenager’s hug was the best thank you he could receive.

“That was worth every penny,” Rainey said.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/05/30/illinois-soldier-gets-airline-ticket-home-thanks-to-stranger.html



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« Reply #1550 on: May 31st, 2017, 9:18pm »

Wise words.....



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« Reply #1551 on: Jun 1st, 2017, 09:25am »

Poor cat grin

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Rare 'Cyclops' Goat is Beating the Odds

Suffering from a rare and usually fatal condition, the “miracle” goat has attracted crowds of spectators in Assam, India

By Rachel Brown
PUBLISHED May 18, 2017

Born on May 10 with a single, enormous eye in the center of its face, a baby goat has survived a surprising eight days in a village in Assam, India.

The goat’s condition, called cyclopia, is characterized by the developing brain’s failure to separate into two hemispheres. As a result, the skull only forms a single eye socket. (Read "This Animal's Eye Makes Up Almost Half of Its Body")

Most examples of cyclopia occur in mammals—including humans—but in 2011 a dusky shark was discovered to have one cyclops pup among several healthy pups.

Genetic defects are usually to blame, but cyclopia can also be caused by toxins ingested by the mother during pregnancy. Such was the case in Idaho, where sheep who snacked on a plant containing an embryo-stunting poison later gave birth to a decade-long rash of one-eyed lambs.







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A Huge UFO - Sphere over Snezhinsk, Russia. Night of June 1, 2017 (IR)

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A Huge UFO - Sphere over Snezhinsk, Russia. Night of June 1, 2017 (IR)

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« Reply #1554 on: Jun 1st, 2017, 3:07pm »

Lone,

..Hell, you folks can't even state your opposition to this carnage out loud without going to jail for "oppressive behavior on a minority'!

We had over forty years of carnage. Murders and bombings, and it is still going on.

But it wasn't Islamist s. It was Catholics.

Or have you forgotten about the IRA. Please don't forget them, they are eternally grateful to you guys for the funds generated in America that they used to buy explosives from places like Libya.
Explosives used against us in both Northern Ireland and the mainland.

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Neuroscientists rewire brain of one species to have connectivity of another

Date: June 1, 2017
Source: Georgia State University

Scientists at Georgia State University have rewired the neural circuit of one species and given it the connections of another species to test a hypothesis about the evolution of neural circuits and behavior.

Neurons are connected to each other to form networks that underlie behaviors. Drs. Akira Sakurai and Paul Katz of Georgia State's Neuroscience Institute study the brains of sea slugs, more specifically nudibranchs, which have large neurons that form simple circuits and produce simple behaviors. In this study, they examined how the brains of these sea creatures produce swimming behaviors. They found that even though the brains of two species -- the giant nudibranch and the hooded nudibranch -- had the same neurons, and even though the behaviors were the same, the wiring was different.

The researchers blocked some of the connections in the giant nudibranch using curare, a paralyzing poison used on blow darts by indigenous South Americans. This prevented the brain of the giant nudibranch from producing the pattern of impulses that would normally cause the animal to swim. Then, they inserted electrodes into the neurons to create artificial connections between the brain cells that were based on connections from the hooded nudibranch. The brain was able to produce rhythmic, alternating activity that would underlie the swimming behavior, showing these two species produce their swimming behavior using very different brain mechanisms.

The findings are published in the journal Current Biology.

"Behaviors that are homologous and similar in form would naturally be assumed to be produced by similar neural mechanisms," said Katz, co-author of the study and a Regent's Professor in the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State. "This and previous studies show that connectivity of the neural circuits of two different species of sea slugs differ substantially from each other despite the presence of homologous neurons and behaviors. Thus, the evolution of microcircuitry could play a role in the evolution of behavior."

The study's results are significant for several reasons. First, they show that over the course of evolution, behaviors might be conserved, but the underlying neural basis for the behaviors could shift.

In addition, other work by these researchers and Katz's lab has underscored the conclusion that neurons are conserved, but differ in function across species. This has implications for extrapolating results across species in general and means caution must be taken in assuming that neural mechanisms are conserved even though brain regions and behaviors are present.

Sakurai is first author of the study and a research scientist in the Neuroscience Institute at Georgia State.

The research was funded by the National Science Foundation.

The researchers also recently published results from similar work in the Journal of Neurophysiology. They reported that neural connectivity between the same neurons in two different species of sea slugs varies independently of behavior and the evolutionary history of an organism.

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« Reply #1559 on: Jun 2nd, 2017, 10:09am »

Hmmm..... Maybe I'll buy a hundred shares of Ifbattery when they go public.....
Elon Musk, are you listening? Tesla could USE this!



'Instantly rechargeable' battery could change the future of electric and hybrid automobiles

Date: June 1, 2017
Source: Purdue University

A technology developed by Purdue researchers could provide an "instantly rechargeable" method that is safe, affordable and environmentally friendly for recharging electric and hybrid vehicle batteries through A QUICK AND EASY PROCESS SIMILAR TO REFUELING A CAR AT A GAS STATION.

The innovation could expedite the adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles by eliminating the time needed to stop and re-charge a conventional electric car's battery and dramatically reducing the need for new infrastructure to support re-charging stations.

John Cushman, Purdue University distinguished professor of earth, atmospheric and planetary science and a professor of mathematics, presented the research findings "Redox reactions in immiscible-fluids in porous media -- membraneless battery applications" at the recent International Society for Porous Media 9th International Conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Cushman co-founded Ifbattery LLC (IF-battery) to further develop and commercialize the technology.

"Electric and hybrid vehicle sales are growing worldwide and the popularity of companies like Tesla is incredible, but there continues to be strong challenges for industry and consumers of electric or hybrid cars," said Cushman, who led the research team that developed the technology. "The biggest challenge for industry is to extend the life of a battery's charge and the infrastructure needed to actually charge the vehicle. The greatest hurdle for drivers is the time commitment to keeping their cars fully charged."

Current electric cars need convenient locations built for charging ports.

"Designing and building enough of these recharging stations requires massive infrastructure development, which means the energy distribution and storage system is being rebuilt at tremendous cost to accommodate the need for continual local battery recharge," said Eric Nauman, co-founder of Ifbattery and a Purdue professor of mechanical engineering, basic medical sciences and biomedical engineering. "Ifbattery is developing an energy storage system that would enable drivers to fill up their electric or hybrid vehicles with fluid electrolytes to re-energize spent battery fluids much like refueling their gas tanks."

The spent battery fluids or electrolyte could be collected and taken to a solar farm, wind turbine installation or hydroelectric plant for re-charging.

"Instead of refining petroleum, the refiners would reprocess spent electrolytes and instead of dispensing gas, the fueling stations would dispense a water and ethanol or methanol solution as fluid electrolytes to power vehicles," Cushman said. "Users would be able to drop off the spent electrolytes at gas stations, which would then be sent in bulk to solar farms, wind turbine installations or hydroelectric plants for reconstitution or re-charging into the viable electrolyte and reused many times. It is believed that our technology could be nearly 'drop-in' ready for most of the underground piping system, rail and truck delivery system, gas stations and refineries."

Mike Mueterthies, Purdue doctoral teaching and research assistant in physics and the third co-founder of Ifbattery, said the flow battery system makes the Ifbattery system unique.

"Other flow batteries exist, but we are the first to remove membranes which reduces costs and extends battery life," Mueterthies said.

Ifbattery's membrane-free battery demonstrates other benefits as well.

"Membrane fouling can limit the number of recharge cycles and is a known contributor to many battery fires," Cushman said. "Ifbattery's components are safe enough to be stored in a family home, are stable enough to meet major production and distribution requirements and are cost effective."

Ifbattery licensed part of the technology through the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization and has developed patents of its own. The company is a member of the Purdue Startup Class of 2017.
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