Soros-tied donor network to ramp up efforts to elect left-wing prosecutors
By Joe Schoffstall, Washington Free Beacon November 20, 2017
The Democracy Alliance, a secretive leftwing dark money donor network whose members each direct hundreds of thousands in funding to progressive groups, are set to ramp up efforts to elect far-left prosecutors across the nation, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The documents, which were gathered from the Democracy Alliance's three-day fall investment conference last week at the posh La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, Calif., show that electing ultra-progressive prosecutors in cities across the country is of high importance to the deep-pocketed donors as part of their "resistance" efforts and 2018 strategy.
Closed events were held at the summit on issues ranging from using the state of California as a progressive template to expand elsewhere, to the "importance of prosecutor races."
"Progressive prosecutors are winning—from Florida to Pennsylvania, Texas to Illinois," a flier for a session reads. "Bold reform candidates have been propelled by movement players and driven record voter turnout of African Americans, Latinos, and Millennials—and are shifting the political narrative."
Liberal billionaire George Soros, a cofounder of the Democracy Alliance, was listed as a host for the event which shared an "early peek at more than 30 hot races" that overlap in key 2018 battlegrounds.
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« Reply #2703 on: Nov 21st, 2017, 06:17am »
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Investigators: D.B. Cooper letter confirms suspect, FBI cover-up
New letter allegedly from the real hijacker, investigators say; FBI not yet revisiting case
By Daniel DeMay, Updated 5:16 pm, Monday, November 20, 2017
It's the case that won't go away.
The only unsolved case of skyjacking in U.S. history remains unsolved, but a team of investigators is confident it has identified the culprit, his co-conspirators, and new evidence covered up by the FBI for 46 years.
A 40-member cold-case team led by filmmaker and author Tom Colbert has pursued the case for several years, and after a recent suit to obtain public records, Colbert's team got its hands on a letter allegedly sent by Cooper to The Seattle Times and other newspapers in the weeks following the incident.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A new study suggests that dark streaks on Mars represent flowing sand — not water. Monday's news throws cold water on 2015 research that indicated that lines on some Martian slopes were signs of water currently on the planet. Instead, Arizona scientists report in Nature Geoscience that these lines appear more like dry, steep flows of sand, rather than water trickling downhill, at or near the surface.
If water is present, they said, it's likely a small amount — and not conducive to life.
NASA, though, said the jury is still out.
The lead scientist for NASA's Mars exploration program, Michael Meyer, points out that the latest study does not rule out the presence of water. But he acknowledges, "It just may not be as exciting as the idea of rivers going down the sides of cliffs."
The new findings
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter provided the images of these so-called recurring slope lineae, or RSL.
Thousands have been spotted on Mars, from the equator midway to each pole.
The team led by the U.S. Geological Survey's Colin Dundas in Flagstaff, Arizona, measured 151 of these dark lines at 10 sites. Most of them end with slopes between 28 degrees and 35 degrees, a match for active sand dunes on both Mars and Earth, according to the researchers. A thin layer of dust on top that shifts and sometimes brightens the surface might help explain why these streaks seem to occur in the Martian summertime and then disappear, only to reappear the next year.
If these lines are dry, "this suggests that recent Mars has not had considerable volumes of liquid water," the researchers write.
That's key because water in liquid form would be essential to microbial life.
Dundas and his colleagues stress that many questions remain, demanding further study.
The debate isn't over
To Meyer, this is what makes Mars so fun. Scientists have long gone back and forth thinking of Mars as being dry or wet depending on the most recent data.
"I still think that Mars poses a great potential for having had life early on in its history," Meyer said. "As long as that's true, we also have a reasonable possibility of life still being on Mars. It just happens to be cryptic or well hidden."
NASA currently has no rover — either at Mars or in development — capable of climbing such steep slopes. That has engineers coming up with ideas like Martian helicopters or drones.
"But going from a clever idea that works in your sandbox to something that goes to Mars takes a fair amount of engineering development," Meyer said.
It seems there are helicopters everywhere at the Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on October 1st, 2017. https://youtu.be/bGtYJdRGxy8 Everywhere except on the FlightTracker24.com feed of the transponder data. Transponders MUST be switched on near MacCarran airport = FAA rules.
New unseen evidence proves Paddock could not have been the sole shooter. Impossible: 2nd Shooter ballistic evidence: https://youtu.be/SgOh0t-MI7A GREEN LASER targets Black SUV and FIRES UPON vehicle, clearly striking it. Where is the NY Times?
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« Reply #2711 on: Nov 22nd, 2017, 08:06am »
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Published on Nov 21, 2017
This is a video compilation of captured MUFON release Top Secret UFO footage that was caught on #camera in 2016 and 2017. The UFO caught on camera is claimed to be proof of intelligent alien life visiting earth.
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The latest poop from the turkey coop
Poultry excrement could partially replace coal as a renewable energy source, researchers say
Date: November 20, 2017 Source: American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Summary: Treated excrement from turkeys, chickens and other poultry, when converted to combustible solid biomass fuel, could replace approximately 10 percent of coal used in electricity generation, reducing greenhouse gases and providing an alternative energy source, according to a new study.
While turkeys at Thanksgiving are an age-old custom, a new study shows that turkey excrement may have a future as a fuel for heat and electricity.
Treated excrement from turkeys, chickens and other poultry, when converted to combustible solid biomass fuel, could replace approximately 10 percent of coal used in electricity generation, reducing greenhouse gases and providing an alternative energy source, according to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers.
While biomass accounts for 73 percent of renewable energy production worldwide, crops grown for energy production burden land, water and fertilizer resources. According to the researchers, "Environmentally safe disposal of poultry excrement has become a significant problem. Converting poultry waste to solid fuel, a less resource-intensive, renewable energy source is an environmentally superior alternative that also reduces reliance on fossil fuels."
According to the study in Elsevier's Applied Energy, researchers at the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research at BGU evaluated two biofuel types to determine which is the more efficient poultry waste solid fuel.
They compared the production, combustion and gas emissions of biochar, which is produced by slow heating of the biomass at a temperature of 450°C (842°F) in an oxygen-free furnace with hydrochar. Hydrochar is produced by heating wet biomass to a much lower temperature of up to 250 °C under pressure using a process called hydrothermal carbonization (HTC). HTC is mimics natural coal formation within several hours.
"We found that poultry waste processed as hydrochar produced 24 percent higher net energy generation," says student researcher Vivian Mau and Prof. Amit Gross, chair of the Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology at BGU's Zuckerberg Institute. "Poultry waste hydrochar generates heat at high temperatures and combusts in a similar manner to coal, an important factor in replacing it as renewable energy source."
For the first time, the researchers also showed that higher HTC production temperatures resulted in a significant reduction in emissions of methane (CH4) and ammonia (NH3) and an increase of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.
"This investigation helped in bridging the gap between hydrochar being considered as a potential energy source toward the development of an alternative renewable fuel," Gross explains. "Our findings could help significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity generation and agricultural wastes. Field-scale experiments with HTC reactor should be conducted to confirm the assessments from this laboratory-scale study."
The study was funded by the Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection, the Rosenzweig-Coopersmith Foundation. BGU Ph.D. candidate Vivian Mau received financial support from the Israeli Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources, the Rieger Foundation and the Zuckerberg Scholarship Fund at BGU's Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research.
Story Source: Materials provided by American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Note: Content may be edited for style and length. Journal Reference: Vivian Mau, Amit Gross. Energy conversion and gas emissions from production and combustion of poultry-litter-derived hydrochar and biochar. Applied Energy, 2017; DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.11.033
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