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Australia based MRC controls Tormin: Disregards Environmental Protection Regulations

  • Posted on: 24 November 2014
  • By: JB

Australia based MRC controls Tormin:  Disregards Environmental Protection Regulations

Quote: "For locals it was another instance of Tormin's disregard for the environmental protection conditions required by its licence."

Xolobeni and N2 toll road disaster will follow if their application is granted to strip mine the Wild Coast's titanium deposits at  Xolobeni.

Coastal residents fear mining impact

Ann Crotty | 22 November, 2014 20:12

Thoughts

  • Posted on: 7 November 2014
  • By: JB
It's kind of weird that when I post the most arbitrary personal shit: like a sprain injury - I get hundreds of hits a day. (780 in 2 days, and counting.) When I post something I'm actually interested in, and try to draw a subtle correlation; like the noctilucent clouds that accompanied SpaceX 9 Falcon's launch (at the same time, more or less, as the X-Class solar flare and earth projected CME occurred) .... in just on 2 months that got 105 hits. (Weird, because the reported cause and correlation just make no sense.) No matter. I'm more than happy to get the weird, arb hits. And I've got something (a lot of things, actually) on my mind. I quit facebook recently. Like I quit the hivemind after 10 or so years. It's just a waste of time and effort arguing SA land tenure - or American foreign policy - with people that just won't change their minds. And facebook is a flowing stream, like twitter... and the arguments, for better or worse, are just water under the bridge.

Sprain pain

  • Posted on: 4 November 2014
  • By: JB
The pain... is like a canker eating my leg from the foot up. It'll pass. I know it will in a month or 3. Or 4. 6 weeks now. And Christ Almighty it's completely debilitating. Some people can handle pain. I think I even have a high threshold. But continual, continuous, pain... even say, half a migraine's worth... And MONTHS of virtual stagnation. Is eating my soul. TOMORROW I start with upper body exercises. Situps, crunches, curls, .... whatever. This is not going to break the foundation I laid with such effort. And you get to know who your true friends are when you really need help. Me == 0

No more windmills: Wind catchers use Venturi technique to generate power

  • Posted on: 8 August 2014
  • By: JB

 

Feb 23, 2013  | Machine Design

Many inventors have questioned the logic of harnessing wind power by situating heavy gearboxes, generators, and rotor blades hundreds of feet in the air, as is the case for conventional horizontal wind turbines. One alternative design that does away with all these entities looks as though it is getting traction from both investors and a few potential customers.

New Bladeless Wind Turbine Claimed to be Twice as Efficient as Conventional Designs

  • Posted on: 8 August 2014
  • By: JB

© Saphon

When it comes to the future of wind power, one company thinks it looks a lot different than you would expect, and cheaper and more efficient to boot. Saphon, out of Tunisia, is interested in finding partners to mass-produce and market their unique wind energy device, based on their own Zero Blade technology.

Eastern Cape Leaders fight for wind farms

  • Posted on: 8 August 2014
  • By: JB

Leaders fight for wind farms

August 3 2014 at 12:05pm 
By Ayanda Mdluli


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Johannesburg - Former homeland areas in the Eastern Cape’s Transkei and Ciskei regions are gearing up, through the House of Traditional Leaders, to take on private farming enterprises for a share in the lucrative renewable energy market.

The House of Traditional Leaders in the Eastern Cape has argued that the lack of investment in the former homelands is attributed to government’s failure to effect a coherent land reform tenure policy that is in line with the national strategy, which will allow investment to flourish in impoverished communities.

Noctilucent Clouds

  • Posted on: 7 August 2014
  • By: JB

ROCKET LAUNCH PRODUCES NOCTILUCENT CLOUDS: On Tuesday morning, August 5th, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral carrying the AsiaSat 8 telecommunications satellite. About an hour and a half after the 4 AM launch, electric-blue clouds appeared over Orlando FL:

"These clouds appeared just before sunrise," says photographer Mike Bartils.

These are, essentially, man-made noctilucent clouds (NLCs). Water vapor in the exhaust of the rocket crystallized in the high atmosphere, creating an icy cloud that turned blue when it was hit by the rays of the morning sun. Years ago, space shuttle launches produced similar displays.

Letter Warning Of Zionist Facism In Israel

  • Posted on: 5 August 2014
  • By: JB
Said to be penned by Einstein, this minority consensus was signed and submitted by: ISIDORE ABRAMOWITZ HANNAH ARENDT ABRAHAM BRICK RABBI JESSURUN CARDOZO ALBERT EINSTEIN HERMAN EISEN, M.D. HAYIM FINEMAN M. GALLEN, M.D. H.H. HARRIS ZELIG S. HARRIS SIDNEY HOOK FRED KARUSH BRURIA KAUFMAN IRMA L. LINDHEIM NACHMAN MAISEL SEYMOUR MELMAN MYER D. MENDELSON M.D., HARRY M. OSLINSKY SAMUEL PITLICK FRITZ ROHRLICH LOUIS P. ROCKER RUTH SAGIS ITZHAK SANKOWSKY I.J. SHOENBERG SAMUEL SHUMAN M. SINGER IRMA WOLFE STEFAN WOLF. New York, Dec. 2, 1948

Know your Empath

  • Posted on: 5 August 2014
  • By: JB
I'm done with posting the things that resonate on facebook. There's no flow, no continuity. Comments get sucked into the vortex of mass consensus. . . which is rarely a good thing. http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2014/04/30-traits-of-an-empath-how-to-know-if-you-are-empath.html What is an empath? Being an empath is when you are affected by other people's energies, and have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive others. Your life is unconsciously influenced by others' desires, wishes, thoughts, and moods. Being an empath is much more than being highly sensitive and it's not just limited to emotions. Empaths can perceive physical sensitivities and spiritual urges, as well as just knowing the motivations and intentions of other people. You either are an empath or you aren't.

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