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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

When you fail you dont win!

Has anyone heard about the hiring situation regarding the Dayton Ohio police dept. I mean come one is this a joke. The Ohio DOJ has told the DPD that they have to hire more African Americans. The trouble is more and more African Americans continue to fail the police entrance test, is this the DPD's falt, No!, so how are they going to hire more African Americans? By dumbing down the test. Instead of having to score a seventy or better, the applicants will only have to make a 58 or better. What! A 58 =F or better, so now we want flunkies to patrol our streets and protect our homes. I for one believe that if someone can barely read and write, perform math formulas and know how to drive, are they really going to know and understand the LAW and CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS of citizens, must less policies and procedures? I think not. This is what is wrong with America today, we want everyone to be a winner and an equal, but the fact is not everyone is a winner and an equal. This just goes to show that common sense has long been lost in politics and al they want is numbers, numbers, numbers. Well I ask you this are you an equal to a nascar driver when you both are on the track? The answer is NO! So why do you think a flunky is the equall to a person who can pass the standard exam to become a cop, because we all are equal and deserve the same right as everyone else. This is Bullshit and I will prove it. I want to be a congressional loggiest, but that is not going to happen, why?, because I dont know jack shit about being a lobbiest. So all you who believe every person is equal when it comes to know how, do the world a favor and slam your big ass head in a car door somewhere off the road so that you dont get in the way with sane thinking individuals.

Monday, March 7, 2011

TheOgrs view of the Werewolf Myth

Werewolves have been a key part of the human imagination sense the time of the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. It became a world wide phenomenon during the middle-ages with huge reports of werewolves killing thousands of villagers and even a few folks in the cities. Many people were killed because people thought they were werewolves, and many of then did indeed suffer from a mental disorder known as lycanthropy. Lycanthropy is a mental disorder where the person believes they are changing into another animal, sometimes this animal is a wolf. This disorder maybe enough to solve many of the cases, as well as other mental disorders during to the health conditions of the day, but there are many cases that have no human factor other than the victims. We all know the beast of GĂ©vaudan was actually a Hyena, possibly a long haired hyena that has sense become extinct. The hyena was proved to be the trained pet of a french man who claimed to have killed it. So with this murderous case solved, that leaves a few thousand more with unknown, or unproven, creatures. Are these the result of the actual werewolves, I think not. We all know that the realm of reality no person can physically transform into another creature. This is an impossibility by far. No creature that has ever inhabited this planet has ever had the ability to transform into another creature. So with the possibility of transformation out of the equation, the human element also removed, what could be the source of all the other killings. I believe that it is a combination of both abnormally large wolves and hairless bears. Many diseases circulated during the middle-ages, including mange. A mangy, diseased bear can and will cause reports of werewolves to flow in from the country side. This could explain the human appearance of the monster. This is what I believe the wolf lacks in the description is the human appearance because the villagers would have been familiar with wolves and bears, and they would have reported a large, rampaging wolf or bear if it was the case. However, if you had ever seen a hairless bear you would describe it as a werewolf because it is such a rare sight that the only explanation would be that it was a werewolf. The mangy and diseased bear would  have been in a foul mood and even aggressive enough to go on a rampage, especially if it was hungry. So for lack f time ad space my conclusions are that all the unexplainable sightings, or attacks, that have been attributed t the werewolf is either a hairless bear, or maybe even an abnormally large wolf.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

A new turn of events

We at TheOgrs are natural born skeptic, skeptical about the government, worlds events and unknown mysteries. We are going to take a side track from world politics which are getting boring at the moment due to the same old techniques that we all now has been over done too many times. The following series of skeptical research, of course done with an open mind just wanting to keep things within the realm of reality, will cover many of the old legends, myths and cryptology that have harbored the imagination for many generations, if not centuries.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The same old song and dance

Has anyone noticed what is happening again in the world. Just as world economies are barely emerging from the ashes of the global disaster that occurred more than two years ago, it happens again. What happens again you ask, well the soaring gas prices that's what. A few years ago with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that gas prices spiked record highs and the short skirmish between Lebanon and Israel didn't help matters any. As several factors took place around the world the global oil markets boomed, with the sudden interests in driving going on in China and India, the U.S. oil market hit well over $100/brl. With the citizens saving their money and spending it conservatively, many companies started to take a dive. No one was buying the big vehicles that the traditionally bought and the Auto companies took the deepest dive and laid of thousands of workers, along with hundreds of companies nationwide. With the beginning of the layoffs came the real estate bubble burst./ Many of these family were what some call house poor, which means they could afford their house but little more because of the ratio between what they made in income and what they paid out in bills. Just as gas prices caused the first economic collapse of the new century, it is going to kill whatever progress was made sense 2008. Is this just fate, destiny, the ways things are just going to play out, or is there someone or something behind it all. I say follow the money and influence and you will find the ghost in the machine.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Lieberman: Report on Army mind tricks `weird'

One of the U.S. senators allegedly targeted by an Army unit using psychological operations to help get more money and troops for the Afghanistan war says he doesn't believe he's been "brainwashed."
Independent Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut tells CNN's "State of the Union" that he was supporting money and troop levels in Afghanistan long before the Army unit is reported to have begun its operations.
Rolling Stone's website reported last week that the Army unit was told to manipulate senators and other visiting officials. The story has led the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan to order an investigation.
Lieberman says he doesn't think there's much to the story and calls it "weird."

Mass. company making diesel with sun, water, CO2

A Massachusetts biotechnology company says it can produce the fuel that runs Jaguars and jet engines using the same ingredients that make grass grow.
Joule Unlimited has invented a genetically-engineered organism that it says simply secretes diesel fuel or ethanol wherever it finds sunlight, water and carbon dioxide.
The Cambridge, Mass.-based company says it can manipulate the organism to produce the renewable fuels on demand at unprecedented rates, and can do it in facilities large and small at costs comparable to the cheapest fossil fuels.
What can it mean? No less than "energy independence," Joule's web site tells the world, even if the world's not quite convinced.
"We make some lofty claims, all of which we believe, all which we've validated, all of which we've shown to investors," said Joule chief executive Bill Sims.
"If we're half right, this revolutionizes the world's largest industry, which is the oil and gas industry," he said. "And if we're right, there's no reason why this technology can't change the world."
The doing, though, isn't quite done, and there's skepticism Joule can live up to its promises.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory scientist Philip Pienkos said Joule's technology is exciting but unproven, and their claims of efficiency are undercut by difficulties they could have just collecting the fuel their organism is producing.
Timothy Donohue, director of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, says Joule must demonstrate its technology on a broad scale.
Perhaps it can work, but "the four letter word that's the biggest stumbling block is whether it `will' work," Donohue said. "There are really good ideas that fail during scale up."
Sims said he knows "there's always skeptics for breakthrough technologies."
"And they can ride home on their horse and use their abacus to calculate their checkbook balance," he said.
Joule was founded in 2007. In the last year, it's roughly doubled its employees to 70, closed a $30 million second round of private funding in April and added John Podesta, former White House chief of staff under President Bill Clinton, to its board of directors.
The company worked in "stealth mode" for a couple years before it recently began revealing more about what it was doing, including with a patent last year for its production of diesel molecules from its cyanobacterium. This month, it released a peer-reviewed paper it says backs its claims.
Work to create fuel from solar energy has been done for decades, such as by making ethanol from corn or extracting fuel from algae. But Joule says they've eliminated the middleman that's makes producing biofuels on a large scale so costly.
That middleman is the "biomass," such as the untold tons of corn or algae that must be grown, harvested and destroyed to extract a fuel that still must be treated and refined to be used. Joule says its organisms secrete a completed product, already identical to ethanol and the components of diesel fuel, then live on to keep producing it at remarkable rates.
Joule claims, for instance, that its cyanobacterium can produce 15,000 gallons of diesel full per acre annually, over four times more than the most efficient algal process for making fuel. And they say they can do it at $30 a barrel.
A key for Joule is the cyanobacterium it chose, which is found everywhere and is less complex than algae, so it's easier to genetically manipulate, said biologist Dan Robertson, Joule's top scientist.
The organisms are engineered to take in sunlight and carbon dioxide, then produce and secrete ethanol or hydrocarbons — the basis of various fuels, such as diesel — as a byproduct of photosynthesis.
The company envisions building facilities near power plants and consuming their waste carbon dioxide, so their cyanobacteria can reduce carbon emissions while they're at it.
The flat, solar-panel style "bioreactors" that house the cyanobacterium are modules, meaning they can build arrays at facilities as large or small as land allows, the company says. The thin, grooved panels are designed for maximum light absorption, and also so Joule can efficiently collect the fuel the bacteria secrete.
Recovering the fuel is where Joule could find significant problems, said Pienkos, the NREL scientist, who is also principal investigator on a Department of Energy-funded project with Algenol, a Joule competitor that makes ethanol and is one of the handful of companies that also bypass biomass.
Pienkos said his calculations, based on information in Joule's recent paper, indicate that though they eliminate biomass problems, their technology leaves relatively small amounts of fuel in relatively large amounts of water, producing a sort of "sheen." They may not be dealing with biomass, but the company is facing complicated "engineering issues" in order to recover large amounts of its fuel efficiently, he said.
"I think they're trading one set of problems for another," Pienkos said.
Success or failure for Joule comes soon enough. The company plans to break ground on a 10-acre demonstration facility this year, and Sims says they could be operating commercially in less than two years.
Robertson talks wistfully about the day he'll hop into the Ferrari he doesn't have, fill it with Joule fuel and gun the engine in an undeniable demonstration of the power and reality of Joule's ideas. Later, after leading a visitor on a tour of the labs, Robertson comes upon a poster of a sports car on an office wall, and it reminds him of the success he's convinced is coming. He motions to the picture.
"I wasn't kidding about the Ferrari," he says.


By JAY LINDSAY, Associated Press

White House condemns 'intimidation' by Iran

The White House is condemning what it calls an "organized intimidation campaign" by the Iranian government against opposition leaders and other activists.
In a statement released Sunday, National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor accused Iran of "blatant violation of the universal rights of its citizens."
An international human rights group said Sunday that Iranian security forces had abducted two opposition leaders and their wives.
Vietor said Tehran's intimidation campaign included "arrests of political figures, human rights defenders, political activists, student leaders, journalists and bloggers," as well as jamming satellite transmissions and blocking Internet traffic.
The spokesman called for Iranian leaders to "allow active dialogue among its citizens, freedom of speech and freedom of assembly without fear."