Monday, September 01, 2014

not just EM drives, China's working on thorium reactors as well...,


peakprosperity |  Two years ago, we interviewed Kirk Sorenson about the potential for thorium to offer humanity a safe, cheap and abundant source of energy.

He is an active advocate for developing liquid fluoride thorium reactor (LFTR) technology, the details of which were covered in our earlier podcast: A Detailed Exploration of Thorium's Potential As An Energy Source. That interview concluded with Kirk's observation that the West could have a fully-operational LFTR reactor up and running at commercial scale within a decade, but it won't, because it is simply choosing not to prioritize exploring its potential.

But that doesn't mean other countries are ignoring thorium's promise.

Kirk returns this week to relay what has happened in the thorium space since our last conversation. The East, most notably China, is now fully-mobilized around getting its first reactor operational by as soon as 2020. If indeed thorium reactors are as successful as hoped, the US will find itself playing catch up against countries who suddenly hold a tremendous technology advantage: Fist tap Dale.

18 comments:

CNu said...

and the value of all that navel-gazing diagramming would be...? If you post that on this thread without engaging my questions, i will delete it. Steve Cokeley 2.0 has no value if you're only naming public figures. Instead, tell me something i don't already know about what these public figures are up to? What is the scope, aim, and duration of their project, or should i say, the Brookings project towhich they've been assigned?

CNu said...

http://secret--societies.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-boule-skull-and-bones-society.html Incorporated, founded May 15, 1904 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This is the 1st black fraternity in america and was before the 1st black “college” frat, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated which was founded December 4, 1906. The Boule’ is a black GREEK secret society based on another secret society founded at Yale University called Skull & Bones. The Boule’s primary founder was Dr. Henry Minton (along with Dr.’s Eugene T. Henson, Edwin Clarence Howard, Algernon Brashear Jackson, Robert Jones Abele and Richard John Warrick), of Philadelphia.

The founding member of the New York City chapter, WEB DuBois, said the Boule’ was created to
“keep the black professional away from the ranks of Marcus Garvey.”

(One thing that needs to be pointed out is the time period. Shortly after the founding of the Boule’ was also a time Marcus Garvey’s “Back to Afrika” movement was reaching a million-plus people without television or radio.)

DuBois emphasized, as Cokely stated,


“the importance to steal the black professional away from Garvey because an Afrocentric organization that articulated and captured the black professional would give YT no safe haven in the black community, so the Boule’ — the remaking of the house negro was necessary to build a group of negroes who had an investment in protecting the white system as produced by whites having stolen this land…This is post reconstruction. Taking away the articulate negro, now desiring to replace them with organized institutions to keep them away from self improvement. So we find in the same period, as the founding of the Boule’, the founding of the 4 black male (Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, and Phi Beta Sigma) and 4 black female (Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta, and Sigma Gamma Rho) college-based fraternities and sororities…We also find the founding of the NAACP and Urban League.”DuBois was one of the strongest opponents of Garvey and was an instrumental “tool” in stopping one of the strongest grassroots movements in this century. What was Garvey’s plan? His plan was to take as many Afrikans from the America’s and start a settlement in the nation of Liberia and then help their new nation produce and control their own rubber crops and other industries in natural resources.
Garvey said,

“If the oil of Africa is good for Rockefeller’s interest; if iron is good for Carnegie trust; then these minerals are good for us. Why should we allow wall street and the capitalist group of america and other countries exploit our country when they refuse to give us a fair chance in the countries of our adoption? Why should not Afrika give to the world its black Rockefeller, Rothschild, and Henry Ford?”

DuBois, along with Alain Locke — the first black (Cecil) Rhodes scholar — publicly defiled Garvey by calling him a “gorilla” any chance they got. Locke was quoted as saying:

“We hope the white man deliver’s cause we crushed a great black thing, but we know he’ll deliver or our people will attack and plague us forever more.”

woodensplinter said...

Both Hilary Clinton and Rand Paul are currying favor with Black voters in preparation for the 2016 presidential election. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people/wp/2014/08/29/nobody-really-noticed-but-hillary-clinton-has-made-the-boldest-comments-on-ferguson-and-race/ Interestingly, in light of Putin's moves in the Ukraine, Clinton is a hawkish war president. Paul, on the other hand, is a non-interventionist libertarian. Which philosophy will prevail with Black Americans? But rather than just listing the statistics, she got personal by asking whites to put themselves in the shoes of black Americans: Imagine what we would feel and what we would do if white drivers were three times as likely to be searched by police during a traffic stop as black drivers instead of the other way around. If white offenders received prison sentences ten percent longer than black offenders for the same crimes. If a third of all white men – just look at this room and take one-third – went to prison during their lifetime. Imagine that. That is the reality in the lives of so many of our fellow Americans in so many of the communities in which they live. Her statements in many ways echo those of Sen. Rand Paul’s who also imagined himself as Michael Brown, mouthing off at a cop as a teen, but with a very different outcome based on race.  Both Paul and Clinton went further in their statements than Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Obama, who in his third statement on Ferguson, touched on black crime rates, and only allowed that there might be sentencing disparities and differential treatment for blacks in the criminal justice system. Paul and Clinton’s boldness on racism and the criminal justice system is a risky and bold move, given the wide divide in how blacks and whites think about and experience race.  Yes, it’s easier for whites to talk about racism than it is for blacks (witness Obama), but in asking whites to change their thinking about race and to essentially imagine themselves as black, both Paul and Clinton are doing something that has rarely been done in national politics in the last decade. (Bill Clinton made similar statements in his 1995 race relations speech.)

woodensplinter said...

Still more obviously in America, present time orientation requires some or another reconciliation with the Blacks. Big Don, your compulsive selfishness and hatefulness have blinded you to the fact that America is a creolized culture whether you like it or not. Either you make a place in your thoughts and deeds for everyone on the American lifeboat, or, you will surely sink and die right along with the people you obsessively envy pretend to despise.

BigDonOne said...

...Not to mention all the American high-technology the Clintons sold under the table to China and other foreign interests for well-laundered campaign contributions....

Vic78 said...

I wonder if the NYT ever takes a look at their model. They could find the same thing they're seeing with tennis.

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CNu said...

BD stop playin!!! If big-assed head Slick Willie, all the assets and none of the liabilities of his pappy managed to get away with brokering his representational talents to the highest bidder, then why you hatin? Mebbe this muhhukka is an objective agent of darwinian high-evolution? Mebbe his role is to catalyze a "bidding war" over the fruits of "human" labor/effort? Mebbe keeping the wheels greased this way is the only way to ensure that entropic and de-evolutionary forces don't hold sway in the affairs of the species? Mebbe without this provoked competition, this self-directed "evolution" we collapse for certain under the entropic inertia of tribal endogamy?

makheru bradley said...

[The Elected Black Imperialist Powers - That Are Still Running "American Imperialism"] That has to be news to Lloyd Blankfein, Jamie Dimon, Jim McNerney, Marillyn Hewson, Jeffrey Immelt, and Rupert Murdoch.

To be imperialist powers a group of people must first control a power base, which they extend beyond the borders of their own territory, to control other territories, either directly or via proxies. What power base is controlled by these “Elected Black Imperialist Powers?” At best the people you keep railing about are corporate managers. Otherwise, they are nothing more than a dime a dozen flunkies, puppets, or lackeys. They are embryos who could not survive without an umbilical cord attached to the placenta of the real power base.

BigDonOne said...

...Not unlike the First Foozlim whose campaigns were similarly funded significantly by laundered bux from Fuzzlimistan.....

CNu said...

You mebbe have some evidential links to share in support of the above assertion?

Dale Asberry said...

Your anatomy is seriously broken. That continual methane outgassing from your mouth just ain't right.

BigDonOne said...

Here ya go - this was just one guy... http://www.frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/meet-obamas-million-dollar-muslim-donor/ Not hard to envision the network of offshore banks back to the actual Fuzzy source(s). Again, that's just one guy..... Then you have this one----> https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/US-Israel/arabpacs.html and that's just what is public. There are now over 2000 mosques in America, with all their followers/connections to the Fuzzy homeland(s) - go figure, doesn't take much imagination.......

BigDonOne said...

Punctuation for the above comments....

CNu said...

In the era of Super PAC's you manage to come up with a paltry $44K in 2012 from all the Arab PAC's combined, and, a single $million donor? GTFOH with that silliness man.....,

Naive Tom said...

Does BD respond or correct his thinking? No.

BigDonOne said...

BD's priceless astute observation for the day only survived for a few milliseconds before it was mysteriously********.....!!

CNu said...

lol, sometimes I'm in the foyer when you streak up onto my porch, place and light a sack of dogscat, ring my doorbell and run. This was one of those mornings....,