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The Blue Buddha

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Posted: May 7th, 2008
at 11:20am by Koookiecrumbles

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Apollo 11 : The Coke Bottle Story

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Posted: May 6th, 2008
at 8:27pm by Koookiecrumbles

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Posted: May 6th, 2008
at 1:01pm by Koookiecrumbles

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Masaaki Hatsumi - Soke : Rule 7


The tradition of the Bujinkan recognizes nature and the universality of all human life, and is aware of that which flows naturally between the two parts:

a€¢"The secret principle of Taijutsu is to know the foundations of peace.

a€¢To study is the path to the immovable heart (fudoshin)."

bujinkan via ninjadynasty

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Quote[s] of the day

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.

[W]hen people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together.


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Posted: May 6th, 2008
at 10:36am by Koookiecrumbles

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Floating turbines may join Norway’s offshore rigs


UTSIRA, Norway (Reuters) - Giant turbines the size of jumbo jets bobbing on the North Sea may soon become as common off Norway as oil and gas platforms.

At least that is the ambition of Norwegian authorities and industry, eager to splash some green on their oily image and use their offshore expertise to corner a potentially lucrative new market — floating wind farms in deep sea waters.

Norway’s government is contemplating licensing "blocks" for offshore wind generation, and Norwegian oil company StatoilHydro aims to start work next year on a floating turbine project near the site of the first North Sea oil discovery 40 years ago.

"We are the best place in Norway if you love wind," Mayor Jarle Nilsen said of Utsira, a North Sea island of just 6 sq km (2.3 square miles) and home to 210 people who already get most of their power from two onshore turbines.

"We had wind every day except one last year," he told Reuters, thrilled by the prospect of two experimental offshore wind projects anchoring in nearby waters.

With Europe’s second-longest coastline after Greece, Norway is hard hit by winds blowing off the Atlantic and, along with Britain, well placed for wind energy projects.

Offshore turbines can be twice as powerful as land-based units due to stronger, more sustained winds at sea.

Out of sight from the coast, such wind farms could use modified, more efficient turbines because limiting noise, a key concern for land-based wind farms, is not as critical offshore. [reuters]

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Posted: May 5th, 2008
at 9:30am by Koookiecrumbles

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Keynote Speakers : Steve Chu


The World’s Energy Problem and What We Can DO About It

I didn’t say all the things I said.

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Posted: May 2nd, 2008
at 2:34pm by Koookiecrumbles

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Have you been to ‘Mount Garbage’?

Ayalon Park, with Mount Hiria (garbage mount), and Ayalon river in its heart, doesna€™t smell as bad as it used to. It also provides some open spaces to enjoy in the urban area.

The plan to develop Ayalon Park, slowly growing around the garbage mountain, was approved by the national planning committee at the end of 2004, following pressure from environmentalist organizations and nearby municipalities.

According to plans, the park will be about 2000 acres in size and surrounding Mount Hiria, Mikve Israel and Park Darom in Tel Aviv. In addition to the addition of open spaces, the area will change its character and turn into an ecological park with a recycling plant. Energy, fertilizer and even garden furniture will be created from the various waste in Hiria. Gas sufficient to power thousands of homes is already stored in Hiria.

Over the past two years many efforts by the Yarkon drainage authority and the Dan city union for sanitation were put into building bicycle and walking paths in the park grounds. The bicycle paths were paved along the Ayalon river using recycled materials, which are still being tested for possible use.

a€oeIrish bridgesa€A were set up in problematic area of the river allowing safe passage, and several benches made of recycled materials were placed along the paths.

The recycled bedding used in paving the paths feel like gravel paths, and so the paths in the park are only suitable for mountain bikes with wide tires. The park planners also created a map of the bicycle paths, and it is recommended to print out the map ahead of time, and take it with you for your ride.

The ride can begin in several spots at the various entrances to the park, but we recommend beginning the ride at Menahem Begin park in southern Tel Aviv.

Begin park offers vast well kept lawns, a lake, and a few pretty spots for a pre-ride breakfast, or post-ride meal. The proposed route is not circular, and so we will ride eastward from Begin Park for about 9 km, and return using the same route. The ride in the park is on a wide, comfortable path, and is therefore suitable for beginners as well.

Route suggestion: From the main entrance to the park (on Biranit Street) we will continue south for a few hundreds meters, until we reach the lake. We will turn west (right) at the lake, and ride with the lake on our left. After the lake we will reach a picnic area with tables and benches, where we will take a sharp south-east turn.

At this point we will leave the paves paths, and ride on the dirt path which surrounds the lake from the south. The path we have reached is the main path of the park and its length until the base of Mount Hiria in about 5.5 km.

The path is wide and easy to ride with no physical or technical difficulties. At the meeting of the paths below Mount Hiria we will pass under the bridge which is a part of the old Tal Aviv-Haifa road, and continue east. This is the most beautiful part of the route, with wild vegetation, animals approaching the river and eucalyptus trees. The bends in the path add an additional unique beauty to this part. [ynet.realnews]

This bit is about 4 km long and ends at Yehezkel bridge, which connects between Or Yehuda and the Jerusalm-Tel Aviv road. After a short rest, we will turn around at this point and head back.

A trip in the park grounds is still no substitute to the joys of enjoying nature. Despite the many changes, the abuse the terrain has undergone over the years is still evident, and piles of waste are visible along the routes.

And despite this, the park is still worth going to. It provides an opportunity to take a look and realize what positive effect humanity can have on nature, and what a negative one. The negative, in this high and enormous mountain of garbage; the negative, in making this park a pleasant and enjoyable place for a stroll, which will allow the people living in the neighboring 13 municipalities to enjoy nature and the environment.

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Posted: April 24th, 2008
at 6:08am by Koookiecrumbles

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Is Global Warming Real? (Let’s go to the Ice Cores)

listen to Three Views on Global Warming at NPR

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Posted: April 23rd, 2008
at 7:00am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,too good to be true,politricks,weaponry,real life news,science

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