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The technique proved itself in the Solar Two test project in the California desert, sponsored by the Department of Energy.

This reminds me: I want a good percentage of all the sponsoring of tests like this, and all the bail-outs that my tax money is funding (plus the tax money of a few other of my com-patriots).

The right-wing 'flush it down the toilet' criminals and the selfish rich who took advantage of the hole they tried to build have all made a deep mistake. While it was only a few of us who said that history showed that capitalism doesn't work, is easily manipulated and requires bail-outs every 5-10 years (and the Great Depression was no fluke)...now there will be armies of us who know this and will refuse to listen to pandering 'representatives' or otherwise cooperate with their corporate socialism.

Rocketdyne...I grew up with them in my backyard. They left a huge tainted scar in the water supply, and for all their alleged imagination they couldn't help tossing engineers out of work whenever the feds got a skinny budget or gave the money to someone more compliant. Now they are using DOE money to prove their ideas and equipment...I want my percentage.

/rant

Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.

Frank Delaney ~ Ireland

by siegestate (siegestate or beyondwarispeace.com) on Sat Sep 20th, 2008 at 07:13:09 AM EST
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I lived in the San Fernando Valley for 27 years and was likewise appalled by the pollution of the Simi Valley aquifer by percholorate from Rocketdynes Chatsworth test facillity.  I am glad, howerver, to see them putting their expertise to more beneficial uses.  The ability to time shift the availability of solar power is important.  

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Sep 20th, 2008 at 10:21:06 AM EST
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I am glad, howerver, to see them putting their expertise to more beneficial uses.  The ability to time shift the availability of solar power is important.

I don't disagree. I just am grousing at the ability of schools and corporations to suck money from us all, then patent what they develop...so that I get to pay for it again at top dollar.

If it is going to be capiralism, then I want a piece. If it is socialism, then lower the prices so that we all really profit, not just the execs.

Never underestimate their intelligence, always underestimate their knowledge.

Frank Delaney ~ Ireland

by siegestate (siegestate or beyondwarispeace.com) on Sat Sep 20th, 2008 at 11:35:53 AM EST
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