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ROBROX

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California born and California living. After a great career working for the University of California at LLNL. Today I live in the foothills with family members.

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Lungren loses his House seat

Republican Rep. Dan Lungren lost his re-election bid to Democratic challenger Ami Bera on Thursday in one of California's most hotly contested congressional contests.

Voters from the Sacramento suburbs ousted the veteran lawmaker in the race for the state's newly redrawn Seventh Congressional District. This was the second attempt for Bera, a 45-year-old physician who failed to unseat Lungren, R-Gold River (Sacramento County), two years ago.

Bera defeated Lungren 51.1 to 48.9 percent.


Read more:

http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Lungren-loses-his-House-seat-4042548.php


This guy has milked the political world for over 20 years. It is time for this GOP junky to retire. He has contaminated my district for to long and it was a safe RED zone. The man who replaced him is BETTER and ready. This week Lungren gave the freshmen guidance and he was looking at his replacement ;o)

The big question mark over gasoline from air

12:10 22 October 2012 by Paul Marks

In a shipping container on a British industrial park, not far from where George Stephenson launched the world's first steam railway in 1825, another transport revolution might be beginning. Every day the machinery inside produces half a liter of purified gasoline. It sounds humdrum until you realize one thing: the only raw material used is air.

Last week, Air Fuel Synthesis (AFS), a company in Stockton, UK, revealed the first successful demonstration of an idea that dates back to the oil crisis of the 1970s: that carbon, hydrogen and oxygen can be plucked from carbon dioxide and water in air to be converted into methanol and then morphed into gasoline.

However, amidst the headlines, some media coverage overlooked the key point: the energy efficiency of the process has yet to be demonstrated. This matters because the technique uses electricity for key stages. It should not require more energy input than is gleaned from burning the fuel it produces.

The big idea is to capture atmospheric CO2 and turn it into fuel so there's no net increase in CO2 from cars and trucks fueled by such gasoline. As long as the process is powered by renewable electricity sources such as solar, wind or tidal, using the gasoline is carbon neutral.



http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22407-the-big-question-mark-over-gasoline-from-air.html

REHAB HELP

DOES ANYONE KNOW OF A CHEAP PLACE WHERE A PERSON CAN DETOX OR REHAB. MY WIFE'S DETOXED A FEW YEARS AGO, BUT SHE REALLY REQUIRES REHAB FOR ALCOHOL. SHE LOST A LUNG FROM AN ACCIDENT BECAUSE OF DRUNK DRIVING. HER HEALTH ISN'T THAT GREAT. WE TRIED AA BUT SHE DOES NOT LIKE THE GROUP FUNCTION. SHE SPENDS HER MONEY ON HER BEER (five 30 packs isn't bad?) AND IT DOES AFFECT HER HEALTH AND OUR RELATIONSHIP. CHEERS
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