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    I walked through that door,
    with thoughts I seemed to erase,
    into another room,
    hoping my mind would replace.

    But that new door slammed,
    right in front of my face,
    and all I was left,
    are these words auto-saved.

    But then, some font I had never seen before type-cast my compositional output,
    like a florid fling of batons waving as stringed bows in rows were playing,
    the hot heat of feedbacking tones rising from the orchestral pit like lava rocks'n'roll,
    until, in this moment, what had passed before us was gone and a new emptiness remained,
    unlike the echoes of fossilized flutes and instruments carved in stone,
    but the dawn of a new rising son and the spirit we know as home.
    Liberace's cape is in my brain, after this new movie I'll never be the same.

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    Just heard on the news that we are to begin serious work on Nuclear Fusion there is light at the end of the tunnel.

    http://nextbigfuture.com/2013/05/nuc...n-summary.html
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    Felix Baumgartner's freefall to Earth
    The numbers didn't change a whole heck of a lot from the preliminary findings. Red Bull Stratos now says the maximum vertical speed was 843.6 mph, or Mach 1.25, ever so slightly faster than the earlier reported 833.9 mph, or Mach 1.24. The jump altitude, meanwhile, wasn't quite so high as earlier thought -- it now stands at 127,852.4 feet, down less than the length of a football field from the previous estimate of 128,100 feet. Either way, it still rounds out to a dizzying 24 miles up.

    The distance of the vertical freefall portion (just over 4 minutes) of the overall descent (just over 9 minutes) was shortened a tad to 119,431.1 feet. The earlier estimate had been 119,846 feet.



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    Makes my "jumping off a chair trick" look a bit weak.

    I am suprised he did not pass out with the acceleration and terminal speed.

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    Well I know one thing for sure you would never get me to do anything as crazy as that.
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    Oil! who needs it?
    Just found this article about Thorium as a future fuel for our cars so we will ride around in cars that have radio active metal in their fuel tanks ?? yeh that makes good sense ..... to idiots, that will be the end for scrap dealers ... you just gota wonder at these jokers. http://www.industrytap.com/thorium-f...-century/15649
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