Daily Archives: November 19, 2014

Keystone XL Pipeline Bill Fails To Pass US Senate By 1 Vote – 19 November 2014

RT logoThe US Senate failed to fast-track the Keystone XL pipeline project, falling one vote short of breaking a filibuster against the bill, which would have allowed the transport of crude oil from Canada’s tar sands to the Gulf of Mexico.

The bill failed despite garnering 59 “Yes” votes to 41 “No” votes. All Republican senators voted “Yes,” and they were joined by 14 Democrats. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), who co-sponsored the bill, needed one more vote to pass it but could not persuade another Democrat to go along.

Landrieu, the chairwoman of the Senate Energy Committee, originally introduced the measure confident that there was enough support for the tar sands pipeline. The senator is facing a run-off election for her seat on December 6 and wanted to be seen as a key player in the pipeline project’s passage.

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Tom Lescher – Astrology For The Soul, November 18, 2014 – 19 November 2014

Uploaded on 18 November 2014 by Tom Lescher 

I must pull myself together And rise up from the ashes, Rekindling the flame Of love for all that happens. Welcome to the new Moon in Sagittarius! 0 degrees at that….. I relate it so much to the Phoenix, rising from the ashes of the funeral pyre in Scorpio to be resurrected with new hope, new beliefs, and new frontiers! For that resurrection to happen it becomes necessary to let go of the negative emotions that can lead to judgements and separation. Is the tension of the Uranus/Pluto square tightens up toward becoming exact in January, believe me, there will be plenty going on that can piss us off, bum us out, and bring us down. The square to Lilith brings up the inequality between the sexes that is still going on whether obvious or beneath the surface. As Sag is the sign of the seeker/teacher may you learn more truth and spread the joy you find!…. so much love………

Toyota Unveils Game Changer Hydrogen-Powered Car – 19 November 2014

Still from Ruptly video
Still from Ruptly video

(Lucas: What game changer? Another sell of to the hydrogen pump station as alternative to gasoline and diesel fuels. )

Toyota has unveiled the first mass-market hydrogen fuel cell car, which will start selling in Japan next month and in the US and Europe in 2015.

The four-door sedan, called the Mirai, which means future in Japanese, will emit only water vapor, but it’s not cheap at 6.7 million yen ($57,000). It’s designed for a niche market and Toyota is only expecting to sell 400 of them next year.

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#1 Skateboarder Tony Hawk Test-Rides First Real Hoverboard – 19 November 2014

Tony Hawk test-rides first real hoverboard (still from youtube video, RIDE Channel)
Tony Hawk test-rides first real hoverboard (still from youtube video, RIDE Channel)

Millions of Back to the Future fans are hovering in excitement as number one skateboarder Tony Hawk has ditched his traditional set of wheels for a magnetic field to get a chance to test ride the world’s first real hoverboard.

A hoverboard imagined in the classic Back to the Future trilogy in the late 1980s and created a herd of fans who chased after the idea of being suspended by a physical force against gravity.

READ MORE: McFlying out the door? ‘Back to the Future’-style hoverboard comes to life

Now, without the use of any special effects, The RIDE Channel’s Dave Carnie and Tony Hawk tested out the new technological marvel at Hendo company lab in in Los Gatos, California.

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In Groundbreaking Ruling, FAA Empowered To Enforce Regulations Against Drones – 19 November 2014

RT logoThe Federal Aviation Administration does have the authority to apply its standing rules against alleged reckless or careless use of manned aircraft to unmanned aircraft, or drones, as well, the US aviation safety board has ruled.

According to AP, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said Tuesday that current federal regulations defining aircraft as “any device … used for flight in the air” applies to “any aircraft, manned or unmanned, large or small.”

The NTSB voted unanimously in favor of the decision, sending the case – the first in which the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) fined a drone operator – back to an administrative law judge to rule if the flight in question was “careless or reckless.”

The case involves Raphael Pirker, who was fined $10,000 by the FAA for flying his Ritewing Zephyr drone that he was using to shoot a video on the University of Virginia campus in 2011. Pirker appealed the fine, filing a motion to dismiss the case.

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Jon Rappoport – Jerry (Ben & Jerry’s) Lives In A Fake World – 19 November 2014

jon7The first time I realized the money and the leadership of the anti-GMO movement was guiding millions of people into ballot-labeling initiatives, I pictured a million people in the street calmly marching in orderly columns against the Vietnam War.

They all held pretty pink signs that said: “You have a right to know that war might be dangerous.”

Of course, there was a forced national draft at the time, so there was no legal right to choose staying at home vs. going to Vietnam. Continue reading

Missouri Governor Unable To Explain Who’s In Charge In Ferguson – 19 November 2014

RT logoThe governor of Missouri activated the National Guard on Monday ahead of what could be a new wave of mass protests, but doesn’t seem certain at all about who will be in charge of law enforcement operations in the coming days.

Gov. Jay Nixon’s decision to call up the Guard and declare a state of emergency raised questioned on Monday about what authorities are anticipating will happen when a federal grand jury will decide — likely within days — whether or not to indict Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson on charges related to the August shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen.

Nixon was largely unable to provide answers during a telephone press conference that occurred with reporters later that day, though. Audio of that teleconference captured by Guardian journalist Jon Swaine is now causing concerns to mount further as reporters realize that the governor might have less of a grasp on the situation in Ferguson than many would like to believe.

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