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Archive for January 22nd, 2008

Who Needs Oil or Ethanol When You Can Grow Algae?

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 22, 2008

…PetroSun BioFuels Refining has entered into a joint venture to construct and operate a biodiesel refinery near Coolidge, Arizona. The feedstock for the refinery will be algal oil produced by PetroSun BioFuels at company owned and operated algae farms to be located in Arizona….The refinery will have an annual production capacity of thirty million gallons and will produce 100% renewable biodiesel. PetroSun BioFuels will process the residual algae biomass into ethanol….Petrosun claims that Independent studies have demonstrated that algae is capable of producing in excess of 30 times more oil per acre than corn and soybean crops.

Source: Al Fin

The Free Market will find a way to solve our problems, if only the givernment will get out of the way…

Posted in al fin, Alternative Energy, Free Markets | 7 Comments »

My Man Fred Drops Out of the Race

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 22, 2008

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) – Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson quit the Republican presidential race on Tuesday, after a string of poor finishes in early primary and caucus states.

“Today, I have withdrawn my candidacy for president of the United States. I hope that my country and my party have benefited from our having made this effort,” Thompson said in a statement.

Thompson’s fate was sealed last Saturday in the South Carolina primary, when he finished third in a state that he had said he needed to win.

Source: Breit Bart, via an on-air announcement by Rush Limbaugh.

I guess that makes me an orphan. I’m thinking Romney is gonna be Plan B.

God Bless you Fred Thompson. Thank You for running, and your mother is in my prayers.

Posted in 2008, breaking news, candidates, Fred Thompson, President | Leave a Comment »

Asheville Progresives React To The Carolina Stompers

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 22, 2008

The above video was inspired by the continuing dismay of Progressives, Progressitarians (a new word?) and the Pagans to The Carolina Stompers in Asheville, NC.

In particular, this comment thread over at Mountain Xpress.

You can visit The Carolina Stompers to find out what has them so very upset.

**update 1.59pm**

This is getting even better than I had expected!!! Lady Passion has threatened to sue me for the video satirizing their behavior!

Her comments:

Rash, unwise act, Thunderpig.

You and the Stompers may be legally liable for posting that video:

You either plagerized the opening sequence of 2001: A Space Odyssey — thereby possibly violating Intellectual Property Rights law — or possibly violated copyright law if you posted actual snippets from the movie without permission from the production or distribution company.

If you’re a Stompers member and they supported you uploading this, the entire group could conceivably be sued.

[Preserved Page]

Here is where I obtained the video.

I have known many who practiced Wicca, and none of them have acted in this manner. Most have been good-natured, with a live and let live attitude. Methinks it is something personal…

Posted in asheville, Carolina Stompers, fun | 1 Comment »

(VIDEO) Democrats Debate In Myrtle Beach

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 22, 2008

Here is the full debate, courtesy of You Decide 2008:

I’ll have more links and commentary after I get to the office around 8 or so this morning.

Posted in Barack Obama, Debate, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, Primaries, video | Leave a Comment »