#Solyndra trends as Obama promotes government funding of clean energy

#Solyndra trends as Obama promotes government funding of clean energy

President Obama talked a lot tonight about funding new “green” technology. Of course, research and development is great, but funding politically-connected renewable energy companies isn’t the answer. Private businesses innovate. Government gets in the way.

#sotu Dept of Energy “jobs” = #Solyndra green “energy” nightmare messes.

— Seton Motley (@SetonMotley) February 13, 2013

Our economy is also stronger when we’re not funding failing solar companies with taxpayer money #solyndra

— Chris McMillan (@chriscmcmillan) February 13, 2013

So he criticizes Congress for “manufactured crisis”, then claims we need to spend tax $ on climate change. #solyndra #stateoftheunion #tcot

— Dylan Young (@BobSugarLives) February 13, 2013

I turned on the tv when Obama just so happened to be giving the SOTU… He’s talking about energy… I have one word #solyndra #abcpolitics

— Adham akel (@Adham_Akel) February 13, 2013

RT @jrsalzman: Nothing says drive down solar energy costs quite like #Solyndra.

— Milhealth (@milhealth) February 13, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/12/solyndra-trends-as-obama-promotes-government-funding-of-clean-energy/

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ICYMI this MTV star flogged climate marcher Leo DiCaprio with one photo

ICYMI this MTV star flogged climate marcher Leo DiCaprio with one photo

To whom could that Twitter user be referring? Why, ultra-hypocrite actor Leonardo DiCaprio, of course! As Twitchy reported, DiCaprio attended the “People’s Climate March” on Sunday and much mockery ensued.

PJTV’s Michelle Fields asked him about his not-so-green yacht and other Twitter users slammed him for that as well.

Then came MTV’s Chet Cannon.

Hi, @LeoDiCaprio. Are you cutting back on time in those jets and yachts and more jets and yachts? #Climate2014

— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) September 21, 2014

Snicker.

He then brilliantly flogged him with one photo.

Shorter @LeoDiCaprio: Capitalism and fuel are lame. pic.twitter.com/gP5fOdb5AJ

— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) September 21, 2014

Beautiful.

@Chet_Cannon @BarefootSnap @LeoDiCaprio CAPTION: "Where's my caviar and blue fin dolphin fillet?

— ProLifeIN (@idideat4414505) September 22, 2014

@Chet_Cannon @LeoDiCaprio He walked from San Tropez to NYC just for the #ClimateMarch.

— Low Info Buffalo (@DeadBuffaloBlog) September 21, 2014

And an exit question for the Hollywood hypocrite:

@Chet_Cannon @JedediahBila @LeoDiCaprio Does your yacht run on solar power or Democratic hot air? The latter is abundant.

— carlos nieves (@L0s4) September 22, 2014

Related:

Is this the yacht Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t want to talk about at #PeoplesClimate march?

‘Hey @LeoDiCaprio you going to sweep up?’ Climate marchers leave behind piles of trash

Leonardo DiCaprio at #ClimateMarch photos are mock-worthy; Michelle Fields corners; Updated

‘Freaks!’ Joe Bastardi retweets photo of ‘ideological child abuse’ at #PeopleClimateMarch

‘Morons!’ See Katie Pavlich destroy #ClimateMarch hypocrites with their own photos

Is this #ClimateMarch sign the least self-aware thing EVER? (Hint: Yes. Yes it is) [photos]

This creepy puppet and interpretive dance from #ClimateMarch will make your sides ache [photos]

It takes under 140 characters to crush the slacktivist absurdity of #PeopleClimateMarch [photos]

Twitchy coverage of MTV’s Chet Cannon

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/22/in-case-you-missed-it-this-mtv-star-flogged-climate-marcher-leonardo-dicaprio-with-one-photo/

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These Awesome Inventions Prove That We Are Living In A Crazy Futuristic World.

These Awesome Inventions Prove That We Are Living In A Crazy Futuristic World.

Most people are pretty impatient for new gadgets and inventions. They are always asking, “Where are the flying cars?” Guess what, we don’t have them yet, okay? But we do have some pretty incredible inventions already.

Here are some of the wildest inventions we already have. These just prove that the future is now

1.) A portable record player!

2.) A clock that writes down the time.

3.) This is where we came from. 128 GB at our fingertips.

4.) Chemically resistant clothes immune to stains.

5.) A keyboard that isn’t even really there!

6.) An app that translates languages.

7.) A wrap around bike.

8.) A trash can that will catch your trash wherever you throw it.

9.) An amazing pen that can write in any color you want.

10.) Portable printers.

11.) Solar powered iPhone chargers.

12.) A Drone camera that follows you wherever you go.

13.) This tree uprooter.

Society is way more advanced than you probably realized. Don’t take for granted what we have done in the past few decades. Humans have ventured to the moon, created vaccines… and hey, we even have iPhones now! 

Share these awesome inventions with others and remind them how good they have it.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/inventions-from-the-future/

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I Have Seen Your Future Office Building. It Looks A Lot Like This.

I Have Seen Your Future Office Building. It Looks A Lot Like This.

This isn’t just an office — it’s a bold statement. Time for your buildings, and city planners, to step their game up.

Welcome to the home of your future office. Behold: The Bullitt Center, located in my hometown of Seattle, Wash., has been designed as the most sustainable commercial building in the world. 

Nailed it:

  • The Bullitt Center uses only recycled rainwater from for the whole building (insert tired, Seattle rain joke here).
  • Too hot? Too cold? How about some motorized windows to control temperature and ventilation?
  • It’s entirely solar powered. If Seattle can pull this off, then you’re out of excuses, Miami.
  • The building will produce zero waste. As in less than you.
  • Designed to last for 250 years — no big deal.

Watch out, we’re dealing with a badass over here: This building’s sustainability standards are so tough, it forced the City of Seattle to rewrite some building codes. Now leasing for its Spring 2013 debut, the Bullitt Center will be around long enough to fill vacancies for your great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandchildren’s employers.

Read more: http://upworthy.com/i-have-seen-your-future-office-building-it-looks-a-lot-like-this

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Future-Predicting Postcards From Around 1900

Future-Predicting Postcards From Around 1900

Not so many years ago, ideas like flying machines (planes) or broadcasting of moving pictures (television), seemed to be just some weird and hardly possible future predictions by science-fiction lovers. [Read more…]

People were always fascinated about the future, so they’ve tried to picture all those cool inventions the future is about to bring. Jules Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel in the late 19th-century before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. Not to mention Leonardo Da Vinci who has conceptualized a helicopter, a tank, concentrated solar power and a calculator in c. 1500.

Every generation has it’s own image of the future world, and the best part is of course seeing it come true. That’s why we want to show you a collection of future-predicting postcards made around 1900 by Hildebrands company, a leading German chocolate manufacturer. These lovely drawings depicted how people will live in the year 2000. They probably failed at predicting the fashion trends, but let’s see how accurate they were in predicting the technology.

Broadcasting

Needless to say, we have TV and Radio everywhere, even in our cell phones.

A Quick Stroll On The Water

We probably don’t use balloons, but sure we do have water skis, and water motorcycles.

House Moving By Train

There are over 35,000 trailer parks in the United States ranging in size from 5 to over 1,000 home sites. [1]

Personal Flying Machines

We already have a commercial Jetpack sold for $75000.[2]

Personal Airships

Combined Ship And Railway Locomotive

Probably constructing a railway on the bottom of the sea isn’t such a great idea after all, but we do have amphibious vehicles.

Police X-Ray Surveillance Machine

We have surveillance cameras everywhere.

Weather Control Machine

It has been already shown to be possible at some degree by Russians and Chinese, but this might be more like the prediction of 2100.

Summer Holidays At The North Pole

Definitely possible if you have some extra money.

The Moving Pavement

These are mainly used in airports, but also can be seen in some zoos and museums.

Roofed Cities

Not really sure about this one, but I believe this could be compared to our malls.

Undersea Tourist Boats

We have pretty advanced tourist submarines available for paying passengers.

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Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/future-predicting-postcards-from-around-1900/

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Phonebloks

Phonebloks

Phonebloks

A phone only lasts a couple of years before it breaks or becomes obsolete. Although it's often just one part which killed it, we throw everything away since it's almost impossible to repair or upgrade.

Phonebloks

Phonebloks

Phonebloks

How about a phone that lets you swap out just one piece at a time? Replace your broken screen or upgrade your 1GB of RAM to 2 or 4GB.

Phonebloks

Phonebloks

Phonebloks

Phonebloks is made of detachable bloks. The bloks are connected to the base which locks everything together into a solid phone. If a blok breaks you can easily replace it, if it's getting old just upgrade.

Phonebloks

Phonebloks

Phonebloks

It's like an app store for hardware. In the store you buy your bloks, read reviews and sell old bloks. Small and big companies develop and sell their bloks. you can buy a pre-assembled phone or assemble it yourself by selecting the brands you want to support. Bloks can be developed for specific needs. Solar powered batteries, sensitive screen for blind people, lightweight for travelers etc. The choice is yours.

Read more: http://imgur.com/gallery/pfVCe

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Nigerian university student with the solar powered car he created.

Nigerian university student with the solar powered car he created.

Nigerian university student with the solar powered car he created.

Read more: http://imgur.com/gallery/fmBRHyv

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These 11 Inventions Are Beyond Brilliant. Why Can’t I Have Them All?

These 11 Inventions Are Beyond Brilliant. Why Can't I Have Them All?

There are new inventions being created and patented every single day. Some may be more useful than others. But, some are so brilliant, you’ll wonder why millions haven’t already been made. These great inventions can be on the practical side, or luxurious, and everything in-between. Whatever their purpose, they are amazing ideas and innovations. 

1.) A outlet with a night-light built in? Yes please. No more searching around in the dark for an outlet.

1.) A outlet with a night-light built in? Yes please. No more searching around in the dark for an outlet. Pass and Seymour

2.) This is an ingenious way to get people to recycle – let them use their plastic bottles to pay for public transportation.

2.) This is an ingenious way to get people to recycle - let them use their plastic bottles to pay for public transportation. Xinhua

3.) Finally! Whenever I drink coffee I feel like a child using a mug for the first time – this drip-catching mug should help me not make such a mess of myself.

3.) Finally! Whenever I drink coffee I feel like a child using a mug for the first time - this drip-catching mug should help me not make such a mess of myself. Yanko Design

4.) These USB rechargeable batteries would really help if you need battery power fast and don’t have time (or don’t want to) go all the way to the store.

4.) These USB rechargeable batteries would really help if you need battery power fast and don't have time (or don't want to) go all the way to the store. usbcell

5.) Having a phone with a dead battery is a huge hassle. Never fear, though, this charger has your back. It charges your phone using the cold or hear from whatever beverage you’re enjoying when you’re phone is low on power. (You’re out of luck if you drink lukewarm water.)

5.) Having a phone with a dead battery is a huge hassle. Never fear, though, this charger has your back. It charges your phone using the cold or hear from whatever beverage you're enjoying when you're phone is low on power. (You're out of luck if you drink lukewarm water.) Epiphany Laboratories

6.) Ever run around your room or house for a half-hour, wondering where the heck you left your keys? By attaching these tiles, you can track down whatever important object you have misplaced using satellite technology and your smartphone.

6.) Ever run around your room or house for a half-hour, wondering where the heck you left your keys? By attaching these tiles, you can track down whatever important object you have misplaced using satellite technology and your smartphone. tile

7.) Leaving a film to go to the bathroom at a movie theater is one of the most nerve-wracking things you can do. Not only are you scrambling to the restroom after holding it for twenty minutes or so, but you might also be missing an important part of the movie. Installing screens in stalls like the one above would solve this problem in a jiffy.

7.) Leaving a film to go to the bathroom at a movie theater is one of the most nerve-wracking things you can do. Not only are you scrambling to the restroom after holding it for twenty minutes or so, but you might also be missing an important part of the movie. Installing screens in stalls like the one above would solve this problem in a jiffy. ayoye.com

8.) Sitting in the park or on a sandy beach and worried about your smartphone losing power? Just plug it in to one of these fancy solar power chargers. The future is now.

8.) Sitting in the park or on a sandy beach and worried about your smartphone losing power? Just plug it in to one of these fancy solar power chargers. The future is now. xd-design

9.) Frantically driving around a parking garage looking for a space is a special kind of torture. These light-signals let would-be-parkers know where there is and isn’t a space in any particular row.

9.) Frantically driving around a parking garage looking for a space is a special kind of torture. These light-signals let would-be-parkers know where there is and isn't a space in any particular row. reddit.com

10.) This practical idea is great. These retractable bike racks give bikers a place to keep their bicycles locks up without taking up unnecessary space on a walkway when not in use.

10.) This practical idea is great. These retractable bike racks give bikers a place to keep their bicycles locks up without taking up unnecessary space on a walkway when not in use. Tong Kamonchai

11.) Ear-buds that are engineered to not tangle-up?! Oh man I need these. I need these so bad.

11.) Ear-buds that are engineered to not tangle-up?! Oh man I need these. I need these so bad. Zip Buds

(via: ebaumsworld.com)

Let’s just say all these these inventions would make some things a whole lot easier. 

Read more: http://viralnova.com/eleven-awesomely-useful-inventions/

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Genius Inventor Close To Cracking The Secret Of Trees To Harness Solar Power. Oh, And He’s 13.

Genius Inventor Close To Cracking The Secret Of Trees To Harness Solar Power. Oh, And He’s 13.

Watch out, big oil companies. This 13-year-old kid and his army of trees won’t go down without a fight.

Read more: http://upworthy.com/genius-inventor-close-to-cracking-the-secret-of-trees-to-harness-solar-power-oh

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New Chuck Norris-y hotness: #PaulRyanFacts

New Chuck Norris-y hotness: #PaulRyanFacts

Move over, Chuck Norris facts! There is new hotness in town: Paul Ryan facts.

I logon, 1st tweet I see. Yes, it's gonna be a good day. RT @lheal #PaulRyanFacts Paul Ryan sharpens a knife with his steely gaze.

— Yes, We Scan ⊕ (@BoldFreshJew) August 14, 2012

A good day, indeed. As Twitchy reported, President Obama frantically tweeted out “FACTS” about Paul Ryan, in a fit of terrified meltdown, the other day.  Twitter users helped the president out with some true facts about President Obama.

Now, they are offering up Paul “terrifies the Left” Ryan facts. And, boy, are they awesome.

#PaulRyanFacts Paul Ryan doesn't need a teleprompter. Teleprompters need a Paul Ryan.

— Amy Lutz (@amylutz4) August 14, 2012

#PaulRyanFacts When Atlas Shrugged, Paul Ryan was there to hold the world up. #tcot

— Amy Lutz (@amylutz4) August 14, 2012

#PaulRyanFacts Batman has a Paul Ryan signal.

— Greg Sainer (@gsainer) August 14, 2012

Paul Ryan saved a cat from being stuck in a tree. By teaching it to climb down itself. #PaulRyanFacts

— Justen Charters (@JustenCharters) August 14, 2012

Paul Ryan hunts with a bow, because using his bare hands would be unfair to the deer. #PaulRyanFacts

— You Said Russia! (@lheal) August 14, 2012

https://twitter.com/kesgardner/status/235449193928466432

#PaulRyanFacts Paul Ryan has a pet honey badger.

— Tanner (@Brumbarger) August 14, 2012

#PaulRyanFacts Paul Ryan can balance a budget in his head before Joe Biden can turn on his solar powered calculator.

— Crispin Armon Gipson (@critterman76) August 14, 2012

Chuck Norris wears Paul Ryan pajamas #PaulRyanFacts

— Brandon Kiser (@Kiser) August 14, 2012

Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders. Claustrophobia is the fear of tight spaces. Liberalism is the fear of Paul Ryan. #paulryanfacts

— Angela (@Bear2theRight) August 14, 2012

Bingo! More, please, Twitter!

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/08/14/new-chuck-norris-y-hotness-paulryanfacts/

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