Stan Meyer invented a water powered car that estimates showed could travel from one US coast to the other on 22 gallons of water. He shows the in car in operation in this old news clip. So what ever happened to him? He died after eating at a restaurant on March 21, 1998. An autopsy report showed the cause of death to be poisoning.
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Here is an excerpt from Bill o’Reilly’s radio show:
“I don’t own an iPod. I would never wear an iPod… If this is your primary focus in life – the machines… it’s going to have a staggeringly negative effect, all of this, for America… did you ever talk to these computer geeks? I mean, can you carry on a conversation with them? …I really fear for the United States because, believe me, the jihadists? They’re not playing the video games. They’re killing real people over there.”
Uy yuh yuy! Where do I start?
Also, don’t subscribe to O’Reilly’s free “Talking Points Podcast.” If you listen, the terrorists will win.
The “machine” that’s Bills primary focus is a phone he can hold with one hand.
Oh, and Bill, if you can’t carry on a conversation with these “Computer Geeks” (a moniker I proudly wear BTW), maybe you should revisit your high school english class for some proper “lernin”, or better yet, just keep your white trash racist republican-speak dummied down to your listeners IQ level.
Heres a word you should understand.
–a heavily adapted/edited comment from Hammer of the Blogs:
Open Letter To Evangelicals (and Other Brain Dead Advocates of The Continued Disaster of The Republican Jihad)
Dear Religious Zealots and Republican Enablers,
It has come to our attention that you have been bamboozled once again by one of those hypocritical baboons you periodically kneel before in pale faced trembling and contriteness, and regale with the title of ‘spiritual leader’. As the infamous rock critic and ostensible President of the United States once tried to say, “Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, shame on…um, won’t get fooled again.” Please take note, he apparently wasn’t talking about you.
At this point some words about the magnificent wasteland that is our public educational system should properly be deployed, but one suspects, deep in the thicket of moral midgetry that votes Republican and calls themselves Evangelical in the same breath, mere education would never suffice. There is at bottom a failure to understand something crucial and simple that gets beyond mere facts and figures and all that ciphering, as Jethro would have it. There is simply this: you and your ilk are following a long and fine American tradition. The tradition of the sucker. You are being duped by hucksters and liars and hypocrits. Again and again and again.
It was as long ago as the westward expansion that two different, yet similar, types of hucksters began to take root — P.T. Barnum and dispensationalists. Both, in the end, operated under the same moral code — it is morally wrong to allow suckers to keep their money — but Barnum at least had a conscience.
So the dispensationalists have recklessly infiltrated the points where US government policy intersects with everything from scientific research to the making of foreign policy. Stems cells that can cure are now banned, evolution is just another creation story, and fags can be converted just like the Jews. Shazam! Or something like that. And you, the mental midgets of the Lord, have dutifully followed along, never asking, never even bothering to look up and think for yourselves for one bright second.
Ah, yes, good mental midgets of the Lord, forget that “blessed are the peacemakers” nonsense that actually is in the Bible. Listen to your leader, Ted, the meth snorting, gay prostitute banger, what Jesus really had a problem with was — fags getting hitched.
As Hammer of the Blogs has noted, you would do yourselves and your country a tremendous favor by trying out a few of his bullet points:
Travel. And I don’t mean from the special school to the megachurch to the Christian bookstore. Go somewhere that you think rubs against your grain. Go to New York City, and deal with swarthy Central Asians careening cabs through the streets and selling suspect meats on a stick. Go to San Francisco and watch those awful dirty homos holding hands as they walk down the street. Notice how once you take a deep breath, none of it really has anything to do with the emotionally stunted impulses you’ve grown to know and love like a deep grudge: a nasty grudge that you have been using the political process to project all these years.
Read a book other than the Bible or The Purpose-Driven Life. Read a newspaper other than the Washington Times or that craven conservarag in your local market. Watch something other than Fox News for once. The Bible (at least the New Testament) is fine for seeking some sort of moral grounding in the constant tumult of life. Rush Limbaugh is great in gaining some insight into how hypocritical drug addicts think. For understanding the interdependent complexities of running a safe, secure, efficient superpower that comprises only 5% of God’s most exalted creations, not so much. God gave you a brain; use it or lose it.
Stay home next Tuesday. Seriously. Just do us all a favor and sit this one out. You have demonstrated quite clearly that you either don’t know or don’t care that you’ve been had. Your leaders are toxic loons — Pat Robertson, James Dobson, Ted Haggard — who know nothing about anything other than which of your emotional buttons to push to get your wallet open. Homophobia appears to be one of the buttons. Stupid Presidents, the other. Your choice of political leaders is even worse then your choice of religious leaders, by the way. They have not gotten anything right, and have wasted tens of thousands of lives and hundreds of billions of dollars chasing their tails, pissing off the rest of the world, and — wait for it — lining their own pockets in the process. Are we starting to see a pattern here yet?
That’s about as nice as I can possibly put it. You were wrong, the consequences have been catastrophic, and the rest of the world can’t and won’t take much more of this silliness, this willful ignorance. The world is not 6,000 years old; Bush is a liar and a fool; evolution is scientifically provable, except in the case of Ann Coulter.
So take a break from the muck of worldly concerns. Go back to church, not in abject regret, but in the spirit of humility and curiosity and intellectual honesty. Quit worrying about what your neighbors might be doing and mind your own business. You are not God’s lawyer; if He really does have a problem with The Gay, then He will handle it. Beyond that, I suspect you’re going to have enough problems wedging your own silly souls into heaven without worrying about the condition of anyone elses.
In the end, like the rest of us, you are on this planet to learn. At some point, you should really start.
Wow! He doesn’t have the time for something of this magnitude, not even when it’s someone he has described as a friend of his? Is the flock naive enough to take his words at face value? Give me a break!
Focus on the Family founder James Dobson on Tuesday backed out of joining a panel of evangelical leaders responsible for further investigating and counseling fallen evangelical leader Ted Haggard.
“It is with great regret – and after much prayer and discussion with friends and family – that I have had to reconsider my involvement in the panel overseeing Ted’s restoration,” Dobson said in a statement. “Emotionally and spiritually, I wanted to be of help – but the reality is I don’t have the time to devote to such a critical responsibility.”
By “after much prayer,” I take it that God told him not to help Ted.
Oh.. and he’s still blaming the media for everything:
“You know, the media is just salivating out there, it seems, over yet another example of what they see as hypocrisy.”
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It’s a great service and although a bit controversal, its making me blog more and allowing me to get paid. Now I don’t do it every day (I should) but rather only when I’m inspired or a opportunity comes around that I endorse. But still it’s nice to get that email saying “You’ve Been Paid”.
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The Pastor Ted Haggard scandal now includes sex and drugs. (See previous post here.) Richard Sanders, a voice expert who worked on the Oklahoma bombing, JonBenet Ramsey murder, and Kobe Bryant cases, says voicemails left on a gay escort’s answering machine belong to megachurch pastor and Bush ally Ted Haggard.
The voice mails for from a man who calls himself “Art.” It should be noted Haggard’s middle name is Arthur.
The first voice message, left on August 4 at 2:18 p.m., says:
“Hi Mike, this is Art. Hey, I was just calling to see if we could get any more. Either $100 or $200 supply. And I could pick it up really anytime I could get it tomorrow or we could wait till next week sometime and so I also wanted to get your address. I could send you some money for inventory but that’s probably not working, so if you have it then go ahead and get what you can and I may buzz up there later today, but I doubt your schedule would allow that unless you have some in the house. Okay, I’ll check in with you later. Thanks a lot, bye.”
The second voice message, left on August 4 at 5:10 p.m., says:
“Hi Mike, this is Art, I am here in Denver and sorry that I missed you. But as I said, if you want to go ahead and get the stuff, then that would be great. And I’ll get it sometime next week or the week after or whenever. I will call though you early next week to see what’s most convenient for you. Okay? Thanks a lot, bye.”
Jones claims Art is referring to methamphetamine in the messages.
Also, according to the Non-Prophet blog, the New Life Church Board of overseers has sent an email to members of the church mailing list that states that Haggard has confessed to at least some of the charges:
Since that time, the board of overseers has met with Pastor Ted. It is important for you to know that he confessed to the overseers that some of the accusations against him are true. He has willingly and humbly submitted to the authority of the board of overseers, and will remain on administrative leave during the course of the investigation.