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I miss the 1/2 hr News hour...
I'll bet those CEO's skimmed millions off the top of an endeavor that has no chance of success.
CIA swept and cleaned for 15 freaking years in Afghanistan/Pakistan accounting for all of them after the soviets left and was paying a $100,000 cash bounty per each for recovery which was like a million+ in buying power there. Maybe more that we didn't read about. Those stingers also had a shelf life on internal electronics. Any left are no longer viable to be used against us.
It ain't like Obama would be the first politician in history to suffer a defeat. Someone ALWAYS loses you know. yes, this is bad.
Code:[QUOTE=MannyIsGod] Joe Chalupa is Keith Bogans
For example, you lack the credibility to take you at your own word when you defend a claim by saying some reasonable persons share the same view as yours.
Just because the electronics may have some expiration in the ROM's doesn't mean someone cannot hack into them and change them, or even replace the electronics.
I think you get the idea.
Last edited by ChumpDumper; 09-17-2011 at 04:35 AM.
3:46 AM? Well, thanks for the research Chump. Hope you eventually got some sleep. So you have established that they had a few and will use them if they have them. Great. Naturally the Taliban has been using them on military aircraft because that is the the threat they feel the most, and naturally those military aircraft all have pretty extensive evasive countermeasures which to date have limited losses. Now that hundreds more have fallen into the hands of other "islamic rebels" of questionable loyalty it will be interesting to see where they are used next. I suspect they will soon figure out that civilian airliners don't carry the evasive countermeasures and are sitting ducks.
Asking Why Employees of Solar Firm Lost Jobs
Inside the solar industry, many are not convinced that Solyndra faltered because of overseas competition. The company used a novel technology that did not require silicon and took a big competitive hit when the price of silicon tumbled.A number of Bay Area-based solar manufacturing companies, including San Jose's NanoSolar and Solaria in Fremont, are actively recruiting former Solyndra employees to work in their factories. Daniel Shugar, the chief executive of Solaria, said the importance of low-cost Chinese labor in making United States-built panels less competitive had been greatly exaggerated."Labor cost is not a huge part of the cost of making solar panels, because these things are automated to a large degree," Mr. Shugar said in an interview. Solaria has opened a factory in Fremont for United States orders and another in India for Asian deliveries.
What is certain is that the Repugs and Yoni will distract from national jobs crisis, the foreclosure theft crisis, and all other critical issues by flogging this side issue, or other issue, until Barry is impeached.
I'll bet the cost of silicon was part of the problem, However, there were other troubling things. They reported profits, and projected higher profits. This is troubling and now as an apparent lie, and they have the FBI investigating.
Science keeps making breakthroughs. Just when you think a wall it hit, that wall falls. Wafer sized over time went from 1", 1-1/2", 2", 75mm, 100mm, 125mm, 150mm, 200mm, 300mm, then to 450mm which I think is finalized in spec. Most likely in prototype product like the 300 mm I got to use on prototype equipment in 1996. It took about 5 years before being used in production runs.
Home Weatherization Grows 1,000% Under Stimulus, Creating Jobs, Saving Low-Income Families $400 a Year
With all the focus on Solyndra and the attacks on green jobs from the Right-wing noise machine, the mainstream media have completely overlooked the explosive success of the weatherization assistance program (WAP) funded almost exclusively by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
With a serious investment under the Recovery Act, WAP increased the numbers of homes weatherized by 1000 percent over any previous year since 1976. This means we are close to weatherizing as many homes in one month (25,000) as we previously did in one year. By the end of ARRA’s three-year lifespan next March, the WAP will almost double the number of homes upgraded in the first year of the program — bringing the total number of energy efficiency projects to 720,000.
The press has focused on negative, headline-grabbing stories about green jobs in recent weeks. But we should not lose sight of the fact that DOE programs like WAP are making a major impact. We already know energy efficiency retrofits create three times the jobs compared with oil and gas, and that WAP has boasted over 14,800 jobs in just the three-month ramp-up period from April to June 2011. Furthermore, an earlier CAP analysis shows if we retrofitted just 40% of our nation’s building stock, we could create 650,000 permanent jobs over a sustained ten year period. The remarkable success of the WAP proves that weatherization can be a source of sustained job creation, and further solidifies the argument for why investments in clean energy are the right kinds of expenditures for these tough economic times.
91% of the firms engaged in retrofit activities are small businesses employing less than 20 people.
This is a sound investment with a phenomenal rate of return: for every $1 invested in the WAP program there are $2.51 returned to the household and broader economy. The $5 billion invested under ARRA, as well as the $180 million invested by 2010 appropriations, shows that the government has put dollars where they are needed the most — when it matters the most. By targeting programs that emphasize job creation, savings for low-income families, energy conservation, and emissions reductions, the Weatherization Assistance Program demonstrates the importance of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
We've all heard about this on Fox Repug Propaganda network, right?
Even Mouse could get a weatherization job.
The lack of due diligence showed some shoddy work.
Company did have an intriguing technology though.
It had its drawbacks/advantages, but the economic meltdown and Chinese solar manufacturers killed demand for their product.What set Solyndra apart from its thin-film peers was the shape of its modules. Instead of using a flat-plated panel, it coated tubes of glass with its CIGS technology and mounted the cylinders to metal frames. When installed on commercial rooftops that were painted white, the tubes could absorb direct and reflected sunlight from 360 degrees. Flat panels receive sunlight only when it shines overhead.
Solyndra's cylindrical modules could also be installed faster than flat panels and were highly resistant to wind. Dirt and snow can build up on traditional modules and keep out the sun. But the elements fall through the gaps in Solyndra's rows of cylinders.
Nicolas Gourvitch, a director at Green Giraffe Energy Bankers in Paris, a financial advisory firm, described Solyndra's technology as "groundbreaking" and "innovative."
Shayle Kann, managing director of solar research at GTM Research, said "the hope was that it would drive lower costs" in the overall expense of installing and maintaining a solar system. GTM is a green technology research firm with offices in the United States and Germany.
Originally Posted by Wild Cobra:
"it is possible that warming for windmills vs. CO2 is about equal, and that the windmills will change the wind/climate in ways worse than CO2 ever could."
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