September 2018

Nuclear Fusion 49 - Researchers in the U.S. and South Korea Discover Best Pattern Of Magnetic Fields To Stabilize Plasmas In Tokamaks

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Korean Superconducting Tokamak:

       One of the biggest problems confronting nuclear fusion research is how to maintain a stable plasma while the fusion reaction is taking place. The tokomak fusion reactor design features a donut shaped containment vessel that uses magnetic fields to corral the hot dense plasma. A great deal of research is being carried out on how best to arrange the magnetic fields to prevent instabilities.

Nuclear Weapons 356 - Congress Considering Funding For Maintenance And Modernization Of U.S. Nuclear Arsenal

        Congress is considering a nuclear weapons budget that contains four hundred and fifty-eight million dollars more in 2019 than was allocated in 2018. The compromise funding bill that was released from a conference committee on Monday. The Department of Energy will receive forty-four billion six hundred million dollars according to the plan.

H.R. 299 "Blue Water Navy Veterans"

President Obama, Sir; You are encouraging voters to "come through in November".. Since my 1972 discharge and back into civilian life, I have been Voting... You Sir, can see the results of my (and other Veterans) votes... As examined by military doctors, and AFEES .. Perfect health... Same applied to immediate family... 2010.. After Heart Disease operation, and After Cancer surgery, I filed a claim with the VA... DENIED.... With further up dates, I refilled (up dating claim) proving I was onboard USS Okinawa LPH3 in 1971, as Listed by the VA as Exposed, A/O, CamRanhBay, also Doctors letter to VA stating I had Cancer (as listed by the VA) Removed.. I was still Denied !! Doctors found another Cancer, and I had it also removed... Also Doctors found Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm.. Had a Long Stent placed in Aorta to stop the aneurysm growth... Also Doctors found another smaller Aorta ARCH Aneurysm... Which is to be monitored for growth.. Went back to hospital for "Widow Maker" and over time, I have had more Stents crammed into my heart.. Presently, I use a walker, I have oxygen machine, Nebulizer, and CPAC machine to help with my breathing... Left Kidney was operated on to repair its function.. My "Claim" has been waiting in APPEALS PROCESS for over Three Years !!! I have contacted State representatives, only to be IGNORED.... I have filed 5 requests FOIA... 4 of which have been denied ?? 1 is still pending ??? You have requested voters to "come through in November" Why ?? Vietnam Veterans came through --- Vietnam --- We fulfilled our commitment .. our half of the Contract... The Government of the United States has yet to fill their part, causing many Honorable Veterans to Suffer and Die off due only to NEGLECT !! It is with my Continued Respect.. Thank You, Michael James

Manafort Pleads GUILTY

Who is going to jail next? Hint: look up.

Paul Manfort, previously Trump campaign chair (5 months), has pleaded guilty to two charges - conspiracy against the US, and conspiracy to obstruct justice. The deal includes 46 MILLION dollars of asset forfeiture - essentially paying for what Trump previously called a "witch hunt" (which previous to this had 5 GUILTY pleas, and 17 indictments), and for Manafort to be a cooperating witness. U.S. District Court judge Amy Berman Jackson was presented with “I plead guilty” by Paul Manafort, and his plea has been accepted.

Nuclear Reactors 612 - Brunswick Nuclear Generating Station In North Carolina Is In The Path Of Hurricane Florence


Brunswick Nuclear Generating Station:

       The Fukushima nuclear disaster which saw three reactors melt down was caused by a tidal wave that flooded the power plant and the emergency cooling generators. The wave was caused by an undersea earthquake. TEPCO, the owner of the Fukushima plant, knew that their plant might not be able to withstand a major tidal wave but did nothing about it before disaster struck.

Nuclear Reactors 611 - Experts Warn Of Dangers Of High Temperature Gas Cooled Pebble Bed Reactor

       Pebble-bed reactors utilize “pebbles” made of uranium covered with a layer of ceramic and graphite for fuel. The Chinese are preparing to go operational with one of the high temperature gas cooled pebble-bed reactors (HTGR) they call HTR-PM. While the Chinese claim that such reactors are very safe, experts in the U.S.

Your recent actions relating to the Trump administration. ............

I've heard on several occasions over the past week of your speaking out/ expressing
your concerns over the increasingly dysfunctionalities of the Trump administration. Firstly,
I say's about time that someone take on this bully president. He has been caught lying in
a series of things including that he is God's gift in terms of finance.......blah blah. Unfortunatley,
a large part of the U.S. population does not seem to recognize just what dangers that your country
faces under his leadership(?) and his "skills"(?) both domestically and internationally.I have not yet
seen any valid contradiction to his habitual lying ; his incoherent management approach nor his disloyalty
to "friends" ;long term lawyers etc. He is truly an embarassment of the American people.

Please continue your involvement on an increasing basisi. You are well known and respected among your
People and hopefully your effects will serve to educate and motivate voter participation in your
upcoming mid term elections

My most sincere best wishes to you

A concerned Canadian ......James

Nuclear Reactors 610 - Belgium Is Building A New Research Reactor

       Belgium’s Council of Ministers has just approved six hundred and forty-six million dollars to construct the Myrrha accelerator-driven research reactor at the Belgian Nuclear Research Center’s (SCK-CEN) site in Mol. This funding will cover the period from 2019-2038. The funds will be used for construction of the first important part of Myrrha which is referred to as the Minerva installation.