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David Trimmell

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  • Satellite Images Show Syrian Army Siege of Houla (BBC)
    • David Trimmell 05/31/2012 at 5:32 am

      Absolutely an example of true Terrorism. Terrorism, that is not so much different then what the United States it self, has rained down upon our own (self-declared) enemies, as Iraq. Fallujah Iraq 2004 (2X), etc. ...

      If only we could isolate the area in order to enforce a weapons and munitions embargo. I know that, that is a naive concept, way to much money to be made in these conflicts.

      On another train of thought, it would be interesting to study how much Greenhouse gases are emitted during our (US/NATO et al.) training and bombing campaigns. Could they be a factor in pushing our World to an Early Eocene Atmospheric condition?

  • Top 10 Green Energy Good News Stories Today
    • Hi Juan, the only criticism I would have with this list is #2. Natural Gas may not be much better then Coal due to a great number of reasons. While it would be convenient to have such a "bridging" Energy source, the nature of Nature is rarely convenient. See bellow for some info on Nat. Gas:

      link to

  • Syria: Crimes Against Humanity in Homs
    • Quick question: while we all know the uprising here in Syria is as domestic as Lybia's: how do we not know they haven't been co-opted for the greater interests? Such as Iran perhaps? Hezbollah must be using the time to stock up, since Iran, or should we say Israel will be starting quite the shooting match soon.

      Unfortunately Syria probably will not see Democracy any time soon, I hope I am wrong!!

      David Trimmell

  • Could Electronic Communication Cooperatives Protect Us?
    • David Trimmell 11/12/2011 at 7:39 pm

      Juan, we should all be using open source encrypted communications. Phil Zimmermann said as much many years ago. I still use a relatively small independent ISP, but my DSL is leased from a large Telco, and I wonder how much longer my ISP will be able to survive. So I like your idea, but where and how? Not much venter capitol for such investment these days... But then again the Occupy movement was a surprise.

      David Trimmell

  • A Hot Wet Thousand Years and 10 Green Energy Stories to Avert it
  • Obama may Call for al-Asad to step down
    • David Trimmell 08/11/2011 at 4:46 am

      Like King Abdullah really has any moral footing to call the Syrian Baathists “a killing machine”. Bashar al-Assad has shown he is indeed the son of Hafez though. Brutal are the Dictators. It is looking as though the west may follow if we allow further consolidation of power in the hands of the few but mighty.

  • Japan Nuclear Threat, Libya Oil Crisis, Highlight Need for Renewable Energy
    • David Trimmell 03/13/2011 at 6:49 am

      Hello Juan, thank you for your steadfast support in the Climate Change and renewable energy arena! As an ex Nuclear worker (Sr. health physics technician) It was sad to see the "Hale Marry" frisking being done to the people at the end of the AJ video (also seen more detailed videos elsewhere). As someone who has dealt with Personnel contaminations in Nuclear Power plants, the only thing those technicians will find are extremely high activity Radioactive particles. Having worked in a BWR similar (But much larger) to Fukushima I Unit 1, seeing the Reactor building explode like that is quite unnerving. Cannot imagine that the Drywell (primary containment vessel) has remained undamaged... This has been been a good wakeup call I hope for proponents of Nuclear Energy, and I have been on the fence myself...



  • Saudi Arabia Saves Chicago Synagogue from al-Qaeda Bomb Plot
    • David Trimmell 10/30/2010 at 6:36 pm

      I have to correct myself: None of the packages made it to the US. One did make it to UK soil, though...

    • Juan, This is just another overblown so-called terrorist plot. Think about it, the fact that the packages got so far is unbelievable. A package addressed to a Synagogue in the US from Yemen (or Saudi Arabia)? Just a little suspicious, no? Also PETN is one of the easiest explosives to make, and easily detonated.

      I just find it beyond belief that one actually made to US soil, heads should roll.



  • Rumsfeld, Bush and the Supreme War Crime
    • David Trimmell 09/24/2010 at 3:16 am

      Juan, 2nd page under "Declaratory Policy", 2nd item "...uses CW or BW..."
      They knew all along, and this helps, I think to show that the whole "Nuclear threat" was BS. Not that that really is news or anything.


      David Trimmell

  • Glenn Beck's 'I have a Dream Speech'
    • David Trimmell 08/28/2010 at 4:44 am

      Hello Juan,

      Here is my reply (in the words of Martin Luther King Jr.):

      "...In a way we were agreeing with
      Langston Hughes, that black bard of Harlem, who had written earlier:

      O, yes, I say it plain,
      America never was America to me,
      And yet I swear this oath-
      America will be!

      Now it should be incandescently clear that no one who has any concern for
      the integrity and life of America today can ignore the present war. If
      America's soul becomes totally poisoned, part of the autopsy must read
      "Vietnam." It can never be saved so long as it destroys the deepest hopes of
      men the world over. So it is that those of us who are yet determined that
      "America will be" are led down the path of protest and dissent, working for
      the health of our land..."
      -Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
      4 April 1967

      As always thank you for "working for the health of our land".


      David Trimmell

  • Bolton was Contradicted by Bush on Iran's Bushehr Reactor
    • David Trimmell 08/18/2010 at 4:22 am

      Professor Cole, you never cease to amaze me at the level of research you put into your Blog posts. I am a regular reader here.

      I have had a number of years some time ago in the Nuclear Industry in the States, both Commercial Nuclear Power and DOE. I like your reference to Iraq's post Israeli attack on the OSIRAK reactor (I worked shortly with someone who was there at the time of the attack, no fuel in the core btw). They did indeed attempted to use the Calutron for enrichment of U-235, but I believe they had difficulty in sourcing the monstrous magnets for the task that was very time consuming and difficult.

      I would like to point out something; producing a Uranium 235 weapon is really not that difficult as long as you have the 80% plus material. But it is extremely difficult to make something small and light enough to fit in the tip of a ballistic missile. On the other-hand a Pu-239 based device can be made much smaller and boosted to produce great yield. Only as you point out while using a light water reactor the purity of the Plutonium Isotopes interfere with reliability, such as premature detonation, etc. The North Korean's have had this problem, and this is while using a Heavy Water Reactor...

  • Dear Climate Change Deniers
    • David Trimmell 08/16/2010 at 6:27 pm

      Yeah, Juan, wait until this winter and if Russia is having one of the coldest and stormiest ever, they will say "see, how could there be 'global warming'!". Unfortunately I believe this will be the new norm, even if we start to actually act now.

      Thank you Professor Cole for your continued speaking out on this!

      Just a note: It is true individual weather condition's cannot be used as evidence for or against "anthropogenic climate change", but the continued severity of extreme weather events, both hot and cold are expected in a warming world. Remember it is the global "average" temperature that is rising...


      David Trimmell

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