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More Honduran follies

Posted by Charles II on March 27, 2013

The issue is how much money the US is giving to Juan Carlos Bonilla, head of the Honduran police, who is accused of running death squads.

Basically, the State Department spokesman refuses to answer a simple question (how much money does the US give to Honduras for security), provides data that are completely unhelpful ($500 million to Central America over 5 years, with half going to countries including Honduras), and refuses to provide any information on when the last review was done that concluded that US money was not flowing to entities that Bonilla controls [added: they also have a figure of zero for security aid to Honduras on their website].

To read the actual bafflegab, click below.

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Making Fuel From Atmospheric Carbon?

Posted by Phoenix Woman on March 27, 2013

This sounds interesting:

Now, researchers at the University of Georgia have found a way to transform the carbon dioxide trapped in the atmosphere into useful industrial products. Their discovery may soon lead to the creation of biofuels made directly from the carbon dioxide in the air that is responsible for trapping the sun’s rays and raising global temperatures.

The method involves using specially bred bacteria to capture the carbon and convert it to concentrated, burnable fuel. I presume the idea is to capture the carbon as it exits the smokestack, perhaps by passing the smoke through a water filter populated with these bacteria?

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