Warning: Doing Something Too Long May Become Permanent

Or at least that is what my Mother told me.

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Here Malia Obama learns what happens when you cross your eyes for too long.

It becomes permanent.

Notice the two kids in the bottom of the picture.  They freaked out when they looked into Malia’s eyes.  They will never be the same.

President Obama Puts The Pedal To The Medal

It is not every day you get to see how productive a President can be.

President Barack Obama pedals bicycle-powered emergency water-sanitation station for Payton Karr, 16, left, and Kiona Elliott, 18, center, both from Oakland Park, Fla., to help demonstrate their invention, Monday, April 22, 2103, in the East Garden of the White House in Washington, where the president hosted the White House Science Fair to celebrate the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. The bicycle filters E. Coli and other harmful pathogens from contaminated water. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

President Obama is filtering water for drinking.  See this article for more information.

http://news.yahoo.com/obama-pedals-bike-3rd-white-house-science-fair-211943791–politics.html

 

 

Death to the Death Star

Recently a White House Petition at the “We The People” website received the required 25,000 signatures.  This particular petition asked for the government to build a Death Star by 2016 to boost job creation and bolster national defense.

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Because it received the required signatures, the White House had to respond. Thus Paul Shawcross, Chief of Science and Space at the White House Office of Management and Budget, formulated the following reply.

  • Financially
    • It costs $850,000,000,000,000,000
    • We need to reduce the budget not expand it.
  • Morally
    • The Administration does not support blowing up planets.
  • Practically
    • It is a flawed concept – can be exploited by a one-man starship.

Evidently the answer is no.  Maybe the next Administration will be more lenient.