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A spokesman for Rowling’s literary agent said that Rowling is okay with the existence of fanfiction as long as no one charges for it and everyone’s clear that the original copyrights belong to her? That’s really cool of her. So thank you, JKR, and thine is the kingdom! I feel the need to disclaim that certain parts of this chapter are not meant as “bashing”. It’s not that I have a grudge, the story just writes itself and once you start dropping anvils on a character it’s hard to stop. A few reviewers have asked whether the science in this story is real or made up.

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Credits Mission statement For the purposes of what I hope to be a technically and scientifically accurate document, I will define our goal thus: The International Astronomical Union defines a planet as: Since “celestial body” does not include the Earth, we shall assume for the sake of pedantry that the IAU meant to say “astronomical body”. These definitions instantly suggest some very simple ways of stripping the Earth of its planethood, such as hurling it into interstellar space, moving it into orbit around a gas giant, or moving it into a solar orbit whose neighbourhood is not cleared the main asteroid belt being the most obvious choice.

A slightly less obvious method would be redefining “planet” not to include the Earth. Naturally, these methods the latter of which is by far the most feasible method listed in this document will not be considered to count – redefining something doesn’t make it go away.

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The NE helps spearhead new nuclear energy generation technologies, including plans to develop proliferation-resistant nuclear fuel that can maximize energy from other nuclear fuel. The office also maintains and enhances the national nuclear technology infrastructure and manages research laboratories and radiological facilities. The programs funded by the NE are designed to develop new nuclear reactors that will help diversify the domestic energy supply through public-private partnerships.

Using private contractors to run day-to-day operations, the NNSA manages highly classified research laboratories and nuclear defense facilities that maintain the stockpile of nuclear weapons as well as provide the propulsion systems for the U. Born out of controversy, the NNSA has struggled since its creation in to move past the mistakes of the Energy Department that led Congress to establish this new agency.

The agency, however, has repeatedly been criticized for its own lapses in security and other blunders. Representing a leftover from the Cold War, vast amounts of radioactive and toxic waste and contamination are spread throughout nuclear weapons facilities around the country, requiring long-term efforts involving environmental restoration, waste management, technology development, and land reuse by EM.

The agency has succeeded in completing cleanup at 90 nuclear sites and continues its efforts at 17 additional sites located in 11 states. The polluted sites are all former production facilities used during the Cold War to supply enriched uranium for nuclear warheads and commercial nuclear reactors. Located in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio, the plants encompass more than 30 million square feet of floor space, miles of interconnecting pipes, and thousands of acres of land that are contaminated with radioactive and hazardous materials.

Once cleanup at former nuclear weapons facilities is completed by the EM, the LM takes over the location to manage any remaining environmental and human issues; it currently manages more than 87 sites located throughout the country.

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Love My Way Finally. It is just one of those movies I’ve been jonesing to see. No, I didn’t read a review, the book, or even any press about it. I like to be surprised at movies.

Could this also be achieved with a titanic, solar-powered electromagnet?

They also have the advantage of being much less expensive to rent than the settop boxes. In my area they are easily exchanged for the for the original Thompson DTA’s http: No menu system or extremely limited No on-demand programming No channel favorites Below is the unboxing process and what it took to hook it all up. If you’d rather see a video of the process, I did that also. You can see the video on my YouTube channel at: Package contained all the instructions and quick start guide.

Everything you need to set it up is on the inside of the top cover of the box. Every component in the package is clearly labeled with what it is. Package contained two coaxial cables and a nice heavy duty HDMI cable. Each cable had labeled velcro cable ties to keep the cables nicely organized behind your HDTV or composite tv. RF capable remote came with 2 AA batteries. User guide never needed to open it. User Guide and legal stuff.

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Formal[ edit ] The original ” Gerrymander ” pictured in an cartoon. The word is a portmanteau of Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry ‘s name with “salamander. Similarly Eurasia is a portmanteau of Europe and Asia. Some city names are portmanteaus of the border regions they straddle:

Then again, Ed is the king of overblown reactions.

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Bradley Schneider appears to have won his first consecutive victory in the north suburban 10th Congressional District since voters in the swing district first elected him in Republican challenger Douglas Bennett Tuesday conceded the contest to Schneider, noting there

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Four months ago I was in a relationship with a boy who I study with, he took my virginity but it wasn’t working out. He turned me into a nymph, I would miss him purely because I wanted sex. Two months ago, I was sitting in the living room at 1am watching the TV, I have a really bad sleeping pattern and I’m always up this late

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Postal Service looked at possible sites for loca tion of the Alturas Post Office this week, but Mayor John Hagerman said they were tight-lipped about the actual spot. But, they really wouldn’t pinpoint the locations. None of those sites were confirmed by Postal officials this week. The current Post Office location near Bank of America is not be ing considered for continued use, said Hagerman. The Post Office has stated the facility and the lot are too cramped for the needs.

According to Hagerman, the actual location will be an nounced in the next few days. Speed limit change may take time Changing the speed limit on U. The board intends to contact state legisla tors and ask for help in dealing with the law involving the speed limits through small towns. CalTrans, later Tuesday evening, told the Modoc Local Transportation Commission, that it would put up signs in both directions warning of “Congestion Ahead” and “Intersection”.

The county is concerned about the speed limit through the small town, and the interest was heightened following a school bus-car accident on the highway in front of the Davis Creek Store last month. There were no in juries to the students on the bus, but a family in the car sustained injuries. Speed was not a factor in the accident, said the CHP, but a school bus stop or turn around area might be better signed.

CalTrans explained that in the past five years only two accidents have occurred in the area, and neither was speed related.