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To power a better future

This was written by one of my friends and it was published in our campus newspaper. I thought it was really good and worthy of sharing.

The Belltower

By Bobby Prater

Humanity has searched for power since we first began to build a better life for ourselves. Whether we sought it through power over people, over land, over resource or over nature itself, we have been on a long conquest to fuel our imagination and reach for the stars. Recently there has been a wrench in the gears of progress. Problems such as peak oil, emissions and a growing need for energy and power have begun to push in upon our lifestyles. However, there is an alternative that could help solve many, if not all of these problems, and we have it right now at our very fingertips. This asks the question; why are we not using nuclear energy?

In his presentation “How will we Power the Future: The Case for more Nuclear Energy,” Washington State University Nuclear Chemistry Professor, Kenneth L. Nash, Ph.D., discussed why he believes…

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The tamer of the fears

When I read this I was blown away. Poems like this inspire me to write more often.

valeriu dg barbu

Trilingual post: English, Italian and Romanian languages

I, educated in the filters of a confused era, learned to calculation and forecasts,
with my spirit of modern Judas
for how much you I could sell, Jesus, today?
Thirty taxable coins, more?
cocks will get to sing the third time until
to say that I have no idea who you are? …to say that I do not know who I am?
How many from the lives out of the seven, from chest of bronze, sometime real
I am willing to renounce on road of evil stones?…
the lookout for you, without guarantees and certainties certified by custom miracles…
in your kingdom the words not have the lips and ears
the trade language appropriated through injection
directly into the vein of my time, is incomprehensible up there
If I exist, and scientifically it would seem so,
in vain I search, blind, the first…

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Pope Francis calls for a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria and the world

I was very moved by Pope Francis’ plea and I want to help get the word out. Personally I will be participating literally and will not be eating on Saturday, my school is considering hosting a special vigil and I will be going if it happens. As Francis said, feel free to observe in a manner appropriate with your beliefs or lack thereof. The crisis in Syria has grown into a very confusing quagmire saturated in “damned if you do damned if you don’t” scenarios. President Obama and all other world leaders need wisdom in such a trying time.


Pope Francis has called for a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, in the entire Mideast region, and throughout the whole world to be held this coming Saturday, September 7th, 2013. Speaking ahead of the traditional Angelus prayer with pilgrims gathered in St Peter’s Square this Sunday, Pope Francis said, “On the 7th of September, here [in St Peter’s Square], from 7 PM until midnight, we will gather together in prayer, in a spirit of penitence, to ask from God this great gift [of peace] for the beloved Syrian nation and for all the situations of conflict and violence in the world.” The Holy Father also invited non-Catholic Christians and non-Christian believers to participate in ways they feel are appropriate. “Never again war!” said Pope Francis. “We want a peaceful world,” he said, “we want to be men and women of peace.”

Pope Francis…

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