SmartScarecrow

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20111027 – Low budget solar projects of Ed Kenna

Segment #1:  This week in free energy

Presenter:  Sterling Allan, CEO, founder of New Energy Congress
Estimated Time:  20 minutes
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Segment #2:  Scarecrow’s News Rant – Just in case you were thinking it can’t happen here!

Presenter:  an editorial by SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  10 minutes

Just after dusk on March 5, 1770, a crowd of American colonists confronted a sentry who had struck a boy for complaining that an officer was late in paying a barber bill.

Both townspeople and British soldiers of the 29th Regiment of Foot gathered. The colonists threw snowballs and debris at the soldiers. Crispus Attucks and a group of men led by Attucks approached the Old State House armed with clubs. A soldier was struck with a piece of wood and some accounts credited Attucks. Other witnesses stated that Attucks was “leaning upon a stick” when the soldiers opened fire.

Five Americans were killed and six were mortally wounded. Attucks took two bullets in the chest and was the first to die. Attucks’ body was carried to Faneuil Hall, where it lay in state until Thursday, March 8, when he and the other victims were buried together.

This incident would become known as The Boston Massacre and was a pivotal moment in the lead up to the first American Revolution.

Fast forward 241 years:

In the early morning hours of October 25, 2011 Police battled protesters following an Occupy Oakland march to demonstrate against the closing of two occupations in the city in the early hours of Tuesday morning. More than 100 people were arrested in Oakland as police cleared a camp in Frank Ogawa plaza.

Veterans for Peace member Scott Olsen was wounded by a less-lethal round fired by either San Francisco Sheriffs deputies or Palo Alto Police on October 25, 2011 at 14th Street and Broadway in Downtown Oakland.

Scott Olsen, 24, suffered a fractured skull and brain swelling after he was allegedly hit in the head by a police projectile during the clashes on Tuesday. A spokesperson for Highland hospital in east Oakland confirmed he was critically ill after being admitted on Tuesday night.

Jay Finneburgh, an activist photographer who was at the protest, published pictures of Olsen lying bloodied on the ground, while video footage appeared to show police throwing a ‘flash bang’ explosive close to fellow protesters trying to provide aid.

“Olsen stood behind me,” Finneburgh told the Guardian. “I looked to my left and he hit the ground, and he hit it hard.

“A woman went to look down at him, and he was bleeding from the head. She started screaming,” he said.

Consider:

As you watch the US Government and the corporate media vilify the violent repression of basic human rights but foreign governments that they would like to start a fight with, consider if it might not be more appropriate to address such issues a bit closer to home first.

Segment #3: Feature Presentation – Solar projects of Ed Kenna

Presenter:  SmartScarecrow & Ed Kenna
Estimated time:  45 minutes

1.    Explain motivation behind the projects
    a.    When  shift hits the fan
        i.    Need way to provide heat
        ii.    Need way to cook food once the propane runs out.
2.    Present tin can heater
    a.    First attempt failed
    b.    Show 6 minute video
    c.    Answer questions
3.    Present Fresnel Len
    a.    Show 1 minute video
    b.    Discuss method of testing boil water
    c.    Failure to boil water
    d.    Easy to start fire.
4.    Present parabolic disk project
    a.    Show 4.5 minute video
    b.    Discuss initial failure
        i.    Bad surface was causing beam to not focus
        ii.    Applying the aluminum foil is difficult.
    c.    Discuss future plans
        i.    Need to work out the support system
        ii.    Need to work a some way to support a pan or pot.

Segment #4: Audience Q&A Session

Moderator:  SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  10 minutes

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