Monthly Archives: March 2011

Shh, don’t tell anyone. Obama got a transparency award. A Limerick.


President Obama finally and quietly accepted his “transparency” award from the open government community this week — in a closed, undisclosed meeting at the White House, Monday March 28, 2011. , The secret presentation happened almost two weeks after the White House inexplicably postponed the ceremony, which was expected to be open to the press […]

Tough times in France. Humor has it gas is skyrocketing.


With the price of gasoline pushing $9 dollars a gallon in Paris things are getting desperate. A thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from the Louvre. After careful planning, he got past security, stole the paintings, and made it safely to his van. However, he was captured only two blocks away when his […]

It is not a war, it is kinetic military action. A Limerick.


It is not a war, it is kinetic military action. To be fair, President Bush started using the term kinetic action in 2006, concealing our action in Pakistan. Kinetic Military Action is here It starts to affect our whole biosphere What the U.N. enacted Its purpose redacted No leader in sight; so, Why are we […]

Nuclear Power. Why we chose Uranium over Thorium and ended up in this mess. Time to clean up.


I was born in Sweden, on the beautiful west coast where fishing was a way of life, the sunsets magnificent in the summer and the sailing around the skerries and in the fjords could never be forgotten. On the West Coast is also the second largest Swedish city, Gothenburg, home of the famous Chalmers’ Technical […]

A third war theater is starting and noone in charge. A Limerick.


Let me see. Obama is in Rio, Biden is in Moldova or something like that, Hillary is in France, Congress is in recess. Hello! Is anybody home? With Barry, the President AWOL, at large The U.N. says: You may Khadafy disbarge Sarkozy is leading? The war is proceeding With congress in recess, I ask: Who’s […]

Eleven more reasons to switch to Thorium as Nuclear fuel.


Eleven more reasons to switch to Thorium as Nuclear fuel. The first eleven are found in a previous blog entry. http://lenbilen.com/2012/02/15/eleven-reasons-to-switch-to-thorium-based-nuclear-power-generation/ I am following the events at Fukushima Nuclear Power plants with great interest. How ironic that the greatest risk is with the spent fuel, not with the inability to shut down the working units. […]

Eleven reasons to switch to Thorium based Nuclear Power generation


Eleven reasons to switch to Thorium based Nuclear Power generation. 1. Cheap and unlimited raw material. There is enough Thorium around for many millennia, and not only that, it is a byproduct of mining heavy metals and rare earth metals The price is the cost of refining it, about $40/Kg. 2. 0.01% waste products compared […]

Nuclear power and earthquakes. How to make it safer and better.


Nuclear power and earthquakes. How to make it safe. The earthquake that hit Japan on March 11 caused enough damage to at least 11 of Japan’s 55 nuclear reactors that they will have to be repaired before power production can resume. Three reactors are so badly damaged that they are releasing short term radioactive gases. […]

Rand Paul at congressional hearing. A limerick.


The wormlight is good for us, so I’ve been told. Soon it’s the only light left to be sold. Our future seems stark We’re held in the dark. With no more oil drilling we’re left in the cold. Complain ‘bout the loo-flush was what he did do, Others chimed in, “ours don’t work well too” […]

Obama watches the Bulls while Congress acts.


While Congress debates how to save, spend and tax Obama is watching the Bulls play, he’s lax. (1) His prowess is trailin’ Not so Sarah Palin. She has the cojones Obama lacks. (2) (1) http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Obama-to-Host-White-House-Bulls-Viewing-Party-117651258.html (2)