Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

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Originally posted on TechCrunch:

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.

The first Tesla Energy product is ‘Powerwall Home Battery,’ a stationary battery that can power a household without requiring the grid. The battery is rechargeable lithium-ion — it uses Tesla’s existing battery tech — and can be fixed to a wall, removing much of the existing complexity around using a local power source.

“The issue with existing batteries is that they suck,” Musk said in a press conference announcing Tesla Energy. “They are expensive, unreliable and bad in every way.”

Tesla’s solution, he said, is different.

For one thing, the company’s batteries cost $3,500 for 10kWh and $3,000 for 7kWh — add your snarky…

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GoFundMe updates terms after pulling fundraiser for shuttered Christian bakery

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Originally posted on Twitchy:

You might recall when the Christian-owned Memories Pizza in Walkerton, Indiana, closed due to threats after the owner told a reporter that she would not agree to cater a gay wedding if asked, although she would never deny service based on a customer’s sexual orientation or religion. (Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong even managed to work in an awkward and unfunny dig at “Indiana pizza” during her routine at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.)

Supporters set up a spectacularly successful fundraiser on GoFundMe to keep the pizzeria afloat while the dust settled. It was so successful, in fact, an employee of CBS6 in Richmond, Va., with no evidence whatsoever, reported the fundraiser for fraud — “just in case.”

A similar fundraiser was set up to help Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of “Sweet Cakes by Melissa,” to pay a judgment of $135,000. The Oregon bakery closed in 2013 after two lesbians filed a civil rights complaint, citing “emotional, mental, and physical…

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Top 7 Ways to Support the Second Amendment at OSU

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Originally posted on :

1. Buy Drawing Tickets

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We have some great prizes and tickets are selling now. More info

2. Come See Lars Larson In the Quad

Second Amendment Week 2014

Lars Larson will do his live radio show from the quad the last day of our Second Amendment Week. More info

3. Attend the Concealed Cary Class

Second Amendment Week 2014

Students will be able to get their concealed cary certificat for free from the Jacobe Group. More info

4. Support College Republicans at the Debate

First Amendment Week 2015 College Republicans and College Democrats.

We have invited the College Democrats to debate us on a variety of issues regarding the Second Amendment. More info

5. Come to our Weekly Meeting

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We will have our regular meeting during our Second Amendment please join us for a fun meeting focused on the Second Amendment. More info

6. Stop by our booth in the quad

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The week before and…

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Political correctness devours its own children

Originally posted on Nick Cohen: Writing from London:

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From Standpoint Magazine April 2015

FOR YEARS a few of us have warned that modern “liberals” would live to regret abandoning the principle that you should only censor speech when it incited violence. We would enjoy our vindication if the unravelling of progressive assumptions was not so extraordinarily menacing.

Political correctness is eating itself. It is abandoning its children, and declaring them illegitimate. It is shouting down activists who once subscribed to its doctrines and turning its guns on its own. Women are suffering the most, as they always do. “Radical feminist” is now an insult on many campuses. Fall into that pariah category, and your opponents will ban you if they can and scream you down if they cannot.

It is tempting to say “serves you right” or “I told you so” to the feminists on the receiving end of the new intolerance. But you will not understand how…

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“I’m having a … fetus”

Originally posted on BrotherWatch:

Funny, but you never hear expectant mothers say, “I’m having a fetus.” Or, “My fetus is kicking.” Nor do pregnant women talk about hoping that the “glob of cells” they’re carrying will be a boy or a girl.

Rather, they understand that they are having a child. Not a pig or a frog or a bird, but a child.

This truth escapes the pro-abortion crowd. Abortion activists will often claim that the object of the pregnancy is a fetus, not a baby. Fetus is a medical term. People simply regard it as an unborn baby.

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The expression “with child” arose for a reason. The expectant mother is “with” something, and that something is a “child.” (Notice the word “with” – the child is with the mother, not part of the mother.)

People know the truth, yet the abortion industry – abortionists, feminists, many academics, public…

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Jesus, Race, and Saint Starbucks

Originally posted on Our Daily Fred:

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Every once in a while our crazy, carnal culture opens a spiritual door so freaking wide that even we slight-sighted, tongue-tied, thick-as-a-brick, bumbling believers can walk through without tripping on our well-tended timidity.

This week Starbucks began encouraging its baristas to write the words “Race Together” on cups to get its customers talking about race. CEO Howard Schultz wants his baristas to prod customers into conversations about race relations. Some might find this corporate cue an unwelcome intrusion into their sacred Starbuckian space, but I think it’s one of the most remarkable, culture-sanctioned, public invitations to share the Gospel of Jesus that we’ve seen in a long time.

And I don’t mean a chance to launch a doctrinal diatribe of mass destruction at some poor barista and nearby customers. For once we don’t have to go against the flow. This time we can simply surf the latest progressive wave.

Most nonreligious people don’t realize (and many Christians forget) that Christianity has been, and remains, the most powerful force for…

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BIBI’S BLOW OUT: Netanyahu miraculously surges to 29 seats. Has 5-seat lead over Herzog. Obama campaign against Bibi backfires.

Originally posted on Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog:

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(Central Israel) — The Israeli media was completely wrong.

The newspaper polls were completely wrong.

The exit polls were completely wrong.

The Obama team efforts to unseat an American ally were a complete failure.

Netanyahu wasn’t losing. He wasn’t about to be shipped off to retirement in disgrace.

This wasn’t close — this was a landslide.

Bibi’s blow out.

It’s now 5:30am. The sun will soon be rising here, and as it does Israelis — and the world — will be awakening to a miracle.

With 95% of the actual votes counted, Netanyahu and his Likud…

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Obama ’embarrassed’ for senators who sent letter to Iran, but not for this?

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Originally posted on Twitchy:

An open letter to Iran signed by 47 GOP senators has been heavily criticized by Democrats, with Harry Reid claiming those Republicans are “undermining” Obama.

President Obama weighed in on the matter in an interview with Vice News:

To paraphrase Bill Clinton, it depends on what your definition of “embarrassed” is.

Alternate headline:

Funny that.

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The world’s tiniest drone shows privacy may be dead for good

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Originally posted on BGR:

Privacy seems like such a quaint 20th Century concept, doesn’t it? Unbox Therapy has posted a video of the CX-10 Mini Drone, which is described as the world’s smallest drone and is a definite harbinger of things to come. In other words, it looks like privacy is finally toast.

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