William Hughes-Games

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Graduate in Physics and Math with minors in Chemistry, biology and geology. Worked most of life in mariculture research, chiefly with molluscs. Also worked in hydrology and as a high school teacher of Math, science, physics and shop. At present retired. Have built a couple of boats and my present house. Am a huge fan of President Obama.

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Occupation: Retired, N/A
Interests: Beaver-salmon relationship, renewable energy, electric cars, sustainability
Expertise: Mariculture, simple math physics chemistry to high school level
Affiliations: Volunteer fire department, dump oversight committee
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William reviewed this story - Sep 11, 2014
William's Rating
2.9

OK

America has got herself into a downward, very dangerous spiral. She has deposed democratically elected leaders and even assassinated some to put dictators in place that will do her bidding. When she doesn[t get her own way, she sends in her army and the American public buys the ridiculous justifications they are given for going to war. Of course America is seen as the great Satin. To the rest of the world that is what she is. Each such move creates new generations of terrorists ... More »

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William reviewed this story - Sep 11, 2014
William's Rating
1.0

I keep clicking on the link and the article won't come up

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William reviewed this story - Aug 28, 2014
William's Rating
1.0

Waste of time. Not inciteful

Arguably, Lions led to the upsurge of Christianity. Today the constant bombing of Moslem countries is leading to the upsurge of fundamentalist Islam and the creation of generation after generation of terrorist. This feeds right into the hands of the arms manufacturers since they have to produce more arms and ammunition to suppress the terrs that they have created. As usual, the solution lies in the hands of the politicians. Only they can break this cycle but they are in the ... More »

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William reviewed this story - Aug 18, 2014
William's Rating
1.6

This site is giving Noam a forum to express his opinion and this is part of a free press. However much we may or may not disagree with his opinion, we must always allow the contrary opinion to be expressed.

With such a sad situation, we have to go down to fundamentals and try to find a level at which both sides can agree. I think Noam would agree to the following. 1) If Hamas declared that she rejects violence and recognizes the right of Israel to exist, not another bomb would fall on Gaza 2) The border with Israel was open and people Gaza people worked in Israel. At that time there was no sea blockade. As more and more bombs went off in Israel, the boarders were tightened up and ... More »

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William reviewed this story - Aug 9, 2014
William's Rating
4.7

Telling it the way it is, is always good journalism

In earlier times we saw what the effect was of letting a corporation have sovereignty over a country. The East Indian company was the de-facto government in India. They wouldn't let Indians make their own salt from the sea or weave their own cloth from their own cotton. Both would have interfere with their profit. The British East Indian company also pushed opium into china for no other reason than to make more profit. In Canada the Hudson Bay Company wiped out the beaver to the ... More »

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William reviewed this story - Jul 14, 2014
William's Rating
1.8

Very one sided

If Israeli bombs actually did hit this disability centre it is indeed a tragedy. That is assuming that Hamas was not storing weapons or firing rockets from this location. In that case it is doubly tragic and fits with Hamas' MO of storing weapons and shooting missiles from civilian locations The article sites the number of children killed in Israelie strikes so let's have a closer look at this. Many of these children are children of Hamas leaders and were killed when Israel ... More »

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William reviewed this story - Apr 12, 2014
William's Rating
5.0

What a hoot. A pant hoot of course

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William reviewed this story - Apr 8, 2014
William's Rating
5.0

Telling the truth is always good journalism

Try this as an exercise. You have a test tube full of food for a specific bacteria. You drop in one bacteria. This bacteria doubles every minute. In one hour it will have used up all the food and the test tube will be full of bacteria. The question is, at which minute will the test tube be half full of Bacteria and half full of food. If you get the answer right you understand where we are now. Answer in the links section. Try to work it out before peaking at the answer. ... More »

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William posted this story - Apr 8, 2014
William reviewed this story - Mar 30, 2014
William's Rating
3.8

Make a good affordable no frills electric car and watch the millenials and the rest of us flock to buy them.

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William reviewed this story - Mar 30, 2014
William's Rating
4.4

Good as far as it goes. Doesn't expand on the possible extent of climate change

This report is based on an implied continual graded climate change. Yet, if you read The Two Mile Time Machine by Richard Alley, you will see that the climate can change radically over a very short time and even flick flack back and forth between the new and the old regime. it has done so in the past. This would be even more catastrophic to crop production than a once off change to a new climate. As disastrous as continual climate change will be, punctuated climate change would ... More »

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William reviewed this story - Mar 22, 2014
William's Rating
5.0

The sad thing is that any reasonably bright year 12 student could tell our politicians what the solution is. In case you are not a reasonably bright year 12 student, here it is. 1) Make it illegal for any company or individual to make a contribution of any kind to a politician. Buy air time for politicians from the public purse. Does this sound expensive. It would be far cheaper than what the present abuses are causing us. Politicians, of course can twitter. 2) Adopt Jim ... More »

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William posted this story - Mar 22, 2014
William reviewed this story - Jan 2, 2014
William's Rating
5.0

Actually, the flush toilet may pose as much of a risk to China. Historically China has recycled all organic human and animal waste back on to the land. This has allowed her to keep soils fertile for at least 5000 years. Now, wastes are treated as we do in the west and flushed down rivers to pollute the sea. China will thus be forced to use chemical nutrients without the organic material that keeps her soils healthy. Add to this the heavy metal pollution mentioned in this article ... More »

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William reviewed this story - Dec 30, 2013
William's Rating
5.0

America is not unique in having ^&*%$ judges. In Canada a judge found Percy Schmeitzer guilty of stealing Monsanto's intellectual property when their pollen contaminated his lifetime development of Rape seed (for Canola oil). As for Congressional oversight, have you been following the actions of this dysfunctional organization over the full term of Obama's administration. Perhaps you have come in contact with what they did to Sibel Edmons (Classified Woman). All over the world, ... More »

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William reviewed this story - Dec 25, 2013
William's Rating
5.0

The bad news is that wastes from the first Oak River pile are still with us with no solution in site. The good news is that there is a way of taking care of all this waste. 4th generation nuclear plants can utilize and burn up this waste. The bad news is that since 4th generation plants don't produce bomb making material, they aren't going to be built.

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William posted this story - Dec 25, 2013
William reviewed this story - Dec 25, 2013
William's Rating
4.9

Clear, sussinck and to the point

I suspect that Snowdon is the personal hero of many of us citizens of the world. He has done what was needed for this decade. However, democracy is like a vegetable garden. You need to keep ahead of the weeds if you want it to work. We need a Snowdon every 5 or then years and for the rest of us to be vigilant. Democracy is being eroded all over the world with the reestablishment of a system of serfs and nobles (what a misnomer that is). One must never be complacent and think ... More »

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William reviewed this story - Oct 28, 2013
William's Rating
5.0

The punishment for a crime should take a number of things into consideration. 1) was the person committing the crime in a position of power - a bully 2) was the person committing the crime in a position of trust 3) how big was the crime (did they take one dollar or a million dollars) So if I hack into your phone and spy on you my punishment should be X If the police spy on you without proper authorization the punishment should be 2X If a high executive of News Of the World spies, ... More »

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William reviewed this story - Oct 16, 2013
William's Rating
4.3

Obama should turn the coming mid-term elections into a referendum on health care. He should say to the American people: "I believe that the American people want decent health care. I am shamed that our coverage for our citizens is the poorest amongst all the OECD countries and amongst many not in the OECD. Cuba has far more comprehensive health care than America. If you are as disgusted by the behaviour of the Republicans as I am, give me a solid majority in the house and Senate. ... More »

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William reviewed this story - Aug 26, 2013
  • War Crimes Are US

William's Rating
5.0

The behaviour of the American military and the cover up by the so called main-stream press in America is nothing new as is the inability of any one of the three branches of the government to do anything effective against these abuses. One gets the impression that all three branches of government are simply puppets put there by the people who pull their strings. If you want some interesting reading, start with anything by John Perkins. Start with Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. ... More »

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William reviewed this story - Aug 25, 2013
William's Rating
1.0

Even if inspection had was done immediately after the attack, all that would have been established is that gas occurred. I'm not saying that the Assad regime wouldn't do it. They are a pretty scuzzy regime. But I can equally well believe that it was the other side and I don't mean the rebels. I mean the same people that gave us Weapons of mass destruction, The Gulf of Tonkin and various other provocations to get themselves into a war. Do I think they actually made the gas ... More »

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William reviewed this story - Jun 30, 2013
William's Rating
3.9

All the official commentators who bleat on about Snowdon's leaks the the leaks of others site their deep concern with National Security. For the sake of the argument, let's take them at their word. If this is so, Sibel Edmons who revealed deep abuses of National Security would have been their darling. They would have investigated her allegations which included 1) financial abuse within the FBI of such a serious nature that it impeded their ability to do their work, 2) indications ... More »

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William reviewed this story - Jun 25, 2013
William's Rating
4.1

If, as commentators say, all the way up to president Obama, the concern with the leaks is National Security then Sibel Edmons should be the darling of all these commentators. She exposed serious national security breaches deep withing the FBI. So they took her seriously, investigated what she had uncovered. Not on your nelly. She was hounded, threatened, ignored and fired. Read her book which she wrote after exhausting all the proper channels right up to high level oversight ... More »

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William reviewed this story - Jun 24, 2013
William's Rating
3.7

Let's assume for the sake of the argument that the various whistle blowers have badly effected national security. If that is so, Sibel Edmons should be the darling of all these officials who commented right up to and including President Obama. She found serious breaches of National security deep within the FBI. She didn't blow the whistle. She went up through all the correct channels within the FBI and right up to high level oversight committees in the government. She had to ... More »

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William reviewed this story - Nov 15, 2012
William's Rating
4.4

A carbon tax, yes, but not to reduce taxes. This is state nannyism with the state deciding where the money should go. Adopt Jim Hansen's solution and send every cent of the Carbon tax to every citizen (or possibly every registered tax payer in the USA. They decide where to use it. This has a number of effects. (see link)

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William posted this story - Nov 15, 2012
William reviewed this story - Oct 30, 2012
William's Rating
5.0

A factual report of what is known at this time about the results of the storm.

What everyone must keep firmly in mind is that this storm has nothing to do with climate change. Despite the ridiculous claims by scientists who have been studying this all of their lives, the climate is not shifting 4km north each year (see link below) and when the Arctic ice is all gone in a few years, the climate is not going to stop it's slow creep northward and take a giant step (remember the kids game??). Furthermore, Greenland is not going to start melting at a greatly ... More »

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William posted this story - Oct 30, 2012
William reviewed this story - Oct 20, 2012
William's Rating
5.0

someone with enough insight to realize the truth, enough literary ability to write it and enough balls to publish it

Blind religious fanaticism and a belief that you are right regardless of any evidence to the contrary brought us the Crusades in which the west invaded another country with no justification. It brought us the Inquisition in which anyone disagreeing with the bosses was tortured and put out of his misery by being burnt at the stake. It brought us innumerable wars in which both sides prayed to the same god, both sides being convinced that they were on the right side of god and on and ... More »

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William reviewed this story - Sep 20, 2012
William's Rating
5.0

The article is telling it like it is based on the actual field observations instead of a head in the sand attitude of wishful thinking. The implications of this melt are far greater than even the most pessimistic scientist suggests.

I think finally someone (Prof Wadhams) has finally come up with a realistic prediction. The really big elephant in the room is the warm (1-2.5 degrees above the melting point of ice) salty deep water filling the Arctic Ocean. All we need is a mechanism to bring this water to the surface and there is enough heat to melt the Arctic ice many times over. Storms such as we had on Aug6 are such a mechanism. The counter clockwise surface currents they induce coupled with Coriolis will ... More »

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William commented on this review – Sep. 8, 2012
Dwight Rousu
1.1
(NT Rating: 1.5)
Reviewed by Dwight Rousu - Sep. 8, 2012

Very politically biased, as well as either willfully dishonest or blinded by partisan propaganda.

William Hughes Games Comment:

Hi Dwight
Of course Americans must vote for Obama. Are you familiar with Swift’s ‘Modest Proposal’. However voting for Obama will not be enough. They must also give him a majority in the senate and congress. Then they must put Hillary into the White house ... More »

William reviewed this story - Sep 8, 2012
William's Rating
2.0

This review totally ignores the tail spin the American economy was in when Obama took over.

America must vote for Romney. Obama succeeded in reversing the steep decline of the American economy and it is now on the way up again. If you vote for Obama, the American economy will recover and with it the economy of China which depends on the American consumerism. All this will lead to a vast increase in our use of energy and even a recovery of coal use which is under huge pressure from a temporary (decade or two) glut of natural gas. Natural gas produces far less carbon per ... More »

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William reviewed this story - Jul 1, 2012
William's Rating
5.0

Good reporting about what the surveys say and the questions that were used to tease out the facts are well constructed.

It is shocking enough that such a high proportion of the citizens of the country with an army equal to the next 10 countries put together believe in the creation myth of a group of bronze age desert dwellers who induced halucinations in themselves through voluntary starvation. What is even more shocking is that these believers ignore the message of their own creed. God gave them dominion over the beasts in the field and the fish in the sea but I doubt he meant that we should take ... More »

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William reviewed this story - May 16, 2012
William's Rating
4.4

A grou eat article as far as it goes but misses the fact that you don't have to invoke climate change to justify getting off fossil fuels

The use of fossil fuel: *puts you at the mercy of the fuel producing countries *necessitates running a huge army making the arms producers rich to protect overseas oil *results in the death of lots of your own citizens and far more people, mostly civilians in oil producing countries *feeds the mafias in these countries that keep their own people enslaved *Allows oil producing countries to buy up your wall street, main street, airports, sea ports etc. making you tennants in your own ... More »

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William reviewed this story - May 16, 2012
William's Rating
5.0

Dr Hansen is one of the clearest writers on this topic that we have today. Better still his 'opinions' are based on his own solid science and the research of his fellow scientists

Dr Hansen is clearly correct at the 99% confidence level but he is dreaming. What government would put in his system of tax and dividends. Governments are all about power, influence and control. They could,for instance, have fed the bail out money to the banks via the public. In other words, used this money to reduce the debt of ordinary Americans. The banks would have got exactly the same amount of money but would then have had to start to lend this money out. If they didn't, ... More »

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William reviewed this story - May 16, 2012
William's Rating
1.4

Completely ignores the idiocy implicit in this technology

We already have carbon capture factories. They are called trees. Plant them in plantations, harvet the wood for long term high quality housing, commercial building and furniture and use the waste wood to produce green urea instead of fossil fuel. In the mean time look up Amory Lovins in one of the recent TED talks. He describes how profitable it would be for companies to wean themselves off fossil fuels. He hasn't even factored in externalities in his calculations.

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William posted this story - Apr 20, 2012
William commented on this review – Jan. 11, 2012
Manfred Ostrowski
4.1
(NT Rating: 4.0)
Reviewed by Manfred Ostrowski - Jan. 11, 2012
William Hughes Games Comment:

It seems odd for all these GOP candidates to be rushing to loose an election. Surly none of these clowns can beat Obama (can they???). If they do, i’ve got to find a island somewhere or perhaps another planet. It reminds me of the chap that saw WW2 ... More »

William reviewed this story - Dec 14, 2011
William's Rating
4.0

Why is it so hard for politicians to adopt Jim Hansen's Tax and Dividend. It is highly likely to be effective, and will protect the public from the inevitable price hikes during the switch to renewable energy. Of most importance from a politician's point of view, it is a real vote winner. I don't understand their reluctance. What's that you say?? They have shares in Big Coal and oil. OK, I guess that would do it.

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