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Plasma generator? He's talking about the Keshe foundation hoax

To The Daily Sun,

Steve Earle is a walking, talking baloney generator.

Firstly, Dunning Kruger Effect is not what Steve says it is: "Dunning and Kruger wrote a dissertation years ago explaining that no one knows what we don't know". "No one knows what we don't know?" What the? The actual definition of Dunning Kruger Effect is "Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which low-ability individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability as much higher than it really is. Dunning and Kruger attributed this bias to a metacognitive incapacity, on the part of those with low ability, to recognize their ineptitude and evaluate their competence accurately." Yup, that's Steve! And some others.

As to Steve's version of plasma, he is talking about the Keshe foundation's scientific hoax, the plasma generator. Mr. Earle says there are many plasma generators up and running. Nope. The Chinese would have made millions of them if they worked. If Steve had any scientific education he would know that plasma, the fourth state of matter, is required in order for nuclear fusion to be triggered. Presently there are no fusion reactors working on this planet. Zip.

After more than 60 years of research and development, the closest we have come to triggering fusion is at the Stellerator W7-X, based in Greifswald, Germany. Recently they finally created hydrogen plasma. The plasma is 100 million degrees Celsius and is kept from touching anything with magnets much like magnets keep particles from hitting the walls at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland. This is a step towards fusion.

When Mr. Earle spoke of Plasma Generator he is speaking of the Keshe foundation hoax. If Steve had the slightest clue what plasma could lead to, he would have mentioned fusion energy which is the holy grail of energy production.

Here is an article from a physics site about Steve's plasma generator nonsense:
http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/48335/is-keshes-technology-for-real.

Here is a story about the Stellarator X-7 which is not fiction. https://www.theengineer.co.uk/wendelstein-stellarator-begins-upgrades-after-fusion-success/

Read and learn, Steve.

James Veverka
Tilton

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More than 1,500 volunteers came together to raise $489,435

To The Daily Sun,

On behalf of the Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction Board of Directors, it is my great privilege to say thank you to this incredible community for your generosity of time, resources, items and money.

It is truly an honor to be part of such a community and to watch more than 1,500 volunteers between the Auction and Pub Mania who contributed to raise $489,435. Thank you to all the businesses and people who sponsored and supported this incredible event.

It would take the whole paper to acknowledge everyone who helped out, but there are a few key businesses and people we need to recognize. Thank you to Jim and Bonnie Contigiani and Contigiani's Catering and Event Center for letting us completely take over their space for a week during their busiest season.

Thank you, Sandy Cleary and CruCon Cruise Outlet for being our presenting sponsor as well as donating a truckload of auction items. Thank you to RJ and Bridget Harding of Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion for giving us their staff for a week and providing all the technical support needed to keep the phone banks, website, and bid boards always moving. Many thanks to MetroCast and Steve Mazzaschi for wiring the building so we could broadcast, the multitude of items they donated, and beautiful ads they created on social media to remind folks why it's important to support the auction. Thank you to LRPA, Grace McNamara, Shane, the Huot students and community members for keeping us live every minute.

Thank you to Allan Beetle and the whole crew from Patrick's for an amazingly successful Pub Mania. To Zack Derby and the crew from Great Eastern Radio who tirelessly kept us on track and moving forward, many thanks.

The Auction Board will hand out the first series of checks on Dec. 14 so that our Greater Lakes Region Children will have warm clothes, food and Christmas gifts.

Again, our most heartfelt gratitude to all of you for your commitment to our success.

Wishing you all a blessed Holiday Season and Happy New Year.

Sandy Marshall, Chair

Greater Lakes Region Children's Auction

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