President Obama and LENR Energy – Cold Fusion Now

Is President Barrak Obama or MIT aware of developments in LENR Energy?

MIT blocked funding to cold fusioneer Haglestein for LENR Energy research in 2012.

Obama is mute concerning NASA and SPAWAR breakthrough LENR Energy (popular cold fusion) research and engineering.

Here’s an announcement from Mitchell Swartz’s Cold Fusion Times web site of a conference to be held at MIT on March 21-23, 2014, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Pons-Fleischmann news conference where they introduced their cold fusion research to the world. I expect more details will be forthcoming.
25th Anniversary of the announcement of CF/LANR: March 21-23, 2014 – 2014 Colloquium on CF/LANR at MIT

Speakers: Peter Hagelstein, Mitchell Swartz, Larry Forsley, Frank Gordon, Pam Mosier-Boss, George Miley, Robert Smith, Tom Claytor, Mel Miles, John Dash, Yiannis Hadjichristos, Yeong Kim, Vladimir Vysotskii, Yasuhiro Iwamura, Charles Beaudette

A Google  search of “Obama LENR” On Dec. 6, 2013  yields this:

Obama Calls Oil “Fuel of the Past”, Pushes Alternatives — Does He Know About LENR? March 8, 2012. E-catworld

“LENR and the U.S. Election” April 14, 2012. Nickel Power

  1. Questions:1 – What position by Obama would benefit his election campaign, what would hurt him?2 – What position by Romney (I presume he’ll be the Republican candidate) would benefit his election campaign, and what would hurt him?

    3 – During the next term, what role should the president play regarding LENR?

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Economics of Cold Fusion LENR Power US Department of Energy

The long cold fusion summer is winding down and the race to LENR engineering is heating up. With mainstream news and science entering the fray (US News) and (European Union-Directorate-General for Research and Innovation) the likely-hood of an October Surprise becomes imminent. Hundreds of political, energy industry, and environmental organizations have been contacted by Cold Fusion Now activists in the past months. The subject of cold fusion LENR power may enter the presidential debate through Peace and Freedom Party presidential candidate Rosanne Barr. (article)

Presidential candidates are advised to be prepared.

Here we provide a framework for future analysis of how the worlds’ economics will be affected by the advent of cold fusion. In this article we explore the Department of Energy 2013 budget looking to possible changes that will take place, by 2040, due to the engineered technology of cold fusion/LENR power. Other budgets will be analyzed in upcoming articles.



Economy can be experienced as the words’ Ancient Greek roots imply:

Oἰκονομία (oikonomia, “management of a household, administration”) from οἶκος (oikos, “house”)

+ νόμος (nomos, “custom” or “law”), hence “rules of the house(hold)”

Economy experienced as care and management of a home; money, energy, and love are essential.

The home of humanity is the Earth. A healthy home is what we all need. We now know that healthy habitats for the diversity of all life are required for our home to be healthy. Our heritage and our destiny may be the same in this regard… a healthy vibrant earth, teeming with life.

This encompasses the hopes and dreams of millions of people today.

Not so far in the near distant future…
       “The world has completed converting to the clean, nearly free and unlimited, energy of the nuclear reactive environment of cold fusion. The race to conversion occurred at a breakneck speed never before seen in the adoption of a new technology. Fueled by both environmental and economic imperatives, this rapid conversion has changed the landscape of national and international economics.
       The Department of Energy reflects this change. The 2040 DOE budget has increased funding for what was once a small part of their budget. Now among the highest priorities of the DOE are; reducing nuclear dangers, ensuring the environmental cleanup of  national nuclear weapons complexes and power generating sites, and abandoned oil wells, refineries, and pipelines, and coal mine clean up.
      The funding in the DOE 2040 budget ($9 billion) for these programs comes from monies made available within the DOE budget from programs cut as we exited the carbon and uranium energy era. ” -US News 2040




The world economic scenario that we face today is full of monetary surplus when energy costs are replaced by energy that has little monetary value. This monetary surplus, unleashed and redirected, will be used to meet needs that are presently left unfulfilled.

Monies made available from budgets adjusted by cold fusion LENR power are staggering. To categorize these monies begins the process of imagining and creating the new economic landscape of cold fusion LENR power. To use even a portion of these monies wisely holds the potential of empowering a new renaissance of humanity and stewardship of Earth.


Energy and the DOE


Here is the history of the DOE and EIA. These organizations help us take a look at the economics of energy in the US of A today.

The 1973 oil crisis called attention to the need to consolidate energy policy. On August 4, 1977, President Jimmy Carter signed into law The Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977 (Pub.L. 95-91, 91 Stat. 565, enacted August 4, 1977), which created the Department of Energy.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. The Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977 established EIA as the primary federal government authority on energy statistics and analysis. EIA programs cover data on coal, petroleum, natural gas, electric, renewable and nuclear energy.

EIA’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget is $116,365,000 and is an example of an office of the DOE that will be discontinued with the advent of LENR power.

Using these EIA tables (and a cost for subsidies) we estimate the amount paid for energy annually in the US.

Annual Energy Review 2010 – October 2011 (link)

  • Table 1.5 Energy Consumption, Expenditures, and Emissions (page 13) Expenditures for energy (by end user sector) in the U.S. for 2010 are estimated by the DOE to be…



  • Table 3.4 Consumer Price Estimates for Energy by End-Use Sector (page 75) Lists 2010 end use sector energy costs an estimated average of $22 per million Btu.
  • Table 1.11 U.S. Government Energy Consumption by Agency (page 25) All federal government energy consumption for 2010 is around – 1,112,000,000 million Btu.” The U.S federal government probably pays less for energy than the end use sector. No data is available, we place the price at a low cost average of $15 per million Btu.



  • It is estimated the US spends up to $52 billion annually helping the oil industry with $10 billion in subsidies and $42 billion in security to protect access. True costs of aid and subsidies may be much higher.
  • Annual Oil Subsidies and Support by U.S. are estimated to be… “$10 to $52 Billion” (Price of Oil .org)
  • History of U.S. Oil Subsidies Go Back Nearly a Century (Yahoo News) “When the study adjusted for inflation to 2009 dollars, the oil and gas industry received subsidies amounting to $1.8 billion per year in the first 15 years of the fledgling industry. The American Coalition for Ethanol estimates that when combined with state and local government aid to large oil companies, subsidies amount to anywhere from $133.8 billion to $280.8 billion annually from all sources of taxpayer aid that goes to the oil and gas industry.”



$1,273,495,000,000 total – Estimated annual US energy expenditures

Department of Energy 2013 Budget


Energy Programs (Appropriation Summary – pdf) Programs cut are in green.

  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy…………$ 2,337,000,000
  • Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability………….. $143,015,000
  • Nuclear Energy………………………………………………$770,445,000
  • Fossil Energy Programs:
  • Clean Coal Technology……………………………………….$16,500,000
  • Fossil Energy Research and Development………………$420,575,000
  • Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves…………………$14,909,000
  • Elk Hills School Lands Fund……………………..…………..$15,580,000
  • Strategic Petroleum Reserve…………………..…………..$195,609,000
  • Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve…………………..……$4,119,000
  • Subtotal, Fossil Energy Programs………………….……..$650,792,000
  • Uranium Enrichment D&D Fund……………………..…..$442,493,000
  • Energy Information Administration…………….………..$116,365,000
  • Non-Defense Environmental Cleanup…………………..…$198,506,000
  • Science…………………..…………………………………….$4,992,052,000
  • Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy…………….$350,000,000
  • Nuclear Waste Disposal………………………………………..$2,800,000
  • Departmental Administration…………….…………………$122,595,000
  • Inspector General…………………..…………………………….$43,468,000
  • Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program……….$169,660,000
  • Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan………$9,000,000
  • Total, Energy Programs………………….………….$10,175,731,000,000


Atomic Energy Defense Activities National Nuclear Security Administration

  • Weapons Activities………………..………………………….$7,577,341,000
  • Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation…………..…………….$2,458,631,000
  • Naval Reactors………………….……………………………..$1,088,635,000
  • Office of the Administrator……………..……………………..$411,279,000
  • Total, National Nuclear Security Administration…….$11,535,886,000


Environmental and Other Defense Activities

  • Defense Environmental Cleanup…………………..………$5,472,001,000
  • Other Defense Activities………………..……………………..$735,702,000
  • Total, Environmental & Other Defense Activities……..$6,207,703,000
  • Total, Atomic Energy Defense Activities………………$17,743,589,000
  • Southwestern Power Administration…………….…………..$11,892,000
  • Western Area Power Administration…………….…………..$96,130,000
  • Falcon & Amistad Operating & Maintenance Fund …………..$220,000
  • Colorado River Basins…………………………………………………..n/a
  • Total, Power Marketing Administrations……………………..$85,242,000
  • Subtotal, Energy, Water Development and Related Agencies…$28,004,562,000
  • Uranium Enrichment D&D Fund Discretionary Payments….$463,000,000
  • Excess Fees and Recoveries, FERC ……………………………………n/a
  • Rescission of Balances………………………………………………………..n/a


Total, Discretionary Funding by Appropriation………………….$27,155,072,000

Monies from programs discontinued with the

advent of cold fusion LENR power


33% of the 2013 Department of Energy budget


Government Revenue and Taxes


Every energy transaction is taxed, every step of a fuel extraction process is licensed and permitted, and untold thousands of retailers barter in energy.

Every government depends on income from taxes on energy and revenue from the licensing and permitting of energy purveyors.

Economies will adapt and fund lost government income using money left over when we pay a fraction of the money for the energy that now costs us one trillion two hundred seventy-three billion four hundred ninety-five million dollars a year.

This letter was sent to the DOE and ARPA – E


To whom it concerns,

Please contact the DIA, Navy, and NASA for information regarding LENR power technology that is (quote NASA) “being engineered in real time” (end quote).

 As mandated you are to develop, protect, and secure our energy resources. From the 2013 DOE budget, “The Budget includes funding to maintain and expand the deployment of new models of energy research pioneered in the last several years, including $350 million for the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E), a program that seeks to fund transformative energy research.”

Your Agency is charged with transformative energy research, technological commercialization/industrialization, and “outside the box” energetic breakthroughs.

What I do not understanding is… Why is there no mention of LENR science on your website? Leaders in this art are within your sister agencies. Thousands of people are informed, reading the following articles each week; yet it seems you aren’t aware of LENR power technology within the U.S. administration.

These two series will bring you up to date.

Thank you,

Cold Fusion Now .org

The LENR NASA Series (link)

The LENR Obama Series (link)




America’s Future in Space:
Aligning the Civil Space Program with National Need

by the ‘Committee on the Rationale and Goals of the U.S. Civil Space Program’

of the ‘National Research Council’ (book) Free on-line book.

“The national priorities that informed the committee’s thinking include ensuring national security, providing clean and affordable energy, protecting the environment now and for future generations, educating an engaged citizenry and a capable workforce for the 21st century, sustaining global economic competitiveness, and working internationally to build a safer, more sustainable world.”

Apply Space Research and Technology to Stewardship of Earth

“Earth has a dynamic and fragile ecosphere. And it is home to life as we know it now and in the foreseeable future. However, humankind, by virtue of its numbers and its use of energy, now threatens the planet that supports its very existence: for example, by affecting climate and exhausting resources. Proper stewardship of Earth is thus an urgent responsibility of all people.”

“While everyone, from individuals to countries, must be better stewards of planet Earth, the committee believes that the United States, as a global leader, bears a special responsibility to share its expertise and the knowledge and understanding it develops on how best to care for the planet. Americans must accept a global responsibility, or risk abandoning this important moral high ground to others.”

Innovation for America’s Economy, America’s Energy, and American Skills

The FY 2013 Science and Technology R&D Budget (link)

“Reflecting the Obama Administration’s continued recognition that science, technology, education, and innovation are central to America’s ongoing economic recovery and essential to the Nation’s future prosperity, the President’s Fiscal year (FY) 2013 Budget calls for strategic increases in the U.S. research and development (R&D) enterprise and a strong focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. The President’s 2013 Budget achieves these important investments by identifying comparable offsets in other areas, resulting in a deficit-reducing discretionary budget that is frozen at 2011 levels for the second year in a row in compliance with the spending caps imposed by the Budget Control Act of 2011. The President’s 2013 Budget sustains the Administration’s commitment to building and fueling America’s engines of discovery in order to expand the frontiers of human knowledge; promote sustainable economic growth with a focus on advancing American manufacturing; cultivate a home-grown, clean-energy future; improve healthcare outcomes for all Americans at lower cost; address the mounting challenges of global climate change; manage competing demands on environmental resources; and reinforce national and homeland security.”

Other R&D highlights in the President’s 2013 Budget (compared to FY 2012 enacted) include:

  • $11.9 billion (up 8%) for DOE R&D, with $5 billion for its Office of Science (up 2.6%)
  • $9.6 billion (up 2.2%) for National Aeronautics and Space Administration R&D
  • $7.4 billion (up 4.8%) for NSF
  • $2.6 billion (up 5.6%) for the U.S. Global Change Research Program
  • $1.8 billion (up 4.1%) for the National Nanotechnology Initiative
  • $729 million (up 26.3%) for Department of Homeland Security R&D
  • $718 million (up 6.4%) for U.S. Geological Survey R&D
  • $708 million (up 13.8%) for NIST’s intramural laboratories
  • $580 million (up 2.1%) for Environmental Protection Agency R&D
  •   $35,740,000,000 total 

 $1,273,495,000,000  U.S. 2010 energy expenditures are almost 40 times the science budget.



The photo at the head of this article was gleaned off the web from an article by…
“The Kennesaw Watch: Creating Accountability and Transparency in City Government”

Titled – “Where is the Youth Money Tree?” April 25, 2012 (article)

I love the picture and the meaning it imparts. Viewing it you get the impression the money coming off that tree will be put to good use… the care of a home.  – gbgoble


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“President Obama and Cold Fusion LENR” Is an October Surprise Immanent, Eminent, and Imminent? Part 2 U.S. Administration

“Address the Nation: LENR Power and Expansion into Space”

This is an adaptation of a speech given by President John F. Kennedy.

The original speech should be listened to before reading the adaptation. President Kennedy’s speech gives insight into the driving forces behind NASA and our continued space programs. That context is needed to understand the adaptation of President Kennedy’s famous speech.

“On the Nation’s Space Effort”, John F. Kennedy 12 September 1962. Address at Rice University in Houston, Texas (voice recording)

President Obama is the Chief Excecutive Officer of NASA.

President Obama is Commander in Chief of the Navy (research laboratories) and the Defense Intelligence Agency.

LENR/cold fusion power is a matter of national security for both NASA and the Armed Forces. Please study what NASA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Navy know about LENR/cold fusion power. That information is found in the following papers and videos and is essential for a good reading of my adaptation of Kennedy’s Address.


“Thermal and Nuclear Aspects of the Pd/D2O System Volume 1: A Decade of Research at Navy Laboratories”  Technical Report 1862 – February 2002 (read)

“Thermal and Nuclear Aspects of the Pd/D2O System Volume 2: Simulation of the Electrochemical Cell (ICARUS) Calorimetry” Technical Report 1862 – February 2002 (read)

Defense Intelligence Agency

Defense Analysis Report – Technology Forecast:

“Worldwide Research on Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions Increasing and Gaining Acceptance” DIA-08-0911-003 13 November 2009

  • LENR could serve as a power source for batteries that could last for decades, providing power for electricity, sensors, military operations, and other applications in remote areas, including space. LENR could also have medical applications for disease treatment, pacemakers, or other equipment. Because nuclear fusion releases 10 million times more energy per unit mass than does liquid transportation fuel, the military potential of such high-energy-density power sources is enormous. And since the U.S. military is the largest user of liquid fuel for transportation, LENR power sources could produce the greatest transformation of the battlefield for U.S. forces since the transition from horsepower to gasoline power. (read)



Sept 22, 2011 LENR Brief @ GRC – J.M.Zawodny “Low Energy Nuclear Reactions: Is there better way to do nuclear power?” (pdf)

Sept 22, 2011 LENR Brief @ GRC – Dennis M. Bushnell “NASA and GRC – LENR Workshop 2011” (pdf)

Recommended Follow Up (by NASA)



United States Patent Application Publication No.: US 2011/0255645 Al Zawodny/NASA Pub. Date: Oct. 20, 2011 (pdf)

“Low Energy Nuclear Reactions, the Realism and the Outlook” Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist, Langley Research Center (read)

” Abundant Clean/Green Energy” by Joseph Zawodny. (video)

NASA Technology Gateway – LENR

“Welcome to the Technology Gateway. At Langley we have a long history of creating technologies that improve the way we live and the way we work. In the future we would like to enable those technologies to move from the laboratory into the marketplace and we’re going to do that through partnerships.”

 “NASA’s Method for a Clean Nuclear Energy For Your Power Operated Technology.” (Licensing available)


The NASA – LENR device is on the U.S. marketplace through their Technology Gateway and that the E-Cat is making major design improvements while planning to enter the U.S. market on an accelerated timetable. (Cold Fusion Now – Hot Honeycomb)

The race to LENR power is real.

The following adaptation of the speech by President Kennedy is fiction.

Imagine President Obama giving it or a similar one as an October Surprise. The imminent surprise of cold fusion is which polititian, industry, or company will announce it first?

Oil Industry

Journal of Petroleum Technology, July 2012

“On the Precipice of a New Energy Source?” Go to Page 18  (read)

“Address the Nation: LENR Power and Expansion into Space” 


We live in a nation noted for knowledge, in a nation noted for progress, in a nation noted for strength, and we stand in need of all three, for we are in an hour of change and challenge, in a decade of hope and fear, in an age of both knowledge and ignorance. The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.

Despite the striking fact that most of the scientists that the world has ever known are alive and working today, despite the fact that this nation’s own scientific manpower is leading the world, despite that, the vast stretches of the unknown and the unanswered and the unfinished still far outstrip our collective comprehension.

No man can fully grasp how far and how fast we have come, but condense, if you will, the 50,000 years of man¹s recorded history in a time span of but a half a century. Stated in these terms, we know very little about the first 40 years, except at the end of them advanced man had learned to use the skins of animals to cover them. Then about 10 years ago, under this standard, man emerged from his caves to construct other kinds of shelter. Only five years ago man learned to write and use a cart with wheels. Christianity began less than two years ago. The printing press came this year, and then less than two months ago, during this whole 50-year span of human history, the steam engine provided a new source of power.

Newton explored the meaning of gravity. Last month electric lights and telephones and automobiles and airplanes became available. Only last week did we develop penicillin and television and nuclear power, and now with America’s newest spacecraft leaving the solar system we literally reach out to the stars before midnight tonight.

This is a breathtaking pace, and such a pace cannot help but create new ills as it dispels old, new ignorance, new problems, new dangers. Surely the development of new knowledge promises high costs and hardships, as well as high reward.

So it is not surprising that some would have us stay where we are a little longer to rest, to wait. But this country of the United States was not built by those who waited and rested and wished to look behind them.

If this capsule history of our progress teaches us anything, it is that man, in his quest for knowledge and progress, is determined and cannot be deterred. From the frontiers of science now comes to us a revolutionary source of energy, LENR power. Inexpensive, clean, and nearly unlimited LENR power developed from early cold fusion research. The world’s conversion to LENR power will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in the worldwide conversion to LENR power.

Those who came before us made certain that this country rode the first waves of the industrial revolutions, the first waves of modern invention, and the first wave of nuclear power, and this generation does not intend to founder in the backwash of the coming age of LENR power. We mean to be a part of it–we mean to lead it. For the eyes of the world will now look forward to LENR power.

Yet the vows of this Nation can only be fulfilled if we in this Nation are first, and, therefore, we intend to be first. In short, our leadership in science and in industry, our hopes for peace and security, our obligations to ourselves as well as others, all require us to make this effort, to solve these mysteries, to solve them for the good of all men, and to become the world’s leading LENR powered nation.

With LENR power, we can now truly set sail on the new sea of space. All NASA missions unrealized can now be realized because of this inexpensive, clean, unlimited source of energy. LENR power and space are the new frontiers to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people. For LENR power, space science and all technology, has no conscience of its own. Whether LENR power will become a force for good or ill depends on man, and only if the United States occupies a position of pre-eminence can we help decide whether unlimited LENR power and the new ocean of space will be a sea of peace or a new terrifying theater of war. I do not say the we should or will go unprotected against the hostile misuse of unlimited energy and permanent space habitation any more than we go unprotected against the hostile use of land or sea, but I do say that space can be explored and mastered without feeding the fires of war, without repeating the mistakes that man has made in extending his writ around this globe of ours.

There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its population will deserve the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation may never come again. But why, some say, convert to LENR power and expand habitation into space? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 93 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why, 43 years ago, fly the to the Moon?

We choose to convert to LENR power and enable permanent habitation of humanity in space. We choose to convert to LENR power and see humanity expand into space and do other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win.

It is for these reasons that I regard the decision to shift our efforts from low to high gear as among the most important decisions that will be made during my incumbency in the office of the Presidency.

The conversion to LENR power and expansion into space will spur growth, our science and education will be enriched by new knowledge of our universe and environment, by new techniques of learning and mapping and observation, by new tools and computers for industry, medicine, the home as well as the school. All will reap the harvest of these gains.

However, I think we’re going to do it, and I think that we must pay what needs to be paid. I don’t think we ought to waste any money, but I think we ought to do the job. It will be done during or past the term of office of some of the people who sit here on this platform. But it will be done. And it will be done before the end of the next two decades.

Many years ago the great British explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why did he want to climb it. He said, “Because it is there.”

Well, the unlimited, clean energy of LENR power and the frontiers of space are there, and we’re going to answer the call, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there. And, therefore, as we set sail we ask God’s blessing on the most challenging and daring and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked.

Thank you

“Special Message to the Congress on Urgent National Needs” Page 4


President John F. Kennedy May 25th 1961. Delivered in person before a joint session of Congress announcing aspirations for the Apollo Program (read)

I therefore ask the Congress, above and beyond the increases I have earlier requested for space activities, to provide the funds which are needed to meet the following national goals…

     No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space…

     Now this is a choice which this country must make, and I am confident that under the leadership of the Space Committees of the Congress, and the Appropriating Committees, that you will consider the matter carefully…

     It is a most important decision that we make as a nation. But all of you have lived through the last four years and have seen the significance of space and the adventures in space, and no one can predict with certainty what the ultimate meaning will be of mastery of space…

     I think every citizen of this country as well as the Members of the Congress should consider the matter carefully in making their judgment, to which we have given attention over many weeks and months…

     This decision demands a major national commitment of scientific and technical manpower, materiel and facilities…

     It means we cannot afford undue work stoppages, inflated costs of material or talent, wasteful interagency rivalries, or a high turnover of key personnel…

     New objectives and new money cannot solve these problems. They could in fact, aggravate them further–unless every scientist, every engineer, every serviceman, every technician, contractor, and civil servant gives his personal pledge that this nation will move forward, with the full speed of freedom, in the exciting adventure of space…

In conclusion, let me emphasize one point: that we are determined, as a nation in 1961 that freedom shall survive and succeed–and whatever the peril and set-backs, we have some very large advantages.

     The first is the simple fact that we are on the side of liberty–and since the beginning of history, and particularly since the end of the Second World War, liberty has been winning out all over the globe.

     A second real asset is that we are not alone. We have friends and allies all over the world who share our devotion to freedom.

–serious conversations do not require a pale unanimity–they are rather the instruments of trust and understanding over a long road.

     A third asset is our desire for peace. –that we seek no conquests, no satellites, no riches–that we seek only the day when “nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”

     Finally, our greatest asset in this struggle is the American people–their willingness to pay the price for these programs–to understand and accept a long struggle–to share their resources with other less fortunate people–to meet the tax levels and close the tax loopholes I have requested–to exercise self-restraint instead of pushing up wages or prices, or over-producing certain crops, or spreading military secrets, or urging unessential expenditures or improper monopolies or harmful work stoppages–to serve in the Peace Corps or the Armed Services or the Federal Civil Service or the Congress–to strive for excellence in their schools, in their cities and in their physical fitness and that of their children–to take part in Civil Defense–to pay higher postal rates, and higher payroll taxes and higher teachers’ salaries, in order to strengthen our society–to show friendship to students and visitors from other lands who visit us and go back in many cases to be the future leaders, with an image of America–and I want that image, and I know you do, to be affirmative and positive–and, finally, to practice democracy at home, in all States, with all races, to respect each other and to protect the Constitutional rights of all citizens.”

A Story of Cold Fusion Power

The long cold fusion summer is heating up nicely. The transmutation era is readying to be launched. LENR engineering is entering the business world.

As I ponder this fact, I reflect with amazement at the amount, quality, and wealth of actions undertaken by “cold fusioneers” informing governments and politicos, activists and environmentalists, and many others about state of the art cold fusion; gratitude blossoms in my heart.

As the message conveyed by the likes of Cold Fusion Now .org and other media wizards reaches more and more people an exponential growth of understanding is inevitable. Big thanks to you all.

This novella was just published and is another example of exciting cold fusion media. It is also a “perfect kick back, relax, and read” story for this long cold fusion summer.

The story lends insight to intrigue, providing repast to the tension this summers’ suspense brings. Its’ cleverly crafted plot takes the reader thru a few twists and turns in the world of politics, cold fusion, and national security.


Fiction by Joe Shea

(Joe Shea started the American Reporter in April 1995, and has served as Editor-in-Chief ever since. This is his fourth novella, and only the second long fiction piece to run in AR. Write Joe at, or call him at (941) 462-2616.)


Dedicated to Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann

“Who saw their careers deliberately destroyed by other scientists after their discovery of cold fusion.”


“A Story of Cold Fusion Power Barack Obama and the New Green Energy”

Vol. 18, No. 4,525 – The American Reporter – August 10, 2012 (read)

from the novella…


“President Obama, perhaps a few months too late (only time will tell), finally realized that energy and gasoline prices and their control would be the defining challenge he would face in his fight for re-election…”


“someone was supplying selected small utilities with a controversial device…”


“someone was out to kill King Coal again!”