RWP was born in Manchester, in the north of England, in the late 1950s, so he is very old. He really liked the north of England, which by 1965 was hip and had three TV channels, and where he went to a coed school. His parents, for reasons best known to themselves, then yanked him away, to Belfast and then Dublin, which had one TV channel that started up at 6 pm with the Angelus (Catholic call to prayer). He also had to go to an all boys school, where he realized he really missed girls. This probably let him focus on schoolwork, though, and at age 19, after he had finished college, he set off for America, where he still resides. He has a bachelors degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D. from Harvard in biophysics, and has lived also in Mainz, Germany, Setauket NY, and Richland WA. He currently divides his time between Nebraska, Rosslyn VA, and Florida.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Bob Kerrey lied to the OWH about Sidney Kimmel

Bob Kerrey was paid the sum of $800,000 in 2011 by the Sidney Kimmel Revocable Trust, supposedly to 'sustain research', by a company called Energetics Technologies, into low energy nuclear reactions, a.k.a the field of quack 'science' popularly known as cold fusion. I've covered the unsavory history of Energetics Technologies elsewhere. What's interesting today is that Kerrey gives more details about what he did for the $800,000.
Kerrey's recommendation was that the whole operation be transferred from Israel to the University of Missouri's business incubator. A couple of the company's researchers have been hired by the university, which used a $5.5 million gift from Kimmel to establish the Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance. “I think he would say he got his money's worth,” Kerrey said of Kimmel. A spokeswoman for Kimmel's foundation declined an interview request.
The problem with this story is the timeline is impossible. Energetic Technologies had clearly decided to move to Missouri no later than some time in 2009. The US subsidiary of the company, Energetics Technology USA LLC, was created in Columbia, MO, in 2009, and customs records indicate their equipment was moved there in January 2010. Rob Duncan, the vice-provost for research at U Missouri, is a long-time cold-fusion nut, who travelled with the CBS show 60 Minutes to Israel in early 2009 to visit the Energetics Technologies plant. In other words, he was well aware of the company, long before Bob Kerrey came along.

So Kerrey claims he was paid $800,000 by Sidney Kimmel to advise a company to move, two years after they had already set the move in motion, and a year after they'd shipped all their equipment?

More: this piece from fall 2010 reports Kimmel called Duncan at U. Missouri in 2009 to discuss moving Energetics Technologies, long before Kerrey claims he was employed to advise on the move.


  1. The only nut job here is you. Your the kind of person who ruins it for the rest of us conservatives.

  2. I seriously doubt you're conservative, and you're certainly illiterate.