December 23rd, 2014
06:12 PM ET

Can man create a sun?

Tune into the latest GPS special, ‘Moonshots,’ on CNN this Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET.

The sun is 27 million degrees Fahrenheit and4.6 billion years old. So what if we could somehow bring this blazing ball of energy down to Earth to power our world?

Fareed hears from Ned Sauthoff, who is leading the U.S. contribution to the 35-nation ITER project that is hoping to pull off one of the most audacious feats of physics ever witnessed: creating a star.

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  1. rupert

    @banasy. What does he mean? Bobcat is skinny or had an injury in war?

    December 27, 2014 at 1:28 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      Rupert, Philip does not know what BC, or any of us, look like. He flings poo at the wall and hopes something sticks.

      December 27, 2014 at 1:39 pm | Reply
  2. Philip

    Millions of people are leaving the Catholic Church. Why?

    December 27, 2014 at 1:33 pm | Reply
  3. Philip

    The Vatican is little more than an expensive hotel where war criminals and crime gangsters pay rent. For decades. Care to debate?

    December 27, 2014 at 1:34 pm | Reply
  4. rupert

    No one would argue your point on the bad priests.
    I believe u on the day u dresses as u did and gave to charity.

    But I know bc is a vet. I do believe he came back with all his limbs. If not, that would deeply bother me.
    What do u mean he has toothpick arms?

    December 27, 2014 at 1:34 pm | Reply
    • bobcat2u

      @ rupert

      He is simply throwing out bait in his attempts to troll for negative feedback. He should know after all this time that I don't do that type of fishing.

      December 27, 2014 at 1:44 pm | Reply
      • Philip

        No. I know you are just too stupid to debate me and so don't. You make up excuses not to, raher.
        What charitable acts of kindness did you do for Xmass this year, bobsnot?

        December 27, 2014 at 1:56 pm |
      • rupert

        Thank u bc for answering my question. And thank u for serving our country. Glad u came back ok. Hurts to see so many vets with prosthetics today.

        December 27, 2014 at 1:57 pm |
      • Philip

        Fake limbs? Is that what you think your vets suffer from most? Then you are dumber than I thought. SUICIDE is the number one killer of your troops, poopert. Troops suffering trauma yet VA doctors prescribe them drugs not FDA approved for treating trauma. Suicide pills that come with labels warning of suicidal thoughts and tendencies. Pills that are sold to make doctors filthy rich, not troops healthy.

        December 27, 2014 at 5:43 pm |
    • Philip

      I mean a man that does zero push-ups per week no matter if he works or not. Scrawny little arms you might find on a 16 year old girl.

      December 27, 2014 at 5:08 pm | Reply
      • banasy©

        And you know this how, you creeper? You don't. Stop fantisizing about other people's bodies.

        He is strong enough to be a First Responder and train First Responders, so clearly you are talking out of your ass. Again.

        Shut up. This isn't some sort of retarded pissing contest. Grow the hell up, already. You fool precisely zero people here.

        December 27, 2014 at 6:15 pm |
  5. Philip

    The date of the birth of Jesus is not recorded in the bible, yet the exact day and hour of his death is. Why? Because we are commanded to observe his death, not his birth. Jesus did NOT celebrate his own birthday. Why do you? Not for Jesus. That's for sure.

    December 27, 2014 at 1:36 pm | Reply
  6. Philip

    In the over 3,500 years of human history recorded in the bible, only 2 birthday celebrations are mentioned. And on both occasions a worshipper of the true God was murdered. Why do you think that is.

    December 27, 2014 at 1:37 pm | Reply
  7. rupert

    Oh good. U were just name calling . There is no reason to believe bc was seriously injured in war.
    Thk u Philip. Your silence answered my question.

    December 27, 2014 at 1:41 pm | Reply
  8. Philip

    Are all US vets good and decent men? Hardly. Thousands are military enti telment scammers just as their superiors at the Pentagon are. Men who served 2 or three years as supply clerks...never seeing action...and then coming home and claiming to be never able to work again because of trauma suffered at the supply house in Saudi Arabia, for example. Young men who served less than 3 years, and now collecting $2,850 per month PLUS free doctor drugs of choice...many of them operating businesses near military bases with business in the name of favorite girlfriend.
    Not to mention war criminals.

    December 27, 2014 at 1:42 pm | Reply
  9. Philip

    What happens to US war criminals? Why aren't they dragged to Justice at the International Criminal Court?

    December 27, 2014 at 1:43 pm | Reply
  10. Philip

    How many times was Bill Clinton employed by the Bush family?

    December 27, 2014 at 1:43 pm | Reply
  11. Philip

    That was in fact a captured NAZI BMW model J38 flying saucer found crashed near Roswell, NM in 1947. And those were 4 genetically and surgically altered Jewish women found laying nearby, not little green men as the story goes. On the side of that saucer written in ancient Aryan dialect is a placard with the words "Army of Women" emblazoned upon it.

    December 27, 2014 at 1:47 pm | Reply
  12. Philip

    Just east of Colorado Springs, Nikola Tesla used his free energy Blue Beam to light up a light bulb from 13 miles away. He aimed his Blue Beam at a can of gasoline, but nothing happened. So he spent months experimenting, and found that if he mixed 10% ethanol with gasoline, his Blue Beam could make it explode violently. A few months later, Tesla mysteriously died and federal agents seized everything he owned, including his Blue Beam projector. Many years later, federal agents began requiring Americans to mix 10% ethanol in their gasoline.

    December 27, 2014 at 1:52 pm | Reply
  13. Philip

    That pile of rubble left after the Trade Towers "fell" on 9/11 only accounts for about 17% of the mass of the towers. Where did the other 83% of the Trade Towers go?

    December 27, 2014 at 1:54 pm | Reply
  14. Philip

    Ancient Greek temples built as places to worship mythological gods all burned down. How? They were made of marble and granite! Heres how...
    Ancient Greeks invaded and occupied ancient Egypt just as US troops do with little countries like Afghanistan today. There, they learned how Egyptian leaders were able to fool citizens into believing in false gods like Horus the god of Medicine. (on the backs of US one dollar bills is a graphic of the eye of Horus above a skinny pyramid. (Egyptians were able to build pyramids which could stand the test of time after many centuries of trial and error, not by some "advanced alien technology")
    Greek physicians learned that Egyptians were being drugged to the point of believing everything their leaders told them, even believing taking drugs was a good thing required by Horus, whose official sign was Rx, the same sign prescription writing doctors use today. They took these drugs back to Greece and began drugging their own citizens to the point of believing gods of mythology were genuine. They constructed huge temples on land where natural gas seeped from the earth, and piped the gas into the temples where temple goers would "get high" from the fumes and think that they were having a genuine spiritual experience.
    Just as today, ancient Greeks fought fires by pouring water on them. Advanced fire-fighting technologies did not exist back then. And so when a fire would start at a temple, they had no way of putting it out because of the natural gas keeping them burning. And so they just watched their temples burn down, helpless to stop it from happening.

    December 27, 2014 at 2:11 pm | Reply
  15. rupert

    Disintegrated?

    December 27, 2014 at 2:11 pm | Reply
    • Philip

      Fractured from thermal stress, if you must know.

      December 27, 2014 at 5:46 pm | Reply
  16. rupert

    We didn't invade Afghanistan. We attacked du mb a.s.s.e.s. like U

    December 27, 2014 at 2:13 pm | Reply
    • Philip

      I know we didn't invade, conquer, and occupy Afghanistan, Rupert. YOU guys did.

      December 27, 2014 at 5:19 pm | Reply
  17. Philip

    The practice of giving or taking mind altering drugs is banned among Christians by God's word the Holy Bible. Drug use was rampant during the days of Jesus and the Apostle Paul, but Christians did not practice using them. Only in extreme cases of emergency pain relief did they use Greek doctor drugs. On the other hand, Jews and Greeks ate drugs like candy since there was nothing in their holy writings to stop them. Over 700 drugs were available in those days.
    Today, "Christian" leaders keep these things secret from church goers. Leaders who would rather have a drugged and so dumbed-down audience to con money out of.

    December 27, 2014 at 2:16 pm | Reply
    • Philip

      ...Christian leaders were COMMANDED to "speak consolingly" to fellow Christians suffering depression. NOT send them to the doctor for the drugging.

      December 27, 2014 at 2:18 pm | Reply
  18. rupert

    I gotta go now Philip. Thnk u for the info on the rx and how pyramids were built..
    Could be true. Maybe.
    Behave yourself.

    December 27, 2014 at 2:17 pm | Reply
    • Philip

      Does the expression "bite me" mean anything to you, poopert?

      December 27, 2014 at 2:19 pm | Reply
  19. Philip

    Every single modern bible translation in existence today mistranslates the word Pharmakia to mean withcraft or sorcery. It means DRUGGERY.

    December 27, 2014 at 2:20 pm | Reply
    • Philip

      Druggery is BANNED among Christians in God's word the bible. So why do you "Christians" become addicted to mind altering prescription drugs? Why? Because your church approves.

      December 27, 2014 at 2:22 pm | Reply
  20. Philip

    The Fantastical3 have left the building. 🙂

    December 27, 2014 at 2:36 pm | Reply
    • Tori

      @Philip, who are the 3 people that you are referring to.?

      December 27, 2014 at 4:30 pm | Reply
      • Philip

        None of your beeswax, snoopy.

        December 27, 2014 at 5:15 pm |
      • Philip

        ...and "Tori"? Why, out of all my posts, did you pick this one to question. Very weird.

        December 27, 2014 at 5:21 pm |
      • banasy©

        @Tori, Philip refers to bobcat, Chrissy and I as the Fantastical 3.

        Ignore his abject rudeness. He wasn't raised very well, as you can tell from his posts about his childhood.

        December 27, 2014 at 6:08 pm |
  21. Philip

    Just east of Colorado Springs, Nikola Tesla used his free energy Blue Beam to light up a light bulb from 13 miles away. He aimed his Blue Beam at a can of gasoline, but nothing happened. So he spent months experimenting, and found that if he mixed 10% ethanol with gasoline, his Blue Beam could make it explode violently. A few months later, Tesla mysteriously died and federal agents seized everything he owned, including his Blue Beam projector. Many years later, federal agents began requiring Americans to mix 10% ethanol in their gasoline.
    What do you think about this?

    December 27, 2014 at 2:38 pm | Reply
  22. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

    @ Philip,
    Many priests are good men and women. Your experience in the Roman Catholic Church is far from universal.
    Many human beings are aided by carefully monitored drug therapy.
    Have you worked in Gestalt therapy at all, or do you understand it? You have a powerful little blank dot in front of you.

    December 27, 2014 at 4:38 pm | Reply
    • Philip

      Scuze me Joe, but the RC church is the richest org on earth, yet every single US RC archdiocese has been forced into bankruptcy from payin hundreds of millions of dollars in out of court settlements to victim families of young males rayped by priests. It IS "universal" in scope.
      Furthermore, every single US archdiocese is individually incorporated. Why? To protect the Vatican from lawsuits. The RC Church is in fact Satan's workshop.

      December 27, 2014 at 5:13 pm | Reply
      • Philip

        ...check that. OPENLY GAY priests. Though sodomy is CLEARLY outlawed in God's word, Catholoholics don't see it. They have been blinded...not by the light. But by the darkness.

        December 27, 2014 at 5:18 pm |
    • Philip

      Drug therapy is banned among Christians, Joey. Did you not read my comments above concerning Pharmakia?

      December 27, 2014 at 5:48 pm | Reply
  23. @JIF

    I would REALLY like to hear what you have to say about this:
    Just east of Colorado Springs, Nikola Tesla used his free energy Blue Beam to light up a light bulb from 13 miles away. He aimed his Blue Beam at a can of gasoline, but nothing happened. So he spent months experimenting, and found that if he mixed 10% ethanol with gasoline, his Blue Beam could make it explode violently. A few months later, Tesla mysteriously died and federal agents seized everything he owned, including his Blue Beam projector. Many years later, federal agents began requiring Americans to mix 10% ethanol in their gasoline.
    What do you think about this?

    December 27, 2014 at 5:24 pm | Reply
  24. Philip

    The word Catholic literally means "confusion". Gee. Wonder why they chose that word to name themselves.

    December 27, 2014 at 5:25 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      No, it does not.

      mid-14c., "of the doctrines of the ancient Church," literally "universally accepted," from French catholique, from Church Latin catholicus "universal, general," from Greek katholikos, from phrase kath' holou "on the whole, in general," from kata "about" genitive of holos "whole" (see safe (adj.)). Applied to the Church in Rome c.1554, after the Reformation began. General sense of "of interest to all, universal" is from 1550s.

      December 27, 2014 at 6:02 pm | Reply
      • Philip

        LOL. And here comes Donna banasy thinking with a few clicks of her mouse she can derail my decades of research. In your own words, Donna. Why was sodomy OUTLAWED by God.

        December 27, 2014 at 6:12 pm |
      • Philip

        Also, out of all my posts, why did you choose this one to harp on.

        December 27, 2014 at 6:17 pm |
      • banasy©

        You are wrong.

        Your decades of research to confirm your biases means nothing.

        Catholic does not mean "literally" confused.

        If you do not approve of sodomy and wish to keep God's OT laws, by all means, refrain from committing it.

        December 27, 2014 at 6:19 pm |
      • Philip

        ...and so I take it you agree with and understand all my other posts today besides this one concerning catholics being confused. Am I right? If not, debate me on any one of them. Why, out of all my posts today, did you choose the least of these to harp on, I wonder.

        December 27, 2014 at 6:33 pm |
      • banasy©

        You would assume wrongly, as usual.

        I chose this because it has one idea in it, and not the 900 that you usually pack into one of your ADHD-filled posts.

        I've got to run for now. I'll check in later, if I have the time.

        December 27, 2014 at 6:37 pm |
    • Philip

      God does not change his mind, Donna. Though he did feel regret after executing every single man, woman and child in the days od the Noah when he righteously executed pleasure seekers and their families.

      December 27, 2014 at 6:25 pm | Reply
      • Philip

        ...and he did give one man time to prove that the sodomites of Sodom and Gomorrah and surropunding cities should not be executed if he could find even 10 righteous men. Which he was not able to do, and so God executed every single sodomite, and their children.

        December 27, 2014 at 6:28 pm |
      • banasy©

        Please indicate where I said He has.
        This has nothing to do with what I posted.

        December 27, 2014 at 6:29 pm |
    • Philip

      When you said "OT" God, as if God had changed.

      December 27, 2014 at 6:35 pm | Reply
    • Philip

      Don't bother yourself with us here, Donna. Go about your business as if nothing is wrong in the world. I still hate you, ya know.

      December 27, 2014 at 6:42 pm | Reply
      • banasy©

        Lol.

        December 28, 2014 at 12:30 pm |
  25. Philip

    This has GOT to be the deadest news blog on earth. Most of the time none are here.

    December 27, 2014 at 5:30 pm | Reply
    • Philip

      Freaking UFO chatrooms are busier than this place. Really.

      December 27, 2014 at 5:31 pm | Reply
  26. Philip

    God hates sodomy. Care to debate?

    December 27, 2014 at 6:28 pm | Reply
  27. Philip

    The prayers of lawbreakers are something detestable in God's eyes. Care to debate, Donna?

    December 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm | Reply
  28. Philip

    @banasy. The only reason as described in God's word as to why He has not executed all of us just as he did in the days of Noah is for the sake of His only son, Jesus. NOT for the sake of us. If not for Jesus begging God not to destroy us...if only for Jesus loving us...has God spared us His wrath this long.

    December 27, 2014 at 6:40 pm | Reply
  29. Philip

    See? I posted a dozen comments, and hag lady Donna pounced on the least of them. The others, she has no clue.

    December 27, 2014 at 6:44 pm | Reply
  30. Bobsnot2U

    Did you hear the one about the Chicago suburbanite doormat housewife with hubby watching TV as she "news" blogged?

    December 27, 2014 at 6:46 pm | Reply
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