by H. D. Thoreau for CPW News Service
|Gordon Gray, chair of the Oppenheimer|
Security Hearing and father of
George Herbert Walker Bush's chief
legal counsel, C. Boyden Gray
This letter indicated that there was a professor at the University of Texas who was working on the permeable membrane used in hydrogen fuel cells and that his death may not have been accidental,” said Rumbledown. I contacted the letter’s author and he shared all of his contacts with Professor Gardiner’s colleagues. Also at Rice University is the James A. Baker Center for Public Policy and Bakers’ father and grandfather worked for the Union Pacific Railroad of E.H. Harriman who employed Prescott Bush, father and grandfather of two U.S. presidents. Union Pacific....fracking fluids….Halliburton….follow the money,” said Rumbledown.
My name is Will Carr. I live in Corpus Christi, TX. I read your letter to the police re. Keith Vick's story. I may have spoken to your wife about my concerns, but I never heard back from you so I can't be sure.I lived in Austin while at Austin Seminary. I am a retired Presbyterian minister. My son who died in 2000 was an avid cycler in Austin so this is where my interest in the Austin cycle scene comes into play.
I was investigating his death and exploring possible connections to family members in Texas which led me down many trails and to a chemistry researcher (not a suspect) in Austin named Adcock who was on staff at UT with another chemist who was working on fuel cell technology named Dr. William Gardiner. Professor Gardiner apparently was studying the increasing efficiency of the fuel cell polymer membrane that is essential in creating electricity from oxygen and hydrogen. Anyway, I'm no scientist, but his death on Congress Ave. that was blamed on the joint between two steel road plates came at a time when his research could have been at a pivotal point. His daughter in Houston, Grace Baker, is, I believe, married into the James A Baker family, which could explain some of Gardiner's connections with fellow chemistry professor, Norman Hackerman, who like Kenneth Pitzer, was a former President at Rice University. Rice is home to the James A. Baker Center for Public Policy. It was Kenneth Pitzer's congressional testimony that stripped J Robert Oppenheimer of his national security clearance when he was pushing for peaceful uses of nuclear energy and a larger share of the fossil fuel market. Pitzer's testimony against Oppenheimer came at a time when Pitzer was working on aviation fuel for the petro-chem industry.
The timing on Mr. Vick's death could not have more serendipitous to the Gardiner law suit....days before the jury considering the award in the Gardiner case reached a decision ....and RIGHT OUTSIDE the Travis County Courthouse....with....as with Dr. Gardiner.....no witnesses....save in Mr. Vicks case the driver....Clarence Ray Rivers. No juror's sympathies would have gone unmoved.
Did anyone look into Mr. River's background? Did he have a history that might shed light? How do you explain the police report discrepancies? Were there any witnesses?
I'd love to talk with you about this....especially given your concern about Formula One racing in Austin. Maybe you should help sponsor a e-car road race to off-set their plans....using electric cars that outpace Formula One racers.
The problem in getting anyone from the Gardiner family interested in these questions is the size of the award in his law suit, but it still begs the question. Yes? No?
From: Steve Webber
- To: Will Carr
- Monday, August 23, 2010 10:29 AM
The memorial honoring Bill Gardiner was written by several of us (and I confess I do not have the final version) and I was not aware that he was preparing a book on the subject you mention (which would not be a typical research topic for him, but Bill was interested in everything).
Sorry I can't be of more help.
From: William Carr
Sent: Sun, July 25, 2010 6:56:23 PM
Subject: William Gardiner
Dear Dr. Stanton:
I read with interest your eulogy of Dr. William Gardiner. I have read elsewhere that he was about to release a book just before his death. Do you know if he was working on the permeable membrane used in hydrogen fuel cells? Was this book ever published? Under what title?
Dr. William H Carr
Corpus Christi, TX.
To: William Carr
Subject: Re: William Gardiner
My apologies for the late reply. I was just going through my spam box (gmail) to see if there was anything that didn't belong there and, uncharacteristically for google, there was. Your email.
I do not know about any book that Bill had in the works. Nor do I think it likely that there was one, because Bill and I talked a fair amount (probably he spoke to me more than anyone else on the faculty except perhaps the late Mike White), and I know nothing about it.
He did, of course (and you probably know this), write a well-known book on chemical kinetics.
ps. Where did you find this eulogy? Is it online?
One day later on August 16th, 2010 after considering his earlier response, Dr. Stanton wrote.....
|Gas-Phase Combustion Chemistry by|
W.C. Gardiner, Jr., not the
book on hydrogen fuel cell membranes, but
representative of Professor Gardiner's
work in chemistry.
In August 2008 the PNNL labs hosted a symposium in Mike White's honor and in memory of his contribution to hydrogen fuel cell development, stating...."One way PNNL scientists are harnessing the power of catalysis is through hydrogen oxidation and production, two processes necessary for fuel cells to function. So far, however, such chemical conversions are expensive, requiring the precious metal platinum. DuBois is exploring how to design alternative catalysts that use inexpensive metals such as nickel and cobalt."
The symposium summary said of William Gardiner's close colleague in research, Mike White...."White, a Robert A. Welch Chair of Materials Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin and founding director of the Institute for Integrated Catalysis, passed away unexpectedly on August 31, 2007. White was internationally recognized as a pioneer in many areas of surface chemistry, catalysis, the dynamics of surface reactions, and light-stimulated surface reactions. White had published more than 700 research papers in a career that spanned more than four decades."
"Attempts to move public opinion away from hydrogen toward fossil fuels are no more clearly seen than in the Ford Motor Company CEO's confession that he manipulated the media and gave plausible deniability to President George W. Bush when Bush was being shown a hybrid hydrogen/electric automobile at the White House. In reality, the President's family generations of historical investment in oil and rail, specifically Union Pacific, had predetermined this course, along with Mr. Henry Ford's close friendship with Thomas Alva Edison, whose technology will use fracking assisted, water polluting, CNG, and which now is even finding a use in hydrogen fuel cells which don't need it," said Rumbledown who continued...."This is one frackin' mess."
Rumbledown was fascinated by the work of Regina Monaco, Gardiner's wife and a former NASA scientist with great interest in the Cassini Mission which revealed that the Saturn moon, Titan, may have a methane-based life form that lives on hydrogen. "Would that give a kind of justification for methane to be a catalyst in hydrogen fuel cells here on earth contributing to the argument for CNG in hydrogen fuel cell efficiency? Is that a distant stretch?" asked Rumbledown as he watched a Youtube about who killed the hydrogen car.
Highly efficient hydrogen splitting devices have already been produced without the unnecessary step of buring CNG. Stanley Meyer's work in this field has been both remarkable and then invisible. As with the oil cartel's silencing of Robert Oppenheimer through Kenneth Pitzer and William Liscum Borden, Joseph McCarthy and others, someone has silenced Meyers and now two fuel cell scientists at the University of Texas, home to the most powerful fossil fuel coalition and cartel in the world and oil's official shadow capital.
"Allowing our best scientists to do their work without fear or intimidation would be the equivalent of the Pope releasing Copernicus and Galileo from house arrest. If they aren't freed, history has a way of invalidating the authority of the tyrants that imprison them. I read somewhere that Momano, the cave dweller who invented the first wheel, was eclipsed by others who wished not to use his invention for its original purpose....flattening the bodies of his human sacrifices," said Rumbledown.