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2023.06.10 01:53 Consistent_Juice1190 I worked for the USR Shadow Government - This Is My Story
2023.06.10 01:25 JonathanPhillipFox ah shootskies, ok. I need to go get something to eat, this is just like the Most-Basic Notion Here, "Dialogical Imagination and Heteroglossia," Monological, Reified, Governmental Structure is great at, essentially, One Thing: coercing people into ignoring the contingencies from their strandpoint...
Monological, Reified, Governmental Structure is great at, essentially, One Thing: coercing people into ignoring the contingencies from their strandpoint......and then there are the people out for commodity time on a paycheck and retirement, "You Want People to Be O.K, and to Have Beautiful Lives of a Material Security, which, is as commensurate with their own intentions and plans and contingencies as possible,
I do not mean, "fair," or, "as much as put in," Fact Is All Of Us Put In All Of It, Don't we?Une âme n'est pas faite pour habiter une chose ; quand elle y est contrainte, il n’est plus rien en elle qui ne souffre violence. Simone Weil Said that, and, In that Respect She is Correct; She was correct a lot of the time, so,
What I mean is that when my brother and I were in NoLa, once, he got into a Dumb Car Accident it wasn't his fault but we had to stay a few extra days to get the car fixed, In Metarie, "which is fine," but we joked the whole time about how, "well I guess we live here now!" Historically, this has not been a joke, serious impediments to one's plans and intentions in travel have been more like the rule, than the exception, throughout most of history, and, it was the case that sometimes people who had an impediment were required to wait, and then work, and then, "now we live in Metarie," if and insofar as these are not mechanical impediments rather they're social, structural impediments, this would not be in congruence with what I mean, likewise, you wouldn't want to exchange a free meal, for, an obligate participation in a dangerous political partisanship you haven't, or, wouldn't have considered otherwise, even if it came with free meals, just like that one, "for the whole duration," that would NOT be a Material Security, which, is as commensurate with one's own intentions and plans and contingencies as Would Be Possible, Factually, it would be possible to maintain your pre-existing, obligations, plans and mindfulness of the contingencies and it would, in matters of fact, be an example of someone else's utilitarianism deciding, to, use you as an instrument insofar as they're able to,
"The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I'm saying? We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news."These things,
Reefer makes darkies think they're as good as white men.So do you think it was a sinner, who made this Website for the U.S. Government:
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2023.06.09 04:10 Svastyckh EE.UU. y Reino Unido lanzarán una alianza para "mantener a Rusia fuera del mercado mundial de la energía nuclear civil": LINS: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/06/08/the-atlantic-declaration-a-framework-for-a-twenty-first-century-u-s-uk-economic-partnership/
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2023.06.08 18:30 Lusiade SIGNA SPORTS UNITED - SSU/NL0015000LX8
Bon les margoulins, ça va être mon premier article mais je vais pas écrire mandarin et je vais vous fournir une analyse que même The Wall Street Journal pourrait pas vous pondre. On est pas chez Yahoo Finance ici. Qui plus est, on est en période de versement des dividendes, alors selon les grands tacticiens que vous êtes vous avez sûrement un petit peu de cash à faire fructifier.submitted by Lusiade to cac40bets [link] [comments]
Ce sujet pourra tous vous intéresser, peu importe votre approche et vos moyens d’investissements, d’autant plus si vous êtes détenteur d’un PEA. Posons les bases:
Beaucoup utilisent les ETF pour se diversifier géographiquement et pallier à la limite des actions européennes dans leur PEA. Sachez qu’une action est considérée comme éligible au PEA à partir du moment où le siège de son entreprise est dans l’Europe des 27 ou de l’Islande, la Norvège et le Liechtenstein. Malins que vous êtes, vous savez tous que bon nombre de sociétés ont leur siège en Irlande ou au Luxembourg pour des raisons fiscales. Pour l’exemple le plus connu, Spotify peut faire partie de votre PEA. Aujourd’hui je souhaite vous donner mon analyse d’une entreprise peu connue mais éligible au PEA, j’ai nommé Signa Sports United (SSU).
Le 10 juin 2021, la société SSU signait un accord de regroupement d’entreprise avec Yucaipa Acquisition Companies (YAC). 6 mois plus tard et bien que son siège soit en Allemagne, la structure naissante de cet accord est introduite à Wall Street le 15 décembre 2021. Quelques détails sur ces deux sociétés:
SSU – C’est une société spécialisée dans la distribution de matériels de sport fondée en 2018. C’est une filiale du groupe Signa Holding, empire fondé en 2000 par le multimilliardaire autrichien René Benko. Cette holding dispose de filiales dans tous les domaines d’activités (immobilier, commerce, médias..). SSU détient plusieurs boîtes sur lesquels vous avez tous déjà commandé au moins une fois en magasin ou en ligne:
Probikeshop - Fahrrad.de - Bikester - Tennispoint - Tennispro - Tennis Express - Wiggle - Chain Reaction Cycles - Brügelmann - Addnature - Campz - Outfitter - Ballside - Stylefile - Internetstores - Midwest Sports.
YAC – Il s’agît d’une société de capital-risque fondée en 1986 par le multimilliardaire américain Ron Burkle. Pour information, c’est lui qui a racheté le Ranch Neverland de Michael Jackson pendant le Covid-19, il aurait dit au notaire “le confinement c’est pour les pauvres”. Il a plusieurs faits d’armes à son actif, mais concrètement il acquiert des entreprises en difficulté ou qui émergent dans des marchés de niches; puis avec quelques combines, des coupes budgétaires et un peu d’investissements, il en fait des plus-values. Il a acheté ou investi dans tous les domaines (franchises, librairies, compagnies aériennes..). Le bougre est même copain-copain avec l’ancien président des Etats-Unis Bill Clinton (qui avait lui-même avec sa femme des parts dans YAC).
Il a également fondé en 2010 avec Ashton Kutcher et Guy Oseary ainsi que le soutien des milliardaires David Geffen et Mark Cuban la société A-Grade Investments. Elle est également spécialisée dans le capital-risque mais uniquement pour les entreprises de la Tech. En effet, l’année 2010 marque le virage pris par Ron Burkle dans les affaires. Il s’attaque maintenant principalement aux sociétés de la Tech; son appétit se matérialisant par des prises de positions dans:
GroupMe (Microsoft) - Sommly (Yahoo) - Nest (Google) - Spotify - Uber - Airbnb - Shazam - Soundcloud – SmartThings.
Comme je vous le disais, ces deux sociétés ont signé un accord de regroupement d’entreprise le 10 juin 2021 avec en finalité une IPO prévue pour le 15 décembre 2021. La structure naissante de cette union a été valorisée à 3,2 Milliards $ et a obtenu énormément de financement, notamment juste après le SPAC où le PIPE à soulever près de 750 Millions $ pour une introduction prévue à un cours de 10,25$. Voici la répartition des parts pour les investissements initiaux:
- Familie Benko privatstiftung (fond familial de René Benko): 186 386 837 actions
- Bridgepoint Advisers (fond britannique): 24 449 937 actions
- DZ Privatbank (banque allemande): 23 449 533 actions
- SB Management (fond souverain émirien): 5 000 000 actions
- MIC Capital Management (fond britannique): 5 000 000 actions
- SoftBank Capital Partners (fond américain): 5 000 000 actions
- Public Investment Fund (fond souverain saoudien): 5 000 000 actions
- BlueCrest Capital Management (fond britannique): 1 599 999 actions
- Magnetar Financial (fond américain): 1 455 982 actions
- Davidson Kempner Capital Management (fond américain): 1 384 892 actions
Ces 10 actionnaires disposent de 76,91% des 387 577 387 actions de la société. Le reste correspond à du flottant (~100 000 000 actions). Ces investissements d’avant IPO se traduisent par des volumes conséquents que l’on retrouve sur ce graphique:
SSU fait partie d’un marché à très fort potentiel et possède tous les ans depuis sa création d’une croissance à 2 chiffres. Elle ambitionne avec son introduction en bourse et son rapprochement d’acteurs de la Tech de devenir l’Amazon du sport. Elle souhaite développer une expérience utilisateur unique avec un profil complètement personnalisé et permettant à chaque sportif selon son niveau et sa pratique d’acquérir ses équipements. A moyen terme elle veut tirer profit de tous les nouveaux canaux digitaux pour développer son portefeuille de clients (qui s’établit à 7 millions d’utilisateurs aujourd’hui).
Actuellement, 70,00% des produits de tout le catalogue SSU n’est pas disponible sur Amazon. Ce chiffre monte à 89,00% pour les vélos. Il est à noter que SSU est actuellement le N°1 mondial du tennis et du vélo ainsi que le N°1 mondial des articles de sport en ligne. Le réchauffement climatique, les subventions à l’acquisition de vélos électriques et la promotion des modes de déplacements doux ont permis à cette branche d’exploser, notamment grâce aux achats en ligne. Tendance exacerbée par le Covid-19 et les confinements à répétition.
La société est déjà capable de générer 1 Milliard € de chiffre d’affaires annuel dans un marché où le top 3 cumulé (Decathlon, JD Sports et Dick’s Sporting Goods) ne représente que 7,00% du marché total. Les parts de marché disponibles sont énormes. La politique de SSU a d’ailleurs été celle de l’expansion, avec plusieurs acquisitions depuis 2018 pour grappiller des parts de marché. Elle cherche maintenant à réduire ses coûts tout en consolidant ses chiffres. L’objectif étant de garder une croissance stable tout en dégageant les premiers bénéfices dès la fin de l’exercice 2024.
Le board de la boîte est également solide, on a une équipe compétente avec des anciens étudiants d’Oxford, de Harvard Business School et des titulaires de MBA obtenus aux outre-Atlantique. L’équipe est aussi expérimentée puisque le PDG était directeur Europe de chez Ebay, le responsable stratégie du groupe vient lui aussi de chez Ebay et était l’ancien PDG de Brands4Friends, la DRH était chez Zalando et la responsable de la communication est déjà passée par BBC et CNBC).
Je ne vois que deux inconvénients potentiels à la croissance de SSU à moyen terme:
1) La récession engendrée par les derniers évènements majeurs (pandémie, guerre et hausse de l’énergie) pourrait entraîner une baisse de la consommation dans les pays développés. Mais il faut à nouveau prendre en compte le potentiel du marché du sport et la popularisation de certaines pratiques. Le déplacement à vélo et la pratique du footing ont connu un fort engouement depuis le Covid-19 pouvant annuler ces potentielles pertes.
2) La dépendance du numérique et des outils de référencement. Ce point est aussi à nuancer car les acteurs gravitant dans la sphère des actionnaires/dirigeants cités plus haut peuvent réellement apporter leur expertise dans le domaine de la Tech et du SEO.
Il faut également souligner la présence physique de près de 500 enseignes au sein de SSU. Il y a plusieurs Megastore un peu partout dans le monde.
En revanche, depuis son introduction en bourse à 10,25$, le titre dégringole et gravite actuellement autour des 3,00$, affichant -70,00%. D’après moi le titre est sous-valorisé et sa cotation est irrationnelle. Il représente une excellente opportunité de se faire des Golden Cojones, 100,00% défiscalisées grâce au PEA. En voici les raisons:
1) Le titre a dévissé depuis son IPO à cause du Covid-19 qui a invisibilisé certaines introductions en bourse de l’hiver 2021. La guerre qui s’est déclarée 2 mois plus tard massacrera les grandes places boursières et l’inflation limitera l’investissement des PP. Sans compter la hausse continue des taux directeurs qui empêche les places boursières de bien rebondir. Autrement dit, le titre a été introduit au pire moment. Il a simplement suivi la tendance générale sans émettre la moindre résistance. Une situation qui s’explique par une autre composante.
2) La deuxième composante de cette sous-valorisation est que le titre n’a aucune visibilité et n’est pas du tout liquide. On est sur un volume moyen de 30 000 titres, ce qui ne fait même pas 100 000,00$ d’échange par jour pour une société initialement évaluée à 3,2 Milliards $. Cette illiquidité est visible sur le graphique précédent.
3) J’ai aussi pu constater que quelques initiés peu scrupuleux d’outre-Atlantique (sûrement 2 ou 3, pas plus) profitent de cette illiquidité pour faire du Pump & Dump sur le titre, ce qui explique les variations brutales qu’il peut parfois subir (plusieurs journées oscillant entre 10,00% et 35,00%). Ils tirent profit de cette situation pour le moment mais celle-ci ne pourra pas perdurer une fois que le titre gagnera en visibilité, ce qui peut être une opportunité actuellement, notamment pour les adeptes de l’Intraday.
4) Tôt ou tard il y aura rétribution. On est pas sur une introduction lambda (Société de valeur > 1 Milliard $) et plusieurs acteurs majeurs ont participé à l’introduction. Ces grands fonds voudront un retour sur investissement lorsque la société atteindra une certaine vitesse de croisière; cela passera certainement par une redistribution (dividende) ou par un réinvestissement massif des bénéfices pour augmenter la valeur intrinsèque de SSU (plus-value). Ces fonds ne sont pas des associations caritatives.
Même si les redistributions n’interviennent pas immédiatement dans le rendement, c’est un paramètre à prendre en compte dans la valorisation d’une société. J’ai réalisé une projection dans ce sens afin d’y voir un peu plus clair. Je n’ai juste pas estimer la trésorerie et les dettes car l’horizon est trop important et donc incertain sur cet aspect. On sait que le rendement mondial moyen des dividendes depuis les débuts de la bourse est de 6,00%. Dans un scénario hypothétique et pessimiste de versement à 2,50% pour un cours de bourse à 13,69$ d’ici 10 ans (voir schéma), on percevrait un dividende de 0,34$. Sur le cours actuel cela nous procurerait du +11,40% de rendement via le dividende et une plus-value latente de +356,33%.
5) Lors de l’introduction, des actions ont été octroyées à tous les employés de SSU qui disposaient de 6 mois d’ancienneté sur la base d’un mois de salaire brut (~2000 employés éligibles). Cela représente entre 500 000 à 750 000 titres. Ces titres sont actuellement bloqués sur des comptes dédiés pour les raisons d’illiquidité que j’ai évoqué auparavant et seront débloqués dès lors que les volumes quotidiens seront satisfaisants.
Le déblocage de ces titres peut générer de l’attrait pour celui-ci, certains vendront, d’autres accumuleront; quelques-uns attendront. Dans tous les cas, il est fort probable que le moment venu ces employés en parlent à leur entourage et dynamisent le cours. De plus il n’est pas impossible que SSU engage une politique d’actionnariat salarié comme on peut le lire sur leur site:
6) Finalement, une autre information concrète soulignant la sous-valorisation de ce titre est pour moi la valeur totale de l’inventaire: 300 Millions € sur la base du coût d’achat HT d’avant inflation. Incorporez tout le reste (une trésorerie de 100 Millions €, des propriétés, véhicules, brevets, licences..) et on se rend compte qu’une valorisation US de 1 Milliard $ (donc 920 Millions €) c’est très loin de la valeur réelle de la boîte et de sa capacité à générer du chiffre.
Pour conclure, le titre SSU est une belle valeur pour se diversifier avec des actions US en “dur”. On peut aussi bien faire du DCA pour viser la grosse plus-value long-terme que faire de l’Intraday et profiter de sa faible liquidité. Les possibilités de gain sont considérables au regard de la volatilité du titre qui vit ses débuts à Wall Street. Pour les plus patients, les probables dividendes constituent un bonus non négligeable.
Son éligibilité au PEA est sans conteste un avantage majeur puisqu’il est soumis au frais plafonnés à 0,50%. Cela confère à un PEA équilibré un peu de diversité monétaire ($), géographique (US) mais également en capital-risque puisqu’il ne s’agît pas là du bon vieux titre du fond de portefeuille (Air Liquide ou Total), mais bel et bien d’une Start-up cotée à Wall Street.
Toutes les informations chiffrées fournies dans mon article proviennent des rapports publics de la société. N’hésitez pas à me dire ce que vous pensez de SSU ou à consulter l’évolution de ce titre. Rentrer progressivement afin de se constituer une ligne de fond de portefeuille long terme peut être intéressant. Les plus expérimentés peuvent y faire des allers-retours avec une fraction y étant spécifiquement allouée, le titre s’y prêtant bien. Les aficionados de l’Intraday veilleront aux volumes, paramètre encore délicat si vous voulez clôturer toutes vos positions convenablement en fin de journée.
Acronymes et abréviations:
ETF (Exchange Traded Fund): Fonds négocié en bourse répliquant un indice boursier.
PEA (Plan Epargne Action): Compte titre français défiscalisé plafonné à 150 000€ de versements.
IPO (Initial Public Offering): Opération d’introduction en bourse d’un titre.
SPAC (Special Purpose Acquisition Company): Société introduite en bourse dont les titres ne servent qu’à la fusion/acquisition d’une autre société, ici SSU.
PIPE (Private Investment Public Equity): Augmentation de capital réservé à des institutions et fonds d’investissements, contrairement à une APE ou une OPA.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization): Toutes les techniques visant à améliorer les moteurs de recherche.
PP (Petit Porteur): Particulier détenant quelques titres d’une société (<0,01% du capital).
Pump & Dump: Mécanisme de manipulation artificielle des cours afin d’en tirer parti.
Intraday: Technique d’investissement ayant pour objectif de réaliser des plus-values sur des mouvements intra-journaliers. Cette technique nécessite des fonds importants (>10 000€).
DCA (Dollar Cost Average): Achat périodique et programmé d’actions, indépendamment de leur cours.
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2023.06.08 14:49 EvilMinion07 New things are bad
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2023.06.08 12:52 Chico237 #NIOCORP~ SCANDIUM OXIDE, GREEN HYDROGEN & BLOOM ENERGY in the news! & more....
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June 7, 2023~Bloom Energy, Perenco to Deploy Solid Oxide Fuel Cells in the United Kingdom~Bloom Energy, Perenco to Deploy Solid Oxide Fuel Cells in the United Kingdom Business Wire
The Bloom Energy Server® platform, to be delivered in late 2023, will be installed at Wytch Farm in Dorset, England, the largest onshore oil field in western Europe, where it will be used to support Perenco’s baseload requirements. (Photo: Business Wire)
SAN JOSE, Calif. & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bloom Energy (NYSE:BE) has signed an agreement with Perenco to install 2.5 megawatts (MW) of Bloom’s solid oxide fuel cells at a site in England. Perenco is a leading independent hydrocarbon company, producing 500,000 BOE of oil and gas per day from its operations in 14 partner countries.
The Bloom Energy Server® platform, to be delivered in late 2023, will be installed at Wytch Farm in Dorset, England, the largest onshore oil field in western Europe, where it will be used to support Perenco’s baseload requirements. The agreement marks the first deployment of Bloom fuel cell technology in the United Kingdom.
“This is an important step that will demonstrate how our solid oxide fuel cell technology supports the resilience and sustainability goals of our energy-intensive clients,” said Tim Schweikert, Senior Managing Director of International Business Development at Bloom Energy.
“Perenco has always been a pioneer in innovation and long-term investment in the countries where we operate,” said Benoit de la Fouchardiere, Perenco CEO. “Today’s announcement is another important step as we continue to reduce our emissions wherever we work. We look forward to a successful initial deployment at Wytch Farm and to then expanding the use of the technology into other global operations sites.”
The agreement with Perenco is another major step in Bloom’s expansion in Europe, following the recent sales agreement for northern Europe with Elugie, a marketing partnership agreement with Telam for Spain and Portugal, and energy platform sales to Cefla and Ferrari in Italy announced in 2022.
For more information about the Bloom Energy Server, see https://www.bloomenergy.com/technology/.
JUNE 6, 2023 ~Westinghouse and Bloom Energy Sign Letter of Intent to Accelerate Zero-Carbon, Large-Scale Hydrogen Production in the Nuclear Industry~Bloom Energy - Bloom Energy Demonstrates Hydrogen Production with the World’s Largest and Most Efficient Solid Oxide Electrolyzer
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. & SAN JOSE, Calif. – June 6, 2022 – Westinghouse Electric Company and Bloom Energy Corporation (NYSE:BE) today announced that they have entered into a Letter of Intent to pursue clean hydrogen production in the commercial nuclear power market. The companies are teaming to identify and implement clean hydrogen projects across the nuclear industry.
Westinghouse and Bloom Energy will jointly develop an optimized and large-scale high temperature integrated electrolysis solution for the nuclear industry. With the ability to operate 24/7 and provide high-quality steam input, nuclear plants are well-positioned to utilize electrolyzer technology and produce substantial quantities of clean hydrogen with minimal disruption to current, ongoing operations.
“Through this collaboration, we are committed to delivering an economical solution for large-scale hydrogen production in the nuclear industry, which further supports the path to net zero carbon emissions,” said Pam Cowan, Westinghouse President of Americas Operating Plant Services.
“We are proud Westinghouse has turned to Bloom and our solid oxide technology to supercharge the clean hydrogen economy,” said Rick Beuttel, vice president, hydrogen business, Bloom Energy. “Solid oxide technology is well suited for nuclear applications, efficiently harnessing steam to further improve the economics of hydrogen production. High temperature electrolysis is already garnering attention and accolades as a cost-effective and viable solution to create low-cost, clean hydrogen, which is critical to meeting aggressive decarbonization goals.”
Global demand for hydrogen and its emerging applications is projected to increase tenfold or more by 2050, surpassing the current infrastructure for producing and delivering hydrogen. As hydrogen usage expands from traditional industrial uses to the fuel of a clean future, the need to produce it in larger quantities and from low- and zero-carbon sources is clear.
The hydrogen produced in nuclear plants can be utilized to serve many industries such as renewable fuels production, oil and metals refining, ammonia synthesis, mining operations, and mobility in sectors such as heavy trucks, buses, and even air travel. The companies also are well positioned to support the U.S. Department of Energy’s developing hydrogen hubs.
About WestinghouseWestinghouse Electric Company is shaping the future of carbon-free energy by providing safe, innovative nuclear technologies to utilities globally. Westinghouse supplied the world’s first commercial pressurized water reactor in 1957 and the company’s technology is the basis for nearly one-half of the world’s operating nuclear plants. Over 135 years of innovation makes Westinghouse the preferred partner for advanced technologies covering the complete nuclear energy life cycle. For more information, visit www.westinghousenuclear.com and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
About Bloom EnergyBloom Energy empowers businesses and communities to responsibly take charge of their energy. The company’s leading solid oxide platform for distributed generation of electricity and hydrogen is changing the future of energy. Fortune 100 companies around the world turn to Bloom Energy as a trusted partner to deliver lower carbon energy today and a net-zero future. For more information, visit www.bloomenergy.com.
MAY 7, 2023~World’s largest solid oxide electrolyzer begins producing hydrogen~World’s largest solid oxide electrolyzer begins producing hydrogen (hydrogentechworld.com)
Bloom Energy has begun generating hydrogen from the world’s largest solid oxide electrolyzer installation at NASA’s Ames Research Center. This high-temperature unit produces 20–25% more hydrogen per MW than commercially demonstrated lower-temperature electrolyzers such as PEM or alkalinehttps://preview.redd.it/r9j9ub5zur4b1.png?width=1536&format=png&auto=webp&s=8de4ed62233ef7c13a523b704dc0d2708068d3f2
This electrolyzer demonstration showcases the maturity, efficiency and commercial readiness of Bloom’s solid oxide technology for large-scale, clean hydrogen production. The 4 MW Bloom Electrolyzer™, delivering the equivalent of over 2.4 tonnes per day of hydrogen output, was built, installed and operationalized in a span of two months to demonstrate the speed and ease of deployment.
“This demonstration is a major milestone for reaching net-zero goals,” said KR Sridhar, Ph.D., Founder, Chairman and CEO of Bloom Energy. “Hydrogen will be essential for storing intermittent and curtailed energy and for decarbonizing industrial energy use. Commercially viable electrolyzers are the key to unlocking the energy storage puzzle, and solid oxide electrolyzers offer inherently superior technology and economic advantages. Bloom Energy, as the global leader in solid oxide technology, is proud to share this exciting demonstration with the world: our product is ready for prime time.”
The current demonstration expands on Bloom’s recent project on a 100 kW system located at the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL), which achieved record-breaking electrolyzer efficiency. In the ongoing project, 4,500 hours of full load operations have been completed with a Bloom Electrolyzer™, producing hydrogen more efficiently than any other process – over 25% more efficiently than low-temperature electrolysis.
The INL steam and load simulations replicated nuclear power conditions to validate full capability of technology application at nuclear facilities, and the pilot results revealed the Bloom Electrolyzer producing hydrogen at 37.7 kWh per kg of hydrogen. Dynamic testing conducted at INL included ramping down the system from 100 percent of rated power to 5 percent in less than 10 minutes without adverse system impacts. Even at 5 percent of rated load, the energy efficiency (kWh/kg) was as good or better than other electrolyzer technologies at their 100% rated capacity. These results will be presented at the Department of Energy’s Annual Review Meeting in Washington DC on 7 June 2023.
Dr. Ravi Prasher, CTO of Bloom Energy, said: “The amount of electricity needed by the electrolyzer to make hydrogen will be the most dominant factor in determining hydrogen production cost. For this reason, the efficiency of the electrolyzer, the electricity needed to produce a kilogram of hydrogen becomes the most critical figure of merit. This 4 MW demonstration at the NASA Ames Research Center proves that the energy efficiency of our large-scale electrolyzer is similar to the small-scale system tested at INL highlighting the strength of our modular architecture. The electrolyzer product is leveraging the Bloom platform knowhow of more than 1 GW of solid oxide fuel cells deployed in the field and providing approximately 1 trillion cumulative cell operating hours. The same technology platform that can convert natural gas and hydrogen to electricity can be used reversibly to convert electricity to hydrogen. With Bloom’s high-efficiency, high-temperature solid oxide electrolyzers, we are one step closer to a decarbonized future powered by low-cost clean hydrogen.”
April 5, 2022 ~Scandium emerges from the shadows~
Scandium emerges from the shadows - MMTA
Scandium has long been considered an “if” metal. If only it were available in quantity, it could transform aircraft production and fuel consumption. If only it were available in quantity, it could speed the emerging hydrogen economy. If only it were available in quantity, it could accelerate the rollout of 5G technologies. And so on.The view has been that scandium could be used in numerous large-volume applications, if only supplies were sufficient to meet the potential demand. Manufacturers regularly cited a lack of sufficient scandium supply as the reason why they did not roll out new uses and products containing scandium.
After a near-mythic role in the 1980s (as a strengthening agent in aluminium alloys deployed in the last generation of Soviet MiG fighter aircraft and even, reputedly, in ballistic missile nosecones), scandium entered the banal in the 1990s, in sporting goods and, bizarrely, hand guns.
Bloom Energy turned the tide starting around 2010, with its introduction of fuel cells based on scandium-stabilised zirconia ceramic electrolytes. Bloom has grown rapidly and now represents perhaps 80% of the world’s annual consumption of SCANDIUM, a paltry 25t or so of oxide in 2021.
And yet, despite these rickety foundations, SCANDIUM consumption is poised to grow dramatically in the next decade, buoyed by new sources of supply and sustained by demand-side innovation.
The supply sideLet’s start with supply. Until about 2018, most scandium was supplied as a by-product in China and Russia, from uranium and titanium processing. Since then, however, much has changed.
First, Sumitomo Metal Mining built and has now commissioned a scandium recovery circuit at its Tagano Bay nickel high pressure acid leach (HPAL) plant in the Philippines. This plant recovers scandium oxalate for processing into oxide (and probably into scandium-zirconium oxide particles destined for Bloom Energy) in Japan. The plant recovers 7-8tpy of scandium oxide and when commissioned increased global supply by around 40%. Capital costs were perhaps US$5M/t of scandium oxide.
Second, the Chinese integrated titanium producer Lomon Billions has established a 20-30tpy scandium oxide facility with the potential to increase to 50tpy. The company estimates up to 100tpy of scandium oxide are available in its titanium plants using the sulphate process.
Third, in 2021, Rio Tinto commenced scandium recovery from its Sorel Tracy plant in Québec, Canada. The pilot plant can supply 3tpy of scandium oxide and cost US$6M. The site has the ability to supply an estimated 50-60tpy of oxide based on current raw material feed.
Finally, UC Rusal has both commissioned a 3tpy pilot scandium oxide plant, recovering scandium oxide from red mud deposits, and also commenced marketing and selling a range of scandium alloys (branded “ScAlution” alloys) that boast enhanced performance at low (typically 0.1%) concentrations of scandium.
Plus, it is not only Rusal that has pioneered low-scandium alloys. In the USA, Eck Industries, a specialist aluminium casting house, is commercialising cerium-based alloys in which scandium, again at low loadings, could provide additional strength as well as much reduced post-cast processing requirements.
Looking further out, there are numerous scandium projects in development, many of which should come into production around the middle of the decade, thanks to two parallel forces.
The main driver for scandium, as for so many minor metals, is vehicle electrification. There are multiple operating and development projects utilising HPAL technology to recover and separate nickel and cobalt in laterite deposits, many of which can in principle recover scandium. While the moral of Tagano Bay is that for existing plants retrofitting can be costly and low yield, there are emerging projects in Australia that are designing scandium recovery into their circuits alongside nickel and cobalt. The potential output of scandium can range from 50-100tpy or more, depending on the project.
The second driver is the heightened concerns over supply chain security for critical metals. In the EU this has led to the “ScaVanger” programme to recover scandium from titanium waste streams. In the USA, red mud scandium recovery as well as by-product scandium stand to benefit.
The demand sideThe demand side is a little more complicated but nonetheless extremely positive. Bloom’s power generation business continues to grow and has surely been reinforced by severe power disruptions in the past three years in California and Texas. Moreover, Bloom has now received initial approvals for maritime power generation (IMO regulations are forcing seagoing vessels to reduce dramatically their sulphur emissions, and Bloom can facilitate this change), and Bloom is also developing its technology to run in reverse, so to speak, as a generator of hydrogen. Critically, Bloom in the past five years has managed to bring its system costs and performance under control, removing any technology-related going-concern issues.
Scandium is also a strong candidate for RF antennas able to support 5G frequencies. A typical high-end cell phone may require 100 RF filters, and in the 5G frequency range, scandium aluminium nitride is being used as the active material in these filters (called “bulk acoustic wave,” or “BAW” filters).
Aerospace is a third area of application, and while commercial aviation likely remains years away from broad use of scandium alloys, near-term use in space and autonomous aircraft is an avenue for strong potential growth of scandium alloys. The cost to place 1kg in orbit has dropped dramatically but is still of the order of US$1,000/kg, so any system weight reductions can be extremely valuable.
Electric vehicles (EVs) also offer the potential for large volumes of scandium demand. Weight reduction is the obvious reason. Lux Research has estimated a 1kg weight saving in an EV will be worth US$5 in 2030. But a second consideration is overall product cost. Scandium can reduce or potentially even eliminate the need for post-casting heat treatments, which can in some instances double the cost of an as-cast part. Thus the savings from the use of scandium alloys, especially at low scandium loadings, can be large.
In addition, as EVs shift to heat pumps in their HVAC systems, scandium can support the implementation of aluminium radiators without adding substantial system volume (as discussed by CM Group in its 2018 scandium report).
Naturally, there are other opportunities for scandium. Achieving a robust aluminium alloy able to perform at 300°C could displace large amounts of titanium, and Eck’s alloys are closing in on this goal. Maritime applications, especially in the military arena but also in autonomous vessels and ferries, could embrace scandium thanks to its greatly enhanced anti-corrosion impact in aluminium. Passenger jets are also a market that is likely to happen at some point.
Most important, perhaps, is the fact that well financed firms have entered the market and are able to supply up to about 100tpy each. Supply at this level is all-but-certain to create demand, and in turn this should stimulate new supply. Scandium’s chicken-and-egg problem, in which lack of supply held back demand that in turn held back supply, has been reversed, with growing (and reliable) supply poised to stimulate actual demand, that in turn will pull through new supply, and transform scandium from “if” to “when”.
JANUARY 2023 National Defense Act Calls out NIOBIUM & TITANIUM & SCANDIUM & the need to establish a U.S. Industrial Base for the Supply & Processing of ALL!https://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20220711/CRPT-117hrpt397.pd
SCANDIUM PAGE # 246 Briefing on the Establishment of Domestic Scandium Processing Facilities in the United StatesThe committee believes the United States industrial base for the supply and processing of the critical mineral scandium has significant vulnerabilities. The committee also believes that the United States should seek to eliminate dependence on Chinese and Russian sources of scandium, with support from allies and partners. Accordingly, public and private sectors should cooperate closely to establish scandium processing facilities in the United States. Therefore, the committee directs the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce, to provide a briefing to the House Committee on Armed Services not later than May 1, 2023, on public and private sector activities, working with allied nations, to establish scandium processing facilities in the United States, especially facilities based on more efficient, cleaner, and less energy intensive technologies. This briefing will also include how these processing facilities will help the United States reduce dependence on and compete more effectively with China and Russia.
MAY 2023 ~Exploring global supply and demand of scandium oxide in 2030 ~ (NIOCORP is Mentioned!)
Exploring global supply and demand of scandium oxide in 2030 - ScienceDirect
Incorporation of scandium in materials has environmental benefits across multiple industrial sectors, particularly in decarbonization of energy. One pathway to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions is to generate electricity using hydrogen or synthetic liquid fuels, which are more efficient than combustion engines and easily used in co-generation of electricity and heat (IEA, 2019). The functional technology is a fuel cell. A solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) produces electricity by oxidizing an energy carrier. The standard SOFCs produced by Bloom Energy are refrigerator-sized and input liquid or gaseous hydrocarbons (methane or biogas) to produce 100 kW of power. These cells process natural gas, biogas, or hydrogen to generate electricity with higher efficiency; up to two times higher compared to a gas-fired power station with efficiency of only 33–48% (Deepika et al., 2018). They are typically used to produce electricity and heat on-site for large buildings (Bloom Energy, 2021a). Currently, SOFC producers (e.g., Bloom Energy) utilize yttrium-stabilized zirconia and a scandia-stabilized zirconia in electrolytes; however, there are benefits of utilizing scandium over yttrium. Use of scandia-stabilized zirconia increases electro-conductivity and decreases operation temperature, resulting in higher efficiency and reliability (Deepika et al., 2018; Laguna-Bercero et al., 2009). Spurred by carbon reduction and global renewable energy initiatives, Bloom Energy is expanding its partnership worldwide (Bloom Energy, 2020, 2021b), resulting in increased demand in the SOFC market and scandium oxide required to produce SOFC boxes (Weinstein et al., 2018).
Scandium also has potential for light-weighting (alloys), which is important for improving fuel economy as it requires less energy to transport lighter materials. Currently, transportation contributes 27% to total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and 14% globally (EPA, 2022; IEA, 2022b). The Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards require vehicle manufacturers to continuously increase fuel efficiency (NHTSA, 2022). One approach is through light-weighting by replacing conventional aluminum alloy parts in vehicles with scandium alloys, potentially reducing 10% of vehicle mass and thus 6–8% of emissions (Joost, 2012). Given that the United States passenger vehicle emissions were 3.2 gigatonnes in 2020, this would translate to 0.2–0.3 gigatonnes of reduction (IEA, 2022a). In the United States, the Build Back Better agenda mandates 50% of new vehicles in 2030 must be EVs (The White House, 2021). To push emission reductions further than electric vehicle adoption, light-weighting should be considered. If legislation mandated regulation like Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards for EVs, there will be further reductions in energy demand. Lighter scandium alloys serve to reduce energy demand from transportation, which directly aids to mitigate climate change induced by automobiles.
Another example of light-weighting is for commercial airplanes. The bionic partition structure is a wall partition between crew members and passengers, which also serves as an emergency stretcher and foldable seating for crew members (Airbus, 2016). Current commercial airplane's partition structures are bulky and heavy, weighing approximately 63 kg (Lau, 2016). Airbus and AutoDesk collaborated and successfully produced a 30 kg bionic partition structure using Scalmalloy®, a proprietary aluminum-magnesium-scandium alloy (APWORKS GmbH, 2015; Rhodes, 2015). Replacement of 4 conventional partition structures per A320 plane in commercial aircraft with Scalmalloy® structures could save up to 465,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year (Airbus, 2016).
Despite scandium's potential role in meeting future sustainability goals, historically and currently, scandium is under-utilized because of its low supply and high cost due to its nature as a by-product. Prices of scandium oxide ranged from $3,800–5,000 per kg from 2013 to 2020 (Gambogi, 2017, 2020, 2021), placing scandium among the most expensive elements in production. High prices and low supply are due in part to its production as a co-product - production is dependent on the demand of other primary metals it is mined with. For example, when there is an increase in scandium demand and price, supply does not respond instantaneously because producers need to increase production of the primary products. This leads to price volatility. Scandium oxide is produced as a co-product due to its sparse concentration in ore, which makes it uneconomical to mine alone. It has been extracted as a co-product with iron ore, other rare earths, titanium, and zirconium in China; uranium in Kazakhstan and Ukraine; apatite (phosphorus) and uranium in Russia; and nickel in the Philippines (Gambogi, 2021). The global production of scandium oxide was 14–23 tonnes (15–25 tons) per year in 2020 (Gambogi, 2021), which was small in comparison to 220,000 tonnes (240,000 tons) of global rare earths oxide per year (Cordier, 2022) and 68 million tonnes (75 million tons) of aluminum per year (Lee Bray, 2022).
Scandium appears to continue as a co-product in the future, for the most part. Mining companies expect scandium to be a minor co-product from mining other metals such as nickel, cobalt, titanium, niobium, etc. (Clean TeQ Holdings Limited, 2018; NioCorp Superalloy Materials, 2019; Platina Resource Limited, 2021; Wang et al., 2020). There is one exception in New South Wales, Australia by Scandium International Mining Corporation, whose primary product is scandium oxide (Scandium International Mining Corp, 2020). For consumption, SOFCs by Bloom Energy are the main scandium oxide consumer with 74% of total global consumption (CM Group, 2018). A typical Bloom Energy server box of 100 MW contains 13–15 kg of scandium oxide and costs $700,000–800,000 in 2010 (Ecclestone, 2020; Jenkins, 2010). Before subsidies, Bloom Energy servers cost approximately $0.14 per kilowatt-hour of electricity compared to $0.10 per kilowatt-hour of retail power price on the U.S. national grid (Helman, 2020). Although sufficient and reliable supply play an important role in other sectors (e.g., SOFCs, commercial aerospace), price is crucial in adoption in other sectors (e.g., sporting goods, beverage cans). Abstract continues....
NIOCORP MANAGEMENT ON Jan. 31st, 2023, ~What were they doing in D.C. for 4-Days?~ "Working with White House officials on critical minerals issues. This Administration is working hard to help support environmentally responsible critical minerals projects like NioCorp’s Elk Creek Project in the great State of Nebraska. "~
MAY 25th 2023 ~NioCorp Demonstrates Higher Niobium Recovery Rates New Processing Approach Demonstrates the Ability to Make More Niobium per Tonne of Ore, Produce a Higher Purity Product, and Potentially Address New Markets with Different Niobium Productshttps://www.niocorp.com/niocorp-demonstrates-higher-niobium-recovery-rates/
Potential New Forms of Niobium Products and Potential Markets
NioCorp’s new process approach, which incorporates a chlorination step to improve niobium and titanium separation and purification, also has demonstrated NioCorp’s ability to potentially produce three different niobium products: (1) ferroniobium; (2) niobium chloride; and (3) niobium oxide.NioCorp had previously planned to make ferroniobium, which is used by the steel industry to produce high-strength low-alloy steel alloys. Those alloys are used in the construction, automotive and transport, aerospace and defense, oil and gas, and other industries. Niobium is a $3.3 billion per year global market but is currently served by only three major niobium producers in two countries.Niobium chloride would likely be converted by NioCorp into niobium oxide, but niobium chloride is also used in glass and ceramic manufacturing.Niobium oxide is critical to multiple applications, including niobium-lithium-ion batteries, superalloys, superconducting applications, capacitors, specialized optics, and many others. Its use in niobium-lithium-ion batteries is considered by current niobium producers as one of the fastest growing prospective global niobium markets
MAY 26th 2023~NioCorp Demonstrates the Ability to Potentially Double Projected Titanium Recovery Rates for the Elk Creek Project
https://www.niocorp.com/niocorp-demonstrates-the-ability-to-potentially-double-projected-titanium-recovery-rates-for-the-elk-creek-project/Demonstration Plant Shows New Recovery Process May Double NioCorp’s Titanium Production per Tonne of Ore as well as Produce a Higher Purity Product that May Command Higher Market Prices
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (May 26, 2023) – NioCorp Developments Ltd. (“NioCorp” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:NB) (TSX:NB) is pleased to announce that it has successfully demonstrated an ability to potentially double the recovery of titanium from each tonne of ore the Company expects to mine at its Nebraska-based Elk Creek Critical Minerals Project (the “Project”), once project financing is obtained and the commercial plant is constructed. The new process is expected to produce a purer form of titanium that may command a higher price than is assumed in NioCorp’s June 2022 feasibility study for the Project (the “Feasibility Study”). NioCorp’s demonstration plant in Trois Rivieres, Quebec, has shown that the Company’s new and improved recovery process can likely achieve an 83.7% rate of overall titanium recovery to final product. This compares to a 40.3% titanium recovery rate in NioCorp’s previous process approach. This new result points to a potentially large increase in the amount of titanium that NioCorp can potentially produce at currently planned rates of mining
MAY 29th 2023~NioCorp Launches Phased Approach to Commercial Production of Made-in-America Aluminum-Scandium Master Alloy
AMES LAB COLLABORATION IN 2019!
NioCorp Partnering with Nanoscale Powders LLC to Explore the Possibility of Establishing the First US-Based Mine-to-Master-Alloy Vertically Integrated Production of the High-Performance MaterialNioCorp’s Potential Commercial Production of Al-Sc Master Alloy Could Launch Prior to the Company’s Planned Production of >100 Tonnes/Year of Scandium Oxide at its Proposed Elk Creek Critical Minerals Project in Nebraska and Would Use Scandium Produced at the Elk Creek Facility as well as From Other SourcesChina Now Dominates the Scandium World, but North America is Now Positioned to Emerge as a “Leading Scandium Producer,” says NioCorp CEO
MAY 29th 2023~ Jim/NIOCORP respond to question on recent Scandium News Release above:What comes to mind right off the bat is:*A)"How is this Scandium AlSc master Alloy different than what Niocorp produced with IBC & AMES laboratory???"*Response:
"It is a different process that will be utilized. "*B) Will this be a Patentable approach now moving forward? in conjunction with Nanoscale???*Response:
" Yes and yes. But we do not discuss the details of intellectual property matters except as required by law"(\****This is very interesting indeed because a few years back Niocorp was not interested in patenting any such materials!)*
*C) IS NIOCORP still engaged with IBC, AMES & OTHER ENTITIES in regards to Scandium Alloy production & uses moving forward? and with the New Niobium & Titanium oxides as well!!!!
"We are focusing on our partnership with Nanoscale on the production of AlSc master alloy, but we engaged with a number of parties on various elements of our scandium-aluminum master alloy business development. We are not working with IBC on niobium or titanium product development efforts."
(****SOUNDS LIKE OTHER COLLABORATIONS ARE ONGOING WITH POSSIBLE PRIVATE & GOVERNMENT ENTITIES?? OFF-TAKE AGREEMENTS & SO MUCH MORE! COULD BE IN PLAY AS THE MINE IS BUILT & NEARS PRODUCTION!!!!!!)
"ENGAGED WITH A NUMBER OF VARIOUS PARTIES!!!!"
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2023.06.08 05:19 DemolitionMatter Myths about men's dating preferences debunked
I decided to make a list of myths about men's dating preferences many people believe in, including ones feminists often promote. It's sorted by sections so you don't need a TL;DR.submitted by DemolitionMatter to MensRights [link] [comments]
Myth: Men prefer short women.
This is not true. In fact, men did not value height nearly as much as women. On average, women have a strong preference for tall men. In fact, women care more about dating taller men than men care about dating shorter women.
A study on women's and men’s height preferences found that women are most satisfied when their partner was 8 inches (21 cm) taller. Men are most satisfied when they are 3 inches (8 cm) taller than their partners. Another study found that among men, 13.5 percent prefer to date only women shorter than them. But among women, about half (48.9 percent) preferred to date only men taller than them.
Relatedly, a study about height and human mate choice found that, on average, the shortest man a woman would date is 5'9". And the shortest woman a man would date is 5'1". In the same study, researchers found that 23% of men and 4% of women would accept a relationship where the woman was taller.
Finally, researchers have found that women married to taller men report being in better health, have lower BMIs, more education, and higher incomes compared to women married to shorter men.
It is true that short women get pursued by men more, including on dating websites, but this is probably due to men thinking that short women will reciprocate interest more.
Myth: Men prefer virgins, or only want women with extremely low number of partners.
Men were actually not found to value virginity in a partner. This may have been the popular preference historically, but they don't care anymore at all, but feminists don't admit this has changed because they're stuck in the 1800s. One study found that although men and women valued chastity in a partner in 1939 (although they did not prioritize it), this preference declined in the late 20th century, and by 2008, both men and women ranked it at the bottom in their list of traits they value in the romantic partner. In David Buss' 1989 study of 37 countries, he found that in all the Western countries, men and women both ranked chastity as relatively unimportant, and in some countries, men weren't even more likely to value it (especially Western countries), and when they were more likely to, not only did they rate it as unimportant anyway, but they only were slightly more likely to value it than women. Even outside the West, men didn't necessarily value it a lot, depending on the non-Western country.
Men who are willing to date virgins don't necessarily consider virginity attractive, per se. In fact, some men consider virginity a dealbreaker. In the study Has Virginity Lost Its Virtue?, they asked people their likelihood of dating a virgin on a scale of 1 to 4, and men gave an average of 2.20 and women gave an average of 2.60. Younger participants gave a particularly low likelihood of willingness to date a virgin, and even virgins had a lower likelihood than experienced people of willingness to date a virgin. In another survey, 51% of women and 33% of men called virginity a dealbreaker.
Men also did not value a super low number of partners in a woman. In fact, typically, his willingness to date a woman only declined rapidly once a woman had more than 10 partners. Men gave a fairly high willingness to date a woman with 5-6 or 7-8 partners, and although their willingness to date a woman peaked at below 5 partners, this was most likely due to the mean age of male participants being age 22, and they found that the youngest participants below that age had stricter cutoff points than older participants, which dragged mean likelihoods down. Many men were still willing to date a promiscuous woman for short-term relationships unless she had more than 20 partners. Women, however, were as strict as men, if not slightly stricter, in their cutoff point for how many previous partners is too many.
Also, statistics show that men are more likely than women to have lied about their sexual history or number of partners. Most men and women have not. For example, in one survey, 37% of men said they have lied about it before, compared to only a quarter of women. 17% of men said a number that was a third of their actual number compared to 8% of women, and 13% of men tripled their number compared to 4% of women. In another survey, 42% of the men and only 23% of the women said they've lied about their number of partners. Only 1 in 5 said they never shared their number before out of fear of how their partner would react. Many who didn't share their real number cited other reasons instead. Results found 61% of men were losing sleep over their partner’s possible reaction to their number, while only 40% of women felt the same. Still, 58% of respondents in a relationship opted to disclose their number with their significant other. Most women did not lie about their number of partners or hide it out of fear of judgment. Some women (40%) worry how their partner would react regardless of whether they disclosed it or not, but not most. A majority of men (61%), however, did worry. Another survey found that 41.4% of men lied about their number of partners whereas 32.6% of women lied about it. While many men who lied did exaggerate it higher, many downplayed it instead. Women usually downplayed, but some exaggerated it higher.
Myth: Men fetishize Asian women.
See this thread of mine for information on this.
Myth: Men find confidence, education, assertiveness, dominance or intelligence unattractive.
Actually, men preferred a woman slightly more confident than themselves whereas women preferred a man much more confident than themselves, but men didn't find confident women unattractive. When it came to education and income, men typically valued a woman with the same education or income as themselves, not lower than themselves, while women valued a man with more of it than themselves. In fact, women valued a man more intelligent than herself whether it was a romantic/marital partner or a hookup, and men valued a woman more intelligent than himself only for a romantic/marital partner. Men and women both valued intelligence more and more with age. Men valued a partner with same amount of dominance as themselves rather than less dominant, whereas women valued a somewhat more dominant partner, and, especially women over 50, valued a much more dominant partner.
The Independent reported a study that men liked the idea of an intelligent female partner, but when actually dealing with them, found them less attractive, but it was inconclusive and it could be they worry intelligent women reciprocate interest less if he's not as intelligent as her, but they instead concluded that men have "fragile masculinity".
In fact, men also don't find sexually passive women far more attractive. In fact, not only was femdom the 10th most popular porn category in 2019, but a sex therapist reported many men she talked with preferring women who lead. This also explains why the MILF porn category is so popular because of how it depicts the stereotypical middle aged women's sexual attitude (although MILF porn doesn't necessarily represent middle-aged women).
2023.06.08 05:00 AbleArcher8537 Cómo renovar el pasaporte habiendo perdido el anterior.
2023.06.08 04:15 Amdamici Newark airport almost hit **500** around 4pm. This is super dangerous!
Please stay safe y’all. It was unbearable by the airport earlier. Thank god it’s 60-70 degrees out and not 90. I can’t imagine how it could be any worse. Use n95’s out there!submitted by Amdamici to newjersey [link] [comments]