We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
There is something about Dr. Bussard's concept that I would like to see addressed. He aims to fuse boron and protium. This reaction produces a nucleus of Carbon 12 in an "excited" state which decays, eventually yeilding several helium nucleii and a lot of energy. Well, what if you started with Carbon 12 in the first place? What would it take to "excite" a carbon 12 nucleus so that it would decay? That might be easier to achieve than nuclear fusion. I wonder if anyone is working on that concept?