Saturday, February 27, 2021
The Green New Deal
I pretty much avoid political discussions in public fora, so take this as an armchair observation on high school physics. We were introduced to something the teacher referred to as "The Law of Conservation of Energy." Also there was talk about something called "The Laws of Thermodynamics."
This does not purport to be a physics lesson or a scientific treatise. Rather we ask that you simply apply some good sense reasoning to a couple of circumstances we are facing. The proponents of the Green New Deal state that the installation of a few million more windmills and the production of a bazillion more solar panels will solve our energy needs, no more reliance on petrofuels, and voila! Paradise on Earth!
As we say, reflect on this a bit. What is involved in the building and installation of the aforementioned saviors of our Earth? Yes, try to imagine the steps in production, manufacture, installation of these behemoths. Do you have any idea of the mining, manufacturing, transportation, and on and on. Now, my suggestion, if we really believe in green energy, is this. Do all of the above WITHOUT the use of any petrofuels!
And may the sun always shine and the winds never cease.
Saturday, February 13, 2021
I think we are infested with new tree ants: there B1 right there. and there B6 more. I've not heard so much talk about vitamins and minerals since I was in third grade. And trust me, these pills stink. How could that be good for me? Well, people put lots of stuff past their nose to get it on the taste buds. No accounting for tastes. But in this case I try to sneak them past the taste buds.
What's he on about now? you might ask. Things have changed around here since the meals are prepared by a health guru, a person who eats "clean" meaning everything is as near to 100% "organic" as possible. I am not complaining.
I do seem to engage in the sin, venial, I hope, of drinking from the tap. Water is supposed to come in bottles, don't you know? Not happening.