Archive for November, 2009

It’s Thanksgiving! A Couple O’ Things To Be Thankful About

November 26, 2009

We’re going to a nearby town…nearby is about 40 miles…for a Thanksgiving dinner at a local church. It’s in a town my hubby works in, and we want to be by him this Thanksgiving. Still, our own church is giving its own community Thanksgiving dinner for those who are by themselves or older couples without family in the area or those who can’t afford a big ol’ turkey and the rest of it. I suspect that quite a few churches and other charity groups will be doing this sorta thing this year and even more next year. For instance, there’s a city government which used to give out free turkeys to all of its employees; this year, however, the city council is only giving its employees an “employee dinner.” Budget crunch, you know…however, they aren’t saying why they aren’t giving out the turkeys. Who knows? Maybe this city government gets its turkeys from some federal government turkey farm contractor whose been told by the feds that from now on, all the turkeys have to go to China. For free. Instead of paying them worthless fiat currency we owe them on our national debt, they want something of value instead. The Chinese ain’t stupid, you know!

Anyway, here are a couple of things We the People should probably be thankful for this Thanksgiving:

Anyone hear Al Gore’s heartbeat, lately? That missing “lub-dub” in Al Gore’s heartbeat is about to burst, because what most who read this space already knew–anthropogenic (human caused) global warming is as much of a hoax as the aforementioned Gore’s “man-bear-pig” of South Park fame. So say the now famous <a
href=”http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100017451/climategate-how-the-msm-reported-the-greatest-scandal-in-modern-science/”>Hadley Climate Research Unit of Britain’s East Anglia University e-mails that were hacked into</a>, proving “scientists” with an agenda (no doubt, with huge amounts of stock in “green
companies” as well) were fudging their data after all. This news conveniently comes at a time when Congress critters are trying to pass the infamous cap and trade bill…now, if they pass it, we’ll know for sure it was to make themselves even richer, not to “save the environment”. Who said hackers are all bad? How will Al handle this inconvenient truth? Right now, he seems to be <a
href=”http://whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/goregallery.html”>up a creek</a>. The photo’s caption indicates Gore had drought-stricken New Hampshire release water from a dam for this photo op when it could have helped grow crops. Gore is half-man, half-vampire, and half-pig! And speaking of man-bear-pig…

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Obama Care Passes…and Other Interesting Items Found Perusing the Internet

November 14, 2009

Funny, but I really am not that concerned about this! Maybe it’s the water (which is clean and pure from the aquifer, but has a lot of minerals in it…bad for plumbing). I am uninsured, and no one could pay me for signing up for most health insurance policies written in the US. Folks, if the policy doesn’t have catastrophic insurance covering everything, and no deductible, for under $1,000 a year, I don’t want it. None of this pay $150 a month, $5000 deductible, and it doesn’t cover squat BS. That ain’t health insurance. That is highway robbery! And yet most folks who pay for “individual health insurance” get this kind of “policy” (which, of course, they lose when they actually do use it! Thanks, Assurant Health!) I would rather go uninsured and exercise, take vitamins and minerals, eat healthful foods, and pray to God for good health, thank you! But like I said I’m not concerned about this, because honestly I can’t see this monstrosity becoming honest-to-God, Supreme Court approved law. Not with whom we now have on the Supremes. If they do approve it, I will be amazed, even for me! Devvy Kidd of “News With Views” thinks someone with deep pockets will challenge this thing, and I think she’s onto something.

I wouldn’t be writing about this issue at all, except for one item in the bill that passed the House o’ Representin’–naturally, in the dead of night on Sunday night, November 8, 2009 (same way the Federal Reserve Act passed, in the dead of night on a weekend). You can go to any conservative blog to find out why this bill will not and cannot fix health care in the US, or you could have (as I did) listened to Judge Napolitano this past Friday on the Glenn Beck Fox News radio channel (XM 121) show between 4 and 5 Central to find out why this bill is bad. But what does the House care? They didn’t read this bill anyway, and, besides, this bill will not affect them one bit. Just more (a la “Blazing Saddles”) keeping their “phoney baloney jobs” (give them all a big HURRUMPH!). They pretend to rule us and we pretend to obey them. So what if they “mandate” that all Americans buy health insurance, or get it through the government or through employers, by 2013? Here is what, and why I’m even bringing up this BS issue:  because supposedly if we choose not to let the government run our health care, we will be fined 250,000 FRNs AND be put in jail! Now, seeing as how a few thousand Federal Marshals, FBI agents, Secret Service agents and the like probably couldn’t run down everyone that does not have “health care,” assuredly they will sic the IRS on us. That is, either claim on your IRS form what “health care” you have with documented proof, or the IRS will put you in jail.

A conspiracy theorist’s best nightmare scenario: so THAT is why all those FEMA concentration camps have been built! So that is why, out along some Georgia highway, all those plastic coffins are along the side of the road…to put the bodies of all of us who refuse to buy ObamaCare inside! I can see Alex Jones feverishly working up a froth on this one on “prisonplanet.com” or “infowars.com”. What’s your pulse, Big Al?

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On Going Solar, and A Whole Lot More Just For the Fun of It

November 1, 2009

Remember I said <a href=”news101009.html”>last time</a> that NOT going solar was NOT an option? Wrong! It is just an option, because going solar is: one, expensive, and two, something that needs a huge amount of planning, with, IMHO, someone who has either done it or knows enough about it to help you do it, probably for a hefty fee. Without going into all the details of what I have seen regarding using solar energy (suffice to say though I have been to experimental solar houses and know a couple of families out here who use it), the fact is that if one is going to go exclusively solar it is going to cost well over one-hundred-thousand-dollars just to get one’s feet wet in the process. In fact, aside from this one family I know out here who is completely off the grid with solar–and are doing it panel by panel, that is, not having the funds to go full scale running appliances and a computer 24/7–going completely off the grid (unless you are a multi-millionaire like perhaps that ex-ambassador to Mongolia I mentioned recently who is moving out here) absolutely makes no sense. Sorry to burst the bubble I may have created for you.

So then, if you are going to go solar and make the system pay for itself in less than 50 years, then the only option I can think of is to go solar AND stay connected to the grid as well. That way, if you live in an area (such as far west Texas) that is reasonably sunny most of the year, you can generate however much solar electricity capacity you need, and sell the rest back to the utility company that is supplying your “on the grid” electricity. Now, being “physical-science challenged” (I can do the math and that’s about it) and barely remembering when I took physics in college about 30 years ago anything about electrostatics, I won’t go into the details (and you can google it or use wikipedia), but as you probably know by now, the power grid you use now is AC, but solar is DC. (Now why couldn’t Tesla work with Edison? Don’t you think this would have solved a huge number of problems? Then again, most Americans never quite make it to Europe.). This means, of course, that an “inverter” must be used if you are re-selling excess solar generated electricity back to the Utility, and not only that, but are you going to order all of your appliances from Europe instead of using the ones you have now, the ones you know work fine with AC outlets? Because I admit it: I was a complete idiot before the “solar house” exhibits, not realizing that solar ran on DC. Not only that, but I feel like an idiot even bringing up solar! In fact, those of you who are reading this, please send a comment or at least an e-mail. Because I want to know about how having solar energy systems work when your appliances and outlets are AC, or DC, or whatever.

So, while solar houses are pretty cool, I have a funny feeling we are going to have to do a huge amount of planning and reworking our living arrangements before we even attempt to “go solar”!

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