Wednesday, September 27, 2017

How can we care for our neighbors in (Puerto Rico)?

Can we care for our neighbors in (Puerto Rico)?
I mean besides
treating them
as we would
any state
on the main land!
How about the USS Hope for starters?
 

How about a cargo ship for starters?
How about a small aircraft carrier for starters?
 

How about the Power Company Trucks
and
Tree Trimmers on cargo ships for starters?
How about a helicopter
to transport
from ship to land for starters?
How about a baby Huey airplane for starters?
If the airport is not able to handle heavy traffic yet,
Land at the Cuba Airport
and/or
GITMO
and
helicopter to Puerto Rico
How about ‘Power Trucks on cargo ships with helicoptered transporting to land?

President Trump to visit Puerto Rico amid criticism administration has not done enough

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/09/president_trump_to_visit_puert.html



Friday, September 22, 2017

Energy Companies earn $$ Billions $$ per year!


Energy Companies earn $$ Billions $$ per year!

Energy companies are responsible for all equipment
 

from the outside of your building

all the way to their home office


this included
their stock holders!

You are responsible for equipment inside of your building.

Well!!!
At least this is the way it has worked until lately.
Today we find out that energy companies
like
Duke Energy,
now get to force their customers to pay
to repair and replace their equipment
plus interest from any loans????
WHAT HAPPENED?
For instance.
Duke Energy earns ($$ BILLIONS $$ of their customers dollars)
‘Per- Year’.

Duke Energy turns profit of nearly $3B By Bruce Henderson - bhenderson@charlotteobserver.com

February 18, 2014 7:47 AM

Duke Energy hit its 2013 earnings target on the strength of its merger with Progress Energy, higher customer rates and a strong finish to the year.

Profits of $2.7 billion for the year earned $3.76 a share, compared with the $1.8 billion and $3.07 a share in 2012, Duke said Tuesday. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article9097706.html

Duke Energy hit its 2016 earnings

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4046839-duke-energy-duk-q4-2016-results-earnings-call-transcript




Sunday, August 6, 2017

History is not always bad

History is not always bad

Sometimes it was so good that you know in your heart
that it was.

Some of our history is a teaching tool as to what does not work so don't do it again or you will get the same results (Déjà vu)!

Sometimes you just know that some history is worthy of preserving.

I believe this to be one of those times!
 

Campaign launched to restore NASA's historic mission control room

CBS News August 1, 2017, 8:16 AM

NASA used the mission control room with its monochrome computer monitors and rotary dial telephones starting in 1965. It went dark in 1992, well into the shuttle program.

With NASA's slashed budget, the agency's priority is the future of space travel, not preserving its past. Space Center Houston, the non-profit that runs the visitors center here, has launched a $5 million fundraising campaign to restore this room to its 1960s glory.


Restore Historic Mission Control

Historic Mission Control urgently needs restoration. Please help preserve this National Historic Landmark.

Accept the Webster Challenge! Help restore this Apollo-era landmark.


Campaign Launched to Restore NASA's Historic Mission Control Room

Mission Control restoration would be completed for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing

Houston, we have a problem.

NASA's Mission Control at the Johnson Space Center in Houston is in desperate need of a restoration after years of neglect has left the Texas nerve center for the United States space program in disrepair and looted by souvenir-seekers who walked off with pieces of space history.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

What Wind Power Critics Who Cry 'Bird' Get Wrong

What Wind Power Critics Who Cry 'Bird' Get Wrong

A flock of Eurasian crane (Grus grus) flies close to a wind turbine in Germany. NICK UPTON/NATURE PICTURE LIBRARY/GETTY IMAGES

Wind energy is one of the most promising sources of renewable energy out there. Land-based wind farmsgenerate essentially no pollution and have more overall energy-producing and money-saving potential than solar farms. If wind energy has downsides, they are that the turbines cost a lot to build, and that they kill birds. Or at least that's the story.

But how many birds do wind turbines really kill? And is it appreciably more than other sources of power? According to recent research, stats on the number of birds killed annually by collisions with giant, spinning wind turbines is either ambiguous or lower than one might imagine, given the fact that bird-killing is one of the top on the "Cons" side of the "Should We Build a Bunch of Wind Farms To Combat Climate Change?" pros-and-cons list.

One 2011 study found there's really no telling how many birds are actually taken out by wind turbines, since bird mortalities seem to differ so much between wind farms — suggesting that the location of the farms might have more to do with how many birds they kill than the fact of the turbines themselves. The study examined bird data for various sites before and after the construction of the facilities, and found a weak relationship between how many birds they predicted would die as a result of the wind farm, and the actual mortalities.

2013 study found that bird mortality from wind turbines actually differs from place to place (at least in Canada, where the research was conducted) and between species, while a 2009 study found that although, sure, wind turbines might kill some flying vertebrates, the numbers couldn't possibly hold a candle to the bird and bat fatalities caused by other forms of power generation. That study estimates that while U.S. wind farms were responsible for the deaths of about 7,000 birds in 2006, nuclear plants killed around 327,000 and fossil-fueled power plants 14.5 million. The researchers broke up the data proportionally, finding that while each gigawatt-hour (GWh) of energy produced by a wind farm was associated with 0.3 fatalities, about 5.2 birds would die at a fossil-fuel facility for the same amount of energy produced.
10 Incredible Wind Power Facts
Do wind turbines cause health problems?

Thursday, June 29, 2017

"Americans will be happy with what we give them!"


"Americans will be happy with what we give them!"

(WHAT)!

Another old, bald, white, bully, Goldman Sachs reject, in the Whitehouse Carnival.

Go figure!
Lies and half-truths as usual.

When will we get to see reporters and anchors interviewing
"Trumpies"
Ones with the knowledge of CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo

And

The loud mouth of a lobbyist looking to get into your pocketbook?

Don't get me wrong, Anchor Stephanie Ruhie did an excellent job on this phony.

However, he got to slide far too much in the Climate Change Business!

Coal my Foot!
Did you watch Gary Cohan with Anchor Stephanie Ruhie on MSNBC today?

Why bet on coal?
Trump’s top economic adviser
Gary Cohn defends Trump’s energy agenda
Gary Cohn is a

Republican,

Registered Democrat,

But votes

Republican?

Gary Cohn is a registered Democrat,
but has donated extensively
to
Republican politicians as well.

Critics of Gary Cohn
attribute to him
an arrogant,
aggressive,
abrasive
and
risk-prone work style.

They see his "6-foot 3-inch & 220lbs" as intimidating, as he might "sometimes hike up one leg, plant his foot on a trader's desk, his thigh close to the employee's face and ask how markets were doing."

Welcome to the
Whitehouse Carnival!!


CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo