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Oh those darn retirees. Especially those that, because they have the time, volunteer for so many of the wonderful organizations that help folks and this community. And I agree with Pat W. If a hanger on is a dingleberry, ish.
Great first line. Thanks for the chuckle.
Jerry, as Scott has so eloquently stated it would cost too much. The best part of all this discussion, debate, argument, witty repartee, link war, bludgeoning or whatever we want to call it is that there is a good possibility that most of us participating in this thread won't be around to see how this actually plays out. Hopefully there is a place in the afterlife where we can get together and give props to the winners and raspberries to the losers.
So you don't think enough is being done regards alternative energy sources. Apparently they are not going as full out as you would prefer. That is the problem with our we want it all and we want it now society. Attributed to Winston Churchill. You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else. I would even hazard a guess some of those hated righties are working on sources of alternative energy. I mean come on, if there is a profit to be had don't you think it will get done. I will remind you that the middle class and less then middle class continue to struggle economically and higher energy costs to satisfy those who want alternative energy regardless of cost would most likely do more harm then good. I believe I read on another thread that Scott W. had investigated installing solar panels but, and sorry Scott if I am misrepresenting what yousaid and if so please correct me, my recollection was the current combination of regulations and costs was a major impediment.
I live out here in yahupitsville and have to use propane. You don't think I would prefer an affordable alternative. I could install a wood burning, log or pellets, stove but I am not all that convinced that solution would be best for the environment although it might be better for my pocketbook. If we need alternative sources of energy they will be found. That's why we no longer burn whale oil.
Great stuff. Thanks George
Amen Rhys. I say amen
Hey George, please share the right wing talking points.
Growth. The end all and be all. And why is that? So real estate prices will go up. So we will build more houses. I guess if you own a business in town or if you are Steamboat ski area you would want growth. I live in Stagecoach. I got no dog in the hunt. We just try to stay home when all the tourists show up. In my opinion growth is way over rated.
Dan S. says "what I am doing at the moment to reduce my carbon footprint is irrelevant". He is exactly right. The same could be said for a lot of us. Yet he calls out the so called deniers who are more then likely doing the same things Dan S. is doing or not doing saying they are polluters who should be shipped off to some location to pollute to their hearts content. Maybe Dan S. you should get on the same bus. I was in the commodity business for over thirty years. Some of my clients involved in cattle ranching (no HRC and her amazing trading cattle success was not one of my clients) had a term for folks like Dan S. - all hat, no cattle. Dan S. has no solution, other then the lefty talking points, for fixing the global warming/climate change is settled science brouhaha. All he can do is mock those that don't subscribe to his ideology.
George - thanks for the link on your graph. As my degree is in Biology and not Chemistry I am not smart enough to understand all the big words, but I assume you are telling me it is peer reviewed. That should keep Scott W. from getting his undies in a bunch.
Dan S. regards the thought process that finding alternative types of energy is a good thing am I agreeing with you or are you agreeing with me. That thought should keep the smoke coming out your ears.
To all, here is an interesting article that suggests that things are actually better then most want to believe. Sorry Scott. I have no idea, nor do I care if this has been peer reviewed.
I just found it interesting.
Russell, I believe I read that the author of this article maybe 93 years old. Older then your guy that was slammed for not being peer reviewed and offering an opinion. Thusly, I suspect the guy that wrote the article I provided will be slammed as well. It's hell getting old apparently.
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