Reality check

Wind is not an energy source

I constantly hear about Wyoming wind.  Yep, we have wind.  Two or three days ago, gusts reached Cat2 or nearly such hurricane speed in some of the gusts (some were 1 mph below the threshold).  Today, it’s under 4 mph where I am sitting now.  NEITHER produces electricity.  The turbines SHUT DOWN in the high […]

The usual holiday cartoon

After the new year, I am moving to a somewhat more “scientific” look at turbines, but because this is also a very political issue, some posts and all cartoons will be directed at the insanity of wind.

Revisiting posts

Lest anyone think I am exaggerating on the wind invasion of the once scenic Wyoming, I researched turbines going into the vicinity of my cabin (now being sold—any turbine lovers out there looking for a recreational area?) or on route to it.  There are the following going in, according to the DEQ and local papers: […]

Calling all fools

I always hear the ads trying to sell to complete losers who have no idea what a contemptuous, vile place Wyoming really is inviting them to buy “real ranch land”.  Yep, bordered by a vile, greedy, rich rancher that will dwarf your land with wind turbines to up his income by six or seven digits. […]

Where turbine blades go when they die and other thoughts

I’m sitting here waiting for the lights to pop off again. Seems that my power company cannot keep lights on when there’s wind, sun, rain, you name it. They’re great at destroying sage grouse habitat (their latest destructive binge goes right through prime sage grouse territory. Guess I’ll have to look for grouse survivors in […]

Dark futures

This morning my hubby and I were discussing how Pacific Power is spending $3 billion on useless tax credits for Warren Buffet when they can’t keep the lights on as it is.  In the last couple of weeks, the lights have popped off repeatedly.   Just about that time, the lights blinked.  Now, as I am […]

Alice in Wonderland syndrome

“Sometimes I believe in as many as six impossible ideas before breakfast.”  The Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland I realized today how people fail to understand that you cannot be for renewables like wind and solar and be for fossil fuels too.  There is no such thing as being for “all forms of energy”.  […]

Wolsten

Wandering Words

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. - J Robert Oppenheimer.