Tag Archive | energy

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”.  […]

The wind is always blowing somewhere

You hear that all the time from the wind energy.  You also hear “Wyoming wind is always blowing”.  Actually, it’s not always blowing and today it was blowing way too hard.  However, none of it matters if the turbines look like this: Yes,  I mean EXACTLY like that.  As in not turning.  The Chevron wind […]

Elections; Wind does not blow somewhere all the time

Letter to the editor I recently submitted: “Some of the gubernatorial candidates in Wyoming are all for wind and solar. Some also state they are businessmen. Putting aside the scam of wind for the moment, to be “for wind and solar because they are part of the energy mix” is as foolish and uneducated as […]

Odds and Ends

In honor of all the true believers out there:   The new way to save CO2 emissions: Gravity—it’s everywhere and it’s FREE!  Instead of using gas to drive cars downhill, the car will automatically shut off when a sensor indicates a sufficient slope for gravity to work.  Cars will be retrofitted to compensate for power […]

Living in a fantasy world

It’s Friday, the last day of June.  The uninformed who comment that wind turbines on the plains make sense because the wind blows all the time have been shown to be wrong much of the month. Yesterday, the wind blew above 8 miles per hour for less than 6 hours. Seventy-five percent of the day, […]

The Magic of Wind

The Magic of Wind 1. Always refer to wind energy as “energy from weather”. It makes clear exactly how unreliable and useless it is. 2. Always call them “wind plants”. They are NOT farms. Wind turbines do not grow from seeds. Sixty 400 foot screaming metal towers are NOT a farm. They are an industrial […]

Wind Myths

This is a letter I sent to my local paper. Wind myths   “We should use all forms of energy.” Burning buffalo chips is a form of energy—a renewable one at that. Can we look forward to a new line of buffalo chip stoves? Wyoming is claimed to not like regulations, but this is blatantly […]

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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.