Friday, February 24, 2012
posted by Spencerblog at
There's a joke about Pond Scum in there somewhere!!
Ponds near electric generating plants attract the fly ash removing it from the air as a pollutant. The company I used to work for would take that pond scum, fly ash, and spray dry it into glass spheres on which they could attach precious metals for various end uses. The elctric companies were happy to have my company remove the fly ash and therefore raw material was the cost to obtain it.Could there be other uses? Gotta wonder.
Rus - I think you're preaching to the wrong choir here. If the message isn't drill baby drill, they don't want to hear it. Touting alternative and intelligent uses of natural resources or waste products will get you labeled as a tree hugging liberal. Wind, solar, and energy saving light bulb legislation amount to socialist plots.
Q. How many big-government busybodies does it take to pass energy-saving lightbulb legislation?A. That reminds me, time to stock up on the old-fashioned kind before its too late.
Q. How many big-government busybodies does it take to pass energy-saving lightbulb legislation?A. W
he is also a real basketball fan! He predicts the bulls will get the championlast season.But bulls did .
Miler - That's funny. I was just telling somebody the exact same thing. It's so nice to see that Gil's blog is attracting new and exciting followers. Keep up the good work.
Obama is a duplicitous dumb-ass.In order for any of these power plants or manufacturing facilities to make fuel from algae, they have to produce carbon dioxide to feed the pond scum.But Al Gore and Obama's environmental wackos have been criminalizing carbon dioxide emissions for years.Now that it is an election year, and gas is at $4 a gallon and rising, they suddenly want to work with industry.Do these liberal opportunists really think the American people don't see through their petty mind games?
Hey! I think at least 3 of you are paying for your children to attend those "indoctriation mills" where “62 percent of kids who go into college with a faith commitment leave without it" If you guy's are so smart, why are you paying for your children to be indoctrinated by the liberal elite?
When you get your butt kicked on-topic, it's important to go off-topic.
Bob, I wasn't preaching to anyone. I was just observing a similarity between the post and something with which I had experience. I am not suggesting alchemy, but surely science and exploration have shown that things are not always how we see them. Columbus, Franklin, Einstein, Da Vinci....
Jake - What would you know about but kicking? I'm not allowed to post on Spencerblog like you, so I take the liberty to throw out a subject wherever and whenever I please. If Gil doesn't like it, he can toss me. But since I've hit a nerve, why don't you tell us why you pay to have the liberal elite poison the mind of the real Jake. You've already expessed your disdain with the permissive environment of Penn State.
Rus - I think you've missed my point. The Luddites run rampant on Spencerblog.
Bob,Today's Luddites are liberals who protect and defend a political status quo that is wholly unsustainable and crumbling before our eyes. See California, Illinois, New York state, Rhode Island, etc. Even some Democrats in positions of responsibility are seeing it. Read Walter Russell Mead. He explains it quite well. Or look away and indulge yourself in your progressive fantasies.
You're right Gil. So stock up on your state of the art incandescents, pull your kid out of the indoctrination mill, join the anti birth control crowd, defund planned parenthood, focus on fossil fuels instead of alternatives, maybe even hook up with Rand Paul and turn back civil rights legislation. But hey, if that's your definition of progress, Good luck with that.
Hell hath no fury like a Bob disagreed with...
Thank you, Bob, for the education. I had to look up Luddite. Not sure how it really applies to my comment nor to many posters to this blog. It seems Luddite's are really traditionalists to the extreme.That would lend some credence to Gil's response.And Dannytheman, people at the company I worked for did refer to our material as pond scum.
Rus - Trust me on this. Gil doesn't know what he's talking about. Liberals are called progressives for a reason. The real Luddites are the ones who are afraid to give up their incandescants and who can't stand the fact that the Volt won car of the year. The ones that think the use of algae as an alternative fuel is comical. The ones who want to turn the clock back on civil rights. The ones who want to deny same sex marriages. The ones who hold hearings on birth control with an all male panel. The ones who want the 1% to continue to control 90% of the wealth. These are the true Luddites.
Liberals are very liberal with my money.
That was nasty on my part. Conservatives are also pretty liberal with my money.
Bob, That has to be your stupidest post yet.1. Conservatives aren't "afraid" to give up "incandescents," they just don't like the federal government banning them from the marketplace. You don't have to be a conservative to prefer the softer light they give off.2. The Chevy Volt may be a technological marvel. It also cost $45,000. It's creation was mandated by federal mpg edicts. And the government has to pay people to buy it. Nice. Another example of rich progressives getting a handout from government. Only 10,000 have been sold. If conservatives hate the Volt its for the same reason they hate Solyndra. It's big government at its most stupid and corrupt.3. Turning back the clock on civil rights? That's just a lie liberals tell each other to make themselves feel better about the failure and injustice of Affirmative Action quotas.4. The all-male panel that so offends you was made up mostly of Catholic priests and scholars. It wasn't about birth control. It was about Catholic doctrine and the Obama administration's cynical attempt to bully the church, by offering their birth-control-using flock, free contraceptives. Great. Another entitlement, for progressives to love.You may not know who Danica Patrick is but you ape her state of mind perfectly. ("I trust the government to make decisions for America.") What makes you guys today's Luddites is the understandable but ultimately vain attempt to hold onto a the "Blue" social and political model found in blue states like California, Illinois, New York, etc. built on entitlements, public employee unions, and a large and inefficient state that sucks up to big corporations but overburdens smaller, private businesses with rule after rule and regulation after regulation. It is a model that is unsustainable for the 21st century and crumbling before our eyes. All the Chevy volts, mercury lightbulbs and gay marriages in the world won't save it.
And that, as they say, is that!!
Gil - Thank you for the compliment.Silly Pants
....but seriously Smarty Pants. Deregulation is the answer?1. The energy bill to phase out incandescants came from the Bush administration. A rare case of a Luddite passing progressive legislation. The newer bulbs are great, and if you want to see a nice warm glow, cruise by my house and check out my new exterior lamp. Warm, and using about 1/8 the energy of my old lamp, Luddite.2.You have to start somewhere, Luddite. 3. I guess you haven't been listening to Rand Paul. Maybe you thought it was Rue Paul, so you weren't paying attention. Affirmative action was a failure? Really? Luddite.4. It wasn't about birth control? Again. Really? Luddite.All one has to do is watch and listen to the current crop of Republican candidates to see who the real Luddites are. Progressively yours, Silly Pants
You have to start somewhere? And trusting the government to make decisions for you is where it's at. Well, thanks, but no thanks.You're worse than a Luddite. You're a liberal fascist. You'd have fit in perfectly in Germany circa 1936 - a good little soldier with your government-approved light bulbs, racial quotas, and birth control (You know, especially for non-Aryan types). Hey, I guess two can play this stupid game. But what's the point?
Gil - I think you need to lighten up a little. You're taking this all way to seriously. I don't think you believe me to be a liberal facist any more than I believe you to be a racist bigot for defending Santorum's infamous "black people" comment. And if you think I have anything in common with Nazi's, then you're going off the deep end. So lets not even go there.
Bob working the passive/aggressive angle now...very entertaining.I'm thinking he'll move on to victimization, emotionally issuing a call for civility.This MSDNC playbook is getting pretty predictable.
Jake - Before you try to psychoanalyze me, maybe you should figure out why you spend your money to send your kid to a school with a liberal permissive environment. Or maybe just stick to the sewer authority.
That Mead article was good stuff, Gil. He's dead on about the need to evolve or 'reinvent one''s self' to meet the demands and climate of the current and future surroundings. I've been pushing that article you posted amongst a number of friends.
Liberals are called "progressive" in order to avoid the sting and disdain associated with the term "liberal". Pure marketing.
Steve - Im not so sure about that. I have no problem being called a Liberal. I'm proud to wear that title. Progressive goes way back to the beginning of the 20th century. It's not something new.
Did anyone else notice the disdain expressed by Bob over my participation on a local sewer authority?I don't know why liberals would be opposed to community service. Maybe it's just the card-carrying public sector drones have trouble convincing loyal volunteers that their outrageous union demands are worth it.
Jake - No disdain. I just think you'd be better off sticking to your field of expertise.
First algae and now potty humor.It's amazing how fast and how far our liberal deep thinkers have fallen.
Jake - Stop your whining.
Bob,Believe in America.
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