Hey guys it is US Super-bowl (football) Sunday. So the wife let me escape out of the house.
DavidB as you know from personal correspondences with me I am actually an old 1960/1970's green. Remember that I was born, still live out on the USofA now-gone overboard "left" coast. Been watching the PNW cities downtown protestor riots out here? I can go just 18 miles away and watch train track blocking protestors.
Sorry man. I broke with the greens when they declared my woodstoving (no matter how clean I could do it) was pee'loot'ion. That I was a Tree-killing planet rapist. That I should instead be using 1500 mile shipped in Canadian "natural gas". No gas lines out here Rural. No Urban broadband fiber optic cable. We barely get 3G cell now.
Concerently our politically grown strong greens out here jumped both feet onto the ALL CARBONS ARE EVIL.
What bogus silly nonsense. Turn-in and rebury all of your diamond bling-bling then.
So I tell all I am a Dirt-Brown-Mud now. Wear a lot of browns and tans anymore.
Before you can ever have green growing you must have good soil. Alive Dirt. With the 9 months rain here - mud.
2 year old goddaughter Elmo lover thinks I am the brown-green Oscar the Grouch.
Fellows you are missing Keon V.L.'s points again.
Do. You. Locally. Affect the folks around you locally with your doing example.
IF enough would do that in their own corners of the world, the world would shift the arc degree or two for the titanic we all stuck on to miss, or survivable slid past the iceberg.
Internet, pub, bar, club, church, rah-rah rally gabbling you are all just preaching preaching to the choir. Accomplished nothing real with all of the back patting.
Now my exaggerated points with "greedy motor racing", "worldwide jetting around", big energy wasteful stadium sports and all such WAS . . . just who gets to decide what should be eliminated, restricted, outlawed?
You? Me? My Aussie-Shepard dog, Ruby?
Some now third generation social-progressive degree'd college/university educated? I am talking 1/4 of my named blood family here entrenched Urban living thinking my folks and myself as Rural choosing to be un-cultured, un-edu-ma-cated Hicks.
Who decides? Another 1/4 of my named/blooded family who believed "What was good for GM (or Ford) was good for America." "What was good for Boeing/Wherehauser/International Paper/Simpson Timber/Kaiser Ind/Reynolds Metals/Freigtliner/Peterbuilt/their trade unions was good for ALL in my state." Yeah good for those "in". Able to big diesel pickup turbo around on their jacked up unions demanded earnings. A lot of us later comes left out beginning in the the 1970's.
And now in my state of Washington the moved in "new" money'ed Tech-Elites able to out bid any local boy or gal on affordable housing, foods and fuels? Them? THEY get to decide??
Screw all of that noise.
I decide for me and mine.
You all must too.
If you ain't hands on Doing for yourself, yours, your physically adjacent neighbor at least SOME daily, you just another "send me your $9.99 a month with your agree signature proxy assignment." "We ( with salaries of +$125,000 a year along with full paid medical/dental/vision and retirement golden parachute) will take care of the rest. Trust us."
Fellows over above harvesting and wood heating for two houses in the last year I have Old-man Uncle Grouch by-passed 5 of the vastly different philosophy family men and gone directly to my adult female relatives with "make your own power when needed mini-generators". Done this with one neighbor gal now too. More planned for the upcoming year.
Practical woman do want electrical power for the children needed things. For their own woman care needs.
Impractical woman (my own departed Mother) will write, scream out, march, rally, train track sit blocking oil, coal and nuke disposal transport trains. I ate a lot of really terrible overcooked one-pot meals while Mon was so busy out saving the world with her latest cause. Mom could not bake a cherry pie. Dad could do pies, soups, roasts and breads.
Ha! Previous to D-I-Y woodgas power, after telling the NRA gone oeverbard political to stuff it, I promoted family/friends woman into personal gun ownership. So they could protect themselves and their kids and not have to demand on a man for this. Nothing more dangerous than a momma-kind feeling her young are in danger. No testosterone balls-stoopid then. But sheer brains, courage and techniques. Cornel Colt may have made men equal. Smith&Wesson made any woman the equal of any man.
D-I-Y mean doing it yourself, for your self and yours.
This magic giving genie of cheap available dino-carbons energy will not be put back into it's bottle.Will be used. Until it is used up, enough to no longer be made cheap and available.
Just because someone brings a new keg of beer to a party doesn't mean you have to binge-out and go stupid.
Be smart. Cut your uses. Tell all of the gate keepers then you have already decided for you and yours.
Tell them to go actually get down in the dirt, real hoeing for their cakes and pizza-pies, then be breads and furit/meat pies. Do some actual daily sweating for some of their their heats, cooling and electricity.
Tell them you have your own religion. Your own creeds. You no longer need their overblown creativity. With you having to pay the creative artists.
DOing makes you humble, healthy and wise.
J-I-C Steve Unruh