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Do you actually know anyone who has a small wind turbine?
Also you failed to address the following point...
coal, gas or oil power station is made from the same materials that are not renewable and cause pollution.
You cannot sell small scale power stations to individual so instead you wire the energy into their homes thus chaining them to contracts and a lifetime of payments for dirty energy.
Originally posted by Unity_99
reply to post by jdub297
The earth is slowing down, if its time is up in the dvd, ie, the natural cycle, OR if they've used HAARP too many times.
Iron is still a good magnet, but I would be going with the Telsa Coils.
Originally posted by stanguilles7
reply to post by jdub297
You seem very opposed to 'green' energy being publicly subsidized.
You DO understand conventional forms of power are also publicly subsidized, right?
Thats sort of the point of public funding for 'alterate' sources of energy-to give them equal footing with the previously established big boys on the block (oil coal, nuke, etc)
No, he doesn't get it - he is one of the notorious posters around here that just come on and mindlessly regurgitate whatever FOX News and other right-wing shill media tell them to think.
You have oil in your back yard so maybe you’re a little biased; I have been a passionate advocate of organic and green living for years, so maybe I am a little biased.
The one thing that does irritate me though is when people use the fact that this technology is not yet as effective as fossil fuels, for producing energy, as the reason to ridicule it.
Before WW1 planes were the pathetic novelty toys of a few rich people. Made of canvas and wood they were often laughed at whenever people spoke of them as a serious mode of transport. By the end of the WW2 these planes had gone from wooden jokes to metal jets capable of travelling at the speed of sound. This was only possible because of massive investment from Governments and this was brought about because of the necessity of War.
With the introduction of the Douglas DC-2 in 1934 and the DC-3 in 1936, air travel became much more comfortable and somewhat more commonplace. The DC-2 could fly coast-to-coast faster than any passenger plane before, and the DC-3 had both day and sleeper models, allowing passengers to travel cross-country in comfort. By 1939, at least 75 percent of all air travelers were flying on DC-3s. While the earlier trimotors had been plagued by engines that transmitted noise and vibration back to the passengers, Douglas planes added soundproofing to its cabins, ventilation ducts, and structure. Upholstered seats mounted on rubber and padded arm rests further reduced noise and vibration. The planes could also fly higher, around 20,000 feet, (6,100 meters), reducing, although not eliminating, turbulence, and the spar structure made the cabin roomier and easier to navigate than the contemporary Boeing 247, which had an internal spar that passengers had to step over.
The introduction of these transports of the mid and late 1930s can be credited with increasing the number of air passengers from 474,000 in 1932 to 1,102,000 in 1937 and to 1,176,858 passengers in 1938 (U.S. Department of Commerce statistics). Other statistics state that the number of passenger miles traveled in the United States increased 600 percent from 1936 to 1941, a growth that was very largely due to the DC-3.
I guarantee you, if oil dried up tomorrow, within a few years Wind, Tidal and Solar would be performing the job just as well as fossil fuel. The corporates are not going to make this investment because all they are interested in is there shareholders interests.
I have been growing some of my own food, and often enough to give away or even sell, for more than 30 years.
The mere fact that someone found oil under my land doesn't change my reverence for it, or nature or ecology. It is your own bias that shows through when you jump to the conclusion that since I benefit from oil, I must be against nature
I've never ridiculed alternative sources of energy! I USE wind and solar and alternative to the grid!
Wind energy has already been revealed to be a false god for the "green" and "renewable" faithful.
I ridicule those who beleive that their new idea should be paid for by taxpayers. I ridicule those who believe that progress only comes from government intevention. I ridicule those sheep who believe that a "consensus" can not be mistaken or misguided.
You seem to have overlooked the fact that aircraft were developed without government support! People laugherd at the "start-ups" that we today call "pioneers of aviation." Multi-engine commercial aircraft like the DC-2 and DC-3 were created long before we entered WWII. Airplanes evolved frm PRIVATE enterprise, not from government dictates or "investments." Most "military" aircraft were converted COMMERCIAL plabes!
It is mis-guided and false beliefs and propaganda that lead people to think that government is the only solution to problems or innovator of industry.
that would be the MARKET at work, wouldn't it? You prove my point!