So glad Stormy is back home with you! Hemi, Freyja and Sarajevo send purrs and kitty kisses to you.
I am so sorry to hear about Aspen. It is so hard to lose your fur-baby. I shall keep you in my prayers, for both your health and your loss.
When I first moved to Tennessee, the county I live in was a dry county. In 2006 the restaurants could serve wine or beer by the glass only. About 5 years ago, you could buy beer and wine in the grocery store. As of July 2018, you can actually visit s liquor store for the hard stuff.
I’d rather read the reports from the NETL and the Newsweek reports. Snopes is a politically-biased couple with an agenda. There are several reports out by NETL and the DOE which I find more believable.
I’ll tell that one to my friend in Milan. He was wait-listed for an appendectomy for 6 months (he paid under the table to have the surgery done immediately). That was in the early 1990s. This same gentleman had a heart attack last year and was again wait-listed and again paid under the table for his life-saving surgery. He has always told me how lucky the USA is by not having socialized medicine. He is very lucky that he has a good job and no kids. Another example: a close friend of mine is a trauma nurse in the NOLA area. A cruise ship passenger had a heart attack while in dock and was rushed to Tulane. The nurses were trying to do everything they could to make he and his wife comfortable because they felt bad his vacation was ruined. He told them the was glad he had the heart attack while in the USA because he would have never been treated in his country (Russia). Our government effs everything us, and the ACA has been the epitome of the corruption, greed, and apathy of our “representatives”.
That is very true. Alas, it seems that fossil, hydroelectric and nuclear are really the only cost-effective energy sources.
Well, one, Snopes is about as reliable as any other media outlet. When you add the cost of mining the metal, refining the metal, construction the pieces, transporting the pieces then assembling the pieces into the final product, the cost in power and man-hours is exorbitant. Add the cost of wildlife lost and the wind turbines are a waste of money. There will probably be no way to completely rid our dependence on fossil fuels but solar and nuclear are the more cost-effective and energy-efficient (and reliable) options.
No, but the energy required to construct and transport exceeds the energy they produce in their normal lifespan. Wind turbines are a waste, we would be better off investing in solar and nuclear energies.