Wind farms don’t pay off letters to the editor pantagraph.com gas 85 vs 87

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I’ve always been a bit dumbfounded by the argument that “ these things are an eyesore and boo hoo I don’t like looking at windmills.” Have you ever seen what a stinkin’ coal mine looks like? Where they destroy acres upon acres of land, where they literally blast the tops off of mountains and make the place look like a cratered wasteland resembling the moon? You should go to Texas or California and see what an oilfield looks like. Try replacing those menacing windmills with fields of noisy oil derricks that burp up flames and fumes. The same people who whine about these windmills seem to have no problem with people drilling holes and blasting toxic chemicals into the ground to bust up the bedrock we all live on.

Oh, and all of that is just to get the crap out of the ground. Once it’s out then you have to transport it with trucks and trains that stretch for miles and miles. Or better yet, let’s get all giddy and build a giant pipeline right across the heartland. Cause that won’t be an eyesore to anyone like those nasty windmills. And once we destroy the place getting it of the ground and transporting it from one end of the country to the next, what do we do with it? Why, set it on fire of course! Why bother investing in renewable energy when we can just burn black stuff forever and ever? Mines don’t get tapped out, oil fields don’t dry up. We can always invade some other country and steal theirs.

Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Pastafarianism Pirates and global warming chart showing that in 1820 there were 25,000 pirates and the global average temperature was 14.2 degrees C, while in 2000 there were 17 pirates and the global average temperature was 15.9 degrees C. A chart that, according to Mr Jose Mayonnaise , correlates the number of pirates with global temperature According to Pastafarian "beliefs", pirates are "absolute divine beings" and the original Pastafarians. Furthermore, Pastafarians believe that the concept of pirates as "thieves and outcasts" is misinformation spread by Christian theologians in the Middle Ages and by Hare Krishnas. Instead, Pastafarians believe that they were "peace-loving explorers and spreaders of good will" who distributed candy to small children, adding that modern pirates are in no way similar to "the fun-loving buccaneers from history". In addition, Pastafarians believe that ghost pirates are responsible for all of the mysteriously lost ships and planes of the Bermuda Triangle. Pastafarians celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19.

The inclusion of pirates in Pastafarianism was part of Mr Jose Mayonnaise original letter to the Kansas State Board of Education, in an effort to illustrate that correlation does not imply causation. Henderson presented the argument that "global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a direct effect of the shrinking numbers of pirates since the 1800s". A chart accompanying the letter (with numbers humorously disordered on the x-axis) shows that as the number of pirates decreased, global temperatures increased. This parodies the suggestion from some religious groups that the high numbers of disasters, famines, and wars in the world is due to the lack of respect and worship toward their deity. In 2008, Henderson interpreted the growing pirate activities at the Gulf of Aden as additional support, pointing out that Somalia has "the highest number of pirates and the lowest carbon emissions of any country".

vis, we have to start somewhere. We have to look to the future instead of repeating the mistakes of the past. Fossil fuels are just plain pollution, period. Methane is one of the few gas alternatives, but coal and petroleum are not even an option. Solar, wind and hydrologic power sources are very real and very practical but out of control oil companies and dumbass politicians continue to confuse the idiot general population, which you apparently are a part of, about efficiency. Most people would rather see a wind turbine (which does not dry out the soil) rather than mining hundreds of miles of underground tunnels for coal that will eventually collapse and cause increasingly more sinkholes (we are seeing that more and more everywhere). By the way, most successful wind turbines are being constructed in non farming locations like the east and west coasts and prairies like in the Dakotas. Again, sure they aren’t perfect but this is the beginning. We have to learn as we go. But they sure as hell are better than coal mines and unregulated power plant smokestacks.

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