Opinion

Permaculture and an Island Alcohol Economy

June 29, 2011
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Permaculture and an Island Alcohol Economy

We’re waiting for hydrogen cars. We’re waiting for centralized sources of batteries for electric cars. We’re waiting for breakthroughs in solar efficiencies. We don’t have to wait for solar, its here, efficient and useful, even tho we have limited year round sunshine. We don’t have to wait to grow crops that can be used in a permaculture designed system that produces our own fuels....

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Google on the Meaning of Open

June 29, 2011
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Google continues to be one of the most culturally advanced organizations – believing that moving society forward with renewables, better communications connectivity and software is improving the civilization. For more about Google’s position, read details about Open following this clip from their blog site. “Last week I sent an email to Googlers about the meaning of “open” as it relates to the Internet, Google,...

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Commercial Music: Honda CRV

May 17, 2011
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Every now and again, a commercial combines visuals, music and information in way that entertains and informs. Its just that cool. Honda’s CRV current commercial does it. sweetness… My dress is torn, you have a black eye you got from a giving kind but your coat is big and I am warm I’ll ask if I can walk you home grey like the gravel...

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Orcas Island TV Endorses George Mulligan and Vincent Dauciuanas for OPALCO Board

May 12, 2011
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Orcas Island TV Endorses George Mulligan and Vincent Dauciuanas for OPALCO Board

George Mulligan brings deep experience, an open mind and conservative values to the Board. His long commitment to the community as a 15 year resident of Friday Harbor and his 3 years of OPALCO Board experience qualifies him to continue to steer OPALCO through some difficult transitionary times. Energy sources, mixes, subsidies, BPA regulatory as well as issues of land use for local production...

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OPALCO – Anti-nuclear petition

May 6, 2011
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OPALCO – Anti-nuclear petition

The events around Fukushima have raised awareness of the impact of nuclear spent fuel and the limitations of making an ultimately safe nuclear reactor. Residents have expressed concerns about the radioactivity found in the San Juan Islands, Seattle, Olympia and Spokane. EPA, FDA, NRC all claim radiation levels are ‘1000s of times lower than any reason to be concerned’ – good, we’re all going...

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Bill Gates Lashes out at Individual Solar Installations as “cute”

May 4, 2011
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Condescendingly Bill Gates, committed to Share via social networks. Tweet

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March 18 – March 27 Radiation Animation the missing loop

March 25, 2011
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Back around 3/12 many EPA monitors began reporting not available due to quality check. In some areas, like San Diego, large numbers of days of data are missing. It led me to believe some of these are real problems, some are higher than normal levels, levels where exposure for a long time was a problem but short exposure was not a problem. However, the...

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Apple Approves DiZaster Monitor App Version 1.1

March 21, 2011
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Apple Approves DiZaster Monitor App Version 1.1

The disaster in Japan isn’t about us, the nuclear radiation cloud currently floating over America. In 1988, the Chinese detonated an above ground atomic bomb that covered the US in radioactive materials. We live with the fact that there is a bit of fallout even from our own nuclear program.. What we want is prevention, and mitigation of problems. Last year I took it...

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Reasonable Caution Ahead of Emergency Situations

March 18, 2011
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There is no danger as of the date of this post. I don’t expect any. If there is a danger of radioactive fallout in your area, there are some basic things you can do to avoid being injured. The fact is, even if there is some dangerous fallout, by taking precautions you can survive just fine. I’ve collected basic survival information Share via social...

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Radiation / Treatment Understanding Opinions

March 16, 2011
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Personally, it doesn’t change my mind about nuclear electricity. Nuclear reactors make horrifically poisonous stuff, and there’s no way to eliminate radiation.. It has a 1/2 life. Radio active materials decay, meaning they become less radioactive over time. 1/2 life simply means, how long until the radiation is 1/2 of its original. radioactive iodine – which is part of the mix of radioactive particles...

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