Tag: Wind Turbines

School Daze and Tilting at Windmills


My introduction to windmills dates back to my senior year in a boy’s Catholic high school. About two weeks before the fall semester begins the school bookstore would be opened and you purchased your textbooks. For Literature class two books, Don Quixote and Crime and Punishment, were on the list.

Above the stack of books was a note stating that we were to read the first 100 pages of Don Quixote before the first day of class to be prepared for lecture and discussion on the first day of class.

Save the Whales. Release the Elephants. Kill the Eagles.


shutterstock_94987243If you’re an animal rights activist, you’ve had some high profile wins lately. In March, three years after the highly-critical documentary “Blackfish” was released, Sea World caved to PETA and similar groups, and announced it was ending killer whale shows and captivity:

SeaWorld will turn its attention to “new, inspiring, natural orca encounters” with educational programs emphasizing enrichment, exercise and health with its remaining killer whales, CEO Joel Manby said on a conference call. The orca shows will end in San Diego in 2017, while the San Antonio and Orlando parks will end the shows by 2019.

“Today marks a bold and impactful shift for our company,” Manby said. “The killer whale issue is a growing reason why many people don’t visit SeaWorld and this is about doing the best thing for our orcas, our guests, our ambassadors and our company.”

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According to the NYT, the Germans are making a massive conversion to wind power and IT’S AWESOME! They’re making a bold, brave decision (that’s pushing energy costs through the roof) that’s “driving down costs” of wind turbines and solar panels and IT’S AWESOME! This abandonment of fossil fuel and nuclear power (will devastate the German […]

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