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Letter to an infant,
Here is a thought that has been guidance for my life;
"What is the greatest gift in life," asked a child?
The reply was, "Imagination; for without imagination,
there can be no creativity, and without creativity, there is no need for ethics, and without ethics,
there is no need for inspiration, and without inspiration, what is the meaning of life?"
This has been a blessing for me, and I wish to
extend to you.
Why this is germane to the present situation (re: the Kyoto agreement) is of major concern to many, (including the Sierra Club and Greenpeace), is the increased consumption of energy. Rather than increasing efficiency of our employment of the energy we produce; we reward people and firms who locate sources for the production of more energy. Even the increased efficiency may not be enough to counteract the amount of exploration as the world economy is now far too dependent on discovering new sources of energy.
I fail to understand why observers have overlooked a major fact about freshwater;
that it lighter than than saltwater. As the amount of cold water from the
melting glaciers sink down to the sea-bed, it will increase the pattern
current of "major water rivers" in the ocean depths! If the flooding of
coastal areas is not of a warning, I would expect that major flooding would
be linked to the abnormal pattern of precipitation. Destabilization of
the 'normal weather patterns' has major and unforeseen consequences.
The result is that there is a steady increase in tankers breaking up in
I am very worried about the steady increase in the price of oil. It will eventually cause a steady decrease in the US housing market. President Bush's increase on the import tduty on Canadian lumber will increase the cost of homes in the US. Eventually this will affect the cost of trucks in the US and Canada. The major sales of heavy vehicles such as SUV's and even Trucks will decrease. This wil increase the cost of diesel fuel for trucking. This might be OK for short trips hauling produce. However 80 to 95% of the food comes in to the market by long distance trucks. As the cost of fuel increases the cost of food has to increase. A problem will occour as the cost of inspection will also increase. The result could be the sudden increase in cases of food poisoning as more migrant workers are hired. The standards will decrease as the major growers attempt to reduce the wages.
An equivalent thing will occur to the costs of air transportation as the
price for fuel increases.
Canada has to pay some US based companies millions of dollars each year for Canada's banning the import of growth related antibotics. These are in extensive use in the United States in dairy farming, especially in large scale dairy industries. One has to wonder if the export of cattle from the United States might have carried Mad-cow disease into Canada, such as Alberta? The reaction in the US might be a cover-up of what is happening in US. We now see some dieticians claiming that milk causes problems in both children and adults! Are these the consequence of some of the additives administered to dairy cattle?
We see that too many plant-related bacteria seem to originate in the western US states and the import of "foreign" produce into Canada might be the cause. Lately, there deem to be a massive recall of US meat from factories that cannot be efficiently inspected from a massive lack of funding to hire the needed staff. At the same time, there are massive "cases of pork barrel" allocations that are often well hidden under Supplementary items that have little relation to the bill. Remember the Alaskan Bridge to nowhere?
Not that Canada hasn't got its own streaks of bureaucratic idiocy. For exanple TC (Transport Canada) took the initative on the mandatory use of 406Mhz ELT's in aircraft wishing to enter Canadian Airspace. after Feburary 2009. A possible problem might exist as the installation has to be done and certified in Canada. So after that date no US aircraft will be able to cross the border unless their 406 Mhz ELT is in place.
I can hear the protest of US pilots that fly into Canada for recreation!
China is the major
culprit! Yet Bush has allowed Chinese companies to invest (take over)
unloading facilities in several US ports. Because there US customs
haven't had the funding to increase the needed inspectors to 'vet' the
massive amount of containers arriving in the US, an incredible amount of
dangerous goods, fake hand bags. drugs, and even the machinery to produce
the fake pills get by. The same is happening in Canada.
Many farms have been
in the same family for several generations. As the land was 'sold' by the
state, or the provinces most people on the surface have attempted to band
together to prevent the Governments from this type of misuse of natural
resources. But most of the states involved (as Alberta is in Canada), are
more interested in passing laws to allow the gas companies to drill a steadily
increasing number of wells to improve the yield. A typical land-owner that
was first approached to have, say ten wells on his land soon finds out
that the number has increased to twenty; then to sixty or more. In the
meantime, the surface of his property has become a 'forest' of access roads,
pumping stations and noisy compressors. In time, cows cannot drink the
water as the ground water is so contaminated from the lateral leakage,
it becomes toxic.
Recently, the appropriate minister in Alberta was approached to grant 'experimental'
leases for the same type of natural gas extraction.
Think of the effect cattle belches and farts might play in global warming? Could Texas be the center of everything? Could the solution be a simple as giving Alka-Seltzer (TM) and creating an 'anal retentive' psychosis in cattle?
don't seem to make a connection between the amount of severe thunderstorms
with the copious rainfall. I am surprised that the radio and TV commentators
have not made the connection. The moisture has to come from somewhere doesn't
it? At the same time the glaciers are melting and even the polar bears
are heading southward because of climatic changes.
The release of a significant amount may have acted as a warning of possible releases of even larger amounts in the future! What could be the outcome? Consider the possibility that a disastrous release of methane could have started a fire-storm; boiled off most of the water, eventually leaving Mars in much of the same condition as we see it today?
A similar thing may have occurred to our planet many centuries ago. The horrifying possibility might be with the increasing rate of melting of the polar ice-caps, not only will the ocean currents alter course, but the load of ice will decrease to the point that there is an ever increasing activity in the 'ring of fire' areas. This might signify enough alteration in the earth's crust to trigger a sudden increase on the volume of methane released. This might be the cause of the 'seasons without light' where the crops failed. But consider if a much larger release of methane occurred? Might a major portion of Earth's surface have been burned over sometime in the past?
Now, consider when the major foundries in the US began mass production of high carbon steel. Until then it was cast iron that was in use. Even the Titanic was flawed as the 'steel plate' in her hull was too stiff. Most of the foundries were on the shoreline of oceans. But in the US, the Pittsburgh area was the location. For munition grade steel the foundries had to be close to a major river both for unloading of ore, and the shipping out of tanks. The world's navies had to be on the waterfront. Does the amount of carbon in high-carbon steel play a part or could the stuff that has be added as flux the culprit?
I have often thought about a possible linkage between air pollution levels and viral mutations. A recent study by McMaster University in Ontario made a comparison between mice that were exposed to 'clean' air from a farm well north of Hamilton and an otherwise identical set of mice that were exposed to the air in the steel mill area of Hamilton. The rate of DNA mutations in the in the steel mill area were very high (and bred true to the next generation of mice), while the mice from the farming areas had no DNA alterations.
The telemers are profgessivly clipped off with age. At one time, we relied
on 'spices' - as anti-inflammatory agents. Blueberry, ginger, cinnamon,
hot peppers and a host of once exotic imports (when fresh and not 'preserved'),
or as legitimate extracts with proper quality control. Might this be the
problem? As these things cannot be patented, non of them can be marketed
as potenrtial 'cures' because only the drug companies can market them as
'cures' and thereby profit by the sales. One of the undesirable side effects
is that more funds are spent on the promotion than on rhe R&D; which
might be the reason for the overgrown lobbying!
Consider Diet Drinks that employ aspartame as a sweetner for soft drinks. The Toronto School Board insited on including "Diet Pepsi as a healthy alternatve to Pepsi Cola. "Even the Canadian Heart and Stoke Foundation" endorses it. But have you heard about "PKU".
The next is to think about the pollution level in those areas of China that have been linked to SARS, and more recently the spread of 'bird flu' via the migration of birds westward from China. Formerly the SARS virus was carried by 'hosts' from conferences that were held in China, and transmitted by airline passengers to Toronto. Is the next pandemic going to be spread the same way? More and more US corporations are fighting for a share of the market in China. Will the pandemic be spread the same way?
Why don't they locate these Nuclear Power Plants in less populated areas
where some of the distribution facilities are already there?
Quebec and the Canadian Maritime Provinces seem to understand this. That might be why their pissed-off at PM Harper. Robin Williams described Harper as 'the baby Bush'. Big Business generally opposes the Kyoto Protocol. It was signed in Japan because Japan's possessions are close to sea level. The sane thing applies to Quebec and the St. Lawrence Seaway. However Alberta is both far from any coastal area and the possibility of the coastline of Alberta flooding is remote.
However, 'global warming' is all to real. Consider what could happen in New York City if the water level increased, if a hurricane moved northward up the east coast of the United States, the force of the wind could drive the water up the 'funnel' formed by the Palisades and Long Island. What could the effect be it the water level increased by even ten feet? Then consider what would happen if a water surge causes it rises to twenty five feet?
Unfortunately 'Big Business' suffers from the same mentality as 'Big Countries'. Can anyone understand the lack of long range planning that did not understand 'Katrina' and couldn't even learn it's harsh lessons. It is said that 'Big Business' runs by the quarterly price of a companies stock. This seems the reason that things such as 'Enron' can happen. I have a problem with the 'suits' taking over a major amount of big business where the only concern is the amount of stock they can sell enabling them to take over more businesses. They have the 'clout' to litigate for years until they win by default. As an example what ever happened to the 'Valldez' and the many lawsuits that were lodged?
For example, years ago the then head of the FAA attempted to ban the use of Aspartame' by airline pilots. It is it was connected with vision defects and errors in pilots judgment. Unfortunatly, he was dismissed and the US replaced him with another official that would follow orders from the US president. For example, when Ronald Regan was elected president, he replaced the official who was blocking the Food and Drug Administration from approving this sugar free sweetener. However, one of the potential side effects may be an increase in Alzheimer's disease.
Another side effect is an increased craving for 'junk' carbohydrates (look at the rates of obesity in children). This class of substances are called Excitotoxins, and the major one is MSG.
getting their release from he military, many of these people begin
to suffer from what is called "The Gulf War Syndrome". Several of these
are obesity, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression, anger, and the uncaring
medical practitioners are only too willing to administer drugs to cure
the symptoms rather than the disease. After all, follow the money trail.
Who are the major beneficiaries, the top US administration.
Then there would be more arrests as more and more people got involved and there had to be more people involved, and more and more leaks and tips. The court system would get overloaded - and more remands and bails granted - and more people realsed because of delays.
To me, a pattern emerges!
Recently, accoding to
Macleans Magazine, BC has become the Crime Capital of Canada.
The scandal re the Canada Geese that landed on a very large and contamiated 'body of aparent water' seemed to be of little concern to Alberta!
In the US, some the major airports are located next to rivers where barges
are used to haul garbage out of the adjacent city; did anyone consider
that the garbage might attract birds? Isn't this stupid?
I am sure that
a type of led 'cluster' might be develped to allow the greater efficiency
to be applied to a more diffuse type of illumiation. There ought to be
a method of dimming these, without wasting power.
There is going to be a scandal because of the Sub-prime loans that are being pushed without any thought of whether the person has the means to carry even the intrest. Greed of the 'Suits' has pushed reason and common sense out of the banking industry. There will be too many 'golden handshakes' that will increase the wealth of the overwealthy rich. And, seeing how much the average 'joe' is being paid, there will be an increase in the demand for higher wages. Remember the phrase, 'I'm all right Jack, so screw you!'
It is ironic that, especially in Canada the richest province, Alberta, is raking in royalties from the development of the tar sands without seeming to care about the amount of water that is being pumped underground to float the lighter oil upwards. In ten years or less, the once abundant wheatfields of Alberta will be a thing of the past.
Why did Harper
cancel the Gasoline Tax Review Board. Was it because Harper wanted
to increase the revenue's in Alberta, at the expence of other provinces.
Did he ever consider that it would cause problem's in food distribution,
cause problems in manufacturing, sales of automobiles, or doesn't he care
that there are other provinces in Canada? I am really enraged about what
he has done to the Liberal party in Canada. The use of gas pumps in Canada
to attack the Liberal party seems very unethical.
There is a very good reason that small business hates this. Small companies donít seem to ever receive bank support unless they pledge most of their personal assets to back their loan. Remember, now you must file a detailed business projection to receive a loan. At one time such loans were based on the character of the person applying for the loan. Not any more!
A very senior officer of the bank has to rule on the loan. But he is usually far removed from business trends. If there is any glitch in what the customer promised, the loan will be called. Even if 70% is accurate they will always seen to discover a fault, to call the loan.
This stops R&D in small business and favorersí very large corporations where many R&D projects are running. If one or two fail, it is much less of a concern. Large R&D companies have more Ďon lineí staff that cab be brought to bear to solve a problem.
To return to Harmonized Tax Code, large corporations (and provinces) think that its great as it (in many cases allows them to pre-pay future taxes, and thereby hide their actual profits)! Large corporations have much less (in proportion to allocate on revisions needed to change their software, whereas, as an example mom and pop stores have to spend an average of $2,000 per cash register whenever such a chance is mandated.
Then condominiums projections have to be altered to fit the mandated cash reserves. When such a tax is in place, the cost of maintenance fees will increase from 5% to the full 13%.
The worst time to change the system is when money is very tight
The Canadian banks have increased their interest on credit cards because of the high risk; however all of the various credit cards and debit cards have done the same.
At the same time large US and Canadian corporations have insisted on just-in-time delivery, (requiring their suppliers to built up inventory so that JIT) , can function.
There seems to be a very disturbing trend of invoices going astray , perhaps because the higher priced, (and competent), staff were let go, (downsizing is the usual reason).
At the same time, the, (mainly in the US), the supply futures and the price of the stocks have gone mad.
Put it down to pure
greed, the (Iím all right Jack), business ethic has taken over!
I think that the price
of oil will drop dramatically, even as the common driver doesn't seem to
care about the way that he or she drives. Sooner or later the 'big-box'
outlets will be facing a crisis of over-stocking at a time when the cost
of gasoline will be so high that nobody will be able to drive. Harper seems
to been allying himself with President Bush, and Canada will have to share
some of the blame!
Ethanol vehicle 130 - 6,200
Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle 42
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle 24
Gasoline vehicle 4-14
For ethanol made from irrigated corn.
Hydrogen for fuel-cells made by electrolysis of water
made with electricity from standard grid.
Water for hybrids cools local power plants and processes their energy source.
Water is used to extract and refine oil for gasoline.
FROM: Scientific American - Energy VS Water - VOLUME 18 - NUMBER 4, 2008
Then Dick applied for
an extension on his license. After several years, Dick had to abandon his
project. As a footnote Richard (Dick) Thomas ran was adviced to run for
the premiership of the Ontario party. He is best known for his support
for the Cancer Campaigns on Radio, as his voice was well known!
So many effective drugs are made with a flourine component, there arises a concern that because of the presence of flourine in water, toothpaste and even in unexpected places; any prescription medicine effects might take much longer to dissipate from the body. These drugs that are considered safe as long as the dosage instructions are adhered to, might have serious adverse side effects that could last for over a month or two. Stopping, at the first sign of a underisible side effect does not always work. Testing for drug interaction is usually based on a 'statistical mean' and has built-in flaw.
A typical example is the promotion of soy based prodocts shuch as Prosoyba for infants; often if 6% of babies are soy intolerant, it takes an experienced pediatric doctor to spot the problem.
Lacose intolerance is another common problem especially with cats as an example; veterinarians too often percribe cortico-steroids for a sick cat not realizing that cats thrive on yogurt. Most cats are lactose intolerant; remember cats were common in small dairy farms before the 1960's, their task was to clean out the mice.
Because of the over use of flourine that has found its way into almost everything many doctors rely in 'detail men' whose job it is to 'push' any new drug.
Conider the TV ads; the cautinary side effects are often worse than the
disease. Remember some doctors do not have the free time to read the folder
that comes with the sample, let alone worry about any drug reactions from
other medications given by another specialist.
World Wide view of
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