Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Why now?

A couple of weeks ago I received an E-Mail from a friend in Florida. I didn't quite understand what it was trying to say other than Public services coupled with grants from the federal government was installing "smart meters" on homes and some people were questioning their use..there were many concerns expressed over the use of these meters, ranging from health to security issues. Also included in the E-Mail was a letter, a person could use to advise their energy company they wanted to opt out using this meter. A few days ago I got a letter from Central Maine Power, they were installing smart meters in my home town. There was no cost to install this smart meter which would send data back to a central location, on command, by a radio signal...If I didn't elect to have this meter installed. I had two other options Option A and B. Option A. the company would install a smart meter without the transmission capability, but would cost $20.00 for initial installation and $10.50 per month additional charge. Option B, I could keep my current meter, but would be charged an initial $40.00fee and $12.00 per month(user fee, I guess?). The meter would be read every two months. ......
The brochure I received with this information, printed by Central Maine Power, stated "smart meters would eliminate 1,400 tons of carbon dioxide emissions because we don't have to drive to your meter to read it."anyway.....My question is.... given the present economic climate, How many more jobs will be lost with the use of this meter?....question ???.Why Now?!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

mistakes happen...

I visited a blog that had posted on another post I was reading. After reading the post I wanted to post a response and thoought that was was what I had done. Today I opened my blog and discovered a comment. I clicked on the comment and the whole post that was on the other blogspot came up...needless to say I was dumbfounded. I went back to the original site and couldn't find an E-mail address so I came back to this one and went to edit. I then deleted the comment that was listed on my blog. I certainly apologize for anything I might have done wrong, but I am ignorant as to what happened......stay well......

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Congress!! when are you going to reign in the EPA

The enviornmental Protection Agency are really flexing their muscles as it relates to our economy. They have issued regulations that will, If what I read is correct, mean the loss of Thousands of jobs. This is outrageous, especially, in this period of massive unemployment, which is still listed as 9.6. I don't see how they can maintain this figure with thousands being added to the roles monthly, but that aside, Congress must act to neutralize the EPA's power . The Congress must act to stop this insanity The EPA is attacking the Coal industry and recently started on the Cement industry. From what I have read in the Blogisphere Their new regulations will cause mine closures and cause cement manufacturing to be outsourced to China. I will quote what I read somewhere concerning these actions and that is "It's like saying," you can't pee in this side of the pool". Congress act now !

Federal takeover of all US waters

It is my understanding that the Federal Government has taken over all waters in the United States including the Great Lakes, inland lakes and coastal waters. Does this mean total control of the fishing industry as well??? where are states rights or are they no longer valid????
I drafted a letter to one of my Senators concerning manditory registration this year and requirement to get a federal fishing license in order to fish in Coastal waters effective next year. I questioned what happened to State controlled waters and as of now I have received no reply.
If I am wrong in my observations someone please someone correct me????!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I hope I'm wrong!!!

I just heard a mention of Republicans and the Obumba Healthcare fiesco. Now, and my hearing isn't the greatest these days, I thought I heard one of the top Rebublicans in Washington talking about not voting to abolish the Healthcare bill. If this is correct they are as we have seen in the past the same as the ones that shoved this mess down our throats anyway. After all this time and all the talk. Now the Republicians are only going to nibble at the sides of the Massive mess and try to make it palitable ??? Wow, the leapard does not change its spots. They still don't get it.....What the heck have we been yelling about all this time???REpeal the Bill,,,,Repeal the Bill,,,,The cost to the individual has not been computed and I wouldn't believe it if it had!!!!I say make them sign a pledge....No new taxes....REpeal Obamacare.....Give the states back their rights......and all the other rights that have been taken away or abridged by this administration and the Congress....To the Congress of the United States....Stop taking or allow to be taken by the current administration our individual rights and stomping on the Constitution. Defund all programs not approved by the people.....have hearings on the czars and the last one who is working for Gietner and the one...., who doesn't even get funded through the congress, but the Fed..... No oversight on any of them...How legal is that????

Sunday, May 30, 2010

A look at the mindset of Yesterday's Warriors

A few months back my wife was rummaging through some of her old papers of her mothers and found the following poem inside a world map folded into a small pamphlet. I thought what a great way to show what the men of that time period thought about honor and self worth. It was written by Edmond Vance Cook and the poem I have was printed on a small 3X5 paper with a logo of "American YMCA, Paris and it was dated, 1918. The card itself is frayed around the edges and looks well worn....


Did you tackle that trouble that came your way
With a resolute heart and cheerful?
Or hide your face from the light of day
With a craven soul and fearful ?
Oh, a trouble's a ton, or a trouble's an ounce,
Or a trouble is what you make it.
It isn't the fact that you're hurt that counts
But only how did you take it ?

You are beaten to earth ? Well, well, what's that?
Come up with a smiling face.
It's nothing against you to fall down flat,
But to lie there - that's disgrace
The harder you're thrown, why the higher you bounce:
Be proud of your blackened eye!
It isn't the fact that you're licked that counts;
It's how did you fight - and why?

And though you be done to the death, what then?
if you battled the best you could,
If you played your part in the world of men,
Why, the Critic will call it good.
Death comes with a crawl,or it comes with a pounce,
and whether he's slow or spry,
It isn't the fact that your dead that counts,
But only how did you die?

Edmond Vance Cook

When I read this poem I thought, How far we have come from that time to this...today, we don't want to be hurt no matter how and today it's OK for men to cry, but back then that was not the mark of a man...he was suppose to grin and bear it. "it doesn't matter if you win or lose, it's how you play the game."
As I mulled over the words in this poem, I thought of the men who might have read it and the time???? It was the Great war,,,The war to end all wars.....WW1 in Paris, France.....They were in the thick of it and here was a poem telling the men, it isn't if you die, it's how you do it that counts.....Wow!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Here we go again!!!Carbon tax???

I guess It's been long enough and the SCANDAL of "Global Warming" has died down enough. From what I have been reading, a study has been completed on the Global Warming scandal by an "independent panel" I for one do not believe the science is settled. our senators are busy,busy, in trying to double or perhaps triple our heating oil, gas and electric bills.
The only thing I can say about this mess is evidently much, much money is being injected into getting to get this mess,,,Climate change and Carbon Taxes and Carbon Credits etc: passed. All in the name of Clean Air or clear air or whatever....... First it was the Cap and Tax and now the new one, Tax and Dividend legislation. One being touted by 3 senators, and the other by two other senators. The latter is reported in "the Hill" Titled "New analysis touts Cantwell-Collins Climate Bill" by Ben German, dated 4-12-10. You be the judge...Maybe, if more controlled analysis was done on these subjects with indisputable evidence of what was actually happening and it was man made, perhaps more people would be accepting the studies????
One thing is certain....If this legislation is passed all charges placed on businesses will be passed on to me the consumer and I don't care how you sugar coat it congress, it will paralize the economy and people will be chosing between heat and food..