Archive | April 9, 2012

To lighten the mood for the day….

In  a church  in Port Elgin a lady is saying her daily prayers. Dear   Lord, This has been a tough two years. You have taken my  favourite actor Patrick Swayze. My  favourite actress  Elizabeth Taylor. My favourite singer  Whitney Houston. My favourite news broadcaster Mike Wallace. And now my favourite tv host  Dick Clark. So, […]

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1939 — Riddle of the retreating glaciers

From an Australian newspaper Friday, January 13, 1939 RIDDLE OF THE GLACIERS — Ice Retreating, Geologists Still Puzzled One of the riddles which is puzzling geologists all over the world is the continuous retreat of the ice glaciers.  Does this phenomenon indicate that the sun is getting hotter, as some astronomers believe or is it […]

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Ireland — Bill would keep wind farms far from homes

Frank McDonald — Irish Times — April 9, 2012 THE OIREACHTAS is to consider in detail shortly a Bill, tabled by Labour Senator John Kelly, that would impose restrictions on the location of wind turbines near people’s homes. Under the Bill, which has received support from all sides in the Seanad, smaller turbines would have […]

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Wind turbines: Nevada’s crock

Monday, April 9, 2012 — Pittsburgh Tribune A Nevada “demonstration program” in which electric utilities provide ratepayer-funded rebates for wind turbines’ installation demonstrates wind power’s unreliability and inefficiency — yet again. The Las Vegas Sun reports the Nevada Public Utilities Commission didn’t heed calls a year ago for the rebate program to require proof of […]

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