Open thread April 2, 2021 Dan Crawford | April 2, 2021 6:53 am Tags: open thread Comments (18) | Digg Facebook Twitter |
Avril is a female singer or April in France, but Aril is a false fruit.
LOL…thank you, Ron, for your humor.
@Dan, Sure welcome, Dan, but that is about all that I got in my new personae as Chuckles, the semantically correct spring peeper.
If one buys wine by the case, then does that mean that one has a drinking problem or does that mean that one has a drinking solution? Just asking, because almost every mail order delivery that I get has a $100 mail order wine voucher enclosed. Also, where were these great deals on wine 40 to 50 years ago, when I might have used them?
Addressing climate change is more about tilting with windmills than tilting at windmills, but it is an ill windmill that blows no nuclear waste to be disposed properly (whatever that is).
As long as we are too incompetent to safely transport spent nuclear fuel to and from breeder reactor sights for reconstitution, then climate change is an inevitable consequence. Life is never easy, but it is nearly impossible for the fatally ignorant.
It is not only the blind that are siteless.
Both conservatives and liberals (in general at least) prey on our fears. The 1% sometimes (ok – always) forget that there would be no 1% without there also being a 99%. Conservatives seem to hate science unless it pays them not to, but liberals more often seem to forget all the science that does not fit their priors.
My dance partner for this PM’s social distancing. Amazon.com : Silky Hayate 3-Ext. Polesaw 6.1m (20′) XL Teeth : Hand Pole Saws : Garden & Outdoor It is out of stock at Amazon, but I bought mine at our local Vermeer outlet in Ashland VA. It is my favorite tool to use, but a bit exciting on a windy day such as this. By next week the temp will be over 70F, but today is just in the upper 40F range.
ronsiteless in gaza? the 1% don’t forget us. in fact they are constantly worrying about either getting uppity or asking them for money. i don’t have a polesaw so i have to climb the damn tree seem to have lost the rest of my comment.
well, that was weird. last part of my last comment went away without saying goodbye. when i posted what was left, it showed up without spaces, spoiling the joke.
Hey, Coberly, Climbing trees is not my thing since I passed 50, but climbing trees that are fallen half way over and shattered half broken midways up from winter storm damage was never my thing. Hayate is a life saver, both figuratively and literally. According to all local weather forecasts then this is the day between winter (yesterday and day before in mid-40F range) and spring (65F – 75F for the next two weeks). Also, no major storms or rains are forecast, but a couple showers each week. To top that off then I get my first shot of Pfizer on 4/7/21. Take care. Life is about to get more interesting for me real soon now.
We need one more star on the US flag to represent our state of denial.
over at Econbrowser, pgl asked me how the Biden infrastructure cum climate plan failed . . . roads and bridges to start with.
that means asphalt and concrete. US oil from shale is as thin as gasoline, so to get your asphalt you have to go to someplace where they have it in quantity, like the Venezuelan or the Canadian tar sands . . . for concrete, you can’t make it without cement, and to get cement you have to incinerate limestone at high temperatures, which takes a lot of fossil fuel energy…
Then there’s the issue with cement production itself . . . burning limestone produces lime and carbon dioxide.. ie, CaCO3 > CaO + CO2so just the roads and bridges part of the plan has an enormous carbon footprint . . . from there,
just go down the list of what else they’re proposing, and imagine how much asphalt, concrete, steel, copper, aluminum, and other materials will be needed…i can’t think of anything one can do in building or rebuilding infrastructure that doesn’t have a big carbon footprint, starting with wherever the material is mined with heavy equipment….that probably makes this proposal one of the most environmentally damaging in US history in the short term, even if enough renewable energy infrastructure is included to reduce emissions in the long term…
I will talk to Dan
Happy Easter! “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”― Theodore Roosevelt