Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Weaver Plan

It's time to tell everyone what I think will work to end dependence on foreign oil and end the financial crisis in America.
We have the opportunity to advance solar energy use and cut emissions while saving homeowners from default by refinancing their homes and financing electric cars and solar roof panels at the same time.
The idea is to make government guaranteed home loans for people that buy an all electric car and at the same time add solar panels to their roof that will not only charge their car but run their homes. Eliminating the electric bill and car gas bill from the homeowners monthly costs is going to mean they can afford a higher mortgage payment.
This would be coupled with a recharging stand in front of many subdivisions for people to use any surplus charge that may be available after the homeowner has a full house (and car) charge. Thus creating a ready supply of charging locations nationwide.
This will revolutionise the Auto industry too, converting America from Oil to Solar Electric.

revision 12/4/08 to add the following paragraph and correct punctuation
We must first, however, begin by drilling for our own oil as a bridge to the future. These leases should be near the existing delivery infrastructure of currently existing pipelines and port facilities. This does NOT preclude drilling in a small area of the ANWR, off the pacific coast and the atlantic coast. Drilling rigs can't be seen at a distance of five miles, much less eight.

These solutions will eliminate the monetary outflow from America and at the same time eliminate the environmental problems we face. I still don't believe in manmade Global Warming, but it's like the old line about chicken soup and colds. It won't cure anything but it will make you feel better and it can't hurt.

revision 12/3/08 to include the following addition:
After noting the crude look of the solar cells I have seen I have contacted Intel corporation about the possibility of transfering their micron manufacturing technologies to the improvement of efficiencies of photovoltaic cells. They and others (list below) should be gathered into a Manhattan Project style research consortium to aid our push for these goals.

I would include :
General Motors
(The US automobile manufacturers should only be included post reorganization.)
United Solar Ovonic LLC et. al.
Aspen Aerogels
Oak Ridge National Labs
Sandia Labs
General Electric
TVA et. al.
I'll add more as I think of them.

revised 1/4/2009

I think it would be a good idea to start a rural solarization project to stop long distance line losses and keep oil imports down. The amount of national resources that go out of our country each year to import oil should be better spent by using Photovoltaics in all rural areas. This would also be a good move for the defense of our nation in case of foreign attack or interior terrorist attack. The largest power losses in the grid are through line losses. If we can eliminate these losses we will go a long way toward ending our foreign dependency.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Fascism In Knoxville

Councilmen Rob Frost and Bob Becker have conspired to tell you and me that we can't park in our yards.( I previously thought it was Joe Hultquist and as much as it pains me to do it I apologize.)
They seem to think it in the best interest, of people they didn't ask, to tell us that we are a nuisance to the regimentation of their wierd fascist dreams. They are going to tell us that we must have a driveway of such and such a length and width and that we must not park outside the lines. What the hell do these powermad freaks think we buy property for in the first place?
So they can herd us like cattle into regimented little blocks of color? Are they going to get Paris Hilton to come and consult with them about having chartreuse lampposts in each and every yard?
This is more of an attempt to keep people from selling cars from their front yards than some effort to ostensibly promote any redevelopment in the affected areas.
Methinks that Misters Becker and Frost have some connection to the auto dealership industry.
Can you say conflict of interest? Ulterior motive?
I sure as hell can!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Palin vs. Biden

This was theater in it's best form. A "moderator that was trapped by her own stupidity into being an actual moderator instead of an in the tank Obamite as she has demonstrated by her publishing history.
A vice presidential candidate for the democrat party that makes things up and plagiarises at will with total impunity in the leftist press.
An underdog female vice presidential candidate for the republican party that had been called everything but a child of God by that same left wing press for not succumbing to the third degree badgering of the likes of a has-been morning fluff show host trying to make good as a "real news" anchor. And Couric's ratings show how little America thinks of her.
The back drop of a throw the bums out election year in which the democrat should be running away with the nomination if he weren't such a egomaniac socialist terrorist sympathiser mensch.

I think the news agencies have been making Biden's hair plugs disappear like the rain at an NFL game.
It was instructive that Biden had to lie in almost every particular about Obama's very public statements about every aspect of the Iraq war.
The fact that Palin pretty much bitch slapped the press and Biden at the same time had no effect on CNN and CBS's coverage. However, I almost fell over at the seemingly taken aback coverage of NBC actually giving Palin credit for "possibly" winning the debate.
I guess the guys at NBC want to keep some kind of cover of seeming to be unbiased. Who knows? Maybe they were too stoned on prozac to be able to recover that quickly. Or maybe they really meant they believed she won and wanted to report on the obvious.

Sarah Palin put Biden on his heels early and kept him there for most of the night. If there's no bounce out of this it will be a testament to the left wing press spin machine.

Boxer owned for Racism

An inconvenient debt.