There was a time when I was a little kid when I used to dream of coming to Hawaii. It was because of the friendly kids, beautiful landscape, and happy music in the C & H Sugar commercials. That was long ago and these days there is not much ‘pure cane sugar, from Hawaii, growing in the sun’ and ‘when you cook, when you bake, for goodness sake’ you certainly can’t use C& H any longer. Well, one of the last two sugar plantation/mills in Hawaii has just announced that it will be closing down operations. Gay and Robinson Sugar on Kauai is stopping their sugar operation after 116 years. This leaves just the sugar plantation mill on Maui. Remember when there were pineapples on Lanai, Coconuts in Waikiki, and sugar on Kauai and the big island? Cause it is just a memory now.
Meanwhile, the idea of a third party in the United States is perhaps going to rise from memory to the future. Today, upstart Republican candidate Ron Paul refused to endorse John McCain and instead met with Ralph Nader and told supporters that instead of voting for Obama/McCain they should ‘vote for anyone else’.
Nader appeared on CNN with U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas to talk about the third-party candidates. When Blitzer asked Paul whether Democrat Barack Obama or Republican John McCain was the lesser of two evils, Paul responded, “I don’t do that. Evil is evil.”
Nader brought up that Paul, himself, Libertarian candidate Bob Barr, and Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin all sat down together and discussed four major things that desperately need attention that just aren’t being discussed by the Democrats and Republicans: foreign policy; revising FISA; revising or repealing the Patriot Act, Military Commissions Act, and eliminating torture; and the government in and of itself that the Federal Reserve has become, with no oversight from Congress and the will and capability to do as they please with our national deficit.
Nader is now on the ballot in 45 states and has qualified as a write-in candidate in four more. The only state which denies its citizens the right to vote for Nader at this point is Oklahoma. The campaign is considering a lawsuit there since the state does not allow write-in votes and requires tens of thousands of signatures to qualify for the ballot, which places a heavy burden on campaigns that shun corporate financing.The media is finally starting to give him a little bit of attention. If he can make it to the debates, he might be able to get the votes needed to really shake things up.
And on to the big bang experiments that will end the world…it turns out today was just the day they started the machine. They will annhilate the world another day.
Cern has not yet announced when it plans to carry out the first collisions, but the BBC understands that low-energy collisions could happen in the next few days. This will allow engineers to calibrate instruments, but will not produce data of scientific interest.
Actually, it won’t be a total instant destruction at all. What is actually going to occur is that the electro-magnetic world will actually be completely opened up to the gravistatic-atomic world that we live in. This erasure of the dividing line will mean that scientific laws we have observed and counted on being constant, will no longer be so. The fundamental relationship of cause and effect will begin to morph into something quite different from everything we have known. Essentially, it will be the dawn of a time when the impossible will begin to be possible. This is what I know. Expect the unexpected in the wake of these experiments. Try to remember that there is neither good nor bad, but more than ever it is how you respond and comprehend the external world internally. Perception is going to start being the rule more than concretion. This concludes the section where I reveal a profound revelation within an otherwise mundane posting. If you found it, congratulations.
One has to wonder why we allow our shit and piss to foul the earth when instead we can use it to light the night.
San Antonio unveiled a deal on Tuesday that will make it the first U.S. city to harvest methane gas from human waste on a commercial scale and turn it into clean-burning fuel.
San Antonio residents produce about 140,000 tons a year of a substance gently referred to as “biosolids,” which can be reprocessed into natural gas, said Steve Clouse, chief operating officer of the city’s water system.
“You may call it something else,” Clouse said, but for area utilities, the main byproduct of human waste – methane gas – will soon be converted into natural gas to burn in their power plants.
Following the agreement, more than 90 percent of materials flushed down the toilets and sinks of San Antonio will be recycled, he said. Liquid is now used for irrigation, many of the solids are made into compost, and now the methane gas will be recycled for power generation.