Saturday, September 14, 2013
What Britain will be left with after its surrender to the "European Union environmental laws" is a reserve electric power capacity of between 2% and 5% -- roughly half of what it is now.Predictably, customers will face steeper rates. In fact, as a cost-cutting measure, utilities will offer customers "interruptible contracts", in which power can be "cut off when it's deemed necessary".
It will lose 20% of its power plants over the next decade, and will have no coal-powered facilities, which provided 39% of the country's electricity just last year.
"One major concern about texting is the potential for speaking impulsively." -- Michael Hurd, in "Driving While 'Intexticated'" at The Delaware Wave
"One of the reasons homosexuality is such a hot-button issue is that it forces people to confront their contradictions. " -- Michael Hurd, in "The Real Reason Homosexuality Is a Hot Button Issue" at The Delaware Coast Press
"Your doctor may have to choose between following government guidelines vs. doing what's medically right for you as an individual." -- Paul Hsieh, in "How Big Medicine Will Affect Patient Care" at PJ Media
My Two Cents
I find the following, from the second Hurd piece linked above, to be a brilliant integration of philosophical principles and psychology:
Homosexuality challenges that assumption that love must be selfless. If one accepts his or her sexual proclivities, then, by definition, he or she has elevated personal fulfillment above the supposed "virtue" of self-sacrifice. This stirs up a lot of uncomfortable feelings - feelings that go beyond the boundaries of sexual orientation.I have often been puzzled by the visceral reaction homosexuality elicits from some people.
Ten Clever Organizing Tricks
I agree with the folks at Unclutterer that some of these will make you stop and ask, "Why didn't I think of that." Indeed, I feel almost stupid not to have tried the "refrigerator lazy Susan" since I already use lazy Susans in several of my cabinets only feet away.