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Well that does not sound like you. I hope you are not feeling down about something.
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You just need some of Pop Haydn's elixir...
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I jammed my right foot Friday; x-rays today confirmed a fracture in the fifth metatarsal. It sucks and I'm really really in a bad mood and P O d that my summer of surf fishing will be curtailed with a freakin' boot bigger and about as heavy as a ski boot for the next 6-8 weeks. Try dragging that around in the sand and surf.

Lemondade maybe? Builds character? Put a plastic bag over the leg to keep the boot dry and free of sand?

I'm still in a foul mood, lemonade or not.
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My cat totally climbed up my back with his claws fully extnded because of this post... That puts me in a neary, and almost honest bad mood!
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We lost one of our founding members. And I just found out. Losing Doug Higley has me in a bad mood. Smile
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My gas billed doubled. I'm not happy.
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In 2020 I was paying $44 a week to go to work now I am paying $101.80 a week! MORE THAN DOUBLED! Puts a damper on the day I have to fill up at the gas station. Also puts a damper on my day when I have to say this phrase to my kids "we can't afford it", when in 2020 I never had to say that.
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On Jun 23, 2022, RNK wrote:
In 2020 I was paying $44 a week to go to work now I am paying $101.80 a week! MORE THAN DOUBLED! Puts a damper on the day I have to fill up at the gas station. Also puts a damper on my day when I have to say this phrase to my kids "we can't afford it", when in 2020 I never had to say that.


Gas was cheap in 2020 because we were in the midst of the pandemic, people were out of work (or working from home), and nobody was driving that much. You know, the whole "supply and demand" thing.

When adjusting for historical inflation, the highest gas prices were in June/July of 2008.

Anyway, it seems more and more like electric/hybrid vehicles are the way to go, now and for the future.
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Anyway, it seems more and more like electric/hybrid vehicles are the way to go, now and for the future.



With probable electrical black outs and brownouts being forecast due to rising temperatures...
"June 3 (Reuters) - The power grid in the Central United States could be forced to impose rotating blackouts on some of the hottest days of the summer due to rising demand and plant retirements, federal energy officials said in an online energy comment on Friday.

Extreme weather is causing increasing challenges for power grids across the United States, and officials are concerned that record heat and drought could result in rotating blackouts in several regions in the western half of the country."

What will those with the electric vehicles do? I don't know how your electric bill has been, but mine has been rising and if I am having to plug in a car too?

The lithium batteries in those cars usually are not recycled either, they end up in landfills.

So, if the electric vehicles are to save the environment and be the way of the future, I sure hope that they can come up with solutions.
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Anyway, it seems more and more like electric/hybrid vehicles are the way to go, now and for the future.



With probable electrical black outs and brownouts being forecast due to rising temperatures...
"June 3 (Reuters) - The power grid in the Central United States could be forced to impose rotating blackouts on some of the hottest days of the summer due to rising demand and plant retirements, federal energy officials said in an online energy comment on Friday.

Extreme weather is causing increasing challenges for power grids across the United States, and officials are concerned that record heat and drought could result in rotating blackouts in several regions in the western half of the country."

What will those with the electric vehicles do? I don't know how your electric bill has been, but mine has been rising and if I am having to plug in a car too?

The lithium batteries in those cars usually are not recycled either, they end up in landfills.

So, if the electric vehicles are to save the environment and be the way of the future, I sure hope that they can come up with solutions.


Those are valid points for sure, but a big contributor to the extreme weather you speak of are the fossil fuels. Going electric would both mitigate that AND free us from the whim of the oil companies at the same time. And you're right - there will be challenges. But I don't think there's anything that we can't eventually overcome. After all, what's a better option? Stay the course?? We see how that's worked out.


:-)
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It's okay to be in a bad mood when agitated in our society. Whether fear from the pandemic or scarcity from our supply chain vulnerabilities, it's still a drain on what energy we have to deal with things and each other. When was the last time you saw a discussion of the hot toy for Christmas or local festivals? Such makes it all the more important, even if difficult, to be positive or considerate - better than civil - with our neighbors. A test of the silver rule - to not do to others what we would not enjoy if they did to us. Also more important to ask what someone would like as far as "help" before attempting to "help" others, lest we increase their unhappiness and our own frustrations.

Some time ago the question was raised about where we are in the climate change - i. e. if humanity vanished off the face of the earth today how would the climate change in the next century? And how long would it take for the climate to return to whatever pattern it had about two centuries ago before we started burning coal in our industrial revolution? If electrical infrastructure magically appeared, as well as better kept roads, perhaps we could just switch over to electric from fossil fuels. Even so, what's the carbon footprint of maintaining/upgrading that infrastructure?

About our roads and buildings ... concrete... exothermic reaction. Also glass making and plastic polymer production use heat and oil.

Back in our real world today - what about those who simply won't comply with demands to stop using fossil fuels to power their industrial society?

Looking outside today - there are folks with gas powered leaf blowers, lawn mowers, steaks on the grill, and comes winter there will be chestnuts roasting on an open fire.

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A little good news on recycling: https://www.recyclingmybattery.com/en-us......recycled

But serious money is made on petrochemicals - so don't expect to see 10 min car charging at your local gas station this year or next.
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In the US, I think the fossil fuel industry is having a race with the pharmaceutical companies to see how much they can get away with charging.
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It's okay to be in a bad mood when agitated in our society.


It's bad form to say it, but I think we're doomed as a species.
Of course we were always doomed, but for the first time in my life, I don't think we're going to make it past another 75 years or so. That is, I think there are people alive now who will experience and be part of, the end.

You can only roll the dice so long before you crap out.

There are too many threats to overcome: environmental climate disaster, nuclear war, nuclear accidents, biological weapons, the concentration of wealth in a few hands and the impoverishment of the rest, the ongoing Orwellian surveillance states, escaped pathogens, gene splicing experiments gone awry, infrastructure breakdown, arms dealers and manufacturers psychopathicly stoking wars, the elimination of the vast majority of the world having any say in what happens in their world, the increasing financialization of capital leaving people in crushing debt with no homes to live in, destruction of family life, the control of media and knowledge production by the few, the capitalist imperative to increase short term profit each quarter no matter what the long term consequences, and finally the ability to be narcotized consistently over long periods of time to one's situation until it is way too late.

The center cannot hold. 75 years is probably too optimistic.
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It would be fantastic to move to other renewable energies. Totally agree. Though, this will not be possible, our power grid is way to large to run it only by renewable energy. Oil is used for so many other products that renewable energy cannot replace and can never be taken out of the equation.
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It would be fantastic to move to other renewable energies. Totally agree. Though, this will not be possible, our power grid is way to large to run it only by renewable energy. Oil is used for so many other products that renewable energy cannot replace and can never be taken out of the equation.


To the extent that this is true, it’s a problem to be solved - not something where we just throw up our hands and say “oh well, there’s nothing we can do, so let’s just keep relying on fossil fuels.” If we have the collective will, we will certainly find a way. But a complete transition to renewable energies will take time. Nobody said it could be done overnight. In the meantime, any bit of progress in that direction is a good thing.

Anyway, I’m glad we agree that an eventual move to renewable energies would be fantastic. Smile
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Absolutely, definitely agree to keep exploring. Though, as I stated previously, there is no renewable energy that will be able to be used to replace the oil that is needed in making many, many products. Just not possible. Now as far as renewable energy for electricity, cars etc., YES, absolutely! Would be awesome to be able to power the whole world with wind, water, and solar. I hope it happens but I am very skeptical it will. Maybe in another 100+ years. Just so hard since those 3 elements are never constant.
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