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Some people have the vocabulary to sum up things in a way you can plainly understand them.

This quote came from the Czech Republic. Someone over there has figured out how to put the truth into words that are plain enough for even the semi-literate to understand.


“The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to elect such a man as their leader. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what genuinely ails America .  Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool.  It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”


~ Patriotically Biased Conclusions:

1. That is US! These observations are NOT incorrect. We did and we are… This is how the people of other nations perceive you & me. Perception IS reality.

2. This applies to Me, You, Him, Her & That guy over there!  ALL Americans!

3. We all need to look in the mirror and actually look past the trivial and decide for ourselves if America and the idea of freedom will be allowed by us to die.

 

In 2008 the electorate (We the People) played directly into the hands of corrupted souls who hate the freedom that allowed and fostered them to become who they are, and do what they do.

Collectively, the American people (myself included) were dumb enough for one last time to trust, but human enough to hope. Together we have some ideas that are conducive to both the long and short term. We need to remember that it was short term thinking that created the problems we all face today. We were stupid enough to think some flowery lies from a “new” kind of candidate for whom traditional boundaries were ignored, was actually worthy of our trust. We all woke up from a weird communal dream within a short time but the mistake had been made and can’t be un-made. Collectively we were wrong. The facts speak for themselves. It almost cost us our national identity. An identity we now must re-prove to the world. In so doing, earn for ourselves. It’s time for Americans as a people to “Cowboy Up”.

 

The above iwas a quotation of a posting received from  cyber~space.

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Algae Can Give Haiti A Greener Future


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Matt Snyder: Just wanting to do the right thing and help people be better off wherever they are.

The Disaster Scenario: A fair sized chunk of a community (county, state, or nation) is decimated by a natural disaster. It could be a tornado, hurricaine, typhoon, flood, fire, earthquake or even a tsunami. The deal is that most if not all services are now out (water, power & sewer) and humanitarian relief aid needs to be sent on the short to near term. What about the long term? What happens when the world sends a boat load of cash to a destroyed nation where local government is full of corrupted thieves? Or, the financial system is temporarily unavailable as a mechanism to use the funds for their intended purpose? The fact is that the longer those in charge argue amongst themselves about what to do where and how much to spend on each, the balance of the finite amount of relief funds will consistently shrink until either the restoration work on the infrastructure lost is completed so relief is no longer needed and , or providing short-term supplies (as well as possible corruption, misappropriations or embezzlement) consumes the balance before services have been completely restored to the whole community leaving it in worse shape than before the disaster.

For the purposes of this writing I will be using Haiti and the recent earthquake as our example disaster and all “perpensities” of human nature will be neglected for this example. No disparaging thoughts or ideas intended towards the Haitians. In fact, quite the opposite.

Renovatio: After the earthquake I percieve Haiti has a fantastic opportunity not often presented to positively effect an entire nation all at once. In so doing demonstrating to the world that energy independence for a nation is possible without consuming every last resource and square inch of land in the area.  As well as that lifting the average Haitian out of the horrendous poverty and unhealthful living conditions can be done without changing their culture any more than getting a job changes anybody else’s. Accomplishing this by as quickly after the disaster as possible seeing a biofuel company showing up with a long line of trucks. In the case of Haiti, a fair sized transport ship carrying earth movers & the long line of trucks.

Trucks filled with men and equipment whose self contained purpose would be to quickly build enough algae production equipment and related facilities to grow algae for biofuels, nutriceuticals, and pharmaceuticals production on an industrial scale. But build enough of it to consume all of the CO2 generated by all sizeable sources in the tiny nation. Power plants, breweries whatever is happening on Haiti that generates CO2 would be fitted with the necessary equipment to clean the CO2 for algaculture use and piped to the nearest algae facility. Assuming there is enough CO2 generated to provide algae to meet all of their energy needs. Electrical power generation feedstocks (algae oil or biomass) and liquid transportation fuels in such abundance that Haiti could begin to increase their GDP and exports by selling their unneeded fuels and other high value algae products on the open markets.  The only thing left  to do would be begin hiring and training the local people to make it happen and ethically manage it as an example of what happens when people invest in others at a time when they have just lost everything as well as learned some lessons. Knowing there were jobs being created to replace those lost in the disaster and the other small businesses the salaries from this new employment would enable to startup would help pay for over the long term the new civil infrastructure needed now, right now. Ag greener future with more “green” to go around as well.

Cholera comes from drinking fresh water that has human remains decomposing in it. When the earthquake first happened, these deaths from Cholera could have been avoided if somebody could have put a dozen bulldozers on the island nation a few here and there to clear paths where no roads existed or had been destroyed.  As well as for digging biologically safe graves, and temporary canals and catch basins for rainwater and sewage. It wouldn’thave been a bad idea to create some rubble free open areas as well for relief aid to be distributed and for people to safely sleep without fear of being buried by their homes collapsing from an aftershock.

Is this idea ghoulish or otherwise “inappropriate”? Dare I say it, would doing something like this as a company, be “non- politically correct”, unethical or plain insulting in some way to somebody involved who I have not accounted for? Could doing this for an area, or even an entire nation be considered to be a “bad thing”? I pose these questions to you rhetorically but these questions have come up in some of the discussions I have had on the subject with those who know more than I about such things. I’ve been told there are no ethical or moral conflicts to distract from getting the job done quickly as that is what the situation calls for.

The technology to accomplish Algae’s feat of daring-do exists today. We’re intending to have the productivity of the technology certified by a third party immediately upon being able to fund the testing as the last step before a pilot-plant that is intended to be built on the same site and as the first part of the first full-scale commercial algae production facility. 

When we commercialize in a climate such as Haiti’s, it need not be a painfully slow process as with our designs their unique qualities and integrated continuous harvesting capabilities will require small number of “scale related” parameter data streams over a production run of up to 90 days. We intend to build a pilot like this for each facility that is the first in a given climatic region to time compress the evolution of the feeedstocks for each type of climate conditions.  If successful, the data drawn from the pilot facility will allow the immediate improvements in some parts of the system high technology offers while saving the expense of building a pilot-plant then running off to build a seperate commercial facility. 

As soon as possible we would like to equip for the “follow disaster” approach as an adjunct to our already planned facility construction schedule. But, like 3rd party productivity certification testing, getting ready by transsubstantiating manufacturing capability for the full scale equipment and pilot -plants all they require is money.  Got Cash? Anybody? Carpe Alga! Please answer the poll below.

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