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From: Claude Foster <ccfoster@...
Date: Friday, June 29, 2001 12:28 PM
Subject: RE: [hreg] The Glorious Fourth
> <<Energy Quandry.pdf>>
>The attachment gives a fair analysis of the California energy syndrome and
>plan by Nevada to prevent recurrence there.
>We need to implement conservation and renewable energy but the availability
>and reliability of the best power system in the world in being jeopardized.
>America gains it preeminent position in the world largely due to its
>implementation of abundant, high quality, reliable electrical power. The
>concept of NIMBY does not support our society. Love Canal and environmental
>abuse also must not be tolerated or condoned. JFK's line of what can we do
>for our country needs to be in our mind. The shortage of reliable energy is
>neither solely due to "them" and it cannot be solved by "them".
>Profiling "Large Oil" as the evil giant will be a popular and enduring
>pastime. A better activity may be to understand the electrical and
>hydrocarbon energy business. Understanding the energy companies may be too
>big for some but our elected officials were once ordinary people like us.
>Please call or write your representatives with constructive comments to
>reduce exploitation by irresponsible individuals. (Corporations are
>considered individuals under the law.) School boards, local governments,
>local businesses all have impact. Will you help them help us keep our
>country's best minds focused on rebuilding our energy production and
>Everyone can declare independence and shutoff the electricity and gas
>to lights, AC, fans, refrigerator, range, etc. but who really wants to
>endure the result. Regulation was the tool of the people to limit and
>direct the limited monopoly assigned to the public utility. We elected to
>give up the supervision and control of the Utility Commission in exchange
>for the potential lower rates. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer
>with out proper controls. We are enjoying the lack of controls, foresight
>and planning in CA today. Lets do everything possible to keep the lights,
>and other desirable human comforts available in Texas.
>I work under a tree (indoor) and contribute in every way possible to SDD in
>industry. We want to keep industry producing goods and products with SDD.
>Have a Good Day
>Claude Foster, P.E.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: jclem412@... [SMTP:jclem412@...]
>> Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 10:37 PM
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Cc: bhuxtable@...
>> Subject: [hreg] The Glorious Fourth
>> I would not normally put forth the following poem, except that it relates
>> the upcoming July 4th (Independence Day), which has an underlying meaning
>> very applicable to the Renewable Energy efforts of today - that of having
>> belief for something (freedom then and RE now) and acting with strength
>> against bad precedent, bad laws, and bad times. The last line says "Till
>> earth no longer knows a slave." The author referred to enslaved citizens
>> the Old World, but we all are beginning to feel like slaves to oil. We
>> so dependent on it, yet are a bit doomed by it.
>> The following was written and included in The Santa Fe Magazine in July
>> (the month and year my father was born). I happened upon the magazine in
>> downtown Port Townsend shop today. Love this town.
>> The Glorious Fourth
>> The Glorious Fourth! Aye, truly styled
>> The "glorious," for no other day
>> Since Freedom on the world first smiled
>> Has o'er man's fate had greater sway.
>> 'Twas on this day our fathers met
>> In solemn state, as fit their cause,
>> And in undying language set
>> Their protest 'gainst despotic laws.
>> They braved the Old World's wrath and hate;
>> The cast all precedent aside
>> And raised the pillars of our state
>> That still endure, our boast and pride.
>> Then let us celebrate their deed
>> And keep the day with speech and song,
>> And sow anew the precious seed
>> From which has sprung our Union strong.
>> Fling out Old Glory to the sun;
>> Let bells rejoice and cannon roar;
>> Rehearse the tale of triumphs won
>> And swell the cheer from shore to shore.
>> Show all mankind we still hold dear
>> The liberty our fathers gave;
>> Proclaim its blessings far and near
>> Till earth no longer knows a slave.
>> - Charles Thomas Duvall
>> Good luck and happy independence. Mmm, a Solar Declaration of
>> What day shall it be?
>> Jonathan A. Clemens
>> Olympic Energy Systems
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