Re: [hreg] hreg message board
- Hello HREGers,
Several recent messages have suggested that there is too much political
commentary on this board. Since I am the only one I can think of who has
posted anything remotely political, I assume it directed to me, so I would
like to make a couple of comments.
I find it hard to imagine that many people have unsubscribed because of my
politically oriented posts, of which there have not been more than about one
per month (maybe two if I'm really worked up). At least I have never been
driven off a list I enjoyed just because one person made posts that I found
ignorant, boring, crude, or whatever. I soon identify the offender and simply
delete all his postings without reading. It's easy to do.
But in my opinion the whole subject of renewables/conservation is an
intensely political matter, to which anyone who keeps up with the news will
surely agree. Some politicians promote these things actively while others
downplay, deride, and disparage them, saying they are "personally admirable"
but insisting they are not practical and we should concentrate on fossil
fuels and what our president calls "nuklar" power.
I guess it's a matter of whether we want to look at the forest or just the
trees. It is great to talk about the nuts and bolts such as where to buy
light bulbs, which is valuable information. I just had the idea that part of
our objective here is not just to exchange such data but actively to educate
ourselves about the big picture and promote the basic concept of
renewable/sustainable in every way we can.
I can't say that I won't continue to do some "personal political pushing" in
the future when I come across something I think is very pertinent and
hopefully of some interest to most of the folks on this board. And many of my
comments might very well have a political tinge. I find that hard to avoid,
because I see it is a vital part of our long-range goals. I will try to keep
from being overly partisan since I realize we have a wide spectrum of
political views here. However, our president and his vice-president will soon
be coming out with their energy plan, and I think we should all be watching
to see what it looks like. Based on what has leaked so far, I can assure you
it will not be based on conservation or renewables. As I said once before,
when you dance with a bear, you need to keep your eye on your partner.
I have seen lists where when someone posts something "off topic" they put the
letters OT after the subject listing, so I am willing to do that in the
future if that will be helpful, then those who find such posts objectionable
can just delete them -- or even all of my posts, which would ensure that
nothing objectionable slips by. ;-)
Sorry this is so long, and hope it is not too offensive to anyone. Sometimes
I get kind of overwrought about things that I find very important.
Retired petroleum engineer and ex-candidate for the Texas Railroad Commission
on the Green Party ticket
Keep Up the Good Work!
I like Your posts, Charlie.
I don't think it is "You" that needs to change "Your Opinions."
We should All have the right to have, "Our Own Opinions,"
even if, we don't all agree ....
I like Bush!
I voted for Bush,
But I Do Not agree with every Opinion that he has, either!