It is very useful that we have a small power station on out 9x5 mile island. We have about 100,000 people here, and our guys can get power back on line within record time. So much for mega-stations! Heh! We have an old Concorde engine we can have up and running in about 10 minutes for emergencies.
It is very useful to have small sections of grid and local feed power to them from renewables. At least if one neighbour is knocked out, someone else can hook them up. The French do very well with their grid most of the time, pity it's mostly neuclear and we have a dirty great neuclear power station right off our coast. The ground is so sick with it, everything in the area had a sickly lime green aura to it.
I think it would be a nice gesture to send in a nice mobile soup/army kitchen to help out the OWS, how about all the ex-military chefs pulling in a few favours, and asking the government for some catering facilities instead of rubber bullets?
I am just being my normal random self and found this, I haven't a clue what these guys do, but as they advertise themselves as 'Cowboys', they are saying they do a good job with a hot iron!
I wonder what would happen if every American decided not to do Thanksgiving this year, There would be one heck of a lot of Turkeys going cheap the day after! Hmmm, we say they gobble. I can't stand the smell of turkey myself, raw or cooked... in anything.
Besides, I doubt you can get a free range, organic bird, and I definately wouldn't eat anything that had been given growth hormones. You get to put on one heck of a lot of weight, and then have all sorts of health problems. Ooops I forgot, America doesn't have health insurance, so you would never know what hormones and junk is put in your food that gets past FDA! Think of all that lovely money people make from diet clubs and Gyms, and slimming pills and diet drinks.....
You realy have to check where you food comes from, At least with a local grower you know what he feeds his animals on. If it comes from a factory farm, you can bet it is going to be full of growth hormones. If you have a weight problem try cutting out any dairy milk and changing it for goat milk. And definately don't eat soft white bread made with winter wheat, it glues up your intestines, and you get all sorts of nasty things happen. Cut out as much refined foods as possible. If it comes down to home made veg soup, at least it's healthy.