Thursday, March 31, 2011

Gilgo murders point to failure of prostitution prohibition

At this point there have been 5 bodies found within the same 1mile section of Long Island's Gilgo beach. All of the press coverage is pounding readers about the apparent failure of any measures to stem the flow of these violent and tragic deaths.
Folk like me (who saw the solution to this social dilemma years ago, ) are completely ignored by the religiously cowed journalists. They attempt to represent that it is sensible, moral and alttruistic to live with the horror of anonymous serial murder and the costly police overtime to crack these difficult cases. More sensible than mandating a log be kept of all sex worker client transactions such that the perpetrator of violent interaction be among the suspects immediately at hand should the events arrize to require it. For example; such a log is required of all licensed taxi drivers to cover each working shift. the driver works. Sex workers are no less worthy of this orderly requirement and evidence than Taxi drivers. I'm sure they will be subjected to the same drug screens when they apply for a sex worker license. The time has come to license this group of workers. The drug screen for the license would keep junkies from tricking for drugs. As in Taxi work, it is a waste of both valuable life and precious resources to search for an anonymous serial murderer of sex workers (or Taxi drivers) when the licensing and regulation of this type of work would help prevent anonymous murder of workers or clients and all the serial murders beyond it. The self justified pundits promoting prohibition of prostitution are actually Xenophobes unable to tolerate any lifestyle different from their own. They only wish to promote the very chaos and tragedy we currently have!
Before they can continue with the ruse of setting themselves up as self imposed despotic standard bearers for the wrest of us, there is a word they need to add to their stunted self fulfilling lexicon. Volition! Xenophobes are not templates for the wrest of humanity. Such a brittle approach to the life and times of one's fellows always ends in human suffering. One big mob can not be allowed to trump the rights of all other individuals in society. Riot is not a rule of law. As of 4-5-11 there have been 8 bodies found.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Getting rid of expensive petroleum.

From a historical perspective, oil as Fuel used to be cheaper than coal.

The old ways of heating your home still work quite well in fact.

The wood burning stove is taunted as making a come back as heating oil and natural gas prices reach new record levels.

At present, there a number of ways to use coal more cleanly. A process of turning it into natural gas as well as scrubbing the stack at the cogeneration plant spring to mind. If it's greenhouse gasses your concerned about; burning fuel at a central location is both more efficient and less costly to the consumer and the environment.

Trading energy futures with it's inherent parade of middlemen is not the most cost effective way to bring energy to market. This holds fuel off of the market until a favorable number for it's sale (pick a number) arrizes.

When the wages of working people no longer command such necessary resources, it's time to retool the means of conditioning the living space.

Geothermal is not only for places like Iceland. The Earth is like a solar energy battery as well as a heat generator. It simply depends where you look and how deep. Preheating or precooling conditioning mediums - according to seasonal imperatives saves on the cost of conditioning without these resources.

These kinds of savings rely on the proper building codes to implement them in energy conscious designs.

Like solar strategies for energy conservation, geothermal strategies produce no greenhouse gasses.

Complaining about failed wealth redistribution social programs won't build any such imperatives of energy conservation into current and future architecture.