Chuck O

Chuck O

Lives in United States Portland, OR, United States
Joined on Dec 5, 2009

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  • 0.2 percent of U.S. capacity.  A big success. I'm betting on water heater load shifting.
  • Pumped storage is only one way to do this. It is very capital intensive. See: Utility Scale Energy Storage Systems
  • Concrete is a good material. But, like wood, you have to mind the moisture. Here is a note on a 8 yer old concrete and steel structure. "The entity, Carpenter’s Tower, said it is too expensive to ...
  • Cement is largely limestone based.  You have to grind it up(energy), heat it to very high temp. (energy), grind it again (energy).  When it cures, it emits additional carbon as part of the ...
  • There is no free lunch.  But no one is suggesting mass deforestation or cutting into the old growth. A well managed forest can be very productive. Much of the federal forest land needs thinning to ...
  • Replied in Hillary...
    Hiking knowledge:  You don't have to run faster than a bear. You only need to run faster than your hiking buddy. So far there are no candidates that can make a better run that Hillary.
  • Replied in I love DST.
    Extra daylight after work. Love it.
  • It is an will remain relevant.  We don't want to make that mistake again -- do we?
  • Replied in Peanuts....
    Don't forget Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs, CIA some State Department etc. Oh, and the interest payments on these activities. It's expensive being paranoid.
  • Replied in Send robots
    Keep sending robots.  They will last longer.
  • The one that rings true for me is "I'm rather ashamed of our behavior". It's really quite easy to do something good. Driving a smaller car would be beneficial. Yet pickup trucks and SUV's have ...
  • This is out of date but still very informative.  NY times budget game. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/13/weekinreview/deficits-graphic.html?_r=0 Stop howling about the abstract deficits ...
  • Created discussions Warren and Graham
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-13/warren-graham-spar-over-opposition-to-government-spending-bill.html Graham: “My advice to people on her side is don’t follow her lead,” Graham said. “She’s ...
  • These are two different policies, each needs to be evaluated. Both need to be put in the context of administrative war powers. I think congress needs to be more involved and responsible for war. ...
  • How is it different from a airstrike on your own prison camp with a 500 pound bomb?
  • I think it's a good thing the U.S. is willing to review their past policies. The report is full of facts. Interpretations as well. But there are those disturbing facts. Calling it a report on the ...
  • There is nothing to argue with.   I can't find the center of his argument. It's just a crazy rant.
  • Replied in Nut bag
    From Calgary.  Pro carbon economy.  What a surprise.
  • Not the most notable example. WMD in Iraq?
  • Yep.  It's you. It's me. It's up to all of us to do something.
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