Wind and solar power are like sailing ships; cheaper than powered boats, to be sure, but we stopped using sail for transport because it couldn be trusted to turn up on time.Because the weather is unpredictable, you never really know when renewable power is going to work. Its marginal cost is low but so is its reliability, so in the absence of industrial scale batteries, it always needs matching capacity from dependable coal, gas, hydro, or nuclear energy. This should always have been obvious.Also now apparent is the system instability and the perverse economics that subsidized renewables on a large scale have injected into our power supply.
Following that, make realistic pledges to fix and/or improve the product. This makes customers feel like they are part of the solution. After making the pledged improvements, send an email their way to let them know it’s been taken care of.. If each of us does not take pride in our faith, then I believe that we are letting down in our responsibilities as followers of our chosen faiths. I also believe that some religions are too zealous and even aggressive in their beliefs and attack others unfairly and show a great lack of respect for all of us who are brothers and sisters in our lives on this earth. To me, a faith that does this is not only misrepresenting itself, but becomes self destructive in the process.
Why would this surprise anyone, the religious right are falling all over to get on board with the Trump train, so they can get a fat appointment if he gets it.”Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the [Republican] party, and they sure trying to do so, it going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise.
A few days after the Finals, on NPR’s Talk of the Nation, two black men Len Elmore, a former NBA player who is now an attorney, and Michael Eric Dyson, a professor at DePaul talked to the host, Ray Suarez, for an hour about Latrell Sprewell. Dyson said that “the representational burden these young black men bear is extraordinary,” but at the same time he saw Sprewell as a metaphor for, variously, the “complexities of black male identity,” “black masculine style,” “the brother who can’t get a break no matter what,” “the working class aesthetic over against these whining, high paid superstars who refuse to get down in the trenches and do the dirty work,” and “black privilege overstepping its boundaries and then getting uppity in a serious way.” Dyson thus both protested against this “extraordinary representational burden” and, inevitably, perpetuated it (as I, too, am doing). DuBois identified as the African American dilemma being both a person and (to yourself, to members of your own race, and to the white majority society) a symbol.