Monthly Archives: January 2004

Seeing Windmills

How Many Windmills Would $87 Billion Buy?

At the costs projected by Alpine Power Co, $87 billion would buy 192,904 windmills. The total resulting electricity production, again assuming each windmill can run one third of the time, would come to more than 1,015 billion kilowatt-hours per year. This amounts to about more than a quarter of all U.S. electricity consumption in 2000.
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this is the reasonable thing to do but look at your electricity bill, that’s a whole lotta revenue to give over for cleaner air, cheaper energy.

Send in the Clown

Clown in Town

DENVER – The Denver City council is holding a public hearing Monday on a ballot measure that could prevent the circus from coming to the city.

If approved by voters, the measure would ban the display of exotic animals including lions, tigers and bears.

A 15-year-old girl who started a group called Youth Opposed to Animal Acts collected enough signatures to get the measure on the ballot this year.

Ringling Brothers Circus plans to fight back. They’ll be sending a clown to speak on its behalf at the public hearing.

The hearing is a chance for people to express their views. It will be left up to voters in November to decide whether to pass the ban.
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I think more clowns should be sent in the name of diplomacy. A fully dressed, honkin’ nose, big shoe’d clown could settle this pesky mid east problem once and for all. A cop shoots a kid, send The Clown to those microphones, let him explain it. And these democratic debates, dress like clowns! oh what a world what a world it would be!