6/25/2014

Who owns the Veggie-Grower or Neighbor?

When a Veggie grows on the Neighbors side of the Fence.  Who owns the Veggie? Grower or Neighbor?


Gourd Growing On Chain Link Fence Neighbors Side-Whose Property?
Join the Discussion: When a Veggie grows on the Neighbors side of the Fence.  Who owns the Veggie? Grower or Neighbor?

This innocent sounding question has turned into quite the discussion.  Feel free to lend your thoughts who the Rightful Owner of the treasured Veggie is.  Follow and comment on the discussion at twitter, facebook, or g+. #GourdHumor

As Posted in Gardening Club:

Interesting development in our backyard garden this year. 

Who owns the vegetable when it grows on the Neighbors side of the fence?  Grower or Neighbor? 

#Gardening #Fence #PropertyRights  

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Gideon Brontë
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neighbour, if said neighbour is moi hahah










Gideon Brontë
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neighbour owns it I'm guessing in the same way if a tree on your property falls into the neighbours yard, the neighbour is responsible for taking care of the damage





Scotts Contracting
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thanks for your input.  I'm curious as to what other people will say.  [This is not a big issue or are the parties in a fight over the veggie.]  My girl+sharon wendel  and I have been discussing it.

 I'm staying impartial on the subject but lean to the #Neighors owning it.

The women of the house say its their veggie.

#GourdHumor





Herb Graybill
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Whoever "grew" it would preferably be giving the fruit of their abundance away in a loving way to that very same neighbor.
The plant is doing that before you get around to it.





I just hope they don't consider our plants as Invasive. I agree with giving it away!

My experience. Growing up on ranch. Didn't matter whose tree fell on fence. Clear tree. Rebuild fence- so the Cows don't get out!





Who do you think the Rightful owner of the Vegie is? 

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6/24/2014

Yes Old Dog New Tricks-DirtyEnergyDuke and Solar

Another Dirty Coal Company jumping on Clean Energy from Solar Bandwagon 'proof' that Solar Energy has been adopted as the preferred energy source of the Future.

2 Universities in DC Make Deal to Buy Solar Power (abcnewshidden in the text of the document: 'Duke Energy Renewables'


"Whats this I asked?" 


I know Duke Energy is known for #DirtyCoal... 


a quick google search on Dirty Duke Energy led me to a page that downplays the Dirty Coal aspects of Dirty Duke Energy Company and preaches clean energy aspects.  They even downright admit clean energy is best for all.

 Coal Company jumping on Clean Energy from Solar Bandwagon 

'proof' that Solar Energy has been adopted as the 

preferred energy source of the Future. Scotty

What I found most interesting is: "This Dirty Coal company has jumped on the #Solar bandwagon-which means that even dirtydukeenergy has realized the importance of clean energy production from non-polluting sources." Further proof that #SolarEnergy has been adopted as the preferred energy source of the Future.
Even here in #StLouis the local #DirtyCoal company #Ameren is building a big solar energy plant. Once again proof that #cleanenergy from solar is both profitable for the owner and is the Future!
  • Do you realize that the same #BigBusiness #dirtycoal  companies that are fighting and supporting negative ad campaigns with #dirtyenergymoney against #CleanEnergy  are then investing $$$ #Money   ' IN ' #solarenergy  .  This should show you what is going on behind closed doors (in the Energy Industry) in regard to the future of energy and where it will come from.  
  • Solar is the Future.  Dirty Energy realizes it and soon you will too. 

Build Green,
Scotty

Dirty Coal jumping on Solar Bandwagon for profits from clean energy production
Solar-Good Enough for Dirty Coal Company good enough for me!

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6/20/2014

St Louis Renewable Energy: Global Warming ie: Climate Change is Science the G...

Don't let the GOP pull the Wool over your Eyes on the Climate Change Issue-Scotty 

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So If you are as sick as I am of the Denial and the GOPs inaction to curtail GHG Emissions.  I encourage everyone to contact your Elected Leaders and tell them: Act to Save Our Planet from Global Warming ie: Climate Change caused mainly by the Exhaust Gases from Fossil Fuels.

Find your Elected Leaders Information 
-Find Your Representatives-Republican or Democrat, and Let Your Voice BE HEARD! Active Participation is Suggested 

Need I mention again that Clean Energy Production will also create JOBS? and Lessen the Demand the US has on Imports of Oil from the Middle East?  It really pisses me off to think about all the prior Service Men and Women who have given so much to protect our Nation from the Damage created from the consumption of OIL, especially from Nations that oppose the Freedoms the USA is best know for.  We can lessen this demand and create Clean Energy Jobs for the USA. 

article reposted from:St Louis Renewable Energy: Global Warming ie: Climate Change is Science the G...: Many months ago I posted - EPA denies climate change challenges - that the Climate Scientist Reported: stolen emails undermined the Climate...






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6/18/2014

CHECK OUT "THE TURNING POINT," NEW ARTICLE IN ROLLING STONE A MUST-READ!

CHECK OUT AL GORE'S NEW
ARTICLE IN ROLLING STONE >
 
 CHECK OUT "THE TURNING POINT," MY NEW ARTICLE IN ROLLING STONE. IT'S A MUST-READ! 
 
 
Dear Reader,
As a Climate Reality activist, you are truly at the front lines of powering the social revolution for climate action. And today, I wanted to write to you for two important reasons.
First: thank you! Thank you for taking the time to turn your passion for our climate's future into action.
Second: I've written a new article in the next issue of Rolling Stone magazine, and I wanted to make sure you had a chance to check it out before it hits newsstands on Friday.
Recently, the news about the climate crisis has included some hard things to read -- like the announcement by scientists that the collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet is now irreversible. But we don't have time or reasons to feel despair; that's just another form of denial, paralyzing action. As you'll see in my article, I'm extremely hopeful for the future of our great planet. Sometimes it's worth reminding ourselves that the solutions to this climate crisis are right in front us, right here, right now, and I wanted to share this good news with people like you who are fighting for a clean-energy future.
So please, take a few minutes to read this article. I hope that when you do you'll take the time to share it with friends, family, and others who are helping to create a healthy and sustainable future for all of us.
Thanks again for all the hard work that you do. Together, we can create lasting change. And that's just one more reason I'm hopeful this year.
Sincerely,
Al Gore
Founder and Chairman

In the struggle to solve the climate crisis, a powerful, largely unnoticed shift is taking place
Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-turning-point-new-hope-for-the-climate-20140618#ixzz350aD2mvy Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook


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Join Me 5th Annual StLouis Garlic Fest

This is the fifth annual event which celebrates the Garlic harvest locally and everywhere !

St Louis Garlic Fest

Come Celebrate the Harvest 


Sat Jun 21 Carondelet Park,


3900 Holly Hills Drive 9am-7pm


StLouis Garlic Fest-Come Celebrate the Harvest Sat Jun 21 Carondelet Park, 3900 Holly Hills Drive 9am-7pm
StLouis Garlic Fest-Come Celebrate the Harvest Sat Jun 21 Carondelet Park, 3900 Holly Hills Drive 9am-7pm



GARLIC FEST SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2014


9:00 am~ Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Blessing by Hraelsvelg Odinsson and Announcements (Main Gazebo)
10:00 am~ 11:30 Classic rock sounds of SKY-CHAINED (Main Gazebo)
10:00- 11:00 The history of garlic, commercial garlic storage and how to sell garlic to CSA’s and restaurants w/Garlic Mark (Workshop area 1 front left of boathouse)
10:00- 5:00 DIY Kids Craft area will be up and running all day. ( In the boathouse)
11:00-12:00 The Kratky Method to hydroponic growing by Hraelsvelg Odinsson (Workshop area1)
12:00- 1:00 Cooking with Garlic and Chef Jen (Left side of Boathouse)
1:00 – 2:00 Brian Greenway (Main Gazebo)
1:00 Kids relay games (workshop area 2 front right of the boathouse)
1:00- 2:00 Recovered Heirloom garlic / Mark (Workshop area 1 front left of boathouse)
2:00-2:30 Heritage Chickens for the homestead w/Diane
3:00- 4:00 Cooking with Garlic and Chef Jen (Left side of Boathouse)
3:30- 5:00 Raw Earth (Main Gazebo)
4:00- 4:30 Self-defense for all ages, courtesy of Black Dragon Kung Fu, Prof. Ike Bear and Jason Apollo (workshop area 2 front right of the boathouse)
5:30 Garlic Eating contest, raffle drawing, must be present to win. (Main Gazebo)
6:00- 7:00 encore performance Sky-Chained (Main Gazebo)
7:00- 10:00~ Drumming by the lake, bring your drums, tambourines, hula hoops and let’s celebrate another great Garlic Fest! (Lake side)
Throughout the day enjoy the mind melting sounds of Jeff Schaffer
https://www.facebook.com/TheMightyMightySpeck

*All workshops are subject to change or adding of more at any time. This list was updated on June 11th*


 This years festival will be held again in Carondelet Park. 


CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE FOR FUTURE INFO AND THE VENDORS FORM AT http://www.gatewaygarlic.com/ and Like us on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/Gatewaygarlicfest


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Exxon hates your children

Exxon Hates Your Children YouTube video: http://youtu.be/uXV6FW9Vg0I


MAKE EXXON PAY FOR CLIMATE CHANGE — NOT OUR CHILDREN!

The time is now to stop fueling climate disaster on US taxpayers’ dime. We demand Congress and the President work together to eliminate ALL subsidies to fossil fuels. We, and our children, cannot afford the more than $10 billion per year in handouts from the US government to Big Oil, Gas and Coal.

 As Congress debates what actions to take to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” perhaps no programs are less worthy of government support than those which subsidize Big Oil, Gas, and Coal. Read on to understand:
  • How oil, gas and coal companies undermine your children’s futures,
  • Why these subsidies are a waste of taxpayer dollars, and
  • What you can do to stop them.

Imagine if your government gave a company a sweet deal to build your local playground. Then, that company dumped toxic waste underneath where your kids play everyday, just because it was the most profitable thing for them to do.
What would you do? Obviously you’d protect your children and demand that the company fully pay to clean up their mess. You’d demand that the company pay for any medical help needed by your kids. Finally, you’d demand that your government immediately stop sending your tax dollars — subsidies — to that company.
That company is Exxon, the playground is our planet, and the sweet deal they get is by way ofmassive government handouts. But Exxon is not alone; their competitors and industry friends in the fossil fuel game are all running their businesses in a way that is ruining our children’s futures.
In short, if you judge Exxon and other fossil fuel companies not by the words on their press releases, but by their actions and predictable consequences, Exxon really must hate your children. The facts speak for themselves.
Consider the following:
  1. Exxon must hate your children because their business model depends on drilling for more and more of the fuels that cause climate disruption, even though fossil fuel companies havealready discovered significantly more oil, gas and coal than scientists say we can safely burn. They are creating climate chaos every day — and they’re getting rich doing it.
    Even the International Energy Agency now agrees that in order to have even chances of limiting global warming to just 2 degrees Celsius (beyond which the worst impacts of warming will kick in), two-thirds of the current proven reserves of fossil fuels must remain in the ground by 2050.
  2. Exxon must hate your children because, for years, they spent millions funding a coordinated campaign to create confusion about climate science, which slowed the move towards a more sustainable future. Now Exxon (finally) admits that climate change is a problem, but…
    • They say they can’t predict what will happen, and
    • Therefore they will continue business as usual.
    In June 2012, Rex Tillerson, the CEO of Exxon, acknowledged that burning of fossil fuels is warming the planet, but said society will be able to “adapt”. Tillerson blamed a public that is “illiterate” in science and math, a “lazy” press, and advocacy groups that “manufacture fear”for misconceptions around the oil and gas industry.
    Exxon's report, "Energy and Carbon - Managing the Risks" published on March 14, 2014, flatly states "we do not anticipate society being able to supplant traditional carbon- based forms of energy with other energy forms, such as renewables, to the extent needed to meet this carbon budget".
  3. Exxon must hate your children because they and other fossil fuel companies send campaign contributions to candidates for Congress, and in turn, they get massive subsidies…at the expense of more important causes. For every one dollar Big Oil spends on political contributions, they get $59 back in subsidies — a 5800% rate of return. Meanwhile, they make record profits — in 2011, just the 5 biggest oil companies alone (including Exxon) made roughly $135 billion in profits. The at least $10 billion annually in our tax dollars that goes to supporting these rich fossil fuel companies should instead go to building a safe future for all our children.
  4. Exxon must hate your children because climate change threatens the future of all of our children, and they seem to just ignore it. Even before Superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast of the United Stateswe were witnessing climate impacts on a daily basis, and they’re only getting worse. Just this summer, we’ve seen drought engulf the breadbasket of America. We’ve seen freak storms ravage the Midwest and east coast. All of these impacts are consistent with scientific predictions of climate change. Yet Exxon continues drilling and funding Congressional campaigns, in order to get more subsidies to feed their addiction to their climate-destroying profits.
So, to Exxon, your children’s safe futures stand in the way of their massive profits. They peddle influence, throw their money around, and lobby their way to more subsidies, more obscene profits…and a more dangerous future for the rest of us.
Exxon, and all other oil, gas and coal companies, talk a good game. Their slick ads — which they have the money to place almost everywhere thanks to record profits supplemented by government handouts — promise jobs, prosperity, energy security and a brighter future. Unfortunately, the only promise that they are likely to deliver on is the promise of profits — which won’t matter for your children, who will have to pay the price.
This is not a problem we will solve overnight. To start though, we can demand that Exxon, and all other oil companies, stop using our money to fund climate destruction.

6/09/2014

How climate change will impact states like Missouri-via U. S. National Climate Assessment

 
U. S. National Climate Assessment outlines how climate change will impact states like Missouri.  


States are taking action

Before issuing this proposal, EPA heard from states, utilities, labor unions, nongovernmental organizations, consumer groups, industry and others to learn more about what programs are already working to reduce carbon pollution.  We learned that states are leading the way– especially through programs that expand energy efficiency and renewable energy. Missouri already has programs in place that could be part of its individual or regional plan to reduce carbon pollution, including: 
  • Energy efficiency standards or goals
  • Demand-side energy efficiency programs that advance energy efficiency improvements for electricity use
  • Renewable energy portfolio standards or goals

Proposed state goals build on state leadership

To set state-specific goals, EPA analyzed the practical and affordable strategies that states and utilities are already using to lower carbon pollution from the power sector. These include improving energy efficiency, improving power plant operations, and encouraging reliance on low-carbon and zero-emitting electricity generation. Together, these make up the best system for reducing carbon pollution. They achieve meaningful reductions at a lower cost. 

The Agency applied these strategies consistently, but each state’s energy mix ultimately leads to a different goal that is unique to the state.
 
In 2012, Missouri’s power sector CO2 emissions were approximately 71 million metric tons from sources covered by the rule. The amount of energy produced by fossil-fuel fired plants, and certain low or zero emitting plants was approximately 80 terawatt hours (TWh)*. So, Missouri’s 2012 emission rate was 1,963 pounds/megawatt hours (lb/MWh).  

EPA is proposing that Missouri develop a plan to lower its carbon pollution to meet its proposed emission rate goal of 1,544 lb/MWh in 2030.

*includes existing non-hydro renewable energy generation and approximately 6% of nuclear generation. The 2012 emission rate shown here has not been adjusted for any incremental end-use energy efficiency improvements that states may make as part of their plans to reach these state goals. 

States decide how to cut carbon pollution 

The state goals are not requirements on individual electric generating units. Missouri will choose how to meet the goal through whatever combination of measures reflects its particular circumstances and policy objectives. A state does not have to put in place the same mix of strategies that EPA used to set the goal.

Missouri may work alone or in cooperation with other states to comply with the proposed rule.  EPA estimates that states could achieve their goals most cost effectively if they work with others.  

EPA encourages states to look broadly across their electricity system to identify strategies for their plans to reduce carbon pollution.  Strategies can include:   
  • Demand-side energy efficiency programs
  • Renewable energy standards
  • Efficiency improvements at plants
  • Dispatch changes
  • Co-firing or switching to natural gas
  • Construction of new Natural Gas Combined-Cycle plants
  • Transmission efficiency improvements
  • Energy storage technology
  • Retirements
  • Expanding renewables like wind and solar
  • Expanding nuclear
  • Market-based trading programs
  • Energy conservation programs
Missouri's Energy Mix in 2012 (in percentage)
Hover over the chart to see more info. (Source: The EIA form 923)

Missouri's Role in New Carbon Plan-proposed emission rate goal of 1,544 lb per MWh in 2030
  • 2012, Missouri’s power sector CO2 emissions were approximately 71 million metric tons from sources covered by the rule. The amount of energy produced by fossil-fuel fired plants, and certain low or zero emitting plants was approximately 80 terawatt hours (TWh)*. So, Missouri’s 2012 emission rate was 1,963 pounds/megawatt hours (lb/MWh).
    EPA is proposing that Missouri develop a plan to lower its carbon pollution to meet its proposed emission rate goal of 1,544 lb/MWh in 2030

Clean Power Plan - States

The science shows that climate change is already posing risks to our health and our economy.

Nationwide by 2030, the Clean Power Plan will help cut carbon emissions from the power sector by 30 percent below 2005 levels.

The proposal also would cut pollution that leads to the formation of soot and smog by over 25 percent in 2030.

States, cities and businesses across our country are already taking action. They have set energy efficiency targets, increased their use of renewable energy, made agreements and implemented programs to cut carbon pollution.


Read More at:

  • http://cleanpowerplanmaps.epa.gov/CleanPowerPlan/
  •  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/06/epa-map-co2-emissions_n_5461848.html?utm_hp_ref=green


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