Tuesday, March 24, 2009

 

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

 

Help make Daffodil Place BLOOM



http://www.daffodilplace.ca/

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When is a monopoly not a game?

I remember when the US regulators ruled that Intel and Microsoft weren't allowed to own and control the entire computer industry?

But

We have the Oil producers who are the every same people who refine their own oil and sell it.

So what we have now is the price of the oil coming out of the ground is down but the price of the refined oil by the very same companies is up?

So why isn't this relationship treated the same as the one involving two giant computer companies?

Like shouldn't the two be tied together a little more closely? Seeing as diesel gas and other distillates aren't made from turnips but rather crude oil? So why the difference.

These companies are winning coming and going whether it is on the coming side or the going side their profits have yet to fall?

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'SnowMan' Software Helps Keep Snow Drifts Off the Road


Lots of uses for this software in Newfoundland and Labrador.

http://www.physorg.com/news152469203.html

UB civil engineering professor Stuart Chen led a team that developed "SnowMan," a software program that helps road designers and maintenance personnel reduce snow drifts on highways.

Now, a University at Buffalo engineer has led the development of "SnowMan," a user-friendly, desktop software package that puts cost-effective solutions to the snow drift problem at the fingertips of highway designers and road maintenance personnel.

"SnowMan" helps transportation engineers design roadways that are less likely to be plagued by snow drifts; it also allows maintenance personnel to more precisely situate snow fences in order to reduce drifting on existing roadways.

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Triple E senate, Equal, Equal, Equal

The only real E in the triple E senate conundrum is the EQUAL E.

The Effective E is really a red hearing.
The only way a triple E senate would be effective is if it equal.

The Elected E is really a moot point. In fact it may well be self defeating because the House Of Commons and the Upper/Lower canada majority will never allow another elected body to challenge their supremacy.

Since our current TYRANNY OF THE MAJORITY political system works for those two principals they don't want it to change.

Further to that an Elected senate along partisan lines which seems to be the status Quo would also be self defeating and accomplish nothing because the senate would still be whipped into voting along partisan lines.

Then there is the reality that currently the provinces or more to the point the premiers like the fact that they get to deal directly with Ottawa and an elected senate would remove them from that loop.

It all comes down to our TYRANNY OF THE MAJORITY political system is broken. So how do we change it? There are lots of models to look too for influence and guidance.

But ultimately the goal is to give the provincial members of this federation a way to have an EQUAL say and represent their issues, concerns, values, morals, ethics and people on a truly national stage. Seeing as nowhere in our systemically flawed federation does this currently exist not in the Senate, Not in the Supreme Kangaroo Court of canada which has 3 judges from each Ontario and Quebec with the remaining 3 coming from the other 7 provinces, Now nobody would expect that the House of Commons would be equal so it is still a body of representation by population or TYRANNY OF THE MAJORITY if you will.

Now the parties that need to be placated here are the majority provinces, the french, the minority provinces, the Premiers, and The House Of commons.

So here is what I propose

6-10 bilingual senators from each province.
Appointed by each province.


This is basically a melange of the American equal senate, the Australian hybrid equal elected senate and the German Equal effective senate.

The provincial appointed senators wouldn't challenge the elected HOC the same as if it were elected.

By allowing the Provinces to appoint their own senators it would placate teh premiers fears of losing their sway with Ottawa.

Appointed senators wouldn't be beholding to the partisan politics which favors the majority provinces but rather would represent the provinces whom appoint them assuming their appointments aren't patronage appointments from the provincial party extensions of the federal parties.

Provincially appointed senators would be effective at representing their provinces while not being elected wouldn't have the same sway as the elected HOC.

By enlisting the support of the Provinces in allowing them to appoint senators would remove their fears of losing sway in ottawa.

By making bilingualism a criteria for the senate appointment would appease Quebec and french speaking canada while enticing the spread of bilingualism across the federation.

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Innovative emerging de-icing technology VRC


Dartmouth engineering professor and entrepreneur Victor Petrenko—along with his colleagues at Dartmouth and at Ice Engineering LLC in Lebanon, N.H.—have invented a way to cheaply and effectively keep ice off power lines.

The new proprietary technology is called a variable resistance cable (VRC) de-icing system. With only minor cable modifications plus some off-the-shelf electronics, the system switches the electrical resistance of a standard power line from low to high. The high resistance automatically creates heat to melt ice build-up or keep it from forming in the first place.

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~news/releases/2009/01/07.html

Many other applications as well.
http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/faculty/regular/victorpetrenko.html

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Rural cottage Economies of scale

Enabler and infrastructure

Micro Loans

Smart energy grid

High speed internet

Boat car carrier parking lot

Cruise ship hotel

Marketing and access to markets
Access to major markets, Ferries, Air transport,

Cheap fuel to entice airplanes to refuel in NL.

Small wind

Micro run of the river hydro

Orchards

Bed and Breakfast network and standards

Small campground lots

Seniors co-ops
maintenance, meals

Bog pellets

Peat endeavors

tourism fishery inshore

Enterprising individuals (Entrepreneurs)

Humber Valley Orchards

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Adventure Therapy


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adventure_therapy

I don't know but it would seem to me that this is just the way of life for alot of people in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

 

Kraft Hockeyville 2009

Kraft Hockeyville 2009

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