Faced with the community-damaging possibility of the U.S. Air Force basing its soon-to-be-testing F-35 nuclear capable fighter bomber at the Burlington Airport in their city, South Burlington’s City Councilors have once again expressed carefully and coherently argued opposition to the plan that the Air Force’s own study found would render more than a thousand nearby homes “incompatible with residential use.”
The impact of an F-35 base would, by the Air Force’s own calculation, destroy...
It’s not just a cliche that our machines used to be built to last.
My washing machine stopped working this week. It just quietly threw in the towel and stopped agitating. It’s a really old machine so I assumed that it had paid its dues. It’s so old, actually, that anyone under about 35 might not even recognize it as a washer.
Anyway, I crossed my fingers and called the repairman. He came out and, within 30 minutes, had it running perfectly again. Then, he told me what a great machine it was….that “they aren’t making them like this anymore.” This one, he said...
Friends, please check out (and share) this great video Ben Falk made from a CompostPower project this weekend, which will be used to heat radiant floor loops in his greenhouse this winter.
We also just built one very similar to this that will heat the Slade Greenhouse at UVM this winter via radiant floor loops in the seedbeds (see attached). The Design Guide on www.CompostPower.org is available as a tool to guide people through the step by step process of doing this, and this video is a great complement to that that shows how to get aeration under the mass along with insulating the...
For the record, incumbent Sen. Claire Ayer (D-Addison) cast the swing vote to allow Entergy to store its nuclear waste on-site. This action helped keep the aging plant profitable. I call it Corporate Welfare: Vermonters assume the risk and some of Entergy’s cost of doing business, and a corporation walks away with greater profits.
Sen. Ayer. knowingly disregards the wishes of her constituents, and defers to “experts” backed...
From the union of power and money,
From the union of power and secrecy,
From the union of government and science,
From the union of government and art,
From the union of science and money,
From the union of ambition and ignorance,
From the union of genius and war,
From the union of outer space and inner vacuity,
The Mad Farmer walks quietly away.
There is only one of him, but he goes.
He returns to the small country he calls home,
His own nation small enough to walk across.
He goes shadowy into...
Vermont's motto is Freedom and Unity. While campaigning across Washington County, I have heard many stories of the unity showed in these communities after they were hit by tropical storm Irene. The extraordinary unity occurred when freedom was exercised by neighbors helping neighbors in need during a state of emergency. I believe that freedom and unity work hand-in-hand. I believe we can apply the principles of freedom and liberty to issues such as healthcare, education, food and farm policy and market economies ,and our communities will be stronger for it.
I seek to be a Senator who takes seriously the...
Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Worse than Anticipated
Censored News Cluster: Environment and Health
Developing evidence from a number of independent sources suggests that the negative consequences of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster are far greater than first acknowledged or understood. An estimated 14,000 excess deaths in the United States are linked to the radioactive fallout in Japan, according to a December 2011 report published in the International Journal of Health Services. Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency’s radiation-detection network (RadNet) has...
Entergy is doing it again. This time the corporation is saying the state has no power to determine whether Vermont Yankee operates or not. This time they're pointing their fingers at the Public Service Board (PSB). According to VERMONT’S DEMOCRATIC PROCESS the PSB determines Vermont's energy future as well as Entergy's. Support the state of Vermont and its regulator, the PSB by making your voice heard at PSB public hearings.