I need medication for anxiety attacks. Had them most of my 70 plus years and finally found a prescription medication that works. But I have to fight to get it. Every 3 months I need a refill and damned if I don't get a runarround every freaking time. It's enough to give me an anxiety attack. I had a friend who has since died who needed pain medication. She suffered miserably. But the wise doctors all told her to go home and take two Tylenol. Now they have even stopped the Tylenol with some kind of pain meds in it for over the counter. Yet, if she had been living in a more civilized nation, she could have had over the counter meds and had some relief. In the good old USofA, we are treated like criminals before the fact and have to prove our innocence. It used to be innocent until proven guilty. Not any more. I am honestly getting to believe that this country wants us to be sick, uneducated, poor, and terrified and when we reach an age to qualify for Social Security and other money that we have paid in over our working lives, they do everything they can to make life one big epic fail. Nuts to that!
.........is a dismal failure, yet he wants to incarcerate more. Where is he going to put them? Oh, I get it. He wants to build a huge prison with taxpayer dollars then have it run by a private company. This drug war talk is just a scare tactic and a ploy to have the public foot the bill, once again.
Remember, he doesn't give a tinker's damn about the citizens of Maine, but he sure loves him some corporate dollars. And this is what it's all about. Money.$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
........sinkholes, snakes, hurricanes, crime, heat and humidity that require air conditioners on, and a governor as nuts as ours. Same for any southern state. Any more "easy" answers chummy?
Can anyone see the irony of Mary Mayhew making any decision regarding mental health?
Claire, The power derived from sea platforms is minimal compared to the loss of the tourism industry and the fishing industry. There is still the same problems with them as inland plus the high powered cable that must be laid in areas which would be off limits to Maine lobstermen (and women), and all who make their living doing one of the most dangerous jobs. Tourism would take a hit. Already those on Monhegan are sick thinking what these giant towers will do both to their fishermen and the tourism money they will lose as an island community. And for what? Maine already exports power. I personally do not want to see puffins and other birds wiped out just so some guy from Massachusetts can have a hot tub on his deck. And as for the sea life like the whales, which communicate by sound, think what it will do to them. Water amplifies sound. The constant thump, thump, thump of the blades - well, we already know what the military underwater sonar does to porpoises and other sea life.
One other thought. In a world of extreme weather with ever increasing storms in both magnitude and numbers, how long will these giant egg beaters last? They have breaks for a reason - when the wind blows too hard, which causes the blades to crumble. How will they stand up to the intensity of a hurricane? Who will be responsible for insuring them in case of damage in shore or on sea? History tells us that business rarely is held fully responsible.
I haven't really done my homework on sea platforms to the extent I have on land-based wind power. I know the new models of land-based towers now will be six or seven hundred feet. Thats a 60 or 70 story building. To me, and I am just speaking personally, these are very intimidating visually and environmentally. I prefer conservation, retrofitting and weatherization of buildings. Think of the jobs created if we, as a state decided to go that route. And hydro and solar, too, of course.
The USA is a war profiteer.
Grave or Gravel? If you have to lie about your own name, why would anyone believe a word you say? Troll.
As a person who has studdied the wind power situation in Maine for years, I would like to thank both of these Representatives for bringing this bill forward.
I debated, along with others, Angus King and other wind proponants, in a public forum. I was chosen because of my knowledge on this subject.
Wind power is not "green". It has a devastatingly negative effect on our beautiful state. Vast swaths of forest is clearcut, tops of ridges,hills and mountains are blasted and tons of concrete poured for the base. All the silt and debris from this is washed down into brooks,streams,rivers and lakes, killing fish and wildlife. The herbacide used (like agent orange) to kill vegetation also washes down and gets into aquifers and wells.
The nacelle, the power unit of these things, leak brake fluid, oil, and have been known to start fires. Very dangerous for our forests. And, despite what you have been told, wind towers USE electricity to heat fluids and maintain the red flashing warning lights.
Wind power does NOT replace the need for other fuels. Because of the intermitant fickle trickle of wind, backup plants must be built to kick in instantainiously when wind is intermittant or when there is no wind. The power grid demands it or there would be brownouts and blackouts. And these backup suppliers of electricity must be kept operating in reserve, all the time, supplying power when needed at split second timing. ( think of it as keeping your car engine running while parked in your driveway until needed.) And wind, when needed, does not always blow - a hot August afternoon when everyone has their air conditioners on - not a trickle of a breeze even on the ridgelines.
Lastly, (thanks for bearing with me) our Maine forests are a perfect carbon sink. In other words, trees actually remove CO2 from the atmosphere. If, because of our richly wooded state, we are already ahead of the game in reduction of CO2, why would we want to destroy our advantage?
We are a state rich in rivers. People ask me, what would you do to bring more power to Maine and New England? Hydro.
......Gov. LePage hates Maine, hates Maine workers, and hates the Dept. of Labor.
REMEMBER THE MURAL!
Our family was raised on them, just about. Cheap and filling. Beans, hot dogs, cole slaw and brown bread or buttermilk biskets. I love beans and am full of them. ; )
However, we had to say goodby to B & M brand. They now use high fructose instead of brown sugar and molases. Bleagh! Yuk!
I've been baking our own beans now for quite a while. Jacob's Cattle are my favorite, then Yellow Eye. I have a four quart bean pot and we eat beans for breakfast, lunch and dinner sometimes.
Oh! And a nice slice of homemade apple pie with a goodly chunk of rat cheese on top. For those who do not know what rat cheese is - the sharpest cheddar you can find.
And, in case you are wondering, no. I put a stick in the pot and the farts climb out. (joke)