Why bugger all bike

An unrepentant fanatic

Legacy of the 1st 100 years of colonisation didn’t include high rates of Maori imprisonment despite far more racist times

HT: Lindsay Mitchell

Sounds like a good fellow

 

14,000 Abandoned Wind Turbines Litter the United States

odd, According to the Golden Gate Audubon Society 75-110 Golden Eagles, 380 Burrowing Owls, 300 Red-Tailed Hawks and 333 American Kestrels are killed by the turbines every year.

In New Zealand, 55 blue nosed dolphins and their preservation is supposed to govern the entire maritime zone administration

American Elephants

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The towering symbols of a fading religion, over 14,000 wind turbines, abandoned, rusting, slowly decaying. When it is time to clean up after a failed idea, no green environmentalists are to be found. Wind was free, natural, harnessing Earth’s bounty for the benefit of all mankind, sounded like a good idea. Wind turbines, like solar panels, break down.  They produce less energy before they break down than the energy it took to make them.  The wind does not blow all the time, or even most of the time. When it is not blowing, they require full-time backup from conventional power plants.

Without government subsidy, they are unaffordable. With governments facing financial troubles, the subsidies are unaffordable. It was a nice dream, a very expensive dream, but it didn’t work.

California had the “big three” of wind farm locations — Altamont Pass, Tehachapi, and San Gorgonio, considered the world’s best wind…

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Eye Candy: the provinces of ancient Rome

Notes On Liberty

NOL ancient Rome's adminstrative units.pngClick here to zoom

This is a beautiful map of Rome’s administrative units. There’s not much more to say, really.

Here is Barry on Roman law. Here is Mark on the Roman economy. Have a good week!

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Thomas Sowell on Facts and Free Speech (Pt. 1)

Jeff Thomson The Most Lethal Fast Bowler EVER

Cher – Walkin’ In Memphis

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