Monthly Archives: September 2011

Teen ‘n Tuinmuur

Hier sien jy ‘n “werpsel” mot-eiers teen ons tuinmuur – ongeveer werlike grootte:

Let op die swart spikkel bolangs en ongeveer in die middel.

Hier is daardie spikkel heelwat vergroot:

Ek raai dis ‘n parasitiese wesp wat wag vir die ruspes om uit te broei. Ek hou haar nou al die hele dag dop, en sy sit steeds daar. As ek reg is, is dit ‘n “sy” wat dan ‘n eier in die ruspe sal lê en wanneer dit op sy beurt uitbroei, die mot-ruspe van binne sal opvreet!

Die wesp is minder as 1 millimeter lank!

Die storie vervolg hier: Teen ‘n Tuinmuur IITeen ‘n Tuinmuur IIITeen ‘n Tuinmuur IVTeen ‘n Tuinmuur V

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Die arrogansie van hubris.

“Volcanic eruptions, like this one at Mount Pinatubo eruption in 1991, are known to have global cooling effects. In October, researchers will test a man-made volcano that might eventually be used as a temporary defense against the devastating effects of climate change.Image: Wikimedia Commons”

Britse wetenskaplikes will m.b.v. kunsmatige vulkane die aarde se klimaat beheer. Hulle kan of wil nie aanvaar dat klimaat hoofsaaklik natuurlike oorsake het en dat die mens se invloed in vergelyking byna weglaatbaar klein is.

Die wetenskaplikes word aangevuur deur sulke propagandamakers soos die IPCC meelopers Al Gore en Pachauri wat hulle self verryk deur die klimaat se warmlugballon aanhoudend groter op te blaas.

As jy van mening is dat slegs CO2 die klimaat beheer, speel jy met vuur deur allerhande “geo engineering” projekte waarvan jy nie die gevolge kan voorsien nie. Die IPCC se modelle kan beslis nie sulke ingrepe se effek voorsien nie – soos wat hulle nie die laaste 15 jaar se gebrek aan verwarming kon voorsien nie.

Maar, as jy op die bankmaakstoriesoustrein ry en groot bedrae geld aan jou navorsing toegeken word, maak dit seker nie baie saak wat jy aanvang nie – hou net die momentum aan die gang.

Lees meer hier: Scientific American

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Kadoef!

Kadoef!

Dis was die geluid toe ek op my rug geval het!

Die Rede?

Zuma appoints inquiry into arms deal



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Dit was mos die dertiende!

Gister, 13 September het ‘n soortgelyke wrak agter teen my nuwerige tweedehandse Polo vasgery.

Gelaai met 6 of meer Zim immigrante.

Geen ID, geen rybewys, geen versekering, geen geld. 

Waarskynlik ook geen brieke …

Foto: fc06.deviant.art.net

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How green is my valley?

Hier is enkele uittreksels van ‘n artikel hier: Netright Daily

Die argument is dat windkrag nie groen is nie en net met belastinggeld aan die gang gehou kan word.

Land. 

 Wind turbine installations impact vast amounts of land, far more than traditional power plants.

Arizona’s Palo Verde nuclear plant generates 3,750 megwatts of electricity from a 4,000-acre site.

The 600-MW John Turk ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plant in Arkansas covers part of 2,900 acres; two 600-MW coal-fired units in India use just 600 acres.

Gas-fired units like Calpine’s 560-MW Fox Energy Center in Wisconsin require several hundred acres. All generate reliable power 90-95 percent of the year.

By contrast, the 600-MW Fowler Ridge wind installation (355 turbines) spans 50,000 acres of farm country along Indiana’s I-65 corridor. The 782-MW Roscoe project in Texas (627 turbines) sprawls across 100,000 acres.

Oregon’s Shepherds Flat project (338 gigantic 2.5 MW turbines) covers nearly 80,000 wildlife and scenic acres along the Columbia River Gorge, for a “rated capacity” of 845 MW.

To replace just 20 percent of the United States’ 995,000 MW of total installed generating capacity, we would need to blanket an area the size of Kansas with wind turbines, and then add nearly a thousand 600-MW gas-fired backup generators … and thousands of miles of new high voltage transmission lines.

Raw materials. 

Wind turbine installations require vast amounts of steel, copper, rare earth metals, fiberglass, concrete, rebar and other materials for the turbines, towers and bases.

A single 1.7 MW wind turbine, like 315 of the Fowler Ridge units, involves some 365 tons of materials for the turbine assembly and tower, plus nearly 1100 tons of concrete and rebar for the foundation.

Bigger units require substantially more materials. Grand total for the entire Fowler wind installation: some 515,000 tons; for Roscoe, 752,000 tons; for Shepherds Flat, 575,000 tons; for Chokecherry, perhaps 2,000,000 tons. Offshore installations need far more raw materials.

To all that must be added millions of tons of steel, copper, concrete and rebar for thousands of miles of transmission lines — and still more for mostly gas-fired generators to back up every megawatt of wind power and generate electricity the 17 hours of each average day that the wind doesn’t blow.

Money. 

Taxpayers and consumers must provide perpetual subsidies to prop up wind projects, which cannot survive without steady infusions of cash via feed-in tariffs, tax breaks and direct payments.

Transmission lines cost $1.0 million to $2.5 million per mile. Landowners get $5,000+ per turbine, plus royalties on all energy produced from the turbine, plus payments for every foot of access road and transmission lines.

However, taxpayers pay more, while the landowners’ neighbors suffer property devaluation, scenic disruption, noise, health problems and interference with crop spraying, but no monetary compensation.

Direct federal wind energy subsidies to help cover this totaled $5 billion in FY 2010; state support added billions more; still more billions were added to consumers’ electric bills.

The Other People’s Money well is running dry. The “manmade catastrophic climate change” thesis behind the wind energy campaign is in shambles.

Voters and consumers are understandably fed up.

Read more at NetRightDaily.com: http://netrightdaily.com/2011/09/our-least-sustainable-energy-option/#ixzz1XMaqI95o

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Eienaardig!

Hier is een van ons duur duikbote.

Ons sien hulle nooit onderwater nie!

Die slimmer een in die huis reken die duikknoppie is gebreek …

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Winde van verandering?

Ek sien Siemens adverteer lustig hulle begeerte om windmeulens te bou, die soort wat krag opwek. Dit blyk dat Siemens se moederland die grootste wind installasie in die wêreld bedryf, maar hulle 22000 turbines het verlede jaar teen slegs 15% van hulle kapasiteit krag gelewer, en verskaf net sowat 6% van die behoefte, en dit ‘n heel onbetroubare 6%.

Die Duitsers is besig om ‘n les te leer, soos ook die Engelse, ons staan agter in die tou om dieselfde les te leer want ons sal nie uit ander se foute leer nie. Soos met uikomsgebaseerde onderwys, hol ons blind agter die buitelanse modes aan.

Windkrag is groen en goed en daarom betoog die celecbrities nie daaroor nie, die omgewing kan maar skade ly.

Meer hier

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Wie moet hulle bedank?

In vandag (Maandag 5 September 2011) se Cape Times is hierdie foto (met my byvoegsel):

“People are our wealth – we fleece them and we’re laughing all the way to the bank!”

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What’s in a name?

Ek hoor jy kan nou boerewors in Londen koop, (http://www.thesavanna.co.uk/)

En wat noem jy daardie Ingelse wors?

Anglo-Boer Wors.

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