Wherefore, honest men and wise men should be sought for diligently, and good men and wise men ye should observe to uphold; (D&C 98:10)

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Over 1000 Peer Reviewed Articles on Climate

From 'Book Review – “Evolving Faith: Wanderings of a Mormon Biologist”, by Steven L. Peck' by rameumptom

here is an Internet link that has over 1000 peer reviewed articles on climate, just so you can see that the truth is a little inconvenient, if you will not take the time to discuss it: 
From the link:
Preface: The following papers support skeptic arguments against Anthropogenic Climate Change (ACC), Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) or Alarmism [Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW) or Dangerous Anthropogenic Global Warming (DAGW)].
I tend towards Rameumptom's view:
As for me, I am an agnostic in regards to global warming. I believe there probably is anthropogenic climate change going on. I’m just not certain how much it affects the over all, long term climate. My concern is that in most discussions I’ve seen, other issues are dismissed, such as solar activity, El Nino, etc., on how they affect climate.  And if things are growing warmer, whether that is a good or bad thing (previous warming periods have benefited many ecosystems and man).
--Update 2017-06-05
"Fox News’ Chris Wallace Confronts Al Gore With His Failed Global Warming Predictions [VIDEO]" http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/78739-2/

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Houston versus Chicago

Houston and Chicago are pretty similar demographically.

How do we account for the difference in the murder rate in the two? In 2012 Chicago had 500, in Houston, 216.

Might it be that there are more guns? Or that there guns being carried legally concealed?

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Wisdom in Advocating Change

As true now as it was then and as it will be in 20 years time.Disturb Reality
Posted by Disturb Reality on Sunday, October 4, 2015

Wisdom from the old Dragnet TV show.

Honor Both Life and the Second Amendment

I believe that we can honor life and the second amendment. I don’t think the way Australia has handled gun rights gives adequate protection for our rights to defend ourselves from other citizens or the government. I see the 2nd amendment like the seat belt I wear every time I get into the car. I do not expect to need it, but would never give it up.

I see another path to reducing and eliminating gun crimes. I remember a story of a teacher that was at Columbine that started taking interviews of her student to see if she might be able to see ahead of time the issues that festered before the tragedy.

I am not sure how that might be implemented in general society maybe something along the lines of R U OK?

Not just a program but a light lit from heart to heart. The root of the problem is the lack of connection. We isolate, we put up barriers. We must be willing to open up. Love is the answer. What that might look like is one, ten, a thousand, then millions transforming their lives. To reach out responsibly to the humans around them. When we all see that there is no difference between you and I, mass shootings will disappear. Just as an arm would not think of destroying its own leg.

I have a friend that held up Australia as an example of how to reduce gun violence. This article shares that there is a great cost to achieving what Australia achieved. I am not willing to pay that price.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Rand Paul Middle East Foreign Policy

Rand Paul Middle East Foreign Policy #StandWithRand #JusticeNeverSleeps #PeaceThroughStrength
Posted by Rand Paul Revolution on Monday, October 5, 2015

I fully support this foreign policy.
The world does not have an Islam problem, the world has a dignity problem...
You cannot solve a dignity problem with a war.
Hippocratic Oath: First do no harm
The same question, should we depose Assad?  ...  We're still back there fighting our own weapons. 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

One Year of Solar

In January we will have had solar panels for one year. In this article I will tell you what I learned and update it as the year closes.

The first lesson to learn is that there are two buckets APS uses, peak and non-peak. Any electricity generated in one bucket does not get transferred to the other.

The second lesson is that I misunderstood the APS bill. I thought I was going to generate way more than I needed in the peak bucket. To counterbalance this, I did the opposite of super-cooling once we started using our A/C in the spring. On Jul 23, I talked to APS and corrected my misunderstanding. This is why you see an increase of my bill starting in July.

I expect that next year will see a rise in the summer, but not nearly enough.

This graph makes sense if it is showing all the electricity I used, whether from the panels or from APS. If it does not, it seems that Sep is pretty high. 

This graph is from the Sunpower monitoring web app. The reason May is so much lower is my system was offline for 12 days because of a card that was meant for a smaller inverter. When I was generating a lot, it thought it was going to overload. This should be fixed in the next month or so. In Jul I missed 4 days, Aug 1 day, Sep 2 days.

I pay about $200 to lease the solar panels. In 2014, paid an average of $260 a month for electricity. I hope to at least break even, we will see.

Here is a spreadsheet where I have been keeping track of stats and conclusions based on data.