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GeneandCassie says...

A brief read about the organization (Humane Society of the United States) is here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Huma...

As it says, they 'don't operate shelters....'

Reading about this group is also interesting in its own right......

GeneandCassie says...

Wonder if people marched prior to the Ice Age ending a few years (say 15,000 or so); the sea level has raised perhaps 350 feet vertically since that time......

Walking is good exercise though and a great chance to socialize.....

GeneandCassie says...

Here is a recent article about a solar project:

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/S...

As the saying goes, 'there is no free lunch.....'

GeneandCassie says...

Perhaps the Port could purchase the property currently available downtown and convert it to housing......

On Perhaps McFeely Hotel could house homeless

Posted 16 October 2014, 1:41 p.m. Suggest removal

GeneandCassie says...

Producing electrical energy is definitely a toughie....

Hydropower has its fish issues.....

Wind power whacks the bats and birds.....

Solar fries the critters.....

Not a free lunch to be found......

GeneandCassie says...

Those ladies on a TV show from a bygone era had the ultimate travel solution...

Just twitch ye olde nose and presto!!!!! Instant non-polluting travel to anywhere......

Therein lies the answer to the travel question......

GeneandCassie says...

Walla Walla has never been a place to flock to for great gas prices......

But the flock has definitely been getting the Royal Fleece on this item.......

On Washington, Oregon gas prices take a dive

Posted 14 October 2014, 6:05 a.m. Suggest removal

GeneandCassie says...

"living standards will improve and poverty will actually decrease...."

This is a toughie; especially when the 'income side' of things remains 'flat' over the years but yet the 'costs side' of things continually increases (such as utility bills, health insurance, etc....)

Hopefully a thesis or two will be written about dealing with this situation of decreasing poverty with less monetary resources at hand to do so......

Fortunately the cost of 'fossil fuels' have been decreasing lately at ye olde pumping station....

GeneandCassie says...

"As ocean water levels rise, water becomes scarcer....'; interesting thought considering that evaporation of the ocean water to the atmosphere might then feed the hydrologic cycle which eventually sends the substance towards the land masses where it falls as precipitation and then heads back to the oceans for further participation in the continuing cycle.....

A 'higher ocean water level' might possibly equate to a larger surface area of ocean which might result in more opportunity for water to then evaporate into the atmosphere for eventual transport over the land masses......

Judging from the number of flashing red lights to the south, the region has done a great job of promoting renewable energy production...... and another electrical rate increase appears to be in the works......

The beat goes on......

On Letter - Action needed on climate change

Posted 12 October 2014, 2:40 p.m. Suggest removal

GeneandCassie says...

"Take" is cheap as the saying goes.......

Are we being 'take'n for a ride??????

Only the Wizard knows fer shure.....

On U-B begins editorial endorsements

Posted 9 October 2014, 2:17 p.m. Suggest removal