Archive for the 'Fry-day' Category

Electricity Off-Grid From Cooking Heat

Friday, April 27th, 2012

The Power Pot Kickstarter project expires May 4.
After that, visit their website directly at
“The PowerPot is a cooking pot that doubles as a portable electric generator. It can be used indoors or outside and works with any fuel source.”
“Unlike solar power, The PowerPot works day or night, rain or shine to bring you the […]

Ben & Jerry’s “Sounds Cool” Freezer

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Penn State research
During the recent heat wave in L.A., in which the local radio stations neglected to report 11,000 homes in various cities were without power for hours, I decided to look into alternative cooling technologies online.
The goal was to find examples that use solar heat directly or consume much less power instead of overburdening […]

Resilient Freedom Project Begins

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

I’ve started a new blog called Resilient Freedom.’s focus is how governments are blocking the green agenda they claim to promote. It will also have suggestions for people with sustainable projects to accomplish them legally.
The Resilient Freedom project is funded by a generous grant from the California Legal Rights Fund. The CalRights website is at […]

Revolution Is My Hobby

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Brad Linaweaver gave me the title “Revolution Is My Hobby” to use on one of my early stories (novelette length over 10,000 words) about a high tech revolution controlled by a prison inmate in a future dictatorship. “Hobby” was written (but never published) before my “Blue Light” short story was published in the Summer 1997 […]

Bill Gates Nukes the Environment

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Bill Gates was in the news a few weeks back taking climate change deniers to task.
I must admit I lean to the skeptical side myself. I’m for off-grid power for reasons such as the probable coming oil famine and hyperinflation. But I don’t have the expertise and inclination to go on a crusade on either […]

Nightmare on Fern Street

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Very Interesting. . .
Brad Linaweaver says he’s getting tired of the “Wall Street vs. Main Street” rhetoric, which he believes ignores the Empire as the dominant agency for the immiseration of the proletariat, comrade. (He wouldn’t put it like that.)
Brad suggested finding out if the Pentagon was located on a Street that could find its […]

Will a Frozen Europe Raise Earth’s Albedo?

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Digg front page item shows a very cool (sorry) NASA photo of Great Britain covered with ice from orbit.
Global warming promoters have long said that the gulf stream is at risk. For example, this 2002 Science Daily story, “A Current Controversy: Is Europe About To Freeze?,” excerpt:
“One of the odd possibilities that could emerge from […]

Transparency, Privacy and Freedom

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

No Secrets Allowed.
My name was mentioned in J. Neil Schulman’s latest blog post titled “No Secrets Allowed.”
“Oh, try taking photos someplace the government has decided is their turf.”
“On a Sunday in summer 2006, when the Las Vegas FBI office was closed, I tried to shoot video of a plaque honoring FBI agents that was posted […]

Food Plant Reforestation Is Cool

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

An item at The Permaculture Research Institute of Australia titled “How to Repair Our World” embeds a slick YouTube video about WeForest.
The video’s producer persuaded Stephen Fry to volunteer his time for narration during a chance meeting in Copenhagen (hence the “Fry-day” category and also because it’s still Friday in my local time zone).
WeForest encourages […]

What Freedom?

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Coca Cola was one of the companies listed on an often played TV ad in the U.S. that shows the word “Copenhagen” morphing into “Hopenhagen.”
Maybe Coke’s marketing department was thinking of their polar bear mascots.
The solution to stopping global warming proposed by scientist Saul Griffith, in his SALT talk in January of this year, […]

Objection to My Climategate White Feather

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Here’s an excerpt from email I got from J. Neil Schulman:
“Frankly — as a subscriber to Permakent who has it as the only external blog on my blog roll at J. Neil Schulman @ Rational Review — I’d been waiting for you to make a statement on this for several days. Just as I was […]

Polanski 2: The Extradition (Halloween)

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

This is a response to my friend Brad Linaweaver’s article “Repent, Roman!” and several comments in the Mondo Cult forum. Follow the links at Mondo Cult online.
It’s appropriate to review the real life horror story, Polanski 2: The Extradition, on Halloween weekend.
An L.A. Times editorial published Oct. 31, 2009 defends the Jew hunters in Switzerland […]

Endless Domestic Enemies

Monday, August 17th, 2009

“Our freedoms are eroding faster than the topsoil,” said the late Marshall Fritz.
Even left wing permaculturists are asking if “The Busybody State” (their phrase) is out to get them.
“As any old hippy will tell you, festivals aren’t what they used to be. Gone are the days when you could announce a happening, call up a […]

TerraCycle recent media highlights

Friday, May 15th, 2009

After catching up on an old Eco-Tech episode on my DVR, I was inspired to link to new media clips about the “Garbage Into Gold” company TerraCycle.
Products include Worm Poop fertilizer and eco friendly Fire Logs from a biodiesel process byproduct, some garbage, with each log wrapped in used newspapers as part of the […]

Global New Deal An Economic Success

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

The doomsayers have been discredited. Not only has prosperity emerged from around the corner, it arrived in style today as the Dow broke several historic records in heavy trading, ending the day at 20,145, almost 12,000 points over yesterday’s average in the popular stock index.
Experts from every school of economic theory and from all across […]

Food Safety and Subsistence In Perspective

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Another food contamination scare is in the news–this time it’s pistachio nuts. Wikipedia describes the heart health benefits of pistachios.
“One or two handfuls of the nuts can make a big enough difference to lower the risk of heart disease, say scientists. Volunteers who ate three ounces of pistachios a day for one month lowered their […]