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46 days ago.
by absolem
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CLEAN... ENERGY

Offshore wind farms from New Jersey to Virginia took a big step closer to reality with the completion of a review that showed the renewable energy source would not cause major environmental damage, officials said today. Wind projects off the coasts of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and New Jersey are being studied. The Mid-Atlantic lease proposal follows the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts that was given the go-ahead in 2010 after 9 years of federal review."No developer should have to wait nine or 10 years," for approval, Salazar said. The response from the developers was "DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

 
 

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absolem

Neither do I, so why do you keep voting for people that pledge to take it?

Posted 52 days ago.

Yeah guess what ? I never considered my money surplus !

Posted 52 days ago.

absolem

*is it right....no.

Posted 52 days ago.

absolem

i will agree with you that the pensions should never have been touched any more than the current way in which the Social Security Funds are raided now. at least with the pensions, there was a minimum amount of funds that was supposed to be maintained in the pension itself. abuse happens everywhere. it is right....no....does it happenn yes.

Posted 52 days ago.

absolem

promotes an efficient allocation of capital,' fosters 'overall economic competitiveness' and alleviates the 'psychological trauma' suffered by workers, the Labor Department declared in a memorandum describing the proposal.

Posted 52 days ago.

absolem

from the NYT dated Feb. 3, 1987:

The employer cannot get access to the money except by terminating the pension plan, as hundreds of companies have done in recent years to obtain funds for a variety of purposes. Some companies have used such assets to pay general operating expenses, to buy capital equipment, to pay outstanding debts and to finance or fend off corporate takeovers.

Termination of a pension plan usually causes alarm and anxiety among the workers, who fear they will lose promised benefits. The Government guarantees most benefits, but some employees receive less than they expected and some receive nothing when plans are abolished.

The Administration says its proposal would let employers take money out of pension plans with 'surplus assets' so they could find more 'productive uses' for the money, without abolishing the plans. Surplus assets are those that would be left over if benefits earned to date were paid off. Increased Efficiency Seen

'This promotes

Posted 52 days ago.

Reagan in affect told me that my pension money was really the companies money ! So since it was theirs they could do whatever they wanted with it !And they did with cataclysmic results , because these fiduciaries on orders from above decided they didnt want to make those monthly contractual payments to pensions and benefit packages ! Hence the real fall of us all started at that point !

Posted 52 days ago.

absolem

OWO...yes i remember your question. may i inquire as to which executive order you are referring to? also, i have never really followed much of Reagan as i was a bit busy being in the military.

Posted 52 days ago.

Posted 52 days ago.

Do you remember when I asked you "what changed" ? The begining of that toilet flushing sound started with your hero Ronnie Reagan and an executive order !

Posted 52 days ago.

absolem

OWO...even though i covered that in one of my earlier posts from an article, you tell me how they got into the financial trouble that required conservatorship? remember they were in financial straits before the State had to step in. i have posted more regarding this subject about the hows and why's than anybody and good research i might add. i am not going to repeat performance for you, no matter how much i like you partner.

Posted 52 days ago.

"allowed the city to fall into financial ruins " pretty big claim abby , so you tell me the hows and whys . I dont think youre looking at the whole picture !

Posted 52 days ago.

absolem

stay in soluable form which is why you may find red or brown stains in your sinks, tubs, and toilets (barring the obvious brown). short answer...i am not the expert on wells....yet! :-)

do you have any insight you wish to share with me regarding wells?

Posted 52 days ago.

absolem

Moderation...unfortunately not yet. if all goes well i hope to go to the school within the year so as to take the well exam. from what i have heard, getting the well certificaton is alot easier than the surface water certification. i would imagine it would not be that much different if the water from the deep wells were sent to a treatment facility. now if you are talking residential wells, then that is a whole other thing entirely. the problem with most wells is the ability to have a consistent disinfection process. one option that is viable but sometimes costly is UV disinfection. most people shcock their wells with sodium chloride tablets. while this is a great short term fix, eventually the disinfection qualities dimish over time but at least it is something. testing for chemicals in th well water is important as well as manganese and iron levels which cause tatse and odor problems. oxidation of these two elements allow for the removal. without oxidation, the iron and manganese st

Posted 52 days ago.

moderation

good morning,absolem. Are you schooled in the particulars of drilled wells?

Posted 52 days ago.

absolem

in the 30 odd years, i have never inquired as to the party affiliation of whom i chose to do business with nor did i care. government is designed to be party-centric and sometimes yields the problems we are discussing now. that is wht we need a real manager taht is not party-centric that will actually look at the lemonade instead of worrying how much they can squeeze out of the lemon.

Posted 52 days ago.

absolem

Dear God OWO...your duly elected idiots allowed the city to fall into financial ruins which required assistance. yes...sometimes no help is the best help. but jesus christ get over the reupublican thing. there are too many cities out there that have laden themselves with burdensome debt that when bad times hit, they have zero contingency plans. that is a lack of forsight of those duly elected "crooks" in flint and other failed cities. naturally when you have major revenue losses, things have to change. the labor unions with their contracts as well as any long-term debt accrued by the municipalities along with generous salaries and benefits put a drain on the ability for leaders to act swiftly and efficiently in getting ahead of the problem. the city coucil failed the citizens of flint in their management of the city and its fiscal health....no partty affiliation needs mentioning. unfortunately in government, the most important thing is party affilitation and control. in the

Posted 52 days ago.

Yes they were a big mess but where did that mess begin ? I think you'll find that when jobs started flying away from cities like Detroit and powers that be started fooling around with pensions etc you'll begin to see the downward spiral !

Posted 52 days ago.

No abby , my beef is with this subversion of duly elected local officals ! Why even go through the process of elections if all that will happen is the governor will make them impotent ! We dont and wont know if the local officals would have done a better job but thats what they were elected for ! And ultimately the buck stops with the one doing the appointing !

Posted 52 days ago.

absolem

OWO...they were a "BIG MESS" before...that is why conservitorships were created. they are more people and entities that have no sense of what they are doing or how to save themselves. many factors contributed to the demise of many olargely historially industrial towns. the south was devastated when NAFTA went into effect. that big s uck ing sound blew my hair back when it happens. even my prarie schooner flew south with it.

Posted 52 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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