June 5th, 2008

I got a new laptop computer, and am posting from it now. I would have done this when I first got it, but I have been a bit busy. The laptop is great. It has an integrated webcam, speakers, and microphone. It has wireless, and this is great, because I can watch YouTube or play games at McDonalds, home, grandparents, or anywhere that has wireless access. The laptop has more hard drive and RAM then my desktop PC. In fact, the only thing the PC has better is the video card. I love my new laptop!!!


May 8th, 2008

I watch LOST TV show, and I’ve decided it’s a chess game.


I missed a season or two, so I forget other names…

However, I’m pretty sure Ben’s daughter(I forget her name) was a pawn..
Penelope might be a bishop.
I’m fairly sure Say-id (spelling?) is a rook.
Claire probably was a pawn, but is now possibly a bishop, courtesy of possibly being an adviser in Jacob’s cabin, but I’m not sure.

Whaddya think?


April 30th, 2008

He puts things in a blender!

Ecology Scrapbook

April 30th, 2008

My ecology teacher had us make a scrapbook, and I am using this…I think she will appreciate conserving paper by having it entirely online!

Green power downtown?

April 23rd, 2008

Businesses are challenged to use 400 blocks of green power in 400 blocks downtown.

I think this is a great idea. If it works, then it will prove that it IS feasible, and may start more businesses doing it.

Switchgrass Biofuel

April 21st, 2008

Says how UT and ORNL are working together to make a plant that converts switchgrass to biomass fuel. It is supposed to make it into cellulose ethanol. The article says that it will be ready in about 5 years, and will cost a few million more. The technology to make it more efficient is between 3 an d10 years down the road.

I feel that regardless of the cost, within a reasonably short order, it will be repaid, both in savings and positive impact on the environment.In addition, it is readily available, as switchgrass is easy to grow, and will grow even in fields where corn and other crops will not. In addition, farmers who choose to grow it can seed it with standard drill seeders, and can even reap it like hay. Cattle can feed on it as well, as it has a fairly high feed value to them, although poisonous to sheep, goats and horses if eaten in large amounts.

What do you think about it? Will it work?

Issue on rock mining restrictions

April 16th, 2008

A company is fighting a bill that would further restrict mining rocks from Tennessee, and a Florida company is fighting it.

I feel that the company should be mining in areas where there is not so much tourism, and where it will not harm people through the destruction of the views from their homes.

What do you think?

Mountaintop bill possible again

April 16th, 2008

Tennessee committee is reconsidering the ban, and voted to put the bill in effect, and possibly reverse their earlier veto.

I feel this is a good thing, and a potential jumping point for many more such measures.

What do you feel?

Mountaintop Mining

April 13th, 2008

Says that a bill that would limit mountaintop removal mining was halted. Mountaintop mining is where they cut the top off the mountain and take the ore. This is very destructive. The coal companies say it is worth the harm for the benefit we get.

I feel this needs to stop.

What do you feel?


April 13th, 2008

More on the Tellico Dam debate…Says who despite the arguments about the Snail darter, the fish has thrived in the reservoir. However, it still cost a lot of people their farmland. TVA says it generates power, but all it does is redirect water towards Fort Loudon. A yacht maker says that people can reach 24 states by that water.

I feel that the dam is ok having been made, although I am not SURE about it.

What do you think?