Two UC-SC professors firebombed by whack-job, anti-Science unichs

‘Save the animals kill the humans’ morons in California launched a couple molotov cocktails on steroids over the weekend. The first destroyed a car, the second a professor’s home. One of the professors, his wife, and 6 and 7-year-old children had to flee their burning house via an emergency ladder. Police were expecting something like this after a ‘flyer’ appeared in a local coffee shop filled with hippies and other ‘we, who are smarter than you’ types.

Feldheim and the unidentified faculty member who received the threatening message were named on pamphlets that were left on a stack of newspapers in a downtown Santa Cruz coffee shop last Tuesday, Clark said. The unsigned pamphlets at Caffe Pergolesi, which printed 13 researchers’ pictures and addresses, called them murderers and torturers and said, “Animal abusers everywhere beware.”

Hmmm…when was the last time Creationists (not friends of mine) firebombed a Darwin / Evolution conference? Have anti-global warming forces ever molotov cocktailed Al Gore?

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Despite melting ice caps Coast Guard needs more funds for icebreakers.

I thought the North Pole was melting…

The Coast Guard was up on Capitol Hill begging for more money to enhance and replace parts of the aging Arctic ice breaker fleet. Two of the vessels are nearly 30 years old and costing more and more to keep afloat, and the typical Washington bureaucratic shuffle now means the Coast Guards’ icebreaking funds are no longer directly controlled by the Coast Guard (long boring story).

In contrast, the Russians have a decided advantage in ice breaking skills with 8 nuclear powered cutters operating in their waters, plowing the way for their oil companies to rush into the Arctic ahead of our oil companies.

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Offshore Windmill cables cost $1000 per foot.

DANG!

So you know they want to put windmills off the coasts of most US cities, and the residents are constantly balking because their view will be ‘ruined’ by these 25 story monsters spinning day and night. I’ve always wondered why they just didn’t throw them even further offshore, and now I know.

Connecting cables from windmills to the shore facilities cost approximately $1,000 per foot.

The Annapolis Capitol has a story today about a new windmill farm in Ocean City, Maryland. I can only guess the installation is part of the reason for the huge price.

Pushing the turbines farther out to sea makes the project more expensive — it costs $1,000 for every foot of cable connecting the wind farm to the shore. There will be four such cables, Lanard said, stretching 12 miles each, at a cost of about $253 million.

If Bluewater installed turbines at the three-mile minimum, where federal waters begin, the cable would cost about $63 million.

So basically we’re saying the view from Ocean City out over the ocean is worth $190 million? God knows the view from the ocean of Ocean City, with all the t-shirt and ice cream stores, isn’t surely worth that much.

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