About

Ontario boy now living in beautiful Alberta. I like cycling in the mountains, guitar, classic rock, my wife Sheila and my three cats Smokey, Mr. Boots and Cali. In pursuit of a 100km/h downhill on my bike. Top of the bucket list? An Ascent of Alpe d’Huez in France.

I believe in personal responsibility, limited government and being able to keep more of the money I earn. Yeah, I’m conservative. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

3 Responses to About

  1. Alex says:

    The sun currently provides our planet with 10,000 times more energy per day than the entire human population consumes. Why not invest in solar energy technology instead of relying on a finite supply of fossil fuels?

    When discussing the present inefficiency of renewable energy technology, keep in mind that fossil fuels were also inefficient before we invested in research and technological development.

    Economic growth does not require fossil fuels, it just requires energy. Our economic system has no preference as to where this energy comes from. It seems sensible therefore to rely on an energy source that is 10,000 times more abundant than we need it to be rather than an energy source that will disappear in the future.

    Suggested browsing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peak_oil

  2. Alex says:

    John,
    You may also find the documentary “Collapse” interesting. I was similarly a proponent of personal responsibility and limited government, and still am in many ways, but I view those two concepts in a different light after watching this movie.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1503769/

    Best,
    Alex

  3. The Sun cannot provide the energy we need to power the planet. Solar and wind are inefficient and intermittent forms of energy and require back-up of other forms of energy. We will eventually invent energy sources to replace oil and gas, but it won’t be provided by the Sun. Currently scientists are working on fission energy and small scale nuclear which will be available long before you will ever get enough energy from the Sun. That is unless you want to cover massive areas with these environmentally unfriendly contraptions. Read this and learn about energy to get a more realistic understanding of how useless the sun and wind are. This is a real eye opener. http://www.energytribune.com/2771/understanding-e-mc2#sthash.FpLkxnbe.dpbs
    I am not interested in any videos that push social engineering or more government control.

    Thanks for your comments.

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