What are they spraying in our skies?

What are they spraying in our skies?
What are we breathing? ------- Photo on 28Sept14 by Don Williams

Videos will be posted in a few days

Videos will be posted in a few days
Looking east in Montgomery County, PA

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunrise, coffee....GO!

As with just about every Saturday I can...I began my day watching the sun rise.
After some coffee and a light breakfast, we headed north to Scranton to participate in an Alzheimer's Walk to raise funds & awareness.

Anything for a good cause...

We finished off the day checking out the final resting place of some of my Mom's family.

Busy day today....ripping out the carpeting in our master bedroom. 
I've been looking forward to today for, umm, actually... 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

15 Years...Pin Pe Obi

In just a few days, I will celebrate my 15th Anniversary in Bloggerdom.
Thousands of posts ago, I began this journey...and I can truly say the end is in sight.
Have a great weekend.


Friday, September 26, 2014

DEP Secretary Implicated in Email Scandal...

You just can't teach stupid.

Read the rest here.
And this man is qualified to run our commonwealth's largest and most important environmental agency?

I don't have time to look...but isn't he married?
Oh boy...

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Toxic Tommy Corbett's Early Christmas Gifts

Read the details here.

As I've said many different times and many different ways, these pitiful bunch of "leaders" should be dragged from office, tarred and feathered, and thrown into a frackwater waste pit.

This will be very interesting to watch, as November isn't too far away.
Vote them all out.
At first glance, some of these bills - like Senate Bill 684 - appear to be environmentally friendly...until you read the fine print.
Start making calls, folks.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Century Electric Company: Made in the USA

The last few pieces retrieved from our property in the Mayflower section of Wilkes-Barre were some really heavy-duty motors, vises, and other tools that my father used in his basement "tinkering" workshop.
I don't have the time this morning to upload the videos & pics that I have, but this piece of equipment made in St. Louis, MO is close to 100 years old and still purrs like a kitten.
I'm guessing this may have been given to him by my paternal great-grandfather.

More to follow.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Orion Rising...Leaves Falling

On just about every day of the week, I am up & moving well before dawn.
I especially enjoy this time of year when, for the first time, I can view a fully risen Orion in the eastern sky well before the sun comes up amidst a growing hint of autumn in the air. 
As my employer's fiscal year ends on September 30th, this is an extremely busy & draining time of year...both physically and mentally. At the end of the day, I have very little left.
As with everything...this too shall pass.
The Mantis rototiller above is ~25 years old. A little TLC and a new sparkplug...and it's mixing my backyard soil ( heavy red clay, grass clippings, shredded leaves and composted kitchen scraps ) into an incredibly fertile mix for next year.
Can't wait to get there...
Happy Friday.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Energy Executive Patrick Henderson: DELETED!

Patrick Henderson is Toxic Tommy Corbett's "Energy Executive."
In my prior post, I linked to an article about $150,000 in grant money being awarded gifted to an organization with strong connections to the natural gas industry.
I expected the comments to flow...and they did.
Believe it or not, Mr. Henderson himself posted a comment that basically accused the newspaper of being biased in its reporting. Unfortunately, I did not save a screenshot of what he had to say.
Here was WITF's response to the comment being deleted. 

To WITF/WHYY and the person(s) who made the decision to delete Patrick Henderson's comment:
I fully support your actions.
If Governor Corbett and the team he has assembled are unwilling to respond to your inquiries and face the music, kick their industry-kissing *sses out of the concert.
Now I have a question for you, Mr. Lambert:
Why did Laura Legere leave?
I'll be calling later this week if I don't receive a response via email.
Happy Monday!

Friday, September 5, 2014

OMFG - DEP Funds Gas Industry Group...

...to conduct a study about natural gas drilling.
And no one else was able to apply for the grant money!
Read the rest here.
"The DEP did not respond to repeated requests to comment."
I just wanna wretch.
Happy Friday!


Monday, September 1, 2014

Drillers Fudge Fracking Waste #'s

 Oops! Human error...again?!?!
Read the rest here.
The revelations contained in the article linked above should not surprise anyone. Honest and complete disclosure is not part of their corporate culture; never has been, never will be.

Can't wait for these folks to make their way to the South Newark Basin...

These will all be sold by then...

These I'm keeping...

Hope everyone in the USA is enjoying the three day weekend. After lugging a cast iron tub, a refrigerator, several recliners and multiple bags of "stuff" up a narrow set of cellar steps this weekend, I am taking Monday as complete R&R; both mentally & physically.

My maternal grandparent's cast iron tub ( Made in Baltimore in 1928 )

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Can't Get There...

...from here.

I'm at those crossroads, folks. I know what I have to do. Better yet...what I need to do.
And my current job is getting in the way.
My daily commute, mostly using mass transit, is just under 4 hours.
Two in the morning, and another two at the end of the day.
No complaints...as I made the decision that put me here.
Now I have to decide what to do about it.
Someday, hopefully a few decades from now, I  - like everyone else on this planet - will breathe my last.
And whatever I am thinking at that moment...it won't be about my accomplishments at work.
The doorway to my tomorrows was opened over 30 years ago, and I know I have to get there; to those moments in time that constantly flash in front of me.
Not attempting to arrive at that place and time would be a tragedy, and failure is not an option.
Stay tuned.
What would you attempt to do
if you knew you could not fail?”
Sunrise on 30 Aug 2014
Enjoy your weekend, folks!