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Old 04-22-2008, 09:19 AM   #41
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So what is the most energy efficient way to execute someone?

Electricity vs lethal injection? Solar powered electric chair (All executions to take place at high noon?).

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Actually, Lazy's comment about kids is very interesting to me. A lot of people I know who think that Global Warming is a vast anti-American conspiracy engineered by the UN, happen to have kids. I don't, yet I care about the environment. It sometimes makes me wonder why... After all, if people with kids don't worry about the kind of world their kids will inherit, then why should I? As long as earth remains livable for the next 60 years, I should be all set...

Good point. After all, Al Gore has 4 kids, doesn't he?
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I guess this rules out running them down with your SUV...
No..... but it must be a hybrid SUV.
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Good point. After all, Al Gore has 4 kids, doesn't he?
Yes; and self-appointed environmental crusader David Suzuki has five children. Bunch of hypocrites.

People are free to have as many kids as they wish. But since overpopulation is the number-one cause of damage to the earth, Gore and Suzuki have absolutely no moral right to lecture the rest of us about our choices.

Another sign of hypocrisy by the above-mentioned global warming zealots:

(1) Gore lives in a 10,000-square-foot, 20-room, eight-bathroom home in Nashville. He also has a 4,000-square-foot home in Arlington, and a rural getaway in Carthage, Tennesse.

FWIW, the Tennessee Center for Policy Research reports that his Nashville home alone uses more electricity monthly than the average American household uses in a year [see further Tennessee Center for Policy Research].

(2) Suzuki lives in a beachfront mansion in Kitsilano (a pricey Vancouver neighbourhood) and also owns a large estate named 'Tangwyn' on British Columbia's Quadra Island.

Talk about environmental footprints! And of course both of them are inveterate jet-setters who love world travel.

P.S. This site is satirical: Al Gore's Hummer Club (Gore actually drives a Mercury Mariner hybrid). But Suzuki really does cruise around in a huge diesel-burning tour bus [see further winnipegsun.com - Tom Brodbeck - Eco-icon not so green]. Incredible!
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I feel so betrayed by the great savior Al Gore now.
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If there was an easier way to cook pasta in the convection microwave then we'd do that too.
Ahem...don't know nothing about solar panels or composting, but I can offer a very efficient method of cooking pasta in the microwave! This little plastic cooking box was invented by a Delphi engineer here in Michigan and offered for sale at a local market. I bought it on a whim -- thinking it wasn't going to work. I was wrong. Perfect pasta from the microwave. Really.

Here's their website: Fasta Pasta - Microwave Pasta Cooker
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Ahem...don't know nothing about solar panels or composting, but I can offer a very efficient method of cooking pasta in the microwave! This little plastic cooking box was invented by a Delphi engineer here in Michigan and offered for sale at a local market. I bought it on a whim -- thinking it wasn't going to work. I was wrong. Perfect pasta from the microwave. Really.

Here's their website: Fasta Pasta - Microwave Pasta Cooker
The Fasta Pasta gizzmo looks good....... Trying to get pasta boiled just right from the time I hear the garage door opening until DW steps though the door is tough. With this thing, it would be easier to disguise the fact I've been playing around on the computer instead of getting her dinner ready!

Nords...... Have you looked at sun ovens? Bake, boil, etc., by converting sunshine directly to heat bypassing the electricity stage?
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The Fasta Pasta gizzmo looks good....... Trying to get pasta boiled just right from the time I hear the garage door opening until DW steps though the door is tough. With this thing, it would be easier to disguise the fact I've been playing around on the computer instead of getting her dinner ready!

Nords...... Have you looked at sun ovens? Bake, boil, etc., by converting sunshine directly to heat bypassing the electricity stage?
I have a solar oven I've never used. Where can I find specific instructions on cooking (pots, times)?
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Lots of links here: Solar Oven, Cooker and Dryer Tips and Solar Recipes.
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So what is the most energy efficient way to execute someone?
Force the convicted to climb to the top of a tall building and then take the quick way down
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Hey, thanks, Achiever! I'll get on it.

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Well, I wouldn't go so far as advocating capital punishment. But in these parts, it's not uncommon to shoot out their tires. No jury would convict you.
That's because of the popular Texas defense strategy of "Your Honor, they needed shootin'."

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Nords...... Have you looked at sun ovens? Bake, boil, etc., by converting sunshine directly to heat bypassing the electricity stage?
Yep, that's our hurricane cooker and we've also used it for Girl Scout brownies years ago.

We haven't figured out yet how to make the sun shine on cue for our cooking/baking plans. We're as lazy & impatient as they come when it's dinnertime. In fact if we had two microwave ovens we wouldn't have to wait so long...
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It's killin', not shootin'...
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P.S. This site is satirical: Al Gore's Hummer Club
THAT was funny! Lotsa gold in there, I think my favorite is the hummer limo - 'The zebra stripes on the side remind people that I care about the earth.'




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Gore and Suzuki both seem to believe that it is A-okay to be as environmentally unfriendly as you wish, provided that you offset your excessive consumption by purchasing those offset credits.

Aside from many other questions, the above assumes that everyone has loads of surplus cash available ... which I rather doubt.
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My thanks again to Achiever for the FastaPasta cooker. Ours came yesterday (Achiever, is that from your neighborhood?) and it rocks. If you buy one for yourself, buy the recipe book too and learn how to cook phad thai the easy way.

We only use our oven a half-dozen times a year, and now we're probably only going to use the stove burners for browning meat & stirring gravy...
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Actually I'm more curious about all the cows, pigs, and chickens. What happens to them if we do not eat them? Do they become extinct because they have not needed to survive for all these years without a farmers helping hand? Do they become roadkill because we have too many? Do they become a problem like mice getting into your house?

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Hey, could you or Achiever scan in and post the cooking guide so that us tightwads can experiment with making our own? No, CFB, not with 2x4s and wood with holes in it, I have some microwavable rubbermaid containers that could work fine, assuming the "patented reservoir" isn't really that important.

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