• How is My proposal to a restaurant manager to end their use of straws?

    Best answer: I suggest rather than write a letter with your opinion that you print out copies of studies and scientific publications that support you views, as well as information on the new biodegradable straws or paper straws that are out and simply mail it to the owner and manager.
    Best answer: I suggest rather than write a letter with your opinion that you print out copies of studies and scientific publications that support you views, as well as information on the new biodegradable straws or paper straws that are out and simply mail it to the owner and manager.
    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • In your high school or college yearbooks were there any racist sayings or pictures?

    Best answer: Nope - Class of 1960.
    Best answer: Nope - Class of 1960.
    15 answers · 1 week ago
  • 25 or 6 to 4?

    Best answer: I think it was 26 minutes to 4 AM. Waiting for the break of day Searching for something to say Dancing lights against the sky Giving up I close my eyes Sitting cross-legged on the floor 25 or 6 to 4 Staring blindly into space Getting up to splash my face Wanting just to stay awake Wondering how much I can... show more
    Best answer: I think it was 26 minutes to 4 AM.

    Waiting for the break of day
    Searching for something to say
    Dancing lights against the sky
    Giving up I close my eyes
    Sitting cross-legged on the floor
    25 or 6 to 4

    Staring blindly into space
    Getting up to splash my face
    Wanting just to stay awake
    Wondering how much I can take
    Should have tried to do some more
    25 or 6 to 4

    Feeling like I ought to sleep
    Spinning room is sinking deep
    Searching for something to say
    Waiting for the break of day
    25 or 6 to 4
    25 or 6 to 4

    Songwriters: Robert Lamm
    9 answers · 6 days ago
  • Which is more environmentally friendly- glass bottles or plastic bottles?

    Best answer: mr. glass
    Best answer: mr. glass
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • Are our dem participants here in total denial about the Green Deal?

    They answer every question with a denial. It is pretty funny to watch. Make the senators vote.
    They answer every question with a denial. It is pretty funny to watch. Make the senators vote.
    10 answers · 7 days ago
  • Republicans sabotaging liberals Green New Deal by holding of vote in it?

    Best answer: It's pathetic that those who support a plan don't want a vote on it. I mean...wtf? Why bother?
    Best answer: It's pathetic that those who support a plan don't want a vote on it. I mean...wtf? Why bother?
    6 answers · 7 days ago
  • Why do liberal losers sit around smoking weed and at the same time say we need more Mexicans to pick crops?

    Best answer: Libs are too greedy and cheap to pay Americans to work the farms .
    Best answer: Libs are too greedy and cheap to pay Americans to work the farms .
    28 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Burning fossil fuel is bad why do it?

    Best answer: because people like to live in warm homes and drive their cars to work to earn money to put in their gas guzzling cars and buy groceries and merchandise from the stores (that are also warm), that deliver food and merchandise by gas guzzling trucks from farms and companies that use gas guzzling large farm equipment... show more
    Best answer: because people like to live in warm homes and drive their cars to work to earn money to put in their gas guzzling cars and buy groceries and merchandise from the stores (that are also warm), that deliver food and merchandise by gas guzzling trucks from farms and companies that use gas guzzling large farm equipment and machinery to harvest that food and make the other necessities you enjoy. Look around your room. Everything you have, you somehow got with fossil fuel. So unless you have a wand like Harry Potter to conjure up what you need to live, burning fossil fuel is the only way to get it. AND IT'S NOT BAD!! Stupid liberals aren't always right!
    15 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How do solar panels work?

    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Did anyone download the green new deal webpage before aoc changed it?

    I'm kicking myself for not saving it!
    I'm kicking myself for not saving it!
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do you recycle?

    13 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Are these eyes yellow or green? What percent of each?

    Are these eyes yellow or green? What percent of each?

    Best answer: 30% green and 70% yellow....very pretty
    Best answer: 30% green and 70% yellow....very pretty
    10 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • You know the crazy drunken indian who harmed Nick Sandman?

    Best answer: The one that has a restraining order against him?
    Best answer: The one that has a restraining order against him?
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Could you live without power for a month?

    Best answer: If you exist, you can live without power.

    Humans have done so for thousands of years.

    And, I lived through the blackout of 2003.
    Best answer: If you exist, you can live without power.

    Humans have done so for thousands of years.

    And, I lived through the blackout of 2003.
    26 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • I'm interested in getting solar panels to save the electric bill, but don't have any idea where to be looking for?

    Best answer: Hey H, we've been running our cottage on the wind and sun for 17 years now, and also have a small solar array at our primary home. I'll cut to the chase and say if you are going solar just to save money, I wouldn't bother. You might get a few dollars ahead in 12 years or so, as we have, here's the... show more
    Best answer: Hey H, we've been running our cottage on the wind and sun for 17 years now, and also have a small solar array at our primary home. I'll cut to the chase and say if you are going solar just to save money, I wouldn't bother. You might get a few dollars ahead in 12 years or so, as we have, here's the problem with it: Let's say you have an average electric bill of $100 a month. I'd guess your usage is around 600 Kwh per month, or 20 per day. To generate that amount of power would require an array of maybe 5 or 6 kilowatts. The panels would likely cost $7200, plus or minus a little, and then you would need mounting racks, combiner boxes, wiring and at a minimum an 8kw grid intertie inverter. All that would bring your cost, just for equipment, to about $11,000. With installation you'd be close to $14,000. There are certainly schemes to finance, borrow, offset, or whatever to limit your up front cost, but nobody is going to loan you the equipment, or the money to buy it, for less than what it would cost you in cash, so in the end it would only cost more.

    Once you're all in, your electric bill would be around $10 per month, like ours is at the cottage. The still charge you a small fee to stay connected, and then there are taxes and federal fees too, usually a few dollars a month, plus you will likely have a month here and there where you need to buy a little power to make up for the week long blizzard. In the end, you would save $90 per month, and in 12 - 14 years you would break even, after that you would be money ahead. You could also take $14,000 and put it in a long term bond fund, and just pay the electric bill with the monthly interest. (about 1/2 % per month) At the end of 12 years, you would still have the $14,000 in the bond fund, so you wouldn't be out anything anyway. Understand also that a pure "grid tie" system like this will not power your home in a power outage, that type of inverter needs an incoming sine wave to synchronize to, so if the grid goes down, so does your home, even if the sun is shining on the solar panels right now. Many people don't know about this when they buy their first system. Your panels will last for 30 to 50 years, but the inverter and related items generally need replacement or repair every 15 or so years, that cost is an unknown.

    I'm not trying to discourage you, but you have to decide what you want your solar array to do. If it's just save money, there are better ways. We converted most of the lighting in our home to LED over the last 8 years, including LED strip lighting in areas that worked for it, that run on 12 volts DC, they are powered directly from our battery bank, that is charged by a small array. Nice lighting, that doesn't cost us money to run, and continues to work in a power failure. We can also charge cell phones and tablets from the batteries, run MP3 speakers and portable DVD players and such. That system cost me around $600 for parts, installed myself. There are better places to spend your money to save on electricity, more efficient appliances, lighting, programmable thermostats and high efficiency furnaces, insulation, I could go on. It's easier and cheaper to save one Kwh this way then to generate one with a solar array.

    There are other reasons people go solar, for some it's environmental, or reliability, you can install household sized systems that run when the power is out, they just cost more, like ours at the cottage. Lots of people grow tomatoes in their garden, and need to water, fertilize, weed, till, etc etc, even though buying tomatoes at the store is easier and cheaper. We just grow electrons in our garden. Our systems are here for all these reasons, and because we are those people who like to do for ourselves. You just have to decide who you are. If you're still interested, I'd start with a subscription to Home Power Magazine, we did 19 years ago, here we are today. Links are below, take care, Rudydoo
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez right that the world will end in 12 years?

    Best answer: No, but I am certain I am right in saying that the world will no longer exist in 12 billion years from now.
    Best answer: No, but I am certain I am right in saying that the world will no longer exist in 12 billion years from now.
    14 answers · 4 weeks ago