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- Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Futurist reality. Solar and Wind taking over power grid much sooner than you think. Home is sweeter and warmer with solar

survey: which clean energy sources do you believe is most important for the future

roof-mounted solar photovoltaic panels


Farmer recently put solar panels all ovr his roof, now collectng cheques instead of paying bills, thanks to solar
No one likes getting a hydro bill in the mail, but a Sudbury farmer is now collecting cheques instead of bills, thanks to solar panels. Stew McCall of McGrows Farms and Gardens, is now getting money back from the hydro company, thanks to solar panels installed on his roof.

Stew McCall is converting his farm to be entirely self-sufficient when it comes to energy, as he's recently put solar panels all over his roof.

He sends that power back to the grid and gets paid for it. McCall said solar power generation has the potential to create independence for small farmers.
"One of the major costs for farming is energy," he said. "If you can defray your energy costs or reduce them by generating your own power, or partially generating your own power, then that offers the opportunity to expand your farm." He said this month, he received a cheque from the utility for $520.98 — all for the power generated by the solar panels on his property.

"After years and years and years of paying hydro, it's kind of been nice to be in a situation where they can pay you," he said.  read more »

To Kind Heart! Son of fallen sheriff deputy outbid on dad's squad car but handed keys by stranger; food pours in for 81yo man

*update* July 1, 2015 ABC News: Homeless Man Who Returned Found Money Donates Reward A homeless man who made headline and defied stereotypes when he walked into a police station to return thousands in cash he had found continues to amaze. He has now donated the thousands of dollars raised for him by people who were moved by his initial act to a homeless shelter. According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the homeless man was tracked down by Constable Alex Bérubé of the West Shore RCMP. “After hearing this story and seeing how this case touched so many people, I took a personal interest in finding this man, looking for him everywhere while on and off shift. It's not easy tracking down a person of no fixed address and no phone, but I kept trying because I needed to tell him about how the community had rallied together to help him,” said Bérubé. (to be continued)

Son of Weld County Sheriff's Office deputy Sam Brownlee was outbid on his dad's squad car but was handed the keys by a stranger

Clarence Blackmon, 81, called 911 after returning from the hospital for months of cancer treatments because there was no food in his refrigerator and he was hungry and unable to move

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"When Man addicts to games, Nature adheres to her law, and delivers." - LuCxeed

"When Man addicts to games, Nature adheres to her law,  and delivers." - LuCxeed

"When Man addicts to games,
Nature adheres to her law, and delivers."
~ LuCxeed

Heavily rely on technology? ipad glitch grounds commercial airplane, delays 54 flights in 2 days. Rethink paper vs digital?

American Airlines planes were grounded due to a ipad glitch

*update* Aug 16, 2015
7News - The FAA said the air traffic control center in Washington, DC was having computer problems which caused some flights to be delayed & grounded at east coast airports. Computer issues at an air traffic control center caused serious delays along the east coast, grounding and delaying flights, including some at Logan Airport. The FAA said the air traffic control center in Washington, DC was having computer problems. The issue has since been fixed, but flights are still catching up from the delays. Andrew Robinson was supposed to have a layover in Baltimore before heading home to Chicago, only to find the flight canceled after being delayed multiple times.

"We stood in line for about three hours, tried to get a connecting flight and ended up finagling something to Milwaukee in the morning," said Robinson. Other travelers told 7News they were planning on booking hotels and flying out Sunday. Lisa Grant, whose flight to Baltimore was canceled, said she was giving up on flying this weekend. "I'm not one that likes to fly. So knowing that there were problems, we should have drove and that's what we're going to go, drive back home."

A day after flights were canceled or delayed at BWI due to a computer glitch, things are back to normal. Flights are operating normally at BWI-Marshall but passenger volume is very heavy in the wake of yesterday's FAA computer issues. — BWI Marshall Airport (@BWI_Airport) August 16, 2015 Officials say that passenger volume is very heavy, however, as ...

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