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  1. Where is the Metal?

    Question for you scientific minded people, what effect does moving large amounts of metal ores from deep within the earth to concentrated areas on the surface (cities) have on the magnetism of the earth? I realize that the core carries most of the power for our system, but consider that the ores on the mantel have accumulated over millenia, while the bulk of the changes we have made have occured in only a few centuries and the quantities are staggering. Just something I feel no one has thought ...

    Updated May 23rd, 2012 at 04:07 PM by Gkarlives

  2. Short Term vs Long Term Cont.

    by , February 16th, 2011 at 08:56 PM (Rob Garbin's Blog)
    Well, it has been a while since I wrote the first part of this thought, but I have not forgotten about looking at Big Oil. Big Oil suffers the same lack of intergity as the coal industries higher ups but is magnified a hundred fold. The industry as a whole uses the same tactics for handling their image problems. When public opinion is lax, they barrel (no pun intended) ahead as usual sucking in as much profit as possible.

    However, when public tempers rise because of some accident ...

    Updated February 16th, 2011 at 09:45 PM by Gkarlives

  3. Short Term vs Long Term

    by , November 17th, 2010 at 10:02 PM (Rob Garbin's Blog)
    Most people understand the concepts of short term and long term planning in their everyday life, but the effects of government and private sector planning seems to totally boggle them. I see the results in the political choices made in this country. I also see the outcome in the way businesses spin their products through turbulent times.

    Take the coal industry for example. Their best solution to the polluting nature of their product is to run ad campaigns that overemphasize the ...

    Updated November 17th, 2010 at 10:12 PM by Gkarlives

  4. Windmills on my Mind

    Lately I have been thinking of Windmills and Wind power. I get to pass a windmill farm on my way to work in Everret, PA every other week. It is in plain view of the Pennsylvania Turnpike just after the Somerset exit. I am always reminded of the movie "Warriors of the Wind", now called "Nausicaa", where the valley is filled with unique windmills for power.

    An interesting idea came to me one day while passing this wind farm. I remembered seeing a street in Pittsburgh, ...
  5. You do the math

    My take on the Global Warming issue:

    Proponates Side

    If they are right, we can save the planet so that we can keep going.

    If they are wrong, we waste time and money, but by shifting our economy new businesses can make that up.

    Detractors Side:

    If they are right, we waste time and money. Companies that traditionally made lots of money off of the Status Quo don't make as much or go under. Come on, has the status quo really ...
  6. Nasa, get your head out of your...

    I know I am going to piss people off here, but this needs be put out there. Many people are upset that the moon program has been shelved, but I say it was the right choice. First off, I love the exploration of space as much as anyone, but this is unfortunately the cost of our greed and gullibility. In the end, Wall Street is to blame for the loss of this program, not the president.

    However, this is not the point of this post. My point is that instead of crying about what ...

    Updated May 1st, 2010 at 07:55 AM by Gkarlives

  7. Poster Child for "Drill, Baby Drill"

    BP has once again showed us the lie behind the propaganda of the oil industry. Time and time again we are told that with modern technology oil can be retrieved will little impact to the enviroment. But then, Exxon Valdez and now Luisianna. Hey Govern Jindle, what are you going to tell all the fishermen who are going to lose their livelyhood to this disaster?

    What I find funny is that the same people who vigorously push for more drilling are usually the same people that push ...

    Updated March 1st, 2011 at 09:17 PM by Gkarlives