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Sunday Ponderance

I’ve long been fascinated by the idea of going off the grid. I suspect many folks who actually do so would be on the opposite side of the political spectrum as I am. I’d like to ask them if they believe all of us should have a right to “go off the grid” for more than just energy? And if not, why not.

2 Responses to “Sunday Ponderance”

  1. Speedmaster says:

    We’re somewhat allowed to leave the government school grid. But not completely, we must still pay our tribute to the teachers’ unions , errrr, I mean local public schools.

  2. Harry says:

    Go off the grid, as in Ted Kaczynski?

    Anybody who wants to live as he did (not counting his bombing) should be free to do so.

    However, what the Sierra Club wants is to have everybody else live as Ted did, or, if one wishes to dwell in a bigger house, heat it with solar panels and fusion reactor generated electricity (unicorn energy).

    I am not sure how Ted managed to stay warm in Montana without burning some firewood, but looking at his house (now in a museum in DC) it does not look like it was fitted with solar panels, R-5 insulation, and Pella windows.

    I do know that my fuel oil tank is 1/4 full, and that fuel oil is about triple what it was in nominal dollars than when Dennis Hastert was Speaker. I wish a natural gas line (odorized and low pressure) ran under the road and a Yellowstone hot spring were nearby, but for now I am stuck with No. 2 fuel oil, unless I spend thousands to retrofit my house. Time to call to get another 230 gallons.

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