Last week my unit had a big inspection, so I spent the last few weeks prepping for it. This week, we are having an exercise, so I am on 12-hour shifts.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
To all the educators who read this blog.
Posted by TurbineGuy at 12:34 AM
Monday, October 13, 2008
The experts seem to be wrong at least half the time, so let me try my hand at a little economic forecasting.
Nouriel Roubini, the professor who predicted the financial crisis in 2006, said the U.S. will suffer its worst recession in 40 years, causing the rally in the stock market to ``sputter.''
Posted by TurbineGuy at 10:43 PM
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Obama will win the election. Not a terrible thing.
Posted by TurbineGuy at 4:45 AM
Palin is said to have abused her power by "failing to act" to prevent her private citizen husband from lobbying to have an Alaskan State Trooper fired, after the trooper tasered an 11-year old, threatened to kill his father, and drank on duty.
Posted by TurbineGuy at 12:19 AM
Friday, October 10, 2008
Posted by TurbineGuy at 11:11 PM
MSBNC's headline is: "A legislative committee's investigation concludes GOP VP nominee Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin unlawfully abused her authority in firing public safety commissioner."
Posted by TurbineGuy at 9:18 PM
In the second finding, Branchflower says Monegan's refusal to fire Wooten was not the sole reason for his dismissal but that it was a "contributing factor." Still, he said, Palin's firing of Monegan was "a proper and lawful exercise" of the governor's authority.
Posted by TurbineGuy at 8:51 PM
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Over the past 25 years, the average Alaskan has received roughly $1,200 from the state each year. When fuel costs spiraled out of control in rural Alaska, instead of focusing on suggestions to help rural residents weatherize their homes or develop small-scale renewable energy sources, Palin wrote every Alaskan a second check for $1,200.
Alaskans endure some of the highest energy costs in the nation, but they are seeing some relief, thanks to legislation signed by Governor Sarah Palin in May. The measure provided $300 million to the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC) for three programs to help Alaskans reduce energy bills and make their homes more energy efficient.
With a fresh infusion of $60 million into the state's Home Energy Rebate Program, thousands of Alaska homeowners are clamoring to receive home-improvement rebate checks worth as much as $10,000, creating an unprecedented backlog and leaving many people frustrated and stressed with the process to get a piece of the big state giveaway.I would wager to say that this program was more successful than anything that Barack Obama has done to improve energy conservation.
Posted by TurbineGuy at 3:16 AM
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Ok, Palin finally redeemed herself. Maybe it was low expectations, but it's clear she got more positives out of the debate than Senator Biden.
Posted by TurbineGuy at 11:15 PM