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Solar Technology More Utilized in Ethiopia Than in America. Why?

A few days ago, I saw this image in Wired magazine. It’s amazing that there have been so many efforts to bring 3rd world countries to better standings, but why don’t we rely more on solar technologies? Well. Lucky for you, you’re reading this very post. I’ll tell you why. We [a collective word representing both our own government and the oil companies that hide behind it] don’t want to use it.

From a business and governmental perspective, why switch? We’re funding a war, which funds the economy right out of a recession. We’re funding hundreds and thousands of truck drivers and ship captains who import and localize oil. We’re funding the jobs in refineries. We’re funding practically all of our nation’s power plants and electrical workers.

Imagine the size of the infrastructure shift if we ever tried to switch from oil to solar!

The efforts to completely replace all oil tankers ships and trucks for the entire country would be a couple hundred thousand arms and legs to begin with, but hell, that’s not even the half of it. Gas stations nationwide would have to be closed to be converted to electric fill up stations. Then comes in the factor that ALL power plants would have to be converted to be able to receive these power-in-a-ship battery contraptions for distribution to homes so that the current power line system would still be utilized. Yo. Scientists. Good luck with that.

Now, solar energy isn’t completely a dud in this country! By all means, taking matters into your own hands is always an option. Good luck with paying for the installation though. The federal grant is only so much help.

wtf

Name ONE reason why you just bought a flat screen over a projector

I’m not going to go on a whole banter (I’ve already done so here on the topic here) but I simply don’t understand the logic behind getting a TV. Honestly, no matter how many times I see someone with a new TV, I never understand why they just wasted their money on something like that. Maybe I’m mentally insane, but I just don’t understand why people craze over TV’s that are less than half the size of a projector.

Even the whole new “Smart” TV thing, you know, where a Japanese company throws in 5 crappy apps and calls the TV “smart?” I mean, you can plug in a Mac/PC/iDevice/Game Console to a projector. BAM. Smarter than ANY TV on the market. Oh well. Life will go on, I suppose