Saxapahaw is probably what triggered the thought, but I think the reason I made the connection was the medium and ... well, the sheer scale of the work.
Although Paperhand also works in Saxapahaw, there's no direct connection there. Walker moved to the area within the last six months or so, and was working in papier mache before that. Truthfully, almost all work in that medium presents a similarly crinkled surface.
Is it wrong that I keep looking at Mother of Pearl and thinking of Paperhand Puppet Intervention?
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Let's put things in perspective. First Solar will produce 50 megawatts, which is about one-twentieth of the output of Shearon Harris. New Mexico or more specifically New Mexico ratepayers are subsidizing the deal with First Solar -- easily done on a project as small as 50 megawatts which is a drop in the ocean, not so easily done on a project like 2000 megawatts that would be required to turn off just one of the Duke/CP&L coal plants near Roxboro. And New Mexico is way better than North Carolina when it comes to sunshine. Remember, when it's cloudy or nighttime and the First Solar plant is not producing, El Paso Power is still online to backfill for it. But if you really want to get rid of the fossil plants, you won't have that backstop. Nobody wants their lights to go off on a cloudy day. That's when energy storage comes into play, so that you can release electricity produced from solar when you don't have immediate generation from solar. Factor those kinds of energy storage -- which none of today's solar projects have to concern themselves with -- and that's when you to get to 3X or worse.
I love solar and wind, and I believe they can play a supplemental role. But anybody who believes that North Carolinians will be able to turn off fossil and nuclear in the next 25 years or that solar and wind at the scale we would need is cheap is living in fantasy land. Wishful thinking does not change the laws of physics.
Really?? Name me someone who is more gifted and I'll pay attention.
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very nice post i like this...
First Solar just agreed to install and sell solar electricity within the next 18 months for less than new coal in New Mexico (5.8 cents per kWh - much lower than the 11.3 cents per kWh for residential electricity in NC). "3X or 5X" must be based on old data from before solar prices fell like a rock in the last few years.
Is a Hurricane Sandy every year "affordable" ($50+ billion) as you think burning fossil fuels at today's rate is? Fossil fuels appear to be affordable when you forget about the high price of their pollution. I'm proud of our country for making renewables the majority source of new power generation capacity in 2012 with record installations of wind (13 GW) and solar (~3 GW). And I hope that we can continue that trend in the future. Onwards in the Sustainable Energy Transition!
-proud UNC-CH alum Dennis
Rather ironic, given that half (more or less) of the electricity that heats their homes, lights their classrooms, and powers their internet comes from coal -- with a large proportion of the remaining electricity in the Triangle coming from nuclear, which presumably the students despise also. Of course, this is the elite or near-elite class who can afford the inevitable 3X to 5X increase in electricity prices when fossil fuels and nuclear are taken offline. As to what happens to low-income households when electricity becomes unaffordable, the environmentally conscious appear not to care.
That's correct, Kenn. The somewhat separate question is whether loaned players can compete against their parent MLS club at all in the Open Cup. It appears the answer is yes. However, that contradicts with the logic behind not pairing MLS clubs with their USL Pro affiliates for the interleague home-and-home series, which I was told by a USL Pro official was because they wanted to avoid having loaned players having to compete against their parent clubs.
@VirgilCane I identify my political affiliation as a democrat however I disagree with your statement. While it was clear that David Crabtree and Tony Tata have a friendly relationship I believe that it allowed for a more relaxed interview. I enjoyed hearing Tata's comments on his time as Superintendent. I just hope Tata will push the DMV to allow the Dreamers to procure their licenses.
Rachel, thanks for catching that. It's been corrected.
Think an MLS loan player would only be cup-tied to their USL Pro team if they actually play in the US Open Cup FOR that team, wouldn't they?
(c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (d) of this section, any player who plays in any
part of an Open Cup match for a team, may not be included in the Open Cup roster or play for any other
team in the Open Cup competition for that year.
(d) A player of a team competing in the Open Cup Adult Council category that participated in
any part of an Open Cup match for that team who is properly registered on, or transferred to, a team in
the Open Cup Professional Division category, is eligible to be included on the Open Cup roster of that
Professional Division team and play for that Professional Division team. In doing so, the amateur player
that participates with a Professional Division team loses Open Cup eligibility with that Adult Council
team for the remainder of that year’s competition.
>"There are tens of thousands of scientists who are off the reservation."
Wow — histrionic, vague AND racist. Par for the course for this crew.
"Droz is a member of NC-20, a group of government and real state interests"
real estate interests?
What's pitiful is how the Indy regards themselves, with great arrogance. Take for example this "obituary". Bo is most summed up by the article The Indy posted nearly 5 years ago now ... That's it - the most important aspect of Bo's life was that The Indy wrote an article about him. What does that say about the Indy? What supreme arrogance. What self importance!
They had an axe to grind with Lozoff in life, and they have an axe to grind with him in death. More tragic than the demise of a human being on this planet are human beings who predate on defining somebody by a single scandal. The amount of good that Bo Lozoff did in life, and will continue to do posthumously, is staggering. What the Indy could care less about is context. There were other obituaries on him. They didn't dodge the scandal. They were fair. They were also classy journalistically. This is something that The Indy is tone deaf on. If you, David and Lisa, were open to learning something, you'd read the obituaries on Bo by David Corrigan and John Burnett.
John and Jackie, thanks for your notes. I've changed the time on the post and the event.
Yup, showtime is 8pm. Thanks John!
Very nice, Johnny.
The problem is, indeed, distributing the gains that come with progress ... and allocating in a fair way the costs that also accrue.
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