Does Millstone Destroy These Views?

Something I Thought About When I was Searching For A Story Monday (Unsuccessfully)

Does Millstone destroy the two views above?

Some would say an industrial plant is ugly; it ruins the beautiful scenery of Jordan Cove. But yet when we see a beaver dam or a bird’s nest, we delight about how the animals contort nature for their benefit. So why is it we find it ugly when we see man contort nature for one of his basic needs, energy?

Nancy January 03, 2012 at 03:20 PM
just like those treacherous things called 'stairs', these blocky, squared structures illustrate the coarse and primitive abilities of humans to blend with their surroundings. i agree with the comment regarding the color schemes, as many commercial structures are an attempt to gain attention for only their owner's interest. 'the sky's the limit', as those with unbounded optimism would say. but, for many of us commoners, we're just happy to keep our feet on the ground and upright, and able to see what's left of the sky at night through the ghastly glow of light pollution. for those who don't have their face in their facebook, or their mouth drooling over their cell/iPhone, there's a nice display of Quadrantids meteor showers Jan 3rd.
John Sheehan January 03, 2012 at 08:36 PM
The stack has to be the color it is to keep airplanes from flying into it. Just think what the view would be if Dominion was forced to build cooling towers to keep the plants operating.
Waterford Rez January 03, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Paul, what you failed to point out what is NOT in the sky line. Miles and miles of black smoke and suit. Nuclear power as as good as it get wrt to realistic clean energy production. We should have much more of it...thank God this President promised that HIS administration would be the one to solve our countries energy crisis...just like the last one, and the one before him, and the one before him, and the one before him . Humm, I notice a pattern, just like being on Sesame Street. A perfect analogy. Good to see the DOE and it's 30 billion $$$ budget is paying off. Check this out: http://www.cfo.doe.gov/crorg/cf30.htm scary....
Waterford Rez January 03, 2012 at 09:52 PM
BTW, anyone who has spent anytime in the woods knows that Beavers are one of the most destructive animals around. One hard working family (rules out most American born beavers) can devastate a wetland. Blocking streams, draining ponds, flooding flatlands and leveling trees with little regard to the welfare of this great planet. I think I'll start boycotting them……….
Nancy January 04, 2012 at 03:31 PM
LOL, as if the working class has the time to wade through all those fancy charts and statistics! Many have enough trouble keeping the anti-nuclear (a few, but very mouthy) from derailing any sort of progress in the energy arena. 4/8 year old promises suddenly become moot when the current guy hauls his/her bum off to retirement (at our expense), along with most of the 'appointees' from the corporate/scholastic groupies who once surrounded him/her. As you say, the pattern is 'in place', and that 'pattern' clearly outlines NO consistent or educated approach to solve much, if any, problem. Every 'change of the guard', and the next fool (ahem, i mean President), introduces yet more permutations of policy, goals and means to achieve same. None of them will face the facts and actually take charge. They know they won't be able to follow anything to fruition in their limited time. Like a magic carpet, it always gets pulled out from under the next fool (err, i mean President).


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