James Garland Watts is believed to fr...

James Garland Watts is believed to frequent the Clairton and McKeesport areas.

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Mar 24, 2009 9:06 pm US/Eastern CLAIRTON It's been a year since a woman was murdered in Clairton and the man accused of killing her is still at large.

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CHS Grad

Las Vegas, NV

#101 Jun 9, 2009
Investor wrote:
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But how many years will it take him to recover (payback period) the initial cost of a very expensive solar energy system?
The energies for wind turbines and solar panels are free. Typically, 80% of the cost for wind turbine or solar systems is the initial cost. The remaining 20% is operating and maintenance cost over the life of the system.
The converse is true for a typical a fossil fuel (coal) plant. That is, 20% initial and 80% operating, fuel, and maintenance of their life.
Worldwide data reports that wind turbines produce electrical power about 35-40% of the time.
It is kind of like a person saying that they have a interest income of $10,000 a year. Then, you find out the person has $1.0 million invested. A good deal?
An excellent and well-thought out response. You too C-town. I KNEW there were bright thinking people on this forum who could write more than a phrase. The initial investment is high, it is true. That is because of the scarcity of products. It will take time but the benefits will be worth it, as C-town pointed out. As far as the turbines, they need to be placed in areas in which the wind blows constantly like the mountains between Reno and Sacramento (where they have been for decades) and off the New England coast. And my friend who converted to solar is wealthy enough to have done that, but he also received tax credits to defray the expense. We will eventually exhaust the fossil fuel supply because except for many of our politicians, dinosaurs are rare.

“My Haters Motivate Me!!”

Since: May 09

CLAIRTON

#102 Jun 9, 2009
yellow boy wrote:
<quoted text> I rember the old days. if you wanted to become a Clairton Police Officer, you would have to be from Clairton or move to Clairton. just like the Police Officers from Jefferson,Baldwind,West Mifflin,Bethel Park. because when you hire a Police Officer who is not from that community. they don't care about the people who they are serving or protecting. now am i right or wrong.
That is so true. Any city that hires officers want people from that town. I will not lie to you, I applied for Clairton PD years ago and passed all tests, academy and all... the city claimed that It would not be fair to hisre a Clairton native" namely me becasue I knew too much about what was going on in the streets and at that time I was quite aware of the crooked council and certain officers that were employed there. Hell yes... I know I would've made a difference. IAfter being rejected by Clairton, I was offered a position with the City of Pittsburgh Housing Authority Police and for more money. It hurt me becasue I really wanted to change things for the better but hey... That was Clairton's loss. I have no animosity nor regrets.... I receieved free training!
Investor

AOL

#103 Jun 9, 2009
CHS Grad wrote:
<quoted text>An excellent and well-thought out response. You too C-town. I KNEW there were bright thinking people on this forum who could write more than a phrase. The initial investment is high, it is true. That is because of the scarcity of products. It will take time but the benefits will be worth it, as C-town pointed out. As far as the turbines, they need to be placed in areas in which the wind blows constantly like the mountains between Reno and Sacramento (where they have been for decades) and off the New England coast. And my friend who converted to solar is wealthy enough to have done that, but he also received tax credits to defray the expense. We will eventually exhaust the fossil fuel supply because except for many of our politicians, dinosaurs are rare.
Before most investors will commit to a wind turbine farm, they will insist on a one year wind study. I think you can Goggle for wind study map information worldwide. I recall doing it sometime ago.

The tech guys in Morgantown WVA estimate between a 300 to 400 year supply of coal. Should we worry about exhausting the Pittsburgh seam aka the Big Seam?

I visited a plant in Germany that makes the solar panels, etc. Lot of tricky features in the design. Alignment issues for their convex tube design. Hail play hell with them. No pun intended. Some use glass tubing.

Solar panel engineering problem in the Virgin Island region with hurricanes. I proposed mounting them in a trench and pull a metal mesh over them for protection as necessary.

One wind turbine competitor proposed that he would remove the blades off the wind turbine when a hurricane appeared. But he never priced the cost of standby cranes? Do you know what it cost a day to rent a crane? The wind turbines around Sommerset Co. are brake stopped when the wind reaches about 55 mph.

I only share this with you because you seem sincerely interested in this technology

The emerging technology is biomass fueled power plants. About 100 are operating in Europe and they are unattended by a human. The operator is on call at home and his cell phone alerts him if there is a problem. Of course, someone has to periodically replenish the wood chips. The US is a little behind on this one, but catching up fast.

“My Haters Motivate Me!!”

Since: May 09

CLAIRTON

#104 Jun 9, 2009
CHS Grad wrote:
<quoted text>Farming? I already grow my own tomatoes upside down :) as well as strawberries, lemons, and a few other edibles in this harsh desert soil. Alternative energy solutions? I am involved in numerous solar energy products and use solar heated water in my house. My friend Geno, also a Clairton ex-patriot who lives in CA converted his home and property to 100% solar energy. His monthly electric bills now range from zero to $ 16 (down from four figures) and he sells back excess electricity to the local power company. So tell me Ralphy Boy, if it sounds so good, what are YOU doing?
Send me some tomatoes... these things they call tomatoes here look like spoilmatoes
CHS Grad

Las Vegas, NV

#105 Jun 10, 2009
Investor wrote:
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Before most investors will commit to a wind turbine farm, they will insist on a one year wind study. I think you can Goggle for wind study map information worldwide. I recall doing it sometime ago.
The tech guys in Morgantown WVA estimate between a 300 to 400 year supply of coal. Should we worry about exhausting the Pittsburgh seam aka the Big Seam?
I visited a plant in Germany that makes the solar panels, etc. Lot of tricky features in the design. Alignment issues for their convex tube design. Hail play hell with them. No pun intended. Some use glass tubing.
Solar panel engineering problem in the Virgin Island region with hurricanes. I proposed mounting them in a trench and pull a metal mesh over them for protection as necessary.
One wind turbine competitor proposed that he would remove the blades off the wind turbine when a hurricane appeared. But he never priced the cost of standby cranes? Do you know what it cost a day to rent a crane? The wind turbines around Sommerset Co. are brake stopped when the wind reaches about 55 mph.
I only share this with you because you seem sincerely interested in this technology
The emerging technology is biomass fueled power plants. About 100 are operating in Europe and they are unattended by a human. The operator is on call at home and his cell phone alerts him if there is a problem. Of course, someone has to periodically replenish the wood chips. The US is a little behind on this one, but catching up fast.
I'm sure the issues are legion but R&D is moving at a fast pace and part of the solution will come after identifying the problems and offering a solution - like your dirch suggestion in the VI. Perhaps mechanical retractable blades for turbines? I sit on the Board of my community assoc. and last night we approved the first electrical solar panel application (other than for pools). The housing is aluminium - already an advancement. However, they must face south and not be obstructed by trees or buildings.

It is also true that feasibility studies need to be done before huge investmants are made, otherwise it can end up to be "Ready, fire, aim."

I'm involved with a company from Australia regarding biofuel. We're looking at doing a pilot study in Guatemala. Hydro, solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels, biomass all offer alternatives.

The point is, even if the Big Seam supply lasts centuries, alternatives need to be explored. Thanks for the feedback.
CHS Grad

Las Vegas, NV

#106 Jun 10, 2009
CHS Drummer Chic wrote:
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Send me some tomatoes... these things they call tomatoes here look like spoilmatoes
I confess - have you seen those ads on TV for growing tomatoes upside down? That is my latest expirament. I planted four plants in two cylinders. So far about a dozen tomatoes are growing with promises of more. Will keep you posted.
Investor

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#107 Jun 10, 2009
CHS Grad wrote:
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I'm involved with a company from Australia regarding biofuel. We're looking at doing a pilot study in Guatemala. Hydro, solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels, biomass all offer alternatives.
From your list I am biased toward geothermal and biomass.

This might be old info to you but check the country of Iceland out. Lot of geothermal sources and they were alleged to be the world leader in developing a "hydrogen economy." They have an abundance to geothermal to manufacture the hydrogen. They have a population of less than 200 K. However, I read recently they are in very deep financial trouble. I have not been following this sector over the past three months.

Low head hydro power plants have already been deployed in Eastern Europe.

Biomass combustion for thermal and electrical energies for the inside the in fence production of wood pellets is a very attractive and a feasible option. Big plant using German technology underway on the west coast (Sacramento Bay?) They may export the wood pellets. I think they are being sold for way over $150/ton.

Biomass plant using the ORC for electric power must also have a market for rejected heat i.e., thermal or absorption chilling to be feasible.

Good luck on your pilot study.
CHS Grad

Las Vegas, NV

#108 Jun 10, 2009
Investor wrote:
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From your list I am biased toward geothermal and biomass.
This might be old info to you but check the country of Iceland out. Lot of geothermal sources and they were alleged to be the world leader in developing a "hydrogen economy." They have an abundance to geothermal to manufacture the hydrogen. They have a population of less than 200 K. However, I read recently they are in very deep financial trouble. I have not been following this sector over the past three months.
Low head hydro power plants have already been deployed in Eastern Europe.
Biomass combustion for thermal and electrical energies for the inside the in fence production of wood pellets is a very attractive and a feasible option. Big plant using German technology underway on the west coast (Sacramento Bay?) They may export the wood pellets. I think they are being sold for way over $150/ton.
Biomass plant using the ORC for electric power must also have a market for rejected heat i.e., thermal or absorption chilling to be feasible.
Good luck on your pilot study.
Thank you. I have been to Iceland. In fact I saw Bobby Fisher in the nude there. It was right after the Spassky/Fisher chess match and I was staying at Fisher's hotel. We met in the steam room. That aside, I was fascinated by the geothermal energy that was so abundant. Their economy collapsed last fall in large part because their banks had overextended during good times (sound familiar?) When Britain and Norway's economies sneezed, Iceland's caught pneumonia. Forbes called Iceland, "The Land without an Economy."

I have to read up a little on biomass wood chips. It seems Honeywell is a player and Brazil has begun a project to export biomass wood chips and pellets to the international market and have entered into an agreement with EUBIA and others. Sounds like they trumped us again as they did with biofuel from sugar. I'll read more on it. Thanks for the perspective.
Investor

AOL

#109 Jun 11, 2009
CHS Grad wrote:
<quoted text> Sounds like they trumped us again as they did with biofuel from sugar. I'll read more on it. Thanks for the perspective.
Thanks for the update on Iceland. Looks like they are ahead on the (bad) economic curve with respect to others.

I am lead to believe that the chemistry of sugar crops returns 8 units of energy of per 1 unit in; whereas our corn is 2 or 3 units returned for 1 unit in. Your take on this?

I also hear from the technical grapevine that ethanol technology is in a severe slump with many bankruptcies. They seemed to have aborted that planned plant in New Stanton.

Your experience in Iceland is very interesting. I have never been there. My sister was there years ago and said she paid $27.00 for a soft drink and few pieces of pizza.
A Mckeesport Drunk

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#110 Jun 11, 2009
Think we can get more tomotoes into Mckeesport and sponsor a Tomato Day! How about adding different varieties to International Village and calling them Tomatoes Around The World! Just make certain James Garland Watts cannot come! We need a PFA on the man!

Let's see if we can't get a Little Caesar's American Italian Pizza Booth! I want my upside down tomatoes! dizzle a wizzle Fa shizzle my nizzle!
CHS Grad

Las Vegas, NV

#111 Jun 11, 2009
Investor wrote:
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Thanks for the update on Iceland. Looks like they are ahead on the (bad) economic curve with respect to others.
I am lead to believe that the chemistry of sugar crops returns 8 units of energy of per 1 unit in; whereas our corn is 2 or 3 units returned for 1 unit in. Your take on this?
I also hear from the technical grapevine that ethanol technology is in a severe slump with many bankruptcies. They seemed to have aborted that planned plant in New Stanton.
Your experience in Iceland is very interesting. I have never been there. My sister was there years ago and said she paid $27.00 for a soft drink and few pieces of pizza.
I don't know if your numbers are spot on in the sugar vs. corn production efficiency but they sound about right to me. Of course the corn lobby in the U.S. has killed the possibility of sugar ethanol in the US and provides subsidies for corn to make it cheaper even though it is less efficient to burn (cars get lower gas mileage than with petrol). I've not heard of the bankruptices among ethanol refiners but it would not surprise me.

I was in Iceland earlier, during better times. The US has an Airbase at Keflavic and built the airport. International flights do not go in and out of Reykjavik, the capital. Hence, that is one more country we support.

Prices for goods are high because they all have to be flown in. But the energy is cheap.:)
FREEDOM APlus

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#112 Jun 11, 2009
CHS Grad wrote:
<quoted text>I don't know if your numbers are spot on in the sugar vs. corn production efficiency but they sound about right to me. Of course the corn lobby in the U.S. has killed the possibility of sugar ethanol in the US and provides subsidies for corn to make it cheaper even though it is less efficient to burn (cars get lower gas mileage than with petrol). I've not heard of the bankruptices among ethanol refiners but it would not surprise me.
I was in Iceland earlier, during better times. The US has an Airbase at Keflavic and built the airport. International flights do not go in and out of Reykjavik, the capital. Hence, that is one more country we support.
Prices for goods are high because they all have to be flown in. But the energy is cheap.:)
Answer: Faith Like Potatoes
The movie is wonderful and also available at every RedBox around.

Everyone looking to God through Christ will solve the worlds problems. Those whom will have faith may say to a tree to grow, and it will. In times of drought, such as the Buchan family and friends in Africa - they grew a crop with faith in God and against all odds and came up with an excellent crop!

Faith Like Potatoes

Paul Shelly trust in God, and this is why he will overcome all odds - come to church on Saturday.

Guest Day at First Free (Mckeesport/White Oak)
across from Penn State University

Where: First Evangelical Free Church
Time: 5:59 P.M.
Who: All of you and Everyone is and has always been welcome, but is a featured Guest Day and gifts will be given out to all new guests. We will worship God, there will be live music and you will experience the grace of God that is Everyones!

Allow the Firestorm of Faith Begin!
FREEDOM APlus

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#113 Jun 11, 2009
Day: Saturday
Anonymous

Belle Vernon, PA

#114 Jun 20, 2009
John Ford is currently serving a life sentence for that.

“My Haters Motivate Me!!”

Since: May 09

CLAIRTON

#115 Jun 22, 2009
Anonymous wrote:
John Ford is currently serving a life sentence for that.
Thanks for the info. He needs to facing the death penalty for that heinous crime.
Katrice Fam

Pittsburgh, PA

#116 Apr 29, 2013
PHealy wrote:
Now guys -- be fair....These gentlemen may have had unhappy childhood or improper toilet training
-- that's how Mr. Hitler got started!
And don't criticize the police for their lack of aggressiveness -- do you expect them to risk their lives for us?
People need to understand that murder -- even a very vicious murder is just...."vigorous social protest"
It's not the criminals fault at all -- society is to blame....it's their no-good victims who cause ALL the trouble.
Grland had a Good Life, he was just a spoiled bastard... John Ford had a ok life just like the rest of the people / us in Clairton.. He was obsessed with my cousin after she left him, the fam hopes he fry...
Hawk the fugitve tracker

Pittsburgh, PA

#118 Dec 12, 2013
Sally B wrote:
you play the game, you might get burnt it's an open secret that a lot of drugs were found in that house. watts wasn't random person.
PLEASE TELL ME MORE
HAWK

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