Power Failure In NYC Halts Trains

People packed in a train car.

Thousands of commuters at Grand Central Station in NYC try to figure out how to get home after a power outage.

It’s starting – the “grid” is failing and our big metro areas are unprepared for power failures and energy shut-downs.

It is time for Americans to stop wasting valuable time debating antiquated oil and gas technology like the Keystone XL pipeline, and to quit wasting time and money repairing broken-down electric grids.

How do we prepare for more power failures like this?

  • We start releasing the plethora of alternatives that are locked away in corporate vaults;
  • We take our energy grid away from the 1% ownership control;
  • We co-op the abundant and free energy the Earth provides everyone.

Pulling The Plug

Tens of thousands of commuters lost transportation between the Connecticut suburbs and New York City on September 25, 2013 when a mysterious power failure disabled one of the nation’s busiest commuter rail lines.

The one rail line serves over 125,000 passengers a day at 38 stations in 23 towns.

Typically, one electric cable failing will not disrupt train service because there are usually two cables powering the rail system. Interestingly, in this case, one cable had been put out of service on September 13 for a “system update.” That left one cable providing electricity.

And it happened to “go down.”


A line of wooden power poles.

Our power grid is antiquated beyond its limits. It is time for free-alternative energy.

I, personally, do not believe in coincidence, but this is intriguing timing, don’t you think? This event can definitely serve a terrific purpose, though.

Look at the positive side:

  1. More people are working from home until the rail is fixed in another 2-3 weeks;
  2. This has created a much needed wake-up call for everyone;
  3. We now realize that our energy grid is antiquated;
  4. We can more clearly see that our money is wasted on maintaining a broken grid system;
  5. It is now obvious that alternative energy and free-market energy must be implemented;
  6. Events like this force you to re-prioritize your life;

Sometimes a kick in the backside is a good thing – it reminds you that you may be stuck in life ….. make some positive changes.

More To Come?

Power grid shut downs have only just begun. Whether it’s Mother Nature reminding us that humans are not in control, or some crafty politition making sure their XL pipeline vote gets passed – our system is broken, and going off the grid will continue to happen.

You can choose how to experience upcoming changes, and inconveniences. Just make the right choices for your health and safety and for the health and safety of our planet.

Hey, it was time to get off that old, broken down train, anyway.

Arctic Ice May Be Gone By 2015

A picture of the ice melting in Antarctica

Polar ice melting is contributing to rapidly rising sea levels and drastic climate change.

Scientists believe that the Arctic sea ice will completely vanish as early as 2015, drastically changing “life as we know it” and forcing endangered Arctic animals to migrate or become extinct.

Economists are worried that the rapidly melting Arctic is an “economic time bomb” that will cost the world at least $60 trillion. The world’s economists have already started to calculate the “financial consequences” of today’s fastest changing climates.

These are two very different views on this MAJOR Earth change.

Sad Or Mad?

A green dollar sign with a leaf on its top.

There is no reason why the melting Arctic ice should cost humanity $60 trillion if we leave its resources alone and start using natural alternative energy.

The changing Arctic frontier makes me sad for the animals living there because humans have trapped them within this area; we have developed into the Arctic as far as we can go. There is no where for these Arctic inhabitants to migrate into our human developed spaces.

The way humans have treated this frozen “wildlife preserve” makes me mad because we have mismanaged the Arctic and placed a price-tag on its resourcesmerely waiting for the time when we can extract them for profit.

Until now, the loss of Arctic sea ice has been seen as economically beneficial to human gluttony and manufactured greed because the melting ice opens up more shipping channels and oil and gas drilling potentials. Influential decision-makers only care about the Arctic because they estimate this region contains 30 percent of the world’s undiscovered gas and 13 percent of its undiscovered oil.

There’s no mention from the economists of the endangered animals that have been living there before humans existed. What do they plan to do with them – just put them in a zoo?

Plans For Our Future

Bottom-line, we need to leave the Arctic regions alone. Give them back to Nature, and let the Earth cycle into the next climate change. Actually, this is what will happen at the end of the day, anyway. Humans will learn, one way or another, that this planet, our solar system, and the cosmos are evolving in ways we, humans, will never be able to predict or control.

Let’s turn our energy consumption toward using alternative forms of natural energy, like geothermal, solar, and recycled biofuel. The melting of the polar ice is NOT an “economic time bomb” that will cost the world at least $60 trillion.

Alternative Fuels

If we take the price tag off the Earth’s natural resources, and take them out of the hands of the few that harvest and market them, we will discover that ALL animals can live on the Earth comfortably and affordably. And we don’t have to threaten the lives of any living thing on this vast, magnificent planet.

Leaving the Arctic alone will NOT cost the world $60 trillion – it’s just a handful of greedy harvesters and marketers who stand to lose their money.

Two Towns In California Pass Laws Requiring Solar Panels For New Homes

A picture of workers installing solar panels on the roof of a house.

Solar panels are now required to be installed on new houses in California.

How awesome is this?

The desert city of Lancaster, California (population 150,000) was the first city in the country to require solar panels on new buildings. Lancaster’s City Council unanimously approved a change to its zoning code in March 2013 to require housing developers to install solar voltaic systems on newly constructed homes.

Sebastapol, a small town in Sonoma Valley north of Lancaster with less than 8,000 residents, also passed an ordinance requiring all new buildings and home additions be constructed with solar voltaic panels.

 Solar Power

A picture of the sun.

The power of the Sun.

Commercial solar power plants were first developed in the 1980s, and the largest solar plant in the world is located in the Mojave Desert  in California.

Basically, solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electric power. Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. This is a definite step in the right direction.

Thanks Sunny California for paving the way into a future of alternative energy choices. Somebody had to make the first move!