Thanx Larry, good fun!!!
You're right Kyle, you're right. I'm ordering my Michelin man suit right now off ebay so I don't have to go out in the big bad world and take a chance of someone hurting me. That way I can wear it everywhere and be safe. Even in the tub.
Sorry, that is sarcasm to the MAX!!! And meant. I'm not trying to pi$$ you or anybody else off. Believe me, I'm not. But two sayings come to mind: "Nothing ventured, nothing gained". And a native American saying that "If you do what you've always done, you'll be where you've always been".
Let me try to explain............
My biggest, and I do mean BIGGEST issue with people is the total lack of personal responsibility. It makes me want to puke on a regular basis. (it will kill this country)And ol' next door Homer is case in point. You have a point.
Nothing and I do mean NOTHING is accomplished with out risk and sometimes disaster. Hell, look at electricity!!!!!!!!!!!! We CAN"T live without it and yet I'm sure the nay sayers thought the risk was too great back then. The automobile - same thing. And on and on.
Hey, we can go back and forth ALL DAY LONG about issues like this. You can say that it is different because it's Homer doing it. But it's not. Ideas and inventions - to benefit everyone - have to start somewhere and WAAAAAY more often than not it's in a garage rather than a lab.
Sure there are risks. And sure things that are bad happen. It's the nature of the beast. Ever known somebody to be electrocuted??
My point is that we can sit by idle and do nothing and try nothing and live an uneventful life and expect things to stay just the way they are forever, or we can encourage people to try things - responsibly - to benefit us all. I'm damn sure I like things better now than in the middle ages.
I can't tell you all the benefits that COULD possibly happen from people making their own Hydro, responsibly, because the future is not here yet. But I can tell you that I would like to encourage people to try to make life better for all of us - AND ESPECIALLY THE GENERATIONS TO COME, of which I have no stock in as I don't have kids. But I DO care about all people more than most - and hope that they dream up new ideas and try them to the best of their ability. - As in war, yes, there will be an occasional battle lost, and you hope and pray it's not yours, but the object is to win the war. See the relativity?
I have worked for big companies and there is a prevailing thought that they don't want to make the effort or put forth the expense to change anything for a profit. They want the "black" without ANY "red". S**t, who don't??!!??!! But, for the vast majority of the time, that can't be the case. Someone HAS to invest and take the chance or we will never progress.
Now, I hope that I have conveyed my thoughts well enough for you. (Personally, I doubt it for 2 reasons: I'm not a great literary figure, and I can't type. I have spent over an hour hunting and pecking this drivel out.) But either way, it probably doesn't matter. We see things differently. That is the beauty of life. We are not all the same. This is not a "dig" here, but I feel like I tend to be more of a "creative" and explorer, and care about people as a whole and others tend to care more about not creating waves and care more about their immediate people. Different views, different people. It's all good.
One more quick saying that I tend to like: "If ya can't help them, at least don't hold them back".
Ok so now I am done with these topics of alternatives. Yup, sorry. I'm burnt. I have finally succumb to the fate of what I think allot of those who also share my ideas feel: It's just not worth it. And isn't it ironic that I am the one who LIKES debate on topics like this because it furthers the knowledge and ideas that others may not have. Opposite views are a good thing. It makes one think.
Anyway, it just takes too long, and trying to get out my ideas and feelings seems worthless. So I am retiring my alternative posts and just going to go about my merry way trying to implement them and learning from others who are of like mind. I was hoping to help some of you on this board with alternative ideas, but I'm spent on the idea. From now on, I'll just stick with the usual and nornal bus talk and learn all that I can from all you who are willing to share your time and knowledge. I can't thank you all enough for that. Hopefully I will be able to give a little now and again also.
Now over 2 hours invested!
Sorry if ya have to reread it to try to get the jest of it.