I had a big morning yesterday. Out of the house at 6:30, returned at 1.00. Tired! Went to bed for a needed nap. The blog lost out.
My morning included a doctor visit, lengthy business meeting, and time on the anti-gravity treadmill.
I will try to catch up this morning.
Yesterday and today in one blog.
Re yesterday, the first thing I intended to discuss was desalination. Water is an increasing problem. Not everyone is aware that the lower keys have two desalination plants. One on Stock Island, the other in Marathon. Both have limited abilities as to volume. In an emergency, each can turn out 3 million gallons of potable water a day.
I am surprised that no one seems to be talking about desalinating sea water for drinking, etc. purposes. Rationing alone is not going to solve the problem.
Wrote this week’s KONK Life column. Banks Hurt People. Banks continue to play games. They have come up with new ideas which work to the detriment of their customers.
The Players Championship final day was golf at its best. Richie Fowler’s finish unique.
Tropical storm ANA has dissipated. Down to a tropical depression yesterday. No significant damage. A lot of rain.
Songwriters Festival ended sunday night. A rousing success! Two hundred twenty five performers.
That completes monday’s blog in an abbreviated fashion.
This morning’s blog as follows.
Decided to have a drink at Square One last night. The bar was three deep. Something was going on. I did not stay.
Decided to have a drink and dinner at La Te Da at the outside bar. No luck again! La Te Da closed to customers.
The reason was quickly apparent. The Queen Mother Pageant was kicking off. As in past years, staged on Duval in front of La Te Da. I stayed a while to watch the event. I have seen it many times in the past. Always a happy time.
The ladies participating are to be complimented. Fantasy Fest is not till late October. The ladies will be out campaigning and fund raising till then. Not easy.
Then to the Chart Room. Glad I stopped. The evening was fun.
I walked into three vacationing lawyers. I mostly listened. Guess I participated in too many lawyer conversations over the years.
Two of the participants were from Minnesota, the other from where I do not recall. They were discussing Florida licenses. All three had Florida licenses, though they did not practice in Florida.
The best was meeting Bob and Carol from Dallas. Vacationers, also. Carol is English. They married in France.
Bob worked for an oil company. He negotiated contracts all over he world. With luminaries such as Khadafi.
Almost contemporaries, Bob and I got into a lengthy conversation regarding health problems. We both had enough to share.
Great people! I hope to run into Bob and Carol again.
My blog talk radio show tonight at 9. Join me for a fast moving eye opening half hour. www.blogtalkradio.com/key-west-lou.
Topics include why I consider banks whores, the Hattiesburg police killings, George Zimmerman, militarization on a roll in South Carolina, Columbia throwing out glyphosate, IRS employees who have not paid their taxes and yet send SWAT teams and the like to collect from delinquent taxpayers, and more.
Such is two days in one. Worked out well. The blog as a whole no longer than usual.
Enjoy your day!
In a dream, I imagined Alaskan/Canada/ to US type pipelines. Instead of oil being sent from an inland location out to waiting ships and holding tanks…. we instead have desalination plants at the oceans purifying salt water and then sending via pipelines to the most needed areas and beginning of river sources (Colorado River??).
Rising oceans can be leveraged in the most productive and needed way. Having visited Australia where water is a premium, they do something a bit more scaled down than this idea… but it is a significant part of their water source and a priority backing of their government.
Desalination technology has limitations with today’s equipment. Although, with a proper and priority backing, challenges could be overcome with new engineering to back this idea to support needed area of the world AND create jobs.
Sorry, sounded like an editorial, but been thinking about it for a while and you brought it up! 😉
Mike (of the Mike and Tina)
I am pleased desalination brought me back to mind. I have neither seen nor heard from you and Tina in ages. Lets get together.