Full employment. Cheap green electricity. Reduced oil and gas imports. Higher government tax revenues. Income for all people, regardless of educational skills. Healthier people, fitter people, less overweight people. Less social destitution, less heart disease, less mental health problems, less diabetes.
The NHS now spends £3000 a second on people with obesity problems, mainly due to lack of exercise. One in three children in the West Midlands is now obese. Three-quarters of the men there are overweight or obese and yes, two-thirds of the women there are overweight or obese.
Not so long ago we had hundreds of coal mines producing coal to generate electricity in our country, keeping hundreds of thousands of miners in work .This work was hard in difficult conditions, but everyone who wanted to work was in employment. Now the mines are all but closed.
Manufacturing jobs too that were once so plentiful now seem to have all gone to India or China, where the labour is so much cheaper. Many of these factory jobs were tedious and repetitive production line jobs, but people didn't complain they were in employment, paying their own way.
Today for many of our young and not so young adults, crime, drugs and social destitution seem the order of the day, with little hope of a job or a better future. Dependence on benefits and a sedentary lifestyle have created an explosion in obesity, wrecking the health of millions of families and brought the NHS to a critical funding crises.
In this deep global recession, one area of growth in the economy is clean green power.
Wind farms are being built all over the country, on shore and off. Solar panels, tidal and wave power and thermal power are all attracting huge investment and will play a major part in our future.
All these sources of green energy are excellent carbon free clean solutions to our energy problems.
So what is Green Electrek Power?
Green Electrek Power is a radical but theoretically possible way to produce clean green electricity and at the same time, have the potential to create mass employment with enormous, health and social benefits to the nation.
Most green energy is produced by using turbines, tidal power, wave power and wind power. Wind power of course is nothing new; windmills have been in use since the middle ages. Wind turbines are just the latest advance in this technology.
Another source of power in the middle ages was treadmills and tread wheels, used in agriculture, industry and in prisons. Henry Ford even used tread wheels in America as late as the nineteen-twenties!
There's no reason why using the latest technology, modern advanced treadmills couldn't be built to be highly efficient producers of green electricity.
Housed in comfortable reclaimed factories, many people could be employed on shift systems, walking at a steady rate, producing a constant supply of green energy for the national grid.
Having worked in the manufacturing industry myself all my life, I know this job would be much easer than production line work, and no experience would be needed.
Would modern treadmills/tread wheels be cost-affective compared to wind turbines or solar panels?
Literally billions of pounds are been spent building wind farms across the country. A small group of people working together could produce just as much power as a wind turbine (on a one to one basis) and yes, be lot more cost-effective, and reliable. It's not always windy, it's not always sunny!
The problem with both wind turbines and solar panels is their unpredictability. The lack of wind or dark winter skies can greatly reduce their efficiency to produce a reliable constant supply of electricity. Unfortunately wind turbines operate at only 100% capacity 30% of the time. I'm not knocking wind turbines, as up to 70% efficiency the rest of the time isn't bad.
Green Electrek with People working 24/7 days a week, would produce 100% capacity all of the time and be one of the most reliable safe solutions to our energy problems.
Since the death of Michael Jackson there has been much chatter about how we should forget the more troubling aspects and focus on the music.
To me that seems wrong headed and a waste!
His life may arguably prove the real art of this individual; he had the means and the psychology to change reality, and his physicality.
Like a Batman villain, living in a fun house as though a Scooby Doo phantom, drawing on the collective unconscious and its pop culture references,
Opinions - Hull City Council and the Concrete Jungle
Thought I'd share my thoughts with you over the council putting a car park where LAs is/was.
Glad to see our creative and pro-active council always thinking of exciting new ways to develop the city. Another car park will be great for the city: with more cars coming into the city centre we could employ some more traffic wardens creating more jobs and more revenue for the council.
Please don't pretend that
Opinions - Was Bob Quick 'Blunder' A Deliberate Smokescreen? By Michelle Dee
By now we will all have seen the disturbing images of Ian Tomlinson, the victim of an unprovoked assault by a police officer at the G20 Protest last weekend. Unlucky for the Metropolitan Police Force, news crews were filming at the time and caught the incident on camera.
Watching the Guardian's footage you can clearly see the officer stepping forward and the moment when the unsuspecting Ian Tomlinson
Opinions - COOL ! By Andrew Wastling
I woke up feeling optimistic about the future of the planet for the first time in many years
After eight wasted years of what amounts to government by a fascist junta of gangsters, crooks and warmongers - perhaps we can all hope that the US under Obama will now take a more progressive road and a lead on the environment for a change?
Opinions - Barack Obama By Lee Cassanell
Civilisations rise and fall. People live and people die but sometimes we are lucky enough to bear witness to moments of great historical significance, moments of pure hope and optimism for a better world and a better tomorrow.
The election of Senator Barack Obama has renewed my belief in the American public and the American ideal. It has renewed my belief that no matter who you are or were you come from,
Opinions - Dating Nightmare Part 2 By Leah Scarpati
I'm pleased to say that I have a different slant on the subject now. I'm so fickle...all it takes is a month of dating with a TDH rugby playing fireman and the dating garden's all rosy!
All the time I was complaining about the crap first dates with guys I very easily found something wrong with (often when there probably wasn't actually anything wrong with them); I wasn't really thinking too far ahead.
Opinions - Dating Nightmare Part 1 By Leah Scarpati
Why is dating such a nightmare?! I must admit I haven't really been on that many successful dates; I've only had 2 long-term relationships and 3 half-arsed attempts at them that didn't last more than five minutes. So in between those I've been on enough dates to be suitably apprehensive about how they'll turn out.
I've found that in my experience they go
Opinions - USA Neocon Maniacs are at it again, duping the lying western media propaganda machine with lies by Mo.
US backed ( 1000 marines advising, commandos and mercenaries)forces of Georgia ( birthplace of Stalin), sneak attacked Russian Peace Keeping Troops Thursday evening killing thousands of civilians (Over 2000 civilians are reported killed
). Under distraction of Beijing Olympics, Dick Cheney may well be heading the Neocon maniacs into new war fronts setting up for another cold war, diverting media attention from the disastrous economic situation in the USA.
Opinions - Mary Poppins, I Ain't! By Leah Scarpati
I may sound like an old spinster woman but I'm convinced I can drum up a following on this one. I was at the gym tonight (trying to work out) and I'll admit, was bloody knackered by the time I got to the changing rooms.
I'd had a crap day at work and all I wanted to do was chill out. Cue - screaming kids in the changing room. So I decided to escape
Opinions - David Icke blows away 400 people at a Free Public Meeting on Sunday, July 6th By Mo
Believe him or not David Icke is one of very few people who can hold an audience in
the palm of his hand for many hours, well beyond the one and a half hours reported on the internet.
His three and a half hour talk enthralled the audience with revelations beyond the scheming
Big Brother drones in the Tory and Labour parties to the fact that Neocons' behind the
Big Brother State
Opinions - The BBC Dipping into Youtube for Viewers By Mo UPDATED BBC's BBC Phil Hayton Denies All knowlege
The British Broadcasting Corporation, which is usually known simply as the
BBC, is the world's largest broadcasting corporation. It has 28,000 employees
in the United Kingdom alone and an annual budget of more than £4 billion.
Founded on 18 October 1922 as the British Broadcasting Company Ltd, it was
subsequently granted a Royal Charter and
Opinions - Response to The BBC Dipping into YouTube for Viewers By Martin Deane
Fire away Mo! Seconds out, round two.
I actually have a soft spot for the Beeb but no, it's not my unrequited love for Neighbours or the Archers. Forgive me for lumping them together, apparently they're different despite hugely annoying theme tunes, but you may not know where I'm coming from yet.
This is despite not having a TV licence which is how the BBC funds itself
Opinions - Lies And War Crimes By Michelle Dee
The words "weapons of mass destruction" were noticeably absent from the
speech by George W. Bush on the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion.
The apocalyptic rhetoric used to firstly motivate the political will
then move the might of the military forces was replaced by talk of
regime change and removing Saddam Hussein from power.
It is illegal to go to war in order to