Thursday, March 29, 2007

Inconvenient Truth Pt. 2

As a follow-up to the earlier post - here's information about an extremely environmentally friendly house:

Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university, this house incorporates every "green" feature current home construction can provide. The house contains only 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is nestled on arid high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet in the house holds geothermal heat pumps drawing ground water through pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground. The water (usually 67 degrees F.) heats the house in winter and cools it in summer. The system uses no fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas, and it consumes 25% of the electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground cistern. Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then irrigates the land surrounding the house. Flowers and shrubs native to the area blend the property into the surrounding rural landscape.

And who owns this antithesis to this house profiled earlier (Al Gore's)?
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This model eco-friendly house is on a ranch near Crawford, Texas. Also known as "the Texas White House," it is the private residence of the President of the United States, George W. Bush.

Yet another story you WON'T hear on CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC or read about in the New York Times or the Washington Post. Indeed, for Mr. Gore, it's truly "an inconvenient truth."

1 comment:

Ruie said...

I just love President Bush. We should support our leaders and especially our president. I have loved all our presidents. I am grateful that we have had two President Bushes! President Clinton was great. I loved Clinton and think he was treated rotten. President Ford was fine and was treated fair. During President Reagon's time we sure got a lot of patriotic music in our schools. President Carter's true greatness (like Clinton) has been illustrated with all the service and work he still does everyday to continue to better our world. President Nixon was a fabulous President in his international work. He suffered from isolation as a made him paranoid. He cracked in a world with no friends. But sadly in a political world there is no such thing as a true friend. Great President Kennedy broke our hearts when he died...I'll always love him.
President Eisenhower shares my birthday, October 14th. Mom always said he was "wishy-washy." Yes, that is a Libra trait - the sign of the scales. Well, finally, the truth is: Americans need to support their President or move out of the country.