Mr. Trashcan has never been one to shy away from controversial topics and is not about to start today. After researching the controversy surrounding the so-called “Yucca Mountain Repository”, Mr. Trashcan felt it was time for a deep-dive into the problem. As always, Mr. Trashcan seeks out truth with the help of foremost experts in any matter and this is no exception.
Exclusive: Actual photography of the Yucca Mountain Facility taken by MTC drones
Yesterday, he had the good fortune to have lunch with internationally recognized spent rod handling expert and South Eastern Kansas dinner theatre performer of the year Dr. J Matt Witte of the University of Left Texas Special Academy for the Preservation of the Bi-lateral Sciences. It seemed like the perfect time to dig in and get to the bottom of this proposed storage facility for spent rods. So we headed to lunch. Continue reading
Through the miracles of electromagnetic radiation, electrical conduction, and microcrystalline imperfections in cold-rolled steel sheet, Mr. Trashcan is able to watch TV. It took him a while to dope out digital TV, but it still wasn’t a big deal.
Come with Mr. Trashcan as he takes you, through the miracle of reincarnation, back to 1930 or so, where we will go for a ride in a Zeppelin. Mr. trashcan has removed from that last sentence the name of the most advanced passenger airship ever built, the Hindenburg. It is all Mr. Trashcan can do to keep you from opting out on this voyage, with a variety of lame excuses. Which is a shame.
Mr. Trashcan himself hasn’t been around all that long. BUT. We steel appliances are subject to a form of reincarnation, via the scrap yard, and our sheet metal retains a kind of genetic memory of earlier times. Thus I am able to take you back to the 1950s, well before the cost of Health Care got out of control in the US. Blue Cross was just starting to be offered. Middle class people could afford to pay for health care out of pocket, but the people at Blue Cross saw a market: they would protect you from a sudden, health-related financial hardship by converting it to a steady monthly drain spread over your whole life. These steady drains, from millions of patients, would form a steady river of money, flowing through them, from which they could dip.
From time to time, people throw paperback books into Mr. Trashcan. It happens quite a lot, and, having almost unlimited free time, since he doesn’t go anywhere, Mr. trashcan reads these books. Except stuff like those Tom Clancy books where people are in control and technology really works – too far fetched.
Anyway, among MT’s favorite books are the ones that are UFO-related; you know the ones I mean… there’s the classics like Eric Von Daniken and the old Zecharia Sitchen book The 12th Planet. There’s the pretty straightforward stuff that’s desperately trying to be scientific, like the Jacques Vallee books. And then there’s the real nutball stuff… MT remembers a rare hardback written by a real Silly Old English Colonel called Space, Gravity and the Flying Saucer that purported to describe the interior of a flying saucer, using pure deductive reasoning.
Sell everything. Hopefully you already did. Buy those Canadian Maple Leaf coins; everybody recognizes them and knows that they’re pure gold. Gold is about the only commodity that has held it’s value over the ages: a man’s suit of clothes, custom made, costs the same in gold today as it did in 1812, for example.