GRADIUSIC_CYBER t1_jdjdtrg wrote

Reply to Gem museum by seeclick8

there's a huge section of the natural history museum at Harvard dedicated to New England gems, very interesting.


GRADIUSIC_CYBER t1_jdbfimo wrote

Reply to comment by StarbeamII in Maine's Energy future by mainething

I think if we built a bunch of nuclear plants, the cost would be less. and if they weren't criminally mismanaged like vogtle and vc summer (literally, in the case of vc summer) it's certainly possible, plenty of other countries have built new reactors in the last 40 years.

also I don't think cost is the number one obstacle. New England already has the most expensive electricity in the nation, (outside of Hawaii where you don't need heat or air conditioning), and we refuse to do collectively agree to do anything about it.

I do support a combination of renewables and nuclear.


GRADIUSIC_CYBER t1_jdalsqc wrote

Reply to comment by PurpleDancer in Maine's Energy future by mainething

Covering the interstate with solar panels doesn't really seem feasible, and I doubt there's going to be enough people in support of cutting down more trees to put in solar. At the moment solar makes the most sense for people putting it on their roof, assuming they have good location / roof angle and the $$$ to install.

Maybe we could generate clean electricity elsewhere where it's more practical and just bring the power in with new transmission lines /s

Don't underestimate how much some people hate change: Displeasure with solar projects at Interstate 95 interchanges prompts Augusta officials to seek additional regulations


GRADIUSIC_CYBER t1_jdakw9h wrote

Reply to comment by oldncrusty68 in Maine's Energy future by mainething

nuclear just has bad messaging imo.

I mean, we literally are driving tanker trucks all over New England to fill people's fuel oil tanks. I think people are just afraid of the unknown / outside entities / change. So instead we'll just keep spending a shit ton on heating and electricity.


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GRADIUSIC_CYBER t1_j9ldbf6 wrote

>What is Corbin Park?

>It’s 26,000 acres of rocky New Hampshire land, fenced off, stocked with elk, eurasian wild boar and white-tailed deer. It’s private, but you can get in if invited by a member, or if you ask on the right day. It was built over 100 years ago, by a super-wealthy banker. Every year, hunters inside shoot somewhere between 200 and 600 wild boar, and between 40 and 120 elk and deer. The animals are fed through the winter to help keep the populations up, but you’re not allowed to hunt around the feeding sites.

>Members can get the meat butchered and smoked on site. They can stay in cabins and old farmhouses - the ones that are still standing - that are sprinkled throughout the park. They can hike up Croydon and Grantham peaks, the two tallest mountains in Sullivan County, which are inside the fence.

>It’s expensive to be a member, and only 30 people are allowed to be members. When someone wants to sell their shares, you’ve got to know a guy who knows a guy if you want to buy them; there’s no announcement in the papers.

>And we also know that most of the people who live near this park, folks like Brian Meyette, have no problem with the place and tend to say it’s a good neighbor. The park is quiet, pays its taxes.

>However you feel about all that… it’s up to you.

>In the end, I don’t think Corbin Park is actually a mystery. At one point, I spoke to Heidi Murphy a lieutenant with Fish and Game, who has been inside to help the park staff with occasional issues with bears.

>“It’s just you know a big huge patch of woods with some hunters that are camping out in some cabin,” she said, laughing at my insistence that it must be more interesting than that.

>“It’s, you know, it’s New Hampshire woods,” she shrugged.

Millionaires Hunt Club, for those like me that had no idea what this place is.