Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Horizontal and Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

When Poor Quality Information Technologies
Collide with Poor Quality Regional Healthcare Networks
Environmental and Economic Poverty Reigns


I want you to think about this.

The health of your upper respiratory system is directly related to the health of the communication network that provides information to the community you live in.

If you’re experiencing breathing problems, most likely you are experiencing internet connectivity problems as well.
The same environmental disturbances affecting your health are in fact the same environmental disturbances affecting your ability to correct that health via information you may find over the internet.

As these problems are caused by barometric conditions, every time you find yourself with a downed internet connection, more than likely you find yourself with heightened upper respiratory ailments.

As these conditions affect the overall quality of life of every American, Americans living in low lying flood prone river regions are the most affected by these environmental disturbances.

As these disturbances have been in existence forever, the fact that they have been more or less concurs with the fact that people who live in low lying river regions in our nation are far less capable of thinking properly as a result.

Ottawa, Illinois is a perfect example of both how and why such regional weather conditions prevent it from moving further along with the economic dialogue the rest of the country is working to embrace. As Ottawa is nestled between two rivers located in the lower valley flatlands of central Illinois and as Ottawa is more or less a farm community, the manner in which Ottawans’ think or do not think is directly related to the barometric pressure that has been placed onto the craniums of their collective regional skulls for decades.

As these people have virtually no choice but to live within the constraints of constantly occurring weather patterns that among other things serve as atmospheric sink holes that absorb the airborne toxins floating through a vast swath of geography and settling into the Fox and Illinois River Valley Basin, the combination of toxins and barometric pressures disenables them to respond as intelligently to America’s 21st century economy as others in upper lying regions do.

While it is most certainly unfair to characterize these people as stupid, once we understand the broader environmental aspects that define an overall sluggish response to professional dialogue, it is the poor quality of air that indeed enables us to see why such responses are what they are.
Alcoholism is dominant in Ottawa and most of LaSalle county. The reason it is dominant is directly related to the fact that the consumption of alcohol serves quite clearly to offset the larger issue of inhaling residual toxic air absolutely filled with humidity. As alcohol dilutes this toxicity and enables people within this river valley to breathe easier, because this condition has existed for so long, multiple generations of alcoholics have unfortunately thrived.

As these generations have thrived and as the majority of Ottawa’s elite and non elite have become accustomed to living in this manner, the dulled learning curve present within the community parallels the dulled investment of information technologies that in other communities would thrive.

Corporations that are supposedly invested in linking America within a highly sophisticated information networks simply bypass Ottawa due to the fact that certain social assumptions have been applied to its’ cultural identity. Why visit Ottawa if all you will see there are people living in a multi-generational fog of alcohol based delirium benchmarked by extremely anti social-behavior towards themselves and strangers?

As sad as this may sound, the overall failure of our collective national focus to be aware of these environmentally enhanced regional health concerns has all but placed our national economy in the same environmental doldrums of the communities like Ottawa that have for far too many decades been associated with social behavioral disorders as opposed to environmental respiratory disorders.

As the very thing that prevents an entire electronic communication network to falter within the two rivers valley of Ottawa is upper barometric pressure that renders electrical communications from the human brain just as redundant as digital electrical communications from an orbiting satellite, the question becomes how, how do we as a nation apply advanced technologies to a given region for the singular purpose of improving the overall medical and economic health and more to the point, the overall environmental health of that region? And of course, the larger question is how do we as a nation fulfill our collective dream of establishing a truly interactive and multi-dimensional public utility grid that includes virtually every form of energy we as Americans have within our entire national geographic border, the capacity to produce, manage and proliferate economically from?



To the south and east of Ottawa are wind turbine farms. These are farms of horizontal axis wind turbines. As is the case throughout America where prevailing horizontal winds are constant, horizontal axis wind turbines capture and harness horizontal winds as they arise. As these wind turbines spin and in the process of doing so create electricity that is fed into the regional energy grid they are attached to, all of what they appear to be doing appears more or less well and good, Unfortunately, harnessing the prevailing horizontal winds of a given region does not take into consideration that there are vertical wind and updraft air currents happening as well.

Give the fact that virtually all of our nation’s low lying river valleys have over the course of the past two hundred years been filled with manmade architectural structures rising in height from either a single story to several stories, the natural interaction of both vertical and horizontal air currents that existed before these buildings were erected has, over the course of these same two hundred years, been altered significantly. While the efforts of the Environmental Protection Agency has for the past thirty some odd years been quite forceful in its’ regulatory pursuit of “national and regional air quality” and that air quality has been measured by satellites launched into and floating about our global upper level ozone, it has not unfortunately been focused on the quality of “natural air movement” and the larger implications associated with both the technological and financial investment and management of “natural air movement” located tens of thousands of feet below that ozone.

As we as a supposedly scientifically advanced society have been focused on our global ozone concerns for the past several decades, our much larger focus which should have been focusing quite literally on our toe, ankle or knee zones has all but been entirely overlooked.

If I could compare the evolution of our nation’s wind energy industry to the evolution of our nation’s auto industry, horizontal axis wind turbines are today what rear wheel drive vehicles were to America’s auto industry in the 1960s. Whereas we could all of course get along better on two wheels in the 1960s, by the 1970s, we were beginning to realize that getting along with four would be better.

Having said this and realizing that the buildings abutting the shore lines of our national rivers have been over the course of the past two hundred years slowly transferring the naturally occurring interactions of both horizontal and vertical wind currents to a higher elevations, we as a nation obsessed with the development of the space program in our upper atmosphere, have all but forgotten what was once naturally occurring at the lower elevations of our toes, ankles and knees.

In other words, while we have the technological capacity to launch satellites that enable us to see how rising gases ultimately affect our upper atmosphere, all these satellites actually do is measure earthly emissions once they do arrive into the realm of obscure ozone logic. How these emissions actually get there however is an entirely different matter, and how they affect us who live on the planet until they do get there is an altogether different matter as well.

Think about this.

What would happen if the naturally occurring and either rising or falling vertical air currents generated from flowing river waters were allowed to once again interact with the naturally prevailing horizontal wind currents that crisscrossed the land above those rivers?

Think about this.

If in fact these air currents were allowed to interact, at what elevation would such environmental interactions benefit the larger social and economic interactions in which they do indeed interact?

Think about this.

If it were determined that such interaction took place at an altitude that was directly associated with the altitude of the buildings that have over the course of the last two hundred years been built along our nation’s river fronts, would there not be an astounding economic and industrial growth paradigm associated with retrofitting these buildings with vertical axis wind turbines

that were more than capable of reducing the low lying toxins associated with upper respiratory ailments?

Think about this.

If in fact such public utility wind energy management systems were integrated into the architectural footprint of historic river communities throughout America, would not the resulting positive environmental condition lead to equally positive social and economic conditions?

Think about this.

I am in this essay, only speaking of actively harnessing naturally occurring vertical and horizontal wind energy as such harnessing would affect the singular financial and social benefits of Ottawa, Illinois.

Think about this.

As I am only speaking of harnessing wind energy within this essay, there remains the discussion of geothermal and both passive and active solar energy, hydro energy, bio-fuel energy and the resulting inter-relational dynamics of these appropriately defined soft energy sectors with the larger dynamics of both medium and hard energy and economic sectors.

Think about this.

Alcoholism currently here in 2009 is the fundamental driving force behind the counter productive economy of Ottawa, Illinois. Within the subsectors of this anti climatic (anti-climate) socio-economic model, illegal drug addiction, trafficking and attempts at eradicating these social behaviors has actually become a successful economic platform from which far too many judges, attorneys, police officers and politicians have lazily and smugly justified their collective means of earning a living in hopes that in doing so, their own children will escape the realities of living in Ottawa , Illinois altogether.

Think about this.

As a result of this hopelessly negligent behavioral dynamic, the children of judges, attorneys, police officers and politicians are being forced to confront the fact that their childhood friends who do not have the intelligence to get the education they themselves have, are forced to live a life of soliciting drugs, sex and participate in low level trafficking of common household items stolen from one family only to benefit their own family thinking that practicing such hillbilly free market trade will enable them to pay the fines their own friend’s fathers and mothers impose upon them. In as much as what I am saying above may sound absolutely bizarre, even more bizarre is the fact that we as a nation have allowed such extraordinarily racist social behaviors to become the foundation of entire rural American economies.

Think about this.

All of this is directly associated with the fact that Ottawa, Illinois just like so many other rural communities, does not have the intellectual wherewithal to attract industries that perhaps would stem the tide of multi-generational, regional economic dysfunctionalism if in fact there was a broad spectrum national public infrastructure re-investment policy put into place.

Think about this.

The air we breathe once proactively harnessed is the air we as a nation can collectively come to realize as a dynamic economic and industrial investment portfolio that among other things actually brings help in the form of real jobs to the children of America’s dying rural communities.

Think about this.

As the era of supposed federally mandated social reform benchmarked under the principles of hiring social workers to go into rural communities and psychologically heal people has proven to be a vast disaster of perverse social experimentation on the human mind, these practices have led to the overall deterioration of the human health of all people who actually live in communities such as Ottawa. If then, we as a nation are to realize any forward thinking model of 21st century industrial wealth, the sooner social workers are replaced by engineers, the sooner criminal lawyers are replaced by attorneys who specialize in advanced environmental and construction contract law, communities such as Ottawa will actually become contributing members of America’s work force and tax base once again.

Think about this.

Once such realities are made possible, the advanced technology infrastructure that is needed by the people of Ottawa to keep them connected to a real American economy and a real American healthcare network would actually make sense.

This is my 57th essay on the need we in America have to embrace what it is we have the responsibility to embrace. As what we need to embrace is economic growth associated with whole application of vast quantities of environmental management technologies, my writing is my attempt to contribute my knowledge on the subjects I write about. Having said this, I am also looking to connect with people who not only think but do.



M. Patrick Dahlke

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