Biography

RWP was born in Manchester, in the north of England, in the late 1950s, so he is very old. He really liked the north of England, which by 1965 was hip and had three TV channels, and where he went to a coed school. His parents, for reasons best known to themselves, then yanked him away, to Belfast and then Dublin, which had one TV channel that started up at 6 pm with the Angelus (Catholic call to prayer). He also had to go to an all boys school, where he realized he really missed girls. This probably let him focus on schoolwork, though, and at age 19, after he had finished college, he set off for America, where he still resides. He has a bachelors degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D. from Harvard in biophysics, and has lived also in Mainz, Germany, Setauket NY, and Richland WA. He currently divides his time between Nebraska, Rosslyn VA, and Florida.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Wind power kills another high-value target

From Scotland
A bird from a species that has been recorded in the UK only eight times in the past 170 years died when it flew into a wind turbine — watched by scores of enthusiasts who had travelled to the Outer Hebrides to see it.
The white-throated needletail, the world’s fastest flying bird, was thousands of miles off course after turning up at Tarbert on the Isle of Harris. It was first spotted in Northumberland on Monday and experts believe that it may have come from Siberia.
Can't wait until we put these bird-blenders in the Nebraska Sandhills. If the fastest bird in the world, a mere 5 inches long, gets chewed up, imagine the carnage of sandhill and whooping cranes, ferruginous hawks, etc..

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