Archive for February, 2020

Nuclear Heat In Our Homes

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

RANT: Dear Commissioner Dan, I hope you’re enjoying the heat my tax dollars pay for in your luxury office in that ivory tower county office building. I’m not fooled by the milder weather lately; we all know how cold North Idaho can get and how high our heating bill climbs on those cold days. I know the commissioner job is difficult when it comes to getting people on board with truly innovative ideas that will make everyone happier. Maybe people are just cold to the idea that government doesn’t warm people’s hearts. I’m going to change that. The other day I saw on a reliable internet news source that Idaho is home to a national laboratory that does nuclear stuff. As a result of their poor management and inability to think creatively, they have lots of “hot” nuclear waste that will be lying around for a few hundred thousand years.  When I say “hot,” I mean hotter than the halftime show at the Superbowl. These “scientists” make more than commissioners and yet they can’t figure out how to use this stuff for anything. And that’s when it hit me like a bolt out of the blue! What if the county commissioners simply used this waste to heat water and pipe it to every home in Bonner County? I could eliminate the expense of my electric water heater which would then pay for the new pipes. But wait, what if there were already pipe in place to most of the houses in the county that we could use? What I’m referring to is using the same pipes that bring the internet to our homes invented by Al Gore. The dual use of these pipes will guarantee savings and give the county some serious bucks with which to populate the entire county with $4000 garbage cans like they have in Sandpoint. At first they seem ridiculously expensive but those cans are connected to the internet via WIFI and can wirelessly transport the garbage to the dump through the pipes. Now imagine the savings and convenience of having these babies near your house! We may need to find another use for the dump trucks. I’m working on a secret program involving dump trucks and transporting kids to school but I’ll save that for another post. The challenges commissioners face topple over like dominoes when a creative person with a lot of idle time starts thinking of solutions. When the county realizes the benefit of having a resource like me, my election to be commissioner will be a landslide.

~Thomas (A Concerned Citizen)

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