A “Winter Wonderland Reminder” or Thank you Oil & Gas & Coal companies

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A "Winter Wonderland Reminder" or Thank you Oil & Gas & Coal companies

♫ Oh, the weather out­side is fright­ful,
But the fire is so delight­ful.
And since we’ve got no place to go,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! ♫

Let it Snow” Sammy Cahn & Jule Styne 1945

As yesterday’s big snow storm hit the east­ern US I was see­ing var­i­ous tweets about the beauty of the snow and the win­ter won­der­land and how lovely it will be to have a White Christmas.

Let me be a bit of a killjoy and remind you that if you are look­ing at a ton of snow, or even a few inches and talk­ing about how lovely it is thank an oil man, a gas man a coal miner or an industrialist.

Because with­out them you would have to gather fire­wood to stay warm and toasty, you would need to chop that wood to make cords and cords of it and be ready to feed a stove or fire­place for basic heat.

And of course that wouldn’t heat the water for your shower, or your wash­ing machine or your dish­washer, with­out the water heater built by a fac­tory and pow­ered by oil gas or coal you would have to heat water on that wood stove.

And not only would you have to heat it but before you both­ered to do so you would need to have pumped it into your house from a well, but of course thanks to indus­tri­al­iza­tion and devices that run on elec­tric­ity (mostly gen­er­ated by coal, oil nuclear etc) you don’t have to do this.

Did you go to the gro­cery store and stock up before the storm, well, you had bet­ter thank those indus­tri­al­ists and rail­road­ers and trucker who got the prod­ucts from all over the coun­try to your local mar­ket or fueled the vans and planes that flew them from the Ama­zon pantry for home delivery.

And also of course the peo­ple who made your cars, your tires and deliv­ered the fuel that gets your four wheel drive vehi­cle to the store in case you didn’t have a chance to stock up. Not to men­tion the plow dri­vers and those who made those heavy trucks and fueled them who cleared the roads so you could do it.

Oth­er­wise you would be eat­ing what­ever you grew and could store on your own.

And we haven’t even got­ten to the snow­blow­ers, the oil & gas that runs them or even the plas­tic head on your snow shovel

Finally if you are read­ing this on the net or watch­ing TV while stuck inside all of that is made pos­si­ble by the indus­trial com­plexes that build TV’s, cable and wire­less and beam it out to you.

Put sim­ply for all the scream­ing of our eco friendly friends the only rea­son why they are able to agi­tate against all that oil, gas, coal and indus­try pro­duce are because the con­ve­niences brought about by these things allow them the free time to do so.

Oth­er­wise they would be hud­dling in their hov­els doing their best to stay warm, fed and alive.

I’ll give the last word to Jimmy Stew­art as George Bai­ley with the addi­tion of truck engines to his list

George Bai­ley: Do you know the three most excit­ing sounds in the world?
Uncle Billy: Sure, “Break­fast is served, “Lunch is served, “Din­ner is served.“
George Bai­ley: No. Anchor chains, plane motors, and train whistles.

It’s a Won­der­ful Life 1946

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♫ Oh, the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful.
And since we’ve got no place to go,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! ♫

 

“Let it Snow” Sammy CahnJule Styne 1945

As yesterday’s big snow storm hit the eastern US I was seeing various tweets about the beauty of the snow and the winter wonderland and how lovely it will be to have a White Christmas.

Let me be a bit of a killjoy and remind you that if you are looking at a ton of snow, or even a few inches and talking about how lovely it is thank an oil man, a gas man a coal miner or an industrialist.

Because without them you would have to gather firewood to stay warm and toasty, you would need to chop that wood to make cords and cords of it and be ready to feed a stove or fireplace for basic heat.

And of course that wouldn’t heat the water for your shower, or your washing machine or your dishwasher, without the water heater built by a factory and powered by oil gas or coal you would have to heat water on that wood stove.

And not only would you have to heat it but before you bothered to do so you would need to have pumped it into your house from a well, but of course thanks to industrialization and devices that run on electricity (mostly generated by coal, oil nuclear etc) you don’t have to do this.

Did you go to the grocery store and stock up before the storm, well, you had better thank those industrialists and railroaders and trucker who got the products from all over the country to your local market or fueled the vans and planes that flew them from the Amazon pantry for home delivery.

And also of course the people who made your cars, your tires and delivered the fuel that gets your four wheel drive vehicle to the store in case you didn’t have a chance to stock up. Not to mention the plow drivers and those who made those heavy trucks and fueled them who cleared the roads so you could do it.

Otherwise you would be eating whatever you grew and could store on your own.

And we haven’t even gotten to the snowblowers, the oil & gas that runs them or even the plastic head on your snow shovel

Finally if you are reading this on the net or watching TV while stuck inside all of that is made possible by the industrial complexes that build TV’s, cable and wireless and beam it out to you.

Put simply for all the screaming of our eco friendly friends the only reason why they are able to agitate against all that oil, gas, coal and industry produce are because the conveniences brought about by these things allow them the free time to do so.

Otherwise they would be huddling in their hovels doing their best to stay warm, fed and alive.

I’ll give the last word to Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey with the addition of truck engines to his list

George Bailey: Do you know the three most exciting sounds in the world?
Uncle Billy: Sure, “Breakfast is served, “Lunch is served, “Dinner is served.”
George Bailey: No. Anchor chains, plane motors, and train whistles.

It’s a Wonderful Life 1946

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