Archive for July, 2016

Old Severn Barrage Joke

July 31, 2016

Tidal Lagoons

July 31, 2016

 Agreed with the Co President of AIAS, Dr. Gareth John Evans, who is a senior member of staff of Ceredigion County Council and a member of an all Wales committee and other advisory committees. It should be possible to build tidal hydroelectric power stations, large and small, all the way down the Severn from its source on Pumlumon to the sea, using the same thirty foot tide both sides of the Bristol Channel for gigawatt hydro power stations. China already has a hydro capacity of thousands of gigawatts, and the U. S. and Canda have a hydro capacity of hundred of gigawatts.”

The joke goes like this: “every decade or so, a feasibility study is made which proves that a Severn Barrage would be economically feasible … if only work on it had begun a decade before!”  Like your conman friend, ‘Hill of Beans’, you seem to know nothing about hydroelectric power; he thinks that hydroelectric schemes extract energy from gravity (rather than from hot fusion; i.e. the Sun). You think that every perpetual-motion scam, from Bessler  via Bearden to Ideotic, extracts energy from spacetime.  Another joke: do you know what the Swiss call the peak of Ben Nevis? A valley! So why do Canada, China, etc., have more hydroelectric schemes: lots of space and lots of high mountains (with correspondingly high valleys). China also has the advantage of being able to crush (probably with tanks)  any pesky objectors to wholesale immersion of villages.  The Severn Barrage is out. Are you going to close down the Avonmouth, Portbury and Barry docks and flood the Somerset levels, destroying the habitat of millions of birds? Creationists would love that because it would also hide the Sweet Track which – according to their nonsense – was built only 200 embarrassing years after the universe was created. NATO would also not like to be cut off from Barry; its vast ‘secret’ underground bunkers were always part of NATO strategic planning for European operations. To keep the docks open would require container-ship sized locks, vastly increasing the cost.  Fortunately, and yet again, tidal lagoons do not depend upon a high tidal range and the best UK site for them is probably The Wash. Does Sewage-Evans really still serve in any sort of advisory capacity? That is tragic. There should be a public inquiry into that.

 

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Hold the Front Page

July 31, 2016

Energy from Space (ES) and Low Energy Nuclear Reactors (LENR)

July 31, 2016

I think that Co President Dr. Gareth Evans might be allowed to advocate these to the more rational members of the Welsh Assembly.

The local papers thought that even your petty meddling in your neighbor’s affairs was worth mentioning. Imagine what they would do with a former ‘science officer’ of a Welsh County Council who started to prattle (openly) about perpetual motion. Still, he should totally go for that: it might attract national attention, hilarity and outrage, and lead straight back to you. You really do not want ‘the people’ to know about that undeserved pension.  

The Congress in Washington is already considering LENR and I hope that it will soon consider ES. These are advanced but proven technologies (www.aias.usand www.upitec.org , www.et3m.net).

Congress was informed about cold fusion decades ago. Loonies can fool politicians, but US politicians defer to their Chief Scientist and to the Jasons (never heard of them? You would not like them!). They are not ‘proven technology’, they are examples of incompetent experimentation and outright scams. 

AIAS Fellow Dr Steve Bannister, a development economist and assistant professor in the University of Utah, has selected ES as having a potential economic impact far greater than coal in the first industrial revolution. Dr. Bannister describes ES as the second industrial revolution and his Ph. D. Thesis is on this subject. Dr. Bannister’s reasoning is that ES has no moving parts at all, its circuits take energy from spacetime with conservation of total energy. This source of energy will never be depleted.

Again, even though Bannister operates in a state which was founded by loonies and even though cold fusion was originally the evil offspring of Utah and Hampshire (Southampton), one wonders how long he will hang onto his job if he keeps pushing perpetual motion. Have his bosses not even noticed that he is a member of the Natural Philosophy Alliance (aka Crackpot Central)? The only good thing about perpetual motion is that it is non-polluting  … because it doesn’t exist

The theory for ES was developed largely by AIAS / UPITEC, a lot of it was developed in Mawr with close international coordination. I have received two high honours for this work, a Civil List Pension in 2005 and a coat of arms in 2008. This shows what a Bro Iaith could do given half a chance. I emphasize once again that wind turbines are an unmitigated fiasco, an insult to intelligence and the People of Mawr and Gower.”

Oh, so now you are claiming that you got your gongs specifically for pure pseudoscience, rather than for your overrated ‘curve-fitting’ chemical work? Way to lose a pension, Ron, way to lose a pension … if only people knew about you. We know somebody who wants to make you famous … but he is too busy tearing Eric Laithwaite’s reputation to shreds at the moment.

 

Time-Saving Idea

July 30, 2016

Capel Gerazim

July 30, 2016

To Alison Mayers,

Thank you for your letter. I looked in to the matter, I could have bought it for £2,000 but it turned out that our historic and much loved 1801 chapel was being auctioned in a pub in Newport because Mawr Development Trust went bankrupt. This is the most disgusting thing I have ever witnessed, so I tried to express my horror of the process through an englyn and a sonnet in both my languages. These are attached in my third book of poetry, being prepared at present. I have known Gerazim since childhood. It is one of the historic and important Baptist chapels in Mawr. It is built in the spirit of the earliest Christian church, founded about the year 50 A. D. by my ancestral cousin St. Eurgain ferch Caradog, influenced directly by St. Paul in Rome.”

Ron, in order to save a lot of writing on your part and a lot of reading on our part, could you post a short-list (presumably very short) of every person to whom you are not related.  Of course, you need to list only the famous ones

… as if you would do anything else.

Yankee Go Home

July 30, 2016

Irregularities in Planning Application 2016 / 0835, 10 Mountain Road

July 30, 2016

I have made further objections to this planning application on the grounds of procedural irregularity and breach of confidentiality, in that a member of the planning committee with local knowledge leaked the application to a South Wales Evening Post reporter. I replied in the newspaper and made a very good impression.

No you didn’t. Every comment was more or less critical:

http://www.southwales-eveningpost.co.uk/call-for-craig-cefn-parc-and-surrounds-to-be-independent-from-swansea/story-29491564-detail/story.html

Everybody but you can see the joke.

This member has subsequently resigned from the planning committee of Swansea County Council. It is inconceivable that the South Wales Evening Post picked up my objection at random. Therefore the application is null and void, as well as very damaging to the Welsh language. I have also made a legal objection on the grounds of proprietal estopel. This development, and any further development in Mawr, will be very damaging to the Welsh language because so few people speak Welsh now in Mawr, and do not have the means to buy houses coming on the market. They cannot afford a deposit on the mortgage.

Come on, you know damn well that the mark of a successful Welshman is that he chooses to live outside of Wales. Even you managed that … until you screwed up your North Carolina job by being so naturally obnoxious. Meanwhile, you have imported between 2 and 4 non Welsh-speaking foreigners into one small village; have you confused ‘language nest’ with  ‘love nest’? Not that any of them seem to have stayed, although you have done your best to maroon non Welsh-speaker Mrs Ron in a house to which she has no title.  As you seem to like nothing about your surroundings, and are such a fan of democracy, why not go back to the Land of the Free?  

So all houses put on the primitive capitalist market will be bought by outsiders, with the result that the language will become extinct very quickly. In view of this no one who really supports the language can ever support development. The deliberate destruction of a language is a gross violation of human rights. The same is true of Capel Gerazim and all chapels in Mawr.”

How come you have not mentioned that the Gerazim chapel sold for only £17500? Could the vast Newlands Trust (which you claim will be worth trillions in 125 years time) not afford such a paltry amount? After all, buying property is not like buying groceries or throwing a party: the money is still there, albeit in a different form. We thought that you were supposed to be a canny investor.

Who is up for a Ron-based puzzle/joke with a spicy answer? OK, here goes:

“Why is Ron like Superman?”

All attempts will be published, correct or not.

 

Salient Hinkley Points

July 29, 2016

Westminster Energy Policy in a Shambles

July 29, 2016

One accident at Hinkley Point and we in Wales get all the radiation. Only four miles away from here is a thirty foot tide, ready for a ten gigawatt tidal lagoon. That would take care of all demand in Wales with enough for export. It seems to me that the Westminster Government is no longer rational. It is driven by powerful lobbies. The Assembly in Wales has the power to demolish wind turbines, and build tidal lagoons. If it does not have the power it should get the power.”

Point One: there are already two nuclear power stations there, one dead and one still working, so it is a little late to try that sort of scare-mongering. Point Two: as we have pointed out several times before, tidal lagoons (unlike tidal barrages) do not require a large tidal range. A wide expanse of shallow seabed (to make wall construction cheaper) is more important. The most optimistic estimate of the size of a tidal lagoon sufficiently large to generate 10GW is (if it were square) over 40km x 40km. Where are you going to put it? That side length is 4 times the width of Swansea Bay. Putting it near Tenby would rather spoil the view from that boathouse where the Welsh dipsomaniac lived. Making the lagoon more rectangular would minimize deep-water construction costs perpendicular to the shoreline, but then it would be so long that it would wreck tourism along much of the South Wales coast. It makes your plan to flood Holland look almost sensible, does it not?

PS (3oth July): how come you have not taken credit for the mystery hiatus in signing the Hinkley-C contract? That would be a relatively small lie, as your lies go.

Craigcefnparc News #14

July 27, 2016

An open letter from Swansea County Councillor Ioan Richard (Mawr Ward) to Evans of 50, Rhyddwen Road, Craigcefnparc, Swansea: –

Evans, I challenge you to a Public Debate, at Craigcefnparc village Hall at any mutually convenient time, as to who has worked most for Mawr Community, and who fought against the Wind Turbines on Mynydd y Gwair. Not to put you at any disadvantage, I suggest you bring along your friends Sian Ifans and Gethin Gruffudd and Arthur Turner Thomas, in a four to one contest against me in public.
I await your response of time and date.
Signed, Ioan Richard, County Councillor 27-7-16.

Public and Press and Crackpotwatch welcome.

Shrunken Atoms for Microcephalics

July 26, 2016

Hydrino power

July 26, 2016

Yes I did quite a lot on this subject from the late nineties onwards (Omnia Opera Section), using a particular kind of Schroedinger equation.”

ScamAlert

“… a small, high-tech company called BlackLight Power … was moving to Princeton. A pair of major utility companies had invested $10 million in the company … She wanted to know what I could tell her about Randell Mills and the technology he says will produce an inexhaustible supply of low-cost, nonpolluting energy …  Mills, the founder of BlackLight Power, said it was ‘the most important discovery of all time … up there with fire’ … Randell Mills, M.D., is a 1986 graduate of Harvard Medical School. Bored with the practice of medicine, he joined the cold fusion stampede in the spring of 1989 … Two years later … Mills held a press conference … to announce that he had solved the mystery of cold fusion. It was not really fusion at all, he explained; it was a catalytic process that allows hydrogen atoms to make a transition into a state below the ground state. In that state they are much smaller than normal hydrogen atoms. He calls them hydrinos … ‘a state below the ground state’ is a contradiction of course … Mills claimed to have developed ‘a grand unified theory of classical quantum mechanics’ that explains how it is possible to have a state below the ground state …  Scientists … ignored it …  His ‘theory’ reminded me of my thesis advisor’s comment when I referred to my first scientific paper as a ‘theory’. ‘Its a theory’, he said gently, ‘to the extent that it was done with a pencil'”. (Professor Robert Park, Voodoo Science, 2000 [sic]).

Should Ron be allowed even a pencil? Would not a wax crayon be safer … and more traditional?

 

 

Craigcefnparc News #13

July 23, 2016

From a correspondent:

Myron Evans, of 50, Rhyddwen Road, Craigcefnparc, Swansea has sent the letter below to his MP and copied it onto the public internet.
There are suggested responses for the MP to reply to Evans below each deluded comment of Evans.
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Open Letter to Mr Byron Davies M. P. Gower
July 23, 2016
Also to be sent by mail.

Dear Mr Davies,

I would like to request that you call for a Parliamentary Enquiry into the way in which Mawr is misgoverned at present. I would suggest the following written questions in the Commons.

1) Why has the Welsh language in Mawr been destroyed by over development and poor government?

Why did Evans oppose affordable Housing for local families?

2) Why has the environment been destroyed by useless wind turbines?

Sadly it may soon, but not yet at present. Evans did nothing to oppose it. Evans was never ever seen in the meetings and protests!

3) Why is there no hydroelectric power station in the Lliw Reservoir system in Mawr?

Because it would be totally insignificant – little flow and low altitude drop. Any scientist should Know that, but Evans who claims to be a Scientist cannot grasp schoolboy Physics as a onetime Chemist.

4) Why has the Mawr Development Trust gone into liquidation shortly after the Community Council was severely reprimanded a second time by the Welsh Audit Office early in 2015? This followed a severe reprimand in 2011 over many accounts irregularities. Is Parliament aware of the detailed accounts of the Mawr Community Council and Mawr Development Trust?

Evans knows nothing of Mawr Development Trust and all the very good work it did.

5) Why has the historic and much admired chapel of Gerazim been put up for sale by auction in far away east Wales without consultation of the Dissenters of Mawr in the various chapels of Mawr?

Why? Because it had only one 95 year old Trustee and only five members left. Evans never even goes himself to Capel Elim the one he claims his ancestors founded.

6) Why has Cllr Ioan Richard tried to saturate the village of Craig Cefn Parc with thirty or forty new houses which would have completely destroyed the Welsh language?

Applications for houses are made by applicants and not Councillors and the village needs affordable housing for locals. Evans recently opposed an application for just one house BY A WELSH SPEAKING VILLAGER because it was next door to his joking University.

7) Why are there no Welsh language schools in Garnswllt and Craig Cefn Parc?

There are Welsh Medium Schools at Felindre and Gellionnen and Pontarddulais that serve Mawr well.

8) Why is there civil disobedience in Mawr? Why have horse riding vandals been allowed to completely destroy the environment of Gelliwastad to such an extent that water has run off the mountain for years? People on Mountain Road have had to block off houses lying at a level below the road and have complained to me as Armiger many times. Why is this protected environment set on fire by out of control arsonists almost every year?

How come the statistical facts from South Wales Police deny this? Mawr has the lowest crime rate in the County.

9) Why has Council tax tripled in about fifteen years, and why are there no basic services such as gritting, lighting, and double yellow lines?

It has gone up proportionally the same everywhere. O)f course there are many services. Who empties his dustbin ?

10) Why are cars allowed to block pavements unlawfully?

Evans parks partly on his neighbour’s land next to his neighbour’s garage, otherwise he would be parking on the pavement as do his rare visitors.

11) Why are historic houses sold indiscriminately and heavily damaged?

Where? Give examples. Did Evans just make this up like most of his outlandish statements?

Cllr Ioan Richard was forced to resign from the Community Council of Mawr because he wanted to develop thirty new houses in the village, which has already been destroyed by overdevelopment and lack of industry and by uncontrolled monoglot immigration of rich outsiders. He was met with popular rejection and resigned from the Community Council. This shows that his concern for the Welsh language is empty hypocrisy. In my opinion a Bro Iaith area should be established in Mawr with semi autonomous powers to protect and revive the Welsh language. Recently the Councillor interfered in a planning objection of mine, but I was allowed to state my point of view by teh Editor of “The Evening Post” and also by BBC Radio Wales. There are many disturbing incidents like this. UNESCO has warned of the extinction of Welsh as a spoken language, yet the Government does nothing to protect it. In fact libraries are having to be shut in the Swansea Valley. This is the fault of the London Government.

This is a general rant with little meaning. The Councillor resigned, along with ten others, because the Mawr Council at the time was bedevilled with hecklers allowed by the then Chair who seems to have been a friend of Evans and it had become a shouting shop doing nothing. The hecklers then got on the Council and did nothing and then resigned themselves. Thank goodness there are some good new Councillors there now. Evans never attends any meetings or events in Mawr so he does not know what he is talking about!

Myron Evans

(Dr. M. W. Evans, 50 Rhyddwen Road, Craig Cefn APrc, Swansea SA6 5RA)

Armiger, Member of the Gentry, and Civil List Pensioner

He should be stripped of this title.

Bless the Lord

July 21, 2016

Emergency Injunction to Prohibit the Sale of Gerazim

July 21, 2016

I cannot afford to buy the chapel completely on my own, and it is deeply against my principles to buy consecrated ground, especially Baptist ground, as if it were a box of persil in tesco. I would simply be out bid by some rich person who cares nothing about the traditions of intellectual Welsh speaking Wales.”

You are just like many a proper British lord, Ron: all titles, pomp, arrogance … and no money. But surely the vast Newlands Trust can afford £2000. Read the ad carefully, Ron; it says ‘guide price’ and not ‘starting price’. You made that mistake with your own auction, Ron: if you had made £10000 the guide price instead of the starting price, you might have made £100.50.  By the way, how much do your owe Mullocks for that failed auction?

 

Monty Python Joke

July 19, 2016

Petition for Complete Independence

July 19, 2016

I received many interesting communications from Llysgenhadaeth Owain Glyndw^r (Sia^n Ifan and Gethin ap Gruffudd with whom I protested against the Betws turbine fiasco),”

 

Remind us, Ron, are those two the Welsh Liberation Front or the Liberation Front of Wales? And yes it is spelled ‘Monty’, and not ‘Monte’, as you seem to think.