Thursday, 9 April 2015

Short Essay on Gender-free Bathroom Story

I noticed some big news group talked up the newest thing in the White House.....a gender-free bathroom.  This is one of those new fangled bathrooms where males, females, or transgender folks can attend to their personal business.

I sat and thought about it.  I also have a gender-free bathroom in my present house.  You can open the door.....go do your business....wash up....flush....and then spray a bit (the guy-rule that my wife enforces).

I also go one step's a gender-free and paw-free bathroom.....meaning that two Maine Coons can also do their business as well.  To be honest, I've had a gender-free bathroom for years....every since I got married.  In the days prior to that.....I lived in the barracks where we had a open bathroom.....which means forty guys could use it at one time, if necessary.

This gender-free bathroom thing appears to be a hot topic.  Folks marvel at the new and complex nature of this....yet never seem to ask any questions.  It's like some alien species arrived last week and everyone jumped to toss in a new type bathroom situation.

In the old days.....if you stopped off at some gas'd find that they had only one bathroom (the typical solution) and you got a key to walk over to the gender-free bathroom.  It was one single stall with one single wash basin.  You did your business quickly, and left (hopefully flushing).  End of the discussion.  Today?  Business operations have multiple stalls and things appear to be slightly more complicated.

The odd question to ask the White House?  It'd be interesting to note if it has a sensor and are counting 'users'.  In an entire there anyone using the gender-free bathroom?  And if they are using it.....are there any problems or complaints?

An Amusing Fracking Story

CNBC did a report up today.....talking up the idea that fracking has caused massive radon build-ups in Pennsylvania houses (800,000 of them presently are mentioned in the news item).  They use statistical data collected by Johns Hopkins to state their point.  These are homes which were measured back in the late 1980s and again in the last five years. "Bad-boy" fracking.....obviously has to be the cause. get the impression that a good story ought to be able to stand, and this would work good....if they hadn't put the date into the storyline.  The data collection started in 1987.

If you go back to the 1980s....some people were starting to talk in public forums and to building/renovation crews about selling people on better insulation and high-standard door/windows.  The deal spoken by environmentalists was that we were allowing precious cooled or heated air to escape a house.

Naturally, the gimmick here was to spend several thousand and buy some insulation protection.  What happens after you spend the money?  Your house gets insulated, and air doesn't escape.  That also includes radon which might be in the you have radon build-up.  Shocker.....?

Unless you also went out and put in an exhaust help several times a week to 'flush' the were were going to collect and develop a substantial radon problem.

The 300,000 homes that CNBC talked about with big issues which lead back to fracking?  No.....they lead back to the investment made fifteen to twenty years better insulated homes.  It's not rocket science to figure the consequence here.