Proponents of geothermal heating and cooling systems: I do believe that we need to use Geothermal heating on all of our bridges and over passes in the State of Ohio. This would greatly reduce the winter road hazards.

Since Ohio got way too much money for the roads in the Stimulus (stupidity) Package and is using it in the most asinine ways possible; such as putting four lane highways through basically non-existent towns, just because they can. Basically, monies wasted just to be doing something. I say, “Use a few of those dollars on something environmentally friendly and cost saving for our future.”

Noted I rarely say anything political on my blog, but it’s no secret that I’m not a fan. If you’re going to throw good money after bad, then maybe we could make a little bit of it count, you think?

At the very least it would improve the quality of life for our states homeless peoples. And, since most the Ohio’s population is now homeless due to the economy. Think about it… a constant 52 degrees year around. No one freezes to death in the winter or dies of heat-stroke in the summer. It’s a Win-Win!

I’m just throwing it out there..

Oh and by the way, I wanted to mention, that new guy running for Governor on the Rep ticket, John Kasich against Ted Strickland, want’s to reduce Ohio’s state income tax by 40 percent.  I say “Woo-Hoo… Thank God… someone still has a brain left in this State.” Go get ’em buddy!

Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means. ~ Frances Hutcheson






  • The average life expectancy was 47 years.
  • Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
  • Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.
  • There were only 8,000 cars and only 144 miles of paved roads.
  • The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.
  • The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower!
  • The average wage in 1908 was 22 cents per hour.
  • The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year.
  • A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year, a dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.
  • More than 95 percent of all births took place at HOME.
  • Ninety percent of all doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION! Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press and the government as ‘substandard. ‘
  • Sugar cost four cents a pound.
  • Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.
  • Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.
  • Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
  • Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering into their country for any reason.
  • Five leading causes of death were:

     1. Pneumonia and influenza

          2. Tuberculosis

          3. Diarrhea

          4. Heart disease

          5. Stroke

  • The American flag had 45 stars.
  • The population of Las Vegas, Nevada, was only 30!!!!
  • Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea hadn’t been invented yet.
  • There was no Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.
  • Two out of every 10 adults couldn’t read or write.
  • Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.
  • Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, ‘Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health.’ (Shocking? DUH!)
  • Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help.
  • There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE! U.S.A.! 


The year was 1908. One hundred years ago.

What a difference a century makes!

~~~~ s Y m ~~~~

Boggles the mind, I know it did mine!