My heart goes out to the people and wildlife along the US Gulf coast and the oil rig workers injured and missing and their families. This is a devastating tragedy.
I have a thought, not being an oil rig engineer, that I think might help:
Use oil spill clean-up barriers to isolate as much of the spill as possible. Send tankers to the area to pump the oil (and some water) into the holds of the tankers. Drain them from the bottom, where the water will pool to end up with mostly oil in the hold. Allow the owners of the tankers to take the oil away as a gift for their help in cleaning up the spill.
Sure this will take some innovation in the pumps and intake mechanisms but I don’t think it would be too difficult.
I also wonder if it might be possible to dump an underwater concrete mix over the site. The spilling oil will likely form one or more cavities where it will continue to flow. These could possibly be plugged with rocks, gravel, and more concrete.
Of course, it stands to reason that we also need to find out the cause of the accident as well as why the emergency shut-off failed. Measures will need to be taken to insure this NEVER happens again.
Obviously, anyone found to be responsible for causing this would also need to be held accountable.
I’d like to take a moment to thank David from Bedford and Scot from Milford for sending me their nomination forms!
I really need everyone to please continue to print these and get as many as you can signed by you and your friends. Anyone who is a registered voter in New Hampshire can fill one out. There is no commitment and you don’t even have to agree with the candidate! If you haven’t already, please take a moment to fill out a nomination form and send it to me. My address is on the form. I need over 3000 of these by the end of May to get on the ballot for this November.
What’s the best way to do this? Just print our 10-20 copies of the nomination form. Chat up everyone you meet and have them fill out a nomination if they’re registered to vote in NH. Then send me the stack – say 10 or 20 at a time. It’ll save postage and help get me on your ballot!
The fact that today is Earth Day brings to mind the question of “What are you doing to improve the world?”
Sometimes even the little things help a lot – like holding a door for someone or letting the car next to you in traffic merge. We all should be thinking of how to make this world a better place, not just for Earth Day but every day. After all, we live here. You take care of your house or apartment, so why not take care of the rest of the world you live in as well?
For me, I try to do the little things every day, but while it does a bit of good, it doesn’t satisfy my hunger to make this truly a great place to live. I always find myself wanting to do more. Rather than crying, “That’s wrong! Blame John Doe!” I like to yell out “That’s wrong! How can we fix it?”
Now, I don’t have a lot of money or fame, and those don’t matter so much as what I can do with them. I look around and think, “If only I had some sway I could do good for the world.” And it occurred to me that I could run for office. The job of US Senator is a tough one but one which does have enough power to actually make a difference to a lot of people. It isn’t the power I care about though. It’s the making a difference.
That’s why I’m running for US Senate. I want to make a difference and make this a better place to live for all of us.
So what are you doing? Do you have a special way you are improving the world we live in? Has someone made your life better in a way which can inspire others? Let me know. Let’s spread the word and make this an even better place to live.
Today, we should remember the opening salvo of the American Revolution. We should remember that these people today would be considered dangerous at best, probably terrorists. We should remember that the British Regulars marched on Concord, Mass. to capture cannons and muskets that the local militias had stored there. They marched to take military arms away from private citizens.
While the good People of Massachusetts may have long forgotten the immediate reasons for these battles, we all recall the actions of the day as the beginning of our Independence from Great Britain. We should pause to remember that the causes which drove our forefathers to break away from their Imperial Government were based upon the radical ideas of self-rule, of Liberty, of Freedom, and of self-determination. The American People need to be reminded from time to time that we formed out Nation so we could rule ourselves.
We must be wary of allowing our own government to lapse into the same rule of tyranny from which we fought so hard to resist 235 years ago today.
If you value your individual Liberty and if you would rather live and die by your own choices than have a massive bureaucracy dictate your every thought and deed, then I urge you to complete the nomination form on this site and help 10 friends do the same. Make a contribution of whatever you can afford to help elect me as your next Senator in Washington. I promise you here and now, that when elected, I will fight for individual Liberty. I will fight tooth and nail for your right to control your own affairs. I will fight for your inalienable right to do as you feel is right to the fullest extent that it does not infringe upon the right of others to do the same.
Download and print the nomination form. It’s only one sheet. I’ve already filled out the info about me on there.
Make 100 copies. If you’re registered to vote in NH, fill out one with your information and sign it. If not then GO NOW to register at your town hall! Come back when you’re done.
Now take those 99 others and take a walk around your neighborhood. Introduce yourself to everyone you meet. Ask if they are registered to vote in NH. If so, have them sign a nomination form. Be nice! Remember to let them know that this carries NO OBLIGATION. It is simply a petition to get an independent candidate on the ballot.
When you’re done, mail the 100 forms to me at:
65A Ash St.
Nashua, NH 03060
That’s it! Pretty simple, huh? If we can get 20 people in Manchester and 20 people in Nashua to do this just once each, we’ll be on the ballot!
Now go out and enjoy the weather. Meet your neighbors, and get those nominations signed!
It was great to meet people at Murphy’s Taproom last night. I hope to see you all again soon.
The drive for nominations has begun! I got a few last night and I’d like to ask each and every one of you to please print the nomination form, fill it in with your info, and get it to me. Print 10 or 20 copies and have every registered voter you know fill them out as well. There is NO obligation when you nominate someone. You do NOT have to vote one way or another. It is just a petition to the State of NH to put someone’s name on the ballot in November. It doesn’t matter what party you belong to or none at all. You just need to be a registered voter.
Not registered yet? That’s easy to fix! Just run over to your town clerk and ask. It’s less than a page of paperwork and you’ll know that you are now an empowered citizen!
Welcome to everyone! In the first couple hours, I got over 75 unique visitors who viewed almost 200 pages.
This is a gargantuan undertaking for me, so I am going to rely on all of you to help me out if you really want to see me represent NH in the US Senate. This is YOUR opportunity to get an in with a politician who is willing to buck the status quo and do things the way they’re supposed to be done!
I’m here to listen to you and I intend to do that throughout not only the campaign, but once you elect me to the Senate, throughout my term of office as well. Communication is the key, so I’ll be using this space right here (on http://brianchabot.org and also on Facebook) to let all of you know what I’m up to. The contact form on my web site goes directly to my email account, so no matter what, I’ll be able to hear your voice.
What I need from you right now is to think about giving a little to the cause. If you can spare even just a couple dollars, it will be used to get fliers and business cards printed and then to print other things like nomination forms to get me on the ballot in November.
There is a LOT to do and the time to start working is right now. If you can help out monetarily, please use the “Donate” button on my web site.
I’m also going to need someone to help me put together and print fliers to hand to people. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get my picture taken for an official campaign photo soon, too. A nice logo might be good. I’ve made one inquiry about theme music, but I’m not holding my breath there.
Want to see me represent you to Washington in the Senate? GREAT! Let’s get started then, shall we?
Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
I just wanted to get it out there than putting this web site together has been a wonderful meditation on figuring out just where I stand on things.
I believe that it is a good thing to meditate upon where one stands, what one believes, in detail. It helps focus.
On Monday I hope to be able to talk to someone in the NH Elections Commission to make sure my plan follows all the hoops I will need to jump through to get on the ballots. I have a couple questions about what needs to be filed when and the fields on the nomination forms. (If I am representing the State in the Senate, what to I put for my position’s district? If I am independent, what do I put in for Political Organization?)
Next, I will need to figure out if I want to seek nomination by ant actual parties. I’m not one to tow the party line. I follow my principles and stand where I stand.