Monday, May 26, 2008

A Tale Of Two Houses (one of glass)

HOUSE # 1:

A 20-room mansion (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas. Add
on a pool (and a pool house) and a separate guest house all heated by gas.
In ONE MONTH ALONE this mansion consumes more energy than the average
American household in an ENTIRE YEAR. The average bill for electricity and
natural gas runs over $2,400.00 per month. In natural gas alone (which
last time we checked was a fossil fuel), this property consumes more than
20 times the national average for an American home. This house is not in a
northern or Midwestern "snow belt," either. It's in the South.

HOUSE # 2:

Designed by an architecture professor at a leading national university,
this house incorporates every "green" feature current home construction
can provide. The house contains only 4,000 square feet (4 bedrooms) and is
nestled on arid high prairie in the American southwest. A central closet
in the house holds geothermal heat pumps drawing ground water through
pipes sunk 300 feet into the ground. The water (usually 67 degrees F.)
heats the house in winter and cools it in summer. The system uses no
fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas, and it consumes 25% of the
electricity required for a conventional heating/cooling system. Rainwater
from the roof is collected and funneled into a 25,000 gallon underground
cistern. Wastewater from showers, sinks and toilets goes into underground
purifying tanks and then into the cistern. The collected water then
irrigates the land surrounding the house. Flowers and shrubs native to the
area blend the property into the surrounding rural landscape.

The owner of the house #1 is Al Gore, world (in)famous environmentalist, pimpus maximus of the man-made global warming scam.

The owner of the house #2 is the person leftist enviro-whacos call (among other names) Bushitler, Chimp, The Anti-Environmentalist Idiot, Global Warming Denier, etc.

Facts verified by Snopes

'Whose house is of glass, must not throw stones at another"
George Herbert, 1651

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