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Salmon Yoga Party candidate says hydrogen is the answer to our energy problems

For starters, I wish my collegue, Kevin Ranker of Anacortes, the best of health and recovery from what ails him.

I am very grateful to have met him last year during the 40th District Senate race in the 2008 election of San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties. His secretary says that he has some health issues, so I would encourage everyone in our area to contact him at his office in Anacortes and wish him the very best. It's good karma.

Whether you agree with him or not, he is still our senator and deserving of respect and I personally admire him especially for the insights he gave me last year.

Now for some meat: Since last year, I have been working hard on myself and had to confront some very dark demons that have plagued me for some time throughout my incredible life. First is the realization that I am conceited. Big time. Second is that I am very angry about how things are being run in this country we call the good ol' U.S. of A. We are not focused. And we need to be or all hell is going to break loose.

We need to stop pointing fingers at one another, and start focusing on the big problems and forget about the small ones, at least for the time being. I'm going to pick just one "big problem" and offer a solution to this "big problem."

Energy: Big problem. Our energy policy sucks so bad that I am ashamed to admit it!

Solution: Make several nuclear power plants and start producing hydrogen like there is no tomorrow. In about five to seven years, we could have the option of buying hydrogen or gasoline for our vehicles at our local station and start to tell the Middle East to ——.

My girlfriend is a nuclear physicist and works for the federally funded Idaho national laboratory in Southwest Idaho, where state-of-the-art technologies are being developed. She knows what she is talking about, as opposed to ignorant politicians who don't have a clue what they are talking about because they are not scientists. Period.

The technology to produce economical hydrogen has been done, and has been done for years. Period. Don't let anyone tell you that this is not true, because they are lying to you and I will debate this with anyone publicly and I will make a fool out of you easily. So come on and challenge me. Any takers? I've got to warn you, I'm not shy. Again, any takers? Maybe some of you Rush Limbaugh types.

Hydrogen is the answer. Period. Hydrogen, by the way, doesn't really combust. Gasoline combusts. Hydrogen detonates. One cubic foot of gaseous hydrogen, properly detonated, will knock you on your --- at 100 yards! Cool stuff — the primordial stuff that drives all energy in the known universe.

O.K., enough for now. My new slogan for my new campaign is (are you ready?): United We Karma.

Timothy Stoddard
Salmon Yoga Party and Cowboy Bodhisattva Party
(406) 580-7828

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