Charles H. Tankersley


plus an index of autobiographies and family stories contained in

Dedicated to the Promotion of Continued Adult Education
Sustainability Engineering Projects
as a nonprofit CHTANK organization and the
Colonization of Space
as a science fiction novel using as much science fact as possible.


Mr. Charles H, Tankersley was born (1933) with an insatiable curiosity. He became embroiled in the day to day struggles to build a career in Engineering and provide for the needs of his family. Now the children are all grown and gone, he retired April 1, 1998 as a Principle Mechanical Designer with Parsons Engineering, SIP Petrochemical & Power Division, becoming free to know for the sake of knowing and to explore those things that he dreamed of as a boy.

In recognition of the heritage from his father's Pioneer parents, Benjamin Robert Tankersley and Rachel Catherine Bexler Tankersley, Tank, aka chtank, a life long Democrat, has become politically active and volunteered to serve as a Harris County, Texas, Democratic Precinct Chair 2008-2010, Election Judge 2008-2010, Grand Jury Feb-Apr, 2011, a member of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) 2014 to present and to participate in a National Health Study conducted by Baylor University. Mr. Tankersley is also a Member of the Harris County Democratic Party (2008 to present) and a Member of the Spring Branch Democrats Club (2008 to present).

The flames of curiosity still burns brightly. Tank fully supports the Energy Policy as presented in the 2008 & 2016 Democratic Party Platform and provide the leadership to search for the cutting edge technology to provide Sustainability Engineered while striving to protect the environment and provide employment for the people of the United States of America.

Below are contributing Members with editorial privileges:

Mr Jessee McBroom has been named as alternate Administrator and Mr. Roderick Whitfield as Assistant alternate Administrator for The Chaps Projects of of the CHTANK Organization. Mr Charles Tankersley remains as Founder and Owner of the CHTANK Organization. The three gentlemen will continue to work together to sustain the Mission and purpose of CHTANK Organization. Please feel free to contact any of the three with your comments or suggestions.

Jessee McBroom, CEO, Distributed Energy Systems, LLC, aka DES, Inc. e-mail:

Roderick Whitfield Company: International Society Of Product Design Engineers/Entrepreneurs/ R. Whitfield Assoc. Trust/ISPDEE | Sales/Environmental Services | e-mail:

  1. ON EDUCATION: "Clearly and beyond all doubt, the only purpose and reason for life is to learn. All living beings, plant or animal, that ever was, is, or ever will be throughout the universe must adapt or perish as with the dinosaur. Yet it is the fate of humanity, above all, to have the consciousness to understand and give reason to life."
    Thoughts by Charles H. Tankersley

  2. The Khan Academy is a must for all students from K through 12 and on through college. Anyone who is serious about his or her educations must keep the Khan Academy at fingertips for reference if for no other reason. Teachers will find the Khan Academy an outstanding tutorial and teaching tool. Parents will be able to use the lessons of the Khan Academy to help their children achieve in educations and for that matter, will find that the lessons will teach themselves as well.

  3. Find A School: was created by Mike Viron while still a student in college. Here one can find an Internet link to all the Colleges an Universities of the world.

  4. w3schools This is the most complete web page tutorial on the market. It is the "horses mouth", so to speak, from W3C, itself and it is free, too. If you want to learn HTML and all of it's extensions the right way, go to this school. It is worthwhile for even the experienced author. However, the Khan Academy has has a very good instructor led Tutorial.

  5. The Open Course Ware Consortium is a growing list of many Schools, Colleges, and Universities which offer open (free or almost free) course ware. The educational opportunities are enormous. The site is extensive, so be sure to review it all for best results.

  6. INDUSAPTI is a joint project of Vigyan Ashram, INDUSA Endowment fund by Dr's.Kishan & Kiran Bhatia and Lend-a-hand-India. Dr. Kishan Bhatia and his wife Dr. Kiran Bhatia have graciously allow this "hands-on" academy to be extended to the youth of the world.

  7. Jimmy's Blog and his list, provides links to free Internet education sites, There is no excuse for not continuing an education regardless of one's background.

  8. is a new addition to this site and is highly recommended, especially since the Governor of Texas and his Tea Party cronies in the Legislator have cut funding to the Texas public schools. There is no excuse for not giving our kids a proper education, be it in public schools, charter schools, private schools or home schooling.

  9. MIT Open Courseware is especially important for those who wish to study the science and technology of today.

  10. Johns Hopkins University, A brand new addition to Open Courseware. Here you can Find open public health courses and materials.

  11. The EDGE is included as a learning tool in philosophy. Although it is not affiliated with an College or University, it does represent the philosophic thinking of some of our best minds. One may not agree with their ideas but, regardless, it does open some avenues of understanding.

  12. STARSHIPS: - An astronomy, astrophysics, and physics adventure:

Section Ib - List of Links to Continued Education For Entrepreneurs and Inventors:

This list is added to provide for those who are engaged in helping with the Sustainability Engineering Projects proposed below in Section 3, "ECOLOGY: - Saving our earth". Mr. Tankersley is very grateful to Roderick Whitfield for providing these Links:

ECOLOGY is for saving our earth:
  1. SEProjects: What is Sustainability Engineering or Engineering for Sustainability?   The Center for Sustainable Engineering gives a complete description of Sustainability Engineering. This is the definition in a nutshell:    "Sustainable Engineering may be defined as engineering for human development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (Bruntland Commission, 1987)."

    Sustainability Engineered Projects are a freely available voluntary effort to provide alternatives to the high cost fossil fuels that pollute the atmosphere, water, and earth, to fight global warming, and within the guidelines of the Center for Sustainable Engineering.

  2. CHAPS-SEProjects Combined Heating And Power Systems - a Sustainability Project. Chaps is created and organized in the spirit and concept of Agro-Biogenics, Inc. under the laws and regulations of the United States of America to fulfill the needs of the people and communities for safe, economical, environmentally friendly, source of energy produced from non-food stuff biomass and waste organics normally deposited into sewers and landfills.

  3. DES-SEProject Distributed Energy Systems, Inc. - A commercial Corporation to lease/sell and provide maintenance for Renewable Energy Systems and equipment to communities and/or individual home owners.

  4. MESS-SEProject My Earthbound Space Station - a Sustainability Engineered Project.

  5. APIX-SEProject Agro-Polymer Industry Complex - a Sustainability Engineered Project. Apix is primary sustainability engineered function of Agro-Biogenic, Inc. to convert wastes into usable energy and products while protecting the food production and distribution systems of peoples of the undeveloped areas of the world.

  6. HARP-SEProject Houston Area Recycling Proposal - a Sustainability Engineered Project.

  7. PAL-SEProject Projects Avaluable for hands-on Learning - Sustainability Engineered Projects for hands-on experience with sustainability engineering for 4H Clubs, FFA, and school aged children everywhere.

  8. PAL-SEProject Projects Avaluable for hands-on Learning - Sustainability Engineered Projects for hands-on experience with sustainability engineering for 4H Clubs, FFA, and school aged children everywhere.
    • FAT-SEProject Farming Algae Technology - Sustainability Engineering Project
    • ULTIMATE LAWNMOWER Build a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Lawnmower.
    • CHP A simple Combined Heat/Power unit for home heating and electric power.
    • SYNGAS Using steam Reformation to convert solid waste into fuel gases.
    • SUN OVEN: Concentrating the Sun's energy to bake a County Fair prize winning cake or fry up a chicken dinner with the sun.
    • SOLAR HOT WATER HEATER: Heat the water with the Sun for your next shower. Build an outdoor shower for washing off the salt after your next visit to the Galveston Beach.
    • SOLAR HYDROGEN: Use Solar Cells to make Hydrogen from water.
    • WIND TURBINE: An experimental design for creating a wind turbine to drive a oil hydraulic motor to power generator that is at grade level. The wind turbine will be designed as a "pusher" type mounted on the top of a 20 foot high ham radio tower at the back of our home.

This section will be fluid and may have elements that change often
  • WHAT IF AN INNER-SPACE HELMET?: This would provide a workable solution for Our heros in the ICU and EMS who leading the fight against the COVID-19. This solution is also a means for our Labor force to be safer at work and our children to go back to school.

  • RECYCLING PLASTIC WITH A FLASH: Is a means of solving the issue of waste plastic that is filling our water ways, including the ocean, land fills and is threatening our environment as a whole.

    As the offspring of true American Pioneering stock, Mr. Tankersley was brought up with the ideal of neighbor helping neighbor. In Pioneer Oklahoma, after the land rush of 1889, each new land owner, including Mr. Tankersley's grandfather, helped his neighbor build his home, harvest his crops, and care for the children. No one person could do it alone. It is still that way today; it still takes a Village to raise a child. For the love of mankind it takes us all to contribute what cannot be bought with all the riches in the world. After all, aren't we still pioneers?

    The purpose of life, the reason to exist, from birth to death, is to learn. We are here to learn of God's Truths in His works. We are here to learn to live in peace and in harmony with all of God's Creation. What better way to know God than to look for His Truth in His Work.

    The cornerstone for our Nation's future is our youth. In order for our youth to function as informed citizens requires a quality education which requires quality teachers. We must offer our teachers a living wage. Quality Teachers are needed to give children the education they should have in order to become well informed Citizens and the guardians of our great Nation's future.

    I shall enter into the gun discussion with my interpretation of the second amendment. I am not a lawyer, I am, however, a naturally born citizen of the United States of America who has served in the Untied States of America during time of war, who attended college on the GI Bill of Rights, who has voted in all national elections and most local elections, who has served on both civil juries and Grand Juries, and who is been active as a citizen for 85 years retiring from the Petrochemical Industry as a Principle Mechanical Designer from a major Engineering Corporation at age 65. I fell I have the right and authority to read, understand and intemperate the Articles of The Constitution of the United Sates of America as one who was and still is sworn to protect from all enemies, foreign of domestic. So, here is how I understand the Second Amendment of our Constitution:

    Drones & Robots are the Future. They are with us now! Our lives right now are becoming both complicated and complemented by drones and robots. Let's make this perfectly clear, a drone a type of flying robot that, in general, has a remote control operator. Generally speaking a robot is self contained and autonomous. We can and must take steps to control how the drones and robots are used. Already, the military is using both guided and autonomous drones and robots to hunt down and kill our enemies. Because the drones and robots function with new technology called Artificial Intelligence (Acronym AI) for the future, one question will be, who controls the drones and robots and who is the enemy to be killed or destroyed?

    The opinions presented in this article are those of Charles H.Tankersley and do not reflect any political or religious doctrine other than that of his own. Sex, sexuality, sexual preference, and marriage has been a major political, religious and social issue throughout history. Mr.Tankersley will attempt to examine the issue with an open, objective and factually mind and while attempting to keep the suggestiveness and emotional prejudices to a minimum.
  • ALIEN REPORTS: - science FACTION (faction = to use as much up-to-date science and technology as is possible) novel in very early stages.


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