China and Coal
Apr20

China and Coal

China’s consumption of coal has not decreased but the yearly increase in coal consumption has. China is realizing that coal is bad for the country: But that kind of growth of coal has more than just climate impacts. It is “draining the country’s arid west of precious water resources,” as Greenpeace itself noted. And then there is the air pollution. Climate Progress has pointed out “when eight-year-olds start getting lung cancer...

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The End Of Chris Christie’s National Ambitions & Other Musings In This Season Of Our Discontent
Apr20

The End Of Chris Christie’s National Ambitions & Other Musings In This Season Of Our Discontent

CHRIS CHRISTIE’S BRIDGE TO OBLIVION? In 2010, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie singlehandedly killed a planned $8.7 billion commuter train tunnel under the Hudson River that virtually everyone else believed would ensure the future health of the New York region’s economy. Christie argued that it was just too damned expensive for the frugal times in which he governed, an argument that held little water then and has now...

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Q Is For….. Q
Apr19

Q Is For….. Q

As you might imagine I had to do a little pondering in figuring out what to do for “Q” day. In the end I decided to follow my inner Star Trek nerd and go with “Q is for Q”. For those not familiar, Q is a character from Star Trek The Next Generation. Played by John DeLancie he is an omnipotent being of virtually unlimited power. During the series he would show up to torment, tease and otherwise frustrate the...

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P Is For Pragmatism
Apr18

P Is For Pragmatism

Today I chose to focus on pragmatism, something increasingly lacking in politics today. While I concede there are problems in both parties I am choosing to focus on the GOP by presenting a modified version of a previous post about the ideological hard line in that party today. It seems every week we see th ongoing debate in the Republican party over which direction it should take in the future. Hard liners in the party have stated...

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O Is For Oreo
Apr17

O Is For Oreo

There is something special about the Oreo cookie… part of many childhoods and a guilty pleasure for many adults (including me). But what do we know about the noble Oreo cookie ? From Wikipedia The “Oreo Biscuit” was first developed and produced by the National Biscuit Company (today known as Nabisco) in 1912 at its Chelsea factory in New York City (the current-day Chelsea Market complex), located on Ninth Avenue...

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Kyle White To Be Awarded Medal Of Honor
Apr16

Kyle White To Be Awarded Medal Of Honor

Once again I think we are all humbled From the Army Times article Spc. Kyle White’s platoon leader was dead, as was a Marine sergeant tasked with advising Afghan soldiers. A fellow paratrooper was wounded, and at least three others were missing. White, already dazed from an explosion, repeatedly ran the gauntlet of enemy fire to get to the wounded and fallen. When the shooting stopped and night fell, White, who was barely 20 years...

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