Per the Reality of Global Warming

June 1st, 2013 § Comments Off on Per the Reality of Global Warming § permalink

I believe the evidence is clear that we humans are causing climate change. I don’t like to preach about it, as I want us to do something about it if possible, and preaching just hurts people’s feelings. On the other hand, this is a big deal, and I want to engage skeptics respectfully, on the merits of the evidence. This video does a good job of cutting to the essential.

Robert Reich: Public vs. Private Morality

May 17th, 2012 § Comments Off on Robert Reich: Public vs. Private Morality § permalink

Wow. Robert Reich nails it. Watch this video. Share this video.

Gravy Train?

January 24th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

It’s different to see more than a few at a time. Watch the whole train. I don’t know what this means…


December 11th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

This should be read…  I, too, have had a bellyful of our dear masters.


On the Library Lot

April 10th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink


Time to weigh in on this one. What do we want on the “library lot” here in Ann Arbor. It seems self-evident that we need a public social space for Ann Arbor residents. OK. Let’s think about it. How do we get there? » Read the rest of this entry «

Rare Earth Elements

January 4th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink


I ran across these two links at Daily Kos concerning rare earth elements and what’s currently interesting about them.  Worth reading…




December 23rd, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

It’s downright beautiful…

There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one’s safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn’t, but if he were sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn’t have to; but if he didn’t want to he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.

Joseph Heller, Catch-22, 1961.

On Charity

August 8th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Saw this at the Daily Dish. Worth a look.

The Price of Endless War

June 27th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Andrew Bacevich has written an op-ed published in the Washington Post. Please read it.

UPDATE 6.27.10  Oh, Frank Rich at the New York Times has a good one too.

The BP Rupture Event

May 25th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Here’s a link to the live video…just click on the top picture.  It’s looking darker today.

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