Monthly Archives: December 2014

“But the outlook for nuclear power dismays the industry and its supporters, including some environmentalists

David Lindsay Just now · Edited · Henry Fountain: “But the outlook for nuclear power dismays the industry and its supporters, including some environmentalists, who point out that replacing the lost electricity from Vermont Yankee and the other recently closed … Continue reading

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The Chinese might have to continue to bolster North Korea, because they fear if it collapses, they will then be faced with a unified democratic Korea on their border that is a close US ally.

This story by Jane Perlez in the NY Times is not for everyone. What interests me and perhaps a larger audience, is the Chinese attitude described, that the Chinese might have to continue to bolster North Korea, because they fear … Continue reading

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In 2007, Samsø became 100-percent renewably powered and carbon negative

David Lindsay Andrew Revkin on a sustainability study: “We started our journey on Samsø to draw inspiration from their example. In 2007, Samsø became 100-percent renewably powered and carbon negative through a combination of home efficiency and conversions to biomass, … Continue reading

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Tim Egan at the NY Times: “Are Republicans really going to spend the first year of their new majority trying to undo everything the president has done

David Lindsay Just now · Tim Egan at the NY Times: “Are Republicans really going to spend the first year of their new majority trying to undo everything the president has done — to roll back the clock? Will they … Continue reading

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By banning fracking and pushing casinos, the governor has gotten it backward. nytimes.com|By Joe Nocera

I just commented at the NY Times on Joe Nocera’s column: These are hard issues. On fracking, I’m against it, unless they do it in New York the way it should be done, approaching perfect containment of poisons and pollution. … Continue reading

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This remarkable story of Laura Hillenbrand working while house bound,….

David Lindsay 4 mins · This remarkable story of Laura Hillenbrand working while house bound, reminds me of Francis Parkman, another famous historian, who wrote books like the Oregon Trail as a blind man in a garret in Massachusetts. The … Continue reading

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Air pollution in Beijing is out of control.

What madness. Part of the story that humans are destroying life as we know it. The communist government calls it Fog, not Smog. From the Guardian. Inside Beijing’s airpocalypse – a city made ‘almost uninhabitable’ by pollution The 21 million … Continue reading

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It is a rule of thumb, consumers get screwed.

David Lindsay 2 mins · It is a rule of thumb, consumers get screwed. From today’s NY Times editorial: But it doesn’t take an investigation to figure out that higher airfares are the direct result of reduced competition. Consumer advocates … Continue reading

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Feudalism in Korea, what fun. The owner’s daughter didn’t like the way her macadamia nuts were served,…

David Lindsay 3 mins · Feudalism in Korea, what fun. The owner’s daughter didn’t like the way her macadamia nuts were served, so she ordered the jet back to its gate at JFK, and the steward to leave the plane. … Continue reading

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Are massacres often connected to increases in population? Anecdotal evidence abounds.

David Lindsay 11 mins · Edited · This horrible story makes no sense. I immediately wondered, is this murder and mayhem  due also to the explosion of the population. Sure enough, from the NY Times comments,: LB in Florida “Pakistan … Continue reading

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