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My First Earth Day

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Thirty-eight years ago I was a high school student. College campuses were afire with more protests than you could shake a stick at. At the risk of sounding like a "these whippersnappers today..." speech, kids today really don't appreciate exactly how much general upheaval there was. At the beginning of my ...

The Next Best Thing to an Endorsement

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Hands down, THE coveted Democratic endorsement is that of Al Gore. His fans in the base are huge, committed and active. A nod from Captain Planet could be a scale tipper. This explains why Gore has been so actively wooed by both Clinton and Obama, with numerous meetings between him ...

National Self-Examination Day?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

The NY Times posted this intriguing story about why we human beings inflict pranks, humiliation, and degradation on each other, the varied motives we have ranging from malice to a fond spirit of fun, and the different ways we react to being on the receiving end running the gamut from ...

Senate Committee: Big Oil Needs To Ante Up

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

Could Washington actually be serious about reducing our dependence on foreign oil? In a move that seems to signal as much, the Senate Finance Committee moved forward with a bill that would impose 29 billion dollars in new taxes on the U.S. oil industry. The bill is designed to funnel ...

Reduce Global Warming-Become A Vegetarian

Friday, June 1st, 2007

PETA has a solution to help curb greenhouse gases-promote vegetarianism by instituting tax breaks for people who forego eating meat. In a letter sent Wednesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), PETA President Ingrid Newkirk stated, “[V]egetarians are responsible for far fewer greenhouse-gas ...

The End of Big Oil and the Middle East Strangle

Thursday, May 31st, 2007

I’ve heard it said that the very last stage coach company in the world built the best damn coach around but the end of the horse and stage coach was inevitable with the invention of the combustion engine. Isn’t it ironic that the hay that once fed horses to ...

Perfect Storm: A Rising Tide But The Boats Won’t Float

Saturday, May 26th, 2007

I’ve always been fascinated with society, psychology, and the human condition…especially from the perspective of what the future may hold. Don’t misinterpret that to mean that I think I can predict the future; rather I try to predict how the state of thought…what people believe, what they are saying, and ...

The Dark Ages: What’s Old Is New Again?

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Less than ten years ago, the world awaited the promise of the millenium with hope and optimism. Less than ten years into the new millenium, one might argue that hope and optimism have been forced to yield to the emerging influence of dogma, intolerance and intransigence. Yesterday's news provides an important ...

Electricity Generated by Natural Gas, Coal, or Wind? Hmmm?

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Given the choice when presented the need for another power generating plant and the fact that global warming is a growing reality then one would tend to think that Green Energy is the way to go. In Delaware they are debating and discussing this issue and just as Wind ...

Diviserfied Energy Is The Answer

Monday, April 30th, 2007

I find it ironic that we have reached a point where two major problems are coming to the fore at a singular point in time. Of course, I am talking about energy and environmental change. It is no coincidence that these two serious challenges are impossibly intertwined, because it is ...

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