An Array of Utopian Flowers
- The US Shame of My Lai in Vietnam
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- The Lucrative and Violent Curse of Coltan Mining in Congo
Posted on March 3, 2018 | No Comments
- Iannis Xenakis and the Notion of a Cosmic Utopia
Posted on February 21, 2018 | No Comments
- Anthropocene Arrives, Climate Collapses, and No One Cares
Posted on February 17, 2018 | No Comments
- Jean Jacques Dessalines and the Women Warriors who Liberated Haiti
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- The US Shame of My Lai in Vietnam
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- Posted on October 17, 2016 | 2 CommentsJerry Collamer expounds on the not-so-shockingly tone-deaf antics of the Orange County Toll Road Agency that will literally do anything to extend their oft-rejected SR 241 Foothill Toll Road through the backcountry wilderness and down around world class surf destination, Trestles Beach. What did Einstein say about doing the same thing again and again and expecting different results?
- Posted on March 14, 2014 | No CommentsOrange County Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) CEO Neil Peterson, who was placed on leave last month, has offered to resign in exchange for receiving a hefty out-the-door payment. This from an agency suffering low toll revenues and misguided attempts to extend their roads against environmental rules and opposition.
- Posted on January 5, 2014 | 1 CommentCaltrans plans to widen the 91 Freeway [again], spending $1.3 Billion to improve commute speeds 1.5 miles per hour, while further destroying the only wildlife connection between the Santa Ana Mountains and the Puente-Chino Hills. Commuter trains, anyone?
- Posted on December 12, 2013 | No CommentsWhen a pilot instructor and student emergency-landed a small plane in the perpetually-empty northbound lanes of the debt-ridden, failing-business-model 241 toll road in Orange County, California, he exclaimed: "What a waste of perfectly good asphalt."
- Posted on October 10, 2013 | No CommentsCongressional Tea Party Crazies, funded by two-too nutty billionaire brothers (the Kochs), threaten to shut government (forever?) unless Obamacare is jettisoned: a healthcare model conceived by Republicans, enacted by a Republican governor, never mind Capitol Hill's over-the-cliff-gang have wrenched more than they even asked for in budget cuts from Obama ain't ever enough, long as "He" occupies 1600 PA Ave. Following are some sane recommendations from Robert Reich.
- Posted on October 8, 2013 | No CommentsTexas Governor Rick Perry (R) said that his wife, Anita Perry, misspoke recently when she said abortion "could be" a woman's right. “From time to time we’ll stick the wrong word in the wrong place, and you pounce upon it,” Perry said to reporters while appearing at a campaign event for Republican New Jersey Senate candidate Steve Lonegan in Smithville, N.J., according to Bloomberg.
- Posted on September 10, 2013 | No CommentsBCnews' ongoing trek through the political tall grass of double-speak and self-aggrandizement, searching for that elusive nugget / needle-in-the-political haystack, called Truth. Today, Rep. Stephen Fincher, Republican of Tennessee, explains why the government needs to reduce spending on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program that provides food to poor families.
- Posted on September 8, 2013 | No CommentsScientists ask the Pro-Nukers: "Do the positive possibilities that nuclear energy poses outweigh the negative? How would building more nuclear power plants in the US affect animals, plant life, people, and the economy? Should the US dedicate more time, money, and energy into creating more power plants or should the US try and shut down what power plants it already has?" Then they map the answers on the brain...
- Posted on September 6, 2013 | No Comments"Utilizing new technologies, we will freeze the 100-square miles surrounding the devastated plant, surgically remove it, towing it by barge to the Arctic where it will remain frozen, rendering it harmless. Comments regarding global warming will be addressed in a private conference at a later date."
- Posted on August 30, 2013 | No CommentsThe Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor, one of the oldest nuclear plants in the country and the subject of heated battles over the decades, will close late next year. This would leave the US with 99 operating reactors. Four reactors in Georgia and South Carolina are under construction, and the Tennessee Valley Authority is finishing a fifth in Tennessee. But the industry is in a period of rapid decline.
- Posted on August 15, 2013 | 4 CommentsAlmost two and a half years after the nuclear meltdowns at Fukushima, the head of Japan's Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) raised concern on August 5 about the continued flow of radioactive water from the plant going into the Pacific Ocean, telling Reuters, "Right now we have a state of emergency." Hmm, yes, sounds about right.
- Posted on June 29, 2013 | No CommentsNo matter where they're stuck in OC's sprawling road network: on I-5, the 405, Crown Valley Parkway, or in their own driveway -- a magical toll road miles from their moribund vehicular situation will time-travel them up, to that heavenly place of commuter-bliss, where slowdowns never occur.