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Acid Leak at Davis-Besse Nuclear Plant in 2002-FirstEnergy Reversing Itself on Blame (salon) Wrote about this before. Seems that after FirstEnergy paid a record fine of more than 5 million smacks, and $28 million in penalties, their insurance rates must have gone up. Or something. Because now.....- 5/13/2007 4:58:48 PM
Chet Edwards (US Dist 17) Voted for Automated Tracking System, Part of HR 1684 (salon) Already know that Edwards is all for biometrics, but didn't know what ATS is. 6. Automated Tracking System: Voted, 264-160, to authorize the Department of Homeland Security to employ the Automated Tra.....- 5/13/2007 5:12:25 PM
Iraq's Parliament Doesn't Want Those HUGE Walls Built Around the City Either-Votes Against Them (salon) Wrote about the WALLs the other day. I wondered at the time why anyone would WANT to have these Gulag, repressive walls put around their city and, as it turns out, the Iraqis DO NOT. Also, Iraq's parl.....- 5/13/2007 10:09:29 AM
Voters overwhelmingly approve ordinance that bans renting to illegal immigrants (pstern) I came upon this article from an Associated Press writer and found interesting re: how the issue of illegal immigration has become so frustrating for many cities and towns, and for the American citize.....- 5/13/2007 10:05:45 AM
Quick Note on Private Equity (Barbarians) by a Neocon, Irwin Stelzer (salon) Blah Blah-the guy that wrote this is an apologist for private equity buying up everything without restraint. I don't agree with his premise, but I did notice one interesting paragraph that explains WH.....- 5/13/2007 9:34:04 AM
Cornyn and Hutchison Votes for Conflict of Interest on FDA Panels and No To You Getting Drugs from Canada (salon) I always wonder when I read the results of bills like this WHO IS STUFFING MONEY IN OUR TEXAS SENATOR'S POCKETS? Big Pharma must be paying off C & H since they:Voted, 49-40, to void a measure perm.....- 5/13/2007 8:59:02 AM
Outsourcing Journalism to India- Part 2 -LOCAL NEWS (salon) Wrote about this in December when I saw that *remote control journalism* was being practiced here-that is, you THINK that you're reading an article ABOUT the United States AS IF it were written HERE i.....- 5/13/2007 8:11:04 AM
Voters Squelch Hays County Road Bond Boondoggle (pstern) Information and knowledge is power!Hays County voters sent a clear message to pro-toll, pro-road bond profiteers by voting "NO!" on Road Bond Proposition 1, which would have made many specia.....- 5/13/2007 4:04:01 AM
Live Near a Gas Well? Multiple Maladies All In your Head? Or Not? (salon) Interesting article about how little research has been done to find out about linkages betweeen gas wells and illness. As one doctor quoted in this article says, there are people who are not hypochond.....- 5/12/2007 11:33:09 PM
Syracuse, NY- Natural Gas Drilling Accident Leaves Some Residents Relying on Bottled Water (salon) because, despite the gas company, Ardent Resources, saying they would fix their accident for the residents.... they didn't. It's been three months.Nearly three months after an accident at a natural ga.....- 5/12/2007 11:24:33 PM
Gas Never Leaks Into Water Wells... and I Have Swampland to sell you-Angelina County, Texas (salon) Here you have a water well that had GAS in it, and residents had to be evacuated.  Pineywoods Groundwater Conservation District general manager David Alford had nothing to report to the board regardin.....- 5/12/2007 11:17:54 PM
That was a Short Vote (salon) Spent more time jawing with the election judges for almost an hour that I did voting for the ONE issue on the ballot! While we were at the polling place, NOT ONE OTHER PERSON came in to vote. Now, I w.....- 5/12/2007 10:42:01 PM
Greenville, TX Resident Gets *High Hat* Treatment from TxDOT (salon) Good letter to the editor that also mentions, besides TxDOT's lack of response on a road issue, a pithy statement about the TTC.I’ve had the “high hat” treatment … no response whatever.I suppose this .....- 5/12/2007 9:39:24 AM
What's in Rep. Warren Chisum's coffee these days? (pstern) Or maybe it's something seeping into the drinking water in House District 88? The lawmaker who wants the bible taught in public schools across Texas tells us that: “The bible is a cornerstone document.....- 5/11/2007 6:49:43 PM
House of Representatives Passes a Bill Banning NSA Eavesdropping-Which, Um, is ALREADY Illegal (salon) Pretty funny to read the comments on this, part of the Intelligence Bill voted on today in the House. So, you have Bush, who has already been BREAKING THE LAW spying on Americans, and ignoring the FIS.....- 5/11/2007 5:07:26 PM
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