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Public Private Partnerships (P3 or PPP) -Why they are a BAD idea (salon) One more article about PPPs. It isn't just that our schools, water, highway infrastructure, airports, etc are ripe for the pickings for corporations (some of whom are foreign) but that it's questionab.....- 4/27/2007 1:49:04 PM
Should Roads That Were Considered Public Service Be Rationed by Income Class? PPP Redux (salon) Since I'm on a Public-Private Partnership kick today, read a couple of article in Business Week, one entitled "Roads to Riches... and why the public should be nervous". (More than nervous, s.....- 4/27/2007 1:39:02 PM
About the Democratic Debate last night on MSNBC (salon) I have a lot to say about the whole *debate* structure that will wait for a podcast. Meanwhile, a few quick observations about the candidates. I am not impressed with the top 3, who are running so far.....- 4/27/2007 1:07:36 PM
On PPPs (Public-Private Partnerships)-Are PPP's A Solution? (salon) Last year I had no idea at all what a PPP might be, but now I notice it's seems to the Trend Du Jour in the business world, with even Democrats bowing and scraping to it. (Here's a podcast I did recen.....- 4/27/2007 12:54:25 PM
TX Senator Carona Seeks To Sneak Through Trans Texas Corridor and Toll Roads -Don't be Hoodwinked! (salon) Let's see. A whole lot of Texans are against public-private partnerships creating toll roads to CHARGE us to drive on highways. A whole lot of us are against the Trans Texas Corridor and want it stopp.....- 4/27/2007 12:08:42 PM
Looks Like I'm Trapped In *Chris Bell H*ll*- I thought I took myself OFF his Faith In Texas email list (salon) First time I wrote about it and first time I unsubscribed.  Guess I need to do it again, since apparently clicking their LINK DOES NOT WORK. Meanwhile, I'm a little surprised to see that his message t.....- 4/27/2007 11:51:39 AM
NAIS (National Animal Identification System) News Bits Roundup (salon) As you probably know, the Texas House passed Sid Miller's BAD BILL that trojan horses in the Boon to the RFID industry by saying that farmers should *voluntarily* chip their livestock and poultry. (I .....- 4/27/2007 11:37:23 AM
Is the USDOT/FHWA Threatening TXDOT over the TTC Moratorium Bill? (salon) According to this article, after Mike Krusee sent an inquiry to the FWHA asking about the bill, one of the pushermen stooges at the FWHA in charge of promoting public-private partnerships told the TTC.....- 4/27/2007 11:00:33 AM
What does Negroponte Have to Do with $175 Laptops? (salon) Course, just that price caught my attention but when I read the article about Nicholas Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child Project, I naturally considered that dang last name. Negroponte. Could it be? Y.....- 4/27/2007 10:26:53 AM
Texas? Federal Govt? No, the UN is coming to Texas to investigate the Taylor Detention Center (salon) Not that I'm against an independent eye coming down to investigate WHY immigrant children are being housed in a PRISON in central Texas, and that person, Jorge Bustamente, will present his findings to.....- 4/27/2007 9:13:01 AM
Erath County (Texas) Citizens for Clean Water Will Have Tables Outside Walmart in Stephenville on Saturday (salon) What a GREAT idea! The ECCCW will offer each person who stops by a cup of CLEAN water! and information about the potential for contamination of the Trinity Aquifer recharge zone from commercial oil an.....- 4/27/2007 8:49:17 AM
N Barba Enterprises SMACKED BACK about Commercial Injection Well at Huckabay Ridge, Texas (Erath County) (salon) Apparently, N Barba Enterprises tried to get the Texas Railroad Commission to  remove the remaining protesting citizens from the *service list*. And failed.ECCCW President Bill Gordon was elated after.....- 4/27/2007 8:45:50 AM
Chet Edwards Votes to Protect Wild Horses and Burros From Being Sold For Food- HR 249 (salon) Reversed himself! (Roll Call Vote) The last time I wrote about this, in Sep 2006, Edwards voted with the Republicans AGAINST the Horse Protection Act. He wasn't one of the Democrats in 2005 who co-spo.....- 4/27/2007 8:32:08 AM
Kucinich and Gravel win the debate!! (joe) Gravel ROCKS!!!They are both against the war and war in general...I especially liked Gravel's mention of the Military Industrial Complex!!!Everyone else seems to be the same ole same ole institution t.....- 4/26/2007 9:32:16 PM
Phil King (TX-Weatherford), True to Form, Helps out His TXU Buddies- They can Keep aLL their Electric Generators (salon) I almost let myself slip into the thought that Phil King wasn't totally bonded to corporate lobby money. But it was a fleeting laugh, because King is sponsoring a bill that would let TXU continue to d.....- 4/26/2007 12:22:19 PM
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