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The Supreme Court is Funny – AT&T declared non personna

Every once in a while humor pops up in weird places.  The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a unanimous decision today on FCC v. AT&T, declaring that AT&T could not withhold information on the grounds that AT&T is a “corporate … Continue reading

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Louisiana Doesn’t Care if You Spill Oil

Bloomberg News has done some investigative reporting into Louisiana’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and it’s enforcement of the state’s oil pollution regulations (which aren’t to stringent to start with).  The full report is behind a paywall, bu the Columbia … Continue reading

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New Blog

I’ve started a new blog, Arctic Oil. I’ve moved most of the oil-related posts over to it already, and will move the rest of them as time allows.  This blog will stay up for non-oil related material, rants, and curmudgeonly … Continue reading

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More Channels – Still A Wasteland

The only way to get decent internet here is via cable broadband, and the only way to get that is by paying through the nose for a “package” of services (like cable TV) that I generally don’t use or want. … Continue reading

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Volcano Produces Blue Skies Over Europe

I was reading the local newspaper this morning and saw an AP article explaining how the reduction in flights over Europe because of the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano in Iceland has led to the bluest skies in recent history.  Evidently there are … Continue reading

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If an idiot speaks and no one listens, is he still an idiot?

During the debate on the health care reform legislation, the party of “just say no” focused some of their negativism on Rep. Bart Stupak, whose switch from “no” to “yes” after President Obama promised an executive order prohibiting federal funds … Continue reading

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Short Healthcare Rant

Everybody’s ranting for one side or another on the current U.S. health care debate, so I might as well add my fuel to the flames.  After listening to a wide range of opinions, from single-payer systems to death squads, I … Continue reading

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