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Newest musings January 31, 2006

Posted by dr. gonzo in BlogNotes.
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Tuesdays and Thursdays are my slow, boring days. I posted a couple more poems, both recent works. So check them out if you have a moment.

Perhaps I will post something more substantial later, perhaps not.

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A story about nuclear safety January 27, 2006

Posted by dr. gonzo in Nuclear Power.
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Once upon a time . . ., just kidding. Once, working for an unnamed publication I was assigned a story which consisted of coverage of a political debate. I gladly accepted the assignment, my interest in politics being what it is. And since it has a passing connection to nuclear safety I will relate it here. (more…)

Nuclear safety January 27, 2006

Posted by dr. gonzo in Nuclear Power.
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Nuclear power, nuclear meltdowns, in conversations about nuclear power they almost always become intertwined.

Obviously the risk is minimal. With Chernobyl being the only major meltdown accident and Three Mile Island coming extremely close, but, nonetheless, the chance does exist. If it did not then companies which hold nuclear power and plants would not publish pamphlets such as this one. (more…)

Horse slaughter updates January 25, 2006

Posted by dr. gonzo in Horse Slaughter.
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I’ve written some lengthy updates to the horse slaughter updates page recently. The whole thing is pretty good background along with a couple of the posts that I regualrly reference on the updates page.

Just thought I would point it out.

More Mexican incursions January 24, 2006

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The Mexican incursions I posted a Washington Times story about are still making news. Details were released regarding a stand off between Texas Department of Public Safety officers and men dressed in camoflauge, possibly Mexican military. The article above was quoted in a similar story which appeared in the Kansas City Star.

This comes on the heals of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff downplaying the reports from the Washington Times. (more…)

Research, test and new nuclear reactors January 24, 2006

Posted by dr. gonzo in Nuclear Power.
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Keeping with the last post’s theme news that a new nuclear power reactor may be online by 2016 broke yesterday/this morning. The AP story is here. The new reactor will be located near Raleigh, NC (headquarters of the company building the reactor, Progress Energy). The reactor’s will be built by Westinghouse. The new plant will incorporate Westinghouse’s AP1000, which received design certification from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Dec.30. (more…)

Gonzo style January 19, 2006

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Totally Gonzo style.
Scroll down for atomic death rays.

War of words and Mexican incursions January 18, 2006

Posted by dr. gonzo in Crime, Politics.
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I really have a lot to say but I’m not going to say it. But I did want to point everyone in the direction of two stories. If you watched the Daily Show last night you probably witnessed Hillary Clinton continue the ongoing war of partisan words. I never lived on a plantation but I doubt it was much like the House of Representatives.

Secondly there is this. U.S. Border Patrol agents have been warned about possible Mexican military incursions onto U.S. soil. That begs the question, if our government can’t keep out another country’s military (or possibly para-military gangs) how can we expect them to keep us safe from the other threats we face.

Baseball stadiums via Google Earth January 13, 2006

Posted by dr. gonzo in Sports.
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For several days now I have been using the cool Google Earth (if you haven’t checked it out you really should) program to dig up satellite images of Major League Baseball stadiums, a free moment here and there and I found them all. They’re just kind of neat, I thought. There are even some older stadiums in there, some of the images of current stadiums aren’t that updated (like U.S. Cellular Field) but at PNC there is a game going on. The only stadium that wasn’t available in high res on Google Earth was Miller Park in Milwaukee, it fell just outside the realm of the city that was imaged in high res. The rest are there though. (more…)

Recent updates January 11, 2006

Posted by dr. gonzo in BlogNotes.
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Just to bring it to your attention, in case you didn’t notice. I have written a little bit on the whole horse slaughter debate, scroll down, there are several recent updates. That section is linked on the left side of the front page below “recent posts.”

Included in the updated is what has turned out to be not so Daily Web-bits (haha hits..bits, get it?), linked below horse updates, on the front page by the way. There is some interesting stuff in that section so if you have time, check out the links. Otherwise, check out the posts on the “dangerous side” of things. The one about the dogs is rambling and directionless, I know. But what I am trying to say is valid, I think.

That’s all for now, adieu.

Dangerous ideas January 9, 2006

Posted by dr. gonzo in Miscellaneous.
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This is kind of old news, I stumbled on it last week but never had time to write anything about it so I am behind everyone else I suppose.

Every year the Edge foundation offers up a question of the year, it’s like a New Years tradition or something. This year their question, “What is your dangerous idea?” elicited 119 responses, (75,000 words, that’s about a novel’s worth of responses) some good, some bad. You can read the responses starting here, actually the response don’t start until page 2. (more…)

Dangerous dogs January 9, 2006

Posted by dr. gonzo in Crime.
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McHenry County is considering a number of options following the serious dog attacks late last year which left several people grievously injured.

After setting up a task force (worst buzz words ever) in November some ideas became more than just ethereal and intangible. The county is seriously considering maintaining a web based dangerous dogs database.

These databases are nothing new, at least in some areas. At least two counties in Florida maintain similar web sites. Seminole and Hillsborough counties (think Tampa) maintain these web sites already, but they seem highly useless. (more…)