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Posted on September 28 at 1:31 p.m.

@14noscams ... that is an old opinion article from the controversial Bjorn Lomborg. His conclusions have subsequently been shown to be flawed. And the study that Lomborg based his findings on has been revised and now favors EVs even more.

http://reason.com/blog/2013/03/29/jie...

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/03/...

On Climate Change in the Air

Posted on September 28 at 1:10 p.m.

I agree with the author that a diverse economy is a robust one. However, that's not an excuse for an industry to do anything it wants. Especially when the consequences of it's operations can affect public health and safety.

On The Petroleum Economy

Posted on September 28 at 1:06 p.m.

Excellent link tbrunnemer. Acidizing ... pumping acid into the ground to make the rock more porous ... needs to be regulated just like fracking does.

There's a reason why former Halliburton CEO Dick Cheney pushed to exempt oil companies using injection fluids from the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act and the Clean Water Act.

http://www.edcnet.org/learn/current_c...

Those loopholes give bad actors a way to hide.

On The Petroleum Economy

Posted on September 27 at 10:37 a.m.

A little Googling reveals the author was one of the tenants displaced by the project.

Many years ago, I worked at that old 2-story motel after it had been converted to office spaces. I will not miss the dingy common bathroom. I also remember we had moved about 20 expensive computer workstations into our offices. Soon after, a fire broke out (lighting ballast) that could have destroyed over $100K of electronics. Good times!

It would be interesting to compare how much water this project will consume versus one of the estates in Montecito. Landscaping can consume more water than one would think.

On Density on Upper State Will Increase

Posted on September 26 at 12:52 a.m.

I tend to agree with John_Adams ... some of these newly registered folks who only post on Measure P articles are probably lackies.

Their handlers will probably next instruct them to start commenting on articles in the Arts & Entertainment section to throw people off their scent.

On Fracking and Wastewater Dumping Exposed

Posted on September 26 at 12:47 a.m.

@swimmer ... assuming your figures are correct, the blowout of Platform A was 2 years of natural seeps over the entire channel (as you say) ... all over the course of only ten days in one location!

That's a big difference.

Armchair analysts need to remember that integrating a rate over time ignores the rate at a particular point in time. For example, eating a certain amount of lead over ten years may not kill you, but eating the same amount in ten minutes might.

And so it goes for oil spills.

On Fracking and Wastewater Dumping Exposed

Posted on September 26 at 12:38 a.m.

!14noscams .. if as you say you have no time to do any research, then why waste our time with your self-admitted uninformed guesses?

The report is here, it took less than 30 seconds to find:

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/ca...

And to answer your question, the 9 billion gallons of wastewater in question is *ALL* related to offshore oil production in California. None of it is related to cruise ships ...

... which was a very poor guess since the article says "offshore fracking ... and related wastewater dumping". Since when are fracking and cruise ships related? Sheesh.

On Fracking and Wastewater Dumping Exposed

Posted on September 25 at 1:01 a.m.

Let's hope the NFL has better luck designing a helmet that actually offers protection than the tobacco companies have had creating "safe" cigarettes.

@BC ... I suspect the deaths in Formula One are a drop in the bucket compared to all the NFL players who have been suffering over the decades from dementia and eventual death induced by their brain trauma.

Remember, it wasn't until just recently that it was discovered how common this problem is. For example, Junior Seau's family had no idea football was the cause of his dementia until that one doctor started doing autopsies on NFL players' brains.

Watch the Frontline episode online and listen to the interviews with players and their families. You will be surprised (and disgusted by the NFL's stonewalling).

On Call It Flag Football

Posted on September 25 at 12:46 a.m.

@atomic_state ... Get over *yourself*. Most bicycle riders don't fit your small-minded stereotypes.

It is perfectly legal for CA bicyclists to ride in the street. Read the DMV regulations. They do have to ride to the side when a faster vehicle approaches from behind however. And I would be the first to fault cyclists who ride two or more abreast and block traffic flow.

No perversity when obeying the rules. But your blind assumptions are indeed perverse.

On Truck-Bicycle Death Charges Filed

Posted on September 24 at 11:12 a.m.

Was the old neon Greyhound Bus sign in accordance to HLC's standards?

Regarding the aesthetics of Gator Boy, I like the old-world "wood block print" look.

I'm sure the Hollisters are turning in their graves :)

On Cajun Kitchen Rallies to Save 'Gator Boy'

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