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Posted on September 6 at 11:41 a.m.

Jim Norris will be interviewed on the Death Valley Jim radio show on Sept. 20. Listen online or download the show here:

http://deathvalleyjim.com/death-valle...

On Death Valley Mystery Solved

Posted on September 5 at 10:10 a.m.

I agree with biild. Too many folks here reading between the lines with their preconceived biases.

Taking Nelson's piece at face value, it's a completely rational response to Frank Hotchkiss' previous piece.

http://www.independent.com/news/2014/...

p.s. Interesting that Frank's surname has been programmed into the Indy's spellchecker. He must be an important guy!

On Please Don't Kill Me; I'm Just Riding My Bike

Posted on September 5 at 9:30 a.m.

I don't know if all the showers are timed, but I could imagine a whimsical if not desperate scenario where one of Oprah's water trucks is parked nearby.

On County Shuts Off Beach Showers During Drought

Posted on September 5 at 9:25 a.m.

Thanks DB, I'll remember Levitin the next time I'm tempted to do some heavy multi-tasking.

Coincidentally, I'm making my way through another brain science book that has some amazing stories about adaptability:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/29/hea...

On Water Odyssey

Posted on September 5 at 9:01 a.m.

@JarvisJarvis. Wrong. Re-read the original post. I said Planning Commission *staff*.

The report was of course approved by the commissioners but it was the staff that did the fact-finding and analysis. For those interested, the report and presentation can be found here:

http://sbcountyplanning.org/boards/pc...

On Facts on Fracking

Posted on September 4 at 10:27 a.m.

It is *exactly* because the Planning Commission staff is not a political body that I place importance on their finding.

On Facts on Fracking

Posted on September 4 at 12:17 a.m.

More facts to consider ... the first one is enough to tip the balance for me to vote for Measure P.

"SANTA BARBARA COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION SUPPORTS ORDINANCES TO IMPLEMENT MEASURE P - CONFIRMS IT DOES NOT SHUT DOWN EXISTING OIL PRODUCTION"

http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?...

"Limited water presents challenge for natural gas fracking"

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-f...

On Facts on Fracking

Posted on September 3 at 11:02 a.m.

Agreed about the mind's wandering/daydreaming mode. Here's McCaslin's reference:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/10/opi...

Will have to take Handel's Water Music to the office tomorrow!

On Water Odyssey

Posted on September 3 at 10:50 a.m.

@RickWorth ... haha, perhaps you should have READ first. See the article's 3rd paragraph from the bottom.

On Stone Pines Distressed by Drought

Posted on September 2 at 9:41 a.m.

On the heels of the latest war in Gaza, Israel is making yet another naked land grab in the occupied West Bank. And people wonder why some Palestinians fight back?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/m...

Erase some more green from the map:

http://www.juancole.com/2014/07/pales...

On Europe's View of Israel and Gaza

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