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UNUSUAL EVENTS THAT CHANGED HISTORY

UNUSUAL EVENTS THAT CHANGED HISTORY

I have enjoyed watching a television political drama series The Newsroom, written by Aaron Sorkin and which  premiered on HBO in June 2012 and ended in 2014. The acting is outstanding with Jeff Daniels playing the role of a TV anchor and Sam Waterston as the manager of the network. Sorkin's writing is entertaining and extremely articulate. in one program, Daniels  recites a lengthy  list of coincidences that impacted history. One example was the assassination of the mayor of Chicago in…

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HISTORY PROVES A JACKASS CAN BE ELECTED TO POLITICAL OFFICE

HISTORY PROVES A JACKASS CAN BE ELECTED TO POLITICAL OFFICE

It’s true. Boston Curtis was elected to a city Council position as a Republican in the town of Milton in September 1938. The candidate had been sponsored for office by the mayor of Milton, Kenneth Simmons, a Democrat and he won the election. However, Boston Curtis was a jackass who had been registered for the election by the mayor in order to prove his point that he believed people didn’t bother to find out enough about the candidates for whom…

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A PERSONAL UPDATE

A PERSONAL UPDATE

I probably should report the status of my recent problem when my knee replacement  joint gave out requiring surgery to replace a broken piece. It wasn't a huge problem to repair, but required opening the knee to do it. The result is that I am now recovering from the knee surgery with minimal rehab. I can walk on it and have no pain, but I use a walker as a precaution until released by the doctor. I'm grateful it wasn't something…

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MAUI, THE ISLAND PARADISE

MAUI, THE ISLAND PARADISE

Greetings from tropical Maui with warm temperatures and the sound of crashing waves. Yes, I know it is Good Friday & Lent,  but Lita and I are here for  business. I have a deposition of a client next week in a case we have here in Maui. It is a tragic case involving a Maui man, married with young children who was treated for a tumor with radiation therapy and was given excessive amounts with devastating consequences to  him. Maui lawyers have…

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RISKING DEATH WHILE GATHERING MUSSELS UNDER THE SEA ICE IN CANADA

RISKING DEATH WHILE GATHERING MUSSELS UNDER THE SEA ICE IN CANADA

I saw a short video clip of the Inuit people of Arctic Canada gathering mussels in the Winter under the frozen sea ice. It was really an incredible thing to watch. After digging a tunnel down to the beach below the ice, they hurried along looking for mussels to take home and eat. This was done at low tide when the ice was resting on the beach, but leaving caves and tunnels through the ice. See the excellent photo taken by Patrice Halley….

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THE CALL OF THE WILD IN SCOTTSDALE ARIZONA

THE CALL OF THE WILD IN SCOTTSDALE ARIZONA

Lita and I are at our house in Scottsdale. It is located in a gated community where the rules require that the landscaping stay natural and there is a lot of space between homes. As a result there are a lot of wild animals and birds who make their home in this area. You often see a line of Quail with their bobbing heads rush across the road. Small rabbits dash across the property at top speed and then freeze at the first…

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More Corruption of Duty at the EPA under Administrator Johnson

More Corruption of Duty at the EPA under Administrator Johnson

The Bush administration’s abysmal record regarding the Environmental Protection Agency has been consistently pro business and anti environment. I’ve reported on the gag orders, incompetent appointees and out and out suppression of scientific facts at this agency under this administration. See previous post: (https://www.paulluverajournalonline.com/weblog/enviorment/index.htm)  Now it has been revealed that the EPA has instructed it’s managers that they must refuse to talk to senate investigators, reporters or even the EPA’s own internal inspector(Http://seapttlepi.newsource.com/national/372626_epa29.html) The executive director of Public Employees for…

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EPA SCIENTIST’S REVEAL BUSH ADMINISTRATION POLITICAL PRESSURE

EPA SCIENTIST’S REVEAL BUSH ADMINISTRATION POLITICAL PRESSURE

I have posted many complaints about the Bush administration’s assault on govermental agencies and regulations intended to protect the environment. (See for example: The Bush Administration Tries to Hide the Global Warming Ball Again with a Gag Order 3/9/07) It has done this by appointing people to head agencies controlling regulation of the environment whose assigned role is undermining the regulatory function of the agency. See, for example, post 4/1/07) The Bush white house has also played a significant role…

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A LAME DUCK LIMPS OUT CONTINUING TO CAUSE HARM TO THE ENVIRONMENT

A LAME DUCK LIMPS OUT CONTINUING TO CAUSE HARM TO THE ENVIRONMENT

Back in April, the U.S. Supreme court was faced with the issue of whether the EPA had authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate tailpipe emissions of greenhouse gases. It was a hotly contested case because the EPA, instead of being the public watch dog, had become the Bush White house family lapdog. It took the position it had no authority to monitor the issue so it would not have to take action on an issue opposed by the…

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Global Warming is A Fraud – That’s Really What Some People Believe!

Global Warming is A Fraud – That’s Really What Some People Believe!

As we all know, Galileo’s telescope observations and his calculations convinced him the earth revolved around the sun rather then the other way around. However, that was contrary to the teaching of the Catholic Church. After a Church trial in 1633 he was compelled to recant his claim, to be under house arrest for the rest of his life and to have his writings banned as well as his books burned. The Church insisted the Bible taught the opposite of…

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