Yep, worth a read:

Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Not Learned by Walter Brasch.

Results are in:

al Jazeera reported:

[WASHINGTON — Fox News’ prime-time GOP presidential debate on Thursday was a huge success for the broadcaster, with initial ratings showing that an astonishing 16 percent of U.S. households tuned in. But the event may have been less beneficial to the Republican Party, which hoped, after its chaotic 2012 primaries, to select a presidential nominee in a more orderly, less divisive and less damaging fashion.]

Whether that 16% really represents 16% of 115,610,216 US census counted households or 16% of FOX News total reported 87,058,000 household viewers, its a very poor showing for providing voter information.

The rest is all smoke and mirrors; he said-she said, and storytelling by the media.

We will have wait a little longer to see, of all the strings being pulled, which puppet “Big Brother” will finally present for the bow and roses.




Yet again we are subjected to politics as presented by those who would direct how we are to vote.

A presidential debate should not be dictated by a performance of political performance stars who have at most 10 minutes to pontificate on inane and cute zinger questions that a large percentage of the US population can’t even see. the full panoply of US voters will be restrained from engaging as long as political debates are conducted under conditions that prohibit their engagement. The culprits are: “Pay for TV” and the lack of universal broadband for everyone.

The Washington Post is providing a running transcript of the Republican Debate of the “Ten”: HERE.

Like Fox News’ presentation of the “Party of Me, Me, no, ME!” tonight, CNN will dictate who is to watch the upcoming Democratic Debate. Who even owns the actual transcripts? The TV channels?

It seems a long time ago now that the League of Women Voters was tasked to present these debates.

From Skydancing:

Lazy Saturday Reads: Is The New York Times Morphing Into A Scandal Sheet?.

See the link:

NASA’s Three-Billion-Mile Journey to Pluto Reaches Historic Encounter.




Reblogged From Desert Beacon:

This is difficult news.

Originally posted on Desert Beacon:

Cost Benefit Analysis

One of the dark clouds on the week that was in the U.S. Supreme Court was the decision in Michigan v. the Environmental Protection Agency, one portion of which reads:

“Our reasoning so far establishes that it was unreasonable for EPA to read §7412(n)(1)(A) to mean that cost is irrelevant to the initial decision to regulate power plants. The Agency must consider cost—including, most importantly, cost of compliance—before deciding whether regulation is appropriate and necessary,…”

Important Distinctions

First, let’s differentiate between a CBA (a cost benefit analysis) and a Cost Effectiveness Analysis (CEA). There are two important functions of a CBA: (1) To determine if an investment or a decision is justifiable or feasible. (2) To provide a way to compare and contrast alternative projects or proposals. Additionally, “In CBA, benefits and costs are expressed in monetary terms, and are adjusted for the time value of money

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Gotta pull the Band-Aid off and let the air get to the entire wound.

When a whole bunch of people stand up for what’s right, things can start to change. Amazing. “Thousands Gather for Peace Event.

The biggest indication yet that the Confederate flag might be on its way to a museum is that Walmart has decided to stop selling items with that divisive logo.

Or, maybe they figured out that since California banned the flag in 2014 there wasn’t enough of a market.

PBS had this to say about the Confederate flag yesterday.

And other news, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia has been sold to these corporate developers(raiders).

Might not hurt to access that recipe you wanted, now.

Looks like Martha will do all right, though.


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