Image via Wikipedia Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality. ~Emily Dickinson I have a morbid fascination with death. Let's just get that out of the way early. I'm...
After the Big Bang came the Great Darkness. In indescribable darkness, matter raced away from itself in all directions, pushing space into being as it did so. Darkly, it spun and coalesced, exploded and merged, exploded again, grew heavier,...
(or How I Came to Prefer the Bomb) With reports and hype currently abounding regarding Japanese nuclear plants endangered by recent (and continuing) earthquakes, perhaps it is time to take a look at the truth about the state of nuclear power in the world today.
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ME unrest has caused gasoline prices to rise. This article is an effort to have facts concerning oil and other energy sources to use for more analysis of US energy needs.
Despite the baseless memes, President Obama has an astounding number of accomplishments in just two years in office. Here is just a partial list of them.
These guys remind of Daniel Plainview promising the people of Little Boston that they will become rich if they let him drill on their land. Only after he's walked away with millions and their left with a pittance do they figure out how they have been bamboozled.
The Earth's head has got to be spinning. Humans are filling its seas with oil, chemicals, waste and massive islands of pollution, the process of mining natural gas is poisoning our ground water, rainforests and old growth trees are...
We are stardust, we are golden we are billion year old carbon and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden - Jonie Mitchell, "Woodstock" Ferrets are more determined than they are bright. Case in point being my own pet ferret, Rosie....

Unnatural Gas

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It has been hailed as America's most sensible solution for breaking our dependency on foreign oil and reducing the potential environmental destruction oil drilling can cause, such as the ongoing catastrophe in the gulf. It has been marketed and promoted...

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