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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on March 27, 2015 |

It was a beautiful week here in East Texas. The sun was out for four days in a row. A record, as we have had weeks and weeks of gray skies and lots of rain. The good news is that we are no longer in a drought. The bad news is that it has been […]

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Battleing West Nile and Staying Green

Posted by mcm0704 on August 17, 2012 |

Due to an outbreak of West Nile virus in Dallas County that has had nearly 200 cases of human infection and 10 deaths, the city is conducting the first aerial spraying of a pesticide in the city since 1966. There are people who are all for the spraying, just kill all the mosquetos with little […]

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Friday’s Odds and Ends

Posted by mcm0704 on October 14, 2011 |

I started to do my usual odds and ends, then got into some research about this method of drilling for natural gas, and decided to just write about this issue today.  Wouldn’t it be good to protect this beauty? A town destroyed by Fracking – Dimock, Pennsylvania – “Fracking,” as it’s colloquially known, involves injecting […]

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STOP the XL Pipeline

Posted by mcm0704 on September 21, 2011 |

I’ve posted about this issue before, and I only raise it again because apparently government approval of the XL Pipeline that will bring tarsands oil from Canada to refineries in Houston is close. Robert Bryce, in a recent column said that President Obama will probably give that approval because not doing so will hurt his […]

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