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Biden Slamming The Door Shut On Much-Needed U.S. Mining

Early on, President Joe Biden promised multitudes of “good-paying, union jobs” to fuel his massive push for wind and solar-powered electric vehicles, EV charging stations, and the tiny portion of his “infrastructure” package that actually involves road and bridge construction….

Let’s Update Our Language Around Climate Change | The Bold Italic – thebolditalic

There are two behavioral qualities that separate us perhaps more from other sentient beings on this planet: our capacity to make and wield complex tools, and human language (which, unlike any other observed animal, includes the use of both a…

Variant Terrorism and the New York Times

The New York Times has scary red maps of Europe on its front page today (at least in the version we get in AZ) implying mass death from new COVID variants.  Given the prominence of COVID in the news and…

No One In Power Has The Guts To Declare The Pandemic Over, So I Will: It’s Over in Arizona

Half our politicians don’t want to declare the pandemic over because they are wallowing in all their new power and having too much fun as petty dictators.  The other half are scared, living in fear that every death after they…

Natural Gas Battles Local Climate Efforts – NPR

Tyler Hollon, who works for a construction company in Utah, says eliminating natural gas from apartment buildings can reduce costs. Hollon’s company now shares its designs and budgets with other builders. “The reason we’re giving it away is to clean…

Media Fear-Mongering With Zero Education Value

February 1, 2021, 6:36 pm For most of the past year I have been hammering on the media for their destructive COVID fear-mongering.  By always cherry-picking the most alarmist opinion on every topic, and filling articles with carefully calibrated fear-provoking…

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Biden’s Green New Deal Won’t Work Without Mining, Especially For Minerals

As Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take the reins of government and launch their program to “transition” America away from fossil fuels, they need to consider some hard realities. Chief among them is that no Green New Deal can succeed…

Kids gain weight when new convenience stores open nearby

A new study found that changes in the food environment around low-income and high-ethnic/racial minority populations over time impact childhood obesity. Increased availability of small grocery stores selling a selection of healthy items in close proximity to children’s homes improves their weight status over time, whereas increased availability of convenience stores selling predominantly unhealthy foods is likely to be detrimental.

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Good News on COVID No One Will Likely Report

August 28, 2020, 10:20 am Arizona ICU beds in use for COVID patients fell to 16%, the lowest number of beds in use for COVID since April 10. COVID patients, even at the nationally ballyhooed Arizona peak, never reached 60%…

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Good News on COVID No One Will Likely Report

August 28, 2020, 10:20 am Arizona ICU beds in use for COVID patients fell to 16%, the lowest number of beds in use for COVID since April 10. COVID patients, even at the nationally ballyhooed Arizona peak, never reached 60%…