Monthly Archives: August 2012

George Soros, 82, to wed for the third time — Gal’s name is “Cthulhu” – Romanian? #rsrh

The legendary investor — the seventh-richest person in America, worth $22 billion according to Forbes — announced to close friends and family last night that he’s engaged to the 40-year-old businesswoman as he celebrated his 82nd birthday at his Hamptons … Continue reading

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Does Drilling in ANWR Make More Sense than the Alaskan Offshore?

At this writing, Shell Oil is awaiting final permits from the Department of the Interior and EPA for drill two of five wells in the Arctic Ocean offshore Alaska that were originally planned for 2012. Later than normal breakup of … Continue reading

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Tree farts

Secret of the Hissing Trees It’s been known since around the 1970’s that a relatively rare bacterial infection in trees responsible for the damaging rot known as wet wood can cause trees to emit methane, a greenhouse gas with 20 … Continue reading

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DMI exits wind tower business, lays off 384 workers, blames loss of PTC #rsrh

Wind tower manufacturer DMI Industries, Inc. will close its Tulsa plant in three months after its parent company decided to exit the wind energy business. DMI will close the Tulsa plant in November and lay off 167 employees in Tulsa. … Continue reading

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Needed: Federal Dept. of Felines to regulate house cats. #rsrh

Study: Kitties kill 500 million birds, should be regulated — WashingtonExaminer.com “Pet kitties and their wild feral relatives kill a shocking 500 million birds and over 3 billion other animals according to new studies, prompting a leading Washington-based bird protection … Continue reading

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Cuba’s second well also a duster. #rsrh

2nd Cuban offshore oil well also a bust HAVANA (AP) — A second deep-water exploratory well in the Gulf of Mexico has proved a bust,Cuba’s state oil company announced Monday, dealing another blow to the island’s dreams of petroleum riches. The drilling operation carried … Continue reading

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Speaking of Rhinos and Telescopes, it’s the Non-Sequitur of the Year #WSJ #rsrh

In an article entitled “Fracking Debate Wracks South Africa” (WSJ 8/6/2012, page B1), a picture of a radio telescope array carries the following caption: South Africa’s shale-gas reserves are estimated to be among the world’s largest, but the region is … Continue reading

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‘You Didn’t Earn That’: N. Korean Olympic Victors Credit Kim Jong Un #rsrh

Medal Speeches ‘Nearly Identical’ http://www.rfa.org/english/news/korea/speeches-08032012173520.html The acceptance speeches by An Gum Ae, a judoka who won North Korea’s first gold medal, Om Yun Chol, a North Korean weightlifter who won gold setting a world record, and Kim Un Guk, another … Continue reading

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Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA): Captain Ahab or Doctor Evil?

Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee, has an obsession. Markey’s Great White Whale is called the Deepwater Royalty Relief Act of 1995 (details below the fold). In Markey’s mind, several deepwater Gulf of … Continue reading

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