Author Archives: Steve Maley

COVID-19 and the Numbers (UPDATED)

[On April 2, I posted my assessment of the U.S. Total Cases and Mortality data associated with the current COVID-19 pandemic. At that time, I estimated 855,000 positive tests as reported by the states, and total related deaths of 24,000. … Continue reading

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Sean Hannity is Dead Wrong About Hunter Biden

Sean Hannity is off base in his criticism of Burisma and its appointment of Hunter Biden to its board. Hannity hammers away at the younger Biden’s lack of oil and gas experience. Fact is, that’s kind of the point of … Continue reading

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The Strange-But-True Story of Dr. Hubbert and Peak Oil (video)

I was invited to address the New Orleans Chapter of the Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists (SIPES) on January 21, 2020. The title of my talk was “The Man Who Would Be King: The Strange-But-True Story of Dr. Hubbert … Continue reading

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What Mitt Romney Tells Us About Impeachment and the Democrats

You’d think that if there were ever a Republican the Dems could work with it would be Mitt. Mitt is not a man of conviction. But, if you recall, Mitt was destroyed by the Democrats in 2012. Because he rode … Continue reading

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A Modest Proposal to Raise $1 Trillion

Pass a law to require 320,000,000 Americans to purchase a banana and duct tape it to a wall. The market value of each has been established: $120,000. Some will be more, some less; $120K is a representative average of the … Continue reading

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Don’t offer ‘thoughts and prayers’, for God’s sake!

I’m on the mailing list of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the nation’s premier peer-reviewed scientific journals, on account of a letter to the editor I wrote five years ago. (That’s a whole ‘nother story.) Today’s … Continue reading

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“You will do as you are told/Until the rights to you are sold.”

Frank Zappa said it about TV in “I’m the Slime” (1973), but he’d extend it to social media, I’m sure. First, a disclaimer: I am neither a lawyer nor a computer programmer. But you know that 27-page Terms of Use … Continue reading

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Notes on Genealogy: What do Martin van Buren and Hillary Clinton Have in Common?

So I’ve been working on my family tree on and off for about 20 years. My Dad had an interest and that got me started; an abundance of internet resources made research easy. At this point I know some information … Continue reading

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Unwoke Advice for Climate Change Kids

Students gather in Columbus Circle in New York for a student-led protest, part of many school climate strikes around the world, against a lack of action on climate issues and to raise awareness about climate change. (Justin Lane/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock, as published … Continue reading

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Senator Warren knows better than Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II, and Obama

U.S. Presidents from Nixon through Obama repeated it like a mantra: “America needs to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.” Jimmy Carter called the energy crisis “the moral equivalent of war.” Even President Obama, no fan of oil and gas, … Continue reading

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