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Contemplating President Joe Biden

On Election Day, November 3, 2020, Joe Biden will be 2-1/2 weeks short of his 78th birthday: the exact age, to the day, as President Ronald Reagan on his last day in office. Donald Trump, at 70, was the oldest … Continue reading

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COVID-19 at the Peak

Based on data through April 8, it would appear that we are at a peak (“inflection point” — see original post) of new COVID-19 cases, as reported by the states and compiled by the New York Times. The data are … Continue reading

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COVID-19: Updated Curves & Forecast (April 6)

Curves are generally tracking below my original estimates but may peak April 8 or 9. Click to enlarge. A look at Italy has caused me to adjust my projection of both ultimate cases and deaths. According to Italy curves (worldometer.com … 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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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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Tell Me Again Why You’re an Anti-Fracker?

So, you embrace the “Progressive” energy agenda. You’re all in for the Green New Deal despite its fanciful call for quitting fossil fuels by 2030. You support renewable energy mandates. You protest fracking and new energy pipeline infrastructure. Carbon tax? … Continue reading

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