Category Archives: Develpment and Sustainability

A Decade Out from 9/11/01!


The past decade has resulted in tremendous effort by the USA to prevent another 9/11 from occurring in the USA. It has succeeded but only history will tell US exactly why and I am very thankful for that success. But … Continue reading

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Extract from DHS Strategic Risk Assessment Summary to Comply with PPD-8


The recent unclassified summary of the DHS risk assessment required by PPD-8 included an animal disease–specifically foot and mouth disease-which is a clear problem even in the USA. But foot and mouth disease is not like to collapse the entire … Continue reading

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Thorstein Veblen–someone to remember NOW!


I was born in Minnesota but have spent most of my life in Virginia. Many from Minnesota that I knew or my parents knew were of Norwegian ancestry. One more American of that ancestry that may have lessons to teach … Continue reading

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GAS PIPELINES-TRANSPORT AND TARGETS


Natural Gas pipelines have tentacles reaching worldwide. Despite that they are largely unregulated IMO and also unprotected CI [critical infrastructure]! One might ask why? List of natural gas pipelines From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is a list of pipelines … Continue reading

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THE DEATH OF STEVE JOBS!


I believe  many of the tributes to STEVE JOBS are right on. But all miss the point that he was perhaps the premier practioner reaching the level of genius of what used to be called “Industrial Design”!   Industrial design … Continue reading

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YES, WE [USA] STILL PRODUCE OIL


From Wikipedia: It has been suggested that List of oil-producing states be merged into this article or section. (Discuss) Proposed since March 2011. This is a list of countries by oil production mostly based on CIA World Factbook data.[1] Note … Continue reading

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1938 New England Hurricane


Again extracted from Wikipedia: 1938 New England hurricane From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia New England Hurricane Category 5 hurricane (SSHS) Weather map from September 21, 1938 featuring the storm Formed September 10, 1938 Dissipated September 22, 1938 Highest winds 1-minute sustained: 160 mph … Continue reading

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