Here are the lead paragraphs from the JSONLINE article about the state’s approval of the Gogebic Taconite’s request to start drilling test sites in Wisconsin for their proposed iron mine:
The state Department of Natural Resources on Thursday approved plans by Gogebic Taconite to sink eight exploratory drill holes on land targeted for a massive [...]
All these past months I have been on a tirade against the Keystone XL pipeline partly because the dang thing would run thousands of miles across the country…risking any number of fragile local eco-systems…with the resulting fuels exported around the world from the gulf refineries…with only a small group of Americans actually benefiting…with the major [...]
Because of federal support of ethanol production, large swathes of middle America, from Kansas through Texas, have converted to growing corn. And corn production requires far more water than many other cash crops and that dry central farming region has heavily relied on irrigation to raise bumper crops of corn…until the last few years as [...]
Following an OP Ed Piece in the NY Times by Thomas L Friedman extolling the virtues of not building the Keystone XL Pipeline, Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Vice President Greg Stringham valiantly rushed to the defense of the pipeline. And he stayed solidly with the company line that the Canadian tar sands oil was [...]
It’s been a couple of confusing years as politicians of all stripes claim they will create jobs if elected. And it gets more confusing when certain Republicans claim they will create jobs while saying that government can’t create jobs.
Well Wisconsin (through no fault of its own or its governor) is about to lose 450 [...]
Sometimes I am not so sure there isn’t a weekend editor or two at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who enjoys a bit of irony and edits the news to grand effect!
And the front page of the Saturday June 2nd edition of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel LOCAL section is the epitome of such irony.
I posted back in November about my struggle with the Kindle Fire. It’s lack of proxy support and the inability of the device to reach the general Android App store (you’re chained to the Amazon App store). I finally gave up and switched to an iPad. Apparently I’m not alone.
Amazon Tablet Share Fell to [...]