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Mon Jan 26, 2015 at 09:59 AM PST

Cape Wind is dead. Long live Cape Wind.

by EdMass

Well, it seems we can't get anything done.  After a decade, and over the objections of blessed Ted (he's passed by the way), seems this ain't gonna happen.

More doubt is cast on Cape Wind plan  Developer drops 2 land contracts

The developer of Cape Wind has terminated contracts to buy land and facilities in Falmouth and Rhode Island, the latest sign that the $2.5 billion effort to become the nation’s first offshore wind farm may never produce a kilowatt of energy.
Could'a led the way.  Could'a been groundbreaking.  

Yet the Enviros along with Ted killed it?  Let's make up our minds, shall we?

I am confused.   Too much NIMBY?

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Sat Jan 17, 2015 at 04:42 PM PST

DiFi Hubby Payday?

by EdMass

Ripped from the headlines of the NY Post...yeah it's the NYP

Senator’s husband stands to profit big from government deal

The US Postal Service plans to sell 56 buildings — so it can lease space more expensively — and the real estate company of the California senator’s husband, Richard Blum, is set to pocket about $1 billion in commissions.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.  But is it true?

Maybe she can get that vineyard next to Nancy's now?

There are things that make one go hhhmmmmm.....

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Thu Jan 15, 2015 at 02:29 PM PST

The call to prayer

by EdMass

It was 1999, I was in Dubai doing work stuff.  The most poignant moments of my time there was being awakened at sunrise, with the windows of my room open.  

What I heard was the call to prayer, from multiple Mosques around the city.  Echoing.  Repeating.  It was an awesome experience and the indication of what faith means to those that follow.

I won't kid you.  I have issues with extremism and cruelty and lots of other stuff that's going on in our world emanating from a supposed single source.

I am saddened that Duke U has chosen to "play it safe".

The call to prayer is a wonderful thing.

Duke reverses plan to allow islamic call to prayer from campus chapel

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Mon Jan 05, 2015 at 02:16 PM PST

Harvard Faculty...Oh My

by EdMass

Well, isn't this a fine kettle of fish.

Ripped from the Headlines of the NYT, no less...

Health Care Fixes Backed by Harvard’s Experts Now Roil Its Faculty

WASHINGTON — For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar.

Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the heart of the 378-year-old university, voted overwhelmingly in November to oppose changes that would require them and thousands of other Harvard employees to pay more for health care. The university says the increases are in part a result of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, which many Harvard professors championed.

The faculty vote came too late to stop the cost increases from taking effect this month, and the anger on campus remains focused on questions that are agitating many workplaces: How should the burden of health costs be shared by employers and employees? If employees have to bear more of the cost, will they skimp on medically necessary care, curtail the use of less valuable services, or both?

Oh my.

Haaarvadd Faculty...

One percent much?

Heh!

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Tue Dec 23, 2014 at 04:39 PM PST

"The Interview"..."The Crock"

by EdMass

Well boys and girls, "suddenly" Sony has found some cojones and will be releasing THE INTERVIEW in 200 theaters this week.  

Oh my... How bold.  How rejecting "terrorism".

Gee,  even Anon says it wasn't NK.  

But won't EVERYONE want to see this sh*t faux comedy movie now?

Actually, Team America was the one to see, but no time for that now, I must sleep over and get in line instead of spending Xmas with the family.

Y'a know that Sony CEO should get a gazillion dollars for the bestest ever movie launch.

The world is made of fools....

Just say'n

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Tue Dec 16, 2014 at 12:07 PM PST

The only thing worse

by EdMass

than another Clinton is another Bush presidency.

Liz aint runnin.  Barry can't get elected.

Who we got?

Hello?  Buehler?  Buehler?

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From the NYT

In a Shift, Obama Extends U.S. Role in Afghan Combat

Well, boys and girls, here we are.  Lied to again.  You're shocked?  Well, tough nuggies.

Join me below the fold, if you dare...

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Sat Oct 25, 2014 at 03:05 PM PDT

Jack Bruce. He's gone.

by EdMass

CNN) -- Jack Bruce, singer, songwriter and bassist for legendary 1960s rock band Cream, died Saturday at 71.

Bruce's family confirmed the death of the Scottish musician on his official website and Facebook page.

"The world of music will be a poorer place without him, but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts."

Strange Brew

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Crap.

Rock on!

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Fri Sep 26, 2014 at 09:59 AM PDT

Here it comes

by EdMass

Police: Woman beheaded at Oklahoma workplace

Lewis said he does not yet know what charges will be filed, adding that police are waiting until the man is conscious to arrest him. Moore police have asked the FBI to aid in the investigation and look into the man's background because of the nature of the attack, Lewis said.
Even if you don't usually, pray.
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One of many, Admin spin machines attempting to convince us we have not gone to WAR.

CNN’s Elise Labott to John Kerry during a Wednesday interview in Saudi Arabia:

Labott: “Are we at war with ISIS?”

Kerry: “I think that’s the wrong terminology. What we are doing is engaging in a very significant counterterrorism operation. It’s going to go on for some period of time. If somebody wants to think about it as being a war with ISIL, they can do so, but the fact is it’s a major counterterrorism operation that will have many different moving parts.”

Nah, it's just drones and F16's and sh*t...  it's not WAR.

That's not a Knife!

Oh, and at least 10 of the Arab League will consider blocking funding to IS and Al Nusra Front. They may also consider actually getting involved militarily....Woa.  Good job JK.  Ketchup!

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Wed Sep 10, 2014 at 12:28 PM PDT

Obama Goes to War

by EdMass

Welcome back.  

Now we our outraged.

Now we go back to Iraq and as added bonus Syria!  Let's just not bring up the clusterf**k that Afghan continues to be.

Does he have the power?  Yes, according to POTUS.

Does he need the authorization of Congress to go to WAR?  Nah.

If you're gonna bomb them into the stone age, then do it.  We've been bombing Iraq since 1992 and the f'g no fly zone.  But he won't. and we won't and the Arab League "coalition" of Sunni States are gonna go into to Shia Territory as saviors?

This is just all so f'd up.  And we have made so many mistakes under both R and D Admins I don't see a way out anymore.

Hopefully POTUS really has a plan and a strategy.  We shall see tonight.

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