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Month: August 2010

Deep in green (manure): Dams divert more than water

Dear Steve, I need your opinion as a stream and watershed restorer if you have some time: Recent green-energy emphasis in energy production is producing a movement toward developing what’s called low-impact hydroelectric projects or facilities. Mostly, these generation plants work in much the same way as the Hoover Dam,…

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Pioneers! O Pioneers!

COME, my tan-faced children, Follow well in order, get your weapons ready; Have you your pistols? have you your sharp edged axes? Pioneers! O pioneers! For we cannot tarry here,We must march my darlings, we must bear the brunt of danger,We, the youthful sinewy races, all the rest on us…

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Swearing loyalty to whom?

“‘The important thing is to keep them pledging,’ he (Captain Black) explained to his cohorts. ‘It doesn’t matter whether they mean it or not. That’s why they make little kids pledge allegiance even before they know what ‘pledge’ and ‘allegiance’ means.’” –Joseph Heller, “The Glorious Loyalty Oath Crusade,” Catch-22 Johnson…

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