Daily Archives: February 24, 2015


Pink Martini Live Portland 2006

In a totally unrelated Facebook post, I started talking about Pink Martini.  I found the following YouTube video, which I don’t want to lose.

Is it any wonder we loved Portland, Oregon so much. A fifteen minute ride from our house, and we could see performances like this. Pink Martini being a homegrown favorite in Portland, we had many chances to see them in many different venues.

WikiPedia has an interesting biography of Thomas Lauderdale. We first heard him at a theater club performance at the Portland Museum of Art in 1995.


U.S. Geological Survey: Fracking waste is the primary cause of the dramatic rise in earthquakes

The Daily Kos has the article U.S. Geological Survey: Fracking waste is the primary cause of the dramatic rise in earthquakes.

The U.S. Geological Survey has backed-up what scientists have been suggesting for years–that deep injection of wastewater is the primary cause of the dramatic rise in detected earthquakes:

I thought that this article would be a nice complement to my previous posts Ohio stiffens regulations after concluding that fracking caused earthquakes and EPA to natural gas companies: Give details on ‘fracking’ chemicals.

It is now approaching 60 years since I first read about this problem.


Three Minutes Of Terror for The Koch Brothers As Bernie Sanders Storms Sunday Show 2

Politicus USA has the story Three Minutes Of Terror for The Koch Brothers As Bernie Sanders Storms Sunday Show.

Bernie Sanders is the last person that the Koch brothers want to see on a network Sunday morning show. Sen. Sanders (I-VT) did more damage to the Koch conspiracy to buy control of the federal government in three minutes than almost anyone else could have done in ten.

 

The hype in the article is way over done, but the video clip isn’t bad. Bernie Sanders still didn’t get a live appearance. At least George Stephanopoulis didn’t get a chance to muff this one.

Notice that as soon as the reporter got into the mix, the video veered away from substantive issues and went right to the horse race aspects.