Monthly Archives: July 2011

Inspection- On Blowing up Buddhas


They are rebuilding the “Buddhas” in Afghanistan.

The statues stood for almost two thousand years. Religious fanatics, who gave safe haven to the activities of one of the worst terrorists in human history, decided these historical icons were an abomination because… well, because they weren’t “Taliban.”

Could the historical parallels be any more clear? The policy of raising the debt ceiling so we can pay our bills stood for many, many years: under every President, from every party, ever since there has been a debt ceiling.

But teabaggers would rather blow up the Buddha: crash the economy.
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Who Passed the GAS?


by Ana Grarian

The ongoing saga of a CNY county trying to ride the wave of

  sh*t technology and carbon credits.

Cayuga County NY sits in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region between Cayuga and Owasco Lakes, stretching all the way north to the shore of Lake Ontario. It is an achingly beautiful rural county under seige from those who wish to see it increasingly as the dumping ground for industry.

I have spoken before of the proposal to link the major CAFO farms which have spread like a cancer across the southern half of the county, to an industrial park near Auburn, the county seat, via a 40 mile long pipeline for dirty bio-methane gas. All at a significant cost and liability to the taxpayer.

This is only one of the digester projects in the works.

At the same time the Biogas Project was being pursuded and pushed at the county level, the City of Auburn was struggling with it’s own, similar project.

The city of Auburn operates a landfill and a sewage treatment plant. The city created the Auburn Municipal Power Agency and made a plan with CH Auburn, a subsidiary of CH Energy, to build a generator that would run on methane generated by the city landfill and methane from a digester to be built to process the sludge from the sewage treatment plant.

A good idea, if it worked, to capture methane from the landfill and sewage, scrub out contaminants which could be sold for carbon credits, and generate power at the local level. You know the saying about best laid plans right? Read more

The Truth About My Trip to Hanoi

Jane Fonda talks with Vietnamese people during a trip to Hanoi in 1972. (photo: Joseph Kraft/L'Express)

Written by Jane Fonda

Over the years you’ve heard all the claims. Finally here’s Jane’s side. Read and make up your own mind, if it’s not made up already.- OEN

I grew up during World War II. My childhood was influenced by the roles my father played in his movies. Whether Abraham Lincoln or Tom Joad in the Grapes of Wrath, his characters communicated certain values which I try to carry with me to this day. I remember saying goodbye to my father the night he left to join the Navy. He didn’t have to. He was older than other servicemen and had a family to support but he wanted to be a part of the fight against fascism, not just make movies about it. I admired this about him. I grew up with a deep belief that wherever our troops fought, they were on the side of the angels.
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Former Oklahoma Judge

Remember all the noise about Anthony Weiner? Where’s Breitbart on this one? Oh, that’s right, he’s not a Democrat Breitbart wants to bring down, or lie about like Shirley Sherrod. Read on: this guy’s a real perv. Makes Weiner seem a saint. And what is it with the cut? Is that an example of Okie “justice?”-OEN

Written by Dondald Thompson for

SAPULPA – Bail was set at $76,500 for former Creek County judge Donald Thompson after his arrest early Tuesday morning on a variety of charges, including possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

The 64-year-old Thompson appeared before Special District Judge Richard Woolery, who set bail on six charges – three of them felonies.

Thompson was charged with driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription after a former felony conviction and possession of a controlled dangerous substance after a former felony conviction.

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