Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Sunday, March 26, 2017
One more ☝️
Travelogue for the Universe: Shard Villa Update, My version: By Mary E Gerdt all rights reserved 2009 Shard Villa update I won’t go into the specific facts because I don’t know all the minutiae but ...
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Travelogue for the Universe: Shard Villa: Shard Villa. photo by Don Shall see his awesome photostream http://www.flickr.com/photos/donshall/ This was a place I toured when I first ...
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Revenge of the Nerds
It's called Hacking or
Data Mining or
They Steal your name,
Steal your face,
The Nerds' Revenge,
Against the Human Race.
Years ago, My college time hard,
Computers were early,
Punching the IBM card.
Nerds carried boxes of programming cards,
Punching them all day and all night,
Sleepless and hungry,
Distracted and weak,
Inevitably one would trip and fall,
Cards sprawled on the street.
I laughed cruelly with others,
Offered the Nerds no help.
The Nerds' Revenge came back to haunt us,
Hacking my digital self.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
From the Stop ✋ the Trans Addison County Pipeline Group
For immediate release: March 21th
Activists address Valener/Gaz Metro investors at AGM: “Vermont Gas pipeline is a bungled mess and a bad investment. Time to invest in the future, not dirty, dangerous fracked gas.”
Valener is the public investment vehicle for Gaz Metro, which in turn owns Vermont Gas. As investors assemble for their annual general meeting, activists from Vermont and Montreal are also assembling to express fierce opposition to the Vermont Gas Addison Natural Gas pipeline project – a fracked gas pipeline that is under construction through the state of Vermont.
Julie Macuga, a 25 year old University of Vermont student, plans to deliver a statement to the investors inside the meeting: “I purchased shares of Valener so that I could speak to all of you directly about what you are doing… what is it going to take to make you stop destroying our state with your damaging and financially unsound pipeline?”
Activists cite cost overuns which have more than doubled from initial estimates to 166 million as a result of mismanagement, a federal pipeline hazardous material safety administration (PHMSA) investigation into unsafe construction and failure to comply with standards, a pending VT Supreme Court case over a pipeline easement through a public park, a recent letter from the 64 member VT legislature's Climate Caucus requesting steps be taken towards a reconsideration of the permit, lack of demonstrable Vermont market for the gas, and concerns about climate impacts of leaking methane from pipelines.
“Vermont citizens and groups have been fighting this pipeline since the beginning of construction, nearly 4 years now”, stated Rachel Smolker, a resident of Hinesburg Vermont. “This poorly constructed pipeline puts our communities at risk of a potential explosion, puts Vermont ratepayers on the hook for the costs, and puts our climate at risk from methane leaks. Meanwhile, gas prices are predicted to rise over years to come. Valener/Gaz Metro should invest in the future and stop banking on the sinking ship of dirty, dangerous fracked gas.”
For more information: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bw0uKc2rfP1fLTAyZ3dRMko0Q2s