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the final word.... from Badgers wife
AFTER DINNER WALK FALL 2013 Badger passed away on Sunday July 13th. In his home as he wished, to Monty Pythons video from the Life of Brian “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”. I wish I ...
badger 07/22/2014 174 939 8 -
Something to watch with LED lighting
There's potentially a problem with LED lighting that I wasn't aware of until a friend sent me an article on the subject. It's something you probably should be aware of if thinking of switching to ...
badger 01/14/2014 233 149 12 -
Prescription Drug Savings Program
I've been posting diaries here since 2004 - I don't know how to title this so it doesn't look like spam. It isn't spam - trust me. Friday I posted a diary about a little known program in WA and OR ...
badger 01/27/2013 13 11 - -
WA and OR: Save up to 75% On Prescription Drugs
I try to stay informed about local issues and politics - I scan the Seattle PI website every morning, and look at other sites - but until a few weeks ago, I didn't know about this program. Even when ...
badger 01/25/2013 27 27 4 -
Nice job you got there ...
Nice job you got there - too bad it won't last. If you think I'm not talking to you, you're mistaken. I don't even have to know what your occupation is. I can think of at least five trends that ...
badger 01/24/2013 129 100 3 -
The Kindness of Beavers
I have a sometime neighbor I'll call Jack. It's not his real name, but short for Jackass, which is an accurate description of him. He lives in Seattle, but has a cabin along the creek in our canyon ...
badger 09/21/2012 89 456 6 1865
Life in the Time of Fire (updated)
In Eastern Washington State, we like to think that fire season ends on Labor Day, because usually it does. It's been a hot, dry summer, with the last rain in early July and the last significant rain ...
badger 09/09/2012 20 32 - 263
Fire science in Colorado
There is actually a large body of scientific information, from scientists who actually understand forests, insects, fire ecology and why houses burn in wildfires. You wouldn't know it from reading ...
badger 07/02/2012 213 95 8 799
The Glass is Greener ... [updated - sources]
When my wife's sister and her husband were running a 5-star hotel (a swimming pool in every room), they came to visit us for a few weeks. Being used to a bottle or two of wine themselves with every ...
badger 09/10/2011 72 148 4 609
Wolves: Don't Murder Me, I Beg of You
In the timbers above Cle Elum, the wolves are running 'round. In fairy tales and Grateful Dead songs, wolves are most often symbolic of death, destruction or murder. But irony rules, destruction ...
badger 07/09/2011 51 55 - 262
Why Scott Walker is Governor (and Kloppenburg might lose)
I imagine everyone has a theory about why Scott Walker is Wisconsin's governor, but there is one simple reason for it: Democrats don't vote, Republicans do. A quick investigation into election ...
badger 04/09/2011 199 145 4 1255
Lightfoot, Einstein and me
In September, 2002, Candian singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot ( Sundown , The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald ) had such severe ...
badger 03/17/2011 14 15 - 97
Walker wants to kill my life insurance
The title is not hyperbole - buried in Walker's odious budget bill is the dismantling of the State Life Fund. It's a totally self-financed agency of the State of Wisconsin that sells life insurance -
badger 03/06/2011 7 18 1 93
Rebuilding: Welcome to the Machine
Just like a lot of people here, I've been wondering how to rebuild the Democratic Party. It's not a small task, and like businesses that fail because they only look towards the next quarter, ...
badger 11/15/2010 18 20 1 190
If we can put a man on the moon ...
I love to hear someone say "If we can put a man on the moon, why can't we ..." It used to be a more popular complaint, but at some point it became unfashionable, seen as a weak or irrelevant argument.
badger 04/11/2010 56 34 1 341
Beetle Mania
Do you find that just the sound of Rush Limbaugh drives you mad? If so, you're not alone. Even the bark beetles that are killing western pine trees in large ...
badger 02/12/2010 9 9 - 14
Clearing the Smoke - Forest Fire and Climate Change
What do you think you know about the effects of global warming on forest fires? For example, you probably believe that global warming has been going on for a decade or more - so do I. But do you ...
badger 01/26/2010 28 12 1 240
Rare Earth - Ecology
If you thought the title referred to an album by a white 1970s band ...
badger 01/03/2010 55 53 3 273
Politics and the English Language
The title of this diary is stolen from an essay by George Orwell, and I don't pretend this short piece is as profound as Orwell's essay. I read Lakoff's original book on framing quite a while ago (...
badger 08/21/2009 38 3 - 27
Medical misinformation misinformation - doxycycline
This diary on the rec list today contained the following assertion:
badger 05/27/2009 12 13 - 41
Pac NW Has Renewable Energy - Now
About a week ago, I diaried a new agreement which will bring biopower to the Pacific Northwest. ...
badger 05/20/2009 46 11 3 199
Biopower Coming to the Northwest
While I was standing in line at the library the other day I noticed a magazine from Washington State's Public Utility Districts. Public Utility Districts (PUDs) are county government units that own ...
badger 05/12/2009 14 15 - 38
Who Killed Colorado Forests?
Most people are probably aware that mountain pine beetles have been decimating Colorado's lodgepole pine forests, affecting over 2 million acres of woodlands. Google the subject and you can find ...
badger 03/24/2009 44 22 2 37
Scam Capitalism
I'm not a socialist, although my Political Compass score says I think like one. I'm not even anti-capitalist - in fact I am a capitalist by profession. I drove to town today, so I got to listen to ...
badger 01/07/2008 4 8 - 2
Real Progressives and War
Once upon a time, a Democratic President wanted to take us into war, and he was opposed by Republican Senators . Not only did those Republican Senators oppose the war, they did it at a ...
badger 12/27/2007 33 8 1 5
Small World
[Voice over - delivered in a staccato semi-monotone by an omiscient narrator.] NARRATOR: Two men, two colleges, two continents, autumn, 1760. [split-screen] NARRATOR: On the left: ...
badger 12/19/2007 13 8 3 137
A Disturbing Diary
I live in Washington State because late in the 19th century, a doctor told Adelbert Lorenzo Kool he had only a few months to live. Mr. Kool was a paymaster for James. J. Hill's Great Northern ...
badger 12/11/2007 155 307 29 98
An Ecological Nutcracker Suite
This is an ecological ballet, as most ecosystem descriptions are. Instead of a young girl, a weird uncle, a decorative kitchen utensil with a sword, and armies of mice, its corps de ballet ...
badger 11/30/2007 16 23 6 166
Hillary's Deceptive Ads
If you thought that the Clinton campaign's planted questions were bad, wait til you read the latest news item concerning the deceptive nature of Clinton's campaign ads....
badger 11/13/2007 43 14 - 6
How to Build a Forest
In 1891 Gifford Pinchot , later to be appointed America's first Chief Forester by Teddy Roosevelt, visited ...
badger 10/26/2007 34 11 2 176
Forest fire - Burning Down the House
I have to take issue with the recent diary Firebombs in the Forest: Slashpiles Fueled Angora Fire Destruction by FUSEE. There are ...
badger 08/22/2007 3 3 - 3
Magic Bus (PHEB)
Our local school district has just taken delivery of one of the first (if not the first) plug-in hybrid electric school buses (PHEB) in the nation. You can read about ...
badger 07/10/2007 8 4 - 36
Fools to do your dirty work
In today's Midday Open Thread, Miss Laura provided a link the this article in The Nation . The takeaway quote from article is:
badger 03/02/2007 16 1 - 156
Global Warming TV Ad
While not watching the Super Bowl tonight, I ran across a global warming ad on TV, sponsored by Environmental Defense (formerly the Environmental Defense Fund) and the Ad Council, who produces a lot ...
badger 02/04/2007 4 6 1 -
Wal-Mart bait and switch fails
This is a story about how Wal-Mart conspires with small city government to impose itself on a small community and threaten the community's thriving small businesses. It's also a story about how a ...
badger 12/30/2006 20 34 - 1
60 hours without power
I couldn't tell you if anyone has diaried this, because I've been without electricity for 60 hours (I did search and didn't find anything). Thursday night/Friday morning a severe windstorm passed ...
badger 12/17/2006 104 58 7 14
Unrest in the Forest
badger 08/16/2006 28 15 - 135
Angelides' commercial sucks?
badger 07/27/2006 31 3 - 3
Environment: Playing with Fire
badger 06/14/2006 5 14 - -
Fewer Cars on the Road?
badger 05/03/2006 16 2 1 -
Free Energy $2000 Wienie Roast
badger 04/09/2006 11 5 - 1
Your DCCC $ at work in IL-06
badger 02/15/2006 48 14 - -
Is Thinking Destroying Your Life?
badger 01/10/2006 12 5 1 -
WA State I330 - Thank you Dems!
badger 09/15/2005 6 3 - -
A Winning Democratic Strategy
badger 06/29/2005 14 2 - -
Absence of Leadership
badger 06/09/2005 14 1 - -
Frederick Clarkson on Fresh Air
badger 05/17/2005 15 17 - -
Beer or blogs
badger 05/04/2005 3 7 - -
Jehovah's Parcel Service
badger 02/18/2005 11 1 - 1
Is Our Children Learning?
badger 01/07/2005 14 3 - -
Environmental Ignorance
badger 12/05/2004 9 2 - -
Democratic electoral success (this election!)
badger 11/06/2004 13 - - 9
Tell the media - NO MANDATE
badger 11/03/2004 7 1 - -
Small revolution in Eastern WA
badger 10/24/2004 17 1 - -
Cheney's S Corporation Comment
badger 10/06/2004 15 2 - -
Zogby polls undecideds
badger 09/16/2004 11 3 - -
Saturday in the Park
badger 09/04/2004 2 1 - -
Media comments - way off topic
badger 09/03/2004 4 2 - -
Mad as hell? Fix the media!
badger 08/30/2004 20 2 - -
Drinking the Kerry Kool-Aid
badger 07/29/2004 3 - - -
Question for polling experts
badger 04/24/2004 5 - - -
Campaigning the Kennedy Way?
badger 03/23/2004 6 - - -
WA Dems: Senn for Attorney General?
badger 03/19/2004 12 - - -
Howto: Talking to the GOP
badger 03/19/2004 14 - - -
Draft - looks like 1970 to me
badger 03/14/2004 2 - - -
Kerry needs a theme song
badger 03/12/2004 69 - - -
Southern Strategy
badger 03/06/2004 29 - - -
Russ Feingold for US Senate
badger 02/27/2004 27 - - -
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