Not for polite conversation?

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I’ve written about fecal transplants.  Don’t go yech.  If your colon is out of whack, then it’s one of the few avenues available to bring your system back into control.  I’ve recommended the procedure to friends, who (after their initial disdain and horror) are pleased to have taken my advice.  Because they are back to normal.

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Water, part IV

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Having worked with water resources and reuse for years, I recall with (feigned) affection some of the terms used. In particular, water resources in the US are measured in acre-feet. Oh, I know, that is the amount of water needed to flood an acre of land with a foot of water.

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Business knows we need infrastructure

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Just because our government seemingly has no clue that infrastructure is critical, does not mean that business doesn’t. And, they are getting fed up with the inaction. Because, despite the hoopla from the last election, business knows that they don’t do it alone. Their profits rely upon telephones that work, roads that let trucks move, electric power transmission lines that can’t be hacked by terrorists- or just plain crazies.

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This is just one leg of the stool

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As I’ve written before (here is but one example), I’ve been concerned that we have been rebuilding communities along the Mississippi for a long time.  Because the river floods its banks, destroying those communities along the shoreline.  We should consider rebuilding those cities and towns at higher elevations.

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Nexus

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Water.  Energy.  Food.  Lacking any one item makes existence pretty tough.  The problem is compounded because all three are related.   That’s why it’s called the water-energy-food nexus.  A century or two ago, this was less obvious, since they were all locally sourced.

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It’s important. REALLY!

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I have lived in the Commonwealth of Virginia for some 40 years now.  And, over the past decade, the educational budget has been cut and cut and cut.  Oh, it’s not just the Commonwealth.  Michigan, California, New York… I could go on. Overall, our 50 states have averaged a 23% drop in funding from the Great Recession through 2013- and the precipitous drop is only accelerating.  It used to be that these states all provided outstanding college education and experiences to the students of their states.  But, not anymore.

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Multitasking is fine- for some!

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Ah, yes, this will tick a whole bunch of you off.  Deservedly so, since many of you perpetually tell me I am making a mistake with all my time-slicing.  (I don’t call it multi-tasking- because those that can, actually fill in the micro-time spaces with a different task.)

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Not stem, but fetal, cells…

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I haven’r written about stem cells in a while.  Mostly because nothing much was happening.  Research using these valuable components is still stymied.  And, the use of fetal cells also seems to rankle folks, since the cells are derived from aborted fetuses.

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Do We Always Have to Lose?

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What is going on here? Could someone please tell me why our government is not taking action against these American companies that are leaving our identities at risk?

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And, for this criminal act…

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It’s happening again.

Most of you know that I am generally a fan of the US Postal Service.  I don’t think service should be cut to 5 days a week.   (But, if they did, I think Wednesday is the right day to cut- not Saturday.  As it is, many of my newspapers [theoretically printed LOCALLY on Thursday] arrive Saturday or even Monday.  Without Saturday delivery, I will probably cancel their subscriptions, since I, unlike my father, don’t read news that is a week old.)

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