And, the wind, she cries— Power?

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We “know” that petroleum as a fuel source is running out.  Not as fast as we once thought- only because as the price rises, sites and sources that were out of reach (economically) become more feasible.  Think Athabascan tar sands, coal to gas, fracking (water fracturing of structures to release natural gas).   But, we still need alternative sources, not only as a national security issue, but to reduce our carbon footprint and maintain/improve our air quality.

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Can you hear me?

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Imagine this scenario.  It’s almost Christmas.  And, you’re in a Hilton hotel bar- teeming with people celebrating, virtually wall to wall.  And, you hear a voice.  And, recognize it as that of a friend from decades past.  “Jeffrey Fried, where are you?”, I call out.  Seconds later… “Roy?”.   I hadn’t seen Jeff in 21 years.  But, I recognized his voice.  (Which restarted our friendship for another decade, until I got married and moved away.  Jeffrey Fried- where are you?)

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Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet- yeah, right!

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Here we go again.  The US Congress is complaining that the US Postal Service (USPS) is losing money.  And, they can’t figure out why.  Instead of fixing the problems, they plan to cut Saturday delivery (why not Wednesday?) and adjust another problem they caused the Service with its pensions. (I’ll address that below, too.)   And, you wonder why I doubt the intelligence of our Congressfolk and Senators?

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Dialysis is the FDA hotbed, once again

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There’s a new program at the US Food and Drug Administration.  One designed to afford innovative devices a speedier review process. This Innovation Pathway 2.0 program is designed for pre-market evaluations of medical devices, expediting the process without reducing the need or quality of safety and effectiveness reviews.  And some 30 years ago, there was a similar process for smaller companies- it worked, then, too.  (I know, we used it- twice!) Continue reading Dialysis is the FDA hotbed, once again

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Tal navigates his “Narrow Straits”

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I was perusing the web after I put away all my special dishes and food required for my holiday. (OK, I was vegging out after stuffing and carrying 8 tubs, with an average weight of 25 kilos down 10 steps and through a narrow hallway, leaving them in storage until next year.) And, I ran across a new device that intrigues me- and I think you will be interested as well.

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