Monthly Archives: August 2010

Harvard vs. University of Virginia…not even close (NOTE: A version of this essay appeared in the September 3, 2010 Wall Street Journal “letters to the editor”)

An insight into the apparent difference in how “scientific misconduct” at Harvard University is handled, and how it has been handled at Penn State and the University of Virginia in the matter of climatologist Michael Mann is now available. Harvard … Continue reading


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Smarting Under Smart Meters

Here in Charlottesville, Virginia are John Casteen, David Slutzky, Dave Norris, and then–governor Tim Kaine really (The HOOK 8.12.10) “smart”? This cabal seems pleased with itself and its imposition of smart electrical meters upon the local electric energy consumer by … Continue reading

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Clean Solar’s Dirty Secret

Mr. Rhone Resch in his letter (WSJ August 5, 2010) as President of the Solar Energy Industries Association ( SEIA) is working hard to put a smiley, sunny face on solar power. However, his enthusiastic claims for “clean, safe energy … Continue reading

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LapTop Medicine

The era of laptop medicine is now upon us. Make that, laptop-computer medicine. Visit your physician and odds are that he will enter the examining room with his shiny new lap top in hand. The push for electronic records in … Continue reading

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A Pathetic View on THE VIEW

A pathetic view was the view of a sitting U.S. president choosing to appear on a recent episode of the television talk show The View. This primarily ladies’ talk show venue customarily concerns itself with the complex and weighty matters … Continue reading

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