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California vs. U.S.A., part 34 March 14, 2007

Posted by pcorcoran in Article, California, L.A. Times, News, Politics.
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Once again, an activity which is legal under California law is ruled illegal under federal law.  Even when the “perpetrator” is a California resident.

The L.A. Times, in a somewhat melodramatic tone, writes “Dying woman loses medical marijuana appeal“.

It’s decisions like these which remind me: the original settlers of the 13 colonies were a peachy bunch who were so conservative and rigid that they were basically driven out of England as being intolerable prigs.

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Devil’s advocate for global warming February 8, 2007

Posted by pcorcoran in Article, Economics, L.A. Times, Politics.
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The L.A. Times has an op-ed piece offering a cost/benefit analysis of global warming.  It’s pro-warming, surprisingly.  I cannot say that I agree with everything being said, but I always enjoy alternate viewpoints (to those I hear all the time) which get the gears turning between my ears.

Amboy, California January 17, 2007

Posted by pcorcoran in Article, L.A. Times, Link, Photo.
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Amboy, California (Mark Boster, L.A. Times - Used without permission)

I like this L.A. Times article about Amboy, California. Mostly for the photo gallery that accompanies it.

This is a side of California that I love, the sparse, beaten, abandoned, desert side of it. The part which seems like it belongs in Nevada.