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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.


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.