Copyright Gary Edward Nordell, all rights reserved. Powered by Blogger.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

September 2012 News Factoids

"The most promising new energy source in terms of supply [is] micropower – cogeneration, wind, sun, small hydro, geothermal, biomass, and waste fuel – [which] is now providing about one third of the world's new electric capacity." ~~ Amory Lovins, 2008

Received another paper catalog in the mail of stuff that I will never buy. Second prize for stupidest product goes to the N.F.L.-themed gingerbread house for under the Xmas tree; first prize for stupidest product goes to the twelve toaster machines, each of which burns the name and logo of your favorite N.F.L. team onto the surface of the toast.

"A representative democracy only works when everyone truly has a voice, and when the voices of the many aren’t drowned out by the pocketbooks of a few."
~~ Helena, Montana Independent Record editorial, February 2012

"Dubya can’t win in Iraq, and he failed totally in Louisiana, and the same blindness that caused the thousands of deaths in New Orleans will also trigger the collapse of the world economy." ~~ philosopher G.E. Nordell in WMail ezine Issue #54 Sept 2005

The 1957 novel "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand [1905-82]is the 'second most influential book for Americans today' after the Bible, according to a recent joint survey conducted by the Library of Congress and the Book of The Month Club

"Moody's Analytics estimates that the housing crisis wiped out $4.3 trillion in owner-occupied-home values from 2007 to 2010." — per TIME Magazine, September 2012

Decades of overfishing has left fewer than 100 {sic} adult codfish in the North Sea. — per Sunday Times of U.K.

Why are Israel and the United States pounding the war drums about theocratic Iran? While the 'obvious' reason is Iran's dangerous potential for building a nuclear weapon, what may be a more important reason is that Iran has broken ranks with the New World Order people that demand payment for crude oil in U.S. petrodollars – Iran is instead accepting payments for oil exports to Russia and China in gold.


New York Times/C.B.S. polling in late September shows that the Romney-Ryan campaign is losing ground. Ohio results have Obama leading 53 percent to Romney's 43 percent; Florida has Obama leading 53 percent to Romney's 44 percent; in Pennsylvania, Obama is leading Romney by 12 points. A separate poll in Massachussetts (Romney's 'home' state) has Obama leading 64 percent to Romney's 33 percent.

So I repeat my prediction on this blog back in March 2012: a landslide for Barack Obama in November of something like 60-40 in the popular vote.

Copyright 2012 by G.E. Nordell, all rights reserved

No comments :