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Name: Peggy
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GOP 'bubble' buster--today's LA Times by Patt Morrison, as she interviews Bruce Bartlett.

Bruce Bartlett has 24-karat conservative credentials. He worked in the Reagan White House, the George H.W. Bush Treasury Department, for former Texas Rep. Ron Paul and the Heritage Foundation. So when he saw Republicans doing things he believed damaged the brand, he said so, and was surprised to find himself first ignored, then struck from the rolls of the GOP talk-ocracy, and even fired from his think tank job. And that, he says, is the problem. Bartlett, who is now an independent, made headlines recently with a scholarly paper about Fox News. In it, he describes a media "bubble" that imperils the GOP by screening out ideas that challenge Republican orthodoxy in other words, those inconvenient truths.


All of it at the link:
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-morrison-bartlett-20150603-column.html#page=1

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Wed Jun 3, 2015, 01:44 PM (5 replies)

From today's LA Times: Toilet to Tap.

It's a technology with the potential to ease California's colossal thirst and insulate millions from the parched whims of Mother Nature, experts say.

But there's just one problem the "yuck factor."

As a fourth year of drought continues to drain aquifers and reservoirs, California water managers and environmentalists are urging adoption of a polarizing water recycling policy known as direct potable reuse.

Unlike nonpotable reuse in which treated sewage is used to irrigate crops, parks or golf courses direct potable reuse takes treated sewage effluent and purifies it so it can be used as drinking water.

It's a concept that might cause some consumers to wince, but it has been used for decades in Windhoek, Namibia where evaporation rates exceed annual rainfall and more recently in drought-stricken Texas cities, including Big Spring and Wichita Falls.



All of it at the link: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-toilet-to-tap-20150525-story.html#page=1
Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Mon May 25, 2015, 02:30 PM (14 replies)

On the Verdict: Revenge is a very poor substitute for justice. Discuss...

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri May 15, 2015, 03:43 PM (142 replies)

Editorial cartoon on Jeb and W--today's LA Times.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu May 14, 2015, 02:54 PM (4 replies)

A few pictures from our visit to the Norton Simon Museum today:

Poor befuddled Adam!



Snaky conniving Eve! (Oh sure.)



Madonna and Child:



Early Renaissance Madonna and Child:



I think these bronze sculptures were by Renoir:



Outside in the Sculpture Garden:




Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri May 8, 2015, 05:54 PM (8 replies)

Here is the link for Chris' Memorial Service. I have his wife's permission to post this.

It will be in Westlake, a suburb of Cleveland, on May 30th.

https://www.facebook.com/events/994144983943962/

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Mon Apr 27, 2015, 06:35 PM (3 replies)

****Links to WCGreen's Life**** (Dial-up warning)

From Laurie, his wife:

A Christopher Green remembrance: (Sorry, these links are not becoming hyperlinks. You will have to copy them yourself and paste in them to your browser.) They do seem to work as hyperlinks to me.

http://obits.cleveland.com/obituaries/cleveland/obituary.aspx?pid=174722581

CHRISTOPHER W. GREEN's Obituary on The Plain Dealer
Read the Obituary and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | GREEN CHRISTOPHER W. GREEN, of Westlake, October 22, 1957 - April 10, 2015. Self employed accountant, attended The Ohio...
legacy.com


The previous website will post the information for The Celebration of Chris' Life as will I.

A sampling of Chris' amazing creativity:

Chris performing:
https://www.youtube.com/user/WCGreen/videos

Chris' blog:
https://mylungtransplantyears.wordpress.com/about/

Below I posted Chris' paintings. The last month in the clinic (before he moved to Kindred) he decided "Why not" to Art Therapy.

CHRISTOPHER W. GREEN's Obituary on The Plain Dealer
Read the Obituary and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | GREEN CHRISTOPHER W. GREEN, of Westlake, October 22, 1957 - April 10, 2015. Self employed accountant, attended The Ohio...
legacy.com

Below I posted Chris' paintings. The last month in the clinic (before he moved to Kindred) he decided "Why not" to Art Therapy.


































Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sun Apr 26, 2015, 05:27 PM (50 replies)

Researcher says a sinking Santa Catalina could pose tsunami threat--Today's LA Times:

For decades, researchers have debated whether Santa Catalina is sinking or rising.

Now there is new study that makes the case that the island is sinking, albeit very slowly.

A Stanford University researcher says new underwater imaging suggests Catalina could be completely submerged in 3 million years, though that remains in dispute. He also contends the movement could pose a tsunami risk for Los Angeles and Orange counties.

The study's author, Stanford graduate student Chris Castillo, said the potential threat should be investigated further. He said his conclusions came from underwater images of Catalina made by Stanford University last year.


All of it at the link:
http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-catalina-20150425-story.html

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Sat Apr 25, 2015, 03:39 PM (5 replies)

And the rest is silence...

RIP, Chris.

6:08 pm, EDT, today.

Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Fri Apr 10, 2015, 08:35 PM (221 replies)

****WCGreen Update --Thursday, April 9, 2015--the Final Update****

I just got off the phone with Laurie, Chris' wife.

The news is not good.

His doctor says he will probably pass in the next 24 hours or so. It doesn't look like there will be any recovery from this overwhelming infection this time. No miracles this time.

It's pneumonia. His blood pressure is low, his fever is high, as is his heart rate.

Laurie's been at his bedside and the family is gathering to say goodbye. She has been talking to him, but she told me there's only been a glimmer of recognition from him.

I told her, keep talking. Hearing is the last sense to go, and he can hear you. Thank goodness for that.

Never again will we hear his intelligent, calm thoughts on current events, on movies, or books, or politics/economics...

Pass gently, Chris...see you on the flip side...


Posted by CaliforniaPeggy | Thu Apr 9, 2015, 02:05 PM (226 replies)
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