Monthly Archives: August 2011

A Great Question!

It is asked—and answered well—in this article from American Thinker: Has Progressivism Ruined Environmental Science?. An excerpt. “In my thirty years of work in the science arena, as a government scientist, an industry consultant, and an academician, I have witnessed … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, History

Sky Is Falling, Not!

In a reminder that technological innovation has grown to match increasing population, versus the claim that increasing population is destroying civilization, note this article from the Los Angeles Times. An excerpt. “Mary Ellen Harte and Anne Ehrlich write, “Unsustainable population … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Environmentalism, History

Flood Control Strategy

A sobering account of it in this article from American Thinker concerning the recent flooding in the Midwest, where environmentalism—once again—appears to trump public safety. An excerpt. “As late as April of 2011, the Water Management Chief for the Corps … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Public Safety, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Home Sales Up

Single-family home sales form a very important financial foundation for local government—as noted in our newly formulated guiding principle—and, as reported by the Sacramento Bee, are rising in our region. An excerpt. “Home prices in Sacramento have dropped so much … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, demographics, Economy

Full Parks Access for Disabled

This is a very important national process and it is very good to hear that it is moving along, as this story from the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. An excerpt. “TRENTON, N.J. – The new federal directive has a progressive goal: … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Parks, Public Safety

Retool the Message?

In this editorial from the Sacramento Bee, the proponents of a regional parks district to take over the parks that Sacramento County has not been able to take care of for years (to be funded by a sales tax increase) … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Gibson Ranch, Parks

Parks Tax

The Sacramento Bee got this story on the ongoing negotiations a little more right than their previous reporting, which we blogged about, but the actual story is much better. The supervisors have—if the state legislature agrees—given themselves the option to … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Parks, Politics