[hat tip to Pat Lyford]
Meanwhile, Republicans pat themselves on the back for guaranteeing your right to say Merry Christmas in Texas. (However, you’d better not say “Obamacare is working.”) I think the first amendment does that, but, let’s face it, every little thing Republicans do is a gift to progressives and Democrats. Their slow public suicide has been high entertainment. Happy Solstice, Everyone!
Additional monitoring wells found a plume of jet fuel slithering northeast from the original spill location and well beyond the northern boundary of the base. Kirtland estimated the plume at between one and two million gallons, but NMED raised that estimate to eight million gallons. Two years later, with more monitoring and evidence of the true scale of the spill, NMED revised the estimate dramatically to 24 million gallons, an amount 240 times larger than the 2000 estimate.
For comparison’s sake, the KAFB spill is larger than the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill, which dumped more than 12 million gallons of crude oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound …
Unlike the crude oil in the Exxon Valdez disaster, jet fuel and aviation gas contain a variety of toxic chemical compounds, including benzene, toluene and various aliphatic hydrocarbons, and these are all found in the plume—in varying concentrations—at every depth. …
And in the 60 years since it first spilled jet fuel into Albuquerque’s aquifer, KAFB has yet to remove and treat a single gallon of contaminated groundwater.
Organizations that received “substantial” funding from Google for the first time over the past year include Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform, the Federalist Society, the American Conservative Union (best known for its CPAC conference) and the political arm of the Heritage Foundation that led the charge to shut down the government over the Affordable Care Act: Heritage Action.
In 2013, Google also funded the corporate lobby group, the American Legislative Exchange Council, although that group is not listed as receiving “substantial” funding in the list published by Google.
mjhinton posted a photo:
but the streets are clear in Albuquerque
I have a love-hate relationship with the Journal. I’m old-school enough to need a local newspaper, even in electronic form. I subscribe to much of the Journal’s content through RSS, which usually doesn’t include photos (people might *steal* them!). I can’t get the Sudoku puzzle in RSS, so that, at the very least, leads me to the “ePaper” (worse, the “eEditiion” — barf). Months ago, I discovered that I could use the Mobile URL to get an older form of the epaper which Merri and I both found easier to use (and print) that the fancy version, at that time. Today, my old trick stopped working and this appeared:
Of course, if one doesn’t care about format, just content, then go RSS. As for format, how should the Journal recreate the layout of a paper on a screen? This is a pretty faithful facsimile, albeit impossible to read and surrounded by wasted space and way too many tools.
To read this, one first locates the Page Width menu tool (you see it, right?) and selects Page Width. With that, the largely superfluous tools left and right vanish and one can read about half of a page. To see the bottom half, drag the scroll bar (not the browser’s scroll bar but a skinny little one). Would it kill the programmer to enable Page Down and Page Up buttons? Or continuous scrolling?
Read individual articles by clicking the headline, avoiding the extra tools that pop up over each headline. A small window opens ala AOL (never a positive comparison). Don’t bother to make it bigger because the next one will be small again. Scroll through your article and close that window and proceed.
This strikes me as the kind of thing you show someone who has no idea how other websites or content-apps work. The clueless check-writer eats up the sales pitch and says, that outta satisfy them! Wrong.
Now, the Albuquerque Journal app for Windows 8 is looking more interesting, especially in portrait mode. Recommended. Or try the Albuquerque Journal RSS feed (all articles; you can also subscribe to content areas).