Author Archives: Bruce

About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 52 years to the late Kincey Burdett Potter (see Kincey.org). President of Island Resources Foundation.

Walking Has Major Health Effects

This from Tuesday’s Health & Science section of The Washington Post. Bottom line is that 8,000 steps a day produces major benefits over a modest 4,000 steps.

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Washington Post: Judge challenges Barr’s credibility over handling of Mueller report

Another outburst by one of those subversive Republican-appointee judges who persist in characterizing Attorney General Barr as a lying piece . . . but I digress. Judge challenges Barr’s credibility over handling of Mueller report Judge Reggie Walton criticized the … Continue reading

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Defense firms cash in on an ‘unprecedented’ wave of classified spending

Nasty capitalist pigs, those defense companies. We’ll have to get rid of them. Imagine, classifying certain projects. No excuse for that, Defense researchers should follow the example of those tax payer subsidized medical researchers at Harvard and Moffet. Get money … Continue reading

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Defense firms cash in on an ‘unprecedented’ wave of classified spending

I thought you might like this story from The Washington Post. I’d tell you more, but then . . . well, you know . . . . Defense firms cash in on an ‘unprecedented’ wave of classified spending Secret projects … Continue reading

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This is what hurricanes do: Caneel Bay Plantation is Dead

from the NY Times: <https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/20/travel/st-john-caneel-bay-resort.html > Caneel Bay: Why a Caribbean Paradise Remains in Ruins Two years after back-to-back hurricanes struck St. John, the famed Caneel Bay Resort has not reopened. The storms’ lingering aftermath laid bare the eco-resort’s long-festering … Continue reading

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Ecobot App Raises $1M To Save Wetlands And Time

Thank you for the information, technology for protection and science through phones is a great way to get more information faster. Done are the days of slugging large instruments and equipment through the marsh and woods. Diana L. Muller, Executive … Continue reading

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Ecobot App Raises $1M To Save Wetlands And Time

This is the kind of resource planning tool that we’ve been waiting to see for many years. Moving the operation of the analytical and display issues directly to the resource policy managers. From Forbes <https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffkart/2019/12/17/ecobot-app-raises-1m-to-save-wetlands-and-time/#64d011b74ad2 > (See the website for … Continue reading

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