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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. President of Island Resources Foundation.

Reasons People Think Government, including the Military, are IDIOTS

From the Washington Post, 10 July 2019 < https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/energy-environment/washington-state-sues-navy-over-expanded-flights-on-island/2019/07/09/bfcc156a-a289-11e9-a767-d7ab84aef3e9_story.html?utm_term=.5acbcebc8fbf > How many admirals were busted back to midshipman for this stupid plan? Oh, about zero. How many admirals should have been busted back to midshipman for planning 100,000 takeoffs and … Continue reading

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Caneel Bay Being Held for $70 Million Ransom

From the <http://newsofstjohn.com/2019/06/03/caneel-bay-leaseholder-wants-70-million-to-walk-away/&gt; Go to the website to see the pretty sensible 46 comments. . . . Great island story. Maybe they can get Jeffrey Eptstein to take over the lease and set up a (wink, wink) summer camp, ya … Continue reading

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Gerry Mander

Ah yes gerrymandering. Only the R’s do this, right? See attached lest we forget the father of all modern gerrymandering. After the election de Lugo won in 1980 Phil Burton gave us room in his office to use during the … Continue reading

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Gerry Mander

From the Washington Post, 14 May 2019, page A17, or <https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/my-district-was-gerrymandered-the-damage-is-easy-to-measure/2019/05/13/199c61e8-75b8-11e9-b7ae-390de4259661_story.html?utm_term=.3379840b9614 > — also copied at Pottersweal.com – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – … Continue reading

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When Recovery Starts to Feel Like Failure

From the STT Source <https://stthomassource.com/content/2019/05/08/volunteers-help-rebuild-st-croix-roofs/&gt;, as reprinted on the PottersWeal.com blog. It’s 19 months and counting since Hurricanes Ivan and Maria visited the Virgin Islands, and it doesn’t seem that recovery has moved very far . . . A list … Continue reading

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‘Nuff Said, He harrumphed . . .

from the Washington Post Business Dog owners are much happier than cat owners, survey finds By Christopher Ingraham April 5 at 6:00 AM The well-respected survey that’s been a barometer of American politics, culture and behavior for more than four … Continue reading

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