Thursday, September 29, 2011

See this graphic video of an American Bald Eagle being killed by a GREEDY energy company...This is different.

The "greedy" energy company is own that owns and operates wind farms.  Wind farms are very dangerous for the bird population (HT: Carpe Diem):
""The graphic video above shows a magnificent eagle getting killed by a wind turbine. According to a 2009 estimate from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (reported on the American Bird Conservancy website here), those bird fatalities happen more than 1,200 times every day (440,000 deaths annually and 50 deaths every single hour of the day on average). For the millions of documented wind-related bird fatalities that have taken place in recent years, how many wind companies have been prosecuted? None - they get a pass.

In contrast, 28 migratory birds (including ducks) allegedly died after landing by mistake in oil waste pits in western North Dakota between May 20 and June 11, and seven oil companies are being charged by the U.S. attorney for North Dakota for violating the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

As Jack Dini wrote in the Canada Free Press: "When it comes to protecting America’s wildlife, environmental organizations and federal law enforcement officials have a double standard: one that’s enforced against oil, gas and electric utility sectors, and another that exempts wind and solar power from prosecution despite evidence of a multitude of violations."

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The number of new Female MD's = the number of new Male MD's...That IS news, but NOT the real news---check out this graphic...

One giant step forward BUT we have not moved...Over time the number of female doctors has increased, and in the latest reporting year, has just about reached parity with male doctors.

However, I am interested in the overall trend of the number of MD's created overtime---It is essentially constant.  What is up with that?  Has the population stayed level? No. Has the need for medical doctors decreased? No, again.  So, why is this the case? 5 extra credits points on the next test for the first person to get the correct answer...

Source: Matthew Iglesias

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