Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 17, 2009 - 6:23am.

Submitted by onetahiti on June 16, 2009 - 8:06pm.

Tennessee's number three ranking (link) is from the Pew Charitable Trusts, a conservative charity founded by Sun Oil heirs (link). The ranking was based on "clean energy economy" jobs, including some "energy generation" jobs in coal (link).

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 16, 2009 - 4:01pm.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 16, 2009 - 12:25pm.

Melinda Hillman shares her thoughts on the CAG that EPA is requesting that we form...

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 16, 2009 - 8:39am.

During my trips to Japan I noticed that the people were mostly slim, active, and healthy. They lived 7-10 years longer than Americans and then die quickly, for the most part. Dan Buettner has lived among the five groups of people who live the longest and thinks he has it figured out. Simple and fascinating...

The nine habits


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 16, 2009 - 8:25am.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 16, 2009 - 6:55am.

by Ray Collett

Well our 2009 RHS Classmates Reunion has gone down in history as being our biggest yet.

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Submitted by nomorelifeonswanpond on June 16, 2009 - 6:13am.

EPA will accept comments regarding the Administrative Record during the public comment period which began on Monday, May 18, 2009, and will now end on Friday, July 20, 2009, allowing for an additional thirty (30) days for the public to comment:

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 15, 2009 - 8:20pm.

Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning is sponsoring an informational meeting on the TVA coal-ash spill in Kingston at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 15, 2009 - 2:21pm.

This is part of the continuing saga.

Link...

Actually, this island is inside the advisory area.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 15, 2009 - 10:00am.

The power of new media can be exaggerated. It constantly is. But in an early stage of a gubernatorial primary the blogs and the people behind them are players in the game.

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 14, 2009 - 8:38am.

Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 13, 2009 - 7:41pm.

Submitted by nomorelifeonswanpond on June 13, 2009 - 10:32am.

Choking on ash by Anderson Cooper from CNN

The story: Link...

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 13, 2009 - 7:58am.

So many of our arguments are made with emotion, false analogies, straw men, and named critical thinking fallacies.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 12, 2009 - 6:44pm.

The state legislature's Conservation and Environment Committee has done little to counter critics' complaints that state officials are generally ill-informed about coal ash. And on February 12 committee chair Joe McCord introduced House Bill 1204, which proposed to exempt from state water-quality controls a toxic compound called selenite, which is found in coal ash. [For more on the selenite scandal, see "The Dredge Report."]

Actually, we could point out a couple of other state Legislators who don't get it...Like the State Senator who sponsored the selenium bill SB1331...

Link...


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 12, 2009 - 12:26pm.

Senator Boxer..."If these sites are so hazardous, and if the neighborhoods nearby could be harmed irreparably, then I believe it is essential to let people know," she said. "I think secrecy might lead to inaction."

Remarks as prepared

Real Player Press Conference in progress


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 12, 2009 - 10:30am.

These are large butterflies and seem to be prevalent this year. nervous things, they just won't hold still while I get the best angle. This will have to do for now.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 12, 2009 - 8:05am.

How to play a Chicken Pickin' Guitar...


(I think the name comes from the goofy way you have to move your head and neck to make this work)


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 12, 2009 - 7:54am.

Updated... After the jump

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 12, 2009 - 7:44am.

The best Republican Governor ever elected as a Democrat, Phil Bredesen on the TNGOP amendment to his budget proposal..."Stupid!"


Submitted by farmer leaf on June 11, 2009 - 11:49pm.

Sorry, the sex part was just to get your attention. However, I do want to discuss the occasional remarks disparaging poetry that are worked into various people's posts.

Different personalities pose their ideas in different ways. When people come to RoaneViews, some come to share ideas in poetic fashion, others come to play racquetball. Among the racquetball only group, there seems to be a dismissive attitude about "silly poems," and a sense of frustration that they don't understand what it is that is being said.

To understand poetry, it requires that one be still and listen. Poetry has the ability to explore profound universal truths, but not to those in a hurry. Bob Dylan is a poet, and one who would call his profound poetry "silly," could be view as rather shallow and willfully ignorant.

Racquetball on the other hand is a totally competitive undertaking, shout, yell, shout, yell, work up a sweat, gloat in victory, stomp off when defeated. It is a poor model for dialogue.

I for one would like to read more poetry and watch less racquetball on this site. Thank-you.

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 11, 2009 - 11:45am.

I meant to post this much earlier, for folks who wish to make written comment to the House Subcommittee Congressional field hearing. Include your name and address and email your comment to:

Rep.E.B.Johnson@mail.house.gov

Her web site has a contact form as well ... www.ebjohnson.house.gov


Submitted by swanpondresident on June 11, 2009 - 9:13am.

Received a call last night from Stephanie Smith regarding the piece to run this Friday, 6/12/09, CNN - Anderson Cooper 360, 10:00 segment.

Not sure of the exact time, the length of the piece, or any other details at this point.


Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 11, 2009 - 6:32am.

I'm having a tough time imagining a more short sighted group than Republican legislators at the moment. Is that why they waited until the end to wreck Bredesen's budget? (One of my main peaves with the KNS is dishonest headlines...Check this one out.)

Link...


Submitted by onetahiti on June 10, 2009 - 7:34pm.

There's a tornado warning for Roane County. Check your favorite weather source for ongoing details. TNSkywarn is a good place to start: Link...


Submitted by onetahiti on June 10, 2009 - 6:53pm.

Education Week has the article: Link...

Note: Free registration is required to view the page.

-- OneTahiti

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Submitted by WhitesCreek on June 10, 2009 - 6:31pm.

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