We have been dining on homemade chicken soup made with one of Broadened Horizons Organic Farm's happy free-range hens and some organic Peruvian purple potatoes (and some other vegetables). I can only say "Wow!" and a hearty "Thank you!" to both Farmer Leaf and the hen.
The hen was extremely flavorful, far more than any supermarket chicken I've ever tasted. This was one fantastic-tasting chicken!Continued...
Roane County should feel an affinity for these folks...
"There is a 52 percent chance that when you flip on your light switch, you're blowing up the mountains where we live at," Maria said.
The Knoxville News Sentinel has the story: (link...)
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation will hold a joint meeting on Tuesday, June 23, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Roane State Community College Theatre to discuss ongoing recovery efforts at the Kingston site. The theatre is located in the O’Brien Building on campus at 276 Patton Lane in Harriman, Tenn.Continued...
I am Joanne Hall, a nurse and a professor at the UT College of Nursing. As nurses we are concerned about the Roane Co. families now experiencing trauma , losses, and uncertainty, as well as new health risks in related to the fly ash disaster. We are working on a research grant proposalContinued...
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).Continued...
Melinda Hillman shares her thoughts on the CAG that EPA is requesting that we form...Continued...
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...
by Ray Collett
Well our 2009 RHS Classmates Reunion has gone down in history as being our biggest yet.Continued...
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:
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.
This is part of the continuing saga.
Actually, this island is inside the advisory area.
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.
Choking on ash by Anderson Cooper from CNN
The story: (link...)
So many of our arguments are made with emotion, false analogies, straw men, and named critical thinking fallacies.Continued...
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...
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."
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.
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)
The best Republican Governor ever elected as a Democrat, Phil Bredesen on the TNGOP amendment to his budget proposal..."Stupid!"
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.
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:
Her web site has a contact form as well ... www.ebjohnson.house.gov
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