Barry Soetero (a.k.a. “Obama”) gave a rousing bit of speechifying to EPA employees a couple of days ago, in which he noted that “I want to say thank you to each and every one of you, because the EPA touches on the lives of every single American every single day.” For once, he was telling the truth; he just omitted a few minor deta [...]
5440 note: guest post by permission of author, who resides in Gresham, Oregon.
TEXT OF GRESHAM-BARLOW SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBER DAN CHRIESTENSON AT JANUARY BUSINESS MEETING
As we begin a new calendar year, I wanted to take a moment to thank our classroom teachers for their hard work and dedication. It is difficult to overes [...]
1) Protesters in Hong Kong came out in support of greater democracy this weekend. Yesterday, there were riot police and tear gas, but today China has withdrawn the police calling the protests “calmer”. 2) Catalonia has granted their President the power to hold a referendum for independence from Spain. While they have tried to schedule […]
1) NATO is now saying they have seen some pullback of Russian troops from Ukraine. 2) America started bombing ISIS Syria over the weekend. Iran’s government openly criticized the move, despite the U.S. warning both Iran and Syria about their plans. 3) The South Sudan hunger crisis has eased some. Earlier in the year, groups […]
A prominent U.S. university has decided to suspend its relationship with a Chinese government-backed program that critics say is used by China to spread its propaganda abroad, as Beijing receives heightened scrutiny in the West over its response to mass protests in Hong Kong.
A Columbus, Ohio man raised an incredible fifty five thousand dollars to make potato salad. The original goal set for the project was $10 but after the joke crowd-funding campaign went viral the money poured in. The man, Zack Brown, decided to take the money and throw a giant potato salad themed party, according to the Associated Press.
Tonight, the Antiplanner will be in Rochester, Minnesota to address a proposed high-speed train between Rochester and Minneapolis. I’ll speak at the Rochester International Event Center, 7333 Airport Drive SW, at 7 pm. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is going through the process of preparing an environmental impact statement for the “zip train.” I
The Antiplanner squared off against regionalist Myron Orfield in Minneapolis yesterday over the question of whether governments should try to regulate land uses. My presentation (11.6-MB PowerPoint or 10.5-MB PDF version) argued that urban areas are too complicated to regulate and that attempts to do so end up doing more harm than good. Dr. Orfield […]
The consortium that paid $3.8 billion to lease the Indiana Tollroad filed for bankruptcy yesterday. The operators–a Spanish company named Cintra and an Australian company named Macquarie–said that revenues were up and costs down, but it wasn’t enough for them to keep up on their mortgage payments. According to toll-advocate Robert Poole, the problem was […]