Sit back and pop some popcorn, folks. This is getting interesting.
First, to catch the reader up:
We posted yesterday about OMSI’s lame explanation for canceling the AMS Climate Presentation.
Late yesterday, AMS issued a press release:
Oregon AMS Response to OMSI Meeting Cancellation Press Release
“The Oregon Chapter of the Americ [...]
Earlier today, OMSI released a rather … ah … tepid statement defending their actions in calling off the AMS Climate event:
On October 22, the Oregon chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) asked OMSI if they could hold their November 29 meeting at OMSI, after hours, at no charge. AMS has been a longtime community par [...]
I am one of the presenters that was scheduled to speak on climate at this AMS meeting. I’m honestly wondering if you can appreciate the fact that what you have done would be viewed by most reasonable people as an act of ultimate rudeness, unprovoked hostility and an outrageous slap in the face to scientific professionals such as myself [...]
I was delighted to get to join my friend and online radio personality, Allan Bourdius on his show: Their Finest Hour hosted by Vigilant Radio. We discussed the conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza. We covered a little bit of domestic policy too, or at least Allan let me rant about the horrible email marketing strategy […]
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at Israel in vitriolic terms on Wednesday, referring to Israel as a “festering Zionist tumor.” Rouhani, who has been championed by Western media as a moderate reformer who could change Iran’s extremist ways, appears to be adopting a violent tone similar to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, who has advocated for the comp
The Antiplanner and Matt Yglesias don’t agree on a lot, but we agree that streetcars are a stupid idea. He points out that the Washington DC streetcar now under construction “will make mass transit slower and less convenient” and that it is not only slow, but it “slows the buses down.” Similarly, Seattle transit advocate […]
After being in office just one week, San Antonio’s new mayor, Ivy Taylor, proposed Monday that the city withdraw the $32 million it had promised to build a new $280 million, 5.9-mile streetcar line. Moreover, she persuaded Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff, the region’s leading streetcar proponent, to join her in declaring the streetcar plan […]
To great fanfare, the DC Silver Line opened from Tysons Center to East Falls Church, Virginia. Although the news reports mentioned the cost–nearly $47,000 per foot or more than $3,900 per inch–a lot of other things were left unsaid. The Silver Line will displace trains on the Orange and Blue lines, which are already being […]