INSPIRATIONAL: Now that’s “constituant service”

Mon, Sep 19 2011
Congressman Phil Roe performs CPR on man at airport
By Colleen Jenkins
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina | Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:39pm EDT

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(Reuters) – Representative Phil Roe retired from his medical career to go to Congress, but on Tuesday he put his doctor skills to use to help save a man’s life at a Charlotte, North Carolina airport.

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Now that’s “constituant service”!!!

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25 Signs That a Horrific Global Water Crisis Is Coming
Economic Collapse Blog

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#3 Since 1998, the level of water in Lake Mead has plunged by more than 50 percent. Lake Mead supplies about 85 percent of the water used in Las Vegas, and at this point the lake has 5.6 trillion gallons less water than it used to have. Lake Mead is falling so fast that some believe that the Hoover dam could actually stop producing electricity in a few years. Needless to say, that would be a total disaster for that entire region of the country. In addition, if things continue at the current pace, it is being estimated that Lake Mead will run completely dry some time around the year 2021.

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I can attest to the drop in Lake Meade.

When I first visited in the 70’s, it was “full to the brim”. Each visit in subsequent years, you could see more and more of the “bathtub ring”.

Tragedy of the Commons?

If it was privately owned, prices would have been raised to preserve the resource.

Because it’s “publicly owned”, it’ll be drained dry.

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INTERESTING: Contronyms … contranyms

75 Contronyms (Words with Contradictory Meanings)
by Mark Nichol

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The English language includes an interesting category of words and phrases called contronyms (also spelled contranyms, or referred to as autoantonyms) — terms that, depending on context, can have opposite or contradictory meanings.

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Another thing I never knew.

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NEWJERSEY: PA is out of control; Christie’s fault

Extended peak hours for bridge, tunnel toll hikes shock E-ZPass customers
Published: Monday, September 19, 2011, 7:35 PM Updated: Monday, September 19, 2011, 8:20 PM
By Steve Strunsky/The Star-Ledger

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The Port Authority says the hike will help pay for a 10-year, $25 billion capital plan that includes redeveloping the World Trade Center, raising the Bayonne Bridge, replacing the Goethals, and overhauling the Pulaski Skyway, a plan projected to generate 131,000 jobs.

Peak hours were extended for both weekday and weekend travelers, making it more difficult for E-ZPass customers to receive the off-peak-hour discount.

Under the plan, revenues are to rise by $100 million in the first year and are projected to increase to $900 million by the 2015. Based on past experience, Zupan said the expanded peak hours aren’t likely to change commuting habits, and most people will simply forego the discount.

“The problem is, people have to go about their business and can’t change their schedules to save a buck,” or two, Zupan said.

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This is absurd.

Build, or rather rebuild a pale substitute of the WTC, on the backs of the NJ commuters?

Christie should get this hung around his neck like the Florio toilet paper tax.

He had veto power.

We should be screaming like stuck pigs.

Or, shorn sheeple!

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