Happy Birthday Clark High School

Happy Birthday Clark High School

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My old Alma Mater, Clark High School, turns 50 this year. Alumni were invited to attend. The hallway between the classrooms and the gymnasium was lined with student-drawn portraits of notable alumni. Catherine Cortez-Masto and me! To my fellow alumni – you still can’t hear much in the gymnasium during an assembly!

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Ivanpah Solar Plant: The Money

Ivanpah Solar Plant: The Money

No doubt you have read concerns that the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System down at the Nevada-California state line is an environmental disaster. You may even have heard some recent news that the plant is producing far less electricity than promoters promised. Today, I focus instead on whether it is a financial haircut for all Americans.

It’s not uncommon to find learned folks talking about the Ivanpah Solar Plant as though it was paid for with loans that the federal government “guaranteed”. Here’s the San Jose …

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Ruminating on Science

Science (from LatinĀ  Scientia, meaning “knowledge”) is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe.[1]

So begins Wikipedia’s definition of science on August 22, 2012. Remember – Wikipedia is subject to change by anyone at any time, both the secret of Wikipedia’s brilliance, and its Achilles’ Heel. I’ve been a licensed CPA for more than 20 years. But my subscription to Science News is even older than that. I guess that gives me an unusual …

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