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Thu, Apr 29 2004

Oil And Water In The Mix Again

I really hated to hear about the leak from the oil pipeline. But I hope this provides a warning to check and double-check all the safety and containment measures in place to prevent future trouble. It's been fifteen years now since the oil tanker Exxon Valdez spilled eleven million gallons of crude oil, and the Alaskan coastline (and the rest of our planet, by default) is still in recovery. It makes me angry to read things like this and this. I'd like to think such a series of events would never happen again, but oil is at the core of many industries and daily activities, which means it represents tremendous wealth, and its rapid delivery wields a lot of influence over those who share in that wealth. We can talk about the cost of oil leaks and oil spills all day long, but the real cost to our environment and our own human ability to live and work may be a cost we can never fully recover, so we'd better make sure we get a handle on preventing these kinds of incidents whenever and wherever possible.

posted at: 18:10 | category: /Miscellaneous | link to this entry

I Want More Cock & Bull!

With the recent heat wave we had here, I've been craving a beverage I used to enjoy and have had trouble locating lately. Although it's called beer, Cock 'n Bull Ginger Beer is a ginger ale that's long on gingery flavor and not overly sweet like most ginger ales I've tasted. The big problem is finding the stuff. I used to get it at the Beverages & More store up in San Jose, but they always seem to be out of it now when I get up that way, and I see that the online store is also currently out of stock. Either they aren't making enough of the stuff, or too many people besides myself have discovered its spicy goodness.

posted at: 12:13 | category: /Food | link to this entry

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