December 25th, 2013
I’m so tired about the vacuous blather about “freedom of speech” these days.
So now for something completely different…
If you’ve not read it yet, here, read something with some substance, read it now, now that you’re warmed by all the good vibes of the holiday season, think about this one guy standing up, speaking out, and putting himself on the line:
Snowden likened the NSA’s powers to those used by British authorities in Colonial America, when “general warrants” allowed for anyone to be searched. The FISA court, Snowden said, “is authorizing general warrants for the entire country’s metadata.”
“The last time that happened, we fought a war over it,” he said.
And if you’re looking for more holiday warm fuzzies, try this:
December 23rd, 2013
December 19th, 2013
Yes, it’s the long awaited North American Electric Reliability Corporations Long-Term Reliability Assessment! Usually it comes out in October, and this year, December? Go figure.
In particular, check out the charts showing the most impressive reserve margins (click for larger version) starting on p. 15 of the report (22 of the pdf):
The section on MISO begins on p. 52 of the report.
As my buddy at ATC would say, “Cuddle up with your Kindle!”
December 18th, 2013
December 17th, 2013
We’ll be having a phone conference about Xcel Energy/GRE’s request to withdraw their Certificate of Need and the Administrative Law Judge will probably certify it to the Public Utilities Commission, meaning he will forward it to the Commission to make a decision.
Filings, in order of appearance:
Now, on to the conference call…