Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Good Wednesday morning, Everyone.  As Kay (Kay's Thinking Cap) has often said: life intruded.  Between rain for the last two days, a necessary trip to change the oil in the car and get its spring 'checkup,' and a dental appointment, I haven't had much to say.  We started the morning with a thick fog but mild temps.  I don't know if I will get any transplanting done because the weather people say we have a good chance for rain and, maybe, thunderstorms.  We'll see.

Spanish energy companies have had a rough couple of weeks.  Argentina's government took over the majority position one Spanish company had in the Argentine national oil company.  Now, according to this BBC story, Bolivia is expropriating the interest a Spanish electric company has it its power system.  The reasons sound very familiar--the failure of the foreign company to invest in upgrading the systems.

We are all used to stories of technological break throughs inspired by science fiction stories but the BBC describes one based on Harry Potter.

I love this item.  One would think that when nearly 1 million people in California sign a petition to put a measure on the ballot to require genetically modified ingredients to be labeled the companies would think they probably should do it voluntarily.  But don't hold your breath--they think they are victims of an anti-commercial, anti-science fringe.

Every now and then I find something that just boggles my very cynical mind.  I think this would definitely qualify as 'grand' theft.

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