Archive for March, 2009

Princeton v. St. Lawrence

March 24th, 2009 No comments

Princeton Loses ECAC Consolation Game in Shootout

I managed to talk my way into a photographer’s pass in Albany on Saturday night and got to shoot the ECAC Tournament games – unimpeded by the glass – from the penalty box. Check out these photo’s: Princeon v. St. Lawrence Tournament consolation game. The first two pictures determined the outcome: above the St. Lawrence player scored while below the Princeton was player was stoned in the shootout. I will post pics from the Championship game – Yale over Cornell 5-0 – after I recover from the disappointment.

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South Jersey fire permits need to be reconsidered

March 24th, 2009 2 comments
photo taken on March 30, 2008 in Elsinboro, Salem County.
The same place as today’s fires.

It’s deja vu – on March 30, 2008, I posted this note:
Controlled Burn? A Hot Topic!
Posted by Bill Wolfe March 30, 2008 9:43PM
Adventures on a Sunday in Salem County

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Trust Us – We’re Experts

March 23rd, 2009 1 comment

Trust us, We’re Experts” is the title of a 2001 book that exposed chemical industry propaganda campaigns to promote absurd ideas – hilarious notions like toxic heavy metal laden sewage sludge is good fertilizer. So, I recalled that book while reading Matt Taibbi’s devastating recent Rolling Stone piece on the financial meltdown:
” “We spend hours and hours and hours arguing over $10 million amendments on the floor of the Senate,but there has been no discussion about who has been receiving this $3 trillion,” says Sen. Bernie Sanders. “It is beyond comprehension.”
The most galling thing about this financial crisis is that so many Wall Street types think they actually deserve not only their huge bonuses and lavish lifestyles but the awesome political power their own mistakes have left them in possession of. When challenged, they talk about how hard they work, the 90-hour weeks, the stress, the failed marriages, the hemorrhoids and gallstones they all get before they hit 40.

“But wait a minute,” you say to them. “No one ever asked you to stay up all night eight days a week trying to get filthy rich shorting what’s left of the American auto industry or selling $600 billion in toxic, irredeemable mortgages to ex-strippers on work release and Taco Bell clerks. Actually, come to think of it, why are we even giving taxpayer money to you people? Why are we not throwing your ass in jail instead?”

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A Debate Corzine should listen to before he signs the toxic privatization bill

March 19th, 2009 4 comments

Below is an extraordinary debate between a DEP toxic site cleanup professional and an industry consultant about the implications of the toxic site cleanup privatization bill now on Governor Corzine’s desk.
The debate takes place in comments on this Bergen Record story:
Contractors to oversee waste cleanups
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
This is the kind of honest expert perspective you don’t read in the newspapers and never hear in DEP testimony to the Legislature. Please read and contact the Governor to urge him to VETO THIS BILL:

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Protecting the Shore – Partial Response to Medical Waste Washups

March 18th, 2009 2 comments

NJ bill would increase medical waste fines – but lacks funding

Atlantic Highlands, NJ – Bill Wolfe talks about medical waste beach washups and the need to increase resources for enforcement of environmental laws, including the Medical Waste Management Act.

Last summer, in the wake of disgusting medical waste washups on the shore – I wrote this post:
Making the environment a priority – where is the leadership?
Posted by Bill Wolfe August 26, 2008 7:17AM
More signs of erosion of environmental protection
“As the summer winds down and we head into the Labor Day weekend, the recent closure of Delaware Bay shellfisheries, proliferation of jellyfish, and wash-up of medical waste that closed Cape May beaches highlight the critical importance of protecting our environment (see:
Avalon’s beaches shut again over waste
State hunts dumpers of medical waste off Avalon

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