R is for Rocket, and P is for Perchlorate

March 2, 2007

If you like hard sf, here’s a hard truth about rockets. Solid rocket fuel has a nifty compound in it called perchlorate. Wherever you have rockets, you have perchlorate contamination. So what, you might ask? It gets into groundwater, and then it migrates. Who might care about this? People living in Southern California subdivisions, for […]

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When Democracy becomes moot

February 27, 2007

The whole GMO thing has gotten me thinking about where we’re headed as a democracy. Technically, the democracy thing means that the general populace has a strong say in their local/regional/national governance. And when it was first created, it seems like it must have been pretty okay. When the only things you really needed to […]

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