I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
Well Newshoggers has closed it's doors so Middle Earth Journal is active once again.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Seven Key Takeaways From Eric Cantor’s Shocking Defeat

Seven Key Takeaways From Eric Cantor’s Shocking Defeat (via Moyers & Company)

No incumbent majority leader had lost a seat in Congress since 1899, when the post was first created. Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) broke that streak last night. He’s announced that he’ll step down from leadership within weeks. Cantor’s stunning defeat…

Sunday, May 18, 2014

More Weekend Fun Facts

More Weekend Fun Facts (via The Moderate Voice)

‘Biggest dinosaur ever’ discovered Based on its huge thigh bones, it was 40m (130ft) long and 20m (65ft) tall. Weighing in at 77 tonnes, it was as heavy as 14 African elephants, and seven tonnes heavier than the previous record holder, Argentinosaurus…

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Weekend Fun Facts - The Kennewick Man

Weekend Fun Facts -The Kennewick Man (via The Moderate Voice)

I attended University from 1964 through 1968.  I took classes in geology – plate tectonics was considered ti be a crazy fringe theory, it’s now accepted fact.  I took physics classes, mostly Newtonian with lots a math a formulas – modern physics…

Friday, May 16, 2014

Mt St Helens

Mt Saint Helens (via The Moderate Voice)

It has been 34 years since Mt St Helens erupted .  I don’t have much to add to the post I did on the 25th anniversary but it did bring me in contact with Bob Kasewater’s sister who helped me through my caregiver responsibilities when my mother…

Massive Fail

Massive Fail! (via The Moderate Voice)

Instead of millions it looks like hundreds showed up for Operation American Spring. Perhaps there aren’t as many wingnuts as we thought. It’s still early, but it appears safe to say that tens of millions of people will not be turning out to participate…

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Real Problem With Manufacturing

The Real Problem With Manufacturing (via The Moderate Voice)

I spent my entire working career in manufacturing.  Initially it was as a production operator but most of it as a manufacturing engineer.  I found both rewarding.  As the economy improves manufacturing is returning to the United…

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Climate Change And Conservatives

Climate Change And “Conservatives” (via The Moderate Voice)
The other day I had a post on Marco Rubio’s climate change denial.  Yesterday we found out that the West Antarctic ice sheet is collapsing which will result in a significant rise in sea level.   For at least the last decade every prediction of sea…

Monday, May 12, 2014

Nukes are not the answer

Nukes are not the answer! (via The Moderate Voice)
While many push Nuclear power as a solution to global warming but is it?  The answer is no. Don’t get me wrong. Global warming is real, it is caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases, it is bad (as described in detail by the new National…

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Climate Change Denier - Marco Rubio

Climate Change Denier – Marco Rubio (via The Moderate Voice)

What has always amazed me is that the climate change deniers are mostly from states that are already being impacted.  A case in point is Miami, Florida which is increasingly experiencing flooding at high tide.  In spite of this Florida’s Senator…

Friday, December 20, 2013

Book Review, Murdoch’s world: The Last of the Old Media (via The Moderate Voice)

Murdoch’s world: The Last of the Old Media Empires’ by David Folkenflik gives us a look at Rupert Murdoch from the time his father died to the middle of 2013.  Rupert Murdoch was 21 when his father died and he inherited a small regional Newspaper…