Repost: Have We Forgotten

We first posted this on September 28th, 2011.  We have edited out the portions of the original post which do not apply today and revised the post to reflect today and what it means to remember going forward.

 

We cannot in good conscience forget for one second, the price paid by those on 9/11; nor can we forget that payback is still occurring wherever and whenever our military members sacrifice their lives and time.

 

Whenever I see or hear a tribute to all the above mentioned, I have to pause and reflect on their sacrifices then —  and their sacrifices now and forever.  I hope you will never grow tired of quiet reflection and serious promises to do your part to make sure what happened on 9/11 will be forever remembered and never repeated.

 

Below you will find two presentations that remind us what we must and must not do in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, and links to other videos in honor of the victims of 9/11 :



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Conspiracy Brews 9.13.14

If you like your coffee and your politics flavorful, served with a heaping dose of civility by a diverse group of interesting people from all parts of the political spectrum then you should be joining us every Saturday. Started in 2007 over coffee and lively conversation by a group of concerned friends and neighbors, ‘Conspiracy Brews’ is committed to finding solutions to some of our State’s toughest problems. Our zest for constructive political discourse is only equaled by our belief that the only way forward is to exchange our views in a relaxed and friendly setting. For additional information or to be added to our e-mail list contact: ConspiracyBrews@aol.com.

 

Conspiracy Brews

 

“Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.”

 

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin.

Benjamin Franklin. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Not your average political discussion group!

 

September 13, 2014

 

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
at
Southwest Secondary Learning Center
10301 Candelaria Rd NE
(northwest corner of Candelaria and Morris)

 

We think that government should be open and honest at all times.
People from all political parties are welcome.

 

*** Quotes of the Week ***

 

“War’s very object is victory, not prolonged indecision. In war, there is no substitute for victory.”

 

General of the Army Douglas MacArthur

 

English: General of the Army Douglas MacArthur...

English: General of the Army Douglas MacArthur smoking his corncob pipe, probably at Manila, Philippine Islands, 2 August 1945. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.”

                         Dwight W. Morrow (in a campaign speech, Oct 1930)

English: Dwight Morrow (1873-1931)

English: Dwight Morrow (1873-1931) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Suggested Topics

 

– When did the National Republican and Democrat Parties become reactionaries rather than visionaries?

 

–We’ve talked about the APS School Board…is it time to act for the upcoming election?

 

– Is New Mexico’s epithet now RIP?

 

(Light Quotes of the week)

 

“His absence is good company.”

 

(Scottish saying) perhaps to Great Britain

 

“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers

 

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso.

Pablo Picasso. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven’t got the guts to bite people themselves.”

 

August Strindberg

August Strindberg as an older man

August Strindberg as an older man (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Jim Crawford continues to report on the “revered” green people



Jim Crawford reports on various state and federal agencies intent on causing our rates to rise in the name of Al Gore and other mimicking him.

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Cover of Al Gore

Some of you may be aware that PNM has proposed closing down units 2 and 3 of the San Juan Generating Station as part of a “compromise” and “tentative” agreement with EPA to reduce haze. The plan and “tentative” agreement have been approved by the NM Environmental Improvement Board and has been submitted to NM Public Regulation Commission (PRC) for their approval as well. PRC has scheduled hearings on the proposed plan starting October 6 at 0930 at the PRC in Santa Fe. As far as we can find out both written and oral comments will be accepted with oral public comments to be heard on the first day, October 6. The hearing is scheduled to run from October 6 through October 21 if necessary.

The details on how the hearing will be handled have not been worked out for sure. PRC has scheduled a pre-hearing conference for September 30 also at 0930. The pre-hearing conference will also be open to the public and the hearing officer will decide at that time the room and rules for making comments based on the number of people expected. I will try to keep you posted on any new developments.

The radical green group, Conservation Voters of NM, already has over 600 signatures on a petition and have begun a form letter writing campaign in opposition to the plan. New Energy Economy,another rabid green group, also has a petition with several hundred signatures. Other environmental groups are probably following suit. Since the hearing is in Santa Fe there will be a huge crowd I am sure. The enviros want more of the units closed, don’t want nuclear energy from Palo Verde used for replacement, and want the whole San Juan generating station replaced with renewable energy.

Since opposition to the plan is forming a tsunami of comment, we need some help with comments in support of PNM’s plan. I have not finalized my comments yet but have attached a draft which will give you some background. I am sure you all can come up with more and better comments but mine can be used for a spring board.

For a little more background: Modifications to San Juan were needed because the NOX emissions were .03% above EPA guidelines. NMED and PNM proposed using SNCR ( Selective Non-catalytic Reduction) to get within EPA guidelines for a cost of around $80 million. EPA ruled that Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) was available and a better and more advanced technology making it the Best Available Retrofit Technology (BART). According to EPA BART is required to be used which was SCR for a cost of nearly a billion dollars.

The problem is that the proposed “tentative” agreement relies on SNCR which is not BART (SCR). Whether or not PRC approves the plan, it is still vulnerable to environmentalist pressure on EPA to disapprove it because they want all of San Juan shut down and replaced with all wind and solar. It looks like another sue and settle opportunity for the enviros to get EPA to do their bidding.

I have also included some links to recent news articles that also explain some of the background leading up to the hearing.
http://www.abqjournal.com/432516/news/san-juan-battle-lines-drawn.html

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2014/08/29/critics-challenge-costs-pnm-plan-to-shutter-part-coal-fired-power-plan/

http://www.abqjournal.com/455367/news/new-costs-lower-revenue-behind-pnm-rate-hike-bid.html

If anybody has any questions, give me an e-mail.
The PRC case number is 13-00390-UT. The case number has to be included on your comments.
The address for written comments is:
New Mexico Public Regulation Commission
PERA Building
PO Box 1269
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1269

Later Jim

Conspiracy Brews 9.6.14

 

 

If you like your coffee and your politics flavorful, served with a heaping dose of civility by a diverse group of interesting people from all parts of the political spectrum then you should be joining us every Saturday. Started in 2007 over coffee and lively conversation by a group of concerned friends and neighbors, ‘Conspiracy Brews’ is committed to finding solutions to some of our State’s toughest problems. Our zest for constructive political discourse is only equaled by our belief that the only way forward is to exchange our views in a relaxed and friendly setting. For additional information or to be added to our e-mail list contact: ConspiracyBrews@aol.com.

 

Conspiracy Brews

 

“Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.”

 

 

Benjamin Franklin

 

US Postage stamp: Benjamin Franklin, 1861 Issu...

US Postage stamp: Benjamin Franklin, 1861 Issue, ‘one cent’, blue (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Not your average political discussion group!

 

September 06, 2014

 

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
at
Southwest Secondary Learning Center
10301 Candelaria Rd NE
(northwest corner of Candelaria and Morris)

 

We think that government should be open and honest at all times.
People from all political parties are welcome.

 

*** Quotes of the Week ***

 

“Without Freedom of Thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as publick (sic) Liberty; without Freedom of Speech.”

 

Benjamin Franklin

 

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin

Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

“The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men.”

 

Samuel Adams

 

English: "Mr. Samuel Adams," by Paul...

English: “Mr. Samuel Adams,” by Paul Revere, 1774. 5 1/4 in. x 4 5/16 in. Yale University Art Gallery, Mabel Brady Garvan Collection. Courtesy of Yale University, New Haven, Conn. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Suggested Topics

 

– Shall we discuss the upcoming elections?

 

–We’ve talked about the APS School Board…is it time to act for the upcoming election?

 

– Tesla is laid to rest…what can we realistically do to attract industries?

 

(Light Quotes of the week)

 

“I have a rock garden. Last week three of them died.”

 

Richard Diran

 

My shot of Diran

My shot of Diran (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

“Bad spellers of the world, untie!”

 

Graffito

 

Votate gli stessi.

Votate gli stessi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

“Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.”

 

Robert Orben

 

 

Edgewood Mobile Food Pantry & Civitan Clothing Exchange

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Conspiracy Brews 8.16.14

If you like your coffee, tea, hot chocolate and your politics flavorful, served with a heaping dose of civility by a diverse group of interesting people from all parts of the political spectrum then you should be joining us every Saturday. Started in 2007 over coffee and lively conversation by a group of concerned friends and neighbors, ‘Conspiracy Brews’ is committed to finding solutions to some of our State’s toughest problems. Our zest for constructive political discourse is only equaled by our belief that the only way forward is to exchange our views in a relaxed and friendly setting. For additional information or to be added to our e-mail list contact: ConspiracyBrews@aol.com.

Conspiracy Brews

ConspiracyBrews

“Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.”

Benjamin Franklin

Not your average political discussion group!

August 16, 2014

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
at
Southwest Secondary Learning Center
10301 Candelaria Rd NE
(northwest corner of Candelaria and Morris)

We think that government should be open and honest at all times.
People from all political parties are welcome.

*** Quotes of the Week ***

“Those who abuse liberty when they possess it would abuse power could they obtain it.”

Thomas Paine

“The body politic, like the human body, begins to die from birth, and bears in itself the causes of its destruction.”

Jean Jacques Rousseau

The tomb of Rousseau in the crypt of the Panth...

The tomb of Rousseau in the crypt of the Panthéon, Paris (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Suggested Topics

– Are you for or against the militarization of the police?

http://time.com/3111474/rand-paul-ferguson-police/

–Can we overcome and change the NM dependency on government for jobs?

– If Rio Arriba County is the # 1 drug capital of the USA, what does that say about NM?

Seal of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico

Seal of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Light Quotes of the week)

“After twelve years of therapy, my psychiatrist said something that brought tears to my eyes. He said, ‘No hablo ingles.’.”

Ronnie Shakes

“A statesman is a politician who has been dead ten or fifteen years.”

Harry Truman

“A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.”

Robert Benchley

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Way to go, Mr. O

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No thanks to give Mr. O.  Here is his method of winning in Iraq:

Obama's Iraq "withdrawal" in a nutshell

Obama’s Iraq “withdrawal” in a nutshell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Conspiracy Brews 8.9.14

Conspiracy Brews

Authored by Kim Hilliard

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If you like your coffee and your politics flavorful, served with a heaping dose of civility by a diverse group of interesting people from all parts of the political spectrum then you should be joining us every Saturday. Started in 2007 over coffee and lively conversation by a group of concerned friends and neighbors, ‘Conspiracy Brews’ is committed to finding solutions to some of our State’s toughest problems. Our zest for constructive political discourse is only equaled by our belief that the only way forward is to exchange our views in a relaxed and friendly setting. For additional information or to be added to our e-mail list contact: ConspiracyBrews@aol.com.

Conspiracy Brews

“Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.”

Benjamin Franklin

Not your average political discussion group!

August 09, 2014

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
at
Southwest Secondary Learning Center
10301 Candelaria Rd NE
(northwest corner of Candelaria and Morris)

We think that government should be open and honest at all times.
People from all political parties are welcome.

*** Quotes of the Week ***

“The opinions of men are not the object of civil government, nor under its jurisdiction.”

Thomas Jefferson

“The law should be equal for all, whether it rewards or punishes, whether it protects or restrains.”

Thomas Paine

Suggested Topics

– Is Albuquerque a violent city?

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/opinion/sunday/goodbye-albuquerque-land-of-violence.html?emc=eta1&_r=0

– So explain what the $500 Mil for Tesla consists of?

– If Rio Arriba County is the # 1 drug capital of the USA, what does that say about NM?

Seal of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico

Seal of Rio Arriba County, New Mexico (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(Light Quotes of the week)

“After a year in therapy, my psychiatrist said to me, ‘Maybe life isn’t for everyone.’.”

Larry Brown

“Some people are always late, like the late King George V.”

Spike Mulligan

“There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without result.”

Winston Churchill

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