via Background DNA Study | Thomas Jefferson – Sally Hemings
It’s very well written and informative, but there’s a LOT of it.
Short version, I learned stuff– like that the oldest son’s descendants didn’t have a Jefferson Y chromosome, and that the later kids were given Jefferson family names. Not Thomas Jefferson family, but his neighbor, Randolph Jefferson. Whose son lived with the Thomas Jefferson family.
And this was known by the guy who did the first DNA study before he put out the conclusion.
MAGNANIMITY, THY NAME IS TLAIB: A prejudice exposed cannot be ignored.
The problem with what Rep. Rashida Tlaib said over the weekend about Jews and Palestinians is precisely this—precisely that she meant to be nice. Her attempt at magnanimity was, in essence, to say this: “given what Jews went through, I feel less enraged and, indeed, even a little ‘calmed’ when I think of the evil they did to my people—my people, who welcomed and helped them!”
via Instapundit » Blog Archive » MAGNANIMITY, THY NAME IS TLAIB: A prejudice exposed cannot be ignored. I think she was trying to be…
Going a bit down for the important-starting-quote, but go read more, please.
A little background: In the 1950s, a bureaucratic turf war developed over water control west of the Ohio River Basin. The Bureau of Reclamation and Army Corps of Engineers both wanted access to dam sites and rivers in the Midwest and West. Congress ordered them to come to an agreement. To paraphrase a whole lot of books and a rather cynical professor, each group dropped one dam, merged their wish-lists, and created the Pick-Sloan Plan. Congress blessed it into existence. The Army Corps was in charge of most of the Missouri River proper, and the Bureau got irrigation dams and projects. The job of the Army Corps was navigation and flood control, in that order, with everything else a distant third. And so it remained for decades. Then environmental protection and remediation became the first priority for the Corps on the Missouri.
via Environment or Army Corps of Engineers: The Floods of 2019 — Cat Rotator’s Quarterly
This fits with what I’ve seen in every state I’ve gotten nosy in– the water storage/control is decades behind realistic demand, where it hasn’t been destroyed for what amounts to virtue signaling.
This year should have been the “refill all the artificial lakes” year, which would also help recharge the ground water. (This could also be done with city rain water management, maybe waste water too– I’d love it if they separated out drinking water and had some “just a bit pool of water” options. I’m picturing things like this:
It’s a flash-flood/road water control pit in El Paso, Texas. The little box center-bottom is a business. Golf driving range. Closed when raining. ^.^ (Yes, that is why I remembered it, plus it’s near the Habitat Re-Store.
But we don’t have that.
Instead, it’s a nasty flood.
Then we go back to not having enough water.
Repub, using the phone app…sorry if it comes out odd, good post.
Nothing is wrong, just got really busy.
Had time to mentally compose why I wouldn’t identify as a capitalist, proud or otherwise– short form, I object to th assumption that Crazy (original!)Commie Charley’s demonization of everything that wasn’t “wouldn’t it be great if everybody was forced to do what I want” is any sort of a philosophy, but no time to polish beyond that.
I wish we had someone like St. Augustine these days.
via The Scratching Post: At Some Point, You Need To Play Offense
Go read, it’s very short, and no use repeating myself.