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Jumping Jack Flash It’s A Ga$ Ga$ Ga$

Those living in Western Pennsylvania have been the object of a blitzkrieg of advertising about gas.  More specifically a very deep natural gas pocket found in the Marcellus Shale Formation.  Some estimates put the volume of gas in the formation at 500 TRILLION cubic feet which has fostered a great deal of interest in drilling this formation which is concentrated in the West Virginia-Pennsylvania-New York areas.  West Virginia and Pennsylvania seem to have the greatest potential.  Capture of this gas found in very deep geologic formations is not without significant costs and risks to both the drillers and the environment.  I would rather focus on the financial part, but did not want to overlook this issue.

S.S. Minnow Politics

rendell and obamaIf you are my age and you had a television, you probably grew up watching Gilligan’s Island.  I always thought that MaryAnn was more attractive than Ginger.  The series showed the exploits of a ship-wrecked crew of the S.S. Minnow as they tried to get off of a deserted island.  The two main characters were Gilligan, the bumbling first mate, and the Skipper, the experienced sea captain.  The Skipper was always mentoring (and that is before the term “mentor” was really mainstream) Gilligan to be a better seaman.