book review: “The Prince” reading notes

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Reading Notes: –        Acquiring  p. 98 –        Making another powerful is ruinous  p. 100 –        A republic’s dissention p. 108 –        make new alliances when fining resistance  p. 122 –        no “forgive and forget” p. 126 –        “scanty wisdom of man” p. 161 –        study history p. 166 –        hatred p. 192 –        fortune favors […]

The Art of War

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The Art of War Reading Notes: –        Cultivate the moral law  –        Energy and water flow analogy   –        Special considerations for ground of intersecting highways  Quotations: All warfare is based on deception. Attack him where he is unprepared; appear where you are not expected. There is no instance of a country having benefited from […]

NJ Shellfish law reform proposal

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Nobody becomes an environmental advocate while expecting to maintain popularity in their own community. I fear that BaySave’s new shellfish law reform proposal is likely to trigger hostility within my community with many low income residents that depend on the “old ways” that have depleted the bay.   

New Facility to Help Chesapeake Bay Oyster Restoration

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  Horn Point Labs in MD is clearly the east coast leaders in oyster restoration. This approach would also be effective for New Jersey but current politics to protect the status quo in the oyster industry rather than allow restoration prevent the development of a similar facility here. Smaller hatcheries, including my own, have been successful in gthe Delaware Bay […]

Worldwide boom in health insurance

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United States is not the only place preparing for rapid expansion of health insurance coverage and its implications on society. Parts of Asia report 76% and 50% growth rate of health insurance industry for the current year and next projected year, respectively. It is important to realize that in this context of reporting "growth of the industry" refers […]

Talking about Oyster gardening association tools, tips and educational resources

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The Oyster Gardening Web site was launched yesterday at with basic resource and equipment links. I expect to add more of the "how to" manuals published by the various states as well as tax credit information.  Quote Oyster gardening association tools, tips and educational resources

New Jersey OPRA information

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Thanks to help from my friend Bernie Sayers, I took a crash course in New Jersey Open Public Records law this week. Here is a summary of what I need to know:   Guide for Public Record Custodians    NJ Government Records Council Download and read the last pages on the records requet form.   […]