book review: Reading Notes for “The End of The Line”

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“The End of the Line: How Overfishing is Changing the World and What We Eat” by Charles Clover 2006 University of California Press –        read October 2010 The Problem 75% of world’s fisheries are fully exploited, over-exploited or depleted. Demand continues to grow sharply. Commercial fisheries use modern “fish-killing machines”  (p 42); technology creep increases […]

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 […]