Thursday, August 03, 2006

Wars and unity.

I was born in 1937 so I remember some of World War 2, I remember that the job of the leaders in the country was to unify the country because that was the only way we could win.
I just watched Hillary Clinton question Rumsfeld and treat him as if he knew nothing and her attitude dripped of the feeling that she knew more and could do better. This is only because he is in the "other party"
The blunt fact that we are in World War 3 has not had its impact on so many. Do we not realize what it will mean if we do not win the war against terrorism. We have a large number of people out there who have only one goal in life, that is to kill every one of us. If we lose, women will not be able to look down their nose at men the way Hillary does, they will do as they are told and will not have the freedoms that Hillary enjoys.
There is much talk that Hillary will run for President, and some say she will win. I certainly hope she gives up her dividing goals and works to unify the country. We don't seem to realize that this is not a game. We all "must" win.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Are they rolling the dice?

On July 3, 2006 The Post Star published an article discussing the levels being maintained in the Great Sacandaga Lake. The prime mission of the 29 mile lake is flood control, but how much flood control do we have if the lake is kept full most of the time. They said "a nearly full flood-control is equivalent to no reservoir at all."
During Summer, fall and winter, the district is supposed to drop the level to provide space for spring runoff. The low level target is 748 ft.
According to the article, since January 1 the level has never been lower than 763 feet., 15 feet above target. From May 1 to June 15 the level has exceeded 770 ft for 26 out of 46 days or more than one day out of every 2. Amazingly, during the dry spell in April, with the reservoir far above target, the Hudson River Black River Regulating District minimized discharges, sometimes shutting them totally down.
I was born in the 30's and the Sacandaga Dam was completed in the 30's, so during my many years of living in Corinth I never remember flooding happening in or near Corinth. I remember just recently being called out of a meeting at church to look into high water threatening a home, and when we finished to go home, I was told 9 N north would probably be flooded when we got up in the morning. I repeat the title of this article, "are they rolling the dice"
The levels and flows are on the internet,