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Nope you weren’t dreaming…

a compilation of reactions to the downstate tremor that reminded everyone that …yes …there is a fault line that runs towards the downtown area…. Wabash Valley Seismic Zone…. a 5.2……last time was 40 years ago…1968…a 5.3…. a reminder of hot zones that in some ways rival the Madrid fault zone that caused the massive quakes in Missouri in the 19th century….Hurricanes anyone?

Dam removal lets nature again take its course…

For the first time in 100 years a 13 inch rainbow trout made it upstream of the Milltown Dam ….after more than a decade of planning and excavating one of the nations largest dam removal and Superfund clean up projects, a man-made channel was dredged open 3 weeks ago allowing the Clark Fork and Blackfoot Rivers to flow together again… for all those naturalists… the particulars of the Montana Project are worth the read…

Opinion…

Killing a cougar…

seems Chicagoans are hot under the collar over the Chicago Police killing a cougar they found in a North Side neighborhood…rather than using an alternative to stun it…

Business…

This years Crocs…phenomenon….although not publicly traded….’Forever 21′ …clothing that is cheap…in price…buying up massive footage to increase their stores….when others are sitting silent…BCbythesea daughter informed us of this “brand” some time back…. too bad privately owned…or day traders would be all over this one…

Citigroup to trim 9000 jobs/ AT& T to eliminate 4,600 managers….

gas is at $4 here in Chicago already….they have additives that raise their cost before Florida…

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