|4/25/2013||Added page titled Actual Utility Costs, actual_cost_data.html in the FIXEID section. This shows two graphs reporting actual cost of utility billing over two years for one sample home in El Dorado Hills.|
This is a response to public criticism by those in the public whose message about EID costs is "ain't it awful". Graphs below are intended to help readers to reach their own decision based on actual customer-account cost data.
|9/28/2012||Added page about revival of our local freighter haters and their illusions.|
The main message is "Please, can we have no baloney about local aviation?"
1. Beware of flying baloney, the freighter haters launch a lot.
2. Check the facts if you comment on the Draft EIR for the Mather Airport Master Plan.
The Master Plan has no effect on how many air carrier cargo flights use Mather.
|9/26/2012||Reorganized parts of the home page.|
Tributes to Neil Armstrong and to Space Shuttle Endeavour are now at the bottom of the home page, with a graphically small referral at the top of the page.
Added a new page for the NASDAQ Composite Index: Its recent history shows very strong covariance with either the President, the President's party, or both.
Added ballot checkboxes for Hot Topics items of interest for the 2012 election.
two images to home page, both from a photo of NASA Flight ASTRO95 under
the heading "Farewell to Endeavor". Both images are the same
photo, one full-frame and the other cropped.|
The full-frame image includes a large US flag and a large California flag in the foreground near the Capitol building in Sarcamento. Also barely visible in the lower left corner is an F-15 chase plane.
After flyovers in the Bay Area, ASTRO95 landed in Los Angeles. Endeavour will be demated from the 747 SCA and prepared for ground travel to the California Science Center in Los Angeles.
|8/23/2012||Added Remembering Neil Armstrong. |
Well known for the first human step on the moon, he was also an X-15 research pilot. More significantly, he was a dedicated engineer. To this writer, he was also a valued acquaintance.
|8/23/2012||Added a bar graph and a table to USA Health Care Metrics to show PolitiFact® findings for truthfulness of statements about health care made by sources associated with or supporting the Republican and Democratic parties. Results show an enormous departure from factual truth by Republican sources. Such sources include the Tea Party.|
|8/22/2012||Added two new sections for political fact checking. This
web site remains pro-reality, preferably nonpartisan, but finally is
adding still-understated contents which are non-Republican. Both new
sections are exercises in analytical postprocessing of data reported by
sources without ties to US political parties.
USA Health Care Metrics addresses how our nation ranks among others in the world for health of the population, health care quality, and health care cost. Results reveal a number of illusions among the American public, and especially among partisans of the Republican Party. The most important finding is that we have the world's most expensive health care by far.
Reviews of Partisanship in Truth versus Falsehood in politically partisan public communications postprocess summary findings made by PolitiFact®. This SierraFoot page reports findings from 187 PolitiFact reports in graphs and linked spreadsheets. The most significant finding was that Republican sources produced 4 times as many "flagrantly false" statements as Democratic sources. "Flagrantly False" is the SierraFoot name for PolitiFact ratings of "False" and "Pants on Fire". The other PolitiFact summary ratings are Mostly False, Half True, Mostly True, and True.
|6/8/2012||Added Archive index page. Many old items have been moved from the home page to Archive.
This provides a much-needed cleanup for the site's home page while retaining ability to find old material through either web searches or browsing the Archive page.
Also cleaned up: Lots of history in this Updates page.
Minor revisions occur more
frequently without being noted on this Updates page.