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Clayton Haapala
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Attended Carleton College, Eastern Michigan U
Lives in Minnetonka, MN
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On a scale of 1 to "Stepped on a Lego", how is your pain?
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I had been waiting and hoping for a person like this to arrive.  A smart and scientific conservative with deep, heartland values, who can communicate with Red Americans that their Christianity and conservatism do not have to automatically align with anti-science stupidity.   I figure millions are ready for the message -- that you can pick and choose, and maybe escape the simplistic narrative being crammed down their throats by hate-media.  That was the hope! An lo -- here is Dr. Katharine Hayhoe…

…an evangelical Christian, married to a pastor, living in conservative West Texas, and widely regarded as a top-notch climate scientist, actively engaged in weaning heartland folks off of anti-science dogmatism.  

Liberals, too, should study this person and shuck their own preconceptions.


http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/04/14/3425256/meet-star-showtime-series/
An evangelical Christian, married to a pastor, living in conservative west Texas, and widely regarded as a top-notch climate scientist, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is a rare breed on paper -- in person, she's even rarer.
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The so-called “liberal media”

If you’re perusing the Denver Post website, you might notice, among the various topic sections, an “Energy and Environment” section. Maybe you don’t notice the “Sponsored by CRED” notation, or maybe you think it’s just a general website ad, not attached to that specific link.

The “Energy and Environment” section looks a tiny bit different. It uses a different font. But it’s still the Denver Post, with the headers and the menus and the current weather in Denver and whatnot. But wait: what’s this banner ad about? “This advertising section is sponsored by…” and then, in microscopic type, “Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development”.

Didn’t notice? That’s what they’re hoping for.

This section of the Denver Post website is one big advertisement from Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development (CRED), a pro-fracking industry group formed and funded by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Noble Energy. All the “stories” come straight from CRED, dressed up to look like news articles, whispering just enough notice to give the Post plausible deniability. (What, you didn’t notice it’s a different font? It’s as plain as day!) Viewing a “story” (like from a direct link on social media) doesn’t even give you the banner. 

The Denver Post name is stamped on every page. The newspaper is lending its reputation to the fracking industry.

Click the “What is Sponsored Content?” link, and you discover a message: This article is produced by the Advertising Department of Digital First Media in collaboration with the advertiser. Digital First Media's and this publication's editorial staff had no role in its preparation. We strive to ensure that the treatment and design of all advertising and Sponsored Content is clearly differentiated from editorial content.

I wonder what it costs to get a whole topic section on a major newspaper site, with the paper’s name and copyright notice on every page? I wonder how much the paper now relies on pro-fracking lobbying for is operations? I wonder how reliable its reporting might now be, should it touch on this subject?

I guess you can scratch the Denver Post off the credibility list.


The advertising section can be seen here:
http://www.denverpost.com/energy-and-environment/sponsored?ccc=2106
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Suck it in, buddy!
 
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Ah, this is pretty much what we got to see!
 
Spica, Mars, and Eclipsed Moon
Image Credit & Copyright: Damian Peach
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140416.html

A beautiful, reddened Moon slid through dark skies on April 15, completely immersed in Earth's shadow for well over an hour. It was the year's first total lunar eclipse and was widely enjoyed over the planet's Western Hemisphere. Seen from the Caribbean island of Barbados, the dimmed lunar disk is captured during totality in this colorful skyview. The dark Moon's red color contrasts nicely with bright bluish star Spica, alpha star of the constellation Virgo, posing only about two degrees away. Brighter than Spica and about 10 degrees from the Moon on the right, Mars is near opposition and closest approach to Earth. The Red Planet's own ruddy hue seems to echo the color of the eclipsed Moon.
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Since this is the week for "The Seven Last Words", I offer a link to this recording (in English!). I sang in the bass section.

And, despite common church experiences, we know the seven last words of Christ were NOT, "Because We've Always Done It This Way". :-)
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We perform four concerts a year. The winter (March) concert is a "Festival" concert, larger works, where additional singers and musicians audition for just that work. Many full-time members, including myself, started that way. This piece was one of those. I've been involved since the late '90s.
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  • Dell Compellent
    Storage Development Principal Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Symantec Corporation
    Software Developer, 2004 - 2012
  • Cisco, WAM!NET, Network Systems, LaserMaster
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Software development, IPv6, bass (guitar and vocals), Lutheran. Enjoys the road less traveled, on foot or bicycle.
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I am from Babbitt, MN (near Ely and the Boundary Waters). Since de-Ranged, and living in the Twin Cities.
I've worked in the computer field, usually networking, for 30+ years, currently with Dell Compellent.
I sing bass in my church choir and with Exultate Chamber Choir and Orchestra.  I also play bass guitar when I get a chance.

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I have getaddrinfo() and I'm not afraid to use it.
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  • Carleton College, Eastern Michigan U
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  • J.F. K High School, Babbitt, MN
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Really wanted to like this place, and I would try it again if I lived here. Couldn't taste the hazelnut in our cappuccinos, which also were very "wet".
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
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reviewed 10 months ago
Sadly, it closed in August.
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We just ordered spring rolls and wok, yellow curry, and pad Thai dishes for take out. All excellent! Why haven't we tried Thai Table, before now? This location has turned over several times in the past decade, but I wish this owner continued success. We'll be back. I requested medium spicy, and found that quite tasty.
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Look no further. Great coffees and sandwiches. Fills that great empty spot between Eau Claire and Madison.
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Largest airline in the world, or close to it, and all it's gates are at the end of Concourses. #delta
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Nice place, but almost $50 for two burgers and three short beers?
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