Author Archives: problogic

Resolve to be involved


If you are like me and are deeply disturbed and worried about the direction your country or the world community are headed, please consider becoming more involved in 2017.   There are numerous organizations doing good work at all levels … Continue reading

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The Great Lakes doomsday scenario pipeline


If you thought the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota was bad, boy do we have a doozy of one for you here in Michigan. A 63-year old submerged twin pipeline (Enbridge #5), that was built with a 50-year lifespan … Continue reading

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White privilege depicted in a single map


The following map depicts the original route of the Dakota Access Pipeline in a dashed line running north and east of Bismarck-Mandan. At the behest of these overwhelmingly white communities, who were ironically concerned about the potential impacts the pipeline … Continue reading

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Canada’s mega-suburbs by land area


Caledon (Toronto), ON = 265.7 square miles Mississippi Mills (Ottawa, ON-QC), ON = 200.6 square miles Mirabel (Montreal), QC = 187.5 square miles Greater Napanee (Kingston), ON = 178.1 square miles Levis (Quebec City), QC = 173.5 square miles Becancour … Continue reading

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America’s largest mega-suburbs by land area


 The following list identifies those American suburban cities that as of late last week occupied a land area of at least 50 square miles – water area is not included in the area calculation.  Also not included are “towns” as … Continue reading

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Suburban USA “cities” that occupy more land area than the core city


The following list identifies those suburban cities in the USA that occupy more land area than the core  city in the same metropolitan area. Any additions or corrections are most welcome. Please note that “towns” as found in the Northeast … Continue reading

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“Arrival” is elegant sci-fi


I was privileged to see the movie Arrival this afternoon. Unlike many science-fiction genre movies that too often rely on viseral action sequences to hold their audience’s  attention, Arrival is an elegant film that makes you think while also capturing your imagination.  … Continue reading

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