Shake, rattle and roll is the title of a rock and roll song, but in this case I am talking about fracking causing earthquakes. Yes, I said earthquakes! In recent history the oil companies have learned how to drill horizontally to fracture shale rock. Before that it was done only vertically.
What is fracking you might be asking just now? Well, fracking is defined as using a pressurized liquid to open up fissures in shale rock formations. This is done to release any oil that might be present, but could not be extracted with conventional drilling. I do have to mention that my explanation is a very simplified one. For a complete and through discussion of fracking using this link. Continue reading Shake, Rattle and Roll with Fracking →
New Jersey is the land of high taxes and it is official! Our wonderful state came in number 1 in worst property taxes. So lets all shout we’re number 1, we’re number 1! Oh, wait a minute that is bad not good. So go shout at your Legislators, Lower our taxes now! Come on… you can shout louder, do it until you are horse. It will not do any good, but it might make you feel better. Continue reading New Jersey is the land of high taxes! →
Are Airbus aircraft safe? Today a Germanwings Airbus A320 crashed into the French Alps, while it is not known what caused it to crash there have been problems with Airbus aircraft in the past. There have been nine previous crashes involving this aircraft design.
While nothing is known about why the Germanwings Airbus crashed, it is known that it descended for some reason and ran into the French Alps. Could this been a result of the computer system(s) malfunctioning? This aircraft uses fly-by-wire to control the control surfaces rather than uses a mechanical system. Continue reading Are Airbus aircraft safe? →
Is it right that an employer in New Jersey can fire or hire you on what you wrote on a social media site? Well the answer might surprise you. In the state of New Jersey the answer is yes they can fire you for what you wrote on a social media site, plus the employer can take into account what you write about when looking at hiring you.
New Jersey does let the employer look at a perspective employee’s social media postings and better yet (for them) they can fire you for what you say after you are hired. If they do not like what you wrote because it conflicts with some company policy or for any other random reason that they can come up with, goodbye. Continue reading Fire or hire you on what you wrote on social media →