Subduction Zone Blog

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Major Construction Work Completed

Yes, the work noted in our previous post, nearly 25 months ago, was completed. We even redid the work this week: upgraded the site to WordPress 3.5.1 and our main theme to Atahualpa 3.7.11. The big question: will it be 2 more years before another post??? And, yes, we do need to tidy up the blog roll and the header image. Maybe next week.

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Why Keep Public Salaries Secret?

Well, I can’t think of any good reasons. As long as these entities and their employees want to pretend that they are public servants then they need to walk the talk: transparency! But, in today’s Eugene Register-Guard you will find this as the quoted key reason: “I could see people being upset,” Barnhart said. “Some people don’t want their spouses to know how much they make. This is going to make it available for the world to see. I don’t know what kind of liability we have for their privacy.” Help me with this, please! Some people do not want...

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WordPress Upgrade

Upgraded this sites underlying blog software, WordPress, to Version 3.01 today. The automatic upgrade capability is much easier than the already, compared to some other blogging software, easy manual upgrade process.

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What To Do With Gamboa

It is unfortunate that Ernesto Gamboa let himself be co-opted by thugs engaged in an immoral government activity but that is no excuse to provide him official asylum. On the other hand the government has no legitimate authority to make him go anywhere. If he can find private employment, can sustain himself, then he should not be interfered with. Of course, all the people Gamboa lied to over the years may have some interest in claiming compensation for his involvement in their kidnapping and imprisonment.