This column is a re-posting of a periodic newsletter on energy issues by John Droz Jr., a physicist and citizen advocate. He aggregates articles from many different sources. 

Media Balance Newsletter 062821

Welcome to our Media Balance Newsletter: we cover COVID to Climate as well as Energy to Elections. (For recent past Newsletter issues see 2020 Archives & 2021 Archives.)

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Media Balance Newsletter 061421

Welcome to our Media Balance Newsletter: we cover COVID to Climate as well as Energy to Elections. (For recent past Newsletter issues see 2020 Archives & 2021 Archives.)

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Election-related report issued today by Media Balance

Today our team of volunteer experts of is releasing a brand new and unique election-related report:

Post-Election Audits: Verifying Election Integrity.

We're not aware of any other citizen-friendy report that goes into the whys and hows of election audits — so enjoy.

This now brings to ten (10) the number of major election-related reports published by this team of dedicated volunteers.

See them all at

Please widely circulate not only this report, but also the url for the page of the whole list.

Media Balance Newsletter 060121

Welcome to our Media Balance Newsletter: we cover COVID to Climate as well as Energy to Elections.
(For recent past Newsletter issues see 2020 Archives & 2021 Archives.)

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Media Balance Newsletter 05-17-21

Welcome to our Media Balance Newsletter (Energy, Environment, Education & Election). For recent past Newsletter issues see 2020 Archives & 2021 Archives.

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Media Balance Newsletter 5-3-2021

The Media Balance Newsletter: 5/3/21

Guaranteed interesting & informative or double your money back.

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Election Integrity: Recommendations Report

Today we are proud to announce the official public release of our Election Integrity: Recommendations Report.

Although our team of independent experts has written eight other major reports pertaining to US elections, this is the most important one, by far. (Please pass on the link to this one-page document to anyone interested in the election integrity issue.)

We've been working on this for about two months, and set for ourselves four (4) standards that this report should meet:
Competent, Comprehensive, Collaborative and Creative.

Regarding collaborative, there is no shortage of partisan ideas regarding the US election process (e.g. HR.1/S.1). We are attempting to reasonably bridge the currently cavernous divide. To say the least, that is a Herculean challenge!

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Energy and Environmental Newsletter 041921

Four-E Friends:

Welcome to our Four E's Newsletter (Energy, Environment, Education & Election). (For recent past Newsletter issues see 2020 Archives & 2021 Archives.)

  • Note 1: If you would like to volunteer time and effort to assist us with our election integrity efforts, etc. send me an email saying so. Thank you!
  • Note 2: If you are getting this Newsletter from a friend, please email physicist John Droz for your own free periodic copy…

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