Port Authority Politics.


Well I’m here in central New Hampshire it’s been raining off and on all day. I’m just imagining what all of this is going to do for spring skiing.

NH ski areas won’t have to worry about the impact of the recently passed healthcare bill and its related costs the weather will take care of everything.


I was thinking today about politics and what some of my interest(s) have been in this field. Today I found this video on UTUBE about the Port of Oakland, California and instantly stated thinking about why I like port authority politics. I was looking at the UTUBE video which is also happening in LA and Long Beach and this immediately sent my analysis into solutions ranging from clearing these container loads manually to some of the geostrategic issues that appear in the Journal of Commerce magazine about steamship companies and the movement of containers globally. Included in this is the development of alternate ports instead of California, places like Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico and more recently as I understand it, Jacksonville, Florida. The effective use of rail transportation is an important part of this idea.

So why do I like port authority politics, as if this means anything…

I think this version of politics encompasses so much that is so valuable and needed. Commerce, transportation, logistics, trade, strategy and ultimately making money! And like this video shows, in this case RFID tags and delays; I think this type of politics is tactical with issues like this. This is unlike some of the traditional politics like here in New Hampshire where you have lengthy floor debates in the New Hampshire House about issues and legislation like the official state drink. The official state drink.

Is it milk or apple cider? I don’t know if these are the two choices for the official state drink. That’s how important I think this issue is for New Hampshire. I like the idea of politics being about problem solving.

And creating opportunity. Drink to that. Along with a motion to limit debate.


Source: January 19, 2010 Port of Oakland Nightmare Caused by RFID.