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Amateur Radio Operator (General Class). Basic Trained ICS Staffer. Lapsed Podcaster. Former GS-8 Bureaucrat. Occasional Domestic Missionary. Information Specialist. An oddity in the Stone-Campbell world. Ubuntu Member. TeX User Group Member. Comrade Academician in hiding.
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Allard, S. (2020, January 3). Tony George’s Vindictive Council Reduction Initiatives Heading to 2020 Ballot. Cleveland Scene. https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2020/01/03/tony-georges-vindictive-council-reduction-initiatives-heading-to-2020-ballot
Australia fires: Pacific leaders reach out with offers of support. (2020, January 7). RNZ. https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/406818/australia-fires-pacific-leaders-reach-out-with-offers-of-support
CNMI at risk of measles outbreak—Health official. (2020, January 8). RNZ. https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/406924/cnmi-at-risk-of-measles-outbreak-health-official
Eastman, L. (2020, January 7). Australia’s Apocalyptic Fires Caused by Bad Land Management and Arsonists, Not “Climate Change.” Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion. https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/01/australias-apocalyptic-fires-caused-by-bad-land-management-and-arsonists-not-climate-change/
Fedschun, T. (2020, January 8). Puerto Rico earthquake, power outage spurs state of emergency, many sleep outside amid “uncertainty.” Fox News. https://www.foxnews.com/us/puerto-rico-earthquake-state-of-emergency-sleep-outside-electricity-outage-aftershock
France warns Britain a US trade deal may not be so easy. (2020, January 8). RNZ. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/406886/france-warns-britain-a-us-trade-deal-may-not-be-so-easy
Glasman, M. (2020, January 8). How Trump handed victory to Qasem Soleimani. UnHerd. https://unherd.com/2020/01/how-trump-handed-victory-to-qasem-soleimani/
Hayward, S. (2020, January 6). Trump’s Sin: Conducting Foreign Policy Without Permission. Power Line. https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/01/trumps-sin-conducting-foreign-policy-without-permission.php
Hinderaker, J. (2020, January 7). Treasonous, Or Just Stupid? Power Line. https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/01/treasonous-or-just-stupid.php
Jacobson, W. A. (2020, January 7). Iran launches missile attacks on U.S. bases in Iraq. Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion. https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/01/iran-launches-missile-attacks-on-u-s-bases-in-iraq/
Kalder, D. (2020, January 8). Russia’s brief encounter with the sexual revolution. UnHerd. https://unherd.com/2020/01/russias-brief-encounter-with-the-sexual-revolution/
LaChance, M. (2020a, January 7). Outstanding Student Loan Portfolio Has Now Topped $1.5 Trillion Dollars. Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion. https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/01/outstanding-student-loan-portfolio-has-now-topped-1-5-trillion-dollars/
LaChance, M. (2020b, January 7). UC Berkeley Facing Lawsuit Over Mandatory Diversity Statements in Hiring. Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion. https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/01/uc-berkeley-facing-lawsuit-over-mandatory-diversity-statements-in-hiring/
List of United States over-the-air television networks. (2019). In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_United_States_over-the-air_television_networks&oldid=929719258
Locke, K. (2020, January 8). NZ’s response to Soleimani assassination is shamefully timid. RNZ. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/on-the-inside/406919/keith-locke-nz-s-response-to-soleimani-assassination-is-shamefully-timid
Matthews, S. (2020, January 7). Nikki Haley: Democrat Leaders Are the Only People “Mourning the Loss of Soleimani.” Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion. https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/01/nikki-haley-democrat-leaders-are-the-only-people-mourning-the-loss-of-soleimani/
Measles confirmation in PNG’s capital “deeply concerning.” (2020, January 8). RNZ. https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/406928/measles-confirmation-in-png-s-capital-deeply-concerning
Miles, F. (2020, January 8). Massive NASA rocket part to be ferried up Mississippi River on barge. Fox News. https://www.foxnews.com/science/nasa-rocket-part-ferried-mississippi-river
Mirengoff, P. (2020, January 7). On impeachment, McConnell has a plan, and the votes. Power Line. https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/01/on-impeachment-mcconnell-has-a-plan-and-the-votes.php
Night-flying drone squadrons baffle rural US West. (2020, January 2). BBC News. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50977310
Notopoulos, K. (2019, December 28). The Old Internet Died And We Watched And Did Nothing. BuzzFeed News. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/katienotopoulos/how-we-killed-the-old-internet
Osburn, M. (2020, January 8). Texas Church Shooting Minister Won’t Speak With Mainstream Media. The Federalist. https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/08/in-wake-of-texas-church-shooting-minister-declines-to-speak-with-mainstream-media/
Parke, C. (2020, January 7). California law loophole leads to car theft crisis that leaves tourists in the crosshairs. Fox News. https://www.foxnews.com/auto/california-law-leads-to-car-theft-crisis
Perry, T. S. (2019, December 17). Is it Time for the U.S. Government to Drag Tech Jobs out of Silicon Valley and Into the Heartland? - IEEE Spectrum. IEEE Spectrum: Technology, Engineering, and Science News. https://spectrum.ieee.org/view-from-the-valley/at-work/innovation/is-it-time-for-the-us-government-to-drag-tech-jobs-out-of-silicon-valley-and-into-the-heartland
Puerto Rico hit by 6.4-magnitude earthquake. (2020, January 8). RNZ. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/406895/puerto-rico-hit-by-6-point-4-magnitude-earthquake
Sacerdote, B. (2020, January 8). What happens when community college is made free. The Conversation. http://theconversation.com/what-happens-when-community-college-is-made-free-129116
Seibert, M. A., Lim, D. S. S., Miller, M. J., Santiago-Materese, D., & Downs, M. T. (2019). Developing Future Deep-Space Telecommunication Architectures: A Historical Look at the Benefits of Analog Research on the Development of Solar System Internetworking for Future Human Spaceflight. Astrobiology, 19(3), 462–477. https://doi.org/10.1089/ast.2018.1915
Shu, K., Wang, S., Lee, D., & Liu, H. (2020). Mining Disinformation and Fake News: Concepts, Methods, and Recent Advancements. ArXiv:2001.00623 [Cs]. http://arxiv.org/abs/2001.00623
‘They are not official’: U.S. Army warns of fake text messages telling Americans they’ve been drafted. (2020, January 8). Fox8.Com. https://fox8.com/2020/01/08/they-are-not-official-u-s-army-warns-of-fake-text-messages-about-military-draft/
Vincent, M., & Walsh, M. (2019, December 16). “Australian soft power”: A look back at how the ABC once ruled the Asia Pacific’s airwaves. ABC News. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-16/abc-celebrating-80-years-of-international-broadcasting/11783252
So I wrote about that incident in Fort WorthYeah, I have a blog post up. The thing to consider is that until Easter this year I almost always presided over communion at West Avenue Church of Christ. There’s no formal plan in place for such events at West Avenue. That being said, I’m pretty sure I know what to do.
At This Point What Difference Does It Make?Van Drew of New Jersey, Peterson of Colorado, and Golden of Maine voted against impeaching. Gabbard refuses to vote in the matter. The ultimately stupid part is NO MANAGERS WERE APPOINTED ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE. They adopted articles and went home for the night. The Senate waited around on the House for managers to march in to present articles. With luck they’re going to interrupt consideration of appropriations in the Senate tomorrow to present the articles.
The stupid idea I’ve heard of hanging onto the articles in the House and severely delaying their being walked over to the Senate serves no practical purpose. A time of “scorched earth” is coming. We need to get this idiocy in DC concluded promptly.
So, I am mostly aliveI had major surgery Friday of the oral sort. Recovery has begun. Dentures top & bottom are coming.
I am only 38.
This is part of the physical toll paid from the stress of working for Uncle Sam. I don’t work at Treasury any longer. Technically I am employed nowhere at all and boast no income to speak of. Medicaid is not fun to deal with.
i have to move forward, persevere, and get my health in order if I want to be able to do more than merely survive day by day. Mere survival is quite dreary. Living fully is much better.
Law Profs Argue The Wealth Tax
A vacancy is set to arise in my city ward councilor's position due to his being elevated to one of the two at-large positions.
The city charter specifies that the county central committee of the party of the last occupant of the office gets to choose the replacement.
That would be the Republicans.
Why yes, of course I threw my name in for consideration! The dude has under two years left on his term. There is CHAOS to be prevented...
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Judgmental Headline Sampling
No, it doesn't look good in California right now.
Having a "smart home" in a place like California where wildfires happen and "public safety blackouts" occur seems like a really stupid idea nowadays. If Alexa can't unlock your door and you don't have a manual override...aren't you in a very bad position?
Beccaro, Tom Del. “Tom Del Beccaro: California’s Power Blackouts, Energy Nightmare and More Are Coming Your Way, America.” Fox News, October 25, 2019. https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/california-power-blackout-energy-nightmare-tom-del-beccaro.
Chavez, Nicole. “PG&E May Cut Power to Nearly 1 Million Customers in California. It Could Be the Largest Planned Outage.” CNN, October 25, 2019. https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/25/us/california-fires-weather-power-outages/index.html.
Colby, Clifford. “How to Survive the PG&E Power Outage and Keep Your Devices Charged.” CNET, October 25, 2019. https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-survive-the-pg-e-power-outage-and-keep-your-devices-charged/.
Dillon, Nancy. “Mass Blackouts Make $499 Generators the New In-Demand Appliance in California.” nydailynews.com, October 26, 2019. https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-planned-power-outages-continue-in-dry-windy-california-20191025-yxsaong6qfd3xg67d37xsfdyja-story.html.
The Mercury News. “Editorial: Gov. Newsom, You Own This Crisis of Fires and Outages,” October 25, 2019. http://www.mercurynews.com/editorial-gov-newsom-you-own-this-crisis-of-fires-and-outages.
Epstein, Kayla, Andrew Freedman, and Faiz Siddiqui. “Dangerous Winds Increase Wildfire Risk in California as Millions Face Power Outages.” Washington Post, October 26, 2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/10/26/california-wildfires-power-outages-kincade-tick/.
Finney, Michael, and Simone Chavoor. “What to Do Right Now to Prep for a Planned Power Outage.” ABC7 San Francisco, October 26, 2019. https://abc7news.com/5647161/.
Gecker, Jocelyn. “California Power Outage: What Happens When the Lights Go Out.” SFGate, October 9, 2019. https://www.sfgate.com/news/education/article/California-power-outage-What-happens-when-the-14502841.php.
Gerber, Marisa, and James Rainey. “The Terrifying Experience of Escaping Wildfire with the Power Shut off: ‘It Was Pitch Black.’” Los Angeles Times, October 26, 2019. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-26/power-outages-residents-miss-fire-evacuation-alerts.
Kilgore, Tomi, and Ciara Linnane. “PG&E Stock Plunges toward Record Low after Citi Warns It Could Be Worthless.” MarketWatch, October 26, 2019. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/pge-stock-plunges-toward-record-low-after-citi-warns-it-could-be-worthless-2019-10-25.
MarketWatch. “Millions in California Facing Fire Danger, More Blackouts,” October 26, 2019. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/millions-in-california-facing-fire-danger-more-blackouts-2019-10-26.
Myers, John, and Taryn Luna. “News Analysis: California Utilities — Not Lawmakers — Are Calling the Shots on Power Outages to Prevent Wildfires.” Los Angeles Times, October 26, 2019. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-26/california-utilities-politicians-wildfire-power-outage-analysis.
Nguyen, Daisy, and Stefanie Dazio. “Millions in California Facing More Blackouts, Fire Danger.” NBC New York, October 26, 2019. http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Bigger-Longer-Blackouts-Fires-California-563898911.html.
CBS Sacramento. “PG&E Power Shutoff Survival Guide,” October 25, 2019. https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/10/25/pge-power-shutoff-survival-guide/.
Romero, Dennis. “As Many as 2 Million in California May Have Power Cut as Fires Rage.” NBC News, October 26, 2019. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/many-2-million-california-may-have-power-cut-fires-rage-n1072366.
Shalby, Colleen. “Power Outages Leave Those with Disabilities Especially Vulnerable. Help Remains a Work in a Progress.” Los Angeles Times, October 25, 2019. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-25/problems-disabled-help-power-outages.
Defense of Speech Freedoms...By An Australian?This just reads oddly. See: http://www.abc.net.au/news/about/backstory/news-coverage/2019-10-20/us-correspondent-conor-duffy-farewells-washington/11585244
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Hillary Clinton is the Richard Stallman of the Democratic Party
Alrighty then. Coming out and accusing not one but two politicians of being Russian assets (Tulsi Gabbard and Jill Stein) as well as claiming that Vladimir Putin has compromising leverage material over POTUS is getting to be a bit much. Of course now that Mrs. Clinton is attacking people in the Democratic primary campaign as well as in the Green Party the possibility of her being parachuted in at the last minute for a re-match with Mr. Trump cannot be discounted.
Bernstein, Sharon. “Gabbard Calls Clinton ‘personification of the Rot’ as War of Words Heats Up.” Reuters, October 19, 2019. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-gabbard-idUSKBN1WY003.
“Clinton: Russia ‘grooming’ Democratic Candidate.” BBC News, October 18, 2019, sec. US & Canada. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50104958.
Fredericks, Bob. “Hillary Clinton Revives Allegation That Tulsi Gabbard Is Russian Plant.” New York Post, October 18, 2019. https://nypost.com/2019/10/18/hillary-clinton-revives-allegation-that-tulsi-gabbard-is-russian-plant/.
There are several messes in DC. No longer being a fed can be a wonderful thing. Avoiding the on-coming disaster of the broken appropriations process is such a relief.
Werner, Erica. “Failed Senate Vote Sets up Big Fight over Border Wall, Budget.” Washington Post, October 17, 2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2019/10/17/latest-failed-senate-vote-sets-up-big-fight-over-border-wall-budget/.
Everybody on Capitol Hill is choosing to ruin Thanksgiving. They can have at it. It isn't my direct problem any longer. The problem won't be resolved in any real respect until January 20, 2021. I don't have to worry about having my pension taken away if it is already vaporized through maladministration.