Monthly Archives: July 2018

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Wow! WP just informed me that I’ve made 55556 posts so far. I’m tired. Time for bed…

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Chickens Coming Home To Roost

“Three new polls done by NBC/Marist of the Senate and gubernatorial races in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin show things may be taking a turn for the worse for Republicans in the fall elections. The race for governor in Wisconsin has … Continue reading

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Ambition

I planted the first Nanking Cherries of this year in my yard yesterday. They were just outgrowing the six-inch pots I was using. I had a bunch and thought it would be just as easy to replace some of the … Continue reading

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Second Amendment Stupidity

“The panel acknowledged that while the concealed carry of firearms categorically falls outside Second Amendment protection, see Peruta v. County of San Diego, it was satisfied that the Second Amendment encompasses a right to carry a firearm openly in public … Continue reading

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Black ICE

“Germany must eventually follow other European countries in banning new diesel cars, Chancellor Angela Merkel said, conceding for the first time that diesel’s days are numbered in the wake of the emissions scandals.” See Back from holiday, Merkel shifts gear on … Continue reading

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Trump Shoots USA In The Foot With Cobalt Bullets

“Panasonic was unable to discern how much cobalt sourced from Cuba via its Canadian supplier ended up in batteries it provided to the US market. The uncertainty is “due to co-mingling of sources by its suppliers in several phases of … Continue reading

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Trump v Air

“The Trump administration will seek to revoke California’s authority to regulate automobile greenhouse gas emissions — including its mandate for electric-car sales — in a proposed revision of Obama-era standards, according to three people familiar with the plan. The proposal, … Continue reading

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The Return Of The Smartphone

For weeks I’ve been without my smartphone last seen in the hands of a grand child. The supposition was that the battery died and the phone was laid to rest wherever said highly mobile grand child was at some instant… … Continue reading

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Trump Flounders

“President Donald Trump issued a furious, all-caps challenge to the Iranian regime late Sunday night, warning that any threats to the US would be met with unspecified dire consequences.” See Trump tweets explosive threat to Iran President RouhaniYou know the expression, … Continue reading

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Bringing In The Sheaf…

There is a popular hymn containing the line, “Bringing in the sheaves…”. It’s about harvesting souls for Christ, you know, converting non-believers and such. It compares souls of people to clusters of grain harvested in the fields when they are … Continue reading

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Making The World A Better Place

“The Billion Tree Tsunami project in Pakistan has been a success. About 730 million trees were regrown using various forestry measures for regeneration, and three hundred million seedlings were planted using about 40 different species in the province of Khyber … Continue reading

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Wheels Within Wheels In EVs

“There are 180 LEAFs in the carsharing program and 20 Nissan e-NV200 electric vans, last I heard. If you look at electric carsharing programs globally, that’s surely a rather large program relative to the population — that’s even a fairly … Continue reading

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