Author Archives: Robert Pogson

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.

Truth, Damned Truth And Statistics

Trump’s term began with a controversy where he claimed the largest crowd ever… That was not the truth. His crowd was way smaller than Obama’s, way smaller than the march of the women and way smaller than the march of … Continue reading

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9, The Measure Of Extreme Fear

Fear & Greed is CNNMoney’s investor sentiment tool that comprises of 7 markets indicators. See Fear & Greed Index – Investor SentimentThe fear is palpable according to several measures but it’s not yet a panic. Folks are just making sure they … Continue reading

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Oh My! Major Change In My Life, A Traffic Circle

“The construction of a roundabout at the intersection of PTH 2 and PTH 3 south of Oak Bluff and a consultation on interim safety improvements for the south Perimeter Highway will ensure Manitobans are better protected on major highways in … Continue reading

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Next Month, I Will Be Banned From YouTube

“No videos that provide instructions on making or installing …, ammunition,… or other certain accessories will be allowed.” See YouTube restricts gun videosNo kidding. Along with shady/dangerous/marginally illegal stuff they want to ban videos of making ammunition. I make ammunition, almost … Continue reading

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Could This Be It?

“SynQuacer™ E-Series is a software development environment compliant with Linaro’s 96Boards open hardware specification. This has been built jointly by Socionext Inc., Linaro and GIGABYTE. It contains one “SC2A11”. “SC2A11” is a multi-core chip with 24 cores of ARM® Cortex-A53. … Continue reading

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Cheat, Steal, Collude… Trump Did It All

“Facebook said late Friday that it had suspended Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), along with its political data analytics firm, Cambridge Analytica, for violating its policies around data collection and retention. The companies, which ran data operations for Donald Trump’s 2016 … Continue reading

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Another Bridge To Nowhere

I live a few miles from a bridge to nowhere. It was built a few miles from a centre of population. There was a bridge already at that place and another a few miles south. It cost $millions and is … Continue reading

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.45-70 and Unique

“I think a very safe general-purpose Unique load is to find the volume that will just overflow the case, and half that for a Unique load (with no heavier than middle-weight bullets). This is about 15gr with a .308, probably … Continue reading

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Night Of The Undead – GOP Teeters

“Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone are locked in a neck and neck battle to decide who will represent Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District. After a long night of drama, the race is still too close to call. Lamb holds a … Continue reading

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The Trumpian Wall

I laughed to hear how Trump is choosing his design of wall, with a roll on top to make it harder to climb over. I am not a great climber. I used to climb ladders and the occasional tree in … Continue reading

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First Impressions Of The Marlin 1895

I’ve never liked lever action rifles. The most common types have a rear locking lug on the bolt which is lifted up by the lever. There are way more moving parts and more room for slop than my favourite action, … Continue reading

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Trump’s UnClean Energy Policies

“Where the previous administration aimed to double funding for clean energy research, this administration is pushing to cut it in half, threatening to leave the United States lagging behind its overseas competitors, like China, which aims to spend more than … Continue reading

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