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.

The Ignorance-Factory

“an education system flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge” See Here Is Donald Trump’s Full Speech From The InaugurationFrom Trump’s inauguration speech one can peek into the abyss of his ignorance: On … Continue reading

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Can GROKLAW Return To Its Former Glory?

“he’s relaunching Lavabit with a new architecture that fixes the SSL problem and includes other privacy-enhancing features as well, such as one that obscures the metadata on emails to prevent government agencies like the NSA and FBI from being able … Continue reading

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“President Trump is committed to renegotiating NAFTA. If our partners refuse a renegotiation that gives American workers a fair deal, then the President will give notice of the United States’ intent to withdraw from NAFTA.” See Trade Deals Working For All … Continue reading

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On this day of Trump’s inauguration, I thought I would write of something  Dow Jones Industrial Average Never Quite Made It To 20K And Is Now Flatmore rare and significant, the recent release of Linux 4.4.44. Yes, that’s four consecutive … Continue reading

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Trump’s Preacher Is Way Out There…

“if we tell people what the Bible says that every other religion in the world is wrong: Islam is wrong, it is a heresy from the pit of Hell; Mormonism is wrong, it is a heresy from the pit of … Continue reading

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We Are Roasting

“This animation shows annual temperatures each year since 1880 compared to the twentieth-century average, ending with record-warm 2016. Because of global warming due to increasing greenhouse gases, the maps from the early years in the animation are dominated by shades … Continue reading

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Grizzlies And Politics

I don’t agree with Trump or some of his nominees on just about anything but “BetsyDeVos would not oppose putting guns in our schools. I was shaken to the core by her answer. So should every American parent.” See Citing grizzlies, … Continue reading

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Other Shoes Falling

Throwing a shoe at someone is pretty violent and insulting. Saying “the other” shoe means it’s repetitive. Expect a heck of a lot of shoes to fall on Trump in 2017. No one is waiting for the other shoe to … Continue reading

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Chuckle. Truth is stranger than fiction. The story line: 2009/10 At the height of the Afghan war, Bradley Manning who was an intelligence widget in the USAian military, decided to dump tons of classified documents describing USAian operations to WikiLeaks. … Continue reading

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Most Fun Ever Had About A Party

“Michelle Naylor-Fetty: Sorry, I won’t be able to make it. I need to be well rested for this little march a few women friends of mine have the next day. Should be a good time. Maybe you will see us … Continue reading

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Trump’s Strange Attitude To War

“One of Donald Trump’s closest advisers has told the BBC that the US would win a trade war with China. Anthony Scaramucci warned that if China chose to retaliate when the Trump administration imposed tariffs on imports, it would cost them … Continue reading

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Debian Creeps Closer To The Next Release

“The Debian Installer team is pleased to announce the first release candidate of the installer for Debian 9 “Stretch”.” See Debian Installer Stretch RC 1 releaseI’ve been alarmed by the slow progress of Debian towards the next release. They’ve had several … Continue reading

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