Category Archives: politics

Almost A Coup In Saudi Arabia

“A new Saudi anti-corruption body has detained 11 princes, four sitting ministers and dozens of former ministers, media reports say. The detentions came hours after the new committee, headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was formed by royal decree.” See Saudi … Continue reading

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Disgraceful POTUS Tweets On Disgrace

“President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that the decision allowing Bowe Bergdahl not to serve prison time is a “complete and total disgrace.”” See Trump on Bergdahl decision: ‘Complete and total disgrace’A complete or total disgrace is a POTUS who: boasts about … Continue reading

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Europe Gets FLOSS

“By signing the Ministerial Declaration on eGovernment, the ministers agree that using open source solutions and open standards helps to avoid IT vendor lock-in. They call on public services to make their ICT solutions publicly available, and to encourage the … Continue reading

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COLLUSION! COLLUSION! COLLUSION!

There! Trump seems to think repetition is equivalent to reliability. I know there was collusion between Trump and the Russians. Perhaps he gets the message now that the first prosecutions have started. This is not one of his conspiracy theories. … Continue reading

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Trump’s “Chickens” Come Home To Roost

“The former manager of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, Paul Manafort, is to face charges related to an inquiry into alleged Russian meddling, US media report.” See Ex-Trump aide ‘faces charges over Russia’“Aide”? Nope. Campaign Manager. If Trump’s campaign manager was indicted … Continue reading

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The “Nuclear Option” In The United States Senate

Today was interesting. Two senators who have announced they will not run for reelection made speeches/interviews to the effect that USA needs to wake up to the dangers of Trumpism, that USA is on the brink of a deep chasm. … Continue reading

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Trumpism Is Not Just Nutty. It’s Fruity too.

““This is an apple,” the ad begins with a red apple on a white screen. “Some people might try to tell you it’s a banana. They might scream, ‘Banana, banana, banana,’ over and over again. They might put banana in … Continue reading

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Impeaching Trump

“”high crimes and misdemeanors” could be defined as “abuse or violation of some public trust.” This president has clearly already exceeded these standards. Congress has impeached past presidents for far less.” See Impeach Trump: Add Your NameAmen! The “I”-word has been … Continue reading

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2018 Could Be A Great Year For Me To Go Solar And Solo

“Global supply of polysilicon, solar wafers and PV modules will significantly exceed demand in 2018, media reports have cited Li Xianshou, CEO for China-based solare wafer maker ReneSolar, as indicating.” See PV oversupply to happen in 2018, says ReneSolar CEOSupply and … Continue reading

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Rome Moves On

“In 2018, Rome will run a pilot to test the use of workstations running Linux. Some of the IT support staff already have much experience with Linux servers and workstations, which should help resolve possible issues with network drives, shared … Continue reading

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Kindling Earth

“From 1991, when the experiment began, the plots subjected to 5C warming lost about 17% of the carbon that had been stored in the top 60cm of the soil, where the greatest concentration of organic matter is to be found. Scientific … Continue reading

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War, Rumours Of War, And Stupidity

“In mid-September, General MacArthur brought off a masterstroke by landing two divisions 240km (150 miles) in the enemy rear at the port of Inchon. Their communications cut, and under heavy aerial bombardment, the North Koreans broke and fled back north; … Continue reading

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