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.

You Can Cut Through Anything…

“the Post reported that smugglers have been using reciprocating saws to cut through the steel and concrete portions of the wall, creating openings wide enough for people and drugs to be smuggled through.   The agents told the Post the … Continue reading

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Canadian Election Results

The election results are nearly finalized and this seems to be the result: Lieberals 157 seats 33.1% of the vote 4.74 seats/% Conservatives 121 seats 34.4% of the vote 3.52 seats/% BQ 32 seats 7.7% of the vote 4.16 seats/% … Continue reading

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The Battle For Freedom In Schools Continues

“Six years ago, my school district faced a problem common to all public school leaders: not enough money to bring powerful learning technology to students.So we chose a different way — the open source way — and as a result, … Continue reading

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I Love Efficiency

I don’t know when I fell in love with efficiency. Probably it was about the eighth grade when I discovered ratio and proportion allowed one to buy more for less money. Anyway, we are anchored to motor-vehicles because we live … Continue reading

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Impeachment Of POTUS For Fun And Profit

“Fun and Profit” is a way of saying some procedure is cute or attractive. Everyone loves fun and everyone loves profit, assuming it’s you having the fun and profiting… Today, the Democratic Party of USA is having fun and profiting … Continue reading

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Sunshine, Flowers, Bees and Me

Last spring I accepted an offer of sunflower seeds to help the bees. Here is my result: 50% of the seeds grew and this week they actually flowered. They should have done so back in July, but here are the … Continue reading

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The Future (of EVs) Is Next Year

“At the Tesla Autonomy Event in April, Elon Musk said the Disruptors of Detroit were working on a new battery pack that would last a cool million miles, and said it would be available next year. Now Tesla battery research … Continue reading

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Promises Not Kept

Trump likes to repeat endlessly that he’s kept his promises. In the theme of his sycophants, “What about…?”: The damned wall. Remember, he promised Mexico would pay for it. Well, today, he’s stealing money Congress authourized to pay for needed … Continue reading

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Tree-Hugger Me

I used to make fun of “tree-huggers” but now I am one: I voted Green, I’ve planted hundreds of trees, some of which are still alive, and I’ve bid on an electric car. Today, TLW (The Little Woman) snapped this … Continue reading

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Late Rather Than Never

I may be a little early forecasting doom for US stocks but I got out of that market when Trump was on the horizon. Today, it looks like I’m in the money. Insiders are selling stocks like The Great Recession … Continue reading

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Electrification Continues

Back in the 1940s, electrification was just coming to rural Manitoba, where I lived as a boy. Today, electrification has a different meaning, public charging stations for EVs. My favourite EV, the Solo, has only 161 km nominal range so … Continue reading

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Old News

I am a “news junkie”. I need to know what’s going on in the world even if I know that is impossible. I do my best. I thought I’d give my opinions on some recent news: Murdering Bastards From BC: … Continue reading

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