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 Aftermath

“Almost two years ago, millions of women across the world donned pink hats and held up signs that warned of pussies grabbing back. On Tuesday, women made good on their promise and led Democrats to grab back the House: A … Continue reading

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Voting Day USA and Other Special Days

Like many, I’m impatiently awaiting news of a rejection of Trumpism south of the border. It’s also been a month since I received a shipment of seeds for more trees. One species of which I had concern was White Oak … Continue reading

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Where We Live

“While a number of countries and provinces continue to debate what they will—or won’t—do to fight humanity’s greatest threat, cities are increasingly taking steps to transition away from fossil fuels completely. Case in point: just last week, Saskatchewan’s capital city, … Continue reading

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Trump Invites Regression To The 1950s

“Ryan threw cold water on the President’s assertion that he can use executive action to end the constitutional guarantee of citizenship to anyone born in the United States. Ryan told a Kentucky radio station Tuesday that “you cannot end birthright citizenship … Continue reading

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Fear & Greed Index Pegged

“The number of stocks hitting 52-week lows exceeds the number hitting highs and is at the lower end of its range, indicating extreme fear.” See Fear & Greed Index – Investor SentimentAll the constituents in the index are pegged and some … Continue reading

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IBM And Red Hat

“IBM is acquiring Red Hat, a major distributor of open-source software and technology, in a deal valued around $34 billion, the companies announced on Sunday. According to a joint statement, IBM will pay cash to buy all shares in Red Hat … Continue reading

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Reaping What We Sow

So, Trump’s fans want to send time-bombs through the mail and Trump recommends violence against those with whom he disagrees (CNN, Dems, Liberals, blacks, women, …). So now he reaps what he sows. Membership in the Republican Party (Government of … Continue reading

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Questions

“In the three months since I bought my 2015 Nissan LEAF, I have introduced it to several friends and neighbors. To date, in my admittedly unscientific survey, the first question they ask is, “How long does the battery last?” Not … Continue reading

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The Imminent Mid-Term Election In USA

It’s been a long haul but we are almost there. Early voting has started and the usual voter-suppression tricks are being exposed. Trump is panicking and telling more and bigger lies. The House is almost certain to go to the … Continue reading

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First Post From A New Server

Yesterday, we changed the location and software for the blog. Some things remain the same; some have changed. We now use Debian GNU/Linux instead of Ubuntu GNU/Linux and everything is updated. There were a few glitches but between my home … Continue reading

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Google Delivers

“Google announced that it will add electric vehicle charging stations to Google Maps from several networks around the world.  A quick search for keywords like “EV charging”, “EV charging stations” or any other similar term on Google Maps will display … Continue reading

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Nissan Torpedoes The Leaf

“The good news for Nissan LEAF fans is that the second generation car with a 60 kWh battery is scheduled to go into production early next year. With the larger battery, the LEAF will have a projected EPA range of … Continue reading

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