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(but it's required)U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question.(Friday, Aug 31. 2018 04:45 AM)Worse, passport applicants with official U.S. birth certificates are being jailed in immigration detention centers & entered into deportation proceedings. Others are stuck in Mexico, their passports suddenly revoked after trying to reenter the United States. It’s getting close to time that we can legitimately start comparing the Trump admin to the Nazis. https://tinyurl.com/y9ur35p8In China, Google has explored launching a new, special search engine that would meet the demands of the country’s strict Internet censors. Meanwhile, in the US, regulators/users increasingly demand Silicon Valley apply a heavier hand in moderating onlin(Wednesday, Aug 29. 2018 03:19 AM)2prevent harassment, stop hate speech & ensure civil political discourse. Now down the slippery slope goes Trump right into the totalitarian rabbit hole. T today accused Google of being “RIGGED” against him because the “search results for ‘Trump News’” show mostly “BAD” coverage about him from “Fake News Media.” And Larry Kudlow, National Economic Council director, said the T admin is “taking a look” at whether Google should be regulated. That’s not fake news, it’s scary news. http://tinyurl.com/ybctd59sCorrection: For fossil-fueled plants, CO2 release is reduced <40%, not <50%. System best described as a waste heat concentrator that then drives a turbine & generates electricity. The technique utilizes OFF-THE-SHELF proven tech. Initially, wast(Sunday, Aug 12. 2018 01:28 PM)would otherwise be released to the enviro is used 2drive a turbine that pressurizes air. This air is then stored underground @ ambient temps (either in an exhausted gas/oil field or in other common geologic formations). During /peak demand/ electric load periods, this air is piped 2where it is warmed by waste heat from the plant-s current operations. This increases the air-s energy density 2where it is sufficient 2operate a turbine & electric generator. Net result is that what was once considered waste heat pollution that costs money to dispose of can now generate electricity.Dr Eric, Dr Bill Wattenburg-s (med doctor) son, said on a KSCO tribute show that Dr Bill-s final deathbed action was2 patent method2 quench nuke reactors that lost H2O coolant. I found proposal even more significant. Method utilizes OFF-THE-SHELF tech 2 c(Sunday, Aug 12. 2018 12:01 AM)what has traditionally been unusable/polluting waste heat as pressurized air. This air later operates efficient modified turbines. 2X plant efficiency poss during peak periods. For fossil-fueled plants, CO2 reduced <50%. Pressurized air can also time-shift electric output from renewables. Dr Bill not alone: http://goo.gl/dCuvqh As for marquee claim, pressurized air can prevent nuke meltdowns by serving as alt coolant during critical 1st 72hrs w/o H2O. http://goo.gl/b1DCV9 While some radiation would be discharged in air, idea better than a meltdown.T admin now wants to make it harder for legal immigrants to become US Citzns. Under a recent proposal, legal immigrants wouldnt be allowed to obtain citizenship or green cards if they’ve ever used the social programs many working-class ppl use at so(Wednesday, Aug 8. 2018 04:30 AM)like the ACA (Obamacare), Children’s Health Insurance, or foodstamps. Proposal won’t require congressional approval. As the Clinton admin did in 1999, T admin would redefine the term /public charge/, a feature of immigration law since 1800s. More than 20M immigrants would thus be prevented from ever voting. Immigration attys r planning2 push back in the courts, but Repubs r packing the courts too, so… https://goo.gl/6mSW1HEarlier this wk, a Koch brothers-sponsored study shared widely w/corporate media tried2 scare ppl into thinking Medicare-for-all would be too expensive for our country. But what the study did was show that Medicare-for-all would actually save the American(Saturday, Aug 4. 2018 11:34 PM)people $2T over 10yrs. And it would do so while providing hlth care for 30M Americans who dont have it today & eliminating premiums/deductibles/co-pymts to private hlth ins companies. Sounds like a good deal to me. So I want to thank the Koch brothers. I do not think their study had its intended effect. s/Bernie Sanders. http://goo.gl/y9ChnC (In fairness, Bernie forgets2 mention the premiums/deductibles/co-pymts to Medicare/Medigap ins/PrescriptionDrugPlans. Medicare isn’t free 2 most end users but would cost less & improve results.KSCO did a tribute show today from 10-noon w/guests & callers. According to Dr Eric Wattenburg, Bill’s son, one of Dr Bill’s last deathbed actions was2 successfully obtain a patent 4a method to quench out-of-control nuke reactors. I would(Saturday, Aug 4. 2018 02:49 PM)Dr Bill had. Dr Bill had a knack4 applying practical seat-of-the-pants knowledge he learned growing up on farms & in the woods with complex scientific principles. While I agree it appears there is no way to operate current gen nuke reactors safely, I am confident that over time scientists will find safe ways to contain/utilize this power. I also feel that mankind cannot ignore such a lrg source of electric energy generation – energy that may well be nec to tap in order to counter the wheels of climatic change already placed irreversibly into motion. http://22.214.171.124:8000/liveI’m listening to a tribute show KSCO is doing today from 10-noon with guests & callers. According to Dr Eric Wattenburg, Bill’s son, one of Dr Bill’s last deathbed actions was to successfully obtain a patent for a method to quench o(Saturday, Aug 4. 2018 02:41 PM)Dr Bill had. Dr Bill had a knack4 applying practical seat-of-the-pants knowledge he learned growing up on farms & in the woods w/complex scientific principles. While I agree it appears there is no way to operate current gen nuke reactors safely, I am confident that over time scientists will find safe ways to contain/utilize this power. I also feel that mankind cannot ignore such a lrg source of electric energy generation — energy that may well be nec to tap in order to counter the wheels of climatic change already placed irreversibly into motion. http://126.96.36.199:8000/liveShade(Saturday, Aug 4. 2018 01:10 PM)Dr Bill Wattenburg, KGO radio talk host & scientist, passed away Thurs at age 82 due to complications of cancer. Dr Bill was a fixture on KGO from 1975-2011. I have missed Dr Bill’s input in recent yrs. I always held high respect for his scientific knowledge & his scientifically-based ideas. However, when it came to politics, his attitudes were sometimes abysmal & towards people that didn’t worship at his feet, he had a nasty mean streak. https://goo.gl/d98JUFShade(Saturday, Aug 4. 2018 12:47 PM)USA – GINI Coefficient since 1900
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http://halginsberg.com/usa-gini-coefficient-since-1900/halginsberg(Thursday, Jul 26. 2018 09:24 AM)For Craig Zabala – Um no. I could google it but so could you I suppose.Craig Zabala(Thursday, Jul 26. 2018 09:22 AM)I am looking for a Gini Coefficient times series from 1900-present. Can you please direct me? Thank you.Did Trump Meet With His Counterpart — Or His Handler? A plausible theory of mind-boggling collusion. By Jonathan Chait @ nymag.com. That the GRU & Putin would have in the past behaved badly… well that is no more surprising(Sunday, Jul 22. 2018 09:56 PM)than the known past behavior of our own spooks/leaders. But that doesnt mean we cant now get along & work towards mutual betterment. I believe common ground w/RU is as poss as w/China & Europe. In that 1 very specific respect, I think Trump’s thinking is correct. Our biggest prob isnt the Russians, but the fact that our politicians are under the influence of corrupt money from foreign/corporate/mob/oligarchs. We should inoculate ourselves w/better cybersecurity, public campaign financing, & verifiable paper ballots — not by alienating RU. https://goo.gl/FGTHH7Hope KKSF succedes so as2 better inform SF commuters. However, they have weak signal here & no local/state content except4 NBC news on hr. They also rerun same 4 shows 24/7. PBC says he contacted them but learned they have no(Saturday, Jul 21. 2018 08:11 PM)budget4 local talent. KGO however moving back 2roots taking more calls. This forces content from cheesy dribble 2 current & even local. And if Jack Swanson comes back as PD, PBC hopeful he & others might get gigs. R country has lost its way w/greedy corporate raiders that load formerly honorable/viable business w/unmanageable debt. The raiders then micromanage massive cuts trying2 maximize profit, but they r so incompetent that they cant even retain previous profits. Laws need to change.halginsberg(Saturday, Jul 21. 2018 06:39 PM)How do you like KKSF Shade?halginsberg(Saturday, Jul 21. 2018 06:39 PM)For Dems find it more palatable to join “blame Russia 1st” crowd rather than embark on self-reflection. – Spot on Shade!Dems find it more palatable to join “blame Russia 1st” crowd rather than embark on self-reflection.(Saturday, Jul 21. 2018 06:31 PM)Finally America has charged the 12 RU hackers responsible for the most catastrophic, most humiliating presidential campaign. I hope they all get life sentences for forcing HRC & the DNC to rig their own primaries & for physically stopping HRC from campaigning in MI, WI, & PA. The way these 12 RU hackers made HRC cheat & insult millions of her own voters before forcing her to chase after “moderate Repubs”- entire post here: https://goo.gl/9mb1xLOld-guard Repub cold-war nationalists r offended by T’s overseas behavior. And Dems just can’t help themselves in piling on. I guess I’m out of step w/both Dems/Repubs in this matter. For once Trump has a valid point. For decades(Tuesday, Jul 17. 2018 04:54 AM)both RU & USA have been underhandedly interfering in ea other’s sphere of influence. We’ve both been at fault. So as far as moving on in spite it all, I agree w/Trump. Espec considering that RU hacking/meddling appears insignificant compared2 the Repub Gerrymandering of voting districts, their various voter suppression techniques, & their flood of corporate money 2buy politicians. Unlike Trump, I’d now move on by focusing heavily on blocking all such domestic/foreign hacking/meddling, instituting public campaign financing, & by using verifiable paper ballots.halginsberg(Friday, Jul 6. 2018 08:32 AM)For Shade – Thanks Shade for posting about Big Eddie. I was very sad to hear of his death yesterday. I never met him but he was my favorite progressive host and very underrated IMHO.Shade(Friday, Jul 6. 2018 04:57 AM)RIP Ed Schultz former KRXA host, dead 07/05/18 at age 64 from “natural causes”. Ed was a fellow devout Bernie backer, a fact that likely cost him his CNBC show. CNBC was AKA CDNC at the time, catering to corporate Dems. Now from what I hear, CNBC is simply “corporate”.
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