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(but it's required)Good on Newsom for quickly scaling back boondoggle bullet train that could only appeal to a few big-shots who likely would still rather fly even if the boondoggle ever did get built. By time it was finished, we’d have a(Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 04:53 AM)$500B infrastructure that would then carry almost no-one unless we then banned air travel. Good luck with that. Also Newsom nixing the twin-tunnel delta project in favor of a more ecologically sound smaller sgl tunnel that still could be used in wet yrs to recharge S. CA ground water, etc (in prep for drought yrs), but that wouldn’t be so large that it could be hi-jacked to strip excessive amts of N. CA water in drought yrs.Bernie Sanders’ State of the Union Response(Saturday, Feb 9. 2019 03:02 PM)Rep AOC challenged the House Oversight Committee to a “lightning round game”, shedding light on the US financial system & political corruption that goes all the way to the top.(Saturday, Feb 9. 2019 01:20 PM)Trump ordered 15k new border & immigration officers 2yrs ago but got 1000s of additional unfilled vacancies instead. In a sign of the difficulties (if not corruption), Customs & Border Protection allocated $60.7M to(Sunday, Jan 27. 2019 06:34 PM)Accenture Federal Services, a management consulting firm, as part of a $297M contract to recruit, vet & hire 7.5k border officers over 5yrs. The co has produced only 33 new hires so far! Unbelievable. Maybe CBP should offer a better pay structure instead of padding private headhunters to recruit for agent positions they can’t fill or even maintain. https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-border-patrol-hiring-20190126-story.html10-year-old proves Tom Brady is a cheater, wins science fair.(Friday, Jan 25. 2019 01:41 AM)Another year, another “big game” with Tom Brady as quarterback. https://nypost.com/2019/01/24/10-year-old-proves-tom-brady-is-a-cheater-wins-science-fair/
Hey maybe this kid’s next science project should focus on the “honesty” of Trump. Happy New Year! Or at least we hope.For once, Trump said something that bears a tiny semblance to truth. Specifically, re wildland mismanagement. Aggressive thinning needs to occur. Enviros need to back off, else over the next few decades we are(Monday, Nov 12. 2018 05:35 AM)on course to lose much of r woodlands & the wildlife we all want2 protect. Due to accumulated fuel loads resultant from over-aggressive fire suppression combined w/climate change, today’s fires dont just clear underbrush, they burn everything from mature tree crowns down to the soil, which is sterilized & then washes away to silt waterways. DiFi prev worked on a bi-partisan solution, see: http://tinyurl.com/Herger-DiFi-Quincy-Library-GrpRecent criminal justice bail bond reforms are being distorted by powerful interests towards a new Jim Crow system of private, 4profit, mass e-carceration. In CA Oct 2019, it appears a presumption of e-detention will(Sunday, Nov 11. 2018 12:37 PM)replace what was hoped 2b more freq release on 1’s own recognizance. CPU algorithms based on factors highly correlated w/ race/class will determine who remains caged. Those found release elig will likely be forced2 lease from a private corp a $300/mo GPS unit shackled to their ankle & w/permitted movement zones that may make it imposs 2 work, attend school, care4 kids, or visit family. http://tinyurl.com/newest-jim-crowJudge Brett Kavanaugh lied about the SeaWorld case during his Senate confirmation testimony last week in order to justify his disrespect for the Occupational Safety and Health Act.(Monday, Sep 24. 2018 04:18 AM)Bernie Ward’s connection to Brett Kavanaugh.(Sunday, Sep 23. 2018 05:23 AM)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://126.96.36.199:8000/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://188.8.131.52:8000/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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- On Tulsi Gabbard January 23, 2019
- What Should Democrats Look for in a Candidate? January 4, 2019
- Know Thine Enemy January 2, 2019
- Jonathan Chait, Democratic Socialists, and Beto O’Rourke December 29, 2018
- Why Black People Aren’t as Quick as White Liberals to Blame Racism for Everything November 11, 2018
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(but it's required)(Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 04:53 AM)Bernie Sanders’ State of the Union Response(Saturday, Feb 9. 2019 03:02 PM)(Saturday, Feb 9. 2019 01:20 PM)(Sunday, Jan 27. 2019 06:34 PM)10-year-old proves Tom Brady is a cheater, wins science fair.(Friday, Jan 25. 2019 01:41 AM)
Hey maybe this kid’s next science project should focus on the “honesty” of Trump. Happy New Year! Or at least we hope.