In Defense of Google
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Aug 18, 2017 - 8:10am
In Defense of Google

NOTE: This is part I of a three-part series related to Google’s recent firing of James Damore.   Google has recently fired an engineer named James Damore over   he wrote that circulated through the company. In the memo, Damore criticized the approach Google and the rest of Silicon Valley has taken to address issues of discrimination. The employee sent the memo anonymously, but it was leaked and published online (initially minus its references by a silly website that I will not give publicity to) about a month later. The engineer was “doxed” (identified by online users with malicious intent) and subsequently fired for promoting negative stereotypes.   There is a lot of hilarity to take note of regarding this fiasco.   First, one of Damore’s major points was explaining that Google, whose staf…

President Trump: Stupid or Brilliant?

There was a time when Candidate Trump’s hands were so deep up under the frock of women that his candidacy appeared doomed, even the faithful both from his party and the electorates were jumping ship as rats abandon a doomed ship. Out came FBI’s James Comey with his declaration that Hilla…

Aug 18, 2017 - 4:20am
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Eclipse: Not just a Twilight novel

By now most people have probably figured out that an eclipse is coming this Monday, as it tends to do here in America every so often. Still, I'm not sure everyone's completely clear on all the details, so I thought I'd answer some common questions: Q: Why does everybody have to scream at…

Aug 18, 2017 - 3:02am
The Ugly Truth About Socialist Venezuela

A staggering 87 percent of Venezuelans say they do not have money to buy enough food, the most recent assessment of living standards by Simón Bolívar University found," The New York Times reported on Monday. The outlet highlighted the growing violence at empty supermarkets, crop warehouses…

Aug 17, 2017 - 7:38pm
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  • - Aug 18, 2017 - 3:28am
  • - by John G
Harassed or ‘Overly Sensitive?’

Tonight I was wandering Blogland and found that an on-line friend of mine had posted a couple of blog pieces. One of them ‘sparked’ a lengthy comment on her blog and I had a LOT more to say about it, so I opted to write this.   She is COPD4REAL and her blog is entitled copdtravails …

Aug 17, 2017 - 7:19pm
Remember That Thing Called, ‘The Canadian Wa…

When it comes to the past, the quotation, “History is written by the victors” is supposed to be the bottom-line. But the truth is, history is more often true only until it’s uncovered. Unfortunately, often such revelations induce intense reactions. Especially toward people who now …

Aug 17, 2017 - 7:13pm
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  • - Aug 17, 2017 - 11:43pm
  • - by John G

TRUMP'S SHEETS ARE SHOWING Damn, WHAT A TOAD! Tubularsock blames Alzheimer-Reagan for the total failures of Trump! Seriously!   It was Bat Shit Crazy Reagan who was responsible for putting the mentally deranged out in the streets and making mental illness a criminal offense rather than a medic…

Aug 17, 2017 - 7:12pm
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And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which has power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory       …

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:46pm
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An Identified Decline

Beginning in the 1960s, a new form of political strategy evolved. The two-party system had worked well (at least if you were a party hard-liner) for several decades, but the synergistic sixties brought about a great deal of change, and the political parties evolved as new constituencies emerged and …

Aug 17, 2017 - 5:44pm
What's The Ill Charlottesville? or The Revolution…

Unfashionable as it is to say, President. Trump was right to a degree in his comments on Tuesday.   Now he was wrong about some things. Few, if any, of those demonstrating against the removal of the statue of Lee from the re-named Emancipation Park were people of good will who are opposed to an…

Aug 17, 2017 - 2:51pm
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Mr. Spencer goes to Hell

The Devil was still recovering from his wounds. Thankfully there was no shortage of Beverly Hills plastic surgeons on hand in the immediate aftermath of "The Assault", as it would now be eternally remembered within these esteemed halls.  Never one to stay down long he had cleverly negotiated wi…

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:00pm
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  See that ? Could be YOU in a couple of years. Be that in the US or here in Europe. Old age poverty will increase at a thousand percent rate. Too many people, an aging population, not enough jobs for people being able to pay income tax, and therefore the savings for social security and r…

Aug 17, 2017 - 11:15am
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Racism – the province of ignorance.

  My premise is that racism is based on ignorance and primitive tribalism.   We share 99% of our genes with chimpanzees. We are really nothing more than a third race of chimps. We also share nearly as much with our other close relative – the gorilla.   Human beings are extremely…

Aug 17, 2017 - 7:28am
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Morning In America

Somewhere in America, a young man sits at the breakfast table, eating his cereal.  He’s getting ready to go.  His backpack and coat are in the chair next to him.   His parents are nervous and excited for him.  He’s told them that he’s going to the city for a jo…

Aug 17, 2017 - 5:22am
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  President Trump should acknowledge that North Korea’s leadership has displayed an intelligent worldwide view by deescalating the situation and we should embrace this as a learning moment to reboot the world’s relationship with that nation.   As a member of the community of na…

Aug 17, 2017 - 12:27am
And yet liberals are supposedly the easily offende…

So Jennifer Lawrence poses on the cover of Vogue by the Statue of Liberty (all rights . And one of Breitbart’s editors   because us liberals use the Statue of Liberty as a pro-immigration symbol so clearly this is a direct attack on our beloved Shit-Gibbon president! And m…

Aug 16, 2017 - 10:56pm
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Is Anonymous antifa? They sure are unAmerican!

You are about to read a list of 45 goals that found their way down the halls of our great Capitol back in 1963. As you read this, 39 years later, you should be shocked by the events that have played themselves out. I first ran across this list 3 years ago but was unable to attain a copy and it has …

Aug 16, 2017 - 9:11pm
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Who Gains from the Removal of Statures?

Do the removal or destruction of statues of solders and Presidents from over a century ago matter more then Black Lives or for that matter any life? I live in the shaddow of Chicago that has not ended gang violence that has been around for decades. “[T]he welfare state has done to black Americ…

Aug 16, 2017 - 8:25pm
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Today Nothing Left to Say

Of Two Minds on Everything.   Both were to blame.   Except the Jews were right.   Except arm yourself and prepare to fight.   But we have bigger concerns in the world.   But is there a bigger concern   except who gets to speak their mind?   But of course.   Wh…

Aug 16, 2017 - 4:44pm
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The Shadow of Moon's Smile

It’s coming! An event that long ago showed up as a dream marker upon my imagined future life trail. The eclipse of August 21, 2017. As a child I was fanatical about all things related to the cosmos, and I devoured all of the books I could about astronomy and cosmology. I confess tha…

Aug 16, 2017 - 12:48pm
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#ClimateChange news parsing, #ParisAccord BS, scie…

Yes, this is one of those blog posts where I pull various ideas of the header together into a seamless whole. The New York Times' "breathless"   about the   of the latest installment of the the quadrennial National Climate Assessment is very good — but too breathless;…

Aug 16, 2017 - 11:24am
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Humanizing the Other

A truly lovely morning. We slept late and have been slow to get moving. Last evening there were storms about, some severe, but we missed out on the rain; the past few days have trended much drier and the gardens could use a soaking, so we’ll likely need to water.   The robins are growing…

Aug 16, 2017 - 10:13am
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many, many sides...

Charlottesville. Trying to make sense out of a living nightmare is not possible. I am for free speech and civil disobedience, and that has not happened. mrt has been fanning the flames of racism, hate, and evil since his campaign that led to his election, began. He has openly uncovered what lay…

Aug 16, 2017 - 5:29am
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