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introducing new communication systems

The following is a convoluted way to explain my realization today that two-way radio communications networks must be developed in an organized, methodical way. I became an “Office Automation Coordinator” when the term was first introduced within the Hewlett Packard Corporation. We sailed uncharted waters, figuring out how to integrate the new “microcomputers” into the office and manufacturing environment. Tasked with putting computers on the desks of every manager in our 2,000-person division, I focused on training their secretaries so I wouldn’t have 50 high-powered managers jerking me around all day long every working day for the rest of my career. I developed my own classes to teach them installing computers, peripherals, word processing, spreadsheets, and graphing software. I taught […]

Why Did it Have to be … Guns?

by L. Neil Smith Over the past 30 years, I’ve been paid to write almost two million words, every one of which, sooner or later, came back to the issue of guns and gun-ownership. Naturally, I’ve thought about the issue a lot, and it has always determined the way I vote. People accuse me of being a single-issue writer, a single- issue thinker, and a single- issue voter, but it isn’t true. What I’ve chosen, in a world where there’s never enough time and energy, is to focus on the one political issue which most clearly and unmistakably demonstrates what any politician—or political philosophy—is made of, right down to the creamy liquid center. Make no mistake: all politicians—even those […]

Sure, let’s debate gun rights

I came across a great essay on “the gun control debate” now that the staged Las Vegas shooting has brought it back into lamestream media’s circus. That we have to have this conversation on such a regular basis is directly related to WHY we have a natural and Constitutional right to firearms. Self defense is as basic as breathing and eating. The right to grow broccoli is adjacent to the right to bear arms. A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don’t have one, you’ll never need one again! Some people have groceries for a week or more. Some assume their daily trip to a well-stocked grocery can never be interrupted. Whether I would like […]

fake news ups their game

Facebook, Google (YouTube), Twitter, lamestream media and their most-quoted politicians all agree that unrestricted expression challenges the story the way they want it told. Facts and multiple sources get in the way of the official mythology. They quite publicly announced their war on fake news. The war is on. Fake news is easy to find. They are burying their competition as best they can. Fake news has major resources on its side. We, however, have stories that make sense, are consistent from clip-to-clip, and withstand the test of time. Last Wednesday YouTube hurriedly implemented their squelching software. Videos showing evidence of multiple shooters disappeared. Links broke down. Twitter and Google are doing their own versions of that. Google got too […]

your brain vs GPS

I grew up two doors down from The Woods. I was about 5 years older than “the family dog”, who really grew to be my dog because I spent time with her, shared mutual respect, and I often took her exploring The Woods. How does a little kid find his way into new spaces of the natural world, AND back again? I dunno, but I did it all the time. Into the woods, to the lake, across the valley, to my 2nd grade schoolhouse, to the toy & model store … and unerringly back home again. Heck, one day in my early teens I rode my Schwinn Varsity to visit my little sister at summer camp a half-day out and […]

use protection online

Stay Safe Online published the following good advice. Personal Information is Like Money. Value it. Protect It. Your devices make it easy to connect to the world around you, but they can also pack a lot of info about you and your friends and family, such as your contacts, photos, videos, location and health and financial data. Follow these tips to manage your privacy in an always-on world. Secure your devices: Use strong passwords, passcodes or touch ID features to lock your devices. These security measures can help protect your information if your devices are lost or stolen and keep prying eyes out. Think before you app: Information about you, such as the games you like to play, your contacts […]

Las Vegas

I have been reading, watching and thinking A LOT about the mass shooting event. I waited to post this until I had some good analysis, information and video clips I could link to for supporting evidence. I reached that point this morning. The poster to the right expresses many of the glaring holes the official story has had for me from the outset. The “guilty lone shooter” initially reminded me of the patsy from the Aurora theater shootings, and further back, Lee Harvey Oswald. The odds they actually did the deed are slim, that they acted alone nonexistent. That the official investigation reports will expose to us the actual shooters, or additional shooters … well, that simply won’t happen as […]

winter heat

In 1980 I built my dream house on a south-facing hill with winter solar gain thoroughly designed in, and an efficient woodstove as the only other heat source. Both Good News and Bad News: it was in Northern California. That meant ample supply of oak, madrone, eucalyptus, live oak and other hardwoods that put out A LOT of heat (30 – 36 million BTUs per cord), little creosote, smoke, ash, and burned long per fireplace loading. The bad news was cultural, political and governmental. I did not fit there, moving from my childhood homeland in March of 2000. I had not heated with firewood again until 2013. Hardwoods are essentially unobtainable while the fir and pine (13-20 million BTUs […]

war – what is it good for?

Just over four years ago, I watched in shock and dismay as the military-industrial-complex prepared a premeditated, unjustified assault on Syria that could well have triggered WWIII. I was delightfully surprised by the British people who were paying close enough attention to what their masters were doing that they shut it down. I covered that story in great detail with over a dozen links supporting my essay. war drums … silenced? by Ted, on August 31st, 2013 For years The Deep State had been arming, fueling and attacking the Syrian government and people of Syria. The failure of their covert activities inspired a full on military assault … that Russian, Chinese and other governments were likely to find offensive […]