Archive for the ‘History’ Category:

2020-05-10 Mail-in Ballots And Voter Fraud

The claim that mail-in ballots help voter fraud is a false pretense. The reason why people (mostly Republicans) don’t want states to allow mail-in ballots is because it makes it more difficult for low-income, disabled, minority and hourly workers to cast their ballots. It is an attempt by the mail-in opponents to tilt the playing

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2020-04-28 The Genesis Of The 1918 Flu Epidemic

China or Russia probably reinfected people with influenza. That sounds like the ravings of a conspiracy theorist. But it’s not and he explains to us why in this YouTube video. Fortunately we have a vaccine to protect us against the common strains of flu. At about 4 minutes before the end during the Q &

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2020-04-16

From (my comments at the end) EGEB: Scientists and the NRDC score a big court win against the EPA The Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news. Quote Science wins Yesterday, a federal judge in New York invalidated an October 2017 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

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2020-04-01 Los Angeles Union Stock Yards Memories and Others in the 1950s

2020 Apr 16********My memories of the Los Angeles Union Stockyards, where I grew up. We lived in Compton, at 12812 S. Thorson Street, across the street from Stephen C Foster elementary School. There was the Compton Drive-in Theater between the school and Rosecrans avenue, now it’s a housing tract. Actually our side of Thorson Ave.

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2020-03-09 Chernobyl & Fukushima Cancer Deaths Estimates

This coming week marks the 9th year since the Fukushima Dai Ichi nuclear disasters. I keep hearing that all the deaths due to nuclear power plants add up to just a 2 digit number. But it’s not that simple – the nuclear apologists try to understate the deaths and damage done. I don’t think that

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2020-03-07 Coal And Its Evil Results

In China, industries burned coal and people burned coal for cooking and heating. In cities like Beijing the air pollution was so bad that it was hard to see the stop lights and pedestrians had to wear facemasks. The pollution killed estimated millions of people with lung problems. China realized this and has done a

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2020-01-29 Fusion Thoughts About The Future, Pros, Cons

So many ideas about the future promises of nuclear fusion power, how it will affect the world. Will nuclear fusion ever become a reality? It remains to be seen. In the meantime we will have to make do with renewable energy, mostly wind and solar. The goal is to greatly reduce use of fossil fuels

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2020-01-20 Costs of Radio Assemblies and Parts

From FB group Vintage Transistor Radios A thought occured. Do you think that Motorola may have had a lot of parts for tube sets and they decided to use them up by putting a transistor chassis in them? If you break down a radio into its assemblies and/or parts, which of them has the highest

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2017-09-02 Switchboard At OCSD Regional Training Center (Sept 15)

From my comment on the FB group Bell Telephone  Pat Chicas I worked for RSCCD, which owns the Sheriffs Training Center.  Man, I would have loved to slap their hands!  The OCSD installed their phone system on prem, and we supplied the data circuits, so our patch cords and theirs shared the same patch panels

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2017-08-03 Wood Radio Cabinets

From FB comment in group Vintage Transistor Radios   I think we like the look of wood because of some primeval instinct from our distant past. Perhaps it has something to do with the trees being protective, under which we could take shelter during rain or shine. Or perhaps those prehistoric people who survived longer

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