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2021-04-21 Trump Admin Stopped Investigations Of Police Dept’s Misconduct

The Trump admin under Atty General Jeff Sessions stopped the Obama admin’s pattern and practice investigations of police departments discriminatory and unconstitutional misconduct. Then senator Kamala Harris brought this up in senate hearings in 2020. Another Trump admin bad deed that “made America worse again”. https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2020/jun/04/kamala-harris/fact-checking-kamala-harris-claim-about-trump-and-/

2021-04-12 Faces Of Greed: The Walton Family Of Walmart

The Walton family — the richest in the US — and Walmart are taken to task by Bernie Sanders. https://youtu.be/9iOY8pqFvEo

2021-04-08 My Stray Dog Story

FB comment My neighbors put leftovers and table scraps in a dog dish on the back porch for their pooch. Times were tough in the ’70s and the neighborhood had houses boarded up because the buyers defaulted on their loans and were evicted or skipped town. But they just left their pets with the house.

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2021-03-19 Thomas A. Edison’s Legacy

This was from a FB comment I made in Sept 2016. Watson Fixer There was nothing false about Edison’s legacy, unless you consider electrocuting elephants false. Many if not most of Edison’s ideas failed to become inventions. But his invention factory was so prolific that the successful inventions were large in number and importance. In

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2021-03-18 Stupid Versus Clueless

Ooooh! Them are fightin’ words! I used to say that too, back when this same meme was a favorite on the Usenet newsgroups, the 1990s forerunner of Facebutt. But it got a lot of people riled up because we called them stupid. Well, the geeks and nerds came with “haven’t got a clue.” That sounded

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2021-03-11 Today Is The 10th Anniversary Of The Japan Earthquake And Fukushima Disaster

Ten years ago today, the major earthquake hit off the coast of Japan, causing a tsunami that devastated Japan and caused the meltdown of three of the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant’s reactors.

2021-03-06 Half Of California Lives Below A Line Through San Fernando Valley

This is interesting. Half of California’s population lives below a line through San Fernando Valley. Which side of the line do you live on? https://www.californiasun.co/stories/the-curiously-lop-sided-population-of-california/

2021-03-02 Republicans Put “At A Competitive Disadvantage”!!

I was watching the PBS Newshour this evening and they showed parts of the Supreme Court’s telephone hearing with the lawyers for the appellants in this suit about voting rights in Arizona. My jaw dropped to the ground when the Republican’s lawyer replied to Coney Barrett’s question. He said, “Because it puts Republicans at a

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2021-02-28 HR-1 Voting Rights Bill

An article about a high priority bill the Democrats introduced. A “sweeping overhaul of ethics and election laws.” What is now the “Democrat Politician Protection Act” according to Mitch McConnell, would have been a bipartisan bill 50 years ago. The Republicans stopped supporting voting rights because the voting rights made it less restrictive and easier

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2021-02-13 Trump’s 2nd Impeachment, 2nd Acquittal

A friend asked me what I thought about the results of the second impeachment. I had seen the newsmedia that said that they had talked to some of the Republicans and there was a consensus that there would not be the two-thirds of the votes needed to convict Trump. So when the final votes were

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