on swinging porch
where tin-dippers and
in cool touches
from hand dug wells.
Essays and Open Threads
The part after "m" is his email.. thoughts?
Hey, I started a new thread again. Mostly because I want separation between our political discussions and our family talks. I really like that bright line, as we call it in the weapons systems requirements biz..
Computer hardware and software are merely tools, like saws and hammers. You can use the same tools to build a house or to build a jail. Unfortunately, beginning around 1980, corporations have been intent upon building a lot of computerized jails for their customers. Increasingly, the power imbalance between individuals and corporations makes customers the equivalent of prisoners.
I'm well acquainted with the 'new democrats.' I rubbed elbows with them for years. I was a progressive blogger for over a decade and attended many of the annual Netroot's gatherings around the nation. I partied with them, I engaged in conversation with them, online and in real life. I argued with them. Mostly I argued with them.
Until recently I had been a more-or-less life-long democrat, but a Tom Joad, Civil Rights democrat. These new democrats are another matter entirely.
Her name was Josie Berrios, although she was transitioning to the name Kendra Adams. She also used the stage name Kimbella Rosé when she appeared at the wine-themed drag house, House of Merlot in Ithaca New York.
Today, for the first time in a while I went to peruse TOP. While there I found my account had been banned, though for what is not clear. I then found the following public discussion at TOP's help desk that indicates that yesterday there were mass bannings of Bernie supporters.
Here is the screen shot of the help desk discussion dated June 15, 2017, if that link doesn't work:
Trajectories aren't linear. Life's just a roller coaster. If you're getting a chance to do cool stuff, and it's varied stuff, just enjoy it. I guess I'm a believer in the randomness of life rather than it being a linear trajectory or an arc, a consistent smooth arc, towards anything.
I can't do this justice but I'll wing it anyway.
We all are familiar with YouTube, and most of us have embedded references to their materials here on c99.
Today, I ran into a Comment so astute I had to share it, which I will in a minute.
First, a touch of context. My love of the Grateful Dead's music is well known, as my userID proclaims the fact. But it is not as well known that I also love almost all "classic rock" from the 1970s, including the "soft rock" that was around back then.
Conservatives like to talk about taking personal responsibility for ones actions and acknowledging that while we are free to do as we please, there are consequences we have to accept. This is a big part of their talking down to the left as if they have a Daddy Knows Best Complex. The reality is they're just trying to mask their bigoted, racist policies or make excuses for a kleptocracy they helped rise into power.
“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”
- Sun Tzu quotes
Today I made some whole wheat Cacao Brownies from scratch. The recipe is based on a cookbook recipe I modified.
What you need:
Let me say that I don't go looking for this cr*p.
It's just that whatever vile filth he vomits up tends to spread everywhere.
This time it was about the D.C. shooter.
Isn't that nice.
Of course it fits in with the same kind of thinking as this tweet.
(To circulate petitions, go to ohfairdistricts.com.)
Ohioans are set to finish the job. In 2015, Ohio voters resoundingly passed an issue to slay statehouse gerrymanders. Now many are signing petitions for a ballot issue to slay Congressional gerrymanders.
Gerrymanders are irregular legislative districts drawn to favor one political party. The 2015 statehouse anti-gerrymander redistricting issue passed with 71% of the vote. It establishes a bi-partisan commission that must have at least two votes from representatives of each of the two biggest parties to adopt a district map.
The new Congressional redistricting issue uses the same commission and follows nearly the same procedures and map-drawing criteria as the statehouse redistricting law. Its map-drawing criteria are:
- compliance with law,
- no party favoritism,
- avoidance of splitting counties, cities and townships,
- representational fairness (based on statewide partisan preferences of voters), and
In 2008, referring to then Senator Barack Hussein Obama's Presidential run, former President William Jefferson Clinton exclaimed, "Give me a break! This whole thing is the biggest fairy tale I've ever seen." However, Bubba Clinton's own fairy tales can be more fanciful than those of the Bubbas Grimm. (Despite his hundreds of millions, Bubba doesn't seem to own mirror. Tch! Poor guy!)
Cycles in time. Learning the cycles of nature is part of food resilience. It takes the least effort to collect and preserve during the season of surplus.
A smidgen less than 2 miles from our Medford home the U-Haul trailer carrying our RAV4 developed a flat tire. The sidewall portion spontaneously disassembled allowing the tread to wander about independent of the wheel.
The Tanf military base is a lonely, desert oasis roughly 10 miles inside Syria near the Jordan border, and about 100 miles south of Palmyra.