Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
I followed their wonderful posts for years. Unfortunately it's owner CNN (itself a unit of the WarnerMedia News & Sports division of AT&T) decided to shut it down.
Originally 'GREAT BIG STORY' was created to directly compete with other online content providers on YouTube and Facebook.
I found their short documentaries and micro informational videos unbiased and very informing. Obviously something CNN was no longer interesting in providing. So now it looks like another 80 people are out of work. Guess it didn't have enough screaming and divisiveness to suit the bigwigs. Damn shame.
This is likely their last post ever.
I tried to find a translation. One online translator said,
"It's a funny song with a rock tone of that "Cat Funjata"!"
(A Japanese children's song about stepping on a cat)
Check out a whole bunch of videos on HIS YOUTUBE CHANNEL
According to TERRY's WEBSITE he has appeared for 11 years at "The Mirage" in Los Vegas. Unfortunately like nearly every other performer his tours and shows both have been put off due to Covid.
Monday, September 28, 2020
Sunday, September 27, 2020
How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Helped End the Military's Policy of Forced Abortion
Air Force Capt. Susan Struck, a nurse serving in Vietnam, decided to fight the rule. Her attorney in the case was Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Although the Supreme Court ultimately declined to hear Struck v. Secretary of Defense, Ginsburg's legal wrangling led to the Air Force's decision to reverse its policy."
RBG felt the women's right to choose was essential. Up until then who knows how many women's military careers and baby fetuses were destroyed. She argued male officers were not discharged upon becoming parents. Thus her client wasn't afforded her constitutional rights of equal protection,
As with anything else in the world nothing is ever simply black or white. The way some tell it they would have you believe most women use it as birth control. In actuality most are for far different reasons. In some cases it may be a pregnant mother who has multiple children at home dependent on her survival if she could become at risk to death if she continued her pregnancy. Perhaps in another, a victim of rape, be subjugated to pay for and raise the scum's child entirely on her own. What about a young underage adolescent who was taken advantage of? What about the woman who had IVF and one or more of the fetuses aren't viable?
Indeed we could write stricter laws that take into account these circumstances. I have no problem with that. But to write laws that totally prohibit under any circumstance can be a death sentence to some as well lead to a life of misery for all concerned. To not take in consideration all the aspects is just plain wrong.
Saturday, September 26, 2020
Information for people who have been convicted of a felony
"On December 26, 2000, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled that the law in Pennsylvania that governs whether people convicted of a felony could vote was not constitutional.
This law used to say that people convicted of a felony could not register to vote for 5 years after their release from prison. This is no longer true. "
Some personal news: today is my last day as the DC correspondent for @mcall.— Laura Olson (@lauraolson) September 25, 2020
I've spent 6 years at the paper, getting to help Lehigh Valley readers understand what's going on in their government, and working with colleagues who have made me a better reporter and writer. (1/)
Next week, I’m joining the DC bureau for @StatesNewsroom, writing for a network of outlets based in state capitals across the country (including PA’s @PennCapitalStar). I’m excited to dive in on a bunch of new states, and to keep explaining what lawmakers are doing in DC. (3/)— Laura Olson (@lauraolson) September 25, 2020
Friday, September 25, 2020
FEAR: Witness Mandate On Mail-In Ballots Could Upend Vote In Battleground States
"At least 1,700 couldn’t be counted because of lack of a witness name, signature, or address. That number accounted for nearly half of all ballots that couldn’t be accepted through Tuesday, according to State Board of Elections data."
One GOP Pennsylvania legislator even suggested they could decide if vote counting took too long. Alarmingly this election may not be decided in the courts but rather people's outrage in the streets. Sadly I may be witnessing the end of our Republic. Turns out the greatest threat to the United States may be ourselves.
Ok pay attention here. Big deal yesterday of 7 ballots discarded in PA.Turns out they were not in secrecy envelope (hence how they knew they were for Trump) & that it is what Trump wanted! Trump is in court fighting to make sure all ballots not in secrecy envelope are thrown out. https://t.co/T5Uu2OKJTz— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) September 25, 2020
Here's one of the most fascinating tours.
The Stone Boxes In The Serapeum In Egypt
This is located NW of the Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara,
a necropolis near Memphis South of the Giza Plateau.
Older Video from 2015 with more details
His hundreds of other videos can be found here.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Locations for each Drop Box are:
o North Whitehall Township Building
o 3256 Levans Road, Coplay, PA 18037
o M-F 7:30AM- 4PM
• District #2
o Upper Macungie Township Building
o 8330 Schantz Road, Breinigsville, PA 18031
o M-F 7:30AM- 4PM
• District #3
o Catasauqua Municipal Building
o 90 Bridge Street, Catasauqua, PA 18032
o M-F 8AM- 4PM
• District #4
o County Government Center
o 17 South 7th Street, Allentown, PA 18101
o 610 782-3194
o 24/7 at the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office
• District #5
o Emmaus Borough Office
o 28 South 4th Street, Emmaus, PA 18049
o M-F 8AM-3PM
Sometimes it's ok to be naked. This is not one of those times. Cover up those ballots, PA. pic.twitter.com/0ZIdhJW4vi— David Bergstein (@DavidABergstein) September 24, 2020
I don't think I can repeat this often enough.
The Trump campaign will use any excuse to invalidate as many mail-in votes as they can here in the battle state of Pennsylvania. They will be paying extremely close attention. Don't think for a minute anyone's ballot mistake will be overlooked no matter how minuscule even those filled out in person at the polls.
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
The most important thing you need to know is enclose your secrecy envelope within the second mailing envelope. If you don't the supreme court ruled your vote won't be counted.
Funny, you never mentioned the "divided government" argument in 2016. But I see your point. The Republican senators got 18 million fewer votes than the Democratic Senators in 2018. So clearly you have a huge mandate. https://t.co/GH9K7BSlW1— Daylin Leach (@daylinleach) September 22, 2020
I also wish to point out Donald Trump received almost 3,000,000 less of the popular votes then his opponent in 2016. For almost four years now Donald and his compadres would have America believe he and the Republican members in congress have overwhelming support. The facts are not in their favor.
It simply amazes me how continually almost every action they take ignores the other 169 million Americans who either didn't vote at all or voted for Hillary. In other words Trump's 62.984 million voters represent only about 20% of the total population. Yet feels he is entitled to make all the decisions mostly ignoring the other 80% of the population. By doing so it shouldn't be any small wonder why Trump and his supporters are receiving all this criticism.
The Democrats are only interested in BAILING OUT their badly managed, high crime, Blue States. They are not interested in our workers or small businesses. Crazy Nancy will only do stimulus, which would be helpful, if we couple it with bailout money. Republican States are great!!!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 22, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
Seems this has been a contentiously partisan process for quite a while. We should not expect any thing less so now.
Sunday, September 20, 2020
"I want you to use my words against me."— Be a Hero #BlackLivesMatter (@BeAHeroTeam) September 20, 2020
Senators: if you don't hold yourself to your own standards, then we will hold you accountable. pic.twitter.com/gVbKJZfJqD
Saturday, September 19, 2020
February 23, 2016--Sen. Mitch McConnell on #SCOTUS nomination process: "The Senate will appropriately revisit the matter after the American people finish making in November the decision they've already started making today." pic.twitter.com/DFOBNHpX0T— CSPAN (@cspan) September 19, 2020
Let me be clear: The voters should pick a President, and that President should select a successor to Justice Ginsburg.— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 19, 2020
Let me put it this way. I don't think the people will stand for Mitch trying to have it both ways. Perhaps Mitch should not push his luck trying to buffalo the American people a second time. Americans peacefully put up with Mitch's shenanigans when he screwed Obama out of his SCOTUS nominee in February 2016 (one year before Obama's term ended). I'm not sure they'll put up with this a second time. Especially during which time voting has already commenced.
Sen. Lindsey Graham justifies his treatment of Merrick Garland: "If an opening comes in the last year of President Trump's term, and the primary process has started, we'll wait to the next election" pic.twitter.com/E8N7a8IlIG— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) October 3, 2018
March 10, 2016
Lindsey Graham is Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary since 2019
Lindsey IS A LYING TWO FACE
PIECE OF SHIT!
He already flipped in less then 24 hours
About 5 hours after I created this post
In light of these two events, I will support President @realDonaldTrump in any effort to move forward regarding the recent vacancy created by the passing of Justice Ginsburg.— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) September 19, 2020
RUTH BADER GINSBURG VIGIL: Large crowds pay tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg outside Supreme Court— KDKA (@KDKA) September 19, 2020
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Natalie Hawkins- Blue by Leann Rimes (Cover)
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
You expected another substantive post?
For at least a little while I'm taking a break from the news. Too many jerks on all sides not worth the taking up of my time. 90% of what the wife and I watch has little to do with all the negativity surrounding us these days. Look, they live in their bubble. We have ours. I think this blog should reflect more on our viewing habits and the world we choose to live in. This rather this then stressing over things there's little I or the wife can do anything about.
I need do a bit more refocusing on this blog about science, entertainment and all the other stuff I care more about rather then dreading where this country is headed. I intend to do less politicizing and fact checking sharing more of the things which I actually spend my time on when not blogging.
The way I see it...
When it comes to politics not one single soul is ever going to be able change another persons mind. There will always be deceivers, liars, crooks and all kinds of bad actors. I'm never going to be able to change this in any way. What I can do is avoid dwelling on this kind of stuff. I intend to no longer pay attention to them on this blog. Instead I'll refocus on just about anything other then some of those posts which I have in the past which only serve to amplify the conflicts we face daily in the world. There's enough of them already out there. I needn't add my voice to them.
The challenge for me will be to remain above the noise. Not add to it. I truly believe conflict of any kind poisons the soul. Thus I intend going forward to no longer become a participant in it. I left myself get too involved in the fracas.
Monday, September 14, 2020
You could say he was the last remaining true Republican left in the Senate. One with the courage to sound the alarm of what would become a hopelessly divided congress. One which is so engaged in their partisan bickering they're no longer able to do nearly anything for anyone unless it further empowers the political party to which they ascribe.
Time will tell what shall become of our democracy if John's words continue to go unheeded. I've posted this video because I feel it was his greatest speech. To my way of thinking his words are the greatest legacy any one can leave behind.
John left us on August 25, 2018 but his honesty, integrity and his final words to Congress will remain entrenched forever in my memory.
Compare that to the divisiveness in this the 2020 election
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Saturday, September 12, 2020
Friday, September 11, 2020
I've lost just about all my faith in anything people say. Seems 90% of what I once believed to be true turns out to be FOS upon closer inspection. Looks like George Carlin was right, "people suck". And there you have it, my thought for the day. Seems honesty is just a facade for the things we'd like to believe that makes us feel better rather then seeing the world as it is.
Thursday, September 10, 2020
The answer is simple. All the recorded interviews could be fought in court claiming Donald has invoked executive privilege over them. Surely as the day is long the White House would follow up with court actions claiming much of the information Donald disclosed is now considered to be classified information. Thus holding up not only the book but the public's knowledge of what Trump said. Quite possibility for an untold number of months beyond the election. Hell they still might try since the book isn't officially due to come out until September 15, 2020.
Fact-check: Did Joe Biden issue warning about the coronavirus in January?
Let's keep in mind Biden said all those things without the benefit of the intelligence briefings Trump was continuously receiving. Trump in the meantime pulled his "wadda bout" deflection routine several times since. What about Obama/Biden response to H1N1? What about Obama Biden response to swine flu? What about Obama/Biden response to Ebola? Hey big guy in case you haven't noticed this is no longer the Obama/Biden administration. For the last 3 1/2 years you've been the head honcho. You own whatever happens on your watch. Start acting like it
Saturday, September 5, 2020
South Florida Congresswoman Denied Access to USPS Facilities
If the USPS is surprised we are issuing a subpoena, it’s because they weren’t listening.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 2, 2020
I said directly in the hearing that if DeJoy didn’t quickly hand over documents, we should issue a subpoena.
They knew the consequences of stalling. Now, where‘s his unaltered calendar? https://t.co/raNrSytmz6
Done ✅ https://t.co/JGaE725nYn— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 2, 2020
I think it's becoming increasingly apparent the USPS is actively participating in a cover up. Of course they want Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to reschedule because it would give them time to hide the stuff she received complaints about. You also seen, with AOC's tweet, the USPS is unwilling to comply with Rep. Cortez's previous request for documents. We've seen similar situations where congress members weren't allow into ICE facilities either for an extended period of time.
What we're seeing with this administration is their willingness on numerous occasions to engage in runarounds in order to bypass congress. Without allowing congress to provide oversight calls into question the stability of our entire system. Without oversight this is how fascists rise to power. I'm not sure how far we've gone in this direction at this point. Hopefully it's not too late already.
hello we would like to report a looting https://t.co/PiYmDii33x— Public Citizen (@Public_Citizen) September 3, 2020
Friday, September 4, 2020
GoFundMe campaign for owner of Nancy Pelosi’s salon raises almost $128K
It wasn't Nancy who brought all this to light. It was she herself, the owner. At the least I think she owes Nancy a thank you card instead of rebuking the speaker. Maybe send another one to FOX News while she's at it.
Thursday, September 3, 2020
This leads us to speculate whether our entire known universe from end to end is contained within a black hole. Thus explaining why our universe continues to expand as more physical energy (organized material) is absorbed into it from the outside. Quantum physics implies it could be our conscious awareness alone being able to extract key information within the event horizon that is responsible for making sense of any of this. At least the outside information absorbed so far into the black hole we may reside pending additional absorption.
Think of it this way. Inside a black hole (which we may be) contains what could be said to be an untold number of particles of energy. All within making no rhyme or reason in random form. However given the key information stored in the event horizon this could be re-coded in such a way these particulates would start to make sense as to their original forms. Hence a holographic representation within as to the form they once held.
Leonard Susskind of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics discusses the indestructibility of information and the nature of black holes in a lecture entitled "The World As Hologram."
Face it Trump is trying to do everything possible to screw up the elections so he can invalidate them. In addition Homeland Security was trying to withhold intelligence which found Russia's disinformation campaign was focused on spreading the tale Biden has dementia. So what does Trump do... use Putin's strategy sowing doubt into Biden's mental capacity.
Republicans have accused House democrats of leaking elections intelligence information. All this begs the question, why would conservatives want this kind of information classified? Shouldn't Americans have that kind of information? It's the same crap they tried pulling with Hillary trying to raise doubts about her health, Hey nobody said they're original thinkers, but it's a new kind of scary when they let Russian operatives do their election planning for them.
As if all this weren't enough the GOP is sending ballot requests from two other states to registered Democrats in Pennsylvania. Obviously hoping they'll fill them out and send them in. Setting up the GOP to challenge the outcome of the elections in court. Apparently there's no low they won't go to trying to undermine the will of the people.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
When I first saw the revised CDC figure—which listed fewer than 10,000 American deaths from #Coronavirus alone—I could hardly believe it. Could our health establishment be complicit in such a national—indeed global—deception? @realdonaldtrump must get to the bottom of this!— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) August 30, 2020
Fauci Squashes Trump’s Distortion Of CDC’s COVID-19 Death Toll Data
I can honestly say the larger majority of Americans have some kind of condition. Asthma, overweight, diabetes, COPD, hay fever, allergies, heart condition, kidney problems... whatever, you name it. In essence what the right wing nut jobs are trying to sell us is anyone with an affliction is expendable. Let them die. After all nature intended only the strong should be allowed to survive. It seems to me they would prefer it so there'd be no need for healthcare plans for people with preexisting conditions.
Oh and about rushing those vaccines....
Past vaccine disasters show why rushing a coronavirus vaccine now would be 'colossally stupid'
More than 200,000 children got the polio vaccine... "Forty thousand kids got polio. Some had low levels, a couple hundred were left with paralysis, and about 10 died," said Dr. Howard Markel, a pediatrician, distinguished professor, and director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan....
The epidemic that never was.
.. The government launched the program in about seven months and 40 million people got vaccinated against swine flu, according to the CDC. That vaccination campaign was later linked to cases of a neurological disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome,"
It seems to me it would be far better not to catch these in the first place by using properly recognized prevention methods. As with any vaccine it might be a better idea to wait a year or so and see the statistical results rather then becoming human guinea pigs when they're first introduced..