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Great Wall of China vs Great Wall of Trump

Just ran across this article written back in September 2015.

An Engineer Explains Why Trump’s Wall Is So Implausible[

The author goes into some serious details which illustrates Trump's wall is on the same scale as the Great Wall of China in both time and cost.

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War Report from ther front lines

Never a dull moment here !


FWIW [for what it's worth] : because it's been out in the public domain for a few days, there's no issues of  communicating unclassified info to worry about.

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Martial Law may be on the table.

Good Afternoon everyone! The issues(s) requiring I be absent have resided ... for the moment.

I ran across this article on New Eastern Outlook ...

America’s Civil War Has Begun with Balkanization to Follow

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Bill Moving Through Congress Would Make Streaming a Felony

A Senate committee this week approved a bill that would make it a felony to stream pirated content.

The Commercial Felony Streaming Act, S. 978, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and now heads to the full Senate for a vote. It would clarify that whether you stream that pirated episode of "True Blood," or download it, it's still illegal. But the bill would only target those serving up the illegal content, not those who watch it online.

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Are we Manufacturing Consent on Flight 17

 Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992) is a documentary film  with a point of view corporate media is a profit-driven institution which tends to serve and further the agendas of the interests of dominant, elite groups in the society.

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The Ultimate Bio-fuel we all can Enjoy !

Turns out, the dregs left over from the distilling process, pot ale,  for scotch has quite a kick as the drink itself.


So if you want to support a move away from carbon-based fuels, drink more scotch !!!

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Political donations kerfuffle

I'm planning on participating in an activity I rarely do ... political donations.

Elizabeth Warren is such an inspiring individual, I have no issue with donating a few coins every pay period. I'm a resident of Nevada, but her understanding of the complexity of the issues we all are facing at the bottom of the rung makes me want to see her succeed. Of course I have an alternative motive too!

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Peak Oil and the Tip of an Iceberg

While casually drifting on the Info Hiway, I ran across a few articles that made me sit up and think peak oil is nothing but a side issue.

First, here's a quote In 1924, President Coolidge wrote in 1924 ...

“... the supremacy of nations may be determined by the possession of available petroleum and its products ...”

From what I read, by the 1910s, the United States was pumping between 60 and 70 percent of the world's oil supply from our own backyard ... Texas. It wasn't too long before people began to think US oil reserves were dangerously depleted, so the search for new oil reserves turned worldwide. However, those fears ended in 1924, with the discovery of enormous new oil fields in Texas, Oklahoma, and California. Along with other finds from new fields in Mexico, the Soviet Union, and Venezuela, all combined to drastically depress oil prices. In fact, there was so much oil on the market, the price for crude fell to 10 cents a barrel.

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Universal Health Care and the Legendary Phoenix

Seems I was a little premature to throw in the towel on Universal Health Care (UHC).

I caught this little ditty a few days back ...

Beyond The Battlefield: Unprepared For Wave Of Severely Wounded, Bureaucracy Still Catching Up

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Arab Spring => Caveat Emptor

Here's an interesting read on the NYTimes web-page ...


If the Arab Spring Turns Ugly



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