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Stephen Murray: Hero

Paradise Fire

Stephen Murray was the maintenance man at the 281 resident trailer park in Paradise, California. On the morning of Thursday, November 8, he could see the fire coming. Before any orders to evacuate were sent out, he drove around the park honking his horn and alerting the residents.

Paradise needs help - #WildfireRedemption

What can we do to help?

There are problems that should be easily solved but are not, but with lots of us pressuring companies to do the right thing, we can make the situation easier.

COMCAST

For folks that are trying to contact Comcast, or wondering why your service has been 'restored' to a home you are not allowed to (or can't) return to. I spoke with Comcast.

Kavanaugh has a Past that not just Dr. Ford Remembers

I first ran across a Tweet from this person, and then a Facebook post - both since deleted. This person went to school with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and knew Brett Kavanaugh and his friend - Judge. Her recollections of this time are important to the conversation we are having about a Supreme Court Nominee. 

There is little doubt left that this incident happened, and the fact that Kavanaugh has to lie about it instead of owning up to his deplorable behaviour shows a serious lack of integrity.

Space Force?

Asteroids

So, Donald wants a SPACE FORCE. Remarks yesterday by 45's #1 sidekick (His VP) would seem to indicate that Donald thinks he can militarize space.

"As President Trump has said, in his words, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space — we must have American dominance in space. And so we will," Pence said. "Space is, in his words, a war-fighting domain just like land and air and sea."

Some thoughts on Social Media

Social Media plays a large part in our lives, allowing us to connect and share with people all over the world. It has also become a major source of stress in the Age of Trump.

Facebook (and Twitter to a degree) are our virtual living rooms. You invite people in to visit, not to argue or cause chaos. You are not obligated to "be nice" to people that come on your Facebook page and cause chaos, the same way you are not obligated to "be nice" to people that come into your living room and cause chaos.

Americans Love Grass

Grass

Acres and acres of the green stuff. Americans love turf ... front yards, back yards, golf courses, fairways, parks ... you name it, if it is more than 4 foot by 4 foot, we will cover it with grass. Scott Meyer, editor for Organic Gardening, writes in his April 2008 column (page 6):

$10 billion. That's how much homeowners in the United States spent last year on lawn care.

It boggles the mind. $10 billion! on lawns. But there is a dark side to our love of grass ... and not just grass, it has to be lush, bright green and weed free. Turf Wars

Transcripts of Senate Judiciary Committee Released

Senate Judiciary Committee

For your reading pleasure.

As a part of its oversight of the Justice Department’s enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act and federal investigations into potential improper influence during the 2016 presidential election, the Senate Judiciary Committee conducted bipartisan staff interviews with and submitted written questions to witnesses regarding circumstances surrounding the June 9, 2016, Trump Tower meeting. 

The following witness interviews are available:

Healthcare - Debate or Debacle?

Healthcare

According to Business Insider, in 2017, the United States was the 13th richest country on earth. There is really no reason that people should DIE because they lack the money to seek medical care. Shane Patrick Boyle started a GoFundMe to raise money to buy insulin. He came up $50 short and died. HE DIED.  A young man I know got 'road rash' on his leg. He could not afford to go to the doctor. He died from infection. HE DIED. There is no excuse for this.

With the Republicans in power, over 3,000,000 people have already lost their medical insurance. Whether it is 'Obamacare', 'Medicaid' or 'Medicare', the Republican congress and the Republican Administration are going after it. They don't even have any qualms about it. 

Silver Linings in a Mushroom Cloud?

Silver linings are hard to find these days and it is apparent that we really have no clue how to proceed under this administration.

What are we to do when we realize that our country has become a threat to the well-being of the entire planet? What would happen to the human race if only idiots like Donald Trump survive the blast and resulting 'winter'?