Does anyone else think that this is the first step on the road permanently sealing off New York City from the rest of the world a-la that dumb 80's movie, Escape From new York?
Thursday, August 06, 2020
Monday, August 03, 2020
The flight patterns of this ornithopter remind me a bit of what some pilots have described during UFO sightings. Which makes me wonder if the Air Force was experimenting with them back in the 50's and 60's.
Friday, July 31, 2020
But is it a fun game? And can you get it without a prescription?
I'm reminded of the early days of Sesame Street. The show was originally invented for the purpose of providing remedial education for those students that couldn't keep up in school. An unexpected bonus was that it also improved the education of students that were not having problems in school.
I wonder if this could end up being similar. While designed to help people with ADHD, I wonder if it could improve various mental/cognitive skills in people without ADHD. And if it's a fun game, then there's really no downside.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
CBS News: Vote-by-mail experiment reveals potential problems within postal voting system ahead of November election
Needless to say, I am not surprised by this. And neither are the Philadelphia residents CBS interviewed. In the video, everybody interviewed said that they wouldn't trust the post office with something as important as their vote. Election officials work very hard to make sure they count every vote they receive by the deadline, but they have no way to make sure the ballots are delivered to them on time.
I, myself, have had critical mail go missing. Not a vote, but one of my estimated tax payments went missing last year. I had to have my bank issue a stop-payment on the cheque and mail another. I'm just glad the government didn't force me to pay a penalty after that screw-up.
My advice to you:
- If you have to mail something important, send it two weeks before it needs to arrive. Consider paying for a return receipt (as proof that it was delivered) and/or sending it priority mail in order to increase the odds of on-time delivery.
- Vote in person. I know everybody is worried about getting the coronavirus, but unless you're in a high-risk category, the risk is going to be very low. Especially if you keep your distance from others. I don't know about all locations, but where I live, polling places enforce social distancing. It's less risky than going to the grocery store. If you're OK with going out shopping, then you should be OK with going to vote.
Tuesday, July 28, 2020
Now that the author herself admits that this entire "project" is nothing but revisionist history propaganda, can we stop mandating that the public schools teach it our children?
Sunday, July 26, 2020
Red State: Mike Rowe Answers a Fan Letter About COVID-19 — It Probably Wasn’t the Answer They Expected
The answer is far too long to re-post here, but please go and read the entire article to see Mike's wonderfully well thought-out answer. You may not want to change anything you're doing after reading it, but hopefully it will help you replace media-hyped fear with facts and reasoned analysis.
Quck summary. In order to do business in China, you are legally required to run certain specific software programs in order to pay Chinese taxes. This software is infected with malware, which installs backdoors into the computer, granting access to all of its files and all of its network connections. The data is being sent to unknown servers in China.
Tell me again, why companies continue to think it's a good idea to conduct business in China? You get cheap labor and the potential for Chinese sales in excahge for what? The Chinese government stealing all of your confidential data, including your trade secrets and financial information. Can anyone honestly claim that this is an acceptable cost?
Friday, July 24, 2020
Once again, reality proves that you can't win by surrendering to the mob. Eventually, the mob will chew you up and spit you out, leaving you to wonder how it is possible, since you gave in to all their demands.
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Let this be a lesson to elected leaders everywhere. Giving in to an anarchist mob will not work. They will hate you no matter what you do.