Regular or Unleaded?

If anyone still had a sliver of faith left in government… The Flint water situation is beyond revolting. On Twitter people seem to think the best way of solving the situation is finding someone to blame when the situation is extremely complex. Historic unemployment which was a direct result of plant relocation and outsourcing leading to lower tax revenue and eventual bankruptcy. Poverty. Crumbling and dangerous infrastructure. No money to fix any of it. No money to pay the debt from today or yesterday. Enter big government with no-nonsense audits and financial management. Incompetent government entities testing water and giving the thumbs up. Shift money toward crippling debt by using Flint’s original water treatment system. But lo and behold, the old system had lead pipes. Makes you wonder how many years Flint residents drank leaded water BEFORE they were sourcing it from Detroit and did they know? Did they cover it up? How soon can they fix it? Subtracting those who are just looking for a quick political attack, who really cares? I spoke with Sandra Bernhardt of all people on Twitter about this issue and she said: “Penny wise, pound foolish.” I could tell she really cared. And she was right. How much money will the state pay for a fatal (!) mistake they made trying to save money? There are some resources that should be a priority. It seems to me that water of all things should be priority #1. http://tinyurl.com/hcu3luk

2016 Timeline

On this blog I hope to cover the news timeline for 2016

Monday, January 11

David Bowie died of cancer at age 69. He just celebrated his birthday and release a new album, “Blackstar” two days prior. Many believe he timed his death to his album release. One of my very favorite artists for decades. Very, very sad. Twitter and Facebook were log jammed with tributes and stories.

Media fixation: A resident was interviewed after a fire at a Tulsa apartment complex. Several media outlets poked fun at her. I think it’s racist and also wonder what different reaction they would have if she was white. http://tinyurl.com/h2nm4u3

Sean Penn’s interview with Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, the Mexican drug-lord  plays a role in his arrest. Authorities say that he will be extradited to an American prison in a year.

Tuesday, January 12

Milo Yiannopoulos Claims He Was Un-Verified On Twitter For Being Conservative. Despite terror organizations actively recruiting on Twitter, apparently, being the Associate Editor for Breitbart.com is repulsive enough to get your Twitter account sidelined. Free speech and equal access? http://tinyurl.com/zplg8mn

Media fixation: Hillary’s edge is slipping as Bernie Sander’s numbers almost equal hers as his number grows to 39%.  Clinton is at 43% and there are only 21 days until the primary election. http://tinyurl.com/jxjmcch

The stock markets are down as investors react to China’s slipping markets. DOW is @16k. Apple stock is below $100 a share at $96. http://tinyurl.com/jxaowhv

Opinion #1

I see police having military assault vehicles like the MRAP as a threat to freedom and humanity. They end up being used not against terrorist but against regular Americans. Sound cannons, rubber bullets, tanks, tear gas all used on peaceful protesters on a regular basis. Military weapons used to fight Constitutional rights such as protest (assembly) and speech, all under the guise of a “Liberal” president (who’s actions are exactly like his predecessor). [Response to Michigan’s Macomb County Sheriff’s Department receiving an MRAP from the federal government through the DoD surplus program.]

More: Macomb, Oakland sheriffs to get surplus armored vehicles

Opinion #2

The technological equivalent to being a vegetarian in the 21st century would be to abandon cell phone use. I may be on board… only I love having a small computer in my pocket. Can you imagine having a deactivated phone in your pocket and using it to read news and playing music? I can. I’m 99.9% there. This guy would be the Vegan of technology. He carries nothing and he’s happy. http://tinyurl.com/j5j83fw

 

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Tuesday, January 12

Milo Yiannopoulos Claims He Was Un-Verified On Twitter For Being Conservative. Despite terror organizations actively recruiting on Twitter, apparently, being the Associate Editor for Breitbart.com is repulsive enough to get your Twitter account sidelined. Free speech and equal access? http://tinyurl.com/zplg8mn

Media fixation: Hillary’s edge is slipping as Bernie Sander’s numbers almost equal hers as his number grows to 39%.  Clinton is at 43% and there are only 21 days until the primary election. http://tinyurl.com/jxjmcch

The stock markets are down as investors react to China’s slipping markets. DOW is @16k. Apple stock is below $100 a share at $96. http://tinyurl.com/jxaowhv

Opinion #1

I see police having military assault vehicles like the MRAP as a threat to freedom and humanity. They end up being used not against terrorist but against regular Americans. Sound cannons, rubber bullets, tanks, tear gas all used on peaceful protesters on a regular basis. Military weapons used to fight Constitutional rights such as protest (assembly) and speech, all under the guise of a “Liberal” president (who’s actions are exactly like his predecessor). [Response to Michigan’s Macomb County Sheriff’s Department receiving an MRAP from the federal government through the DoD surplus program.]

Opinion #2

The technological equivalent to being a vegetarian in the 21st century would be to abandon cell phone use. I may be on board… only I love having a small computer in my pocket. Can you imagine having a deactivated phone in your pocket and using it to read news and playing music? I can. I’m 99.9% there. This guy would be the Vegan of technology. He carries nothing and he’s happy. http://tinyurl.com/j5j83fw