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A Chinese Invasion Of Taiwan?????
on 10 Apr 2021
, latest 8 days ago Elena has been concerned as of late about mainland China forcefully retaking Taiwan. Before we get into the military challenges of such an action, let us look at the geopolitical...
The Large Resources Employed To Save A Dog
on 16 Oct 2021
, latest 9 days ago #cliffdogreesucepacifica 20 years ago Elena and I moved into the first home that we owned. It was a townhouse in the Blossom Hill area of San Jose. One night we...
Captain James Tiberius Kirk Made It To Space!!!!!
on 13 Oct 2021
, latest 11 days ago #bluroriginwilliamshatner The night of September 8, 1966, was hot, sultry, and humid in Houston. My sister and I were in our home at 5715 Belarbor Avenue. We were in her...
Southwest Airlines And The Vaccine Mandate They Are Pursuing
on 12 Oct 2021
, latest 12 days ago #swairlinesvaccinemandate Our newspaper has an article about Southwest Airlines and the large number of canceled flights. The airline claims that bad weather has caused the cancelation of all these flights...
Can Trump Pardon Himself?
on 13 Nov 2020
, latest 12 days ago #trumppardonshimslef Learned Counselors: This question has intrigued me for some time. It also intrigued the MSNBC news network. They went to a Constitutional Law Specialist at Harvard Law School. He...
There Is A Serious Worldwide Energy Crisis Right Now!
on 11 Oct 2021
, latest 13 days ago #worldwideenergycrisis There is an energy crisis in three countries that we need to be worried about. The US, Canada, Australia, and Argentina have enough oil, natural gas, and coal to...
"A Most Unusual Day!!"
on 10 Oct 2021
, latest 15 days ago #amostunusualday 1948 is my year of birth. That year a movie came out -"A Date With Judy." The theme song was "It's A Most Unusual Day!" This song describes my...
Traversing The Darien Gap-A True Hell Hole!!
on 4 Oct 2021
, latest 21 days ago #hatianscrossthedariengap The Pan American Highway starts up in Alaska. It goes through Canada, the US, and Central America. It is interrupted in Panama. You must board a ferry there and...
If The US Defaulted On Its National Debt
on 2 Oct 2021
, latest 22 days ago #usnationaldebtdefault October 18 is "a red-letter day" here in the US. The national debt ceiling expires on this day. If the national debt ceiling is not raised, the US will...
South Korea And Dog Meat
on 29 Sep 2021
, latest 25 days ago #southkoreadogmeat SOUTH KOREASouth Korean President Moon Jae-in suggested this week that the country might ban the consumption of dog meat, sparking a debate about the controversial tradition, USA Today reported.Moon,...
Delfina Pizzeria Was Closed For Lunch?????
on 26 Sep 2021
, latest a month ago #delfinapizzeria Those of us who live in the Bay area are familiar with a restaurant chain named Delfina. They operate two pricey restaurants in San Francisco and Palo Alto. They...
Huawei Diplomatic Crisis Comes To An End
on 25 Sep 2021
, latest a month ago #mengwanzhou you may not have heard of her, but Meng Wenzhou aged 49 is Chinese royalty. She is the chief financial officer of the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei. Her father,...
The California Unemployment System Lost Up To $31 Billion Due To Fraudulent Unemployment Claims
on 25 Sep 2021
, latest a month ago #eddfraud How California's EDD got scammed out of $2 million by a prison inmate, a nurse and a car dealer employeePhoto of Carolyn SaidCarolyn SaidSep. 24, 2021Updated: Sep. 24, 2021...
It's Time To Start Fighting Back Hard Against Ransomware!!
on 23 Sep 2021
, latest a month ago #ransomware I want to go under the radar again this morning. We all have heard stories about criminal gangs from Russia taking control of computer systems. A substantial ransom is...
NCIS Hawaii: First Impression
on 21 Sep 2021
, latest a month ago #ncishawaii NCIS Hawaii premiered last night. I shall use a phrase that Elena loves as follows: "It is full of ass-kicking women!" The show is full of very strong female...
Inspiration4 Returns To Earth With All Safe
on 19 Sep 2021
, latest a month ago inspiration4makesithome The Inspiration4 manned space capsule re-entered the earth's atmosphere. It splashed down in the Atlantic Ocean without any problems. All four civilian astronauts emerged from the capsule in good...
A Big Crisis-Alaska Hospitals Are Running Out Of ICU Beds
on 16 Sep 2021
, latest a month ago #alaskaicucrisis The devil is always in the detail. There was a news story last night about the crisis in Anchorage, Alaska hospitals. Like many other locations, almost every ICU bed...
An Amazing Story From The Inspiration4 Manned Spaceflight
on 18 Sep 2021
, latest a month ago #drsianproctorandneilarmstrong The Inspiration4 manned space flight is scheduled to splashdown in the Atlantic at 4:06 Pacific Time today. Netflix has an incredible documentary titled Countdown that I recommend for all...
India On Track To Become The Most Populous Country In The World By 2030
on 15 Sep 2021
, latest a month ago #indiamostpeopleinworld INDIADemography, Meet DestinyIndia is slated to surpass China and become the most populous country in the world before the end of the decade. By 2050, according to the United...
The Passing Away Of Two Humble People
on 14 Sep 2021
, latest a month ago #noicubeds Today I want to talk about the passing of two humble and special people. I have been proud to be associated with Explore Mars, Inc. for almost 11 years....
If Only I Had A Time Machine To Go Back???
on 12 Sep 2021
, latest a month ago #changinpastdecisions Many of us have had moments in our lives where we sit down and wish that we could go back in time and change some decisions that we made,...
Chinese Beer Drinking 9000 Years Ago
on 7 Sep 2021
, latest a month ago #ancientbeerdrinking CheersMaking a toast to honor a dead friend or relative goes back 9,000 years, CNET reported.Archaeologists uncovered evidence of toasting the deceased with beer in Neolithic China, one of...
A Ghost Of Its Former Self
on 9 Sep 2021
, latest 2 months ago #serramonte mall Yesterday I had to take the Tesla for charging at a Tesla charging station atop a parking garage in Serramonte Mall. Anna and Luah, you remember what the...
Effort Underway To Rescue Afghan Girls Soccer Team
on 3 Sep 2021
, latest 2 months ago #afghangirlssoccerteam effort underway to rescue girls soccer team from AfghanistanBy ALEX SANZ and TAMMY WEBBERyesterdayIn this photo provided to The Associated Press, members of the Afghanistan national girls youth soccer...
A Covid-18 Tragedy From South Africa
on 29 Aug 2021
, latest 2 months ago #southafricacovid-19deaths 'Covid hit, and it ended in disaster': Young couple die within 3 weeks, leaving baby and dogsaccreditationJenni EvansSHAREfacebooktwitteremail and Sheena Scott on their wedding day.Craig and Sheena Scott on...
A Current Report On Afghan Refugees
on 30 Aug 2021
, latest 2 months ago #afghanrefugees AFGHANISTANNo VacancyAirbnb will offer 20,000 Afghan refugees free, temporary housing around the world as they seek to reestablish new lives after the militant, theocratic Taliban reasserted control over their...
Electric Cars Are Starting To Make Sense
on 25 Aug 2021
, latest 2 months ago #electriccarchargingcosts I had a most informative phone conversation with a woman employee of Pacific Gas and Electric yesterday morning. I asked her to explain the current electricity billing plan that...
Today Is A Day Of Incredible Triumph. We Handed Pacific Gas And Electric A Resounding Defeat!
on 26 Aug 2021
, latest 2 months ago #pacificgasandelectricrobbingt For years, Elena and I have struggled with monthly electricity bills from Pacific Gas and Electric averaging between $300 and $600+ per month. We installed a solar power system....
Australia Wildfires Caused A Global Reduction In Temperatures
on 4 Aug 2021
Posted 3 months ago #australiawildfires Cooling EffectThe unprecedented Australian bushfires of 2019-2020 burned more than 18 million hectares of land and killed an estimated one billion animals, according to the United Nations Environment Programme.They...
Jack's Plan For Putting Humans On The Surface Of Mars By 2033
on 31 Jul 2021
, latest 3 months ago #jacksmannedmarmissionplan My most admired Andrew L. Chaiklan "threw down the gauntlet to me" last night during the Planetary Radio podcast. He described sending humans to Mars as "The Mount Everest...
What Do You Give To The Man Who Has Everything
on 29 Jul 2021
, latest 3 months ago #theman inthemoon People in the space business are familiar with a 65-year-old man named Andrew L. Chaikan. He graduated from the Ivy League Brown University with a BS in Geology....
The Cheaper The Wedding...The Longer The Marriage
on 27 Jul 2021
, latest 3 months ago #cheapweddings Let's have some fun with numbers today. Every four years the World Cup is played. Every four years the Financial Times of London assembles a team of brilliant statisticians...
Space Pups- Good News About Radiation In Space
on 23 Jul 2021
, latest 3 months ago #spaceradiation Space PupsOne of the many issues about deep-space travel is the problem of space radiation but a new study on mice sperm suggests it’s not really a concern, Science...
In Praise Of The Simple Things In Life
on 14 Jul 2021
, latest 3 months ago #roastbeeffrozentoolong Sometimes the simple things in life mean so much. Before the pandemic, I bought a beef roast. It sat in the freezer for over two years. As we worked...
Who Will Pay The 136 Families For The Loss Of Their Condos In Sunrise, Florida?
on 4 Jul 2021
, latest 4 months ago #sunrisfloridacondocollapse Elena is famous for asking brilliant questions about things no one else considered. Yesterday she focused on the collapse of the apartment building in Sunrise, Florida. She didn't discuss...
In Praise Of Herman Miller Desk Chairs
on 3 Jul 2021
, latest 4 months ago #hermanmiller Those of us who spend much time at a desk find a desk chair a very important part of life. One of our readers, Dr. Pedro Peres, introduced me...
Donald Rumsfeld Owned A Home That Used To Be A Slave Torture Center
on 1 Jul 2021
, latest 4 months ago #mountmisery Love him or hate him, Donald Rumsfeld has an incredible career that most of us could only dream of having as follows:-US Navy fighter pilot-Millionaire businessman who pioneered things...
The 150-Amp Power Box-A Cautionary Tale
on 19 Jun 2021
, latest 4 months ago #150amppowerbox A little after 4:00 PM yesterday, our 150-amp power box came online. We were in hopes of activating the solar power system late in the afternoon. This will not...
In Praise Of The Australian Television Series The Gloaming
on 17 Jun 2021
Posted 4 months ago #The Gloaming I spent 4 years and five months of my life in Australia. I came to love the Australian television and film industry. They are gutsy, creative, original, and...