FOIA

FOIA   Imagine running a business and one morning a court orders a complete review of every customer served that coincides with specific criteria. The order allows two weeks to complete this request. Welcome to FOIA. Freedom of information act requests (FOIA’s) are often cumbersome, disorganized and request huge amounts of information that are often not… Continue reading FOIA

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Local News

Local News I blame the flat earthers, but maybe they are an easy scapegoat. Maybe it is the UFO folks, but I liked the X-Files, so I’m less inclined to blame them. Society has reached a stage where anyone can say anything and it becomes truth. How does a person separate Fake News from Fantasy… Continue reading Local News

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Propaganda

Propaganda I have always said change must happen at the local level, the people must demand it and set an example. They must elect leaders who will then take the changes to the State and Federal levels. It is unlikely substantive change will start at the Federal Level and trickly down. I still believe this.… Continue reading Propaganda

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So Many Websites

So Many Websites Since gaslighting, a popular euphemism for lying, is growing ever more popular, the fourth estate is losing some of its grip. Since most people still rely on the evening or nightly news to keep them informed, it still retains far more influence than its credibility warrants. Even Fox news is less than… Continue reading So Many Websites

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What’s Fair

What’s Fair How much should the government give you? What should your subsidy be? What should mine be? How much should government subsidize parents for having a child? Should the subsidy be the same for each child, whether it is one child or ten? Should it be more if located in a high cost city?… Continue reading What’s Fair

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70 in a 65

70 in a 65 Imagine you are an engineer (work for a private firm, or maybe retired) and the city where you live posts plans for a new bridge. Upon review, just for professional curiosity (or maybe you bid on the project), it is clear the bridge plans are unsound. The bridge will fail. Maybe… Continue reading 70 in a 65

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Red Ripples

Red Ripples I love the beach and the surf, real surf where waves pound the sand and if you are not paying attention, it hurts. This red wave people are predicting is a nice thought and it may stem the tide of insanity that is currently circulating, but it may look more like the waves… Continue reading Red Ripples

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Purse Strings

Purse Strings Imagine somebody breaking into your house, stepping on a Lego and breaking an arm as they crash into the wall; and suing you for damages. It happens and while not frequent, frivolous lawsuits are not uncommon. Some lawsuits are filed for solid reasons and get blown out of proportion by the lawyers (…stop… Continue reading Purse Strings

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LEO’s Don’t Make Law But…

LEO’s Don’t Make Law But… Law enforcement will (and has) arrested people at civic gatherings (council and school board meetings). If you have not seen the video of New Hampshire State Troopers arresting people from a few weeks ago, it is a peek of what is to come (New Hampshire State Police Arrest People Peacefully… Continue reading LEO’s Don’t Make Law But…

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Green New Deal (ership)

Green New Deal (ership) Part of the infrastructure bill (the title, like many bill titles is a joke) is a way for the federal government to triple down (they doubled down decades ago) on leverage to get the states to do what they want. People, and state elected officials, can scream all they want about… Continue reading Green New Deal (ership)

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