Fauxcahontas on the warpath.

Fauxcahontas on the warpath. And out for all to see during the confirmation hearing of Dr. Ben Carson for the head of Housing and Urban Development.  The transcript below is from

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English: Elizabeth Warren speaking at March 29, 2010, at the Women in Finance symposium. Warren was part of a five-woman panel discussion. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

the hearing.  What I find amazing is that with a reported budget of $32.6 Billion (2014), how Warren determines that Carson can keep track of each and every penny, or as the conversation went $10.

Carson was gracious and level in his answers, and yet Warren continued with the minutia.  It is apparent that she has no grasp of the job requirements and duties of a Presidential Cabinet appointee.

mr. chairman and congratulations on your
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new role as chair of this committee i’m
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looking forward to working with you as
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well as with six new members of our
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committee dr. Carson thank you for being
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here thank you
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before we get into some of the questions
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that are raised in my letter to you
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earlier this week I just want to get an
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answer to I think that’s simple
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yes-or-no question if you are confirmed
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to lead HUD you’ll be responsible for
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issuing billions of dollars in grants
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and loans to help develop housing and
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provide a lot of housing related
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services now housing development is an
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area in which president elect Trump and
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his family have significant business
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interests can you assure me that not a
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single taxpayer dollar that you give out
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will financially benefit the
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president-elect or his family
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well senator I was worried that you
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wouldn’t get back thank you for coming
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back I’m back I can assure you that the
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things that i do are driven by sense of
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morals and values and therefore I will
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absolutely not play favorites for anyone
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dr. Carson at let me stop right there I
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i’m actually trying to ask a more
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pointed question and it’s not about your
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good faith that’s not my concern
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my concern is whether or not among the
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billions of dollars that you will be
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responsible for handing out in grants
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and loans can you just assuring us that
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not one dollar will go to benefit either
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the president-elect or his family
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it will not be my intention to do
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anything I could to benefit any any
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American I understand that’s for all
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Americans everything that we do
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do I take that to mean that you may
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manage programs that will significantly
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benefit the president-elect you can
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get the main that I will manage things
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in a way that benefits the American
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people that is going to be the goal to
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the best you understand it if there
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happens to be an extraordinarily good
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program that’s working for millions of
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people and it turns out that that that
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someone that you’re targeting is going
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to gain you know ten dollars from it
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am I going to say no the rest of you
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Americans can’t have it
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I think logic and common sense probably
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would be the best way
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yeah although we do have a problem here
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and I appreciate your good faith in this
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and I do dr. Carson the problem is that
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you can assure is that HUD money out of
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ten dollar varieties but of
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multimillion-dollar varieties will not
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end up in the president elects pockets
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and the reason you can’t assurance of
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that is because the president-elect is
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hiding his family’s business interests
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from you from me from the rest of
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America and this just highlights the
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absurdity and the danger of the
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president elects refusal to put his
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assets in a true blind trust he knows he
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the president like knows what will
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benefit him and his family financially
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but the public doesn’t which means he
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can divert taxpayer money into his own
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pockets without anyone knowing about it
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the only way that the American people
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can know that the president is working
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in their best interests and not in his
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own is if he divest and puts his assets
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in a true blind trust transferring his
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holdings to his children does nothing as
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the head of the nonpartisan ethics
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committee said just last night since the
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president-elect refuses to address this
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voluntarily we need to pass the
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presidential conflicts of interest act
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that i introduced with more than 20 of
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my colleagues which would require him to
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do so
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so with the time i have less i just want
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to follow up very quickly on a letter
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that I sent to you earlier this week and
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we talked about in my artists and I
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appreciated that
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but and I appreciated it to as you know
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more than 7 million children rely on HUD
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for housing seven million people many of
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them are children veterans people with
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disabilities
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um for many of these people had is the
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difference between a stable home and
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life out on the streets but one major
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problem that we talked about his lead
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exposure and according to the most
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recent HUD study 62,000 public housing
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units nearly six percent of our total
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public housing stock are in need of lead
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abatement you are highly accomplished
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dr. we spoke at length about the
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implications of lead and lead poisoning
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our children can I just ask you to
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commit today that you will make sure
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that HUD resources are dedicated to
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dramatically reducing the number of
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public housing units where LED is a
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problem i can assure you that I will
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very much be working with you on that
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310,000 cases right now children each of
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which cost us enormous amounts money i
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don’t think people even calculate that
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and to that when we’re talking about
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so yes I will be very vigorous in that
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area i I’ve airy much appreciate it
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um this is a particular problem for us
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in the northeast is a particular problem
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in boston where housing stock is old
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route and it is absolutely critical that
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we get the lead out of these housing
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units and that our children have a
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chance to grow up without being injured
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by our own negligence i look forward to
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working with thank you for your
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leadership and angry
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thank you dr. Carson senator Heller
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Friday Findings…

I’m using Scrollistic for this posting. Let’s see how it goes.

It’s Friday and the Christmas holiday weekend is upon us. There is snow on the ground here and the weather forecast is for some snow for the next couple of days. Welcome to just another weekend here in Northern Wisconsin.

Friday Findings…
How about someone giving Hillary Clinton a participation trophy for her recent participation in the Presidential Election. That way she can go away happy.

Ivanka Trump and Jet Blue. I know nothing about Jet Blue personally. I know of people

Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

who have flown with Jet Blue and rave positively about the airline. I’m wondering about the optics of this episode. Is Ivanka and her kids giving us the vision that they are common folk just as we are? With the family money and their current new status there are also some security issues that come to mind as well. I certainly hope that the whinny traveler that verbally accosted is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Ivanka and art. It comes from the art world that artists are all in an uproar and have had their sensibilities reproached by Ivanka having their art on the walls of her home. So they, the artists, are upset that someone appreciates their art and has paid the asking price for their work, and then displays it in their home. I don’t get it.

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Tuesday Thoughts…

Yes it’s Tuesday and nearly Christmas.  The ground here is covered with snow and a white

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Leading the 2001 Christmas Pageant of Peace program, President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush preside over the lighting ceremonies for the National Christmas Tree, a 40-foot Colorado blue spruce. White House photo by Susan Sterner. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Christmas is upon us.  Some thoughts as Christmas is upon us and the year is winding down.

The recent Presidential Election is now well in our rear view mirror and yesterday the designated electors from all 50 states voted and Donald J.Trump is now designated as our 45th President.  I’m hopeful that we, as a country can now begin to move forward into 2017.

That being said, I’m not so sure that moving forward is going to be so easily accomplished.  As I read news stories and postings on the profusion of social media sites I am both concerned, and confused.

There continues to be what appears to be a great deal of hate for the newly elected president.  Possibly not for him specifically and rather for the overall process which brought him to his newfound position.  I can only speak for myself in this matter, and back in 2008 and 2012 my choice for president didn’t win either year.  Those of my family and close friends while disappointed certainly didn’t display any of the outbursts which have been reported over the past few weeks.

No one went to the electoral college gathering in Colorado to shout furious rhetoric while acting like some whiny, bad-tempered child.  We were not pleased with the outcome of the vote and moved on.  We were wise enough to know that the Republican Party had not put forth a quality candidate.  Nor had that candidate connected with the voters.

Back to current events, the Republican candidate connected with his voting base and the Democrat, Hillary Clinton didn’t.  I’m certain that plenty of reviews and dissection of the 2016 Presidential Election will look at everything but how the candidate connected with their respective voters.

Now, six weeks after the election, there continue to be those statist democrats who are filled with and spew nothing but ungracious, scathing and vile sputum at one and all.  I’ll assert that this is a contributing basis for the divide in this country.  With the statist left continuing to act like the child who didn’t get their way, nothing will be resolved.  Time to man up Democrats.

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Wisconsin Election Recount.

This morning I went to observe our local county election recount, instigated by Green Party Candidate, Jill Stein.  Some photos follow.  The recount was held at the Bayfield County Courthouse Annex.  We as Observer’s were provided with appropriate name tags.  The photo at the bottom here is Scott S. Fibert, Bayfield County Clerk, speaking with one of the four teams tasked with performing the recount.

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You know this and are aware of this right?

I know that you’re smart enough to be aware, that the only green that Green Party Candidate Jill Stein is interested and concerned about is…

One hundred dollar bills in the shape of a heart isolated on white background The love of money

One hundred dollar bills in the shape of a heart isolated on white background The love of money

I knew that you were smart enough.

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Update: Wisconsin Presidential Election Recount.

The Jill Stein and Hillary Clinton Election recount here in Wisconsin is on fire.

via GIPHY

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Really Twitter?

Really Twitter?  I think you might need to adjust your suggestion Algorithm.

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And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to…

Let’s join Mr. Peabody,and Sherman and travel way back to San Francisco in 2008,mr-peabody-sherman-1960s

You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not.

And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

Candidate Obama during a fundraiser while in San Francisco back in 2008. Now lets move forward to 2016 and the end of our recent Presidential election.  I find it interesting that we have either lazy town residents, which is likely the case or we have those on the democrat side to whom Obama was referring.  I submit the following for your enlightenment.
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It is interesting to note that while the county went for Hillary, none of the other candidates featured in the yard signs were winners.

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6 topics for your discussions today.

6 topics for your discussions today and you mill about smartly.

Do NOT SIGN THIS PETITION

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English: Detail of Preamble to Constitution of the United States Polski: Fragment preambu?y Konstytucji Stanów Zjednoczonych (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For those at the Daily KOS and other who are unfamiliar with our constitution, I submit the following.

Article V

The Congress, whenever two-thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two-thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three-fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.

How to pick the right secure messaging app for you – Daily Dot

In the article is an app Signal.  I’ve just begun to make use of it.

Restaurants Are Capitalizing On Your Love For Your Grandma 

Best to keep in mind the next time you are out to eat.

American Elections Will Be Hacked

Well, it’s a week later and no it didn’t happen.  However, it is a great article to read and keep mindful of the information presented.

Apple Considers Wearables Expansion With Digital Glasses

So it must be serious if Apple is getting into the space.  Stay tuned.

Thousands of students carry protests against Trump into second week

I’ve seen the articles and posting by others across the social media sphere and yet?  I’ve yet to see any demand or reasons for these protests.  Can we fire up the way back time machine and take a look at the protests/riots a week after the elections in 2008 and 2012 by the losing party.  I’ll sit here and wait for your report.

Thanks for your consideration and time from your day to give us a read.  You are assisting us to continue to Fight Back.

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Dawning of a new day.

Dawning of a new day, this Wednesday after the 2016 Presidential election.  I can report that img_1287there has been no fire and brimstone, no plague of locusts and no evidence of cats and dogs living together.

I’ve posted some in the usual suspect social media outlets, and yet have mostly stayed away and working on some other projects.  There continues to be quite a bit of weeping and wailing and knashing of teeth, along with a fair amount of handwringing over the results of the election last night.

I am pleased with the results of the election and the local results here in northern Wisconsin.  I’m not of the mind to be shouting from the rooftops, setting off fireworks, ringing the churchbells or any other public display of glee.  It’s only an election, and while in the larger scheme of things there are plenty of underlying issues relating to what transpired last night.  Yes, it’s only an election, not unlike the recent World Series which ended recently.  Two teams competed for the prize and one came away the winner.  The loser congratulated the winner and the winners had their 15 minutes of fame, and then we have all moved on.

We would be and can gain further wisdom in following the example of what transpired in the World Series.

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