The events of the last week or so brought this subject to mind and stirred my curiosity. The very first time i flew was when my mother decided to move us down to Naples Florida in the South West par of the state. This was in 1964 an on a National Airlines turbo prop Trip [...]
|By: Ruth Calvo Friday March 27, 2015 3:53 am|
As substitute for msmolly’s usual Friday post, I felt like this should reflect her interests, and searched for something about our country’s often hamhanded surveillance program. That wasn’t hard. It seems with a compulsion to use up the taxpayer funded spy programs by our various’defense’ and ‘security’ operatives, the ATF has been finding ways to throw away the public funding on totally useless and unfunctional drones that seem pretty useless in other ways to the job that body is intended to perform.
|By: Ruth Calvo Thursday March 26, 2015 3:54 am|
Welcome to Thursday’s Over Easy, a continuation of Southern Dragon’s Lakeside Diner and its tradition of giving an overview of news our everyday media doesn’t cover, issues that we ought to consider outside the U.S. scene.
The use of alternative energy sources has powered Costa Rica for the whole year so far in 2015, joining advanced nations in avoiding the pollution of fossil fuel energy production.
|By: Crane-Station Wednesday March 25, 2015 4:07 am|
A Pew Stateline analysis published earlier this month shows that “the percentage of “middle-class” households- those making between 67 percent and 200 percent of the state’s median income- shrunk between 2000 and 2013.”
|By: cmaukonen Tuesday March 24, 2015 4:54 am|
This was how most children in first grade were introduced to reading and the spotless white middle class world. I was introduced to it with “See Jip jump” from the Alice and Jerry series of books. Which included Skip Along, Day In & Day Out, Down the River Road, Through the Green Gate, If Were Going, Singing Wheels, Engine Whistles and Runaway Home. [...]
|By: msmolly Friday March 20, 2015 5:00 am|
On February 26 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to reclassify broadband internet access as a “Title II” telecommunications service, which allows the FCC to impose specific open internet rules that prohibit activities like paid prioritization and blocking. This is just one battle in a war that is far from over, and there are several reasons to remain quite vigilant in efforts to protect a free and open internet.
|By: Ruth Calvo Thursday March 19, 2015 3:54 am|
Thursday tradition continues, and in the Lakeside Diner begun by Southern Dragon, today we will look at foreign media, and a perspective that doesn’t come from reportage the U.S. press usually does provide.
|By: cmaukonen Tuesday March 17, 2015 4:55 am|
Benjamin Franklin was to have said “I’d rather be a pessimist because then I can only be pleasantly surprised.” but also said “I’m more optimistic than pessimistic. Or perhaps I’m an optimistic pessimist — prepare for the worst, but when the very worst doesn’t happen, I’m pleasantly surprised.” I like listening to music of the [...]
|By: BoxTurtle Monday March 16, 2015 5:19 am|
Let us talk about the LEFT’s war on science. Yes, I typed LEFT. Stopped you for a second, didn’t it? Normally, you see things like that from the right.
|By: msmolly Friday March 13, 2015 5:00 am|
Hillary Clinton and her advisors must have decided that it was finally time to have her address the email brouhaha, so she held a press conference this week, and attempted to simply brush the whole thing off as no big deal. According to most press reports, it didn’t work, and the furor continues unabated.