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The End of Tolerance

I was following a thread on Facebook where people were offended by the word "fuck" on a t-shirt. It basically said, "Fuck Trump and the people who voted for him" and went on to condemn those who still support him, after everything we've seen him do and say.  My feeling on the word is that … Continue reading The End of Tolerance

The Fallacy of Background Checks

It's happened again and again since I last wrote about gun control--more senseless shootings, murders, suicides, and accidents. And everyone is searching for answers: better doors, fewer doors, arming teachers and projectionists. None of these "solutions" really limit the number of guns flooding into our streets, schools and certainly not into our homes. So many … Continue reading The Fallacy of Background Checks

A Look into Football’s Future

Article clipped from a 2028 website: NFL Calls it Quits Jun, 4: (AP) The National Football League, facing another round of ex-player lawsuits, has formally dissolved and declared bankruptcy. It is expected that the struggling AFL, now down to three teams, will soon follow suit.   Looking back, it was clear the end was near … Continue reading A Look into Football’s Future

Windows April Feature Update (1803)

It seems Microsoft thinks it's necessary to provide a "new and improved" version of Windows again. To this end, they have released Windows 10 version 1803. I have a half-dozen systems here running Windows 10 and all but one have successfully updated to 1803 on their own without issue. That's great. I also have a primary … Continue reading Windows April Feature Update (1803)

Seattle’s Homeless—Another Solution

Seattle, like many cities large and small all over the country, is facing a homeless crisis. The homeless have been studied, vilified, embraced, patronized, and pushed from one encampment to another as we struggle with a real solution to the problem.  As I see it, (and I'm no expert), there are many reasons people resort … Continue reading Seattle’s Homeless—Another Solution

The Black Panther and Education

We just saw The Black Panther to escape from the oppressive heat here in Redmond.  Before you reply "88 degrees? That's nothing it's 104 here in...," consider that we're not used to it, and we don't have air-conditioning, as we usually only have a few days of heat every year. No one wants to see me sleep … Continue reading The Black Panther and Education

On Poverty and School Children

I listened to an NPR story on poverty in schools and America. Study after study shows academic achievement and success is directly proportional to two factors: How much money is spent on the child's education and the economic class (and success) of the parents. In homes where the parents are struggling, unemployed, jailed or working … Continue reading On Poverty and School Children