Wait a second… I thought it was the Russians who were interfering in our political system? Turns out it’s Bilbo Baggins???
Wait a second… the Two Main Parties are “irritated” with the money they BOTH get from “rogue billionaire” donors. As if there are just a bunch of “rogue” billionaires running about throwing money at people? It’s a problem, you see, because these billionaires expect something in return for the money. Read the rest of this entry
SEGMENT – 9/11
My son, for the first time, this year, asked me about the Towers.
In many ways, 9/11 for him, is much like Pearl Harbor for me. That is to say that it is an event with which he will have to live with the consequences, without having lived through the actual event. The war(s) resulting from 9/11 have now been declared “the longest” in our history. But for fourty-six years we lived with the consequences and fallout from World War II…
Segment – The Elimination of Privacy In America
You’ve heard the stories about Google and Facebook and probably even JC Penny’s monitoring your online use and “targeting” ads for you to see every day. For me, it’s rather humorous. Because of the nature of my work, I spend a good deal of time researching things that I would otherwise have no interest in. Then I get ads related to those things, which I ignore and click on “Not relevant to me.”
Then, like most of you, I go out and buy a living room table on my credit card.
And in some room full of computers somewhere, somebody takes notice of that.
What does it mean that Dave just bought a dining room set at a furniture store in Bremerton, Washington? What information can we glean from this purchase? what might it predict that Dave will do next?
Don’t think that’s happening?
You might think that Equifax is *just* a credit reporting company.
But it’s not *just* that. And while you might think that 143 Million Americans getting their data breached because of Equifax carelessness, it’s what they may have been doing with that data in the first place that should really make you mad.
SEGMENT – Traffic Court
I have to go to Traffic Court today. I guess that’s not 100% accurate, I chose to go to Traffic Court today because I received a Red Light Camera ticket via mail. Oddly enough, the pictures that came with a sworn statement, signed by a local LEO, are clearly my truck. Stopped at a red light. Brakes on and not moving. So my wife said, and I quote, “You’re fighting this one…”
As we recall 9-11, 2001, Dave reflects on his own experiences that day, and last night, when he had the most perfect moment for which he waited all his life.
SB350 was sort of defeated this week, as the mandated 50% reduction in gasoline usage was pulled from the bill. But that doesn’t mean that those who want to inflict that reduction on Californians have given up. In fact, it means that now they will try the same thing another route.
NASA released new pictures of both Pluto and its moon Charon this week. The pictures are mesmerizing and have Dave enthralled. Of course, not all science is good. Some of it is the opposite (bad). Like the idea of reanimating 30,000 frozen Siberian viruses.
The NFL season is underway, and Tom Brady had a pretty good message for those who hate him last night.