Author Archives: Paul

Professional software engineer; enthusiast / advanced amateur photographer; (Apple) / Mac / iOS guy; partially omniscient, witty, tech geek; hooligan; user of 'adult language'; 37?!?; rock / blues / jazz fan; skeptic; and raconteur (...and ESRI).

The Greatest Run of Super Bowl Halftime Shows

I may be showing my age, but there’s no question that the greatest run of Super Bowl Halftime Shows happened from 2005 — 2010 (Super Bowls XXIX — XLIV). This run included the following artists: Paul McCartney The Rolling Stones Prince Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band The Who […]

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Remembering the ‘Faith-based Initiative’ we call 9/11 (2022)

I essentially re-post this every year: Those in authority should take appropriate precautions to protect our citizens. But we will not allow this enemy to win the war by changing our way of life or restricting our freedoms. (emphasis added) –George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, remarks made during press conference/photo opportunity […]

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FRONTLINE: The Power of Big Oil

In an epic three-part documentary series, FRONTLINE investigates the decades-long failure to confront the threat of climate change and the role of the fossil fuel industry. Part One charts the fossil fuel industry’s early research on climate change and investigates industry efforts to sow seeds of doubt about the science. Part Two explores the industry’s […]

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Some States Could Tax Recipients of Student Loan Relief

Danielle Douglas-Gabriel reporting for the Washington Post: People in line to benefit from President Biden’s plan to cancel up to $20,000 in student loans could be taxed on the one-time relief depending on where they live. Mississippi, North Carolina and Indiana plan to levy state taxes on federal student loan forgiveness, while decisions in Wisconsin, […]

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The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert at Wembley was an Amazing Show!

An amazing show! Given that it clocked in at just under 6 hours, it’s great that they already have the footage up on YouTube (click title link).

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ATTENTION QANON, MAGAT FASCISTS: Every time you sing "We're Not Gonna Take It" remember it was written by a cross-dressing, libtard, tree hugging half-Jew who HATES everything you stand for. It was you and people like you that inspired every angry word of that song! SO FUCK OFF! — Dee Snider🇺🇸🎤 (@deesnider) August 26, 2022 […]

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Slavery By Another Name

“[In the Spring of 1921, John S.] Williams [became] the first Southern white man since 1877 to be indicted for the first degree murder of an African American; it would not happen again until 1966.” — Slavery By Another Name (PBS 2012).   PBS: Slavery by Another Name “resets” our national clock with a singular […]

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My Family’s Doll Test

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi* writing for The Atlantic: Regardless of your race, it’s never too early to consider the messages a child is receiving from the world around them. Color blindness is not an option. Research has demonstrated that even at 1 year old, our children notice different skin colors. We can impress upon children […]

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Human-Caused Climate Change More Powerful Than the Fall of the Roman Empire

María Luisa Paúl repoting for The Washington Post: Every year, farmers in France’s central region of Auvergne repeat the same process. During summer and fall, their cows graze in pastures, eating to their hearts’ content. It’s only during this time that farmers can produce salers, a highly regulated semihard cheese with the same buttery depth […]

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Elvis +45 years

On this day, 45 years ago (that’s 1977, for those who aren’t great at math), Elvis Presley died.

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