The Buck Does Not Stop Here

Submitted by ub on Sat, 08/17/2019 - 06:59

Popularized by POTUS Harry Truman, it was adopted by just about every president since then. The slogan is based on the metaphorical expression passing the buck, derived from poker gameplay, that came to mean "passing the blame", or absolving oneself of responsibility or concern by denying authority or jurisdiction over a given matter.

Americans Must Vote

Submitted by ub on Fri, 08/16/2019 - 06:05

We’re not telling you to vote for any specific candidate, but we are asking you to vote. In order to cast a ballot, we must be legally registered. We have a Constitutional responsibility and we must exercise it before we lose it.

Regardless of what anyone says to scare us to vote one way or another, it is our individual right as an American citizen. The Voting Rights Act ensures that state and local governments do not pass laws or policies that deny American citizens the equal right to vote based on race.

From Woodstock to IPhones

Submitted by ub on Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:08

50 years after Woodstock Americans living in #USA have evolved from the We and Us to the I and Me generation. Is this an egotistic trip of whiners? From weed stoned to clinging on the iPhone.

Whatever happened to flower power? Fifty years after 400K young people gathered together at Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, New York, for the now-infamous Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, have Americans lost their way as the leaders of the free world?

Recession Returning?

Submitted by ub on Wed, 08/14/2019 - 09:12

As Germany's economy goes into reverse, the European nation shrank in the second quarter as global trade tensions hurt export-orientated manufacturers. China's economic growth has been systematically slowing down. The U.S. bond yield curve has significantly inverted, and all of these financial factors are sowing fears of yet another coming recession. This one is the #TrumpRecession - POTUS is scared about the economy, and it appears that he is setting up The Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell as his fall guy because nothing is ever his fault.

Radioactive Russians

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/13/2019 - 23:00

The name Russia is derived from Rus', a medieval state populated mostly by the East Slavs. However, this name became more prominent in the later history, and the country typically was called by its inhabitants "Русская Земля", which can be translated as "Russian Land" or "Land of Rus" Soon to be known as the homeland of radioactivity following another nuclear accident.

Film Festival Flop

Submitted by ub on Tue, 08/13/2019 - 09:15

No one goes to watch movies hoping they will be disappointed, but a much anticipated night out under the stars to enjoy artistic films with #CityIsland friends and neighbors attracted a few dozen #ClamDiggers and #MusselSuckers who patiently
waited for technical bugs to be sorted out, while the real bugs we biting some of the attendees.

The hastily promoted 8-10P Sunday event started off late and was followed by audio problems and after some people began leaving were saying that either they did not understand the films, or were not interested in the content.

From Revolution To Evolution

Submitted by ub on Mon, 08/12/2019 - 09:18

The people of Moscow and Hong Kong are mad as hell and will not take it anymore as political revolutions are fomenting and evolving against Communist regimes in China and Russia.

This represents an inevitable evolving change in a power base. This has occurred after the population is revolting against the government, due to perceived oppression political, social, economic and political incompetence.

Ice Cap Shrinks

Submitted by ub on Sun, 08/11/2019 - 14:40

On Earth, there once were about 30 million km3 of total ice mass. The average temperature of an ice mass ranges between −20 °C and −30 °C. The core of an ice cap exhibits a constant temperature that ranges between −15 °C and −20 °C

As you will see an ice cap is a glacier, a thick layer of ice and snow, that covers fewer than 50,000 square kilometers (19,000 square miles). Glacial ice covering more than 50,000 square kilometers (19,000 square miles) is called an ice sheet.

New Issues Few Answers

Submitted by ub on Sat, 08/10/2019 - 20:17

As the can of worms opens wider, Americans should demand answers after accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein died in an apparent suicide inside his prison cell. Some are asking if Epstein's suicide feels like something concocted by Communist Russia?

The final determination was suicide but what about our federal prison system which has lost 12 percent of its workforce since the beginning of the Trump administration? Understaffing is such a chronic problem that prison officials now resort to untrained staffers pulling guard duty.