No Phones Allowed

Submitted by ub on Wed, 03/13/2019 - 09:24

As a young cub reporter, I recall covering news inside the courthouse during the Ted Bundy murder trial. Back then, there was a real need for quarters and also the necessity and urgency to stake out a nearby payphone for breaking news, because, despite cells, mobile phones are still not allowed inside the courthouse.

For those who may not know what I'm talking about, a payphone is a coin-operated public telephone, often located in a telephone booth or a privacy hood, with pre-payment by inserting money or by billing a credit or debit card, or a telephone card.

The University of Spoiled Children

Submitted by ub on Tue, 03/12/2019 - 20:17

The hard truth about a dirty little secret of some relationships between America's rich and famous and how they bought higher ed and bribed US BORED of Education Officials.

It's worth pointing out the real reason admissions fraud worked is that institutions for higher learning are willing to give some students an unfair advantage.

Killing USA Softly

Submitted by ub on Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:00

Defenseless #USA is a serious thing to say but being without a Pentagon Chief and Secretary of Defense is yet another way POTUS has failed to drain the swamp today.

Also, his Muslim ban, reducing regulations, Summits with dictators and thugs, while at the same time alienating our allies have had no real staying power.

He’s Just Not Worth It

Submitted by ub on Tue, 03/12/2019 - 07:42

“He’s just not worth it” - Is this brilliant messaging? Seriously? Honestly? Does this blow up a GOP campaign in advance of 2020?

Is US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asking the GOP, do you insist on defending a pathetic orange hating bully? Then, go ahead and have it your way and make sure you have fun with that.

Pelosi thinks the current President of the United States is unfit for office and that ethically and intellectually she says, "He's just not worth it."

Climate Change and Turbulence

Submitted by ub on Mon, 03/11/2019 - 15:03

As someone who does not like to fly, I do not appreciate reading the following developments, considering the recent hardware, software and everywhere fears I have of flying.

Researchers are linking climate change to increased turbulence. Anthropogenic climate change is expected to strengthen the vertical wind shears at aircraft cruising altitudes within the atmospheric jet streams.

Sunshine Week

Submitted by ub on Mon, 03/11/2019 - 11:09

This is Sunshine Week and it runs until March 16. A special week for recognizing the importance of freedom of information in our democracy.

The Center for Public Integrity has been enlightening and empowering people through investigations. Freedom of information helps keep public officials honest, makes government more efficient and provides a check against abuse of power.

Please join Sunshine Week for greater transparency in government.

Mexico Will Never Pay

Submitted by ub on Mon, 03/11/2019 - 08:28

Do the math, the currency exchange rate between 1 United States Dollar equals 19.49 Mexican Pesos. How many pesos are 8 Billion Dollars?

Trump promised over and over again that Mexico would pay for his wall, so why does he now want American taxpayers to pay? And since we do not even know if @Realdonaldtrump pays any taxes, why should #USA be forced to pay?

Boeing Crashes

Submitted by ub on Mon, 03/11/2019 - 07:54

The Boeing Company is an American multinational corporation that designs, manufactures, and sells airplanes, rotorcraft, rockets, satellites, and missiles worldwide.

Are there similarities between the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the crash of a Lion Air flight last year? Both planes were brand new Boeing 737 Max 8s. What about the others?

USA Steps Closer To Legalizing Pot

Submitted by ub on Sun, 03/10/2019 - 13:11

Americans are becoming more comfortable by admitting they use or have tried cannabis, and the numbers are there to prove it.

It is difficult to ignore that pot use is becoming more and more acceptable. The latest polling reveals an unprecedented record high in the percentage of adults who approve of marijuana.

64% of the respondents said that it should be made legal. Another study by an academic institution revealed that 52% of adults 18 and over have tried marijuana. And of those that have tried it, 44% are current users.

Why Mock Southerners?

Submitted by ub on Sat, 03/09/2019 - 20:31

As victims of Alabama’s deadly tornados pick up their lives, POTUS went on a bible signing tour that went as far as hugging the same type of folks he has reportedly used the term dumb southerner against and even mocked their southern drawl.

Just a few days before the devastating tornado which killed dozens in Alabama, he was making fun of their accent. How does a president make fun of people he swore to protect and represent?