CALIFORNIA'S NETWORK NEUTRALITY PRESERVATION EFFORTS continue under assault by this current administration’s FCC hatchet man, Ajit Pai. Our state’s legislature’s bill as I described in previous posts now awaits Gov. Brown’s signature.
“...Ajit Pai might be doing fundraisers for organizations that have a vested interest in watching him wield the federal weight of the FCC against California's actually-legal state net neutrality laws...” Where's the political support for state's rights here?
Our state found out what can happen with “throttling” during one of our worst forest fires ever. If you think your state’s rights, and other issues, are unaffected you may be mistaken. I strongly urge that you read this article HERE:
(Also of note, this article, though four years old, may have information bearing on current and future activities of import to be aware of)
“...Facebook sponsors a US state policy clearinghouse for turning conservative ideas (like "faith-based healthcare") into state laws.”
“A Guardian investigation that State Policy Network is a "nexus of funding arrangements behind radical right-wing campaigns" with "members in each of the 50 states." As in, the Maine Heritage Policy Center.”
I am so angry with the failure of government leaders to respectfully give the accuser, Ms Ford, of the current U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Mr. Kavanaugh, the benefit of open-minded consideration she is speaking her truth that I can hardly restrain myself from making the most vile wishes for unwanted acts to happen to each of those leaders. I won’t distract from her issues by describing how I know the attacks and arguments the deniers utter condemning her for not having come forward sooner, or condemning others choice to respect her initial wish for confidentiality are totally without credibility, but they are – at least for anyone with any understanding and normal intelligence!
This President’s comments are disgusting but that’s to be expected from him most of the time, especially given his own documented attitudes and behaviors toward females he regards as sexual prey to be groped at will.
I have sympathy for the accused and have no difficulty believing that SC nominee may believe this alleged event never occurred, but let’s allow the FBI to investigate and establish that and other facts. I think it's a legal investigative travesty to not be done. If the event did occur, multiple explanations could account for his failure to recall this alleged occurrence, none the least of which is the degree of significance some males place on their behaviors toward women compared to how some females may perceive it -- inebriation complicates the matter for all but is never an excuse. (assuming no one has unknowingly been given a mind-altering substance.)
(YouTube video--not my cricket)
Serious issues here – am going buggy! A year or so ago, occasionally, I heard a cricket sound. Determining the source was inside the house, not outside, I have concluded that during the time I was having a door to my covered patio reversed and rehung, one, or more crickets must have gotten inside. The fact their presence continues indicates reproduction since their life span is only about 3 months.
When I first heard the singular cricket sound (and I’ve never heard more than one cricket's plaintive cry with no response forthcoming) I thought I must be mistaken. Complicating matters some public service TV announcement (PSA) features a cricket sound to attract attention -- it took me months to figure out that source. By that time I had strategically placed sticky surfaced traps, advertised as attracting crickets, along the wall baseboard from whence the sound had originated. These traps have been worthless as no cricket, or any other creature has become stuck on them.
For many months the only cricket sound I’ve heard has occurred when that PSA has aired, but I’ve left the traps in place – just in case. Then, this week, as I sat across the room from where the cricket sound has previously emanated those months ago, I glanced down on my pant leg and there, briefly, sat a brownish-colored cricket – then quickly disappeared. Research suggests to me this is the field variety rather than a house cricket which would correlate with how it entered into my house in the first place from outdoors. As if I didn’t already have enough on my mind, I now have to figure out how to capture this wildlife threat.
Any suggestions – hiring a professional debugger for a cricket seems quite out of proportion here?
Comments on other topics mentioned here welcome, also, if the spirit, or other, moves you.