INNOVATION: Two ways to address a specific location

Google quietly created a locator.

In my test, it gave me “FHG3+2Q”.

I like what3words for its simplicity.

In my test, it gave me “plus.rents.copy”.

As an alternative to What3Words, I don’t think so. 

We will have to see what the market place selects. 


INNOVATION: The USA “education” needs a business process revolution

US colleges are getting outsmarted by a whole new method of teaching
By Paulina Karpis
September 19, 2020 

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Here’s how it might work: Take the best classes from the best professors, record them, and compile them into a central digital library. Rather than completing structured programs, students could access the content they’re seeking at any time, in any order.

These vast libraries of “massive open online courses” (MOOCs) — run by companies like Coursera and edX — already feature content from Harvard, MIT, you name it. But they’re nowhere near as effective as they could be — drop-off rates reach 95 percent — because they’re passive.

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In a world where employers like Google and Apple are dropping degree requirements, and only 11 percent of business leaders believe that college graduates have the skills they need to succeed, alternative education makes sense.

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Almost makes me want to “unretire” and coach college student like a “SoulCycle instructors, not only because they’re edutainers with can-do attitudes”.

Hmmm, now I need a good domain name. Maybe “” or “mentor.u”?


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Bar loses liquor “license” for suing the politicians and bureaucrats

Beloved Staten Island tavern loses liquor license days after suing over restaurant ban
By Dean Balsamini
September 19, 2020 

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The borough’s beloved Joyce’s Tavern — which has a heavy FDNY constituency — lost its liquor license following a “surprise, random” visit during a 9/11 fundraiser on Sept. 11 by State Liquor Authority (SLA) inspectors.

The Irish pub’s supporters say the raid was a political hit job, and that a new videotape will soon prove the bar and grill did nothing wrong — and could exonerate it as soon as this coming week.

Tavern backers believe the ill-timed raid was retaliation by Gov. Cuomo for a lawsuit filed just days earlier against him, as well as the city and Mayor de Blasio, by Joyce’s and other crippled Island restaurants demanding they be allowed to reopen.

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All too often, the politicians and bureaucrats use “their power” to satisfy a grudge!



MONEY: China is a “financual” enemy

China Is Killing The Dollar
by Tyler Durden
Fri, 09/18/2020 – 23:40
Authored by Alasdair Macleod via

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In the wake of the Fed’s promise of 23 March to print money without limit in order to rescue the covid-stricken US economy, China changed its policy of importing industrial materials to a more aggressive stance. In examining the rationale behind this move, this article concludes that while there are sound geopolitical reasons behind it the monetary effect will be to drive down the dollar’s purchasing power, and that this is already happening.

More recently, a veiled threat has emerged that China could dump all her US Treasury and agency bonds if the relationship with America deteriorates further. This appears to be a cover for China to reduce her dollar exposure more aggressively. The consequences are a primal threat to the Fed’s policy of escalating monetary policy while maintaining the dollar’s status in the foreign exchanges.

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It would seem that the USA politicians and bureaucrats are playing into the Chinese’s hands.  And, giving them the “club” to beat the USA to a pulp!


POLITICAL: Lying is all Biden & Co. are cut out to do

Five Quick Things: The Most Shamefully Dishonest Campaign in Political History
Lying is all Biden & Co. are cut out to do.
September 11, 2020, 12:00 AM
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Did you happen to see, by any chance, the interview Bret Baier did on Fox News with a soy-eater named T.J. Ducklo, who serves as the national press spokesman for the Joe Biden campaign?

If you didn’t, you really missed out, because it was pretty destructive. And with that, we’ll launch into our Five Quick Things, which all fall under the category of evidence that the Biden campaign is the most shameless pack of liars ever unleashed on the American people.

This is by no means whatsoever an exhaustive list. It’s simply the first five things that came to mind. We could easily come up with 25 more. You’re welcome to put your own nominations into the comment thread below.

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1. Joe Biden never opposed the China travel ban.

2. Biden wouldn’t really end fracking. Honest!

3. It’s really Trump who’s pushing those riots in Democrat-run cities, folks.

4. Mask mandate? Who said anything about a mask mandate?

5. Whaddya mean, defunding the police? Trump is the one who wants to do that!

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Hopefully the “We, The Sheeple” will not be deceived yet again by a lying politician?


POLITICAL: The “lockdown” was to defeat the “Bad Orange Man”

LA County’s Public Health Director Accidentally Admits What Many Suspected About Lockdowns
by Tyler Durden
Fri, 09/11/2020 – 22:20
Authored by Andrea Widburg via,

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A Democrat bureaucrat finally said what we all have known to be the truth: The Wuhan virus limitations that Democrat politicians and bureaucrats have imposed on Americans will go away after the election because that was the plan all along.

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There is no scientific connection between the election and the Wuhan virus. There is, however, a cynical connection between the lockdown and the election. The Democrats know that, and Ferrer finally said it out loud. If you’ve suffered from the lockdown, be sure to remember that the Democrats did it on purpose.

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Wonder if “We, The Sheeple” will recognize that this was a “health theater”?

They should all burn in Hell for the death, destruction, and turmoil they have caused!


CHROMEBOOK: LaCros “fixes” “end of life” on Chromebooks?

LaCros Will Change the Way We Use Chromebook
September 12, 2020 by Dinsan Francis | Last Modified: September 12, 2020 

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It will stop getting updates when your Chromebook reaches end of life.

Using a browser that no longer gets software updates is not a safe thing to do. With this change, Google can continue to give you Chrome updates even after stopping support for Chrome OS on your Chromebook.

But that’s not what I am excited about

I use two Chrome profiles on my Mac. One has my personal account. The second profile has the Google account that I use for the blog (Analytics and Search Console, etc).

Whenever I have to switch between these two profiles to complete tasks, I tend to use my Mac. It is not easy to do this on a Chromebook. I cannot switch profiles as I do on my Mac or Windows PC.

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Maybe I don’t understand the need for “End of Life” on Chromebooks. I’ve discarded two as my secondary machine to my primary Mac Book Air. I’d have thought that Google had created the computer that was closest to an appliance like a toaster. But they threw in the EOL as planned obsolesce. Such a shame, because the EOL ones still work.

I never saw a need for “profiles”.


INTERESTING: Does Disney deceive the consumer?

Alexa “Play Aladdin Soundtrack”

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This cause a lot of angst.  Daniel, to whom I’m “pop pop”, watch the original aladdin movie in the car.  As usual, he became enamored of the movie and wanted to hear the music out of the car.

No problem!

I fired up Alexa and ask for “Play Aladdin Soundtrack” and got Will Smith signing?


No amount of rephrasing could get the sound that Daniel wanted.

It was until I was in Best Buy today that I found two DIFFERENT Aladin’s — both with the “original cast recording”.


Disney cheats.

Maybe it’s a little thing, but I always trusted Disney and they let me down.

So sad!


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Welfare destroy the family

POLICY: Welfare, Tax Rules Keep Working-Class Americans From Marrying, Experts Say
New report shows ‘marriage penalties’ fall hardest on the poor
Charles Fain Lehman – SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 4:30 PM

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The design of long-standing welfare programs likely keeps numerous working-class couples from getting hitched, a research report released Thursday by the American Enterprise Institute argues.

Those couples might otherwise get married and provide the empirically validated benefits of a married two-parent home to their children, report author and AEI scholar Bradford Wilcox argued during a Thursday panel appearance debuting the report.

Instead, Wilcox and co-panelists noted, thresholds for eligibility for certain welfare programs and tax credits only let couples access them if they keep their incomes separate, discouraging marriage. That, research further shows, perpetuates a now-yawning “marriage gap” between rich and poor, in turn perpetuating the cycle of poverty.

The report, in other words, argues that government policy has both stood in the way of marriage formation and perpetuated socioeconomic inequality, highlighting a policy concern that could galvanize lawmakers on both the left and right to act.

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Tell me that this was NOT a deliberate attempt at racism.  I remember how people predicted that it would destroy the poor black families as well as drive fathers out of their children’s live.  Prediction came true.

And look at the Hasidic community in Lakewood defrauding the welfare system by not registering religious marriages with the State so the large families take home huge welfare checks.

When the scandal broke, the State Attorney General had conferences there saying it was fraud.

But no one went to jail and the fraud continues.

Gooferment Welfare must end; private charity will not let itself be abused this way.



POLITICAL: CNN Uses Soviet-Style Airbrushing

Nolte: CNN Uses Soviet-Style Airbrushing to Erase Redskins Logo from ’70s Biden Photo
9 Sep 2020

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“CNN appears to have altered a widely seen photograph of Joe Biden with his young son to remove the logo of the Washington Redskins,” reports Fox News.

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Can’t trust the media!

Can’t believe what you see!


POLITICAL: So who is going to be the Democratic President when Biden steps down after the election?

The Trojan Donkey
by Tyler Durden
Tue, 09/08/2020 – 19:00
Authored by Jeff Thomas via

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Since earning the nomination as the 2020 Democratic candidate for the presidency, Joe Biden has stated that he is a “transition candidate.”

This was an odd statement, especially for someone who has hardly begun his formal campaign. (He’s not even in office yet and he’s discussing being on the way out?)

Yet this was not just another one-off Biden gaff, as has been suggested by some. Since announcing his pick for vice president, he has stated, “Look, I view myself as a bridge, not as anything else.”

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So who is going to be the Democratic President when Biden steps down after the election?


GOVERNACIDE: The “lockdown” is killing old people slowly to “save” them from dying of the #wuflu

Grandma’s dystopian life thanks to COVID-mania
Tom Woods 
Sep 4, 2020, 2:06 PM

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“No one, absolutely no one, not even those caring for her, are subject to such isolation or lockdown. This is criminal. It’s elder abuse. It’s been six months since she stepped outside. I wonder if she even remembers how to get in the car.”

And then she says to Texas governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission:


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I can chart Peru (with a harsh lockdown) against Brazil (with no lockdown), and you will not be able to tell which is which (except I’ll give you a hint that Peru is the one with worse results).

I’ll show you American states, and you try to figure out, based on the results, which ones locked down and which didn’t, which locked down the hardest, which ones opened and when they opened, and you won’t be able to make any consistent sense out of any of it.

I can show you over and over again that the lockdown regime is based on pure pseudoscience.

I can point out the collateral deaths caused by the lockdowns — the 1.4 million excess deaths from TB, the 500,000 from HIV, and the 385,000 from malaria that will result from them, as even the New York Times admits.

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Sounds like “you have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it” or “suspend capitalism to save capitalism”.



GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Gooferment Unions should be eliminated.

10 fascinating facts about the Labor Day holiday
September 7, 2019 by NCC Staff

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fredschnaubelt • 3 years ago

Purportedly, a distant relative from the Socialist/Communist side of the family, Rudolph Schnaubelt threw the bomb that killed 7 policeman on May 4, 1886, that led to establishing Labor Day or Workers Day in several countries, including the Soviet Union’s “workers paradise.” This from the U.S. Department of Labor. There are a couple other questionable origins also promoted. Unfortunately a lot of college students have been misinformed by their professors as to how Capitalism is really responsible fror the dramatic increase in the standard of living around the world (not labor unions) since the Industrial Revolution.

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Have “labor unions” outlived their usefulness?

Given their involvement in “politics” to maintain the status quo of socialism in Gooferment, my answer would be an unequvocal “yes”!

Certainly Gooferment Unions should be eliminated to end the corrupt cycle of: unions give money and free labor to politicians to help them get elected and then those same politicians “negotiate” high packages with those same unions. And of course, the Taxpayer gets shafted.  

And, maybe even other unions because those unions “negotiate” with short-term thinking “management” to the detriment of the stock and bond holders.  Perhaps “management” should only be compensated with long term bonds?

If that cycle is not broken, all is lost.


POLITICAL: Be careful what you wish for, you may get it!

Why Democrats should be worried about mail-in voting
By Rich Lowry
September 3, 2020 | 7:54pm

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What should be intolerable is any attempt to change the rules after the fact — although it is ­entirely conceivable that Democrats will feel compelled after Nov. 3 to argue that the mail-in voting that they have done so much to promote is desperately flawed and deeply unjust.

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I’m reminded of the Republican’s reaction to a four term FDR.  They passed an amendment limiting the President to two terms.

Who was the first impacted by it?


And the other adverse effect was to have lame duck President in his second term unable to do much.


So too, it might be “funny” if “mail in ballots” hurts the D’s.  And, the Unintended Consequences might be strife about the elections results!  Anyone remember our old friend from Florida “having chad”?



GOVEROTRAGEOUS: The Flint Lead Crisis May Be the Tip of the Iceberg |

Though “the specific breed of alleged government corruption” may be unique to Flint, “the end result might not be so rare in the USA—home to an ageing water system.” As the president of the Children’s Health Fund said, “The Pandora’s box is now wide open.” Flint may be only “the tip of an enormous iceberg”—potentially “just one of a great many icebergs.”

Source: The Flint Lead Crisis May Be the Tip of the Iceberg |

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Why aren’t some politicians and bureaucrats in jail over the Flint Michigan water disaster?


POLITICAL: Biden / Harris have an Anti-Catholic school bias

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Anti-Catholic school bias

In 2012, the Obama-Biden administration stood with teachers’ unions and against low-income parents choosing a private or religious school for their child’s education.

The administration’s 2013 budget eliminated funding for the highly successful D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program, which allowed many low-income parents to afford to remove their children from failing public schools and send them to a religious or private school.

Supported by the teachers’ unions, the Biden-Harris ticket follows along with the same agenda.

“When we divert public funds to private schools, we undermine the entire public education system,” Biden tweeted in January. “We’ve got to prioritize investing in our public schools, so every kid in America gets a fair shot. That’s why I oppose vouchers.”

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Based on the performance of Gooferment Skrules, I’d say that a “free market” in schools is OVERRDUE.

For all the money STOLEN in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee from “homeowners”, “We, The Sheeple” deserve better!

The States and Cities “ruled” by Democrats are an “shining” example of the USA’s future under Biden.



The scam collapses
Vin Suprynowicz

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And one other thing. That number of Americans who have died of COVID-19, and COVID-19 alone? Turns out it’s not quite 180,000. It’s . . . um, just a little lower. It’s actually . . . um . . . nine thousand, two hundred and ten.


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I have always doubted the “models” and Gooferment stats.  When they get something right, it must be the end of the world because they have not yet.

The Gooferment is ALWAYS immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. As well as untrustworthy.

When it no doubt, it’s in doubt!


NEWJERSEY: Murphy usurped the power of the legislature

Sell the Postal Service!
By Andrew P. Napolitano
August 27, 2020

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So, when New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, for example, ordered the printing and mailing of 4 million ballots — one to every registered voter in the state — so as to enable individuals to choose to vote in person or by mail, he usurped the power of the legislature. Only a few New Jersey Republicans complained, but the Democratic-controlled legislature did nothing. Perhaps it has grown accustomed to Murphy’s governing by decree.

The legal challenge to Murphy’s latest authoritarianism will no doubt fail. That’s because the Supreme Court has consistently ruled this year that the mechanisms for voting are left to the states and any grievances about them are political. Stated differently, the court is telling us if we don’t like Murphy’s rules — or the rules of any state legislature or governor — we can vote them out of office.

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And we should tell the court or courts that “vote the bums out” is virtually impossible in the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee.

So “We, The Sheeple” are hog-tied and screwed over time and time again.

‘I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!’ I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell – ‘I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Things have got to change. But first, you’ve gotta get mad!… You’ve got to say, ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Then we’ll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: [screaming at the top of his lungs] “I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!” — the character Howard Beale played by Peter Finch in the movie Network (1976)


GOVEROTRAGEOUS: Time for the USPS to go?

Sell the Postal Service!
By Andrew P. Napolitano — August 27, 2020

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It is a grossly inefficient entity which could never survive were it not a monopoly. How inefficient is it? In 2019, it lost $8.8 billion. Who makes up for the losses? The taxpayers.

No monopoly can exist without government violating the basic laws of economics. We have lived with this inefficiency for too long. It should change radically — after this November.

The postal couriers and their managers may be able resist snow and rain and heat and gloom of night, but to take on competition — to allow the economic laws of supply and demand to reduce prices and enhance services — will be too much for them to bear.

In 2021, the federal government should sell the Postal Service to the highest bidder.

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The Dead Old White Guys were pretty sharp but (imho) they blew this one!

Lysander Spooner — a little L libertarian icon — demonstrated that one could deliver mail cheaper, better and faster than the USPS.

It’s taken a while but it’s obvious that it’s time has past.  Amazon will have to figure out another way to milk the public.


INSPIRATIONAL: Groundhog Day — a deeply Catholic movie

Jan 23, 2014
MOVIE | Groundhog Day (a deeply Catholic movie)

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Groundhog day with Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell is on many peoples Top 10 favorite movies of all time.  But who knew that the movie has deep philosophical and Christian themes – in fact, it is a very Catholic. 

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The movie, the article went on to observe, “has become a curious favorite of religious leaders of many faiths, who all see inGroundhog Daya reflection of their own spiritual messages.” A professor at NYU shows it in her classes to illustrate the doctrine of samsara (the endless cycle of rebirth Buddhists seek to escape), while a rabbi in Greenwich Village sees the film as hinging on mitvahs (good deeds). Wiccans like it because February 2nd is one of the year’s four “great sabbats,” while the Falun Dafa sect uses the movie as a lesson in spiritual advancement.

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No secret this is my “favoritetist”movie.

The more the story unwound, the more engulfed I became.

I can see how it “grabbed” others.