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I have to put in a plug for Spectrum Cable. The company’s customer service is always there when you need them. They are a source of comfort, knowing they are there. Most professional and reliable. There is none better. Also, if they can’t fix the problem over the phone, they send out a service person. I write this, because, today, we had another good experience with Spectrum service.

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There was a post on Facebook, that made a lot of sense. It is one that I have talked about years ago. Making sure there are people in and around our schools that can be there to do what is necessary; should the occasion arise.

Once we get people to work in the schools to hold vigil, in and around the schools, we can work on thinking outside the box and finding more solutions. People working this assignment would develop new ideas, and ways to be prepared.

The Facebook post, said we should use veterans, to watch out for the schools. I have other idea’s (to go along with that), that I’d like to share. These ideas might be more cost-effective, while accomplishing the same goals:

Active military personnel could be assigned to go in, in plain cloths; for a stint of a year or so, at a time. This sounds like a cushy job, however, it could go a long way in creating usable skills for people, once they leave the military. Hopefully the person assigned would be a thinking person, who could contemplate over the job being done, and improve upon it. It could be a catalyst in developing new ideas and new ways for protecting our schools.  The thing is, is to get in there and start things going (positive, proactive programs to get things moving). When I was a utilization review coordinator, there were cases that seemed to start stalling. I had to take actions just to get things moving again. This is about the same thing – nothings happening to move forward, to come up with ways to protect our students, so make something happen.

Vet the Vets. See what veterans are out there; such as, retired or just ex-military. They would be great, for protecting our schools.

There should be designated ‘carriers.’ People that already work in the schools – vet them and have them available to go into action, when and if the situation arises. It would be a rude awakening, for a would be killer to have people, ‘coming out of the woodwork,’ to take that person out.

There are a lot of pilot projects such as the ones I’m mentioning. Someone has to be a mover and a shaker in getting things done, to get any of these projects off the ground. Remember, even a good plan doesn’t just work. You have to make it work.

 

 

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Thought of the day – I believe that one of the problems with ‘the wall,’ is that we spend all this money and use all these resources; then, down the road, some one says, “Mr. President, tear down this wall.” It is torn down amid a lot of hupla, and there you have it. I hope it is all recyclable, and the tax payers get some of that money back – not. There will be a lot of collectibles out of it though.

Frankly, I believe that Mexico and Puerto Rico ought to become part of the U.S. Viva La Puerto Rico and Mexico as new states. Larga vida a Pureto Rico y Mexico como nuevos Estados.

Poet Robert Frost wrote, “SOMETHING there is that doesn’t love a wall….” I took that as a metaphorical psychological wall. Anyway …

Just a thought. A wall is a wall is a wall.

Bill Nye Saves the World, season two, on Netflix

Good stuff.

Mr. Juan Williams is, the ‘good democrat.’

I like Juan and have been watching the shows that he is on, for a long time. Shows such as the O’Reilly Factor, and The Five.

Currently, Juan is on The Five show, on Fox. As much as I disagree with his view, I can’t help but to like him. He can usually be counted on to take the opposite view of the other four people on the show. In short, Juan adds diversity to the show and it is entertaining the way they interact.

This is just a fun observation. Respond, if you wish to opine.

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Clean coal technologytysaustralia.com

It is funny. People protest the use of coal. I’ll bet they don’t even know anything about coal and the environment friendly ways to utilize it. They are protesting to conform to other people’s propaganda and instigations. Radiation poisoning is a lot worse and faster acting, than coal pollution. We should protest nuclear energy. Unfortunately, nuclear energy is the most dirty source of energy there is. The effects of coal can be reversed, in the environment. The effects of nuclear contamination cannot be reversed. Just think of all the nuclear waste that is building up exponentially. When coal is burned, that is it. When nuclear rods are used up, they continue to be radioactive, ‘infinity’. That is not to mention the accidents and future  potential accidents, when using nuclear energy.

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Until we can figure out a way to neutralize radioactivity, we should be conservative with its use and proliferation.

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There is talk of President Trump having an agenda for going after the press. People compare him to leaders with designs to discredit the press, in order to strengthen their ability to be a dictator.

Wrong.

There would be an agreement with this idea, if the press was not so egregiously attacking President Trump with fake news; news that is so fantastically spun to meet their own agendas (to slander President Trump and portray him in a bad light). If the press did not stray from honest, professional, and factually correct investigative journalism, President Trump would not be as effective in discrediting the press. The population is not blind to this, and the people of the U.S. are not ignorant – Especially with social media being so prevalent now. People such as myself, in large numbers, are able to educate themselves without really trying; and offer their opinions and commentary.

Take the President Clinton sexual scandal. We did not need all that information. I did not even want all that information, but it was fed to us regardless, and in such torrid detail. He was eventually judged innocent, however we the people probably had other thoughts. Myself – I didn’t want all that information, but there it was. I tend to take information in, and listen to conclusions of others; then, come up with my own conclusion; and it was not favorable. We expect our President to be at a higher level. That being said, he was a great and competent President. I would have gone to war for him, no matter my personal opinion on the matter. Frankly, I didn’t believe the matter with Monica Lewinski was an impeachable offense, but there the government was, putting our dirty laundry out there for the world to see.

On the Fox News channel, I saw Tucker Carlson and Bill Nye spar, on the topic of climate change.

  • Bill Nye – Climate change is caused by human activity
  • Tucker Carlson – Just doesn’t know, but disagrees that we can say for sure that climate change is caused by humans.

Tucker Carlson is great to watch, because he usually makes mince meat out of his guests. He met his match with Bill Nye, However. Tucker usually seems to have a handle on the topic and can outwit the guest on his show. Not this time. This time, I don’t believe Mr. Tucker knew enough about the science behind the term, “climate change.” He should have done a little more homework, before tackling Bill Nye on this issue. It would have given Mr. Nye a chance to extrapolate; never the less, Mr. Nye is a very intelligent person, and it was obvious during this interview. He answered Mr. Carlson’s questions very well, unlike most of Mr. Carlson’s guests. This time, Mr. Carlson was out-matched.

I’m a little biased. I saw the series, Bill Nye Saves the World (a science show). It is a great series. Sometimes a person just gets a gut feeling about another person. I was hoping Mr. Nye would do well. He did not disappoint.

Great show, once again, though. Very informative. People most likely came away from that show with more insight, than they started with. Kudos

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Like, if you believe that Michael Landon had a higher calling, in the making of the Highway to Heaven television series.

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This is my the pick for the ages. They don’t make them like this anymore. Of course, it is a very difficult act to follow.

Another good one is Touched by an Angel.

I just do not get it. Time after time, there is ‘so called devastation’ from flooding. Do our leaders really consider it, “devastation?” I don’t think so. Otherwise,  anyone who was and is, in a position to do something about the flooding, would have done something; unless, they thought that the damage from major flooding, winds, and  even tremors, are acceptable.

Take Tuscon, Arizona, for instance. There are what is called washes. They are dry riverbeds for most of the year. They become active during the monsoon rains. I believe the rivers take the water to the foot hills. Many of the roads turn into rivers, diverting the water to the foothills, also, I believe. I was in Tuscon for the last big “flood “- it ripped up roads, and took out bridges; however, I don’t believe there was any major actual flooding. That is the way Tuscon’s infrastructure is set up.

We have come a long way since 1776. It is amazing, how much has been accomplished and invented in such a relatively short period of time. Yet —- We do not address natural disasters that are recurrent. What is the deal with that. Houses are lost in floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes, and what do we do? We use the same old method in re-building them, so they can be destroyed the next time around, and the next. How dumb is that? Sure, individuals don’t want to spend the money. This is one of those areas where government regulation comes into play. That is actually one of the benefits of democracy – the elected officials work to maintain and improve the standard of living for all.

We should be able to incorporate ways to divert water, in our infrastructure. We should build houses that can withstand wind, tremors, and high waters. As homes are lost, we should re-build them better, not the same. We have risen above nature, to great extent, when it comes to medical life issues. We haven’t done much, when it comes to the environment. Why is that? I believe that it is high time our priorities include incorporating flood and wind protections in our infrastructure. I would include being pro-active against tremors, also. That is often the problem with societies – we, for some reason, are shy about being proactive

Why is it that houses along side the ocean can’t be made to rise with the water level and made to withstand high hurricane level winds? Sure, it sounds futuristic, but it should be present times. Etcetera!

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