Is California a Modern Day Jim Crow State

On New Years Eve, like many geeks, I set about doing some year end backups and OS upgrades. It also lead to some experiments with OpenMandriva and OpenSuSE Tumbleweed, but that is fodder for another post. I bring it up to set the stage for why I ended up surfing to the UseNet group “Political …

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Those Norman Rockwell Mornings

I catch quite a bit of flack for choosing to live in Illinois. People claim it is the most corrupt state in the union because we have put more politicians in prison than any other state. Well, it’s not. We just have a much lower tolerance level when it comes to corrupt politicians. Yes, they …

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Was Putin Really Sticking Up for Bernie Sanders?

Ah the infotainment channels (I shudder to call them news channels) are all up in arms about President Obama’s speech about Russian Hackers. The story has been brewing for a while now. Odd that influence peddlers waited until _after_ the election to make a big stink about it. The New York Times had a somewhat …

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