The Great Disruption – what it will take

the most optimist piece I’ve see in a long time and am reading is:
about what it will take to make the change
– The Great Disruption
https://www.paulgilding.com/the-great-disruption/

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Time to keep your focus

Now is the time to keep your focus on the battle we are in.

Later we can review and argue why we are here, but here we are.
We are in a battle for the very soul of a nation.

The enemy has spent years and used tricks to convince too many of us,
that the principles that that America was founded on are wrong.
That caring for your fellow, whether a neighbor for generations, or just
arrived is wrong. That they are lazy and are stealing your jobs,
that taxes are theft and not a way to share the bounty we all contribute to.
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About blocking the Post Office

HEY WH:
18 U.S. Code § 1701
Whoever knowingly and willfully obstructs or retards the passage of the mail, or any carrier or conveyance carrying the mail, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.

Ck this:
6 Ways to Help Save the USPS That Each Take Less Than 2 Minutes

petition: Save the USPS

Send him a card protesting:
This is the home of our Postmaster General, Louis Dejoy. His address is 806 Country Club Dr, Greensboro, NC, 27408-5601. Feel free to join me in sending him a letter via the United States Postal Service.

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Letter to the editor: No revolution needed

A recent letter highlighted a good bit why there is even a question of Trump being re-elected, in fact, elected in the first place. The only revolution needed is the number of the populous that are involved in the daily job of running the country, at all levels. We live in a representative democracy, a two party system, and a tri-part Federal government, that only works if all adults pay attention and are not totally involved in daily life that they can’t even bother to vote. It’s about attention and education. That being said, this recent letter, puts the blame for recent problems on one man, Trump and that all will be fixed by elected a new president, Biden or not. And the flaws of the present are due to those men and their supporters, both sides of which are the problem. And here is the flaw, each side is supported by an administration, who are not dummies, a Congress of 525 mostly smart people, and the rest of the country sitting on it’s collective butts by and large. We are where we are because as a group, the Republicans have waged a 30 plus year war on the general public and too many of the Democrats have waged debates like this blaming everyone but themselves. The only flaw with the Progressives, is rather than working together, they debate and drag down their best hope for progress, starting with POTUS but really including the Congress and Courts. Stop it before it’s too late, it is a two party system, forget the third party nonsense, forget the nitpicking and get on with working on solutions. A famous quote of Will Rogers, is “I am a member of no organized political party, I am a Democrat” — past time to make that false.

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great discussion of the future

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http://tnl.net/blog/2020/04/20/welcome-to-new-war/

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My Turn: The Internet is not unlimited

The current pandemic has an added urgency to the existing trend of moving to streaming – consuming live content via streaming.  Already many offerings are moving from classic TV (on the air or cable) to streaming services over the internet.  There is an assumption that internet has unlimited capability.  I am not talking about if your home or business has a high enough speed (technically bandwidth) connection for decent viewing.  I am talking about the data pipe that all the various users (really data streams) follow to reach your viewer: be it phone, tablet or large TV screen.  As someone who has been working on and with Internet and web services far longer then most of you know they existed, let me clarify and suggest some alternatives.   I am going to try to cover some very technical topics, without overwhelming details.

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What to do about Washington – Flip Congress Blue

It is very clear that the current ruling clique in Washington, DC has very little agenda to really help any part of the country expect for their direct supporters, mostly the very rich and a few special interest groups like the NRA or Anti-Tax movement.
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How to print just the notes on an Libreoffice Impress presentation

If you are here you found there is no easy way to print just the notes, without any slides, full or thumbnail.

Here is a solution for those with linux available, or perl on windows, possibly cygwin.
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Military buildup not the way to get great

In 1991, the USSR fell, and Regan and the US military got credit for defeating the ‘evil empire’.  In the NY Times of Aug 1992, my father wrote a letter.
He was a life long defense contractor and an expert in Soviet and US military and US-Soviet relations.  In his short letter, he outlined the time line between the end of WW2 and the collapse.  The USSR fell because after the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, the Soviet military had first call on industrial production.
In short, moving, to a strategy of an offensive posture, lead to a stagnate economy and eventually bankrupted the USSR.
Mr Trump, we remind you those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat it, and we don’t want you to take us with you. (readers can see the whole letter at rzbang.com – JLR letter to NY Times
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