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Irma Cleans Up Cuba

Caibarién, Cuba ICBTS News — Not everyone is complaining about the horrific category 5 hurricane winds brought on by hurricane Irma this week.  In some tiny Cuban seaside towns, the storm surge and strong winds actually made things look certainly askew — but actually a tad cleaner. “You always lose some palm trees in a hurricane,”..

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Conservatives Banned from Re-Charging Smart Phones

Popular USB 3.0 “Type C” Cable Subject to Ideological Restrictions If you’re an evangelical Christian or a supporter of lower taxation, you might be going back to a land line soon.  A consortium of cable manufacturers wants to make sure ideological conservatives of various sorts can’t buy the popular “type c” USB cable necessary for..

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Random Stuff..

Fear Not My brother, and a few neighbors, call us about a fire-bug trying to light up Oak Glen.The local and state fire departments, and the community, turned out.The consensus seems to be: why can’t arsonists be burned alive, after tearful repentance, in the public square? (Can any rational person tell me why that isn’t..

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Trash Fish, Part III

Trash Fish Part II The building, like most tech operations, was very secure.  Everyone had an ID badge. You couldn’t even check out batteries without signing for them.  There were cameras on every floor, four in the parking lot, two above the front door. A few minutes later, Tyler stood glumly looking at a wall..

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Google: Careful With Unapproved News, Careless With Smut

It’s possible we would all be happier if we stopped trying to make sense of things. It’s five in the morning, after all, and I might be wrong, but I see an article by PJ Media about a conservative web site, (The Liberty Conservative) pressured by Google into pulling one of its articles or risk..

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Home Again

My wife, years ago, wooed me into the long vacation. I’m aware that the John Cheever gentry might have seen vacation or “summering” as something that extended out for three or four months at the shore, but for me, as a child, the “long vacation” was two weeks. It was a mythical thing. We never..

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City on a Lake, In The Hills

Heavenly Village and Environs South Lake Tahoe.  I officially like this place.  It’s got a pronounced Emerald City vibe. The shuttle driver drove me past several Tin Men getting re-polished and Scarecrows getting re-strawed on the way to the Driftwood Cafe for breakfast. He connected me, mentally, to my family who took the same route..

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