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Trump presidential win means the revolution is now

America’s second revolution started last night. Thank God it began with an election. Donald Trump sounded presidential for the first time in his acceptance speech. http://bit.ly/2ek9Z35 He showed he’s capable of speaking without being nasty – at least during an acceptance speech. If the President-elect understands the gravity of his post, he will let his actions…… Continue reading Trump presidential win means the revolution is now

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Trucking Amazing!

Singularity Hub posted a piece on the first commercial shipment on a US Highway using self-driving technology. See – Uber Self-Driving Truck delivers 50,000 Beers via @SingularityHub http://bit.ly/2eL3WUl Uber initiated the 120-mile run using tech from Otto, a company acquired in August for $680 million, to deliver a load of beer from Fort Collins to Colorado…… Continue reading Trucking Amazing!

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Spellmans kept me laughing & spellbound

Book Review: The Spellman Files The Spellmans Document #1 By Lisa Lutz The Spellmans are a collection of quirky, self-absorbed psychopaths in a family that operates a detective agency. The main character in this first “document” and every document in the Spellmans series is 28-year-old Izzy [Isabel] who tries to leave the family and the business…… Continue reading Spellmans kept me laughing & spellbound

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James Patterson’s Don’t Blink, a masterclass for budding writers

Don’t Blink is the first James Patterson work I’ve read in more than two years and his formula for delivering a fast-paced murder mystery was there in [Sam] Spade[s] in this stand-alone novel. Written in the first person through main character Nick Daniels, Patterson and co-author Howard Roughan deliver what his loyal readers expect, non-stop…… Continue reading James Patterson’s Don’t Blink, a masterclass for budding writers

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Black Like Me offers lessons in race harmony 55 years later

BOOK REVIEW Black Like Me Written by John Howard Griffin I naively thought the election of the first African American U.S. president marked an important turning point in race relations. Then came protests and violent race riots in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014. Other tragedies involving cops and people of color sparked protests across the U.S.…… Continue reading Black Like Me offers lessons in race harmony 55 years later

cyber news · politics · terrorism

CYBER WARS: The hackers are coming, The hackers are coming

  The #FBI warning to U.S. state election boards to beware of hackers has all the makings of a spy-fi thriller. https://www.wired.com/2016/08/hack-brief-fbi-warns-election-sites-got-hacked-eyes-russia/ The #Russians weren’t named in the FBI note, but lots of fingers are pointing to them. Top folks in cybersecurity cite a series of hacks that culled embarrassing information from the Democratic National Committee and…… Continue reading CYBER WARS: The hackers are coming, The hackers are coming

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Not so innocent flaws in Baldacci’s The Innocent

The Innocent By David Baldacci Reviewed by John An assassin in the employ of the U.S. government shows up for his appointed kill, a middle-aged woman in her modest apartment in Washington D.C. The assassin, Will Robie, has second thoughts when he sees the woman has a young child with her. He decides he can’t…… Continue reading Not so innocent flaws in Baldacci’s The Innocent

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Water, the magic elixir

We all know that without water, we and all life on Earth would be pooched. Just ask Californians. But did you know that if this fantastic blend of two of the universe’s most common elements were a student in your high school, rather than being on the scholar’s list for outstanding contributions, he / she would be sitting…… Continue reading Water, the magic elixir

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Shades of Adam Strange, Earth-like planet orbits Proxima Centauri

After the bomb-vest Rotten Tomatoes and other critical sites strapped on #Suicide_Squad and the less than fine reception for our World’s Finest companions in the #Batman_v_Superman buddy flick, this lifelong DC fan fell into despair. Oh how DC has fallen since the magnificent work of director #Christopher_Nolan and #Christian_Bale in the title role of the…… Continue reading Shades of Adam Strange, Earth-like planet orbits Proxima Centauri