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August 28, 2016 Vol. 8 No. 50
OUR APOLOGIES TO RUSSIA’S CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Hi again, gang, from the shores of the Salish Sea. This past week, politics in America reached a new low. It began with Trump’s alleged relationship with Vladimir Putin and escalated when Mrs. Clinton criticized the Russian Federation’s chief executive for the way he’s running his country.
What I fail to understand is the unmitigated gall of both individuals when it seems to me that the focus of a nation’s chief executive ~ sitting or aspiring ~ should be to help their (his/hers = their) government and their people be the best that they can be.
By what right do any of us claim to know what is best for the Russian people or anyone else, for that matter? How thick do the mists of hypocrisy need to become before even that shining beacon of Lady Liberty’s torch is obscured forever?
Who do we want representing us to the world, someone who presumes to play Cop and Conscience to the International Community or someone who is willing to focus on concerns which have been long neglected and are of far more consequence to every American household, family and institution than whether Vladimir Putin is the best or worst that Mother Russia has ever known?
At this point, I would prefer a candidate who minds their own business, which is the business of America. Russia hardly needs the inspiration a Congress which cannot unite behind a common agenda or two presidential candidates who seem to have forgotten what it is this nation stands for and what once made it a fine and shining example of humanity, freedom and justice on Planet Earth.
Have a great week, gang, and thanks for the ear.
Even as I accept the reality that global warming/climate change is endemic to the planet herself, I also accept that our species is responsible for exacerbating the latest cycle of it. So to me, this is still very much a “heads up” question. Will The United States Lead, Follow Or Get Pushed Out Of The Way Of Climate Progress
I’m sure glad I listened to that little voice inside me that said, “This upgrade is NOT a good idea.” Windows 10 Update Stops Webcams Working
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INTERNATIONAL HEADLINE NEWS
Myanmar Earthquake Damages Celebrated Buddhist Temple Complex
OCEANA & POLYNESIA
TOPICAL HEADLINE NEWS
CLIMATE CHANGE AND WEATHER ~ Editor’s Note: After nearly a decade of my own research, I am convinced that the changes we have been contributing to something new and known by various names including “global warming” and “climate change” are a part of a natural and healthy planetary growth cycle. That having been said, when we pollute the environment ~ and we have most certainly done that ~ we contribute to the unpleasant impacts of a natural phenomena. We committed the ultimate evolutionary sin. Now we need to clean up the nest we fouled. We will no longer be breaking Climate Change and the Weather out in a separate category. But we will continue to report extremes and to support a green agenda. For the staff, Rusty Miller, Editor in Chief
ESPIONAGE AND TERRORISM ~ Editor’s Note: We have also decided that terrorism receives enough media coverage to preclude our emphasis on it. We think that too much publicity encourages those who commit it and discourages those victimized by it. We will continue to curate it by point of destination but we will no longer be breaking Espionage and Terrorism out in a separate category. For the staff, Rusty Miller, Editor in Chief
EARTHQUAKE IN ITALY
Olya is taking the first holiday she has had in over two years with us. She will return next week.
Where has one of North America’s foremost travel photojournalists and writers been lately and who or what has he been shooting? A Bit More Utah
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These ladies rock. Moscow Grannies To Teach Russian To Foreign Students Via Skype
I am particularly pleased when something like this makes my local news. Tacoma Teacher Gives Lessons To High School Students In Police De-Escalation
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As long as this kind of travesty of justice is permitted, the United States of America has no right nor precedent for criticizing any other nation for violations of an individual’s civil rights. Abu Zubaydah, Tortured Guantánamo Detainee, Makes Case for Release
I think Satan just added a suite to Hotel Hell for whoever did this. Leslie Jones Targeted In Cyber-Attack
Sooner or later, this was bound to happen. Driver In Japan Playing Pokémon Go Kills Pedestrian
When a company puts profit before product safety, it is time to shop somewhere else. A Cheaper Airbag, And Takata’s Road To A Deadly Crisis
OUR SCIENCE SECTION, ABRIDGED
Good for them. You’ll still never see one of these cars in my garage. Delphi And Mobileye To Produce System For Self-Driving Cars
Here’s A Story About One Of The Most Innovative Men In American History. In Sacramento, California, Where I Grew Up, There Is A High School Named After Him. His Name Is Luther Burbank. The Strange, Twisted Story Behind Seattle’s Blackberries
I’m not sure “coops” quite covers this one. Lawnmower Prompts Northern Lights Alert
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ALL CREATURES, GREAT AND SMALL
Awww, too cute does not begin to cover this one. Even the Smallest of Earth’s Creatures Need Rescuing and Tender Loving Care
Okay, this is weird. This Monkey Is Almost Invincible
Darwin was absolutely entranced by this place and I am too. Here is yet another reason why. Baby Tortoises Show Up In The Galapagos Islands For The First Time In 100 Years!
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Cornell University’s August NestWatch newsletter is now available online. Features in this issue include winners of their photo contest, Home Tweet Home (we did NOT make that up) and a very interesting article on the Western Scrub Jay. Yes, check it out here.
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