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November 25, 2017

Camera suggestions please

Looking for a new point and shoot camera.
Long, fast lens.
Large sensor.
Aperture constant through focal range.
Fully articulating LC D screen
Wi-Fi ability
I like bigger cameras. Point and shoot is a must, I can get it into music events. If

November 24, 2017

Al Franken should buy me a car

I'm thinking.

November 22, 2017

Net Neutrality. Sign Kamala Harris petition

Earlier today we learned that the FCC is moving forward to repeal net neutrality rules that protect our free and open internet. As I said in my letter to the FCC just a few months ago: this proposal is a grave threat to the idea that the internet should be free and accessible for all. It’s a danger to our economy and free speech rights and we must defeat it.

A final vote is planned next month — we have to mobilize right now:

Add your name if you agree that we need to protect and expand the internet so that everyone — regardless of how much money ...

READ MORE, SIGN the PETITION, SHARE. BECOME INFORMED. http://go.kamalaharris.org/page/s/save-the-internet?source=em171121-full

If we lose internet freedom, we've lost. If you don't know about Net Neutrality, please become informed. Times up, we can no longer ignore this issue.
November 21, 2017

Virgin Islands. 75 days. Still no power.

Ive a good friend in US Virgin Islands. St Thomas. He gets internet for a minute. His community shares time on a generator to charge devices. He gives shodToday's post. 75 days. No power. No credit card machines. ATMs. Refrigeration. Nothing.

November 20, 2017

Franken's accuser is lying and here's proof!

Four years after she said she never spoke to him again. 4 years.
So funny how they throw out these easily disprovable lies and expect people to believe it. This was easy. 4 days and boom everyone knows she's lying.
November 20, 2017

Goodbye Charlie.

He has even made me rethink the death penalty. I think, except for charlie, that there should be no death penalty. I believe that putting people to death usually hives them more fame but in Charlies case, he got more famous.

Then I think about how he screwed the 60s, the Beatles, Hallucinogens,(I've
read in a few places that it wasn't LSD, it was teloche, a tea derived from the morning glory that he used to control minds. Prosecutor and author Bugliosi lied in the trial and the book but wanted to keep scaring the kids and knew he was not going to lose the case)
. the televised celebrity trial along with new rules on access of the media in courtrooms changed as well. Not to mention that he and his minions increased the paranoia across America forever, it makes me puke. One person, evil on his mind, can alter history forever, it makes me shudder. I think about it though and wonder why, 50 years later, we are still talking about him. I think it was his mind control/drugs aspect. That someone could control others to a point they would kill for you is scary, no matter. The method. Charlie only killed Shorty Shea, the rest were at the hands of his followers.
When Charlie was in Folsom and Squeaky Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford, Squeaky and Sandra Goode lived in midtown Sacramento. They would come to the community garden and strip it. Never worked it, never put in a contribution. , but would say "its from the earth,God's earth, Charlie's earth, so its ours" or some shit like that. Everyone knew they were Manson family so fear they had. Nobody would confront them. I never knew they had friends. I imagine "Manson family member" limits the friend possibilities..

There is a Manson tour of the Haight in SF too. I've done my own tour and Charlie's life there is as important to the era as 710 Ashbury was. The tours are supposed to be great, with a ton of info.

November 20, 2017

CA releases long due cannabis regulations

There will be no cannabis cappuccinos or drone deliveries in California under the new pot rules state officials released Thursday that regulate everything from who can legally sell and deliver marijuana to how it must be packaged and transported.

The rules released by three licensing agencies — the Department of Health, Department of Food and Agriculture and the Bureau of Cannabis Control — offer the first glimpse of the future in which pot is legal throughout California.

Big farms will continue to thrive in Mendocino and Monterey. Small delivery services will finally operate legally. Pot won’t be transported in self-driving cars or on bicycles, and it isn’t allowed in strip clubs.

More here and links to the regulations


November 19, 2017

I contracted cancer then turned 62 so

My hobbies and profession dovetailed. Which consists of counting my medications making sure I m taking Tuesday medication on Tuesday. And so forth.


November 17, 2017

Sexual harassment. Why no rock stars?

We've got politicians, businessmen, pundits, sports stars, you name it, but up until now, no rock stars. To me that is surprising. Mid 20s excess, drugs, fame, fortune, rock and roll, seems like an area that might be ripe for sexual abuses.

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