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Gun Culture: 2 Views

In the aftermath of 4 mass shootings in a week in the US, two view points on the nature of the Gun Culture appeared to offer insights and into the prevalence of gun ownership in the US relative to the rest of the world by CNN and a provocative analysis of what sustains the American …

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Yet Again Executive Pay Levels

The recent surge in Sports Pay Levels has added a new dimension to the annual astonishment “let us see what Pay Executives are now making”. Here are the numbers from Equilar and ESPN  for compensation levels: ORGANIZATION CEO YEARS TOTAL  COMPENSATION Facebook Mark Zuckerberg 7 $5,600,752,735 CBS Corp. Leslie Moonves 12 $1,023,459,129 Apple Timothy Cook …

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How the Web Went from Benign to Malvolent & GDPR

The Web has been transformed from benignly hopeful just 25 years ago to an increasingly  dangerous place. There are key players silently vying for control of Web Space – the Nation-State cyber warriors almost all have been  armed primarily by an incompetently vulnerable NSA and CIA.The Cyber Criminals trolling for vast amounts of easy money pickings …

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The Republican Partisan Wall

This reviewer did a story 7 years ago about Obama Hitting the Republican Partisan Wall. The recent Charlottesville Travesty has exposed the underlying bigotry embraced by President Trump and seen as a defining flaw by the Economist as seen in two telling magazine covers. So the underlying motivations and support for the Republican Radical Partisanship of …

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5G WIFI Developments

5 different view of when 5G WiFi arrives WhatIs tells us that “5G is the coming  fifth-generation wireless broadband technology based on the IEEE802.11ac standard.” 5G will provide better speeds, latency response and density of coverage than the current 4G. 5G operates with a 5Ghz signal and is set to offer speeds of up to …

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GOP Vindictive Obstruction – 4 More Years

How the Republican Party staves off Disintegration The Republican party has become petty and vindictive as it clings to a fracturing voter Base It is a two-faced union of  the Business Establishment  attached to self-identified victim groups like Evangelicals, National Debtors [where were they when George Bush rang up a massive $5trillion in debt with unpaid …

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The Clinton Minefield

Hillary Clinton and the DNC should be congratulated for a convention that produced more clearly stated testimonials for Hillary – Michelle Obama, Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders and Tim Kaine being the most eloquent. Likewise the attacks on Trump were very telling including Muslim father Khizr Khan, Independent Enterepreneur Michael Bloomberg, and Vice President Joe Biden . Clearly, the …

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5 Questions for Democrats:Why Give Hillary So Much Leeway

Hillary Clinton has been the beneficiary of so much leeway by her party.First she has a former Campaign Manager as DNC Party Chair who instead of being neutral was actively working to give every advantage to Hillary  throughout Primaries. Only because of WikiLeaks, has Debbie Wasserman Schulz   been  finally  ousted from her post. Likewise early in the primaries …

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5 Questions for the Democratic Party: Elizabeth Warrens Endorsement Ambiguity

In our ongoing series of 5 questions of the Demoratic Party – here are 3 about Elizabeth Warren. Elizabeth Warren for the past 10 years has been a staunch advocate for Consumer Financial protection Reforms. This  work has gained her open emnity from the Financial Community but also a legions of supports among Progressive from …

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Sanders Is Right About the Toxicity of Hillary Rodham Clinton

Bernie Sanders is remarkably right again  about the toxicity of Hillary Rodham Clinton positions. This is not about Hillary’s unfavorability ratings as bad as  or worse than Donald Trump’s nor her failure to outpoll Donald  by anything but small single digits nor her stonewalling on producing her Goldman Sachs speeches. Nor is this about her …

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Hiding In Plain Sight Behind Barack Obama

Frank Bruni at the NYTimes raised 5 questions about telling  issues  in the  Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debate in Brooklyn last night. As the GOP is hacking itself apart in a grisly dismemberment over who controls the perverse loyalties of its Base, Bruni notes  that the Democrats face fundamental schisms of their own. Specifically,  Bruni cites the major …

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Republican Truthiness

Republicans from Presidential candidates through to the rank and file have embraced truthiness. Of course, Stephen Colbert is famous for having defined truthiness way back in 2005 on his first Colbert Report show: Colbert chose the word truthiness just moments before taping the premiere episode of The Colbert Report after deciding that the originally scripted …

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3 Abominable Obama Policy Decisions

The GOP Leadership is prepared to tell you that Barack Obama is the worst President in US History because they need  a scapegoat  for George W. Bush’s disastrous incumbency. Just consider the consequences of  Bush decisions. Bush systematically ignored all the September 9/11 warning signs preventing his administration from ‘connecting the dots that blasted into the World trade …

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Apple Just Works ?

In an interview with Charlie Rose, Apple CEO Tim Cook disclosed that the Apple advantage that they work intensively on in all their products is that “the fact is that they just work better”. Now being a long time worker in the IT and Web world, ye Editor cringed just a bit on hearing such a lofty …

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