Sunday, July 31, 2016

University of Wisconsin, Madison, it is time to tell Governor Walker to fund the satellite program.

Antarctica (click here)
31 July 2016
2300 UTC

This is a crucial summer for Antarctica and to allow an important satellite to simply meander without sending a transmission correctly is outrageous. The satellite will meander enough that it will become lost. Perhaps the University of Wisconsin can pay for a new satellite if it loses this one. Put that on your budget Governor!

This empty area started as a small pie slice about two weeks ago and not look at it. Is no one looking at it?

There is no such thing as anti-science. If that is the case, end all weather predictions.

The emissions have to come down. There is no time like the present.

July 27, 2016
By Joshua Emerson Smith 

As the future of California’s marquee (click here) climate-change law in limbo, a new poll finds a majority of residents support expanding efforts to fight greenhouse gases — as well as paying for the associated energy costs.
Under Assembly Bill 32, the state is moving steadily toward limiting greenhouse-gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.
Gov. Jerry Brown has further called for cutting emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, but some business groups have pushed back, arguing that future reduction targets need to be codified with new legislation.
Democratic lawmakers have started pursuing a measure that would cement the governor’s ramped-up goals against global warming.
According to survey released this week by the Public Policy Institute of California, or PPIC, about 68 percent of adults in the state support the idea of further cutting emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases....
July 30, 2016
By Andrea Darlas

A US Postal Service (click here) spokesman on the scene says that the air conditioner was not working and the workers became overheated.
Workers said they're concerned the problems will not be fixed, and they often have to endure extreme temperatures in summer and in winter.
At least a dozen workers were treated for heat stress, heat stroke, and dehydration at area hospitals. Postal Union spokesman Mack Julion says they are looking into the working conditions at this location....                 

Below is the chemical structure of kerosene used for jet fuel.

Figures 1 through 4 are varieties of the initial molecule. 

The over arching molecule on the top has 19 carbons. On the left of the molecule is (CH3)2. That mean there are two carbons from each of the CH3 (methyl) groups. Then there is a carbon structure in the middle followed by carbon rings all the way to the right

One might think that is not so bad considering the other numbers of carbons in the other compounds and that would be a correct assessment. But, where this is frustrating is the jets burn huge amounts of fuel. So, the numbers of carbon atoms entering the troposphere is enormous just from one jet.

The other fossil fuels are burnt more efficiently in cars. So, while kerosene used in jets seems to have less carbons per molecule there are many, many more molecules being burned and the cost to the carbon budget of Earth is escalated far quicker.
Don't let anyone state this is all old data and there is nothing to the danger of jet emissions. 

Here it is.(click here) A daily accounting by the US Department of Energy regarding stockpiles.

From jet fuel to solid rocket fuel.

December 23, 2010
By Brit Ligget

Researchers at the (click hereRoyal Institute of Technology in Sweden have discovered a new molecule that could help to make jet fuel up to 30 percent more efficient. The molecule is made up of just nitrogen and oxygen and could be used as a replacement for some of the large amounts of toxic chemicals — like concentrated hydrochloric acid — which make up a large part of today’s solid rocket fuels. This exciting discovery is fresh out of the Royal Institute of Technology‘s laboratories but could have long term impacts on the rocket fuel world.

Kindly note in the lower left corner of the illustration below. "per tonne of kerosene."

You keep saying contrails are caused by freezing water in airplane exhaust... (click here)

Since when did airplanes start using water for fuel? So even without additional geoengineering salts being sprayed behind a plane, what comes out the exhaust is definitely full of chemicals, not water.

Not too long ago they even put lead in jet fuel to make it burn at a higher temperature. So how do you really believe it is just harmless water, and not a chemical cocktail coating our sky? I would love to get my hands on a water powered car or airplane if you know how to make that happen!

This is an eye opener. I've always thought of the WWF as a more conservative organization.

29 July 2016

...Environmental impact (click here)
The World Wildlife Fund South Africa (WWF-SA) said the aviation industry was one of the fastest growing sectors but it was also responsible for much of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.

Biofuels could play a key role in the move of the aviation industry from using hydrocarbon fuels.
"These are fuels manufactured from oils, sugars and biomass from plants, rather than from fossil fuels," the organisation said of biofuels. "Because plants remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere biofuels typically can reduce the emissions from flights by between 25% and 75%."
It noted a study from the Stockholm Environmental Institute which estimated that "biofuels could feasibly reduce aviation's emissions by as much as 9% between 2020 and 2035, while still being produced in a responsible manner".
While the biofuel industry is tiny at present, concerns have been raised about the land used to harvest these plants, water consumption and other agricultural impacts. WWF-SA and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) are studying the sustainability of biofuel crops.
"This means factoring in the population growth and agricultural demand within the region [since the displacement of food crops has been a key concern of first-generation biofuels], the protection of endangered species and critical ecosystems, and the securing of essential water resources as the climate changes."...

The airline industry is getting a free ride. No one demands reduced emissions.

20 December 2006

...Growth in aviation emissions (click here)

While emissions from domestic flights are covered by the Kyoto Protocol targets, international aviation is not. Moreover, jet fuel for international flights has historically been exempted from taxation. Bilateral air agreements between EU Member States and third countries are being changed to allow this possibility, but this will take time to implement.
Emissions from aviation currently account for about 3% of total EU greenhouse gas emissions, but, they are increasing fast by 87% since 1990 as air travel becomes cheaper without its environmental costs being addressed. For example, someone flying from London to New York and back generates roughly the same level of emissions as the average person in the EU does by heating their home for a whole year.
The rapid growth in aviation emissions contrasts with the success of many other sectors of the economy in reducing emissions.
Without action, the growth in emissions from flights from EU airports will by 2012 CANCEL OUT more than a quarter of the 8% emission reduction the EU-15 must achieve to reach it's Kyoto Protocol target. By 2020, aviation emissions are likely to more than double from present levels....

July 15, 2015
By Bobby McGill

Climate change (click here) is causing wind patterns to change over the Pacific Ocean, leading to longer commercial airline flight times and causing airplanes to burn more fuel and emit more greenhouse gases.

Those are the conclusions of a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change, showing that the shifting jet stream over the Pacific Ocean is increasing flight times between Hawaii and the U.S. mainland, leading to more of the pollution that fuels climate change.

Previous studies have shown that commercial airplanes will be affected by climate change primarily in terms of turbulence. But the U.S. government has recently made moves to look at how climate change is being exacerbated by commercial airplanes, which for account about 3 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and about 0.5 percent globally....

A new biofuel produced from "Solaris tobacco."

According to Boeing, the Solaris tobacco is heavy on seeds and light on leaves.

July 27, 2016
By Alex Davies

...As cultivation of tobacco (click here) started decreasing in North America in the late twentieth century, it started ramping up in Africa and Asia. To support world consumption of cigarettes, cigars, and other unhealthy products, the plant is produced in mass quantities that are challenging to redirect to other ends. But another product that humans do use is in mass quantities is fuel, especially when it comes to flying. A Boeing 747 burns more than 10 tons of fuel per hour while cruising, or nearly 4 liters (one gallon) each second.

That’s a lot of petroleum to pull out of the Earth, but, with Boeing’s help, South African Airways is working to produce its own biofuel with the tobacco plant as the top candidate.

It makes sense if you recall that one of the hundreds of categories of carcinogens in tobacco is tar — hydrocarbon compounds, like those in coal and petroleum, which release energy when burned.

Specifically, it’s Solaris tobacco, which is cultivated in the Limpopo Province and genetically engineered to produce almost no nicotine, but loads of oil, particularly in the plant seeds. In fact, the first biofuel-powered commercial planes in Africa transported 300 passengers from Johannesburg to Cape Town on July 15. The Boeing jets were, in part, fueled with Solaris tobacco plants, and the airline aims to use biofuel in routine flights by next year....                

I was surprised when I read airliners use kerosine based fuels.

Today's kerosine jet fuels (click here) have been developed from the illuminating kerosine used in the early gas turbine engines. These engines needed a fuel with good combustion characteristics and a high energy content. The kerosine type fuels used in civil aviation nowadays are mainly JET A-1 and Jet A. The latter has a higher freezing point (maximum minus 40 degrees C instead of maximum minus 47 degrees C) and is available only in North America

Kerosene and heating oil have problems at about -50C flowing but the other factor is that often these fuels have water in them. The water freezes and falls to the bottom.

The different grade of jet fuel are discussed in the above article by "Shell." I could not find a date on it. It is good for general information.

The cost of oil is not increasing.

July 29, 2016
By Myra P. Saefong and Sara Sjolin

Oil futures climbed Friday, (click here) finding some support from weakness in the U.S. dollar, but West Texas Intermediate crude still logged a loss of about 14% for the month, the largest monthly percentage decline in a year, on lingering concerns about crude oversupply and a deluge of refined products.
Crude for September delivery CLU6, +0.58%  tacked on 46 cents, or 1.1%, to $41.60 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Based on the most-active contracts, prices ended down 5.9% for the week, and saw a monthly loss of 13.9%, the largest monthly loss since July 2015. Prices have posted declines in three out of the seven months this year so far.
The U.S. oil benchmark is now down nearly 19% from its recent high of $51.23 in June. A bear market is defined by a downturn of 20% or more from the recent highs.
September Brent crude LCOU6, -0.49%  gave up 24 cents, or 0.6%, to $42.46 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London. The contract expired at the settlement and October Brent LCOV6, -0.05% which added 30 cents, or 0.7%, to settle at $43.53, became the front month. Based on the most-active contracts, Brent lost more than 12% for the month....
 This is a study conducted in 2002. (click here) It explains it's methodology on this e-page. The fuel efficiency of commercial jets is GALLONS PER MILE.

It's Sunday Night.

Started a search to no avail
A light that shines behind the veil trying to find it
And all around us everywhere
Is all that we could ever share if only we could see it
Feel there's truth that's beyond me
Life ever changing weaving destiny
And it feels like I'm flying above you
Dream that I'm dying to find the truth
Seems like your trying to bring me down
Back down to earth back down to earth
Layers of dust and yesterdays
Shadows fading in the haze of what I couldn't say
And though I said my hands were tied
Times have changed and now I find I'm free for the first time
Feel so close to everything now
Strange how life makes sense in time now
And it feels like I'm flying above you
Dream that I'm dying to find the truth
Seems like your trying to bring me down
Back down to earth back down to earth
Back down to earth back down to earth
Back down to earth back down to earth
Back down to earth back down to earth
Back down...

Friday, July 29, 2016

The Flint River Water Project

I've received in correspondence. I think that is reasonable this week. If nothing comes next week I'll write again and ask for access to the documents I want. I know what I want and am willing to accept whatever is sent, but, I can go to the sources of information and find it myself without sacrificing a forest of trees to get it.

Thank you for your interest. One day at a time.

And this doesn't help either! Allies acting badly.

This is a picture of Fethullah Gulen with Pope John Paul in 1998. He is a known religious leader of a schism out of the Sunni religion. Hizmet can be called a social movement as well that is considered benevolent to the "common good."

He is in the USA legally. If he was responsible for the attempted coup I am sure Erdogan will have no trouble extraditing him if he puts the facts forward to the USA.

The USA did not engineer the uprising, so Erdogan has no basis to his complaint.

29 July 2016
By Suzan Fraser and Elena Becatoros

Ankara, Turkey: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (click here) has slammed the United States for its reaction to a failed military coup in Turkey, accusing it of harboring the man behind the plot.
Ankara has demanded the United States extradite Fethullah Gulen, a cleric living in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania. The government has accused Gulen of having masterminded the failed July 15 coup, which left 290 people dead.
Gulen has denied any prior knowledge of the attempted putsch, while Washington has asked for evidence of his involvement.
The president lashed out at an American military official who he said commented on the detention of thousands of military personnel in the wake of the coup.
“It’s not up to you to make that decision. Who are you? Know your place...” Erdogan said.
“Instead of thanking this nation that quashed the coup in the name of democracy, on the contrary you are taking sides with the coup-plotters,” Erdogan said.
“Besides, the coup plotter is in your country anyway. You can never convince my people otherwise.”...

Ending violence in the USA by religious extremists.

In all cases of attacks within the USA, there was no way of knowing the hate filled people would attack us. 

2001 is probably as good an example as any other. The 2001 attack on the USA by religious extremists had plenty of notice to the occurrence. Germany took the USA about Atta. Mohammed Moussaoui was on the FBI radar and it was known he was taking lessons to fly jets. He is in prison now.

Nothing was done. In recent years the 2015 holiday party attack in San Bernardino was the first time the USA ever saw a woman involved with these attacks. It is not the first time a woman was violent and a criminal, but, this was a renewed awareness that women are just as possible an attacker as any man.

Orlando was an American. No one had a clue.

Other countries are having the same problem and they are not all taking place in The West.

This is the first time the entire global community has come together to defeat an invisible killer, the "Charismatic Daesh." That is what we have now. The old maniacal Ba'athists have triggered lies and calls to jihad by anyone that will carry it out. This is not an invading army. These are real jerks that actually think there is a reason to attack their homeland. 

In the USA, banning any ethnic group is not going to solve the problem. People come to the USA on visas to study or work. They come from many different countries. The September 11th murderers were in the USA legally and within their visa dates. 

It is impossible to decide who is going to radicalize and who won't.  

July 25, 2016
By Jamie Schram

Two teenagers were fatally gunned down (click here) and over a dozen more people were hurt early Monday in a mass shooting outside a Florida nightclub hosting a swimsuit party, police said.
At least one gunman opened fire outside Club Blu in Fort Myers during a “swimsuit glow party” event geared toward youngsters that culminated with seventeen people injured, police said.
Police have not yet released a motive for the 12:30 a.m. attack, but said in a statement it was not a terrorist act.
“Investigators are working very hard to determine a motive,” police said. “The Fort Myers Police Department would like to confirm that this incident is not an act of terror (as it has been referred) or terrorism....

These were mimics. No one had this one on the radar either. 


If the killers at San Bernardino, Orlando and Fort Myers didn't have access to military style weapons, the attacks would not have happened. It is the guns that provide them THEIR RESOLVE to THEIR HATE. End the free and open access to military style weapons.

Bans are not going to do anything. It will happen anyway and it might even escalate the number of attacks.

I think they are magnificent.

I have been to Arlington Cemetery. It gives a person pause at the greatest buried before you. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kahn honored their son by speaking at the convention. 

May 30, 2005
By Shahed Amanullah

...When you wander (click here) the cemetery grounds that overlook Washington, DC, you’ll notice the grave of Army Captain Humayun Khan, who lured a suicide car bomb away from the men in his charge, saving their lives but giving up his own.
You might also come across the grave of Army Spc. Rasheed Sahib, an American Muslim from Guyana who was killed in Iraq as well, under mysterious circumstances. And then there’s Army Spc. Omead Razani, a son of Iranian immigrants who also died in Iraq. Also, Marine Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Waters-Bey was killed in a helicopter crash on his way to duty in Iraq....

This is the strangest water vapor profile I've ever seen.

July 30, 2016
UNISYS water vapor satellite of north and west hemisphere (click here for 12 hour loop - thank you)

The hurricanes are gone. They were absorbed into the dark cloud vortex when it took over the Pacific and Atlantic. The Atlantic has come a long way to have clouds there again, but, the air movement hasn't stopped. The ITCZ is populated. 

It is not the first time I've seen stalled air masses at 20 north latitude in both oceans near North America. The system with the stalled air is far larger than ever before.

It appears to be mass movement of water vapor back over the continent.

July 14, 2016
UNISYS water vapor of north and west hemisphere

This is the strangest water vapor profile I've ever seen.

July 30, 2016
UNISYS water vapor satellite of north and west hemisphere (click here for 12 hour loop - thank you)

The hurricanes are gone. They were absorbed into the dark cloud vortex when it took over the Pacific and Atlantic. The Atlantic has come a long way to have clouds there again, but, the air movement hasn't stopped. The ITCZ is populated. 

It is not the first time I've seen stalled air masses at 20 north latitude in both oceans near North America.

Looks like fun to me.

Jul 29, 2016; 8:52 AM ET Take a look at this awesome video showing police officers from Dixon, Illinois joining in on a water gun fight with neighborhood kids to beat the heat on July 21.

The mosquitoes have to be located. It cannot be guess work.

If there are no cluster of mosquitoes found to have the virus, there has to be scrutiny of other stagnant water in the area. It could be transmitted by an infected person to a non-infected person by mosquitoes without there being a cluster population located.

If there was a population of mosquitoes carrying the disease I would expect more cases to erupt.

Congratulations to the Montford Point Marines.

In this Sept. 21, 2015 photo provided by the City of Jacksonville, the monument for the Montford Point Marines, the nation's first black Marines, is seen in Jacksonville, N.C. Forty-five Montford Point Marine.

July 29, 2016
By Martha Waggoner

Camp Lejeune, N.C. (AP) - At the dedication of a memorial (click here) Friday honoring the first black U.S. Marines, John Spencer imagined his mind would recall what it was like to become a Montford Point Marine.
"I'll think about the trials and tribulations we went through to prove that we were good Americans and that we loved our country and were willing to fight for it," said the 88-year-old Spencer, who served 20 years in the Marines and 10 years in the reserves.
Spencer is one of 45 Montford Point Marines who planned to attend the dedication of the national Montford Point Marine memorial at Lejeune Memorial Gardens at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. The $1.1 million memorial includes an anti-aircraft gun and a bronze statue of a Montford Point Marine.
About 600 people attended the dedication, an organizer said, and each of the Montford Point Marines present received a commemorative pin....

Congratulations to the "Moral Monday" opposition to oppression. Thank you!

July 29, 2016
By Tim Buckland

Raleigh - A federal court (click here) on Friday struck down North Carolina's sweeping voter laws, including its requirement for certain kinds of identification in order to vote.
The three-judge 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's ruling upholding all parts of the state's controversial 2013 voter laws. In its ruling, the appellate court called the state's law unconstitutional and adopted with "discriminatory intent."
"We thus take seriously, as the Constitution demands, any infringement on this right (to vote)," the ruling read. "We cannot ignore the record evidence that, because of race, the legislature enacted one of the largest restrictions of the franchise in modern North Carolina history."'...

True to form the lawsuit had to reach the federal court before an fair hearing is reached. When is anyone in the federal government going to review the North Carolina courts for incompetency!

Where would the people of North Carolina be without the ACLU. This is outrageous that every time there is an issue of fairness it never gets resolved in the state courts. The ACLU is North Carolinians lifeline. That should not be.

...The ruling was immediately cheered by voting rights advocates, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of North Carolina.
"With surgical precision, North Carolina tried to eliminate voting practices disproportionately used by African-Americans. This ruling is a stinging rebuke of the state's attempt to undermine African-American voter participation, which had surged over the last decade,” said Dale Ho, director of the ACLU's Voting Rights Project. “It is a major victory for North Carolina voters and for voting rights."
N.C. Rep. Susi Hamilton, D-New Hanover, who voted against the law in 2013, also applauded the ruling....

The American people never hear the other side of the facts from the defendants.

I can't wait to hear from the defendants. I find this prosecution malicious of the defendants that are employees and without power.

A mass poisoning of the people of Flint occurred recently. There was an act by the Governor's emergency manager that caused the poisoning. This prosecution is all malicious of people in their jobs.

We don't need to know the condition of anyone's soul, we want prosecution of Governor Snyder. 

July 29, 2016
By Robert Alien

Flint - Six state employees (click here) were criminally charged  this morning in district court in connection with the Flint water crisis.Charged are Michigan Department of Health and Human Services workers Nancy Peeler, Corinne Miller and Robert Scott, and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality employees  Liane Shekter-Smith; Adam Rosenthal and Patrick Cook, according to testimony this morning in Flint’s district court.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and Todd Flood, the Royal Oak attorney heading the AG's investigation, have called an 11:30 a.m. news conference at U-M Flint to further discuss today's criminal charges.
In April, Schuette announced felony charges against two Michigan Department of Environmental Quality officials and one City of Flint official. At that time, he promised more criminal charges would be forthcoming....

To the right is Mr. McFarland. The employee that committed suicide.

April 21, 2016
By Gary Ridley
Flint, MI – A woman at the center of a bellwether Flint water crisis lawsuit (click here) was one of two women who were shot to death inside a townhouse earlier this week.
Sasha Avonna Bell was one of the first of a growing number of people to file a lawsuit in connection to the Flint water crisis after she claimed that her child had been lead poisoned.
Bell was found dead April 19 in the 2600 block of Ridgecrest Drive at the Ridgecrest Village Townhouses. Sacorya Renee Reed was also found shot to death in the home.
An unharmed 1-year-old child was also found inside of the Ridgecrest home when Bell's body was discovered and was taken into custody by child protective services. Police declined to confirm if it was Bell's child discovered in the home....

Pilots will die in these lousy things and the jet will compromise national security.

Flying junk. It doesn't matter the cost to discover the F-35 is flying junk, it is and it belongs in recycle.

...Attend officer school. (click here) For the Air Force, officer school covers 12 weeks...
...Undergo flight training. Naval pilots take part in a six-week air indoctrination course.......Marine fighter pilots must undergo the longest training of all the Marine Corps training programs, including six weeks of Aviation Preflight Indoctrination in Florida, 22 weeks of Primary Flight Training in Florida, Texas or Oklahoma, and 14 to 49 weeks of Advanced Flight Training in Florida, Mississippi or Texas. Air Force pilots take part in pre-flight and academic training, followed by 22 weeks of primary training....
...Get an aircraft assignment. Each branch offers basic flight training followed by advanced training on a specific aircraft....

There are 52 weeks in a year. I think I made my point.

(The trainee) ...Agree to the time commitment. Air Force pilots must commit to at least 10 years of active duty service. Navy fighter pilots must commit to eight to 10 years of active duty, depending on the aircraft they fly. Marine pilots must commit to eight years of active duty service...

July 28, 2016
By Christian Davenport
...In an interview, Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, (click here) the head of the Air Force’s Air Combat Command, said the jet fighter would likely be declared combat ready “at the leading edge” of a time frame that begins Aug. 1. Once that happens, he said “they are ready to go.” Still, he said the program remains in its developmental stages, and that officials have continued to find and fix problems. The plane still still due for upgrades in its software in addition to other changes.
“I’m very, very confident it is going to continue to exceed our expectations,” he said. Declaring the plane’s “initial combat capability is just the beginning. We still have work to do on the airplane, and it will continue to get better.”
For years, the $400 billion program suffered a series of problems, and the F-35 was derided as “the plane that ate the Pentagon.” In 2014, the engine of one of the jets caught fire as it was preparing to take off, forcing the Pentagon to temporarily ground the entire fleet....

This is the result of hate.

Pope Francis (click here) walks through the gate of the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz in Oswiecim, Poland, Friday, July 29, 2016. Pope Francis has walked beneath the notorious “Arbeit Macht Frei” gate at Auschwitz, beginning a somber visit to the Nazi German death camp. (Gregorio Borgia/Associated Press)

July 29, 2016
...A priest from a village where the Nazis killed a Polish family because it was protecting Jews was chosen to read a psalm in Polish during Pope Francis’ visit to the site of the German Nazi death camp of Birkenau.
A psalm in Hebrew and Polish were the only public addresses during the visit in which Francis kept silence.
The psalm was read aloud in Polish by the Rev. Stanislaw Ruszala from the village of Markowa in southern Poland.
In 1944, German soldiers killed Jozef Ulma, his pregnant wife Wiktoria and their six children, aged between 1 and 8, as well as eight members of the Goldman, Gruenfeld and Didner families that the Ulmas were sheltering....

Another police officer with a wife and children is dead because of A TRAFFIC STOP.

There are too many military style weapons on the street for police officers to successfully carry out a traffic stop.

July 29, 2016
By Jaspreet Kaur and Samatha Tatro

San Diego police officer has died (click here) and one remains in surgery after a late-night shooting just south of Downtown San Diego. One suspect is in custody and authorities continue to search for other possible suspects, police said.
At a press conference early Friday morning, San Diego Police Department Chief Shelley Zimmerman said the officers were conducting a traffic stop shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday in San Diego's Southcrest neighborhood when the shooting happened....

What is everyone thinking? A traffic stop with guns already loaded with safeties off. Approaching a car is the worst idea in the world. These gang units are best to break down the structure with raids by SWAT units. 

...Both officers were members of SDPD's Elite Gang Unit, Zimmerman said. She did not provide additional details about the officers, but said the officer who died has a wife and children....

Traffic stops are not the best approach for police or citizens. Moving traffic violations can be caught on camera and sent to a police clerk for mailing. 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Congratulations, Hillary Clinton.

Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic Nomination for President.

Her life experience is different than that of Donald Trump. The differences are clear.

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Oct. 6, 2007: The children’s health program wouldn’t be in existence today if we didn’t have Hillary pushing for it from the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue.
\The children's health care plan as of 2014 (click here).

Student Debt Clock (click here)  

It has to be addressed. The clock is adding up debt in interest, not spending. That is the problem. While the interest on loans is adding up, the spending of these Americans is stunted. They don't have purchase power. First, we promised this generation an education would bring them a good income, so they invested. Now, that same generation was excluded from any real job, "Occupy, Wall Street." The Republican administrations never bothered to realize the generation growing up post September 11th needed work when they graduated from the college education they invested in in good faith. 

Today, there are some jobs, many chased down by the members of this generation themselves. As they finally move into jobs, they have no disposable income. They are the USA's first subsistence generation. The American Dream doesn't exist for them. That isn't acceptable. The USA Congress has to legislate to intercept this growing debt and remove this disastrous future from the landscape of America.

The student debt clock can be stopped rather than accruing more and more debt. When the loans continue to be payed the disposable spending will grow. It is only when the interest rate ends and the principle of the loans are paid off, the American Dream will return. This isn't difficult.