Category Archives: #AbundanceOfCaution

If you would win the argument, first seize the language

Reality Challenged Have these …people individual non-specific entities ever met a human? Saying “American” to reference …erm, Americans is “problematic.” According to the U of New Hampshire guide to “Inclusive Excellence,” one is encouraged to use the more incluuuusive substitutes “U.S. citizen” or “Resident of the U.S.” John Wayne was unavailable for comment. I am [...]

ToDaZeD Clarification

drip… drip… drip… Ya heard about the latest EPA rule, Waters of the United States? NB EPA-PDF The rule will ensure protection for the nation’s public health and aquatic resources, and increase CWA [Clean Water Act] program predictability and consistency by clarifying the scope of “waters of the United States” protected under the Act. Every [...]

erm…

whaaa? I just did a gloooooogle search with the goal of making a small funneh. Nevermind that now; I found this*: A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language. Yes, I was so confused I had to look ^that^ up. [...]

This seems to be a Big Thing

hate to let it go unremarked… Several U.S. officials say hackers linked to China appear to have gained access to sensitive background information submitted by intelligence and military personnel seeking security clearances. …The forms believed accessed, known as Standard Form 86, require applicants to fill out deeply personal information about mental illnesses, drug and alcohol [...]

Shocked!

Shocked, I tell you. Homeland Security Inspector General’s report, TSA agents failed 67 out of 70 tests, with Red Team members repeatedly able to get potential weapons through checkpoints. That’s 95.7% worng. Including a fella with a bomb taped to his back which the “pat-down” missed entirely. [TSA] annual budget of more than $7 billion [...]

Freedom or “Saaaafety”

or bullpuckey? Here’s the question: Patriot Act [now lapsed] or “Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-collection and Online Monitoring Act.” [USAFREEDOM Act] or ISIS freely running amok in our streets, apparently [Sen. Rand Paul] “Are we going to so blithely give up our freedom? Are we going to so blindly [...]

Drips

drip by drip Clean Water Act takes over the world. The Obama administration on Wednesday asserted its authority over the nation’s streams, wetlands and other smaller waterways, Actually, the “Obobo Admin” not so much. That implies that this hasn’t been being pushed for decades. It’s the EPA. That doesn’t go away when Obobo does. And [...]

Mz Grundy

she’s eternal Saida Grundy is an incoming black sociology professor at Boston University. Here are some of her Twits: “White masculinity isn’t a problem for america’s colleges, white masculinity is THE problem for america’s colleges,” “Why is white America so reluctant to identify white college males as a problem population?” “Deal with your white sh*t, [...]

“If it’s yellow, it’s mellow” *

Birthday Wishes It’s CAgov Jerry Brown’s birthday today. He’s 77. [4/7/38] [Jerry Brown’s] net worth [is] $4 million… His major Life Goal is: a traaaain. Technology of the 1840’s !!!!1!!!!!!! …carrying No One from Nowhere to Nowhere South. …not even any buffalo to shoot. What he’s completely uninterested in is Water. Well, to be fair, [...]

…First Seize the Language

nanny and Reality Here’s a permission slip related to a ‘science’ experiment about tectonic plates. …using *horrors* an Oreo. yanno, that pair of wafer cookies with the sugared Crisco filling? Sounds like the kind of thing the kewl teacher would do in 3rd grade — now it’s probably Senior Thesis level. aaaaanyway, nowadaze, parents need [...]