Standards II (revisited)

OK, the last post about standards drifted way off topic, or so it seemed to some. I tried to get a screen grab of an interview with the owner as seen on FOX News. Since I could not get a direct link to the clip, I grabbed it and reduced it in size to post. Unfortunately the video clip is still too large, even after I reduced the resolution by 50%, so here is the audio from the clip. The video just included stock footage that many have seen before. The point is that he took the effort to exceed standards, deeper pilings, special windows and accepting the fact that the first floor would be swept away.


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SCOTUS to hear censorship vs social media giants case

Supreme Court Agrees to hear Case About Censorship on Social media
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/16/supreme-court-case-could-decide-fb-twitter-power-to-regulate-speech.html?__source=sharebar%7Ctwitter&par=sharebar&fbclid=IwAR2B22xqkrmuBrLLxnT-oc4pf1Yxk-jEE3ZdeK5hUky8LJZCwpPzflfiuPA

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Doubting Thomas

This post will be about Brett Kavanaugh with an aside to Justice Thomas. Recently I saw Pres. Trump defending Kavanaugh and saying that the hearings were a disgrace. This is so important because if there is silence only the opposition is heard. There is a cloud over Justice Kavanaugh head that needs to be dispelled. Trump at least is trying to do that. I don’t remember any strong defending of Clarence Thomas, do you?

One can safely say that George H W Bush was no Donald Trump. He was known for his loyalty but from what I recall he was not much of a public defender of his people. He never ridiculed Ted Kennedy for his hit job on Thomas. A good man was disgraced and because of the silence of Pres. Bush the Elder people still doubt Thomas. ... [Read More]


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Gosnell

The film Gosnell:The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer was released about a week ago. It was produced by documentarians Phelim McAleer, Ann McElhinney, and Magdalena Segieda, though this film is not a documentary. This is not a film I would normally see but made an exception in this case because I (slightly) know the filmmakers. They had invited me to the L.A. premier last week but I could not attend. Surprisingly, the film is being shown in several theaters in my area, which is where I finally saw it – surprising because it was independently released and the producers faced a lot of hostility from Hollywood.

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Book Review: Red War

“Red War” by Kyle MillsThis is the fourth novel in the Mitch Rapp saga written by Kyle Mills, who took over the franchise after the death of Vince Flynn, its creator. On the cover, Vince Flynn still gets top billing (he is now the “brand”, not the author), but Kyle Mills demonstrates here that he’s a worthy successor who is taking Rapp and the series in new directions.

In the previous novel, Enemy of the State, Rapp went totally off the radar, resigning from the CIA, recruiting a band of blackguards, many former adversaries, to mount an operation aimed at a nominal U.S. ally. This time, the circumstances are very different. Rapp is back at the CIA, working with his original team headed by Scott Coleman, who has now more or less recovered from the severe injuries he sustained in the earlier novel Order to Kill, with Claudia Gould, now sharing a house with Rapp, running logistics for their missions.... [Read More]


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