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Saturday, August 31, 2013
Yes, Johnny needs to use his head and think about the repercussions for the rest of the team and that will come in time, but it certainly doesn't help when he is the one and ONLY thing the ESPN crew decide to talk about and show (at the end of every play they were taking a shot of Johnny on the sidelines during the first half) nothing but Johnny Manziel. It is truly too bad this Sports Network production has to be so one-sided and has lost all focus of what their job is.. to provide a un-biassed production of the football game.
Friday, August 30, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Nothing too see here..possibly the distraction of the week.
Clooney in Venice for film festival
Hollywood stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock arrive in Venice to open the city's film festival with their sci-fi thriller Gravity.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Then I think about the fact that, 'what's $5/month or even less then that when you go $45/year it's only $3.75 per month, when I have spent $2, $3 and even $5.99 on various news reader apps for my iphone/ipad over the years (REEDER WAS GREAT). I guess for me, I'm wishing they would bring back the $99 lifetime deal because then I know I wouldn't hesitate. I think for me, maybe its the recurring fees that I just can't get in to when it comes to internet services like reading my news.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
|Dear Producers and Supporters,|
RE: The ongoing newsletter delivery crises.
It is crucial that you and everyone else on the mailing list actually have the newsletter show up in the your inbox.
If you do not want the newsletter you can easily cancel it. If you do not want to open the newsletter you can discard it yourself. But this decision should be yours, not Google deciding for you. That is what is happening.
One of our producers says he has never been able to get the newsletter AT ALL from Microsoft’s outlook.com. Since I do not test this particular service (I will now) I cannot confirm difficulties there. But none of it surprises me.
One reader suggests doing a bulk search in the promotions tab for the newsletter then sliding them all into the INBOX at once and that is supposed to trigger Google to change its filing habits. Maybe. Maybe not.
Above all, if your email system has a white-listing feature, make sure you white list thedvorak.org domain. In the meantime I cannot even tell how many people are reading this note. We figure these services are losing half of our MailChimp output. It’s like the local mailman from hell who just throws the mail away instead of delivering it.
I’m of the personal belief that we will suffer low donations for the next few months and Google, Yahoo and Microsoft will tweak their systems and things will get better.
Of course, they will really do better if these same companies decide to go into the mailing business themselves, right? This low-level form of corruption works that way. “Yewz guyz needs to take out some insurance, yeah? Uderwise some bad tings might happen.”
One of these days someone is going to work out a racketeering case against some of these folks.
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Whatever you do, help us with this email dilemma in any way you can.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
It appears we should be very afraid.
Nothing makes schools safer than preparing for eventualities that will likely never happen. Fire drills may seem mostly useless, but fires are still common enough that a little precaution is a good idea, especially since schoolchildren tend to rank nears cats on the Herdibility Index.
But a simple fire drill can't teach today's kids about the number one threat to buses and bus safety -- a hijacking by some sort of terrorist.
Leonore Skenazy at Free Range Kids finds the whole thing (correctly) baffling.
Yes, it's a terrorist drill on a school bus.Compare that writeup with 13abc.com's, which makes it sound like those excluded from the "counter-terrorism" drill are some of the unluckiest students alive.
I truly could not understand from this report (or Googling) if the students knew the attack was fake or not. They probably did, or just imagine the lawsuits. Nonetheless, it is nothing less than bizarre that while they were being "hijacked," school administrators and sundry responsible adults sat in folding chairs in a parking lot across town watching a big-screen live feed of the event.
And then, as the audience watched, into that lot drove — the bus! A waiting SWAT team took over, puncturing the bus tire and "liberating" the hostages.
ROSSFORD, Ohio - A training exercise this Rossford Wednesday morning left students literally hanging on to the edge of their seats.This is most notable for its injudicious (and apparently sincere) use of an exclamation point, which makes it sound more like a sudden but somewhat expected turn of events in a lousy YA novel rather than a bit of perverse showmanship in servitude to the War on Terror. Skenazy points out that the DHS considers bus drivers to be point men in our nation's anti-terrorist efforts, as buses are theoretically "soft targets" for attention-seeking hijackers.
In the scenario: A school bus is en route to an event when suddenly it's hijacked! A camera inside the bus captured the whole thing while an audience of school teachers, administrators and transportation directors watched it all unfold on a live feed.
The hijacker even tied some of the students up and told them to keep their heads down. The bus eventually ended up at Owens Center for Emergency Preparedness.That's where first responders and SWAT teams were ready to move in.
Now, the kids who participated were informed that something out of the ordinary would be happening during this bus trip to a parking lot according to Chief of Police Glenn Goss:
Thank you for your concern for the students and children within our school district and community. I too would be concerned for any child who unwittingly was held hostage, tied up and threatened at gunpoint. The problem is: none of this happened.There it is again -- the baseless claim that a bus hijacking is "very possible in our world today." And the addition of "our world today" makes it clear that Goss has bought everything the DHS is selling -- that we are in infinitely more danger today than we were pre-9/11. The more "dangerous" our world is, the more "necessary" these training exercises are, and the more "necessary" they are, the less likely anyone is to roll back policies or cut off funding.
This was a well planned training exercise in which all participants (children and bus driver included) knew well in advance that they were participating in a training exercise to prepare for such an event to take place – which is very possible in our world today.
Each student and participant signed waivers that acknowledged their participation in this training.
And, make no mistake, this drill had everything to do with the War on Terror.
The Rossford Police Department is very proud to be part of a community that prepares for such incidents, even though we hope we never encounter them. Our proactive approach to counter-terrorism, active killers and other such incidents hopefully will save lives in the future…especially the lives of our children.Thank god for the "proactive approach." It allows agencies like this to advance the notion that kids should live in fear and trust their government. And it's nice to know that "active killers" are being prepared for. I would hate to see federal dollars being thrown at "inactive killers," the kind that can't be bothered to load their weapons, much less get off the couch. Altogether, the whole thing looks like nothing more than an excuse to break out the SWAT gear and let the locals know where all those tax dollars went. It does absolutely nothing to make anyone safer.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Canadian City Uses Drone To Chase Off Geese
Monday, August 19, 2013
Sunday, August 18, 2013
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Friday, August 16, 2013
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