Google’s version of iMessage for Android available but missing key features

Yes, I'm an Apple hardware user (altho I use quite a bit of Google software) but there are reasons I've chosen to use an iPhone instead of an Android phone. The problems with the chat software Google is proposing for its Android devices are almost a checklist of why I'm continuing with Apple. In particular, … Continue reading Google’s version of iMessage for Android available but missing key features

Environmental protection laws make a huge difference

I've posted regularly about the wholesale destruction of decades of environmental protection legislation by this administration. I'm pleased to be able to post an article about a law that worked to make a big difference when disaster threatened. https://www.ecowatch.com/oil-leak-shell-puget-sound-2641378550.html? Oil Spill Prevention Law Helps Contain Leak at Shell Puget Sound Refinery Olivia Rosane Nov. 18, … Continue reading Environmental protection laws make a huge difference

Testing the President’s cognitive decline

Altho this article is obviously written in the context of all of our older politicians, it's also highly relevant for anyone who's getting older. Some are more paranoid than others about their minds turning to mush, depending on family history and observable symptoms. But anyone with even a touch of introspection is well aware that … Continue reading Testing the President’s cognitive decline

Which Democratic candidate’s views are closest to yours?

This 10-question quiz highlights the differences in positions between the Democratic candidates so that you can focus on the individuals whose views may best match yours. It's certainly not comprehensive and it's definitely simplistic, but all guidance is helpful these days. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/policy-2020/quiz-which-candidate-agrees-with-me/

We need insects to survive — and we’re killing them all

In pursuit of a perfect world with no crop damage, itchy bites, headlight dirt, and more humans have worked hard to eradicate virtually all insect life. Turns out perfection is not only an elusive goal but a goal with huge costs. One of those may well be that killing all insects means wiping out all … Continue reading We need insects to survive — and we’re killing them all

Why the census matters to YOU

This video by John Oliver is fun to watch, often laughable, but also explains clearly why every individual living in the United States should participate. The citizenship question is gone which means fear should no longer be a factor. Everyone should now WANT to participate tho for themselves and their neighbors. The census is a … Continue reading Why the census matters to YOU

Status of coal plants in U.S.

Coal plants in the U.S. are continuing to shut down but the easy closures may already have happened. Economic forces may not be enough to force closures of the some of the markets where coal still dominates. https://qz.com/1749023/two-of-americas-biggest-coal-plants-closed-this-month/ Two of America‚Äôs biggest coal plants closed this month By Michael J. Coren November 16, 2019 First … Continue reading Status of coal plants in U.S.