“Pittsburg, Not Paris”

“I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”  OK, but please understand, the pact, signed in Paris, was meant to help protect the world from itself.  Pittsburg remains part of our shared globe.

From the NYT and Marie Gulliard…



We’ll get there Alex, we will.


Keep this in mind as you go to the polls in 2018 and 2020.

The Measure of a Fog: Finale from Undark Magazine on Vimeo.


Today’s Survivalist Tools for the Trump Administration

  1. Thank goodness for the intertubes and Wikipedia.  Are you feeling bombarded by the most recent outrage by the Republicans in Congress and their lackey in the White House? Here is another tool you can use to find out if that outrage you may be remembering was a nightmare you had recently or actually happened.  Wikipedia’s list of President Trump’s Executive Orders and Presidential memorandum.  On this list you can find the now infamous order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” or the order “Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal” or the return of Reagan’s Mexico City Policy the Presidential memo “Barring international non-governmental organizations that perform or promote abortions from receiving US government funding“.
  2. Of course information itself only goes so far to help us cope with Republican ungoverning.  So here is a little humor to help us all realize we are not alone in our understanding that there is something dreadfully wrong with ungoverning.

The Netherlands accept America First, but they are shooting for second.  Seems fair, even amazing.

Switzerland is apparently vying for second too.

Please Pass This Video on Human Population Growth to a Republican

This is another beautiful video brought to my attention by the good people at Vox.  Well worth 7 minutes of your time to better understand how we got to 7 billion people and why it is very possible that even us lowly humans might be having an impact on our blue marble.

I think it is appropriate that the sound to indicate another million people is a click that reminds one of the sound a Geiger counter makes.  Are humans radio active to the blue marble.  No, we are not.  It’s wonderful that we are here and some day soon there will be 11,000,000,000 souls living on the blue marble at the same time.  In reality, we have no other choice.  The question is:  how will we manage the needs and desires of 11 billion of us at the same time?  This question isn’t even on the radar of the Republican Party and the fact that it is not should be considered a national security issue.  imho.