Welcome to Joe Biden’s (and Bernie Sanders’s) America

Good morning/afternoon everyone.  This morning, this is what we woke up to on this fine Monday morning in May. Colonial Pipeline taken down in massive cyber-attack.  Might be an act of War.  State of Emergency declared, gas prices to skyrocket.  Attack attributed to Russian hackers.  This one is not a hoax. Middle East explodes, as …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #146-Focus on the Details: Flying cross-country

On April 25th, my husband and I flew from Seattle to Nashville, for a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar, and to do some sightseeing and meeting with our friends from Ricochet.  I had the window seat, and I was fortunate to be able to see the ground for most of the four-hour flight.  You want …

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Confirmed: Electric cars are a Creature of Government (and environmental wackos)

The Environmental Wackos came first. They believe that human actions are causing the climate of our planet to become warmer (even though there is very little hard evidence that what increasing temperature there is, is actually caused by human actions). The Environmental Wackos believe that humans are throwing into the atmosphere of Earth too much …

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In case you needed proof that Nature is more powerful than we are…

Take a look at what happened last night in Iceland.  A volcano that had been dormant for about 6,000 years erupted, lighting up the night sky near the Iceland Capital of Reykjavik. Isn't this beautiful?  It demonstrates the raw power of Nature.  Maybe it thought that the humans were just getting too complacent, blaming the …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 136: Subjects starting with the Letter “S”

So.....  In a month characterized by a nationwide Snow Storm, that left Streets Slippery with Snow and ice, where do we begin? How about with a triple-S photo:  Song Sparrow in the Snow, taken just last week. And how about his Snow-buddy, our Squirrel? From a prior year, a Snowy Street, right in front of …

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Supply Chain Signal: Chip Shortage affects Auto-makers

My readers will know that I am a retired industrial buyer.  I am still in touch with my colleagues in the Institute For Supply Management, and receive various publications.  I also watch for supply-chain stories in the business media, and there is a whopper in the Wall Street Journal this week. The story is about …

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Canada single-handedly destroys the Alaska cruise industry

This week, Canada has contributed to the ruination of the Alaska cruise industry.  Numerous cruise lines, including Princess, Celebrity, Disney, Norwegian, Holland-America, Crystal, and Seabourn, cruise to Alaska from ports on the US West Coast, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle.  Canada has now prohibited any cruise line from cruising in their waters, or …

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Headlines from the Peoples State of Washington: the good, the bad, and the ridiculous

I live now in a One-Party State, with all parts of the government controlled, by large margins, by the Democrat Party (elected by the population of the Seattle area, much to the dismay of Eastern Washington with its lower population).  The State has been in a Wuhan Coronavirus Mask Mandate situation since July of 2020. …

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Washington State’s Marine Highway

Better known around here as the Washington State Ferry System, which connects the Puget Sound mainland cities of Seattle, Edmonds, Tacoma, and Mukilteo with the numerous islands in the Sound, and the Kitsap Peninsula, and even Canada.  Thousands of island residents commute via ferry daily, either walking on or driving their cars.  And every year …

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