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Friday, July 2, 2021
Monday, May 10, 2021
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Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Hey Senator McConnell your partial mea culpa is ineffectual and disingenuous. You and your party have spent the past four plus years fomenting a fanciful insurrection instead of saying "enough"! Your party's platform and deviant behavior has exclaimed strongman, insurrection, deceit, duplicity and dictatorship. Forget the mea culpa. Immediately dissolve and replace your party!
Those interested in the playbook, which seems universally followed by all strongmen, including the failed 45th President of the United States of America will enjoy reading Ruth Ben Ghiat's book, Strongmen. (NYT book review, Authoritarians From Mussolini to Trump)
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
|There is a difference between corporate complexity and corruption. Yes, software is extraordinarily complex—software defeat devices✈ are corrupt. Boeing has been doing extraordinarily "complex" products, including software for decades, using talented engineers and risk analysis—not rent-seeking behavior or shameless calls by its chief executive officer.|
✈ How They [VW Engineers] Did It: An Analysis of Emission Defeat Devices in Modern Automobiles
UPDATED 04/08/2019 Boeing 737 Technical Site
U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation; “The State of Airline Safety: Federal Oversight of Commercial Aviation,” at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2019
The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, DeFazio, Larsen Letter Requesting DOT IG Investigate FAA Certifying Boeing 737 MAX
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Nearly One Year After Launching Its Boeing 737 MAX Investigation, House Transportation Committee Issues Preliminary Investigative Findings
UPDATED 12/23/2019 Boeing, Boeing Announces Leadership Changes
UPDATED 12/17/2019 CNA, Boeing's Halt to 737 MAX Production Could Ding US Economy, Jobs
UPDATED 11/27/2019 NYT, Problems Pile Up for Boeing as 737 Max Delays Continue
UPDATED 11/06/2019 Reuters, Regulators Find Gaps in Boeing's 737 MAX Software Documentation - Sources and Regulators Want Revised Boeing 737 MAX Software Documentation: Company and
UPDATED 10/29/2019 C-SPAN3, Boeing CEO and Government Officials Testify on 737 MAX Safety
UPDATED 10/21/2019 Barrons, Boeing Stock Tumbles Because the FAA Just Dropped a Bombshell and Boeing Responded To The 737 MAX Email Controversy. Here’s What They Said.
UPDATED 07/28/2019 NYT, The Roots of Boeing’s 737 Max Crisis: A Regulator Relaxes Its Oversight
UPDATED 06/29/2019 Reuters, U.S. Prosecutors Subpoena Records on Boeing 787 Production: Seattle Times
UPDATED 06/19/2019 C-SPAN, House Transportation [2nd] Hearing on Boeing 737 Max Aircraft (June 2019)
UPDATED 06/17/2019 CBSNews, Boeing CEO Admits "Mistake" in Handling 737 Max Warnings
UPDATED 06/08/2019 Reuters, Boeing Delayed Fix of Defective 737 MAX Warning Light for Three Years: U.S. Lawmakers
UPDATED 05/15/2019 TransportationInfrastructureCommittee, “Status of the Boeing 737 MAX”
UPDATED 05/14/2019 Reuters, FAA Convenes Multi-Agency Board to Review Boeing Software Fix
UPDATED 05/06/2019 NYT, Boeing Believed a 737 Max Warning Light Was Standard. It Wasn’t.
UPDATED 04/15/2019 Vox, The Real Reason Boeing's New Plane Crashed Twice
UPDATED 04/08/2019 Boeing, Statement from Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg: We Own Safety - 737 MAX Software, Production and Process Update
UPDATED 03/21/2019 NYT, Doomed Boeing Jets Lacked 2 Safety Features That Company Sold Only as Extras...really!, a commercial passenger airliner is experiencing an accelerating pitching oscillation because you did not buy a "disagree" light and real AoA readings...
UPDATED 03/21/2019 AP, European, Canadian Regulators to do Own Review of Boeing Jet and USAToday, FBI Joins Criminal Probe into Boeing 737 Max 8 Safety Certification in Wake of Crashes and NYT, Pentagon Opens Internal Inquiry of Acting Defense Chief’s Ties to Boeing and NPR, Boeing Brings 100 Years Of History To Its Fight To Restore Its Reputation and Reuters, U.S. Prosecutors, Transportation Department Scrutinizing Boeing 737 MAX Development -Sources and WP, Federal Investigators Looking into Boeing 737 Max Following 2 Crashes in Less Than Five Months and Reuters, U.S. Senate to Hold Crash Hearing as Lawmakers Urge Grounding Boeing 737 MAX 8
Originally Published March 19, 2019; Last Updated September 16, 2020; Last Republished September 16, 2020:
Monday, August 31, 2020
"Fear Never Builds The Future"
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
...the upside of gerrymandering is the possibility of gaining more seats than your expected fair allocation of seats...to get this unfair allocation a party must distribute "their" finite number of precious partisan voters across many districts in "just enough numbers" to win, but no more (i. e. "waste" a precious partisan voter)...to determine what is "just enough" the gerrymanders generally use "historical voting patterns and turnout"...
...now the downside of a gerrymander...enter an ultra qualified charismatic politician who is able to "energize" their voters to turnout in numbers far exceeding the expected historical averages (i.e. Stacey Abrams)...the "just enough" allocation of the precious partisan voters in a particular gerrymandered district is "swamped"...and the opposition wins the gerrymandered district...
...this may be why Georgia's Secretary of State is very, very, very, concerned with the Democratic turnout...there are not enough reliably Republican voters in the gerrymandered district to cover the huge turnout...enter voter suppression (i.e a method of reducing the excessive turnout to the expected historical averages and those used when drawing the gerrymandered map)...
...Georgia's governor extends electoral ruses, artifices and gimmicks to critical healthcare data and information...sacrificing Georgians to Republican Party dogma and deception...
"...The DCCC did amazing work in 2018 to win 40 seats. Our challenge is to build on that progress, to fortify and expand our majority...America’s strength has always come from our diversity. That’s why I’m committed to building a leadership team that reflects the tremendous diversity of our House Democrats and our nation..."
"...The more fundamental risk for Republicans is that voters are increasingly savvy about issues like gerrymandering, voting rights and campaign finance, which were once thought to be of great interest to elites but of little relevance to most citizens..."--NYT, With Power Grabs--
...the caravan is "marching" like a bunch of D-0 Army recruits...better send Seal Team Six-Red and the 3rd Airborne Group to stop this "invading force"...(AP, Fact Check: President Trump’s Rhetoric and The Truth About Migrant Caravans)...make sure you pack the C-130s with extra MREs, doctors, and medical supplies...the "threat" will welcome offers of nourishment and medical attention...because the "threat" will likely mistake soldiers for border agents be ready to tell the surrendering "threat", in Spanish directions to the nearest border patrol agent... (WP, Trump’s Border Deployments Could Cost $200 Million by Year-End)
1. UPDATED 01/03/2020 Charlotte Observer, NC Voter ID Law Written with ‘Discriminatory Intent,’ Says Judge Who Just Blocked It and ABCNews, Memorandum Opinion, Order, And Preliminary Injunction Loretta C. Biggs, District Judge (pdf)
...evidence continues to accumulate for requiring a form of the 1965 Voting Rights Act §5 preclearance rules, which the Supreme Court's ideologues invalidated in Shelby County v. Holder, 570 U.S. 529 (2013), leaving the "gods" to sort out our nation's entrenched partisan regional racism...
...kudos to the local judges who are stepping in to fill the insidiously discriminatory gaps created by the Supreme Court ideologues' Shelby ruling...
UPDATED 12/14/2019 USAToday, Judge Orders 234,000 Purged from Wisconsin Voter Rolls and Texas Settles Lawsuit Over Attempt To Purge Thousands From Voter Rolls
...Georgia is not the only state where the RNC-GOP cum RAG Party is conducting bulk voter roll purge programs...unsurprisingly these bulk programs, disproportionately impact the economically disadvantaged and minority groups...
...everybody concerned about fair (i.e. credible) elections must actively intervene to make sure these "voter roll purges" do not remove a single legitimate...expect these ruses, artifices, and gimmicks (RAGs) to continue into the foreseeable future...
...combining an aggressive "voter roll purge" oversight program, which must receive a copy of any purge letter with an equally aggressive voter registration program is ideal...
...here is a statement from Wisconsin's Elections Commission on Judge Malloy's oral ruling:
Statement regarding decision in voter list case...the statement should say "We will be overruling Judge Malloy's oral ruling"...
Date:Fri, 12/13/2019 - 17:30
The Wisconsin Elections Commission issued the following statement in response to Judge Malloy's ruling today in Timothy Zignego et al vs. Wisconsin Election Commission et al:
"We will be analyzing the judge’s oral decision and consulting with the six members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission on next steps. A written order has not been issued yet."
For more information, contact
Reid Magney, public information officer, 608-267-7887, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originally Published October 31, 2018; Last Updated August 11, 2020; Last Republished August 11, 2020:
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
|The Great American Turning|
NewYorkerSatire, Americans Want Alert System Enabling Mueller to Text Them When This Emergency Is Over