Monday, June 27, 2016

Dear Mrs Clinton

In your recent speech in Cincinnati's Union Terminal, you cited Mayor John Cranley for making Cincinnati's power supply 100% green. That was really the work of the last mayor & particularly vice mayor Roxane Qualls.
Actually, John Cranley looked into dismantling that work.
He also sought to stop an electric passenger rail project in Cincinnati which would have cost us millions. Furthermore, he has worked to build pointless roads.
As far as that repurposed train station? It's still a train station and a lot of people would like to see more train service there.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Northside's 4th of July Festivities Need YOUR Help

The organizers of Northside's 4th of JUly festivities are running into higher than normal fees & such. A double whammy thanks to John Cranley & John Kasich.
So, this year they have set up a GofundMe account to raise some cash.
When posted on facebook, cincinnati councilman, Chris Seelbach posted that, instead of placing hurdles, the city should be helping residents put on events.
I'd agree.
But on the GofundMe site there is no contribution listed for Mr Seelbach. There is a contribution from Vice Mayor David Mann.....

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

The Future is Here

Jack Hite wrote an article for Smithsonian Magazine called The Future of Cars Is Already Here and discussed it on C-Span here.
Hite has his own self modified VW running on solar charged electric power. He points out most of the tech for flying electric autonomous cars is already here, it's just a matter of pulling it all together & sorting out the social aspect.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

The Fall of Constantinople

On May 29, 1453, after a 6 week siege, an Ottoman force of 50,000 - 80,000 conquered the city of Constantinople with around 50,000 residents & 7,000 soldiers. Dunno why it took such a long siege with those odds...
The Ottoman forces included about 10,000 Janissaries (Christian slave soldiers) and were led by Sultan Mehmed II and, after conquering the city & Constantine XI, moved the Ottoman capitol to the town & renamed it Istanbul. It was considered the end of the Roman Empire after about 1,500 years. The Ottoman Empire crapped out about 450 years later at the end of WWI.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Flying seems easier than voting

Harriet Quimby 1875 - 1912
Happy birthday, Harriet Quimby - journalist, screenwriter, actress, spokesperson for Vin Fiz, first licensed female pilot & first woman to fly The English Channel.

You Fly Girl

Harriet Quimby dot org