Author Archives: Fred Stiening

Congress repeals “internet privacy” protections

Washington Post The FCC is not part of the executive branch – it is an independent commission that is accountable to Congress. The only authority the FCC has is to do those things delegated to it by Congress by law … Continue reading

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Westinghouse Electric files for bankruptcy

Fortune Magazine This is the Pittsburgh based subsidiary that builds equipment for nuclear power plants, that was acquired by the troubled company that was rocked by an accounting scandle in 2015. Part of what is hurting Westinghouse is that fracking … Continue reading

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NC returns to partisan election of judges

http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/03/n-c-judicial-elections-to-be-partisan-after-ncga-override Governor Cooper cannot stop anything the Repblican NC Legislature wants to pass. The first veto override just happened. Judges will now potentially have to run in a primary, and then run in the general election with a party ID. … Continue reading

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Jing Jin Ji

China’s new megalopolis (NBC News) While the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines suffered through years of politically motivated delays, China is moving forward with a clear plan to turn China and its 1.4 billion people into the world’s largest … Continue reading

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End of an era

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Charlotte Regional Farmer’s Market

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Illegal pancake eating

https://www.google.com/amp/www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-florida-man-pancakes-arrest-20170324-story,amp.htmlP At least he wasn’t tasered or shot by police for his own well-being

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Nobel Peace Prize nomination

The person who came up with the concept of the cell phone lot at airports

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New Blog Contributor

The newly minted Mrs Fred Stiening has some things to say to the world (beyond what an adorable guy I am…) Both of us will be a bit occupied for a few weeks as she relocates to the Charlotte mansion, … Continue reading

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One Ringy Dingy

The color of the Aegean Sea… details to follow…

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