Author Archives: Fred Stiening

The Nordic Gender Paradox

Jordon Peterson is quite the troublemaker https://sputniknews.com/amp/europe/201901181071594857-scandinavia-feminism-women-labour/ He is a professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada. He started becoming known via the Internet making the case against gender neutral pronouns and his opinion that foceed … Continue reading

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Inside Public Radio

This newspaper story from Binghamton NY gives some interesting insights into the business of public radio, specifically NPR type programming. This NPR affiliate is revamping their two groups of licenses to what they call “single format programming”, meaning carrying news … Continue reading

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More money for bike trails

The Charlotte City Council found out that the cost of building the city’s “world class” bike trail is underfunded by $77 million, a 200% cost overrun. Unspoken is the section that may never get built is the section through the … Continue reading

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Bird Box Challenge

https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/02/netflix-pleads-with-people-to-stop-doing-the-bird-box-challenge/amp/ If it has not come up before, my father was completely blind from a disease called retinitis pigmentosa. This meant that by the early twenties, his vision started to fail as the retina could no longer sense light. By … Continue reading

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New Year brings New Changes

Air1, the Christian Rock companion to KLove has apparently realized you can’t trick teenagers into loving Jesus with fake rock music The new playlist is described as Worship music, still targeting younger listeners but with songs where the lyrics matter

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California high speed rail update

So the things I heard was BART glommed onto money to buy new rail cars, construction workers are being hired from minority communities and high paying jobs are being generated, even if no high speed rail train ever runs

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Tom Taylor to retire at 70

 Radio industry commentator and newsgather Tom Taylor is decided it is time to spend time with his family, and is Ending the Tom Taylor newsletter 

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This may be final post

Having just spoken with the doctor in charge of my case, it appears as I am headed to a skilled nursing care facility, at least for the short term. I am more significantly sick than  I believed to this point … Continue reading

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Health update

Countess is in the hospital – she has had a serious cold or the flu the past few days.   This morning she indicated  she was having trouble breathing and needed an ambulance.   It was serious enough they admitted … Continue reading

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Weekly Standard to fold?

Of course, CNN hopes so. https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/04/media/weekly-standard-future-uncertain/index.html The publication is currently owned by reclusive Conservative Philip Anschutz, who also runs the Washington Examiner.    The Weekly Standard is most associated with neocon Bill Kristol.   The publication remains firmly #nevertrump and recently … Continue reading

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