Category Archives: Totally random stuff

Hearing Aid – day 1

Or hearing aids to be more precise – left and right A4i Starkey iphone conpatible hearing aids After unloading my life savings at the front desk, I walked out into the real world to see if I had made … Continue reading

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North Carolina repeals HB2, nobody happy Democratic governor Cooper has signed a law repealing HB2, and also rolling back the Charlotte ordinance that triggered the passage of HB2. Recognizing he has to give Republican legislators what they want, the repeal goes further than what Democrats … Continue reading

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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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Parrot U

While out and about, I stumbled on this store called Parrot U. The store is pretty much what you would think it is โ€“ it is a store that teaches parrots. So when I walked up to the window, a … Continue reading

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Another fatal police shooting in Charlotte Hispanic drug gang member fires a bullet into an SUV driven by another Hispanic male, sideswipers the SUV, gets out of his car with a handgun, not knowing the driver of the SUV following him is an undercover police … Continue reading

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Jerseydevil posted a topic that triggered a memory that may or may not be interesting. Apparently Steve Deace created the hypothetical of whether a black caterer could be forced to serve a convention of white supremacists. So there is so … Continue reading

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Meet Miss Vidalia Onion

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Science and the Filet O’Fish

A few weeks ago, I presented some information about the collapse of the Atlantic Cod fishery – was it real or just a political argument between the US and Canada? The “it’s real” narrative is the collapse was caused by … Continue reading

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Punkin Chunkin’ ๐ŸŽƒ

If you happen to live near Delaware and have nothing to do November 4-6, you might want to attend the National Punkin Chunkin Competition Admission is $35 if you want all three days of Punkin. If you want to park … Continue reading

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