Monthly Archives: July 2018

Today’s overflowing news bag (per Tom Taylor)

Craig Karmazin (son of Mel, formerly of Infinity Broadcadting, CBS and SiriusXM) really likes spending money on sports. He is buying WTMJ-AM (and recently acquired translator) and an FM music station in Milwaukee for $16 million. The seller is Scripps … Continue reading

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You can feel secure now

The process of getting a free security certificate finally got easy enough that I turned on full time https secure connections. No more man in the middle attacks or NSA snooping! I feel sure the EFF did not leak the … Continue reading

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It’s Official – 2020 RNC convention coming to Charlotte

https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/rnc-2020/article215204290.html Too bad the new Amtrak station won’t be ready for 6 years. The transcontinental railroad was built in 6 years digging by hand and without CAD software.

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Changes in Philly

Iconic B103 in Philadelphia is beeing sold to Entercom (CBS) and Entercom’s Country WXTU-FM is being sold to Beasley. The bottom feeders are devouring the whales Inside Radio report

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Big improvement at FCC Website

Ajit Pai’s support of a free internet is bearing fruit. This has quietly been happening, but shows what a new leader can do. FCC Chairman Pai has been working with broadcasters to get rid of pointless obligations or at least … Continue reading

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More train action than you can shake a stick at

The blue elevated line is the Tokyo Monorail built for the 1964 Olympics

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Nucor

One of the many non-financial corporations based in Charlotte is Nucor. While at the airport, we saw their private jet being stowed in the hangar. The registration on the tail was how I discovered the owner. Nucor is a competitor … Continue reading

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The future of grocery retailing?

Combine the ideas of Walmart and Amazon and the economies of technology will overwhelm the competition. How Many Robots Does It Take to Fill a Grocery Order? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-06/how-many-robots-does-it-take-to-fill-a-grocery-order Walmart has the distribution system and pickup concept working and Amazon has … Continue reading

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Visiting Our Heritage

On Saturday [back in January], Countess and I decided to go visit the remnants of Heritage USA down in Fort Mill, SC. It is located just south of the border between North and South Carolina. After Jim & Tammy Faye … Continue reading

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The Conservative Mom

While helping Countess get her email under control, I noticed a curious item in my own junk folder in gmail – a missive from “the Conservative Mom”. I could not think of any reason why I would be targeted, and … Continue reading

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