Thursday, December 31, 2015


Just some unimportant Potpourri to close out the year.
As we end 2015, this Washington Post cartoon  is the prefect statement of the candidates actions  as expected  for
The next 5 weeks.

Did you know that the latest poll of Republican candidates now has Christie in 4th place? So startling that on the penultimate day of 2015 the Ledger did not have a bad word about Christie.

From various news media sources:
The UPI notes that, The twin birth rate has been rising for white, African-American and Hispanic women since 1980. But while rates didn't change for white or Hispanic women in 2013-2014, the rate continued to rise another 4 percent for African-American women. The reason is not specifically known, however more women are giving birth later in life, which has a higher occurrence of twins,

They're at the top of the annual Gallup Poll of most admired men. President Obama is first with 17%, and The Donald and the pope make for an intriguing tie for second place with 5% each. Also on the list: George W. Bush, Billy Graham and Bill Gates. Hey, why no women? There's a separate poll for that, and Hillary Clinton is at the top for the 14th straight year and 20th time overall.=

The full-body scanners now used at all commercial airports use millimeter-wave technology to create the image of a generic avatar on a screen. If the scanner discovers a lump on the passenger that could represent a weapon, the machine shows a yellow box on the screen avatar, indicating where the lump has been spotted

This is scary!: In public classrooms across the country, the corporate name that is fast becoming as common as pencils and erasers is Google.

More than half of K-12 laptops or tablets purchased by U.S. schools in the third quarter were Chromebooks, cheap laptops that run Google software. Beyond its famed Web search, the company freely offers word processing and other software to schools. In total, 

Google programs are used by more than 50 million students and teachers around the world, the company says.

But Google is also tracking what those students are doing on its services and using some of that information to sell targeted ads, according to a complaint filed with federal officials by a leading privacy advocacy group.



  1. Have a wonderful New Year, Doc.


  2. Right back to you, Doc.