Monday, April 6, 2015

California water shortage, who will it affect?

Who in the state of California is using up all the water?  Recently Gov. Brown imposed usage restrictions, supposedly on all Californians, but will they be applied fairly?  This is a picture of Steven Spielberg's Pacific Palacades house, how much water do you this he uses in this house, multiply that by the hundreds if not thousands of rich Californians and their mansions and you can quickly see where the water is going.  Drain all the swimming pools - problem solved.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Maybe Edward Snowden was right?

What the US Government does behind closed doors is a mystery to most Americans, Water Gate era laws ( FOIA, Privacy Act of 1974 and Government in the Sunshine Act) were supposed to make it easier for citizens to find information about what kinds of records the government keeps and how it operates, but as this piece shows every administration finds ways to maintain the cloak of secrecy.

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Government Wants to Regulate the Internet - Are you Kidding Me?

It is simply mind boggling that there are people in this country that think centralized government regulation is the answer to all of our problems.  A recent article in Wired Magazine "Flying Blind, The Tech-Unfriendly Skies" talked about the FAA's efforts to modernize air traffic control,  a process that began in 2002 and won't be complete until the summer of 2015 and which is 500 million dollars over budget.  The author Sara Breselor blamed government rules and standards which require new technology to comply with outdated and often irrelevant regulations and stated that these same issues were at the core of the and VA fiascos.  It is painfully obvious that some people do not learn from past mistakes, now the FCC wants to get its hands on the internet, one of the few things in this country that works without the help of government regulation.