Saturday, March 2, 2019

These Microsoft Employees Think They're Brilliant Heroes, But They're Really Quite Foolish. | Inc. com

These Microsoft Employees Think They're Brilliant Heroes, But They're Really Quite Foolish. Here's the Brutal Truth They Simply Refuse to See | Inc.com

I admit, I have a personal stake in this. My personal military career was pretty calm, but I did serve eight years between active duty and the reserves. And then, I spent several years building a career of reporting on soldiers, including some time in combat.
Many of my friends and family are veterans and active service members, including some real heroes of wounded warriors. I've seen firsthand and reported on what happens when soldiers don't have access to the best equipment and latest technology.
But usually that's the result of human error or incompetence, and it's bad enough. But the idea that employees of an American company would want to actively withhold those advantages from American troops?
That's not working "4 good." At best it's blind, willful ignorance.
And at worst, it's far more self-righteous, foolish--even evil--than anything else the MSW4G crowd claims to oppose.

The New 30-Something - The New York Times

The New 30-Something - The New York Times

"It’s the financial riddle of the 30-something years. How does anyone, even those with a stable, upwardly mobile job, let alone a family, afford to live in places like New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco or Washington, D. C.?

The answer: Many are bankrolled, to varying degrees, by their parents."

DEA Seizes Enough Fentanyl to Kill 2 Million People in NY Raid - NBC New York

DEA Seizes Enough Fentanyl to Kill 2 Million People in NY Raid - NBC New York

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Shelter in place

https://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/weather/hurricanes/irma-forced-mass-evacuations-officials-urge-staying-home-next-time/KippDb0Dnw3reWRT0oH3rM/

Monday, March 12, 2018

Helicopter crashes into East River

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/03/12/helicopter-crashes-in-new-york-citys-east-river-all-5-passengers-dead-pilot-only-survivor.html

Sunday, March 4, 2018

As Storms Get Bigger, Oyster Reefs Can Help Protect Shorelines | Innovation | Smithsonian

oyster reef
As Storms Get Bigger, Oyster Reefs Can Help Protect Shorelines | Innovation | Smithsonian

Two hundred years ago, the streets of lower Manhattan were lined with “oyster cellars,” rough-and-ready establishments hawking all-your-can-eat oysters for six cents.
In those days, the floor of New York Harbor was covered in oyster reefs, making the bivalve a cheap and plentiful snack for the underclass of the rapidly growing city.

Oscars 2018: A Quiz for Movie Lovers - The New York Times

Oscars 2018: A Quiz for Movie Lovers - The New York Times