Category: FYI


FYI September 19, 2016

Tom Mashberg: Saving Lives Is Still His Mission
Dr. Donald H. Jenkins: “We went to war without a proper trauma system in place,” says Jenkins, a retired Air Force officer. “Once we implemented a fully resourced system in the field, despite the increase in injury severity over time, we were beating the odds by keeping soldiers alive.”


Gelnn Greenwald: WashPost Makes History: First Paper to Call for Prosecution of Its Own Source (After Accepting Pulitzer)
…In the face of a growing ACLU and Amnesty-led campaign to secure a pardon for Snowden, timed to this weekend’s release of the Oliver Stone biopic “Snowden,” the Post editorial page today not only argued in opposition to a pardon, but explicitly demanded that Snowden — the paper’s own source — stand trial on espionage charges or, as a “second-best solution,” accept “a measure of criminal responsibility for his excesses and the U.S. government offers a measure of leniency.”



FYI September 18, 2016

Lauren McCauley, staff writer: Confirming Big Pharma Fears, Study Suggests Medical Marijuana Laws Decrease Opioid Use
Study comes after reporting revealed fentanyl-maker pouring money into Arizona’s anti-legalization effort


Grammar Snob
By Apps From Outer Space, LLC
Add a little culture to your next message chat with Grammar Snob. You will have all the red corrections you need to fix typos or common grammar mistakes of your own or those of your friends. We also include #grammared to celebrate your mutual grammar enlightenment.


400 Ways to Make a Sandwich: A 1909 Cookbook Full of Creative Recipes


FYI September 17, 2016


Heather Penney, heroic Sept. 11 F-16 pilot
Penney was to stop Flight 93 — knowing the pilot could be her father.
Maj. Heather Penney, and her father Col. John Penney, both pilots. Maj. Penny flew an F-16 on Sept. 11, 2001, that was destined to intercept and possibly bring down Flight 93.


Flygirls There I Was… Karen Fine Brasch, CDR, USN (Ret.)


2017 Fiat 124 Spider: Is the Fiata as Good as the Miata? – Ignition Ep. 160


Cat brain freeze


Filmed with a drone?
Zack builds the most amazing backyard railroad you’ve ever seen





FYI September 16, 2016

John Tausig has raised $20,000 (so far)

Dan Boyle (818) 209-1692
Sapna Kumar (818) 487-7455
Kayaker Determined to Help his Mother and Uncle Battle Multiple Myeloma Completes 600-Mile Washington to Alaska Trip
Paddling a self-made kayak from Bellingham, Washington and through British Columbia’s Inside Passage, John Taussig reached land’s end in Ketchikan late evening on Wednesday, Sept. 14.  His Paddle to Battle Multiple Myeloma journey, which weaved through a maze of islands starting at the Puget Sound in Washington State and extending along the British Columbia Coast to the Alaska Panhandle, so far has raised more than $20,000 for the IMF.


Viknesh Vijayenthiran ‘The Grand Tour’ starts November 18, 2016


FYI September 15, 2016

Mark Sullivan: The iPhone 7 Plus’s Dual-Lens Camera, Tested By An Award-Winning Photojournalist


Bryan Menegus: Apple Is on a Moderation Rampage After Porn Was Found in iOS 10


When I was taking legal courses in college a male student posed questions including these two: protecting anonymity and financial concerns such as child support.
No clear answer on either.
Christina Farr: She Found Her Biological Father On Ancestry And 23andMe


Patrick George: Ford Finally Confirms It’s Moving All Small Car Production To Mexico


I did receive a call from Carolyn Blashek, thanking me for my donations of music cd’s, etc.
Operation Gratitude Wish List and you can request a care package!  Know a service member deployed in harm’s way? Sign them up here and we will send a care package filled with 50+ items, wrapped with love & good wishes.


Ammonia ingredient might be a concern.
Itch-B-Gone by Moem in homehealth


FYI September 14, 2016

Damned if you do, damned without your pension if you don’t?

West Virginia cop fired for not killing a man with an unloaded gun
By Radley Balko
Even the rare cop who gets fired often gets to keep his pension. Mader won’t be getting one.

Paul Watson: Ship found in Arctic 168 years after doomed Northwest Passage attempt


William Turton: You Can Now Buy a Weaponized USB Stick For $55

USB Kill 2.0 Demonstration Video


Harry McCracken YouTube Is Building Community—And It’s Not Just About Video


Ainsley O’Connell: How Google Is Schooling Apple And Microsoft In The Battle For America’s Classrooms

Shorpy September 13, 2016

The Detroit River circa 1906. “Detroit Oak Belting Co. and Michigan Stove Works.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.


1924. Washington, D.C. "Rock Creek Park. Miss Katherine Wren and Norvelle Munford." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

1924. Washington, D.C. “Rock Creek Park. Miss Katherine Wren and Norvelle Munford.” Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative.

FYI Universities, Ivory Towers and Common Sense? September 13, 2016

College Rape
The victim(s) are raped physically and mentally, then raped again by the authorities.  Would it be appropriate to have victims of rape and/or parents of raped children in authoritative capacities at colleges?

What about rating a college, and the city as to how fair they are to both the victim and accused?

Stassa Edwards: After Richmond Student Writes Viral Essay About Her Rape Case, the University Calls Her a Liar

Cecilia Carreras referred to her rapist as “Richmond’s Brock Turner,”

On Thursday, Carreras responded with another post headlined, “Richmond, all I wanted was for you to say sorry. But instead you called me a liar. So, here are the receipts,” also published in the Huffington Post. In the post, Carreras provides screenshots of emails between her and Richmond dean, Daniel Fabian, as well as transcripts from a preliminary Title IX hearing in which Fabian acknowledges that the alleged rapist changed his story multiple times.

“No one denied, however, that [my rapist] penetrated me without consent,” Carreras wrote. Rather, she alleges that Fabian argued that the length of the assault was justified because he, “thought it was reasonable for [the accused] to penetrate you for a few more minutes if he was going to finish.”


In 2006, The Duke University Lacrosse Team of Durham did not receive fair treatment.

In 2007, Seligmann, Finnerty, and Evans sought unspecified damages and called for new criminal justice reform laws in a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Durham. (See below)

Falsely Accused of Rape
The Duke lacrosse case was a 2006 criminal case in which three members of the Duke University men’s lacrosse team were falsely accused of rape. The case evoked varied responses from the media, faculty groups, students, the community, and others. The case’s resolution sparked public discussion of racism, media bias, and due process on campuses, and ultimately led to the resignation and disbarment of the lead prosecutor, Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong.

In March 2006, Crystal Gail Mangum, a black student at North Carolina Central University[1][2] who worked as a stripper,[3] dancer and escort, falsely accused three white Duke University students – all members of the Duke Blue Devils men’s lacrosse team – of raping her. The rape was alleged to have occurred at a party held at the house of two of the team’s captains in Durham on March 13, 2006. Many people involved in or commenting on the case, including District Attorney Nifong, stated or suggested that the alleged rape was a hate crime.[4][5][6][7]

In response to the allegations, Duke University suspended the lacrosse team for two games on March 28, 2006. The following week, on April 5, Duke lacrosse coach Mike Pressler was forced to resign under threat by athletic director Joe Alleva, and Duke President Richard Brodhead canceled the remainder of the 2006 season.

Law reform:
In 2007, Seligmann, Finnerty, and Evans sought unspecified damages and called for new criminal justice reform laws in a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Durham.

Claire Ballentine and Samantha Neal: Where are they now?
A look at the main characters involved in the lacrosse case


Is this censorship or common sense? How does having high profile alumni  and/or  faculty in a radical, criminal negative light affect a school?   Does it make a difference if a school is named after a historical figure?
University of Oregon to remove former KKK leader’s name
The University of Oregon’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to strip the name of former Frederic Dunn from a campus dorm because of his past as an “exalted cyclops” in the Klu Klux Klan.


























FYI September 10, 2016

Patrick George: Holy Shit Watch This Car Dangle From A Parking Garage Live
David Darrow – comment: How is this still going on??? Seriously give a redneck a case of Busch Light, a 100′ of cable and a come-along and it will be done in 20 minutes.


Daniel Terdiman Now Celebs, Athletes, And Companies Can Interact With Their Followers On Facebook Live
That’s changing today, with the launch by BlueJeans Networks’ Primetime service for Facebook Live. Already a tool used by prominent companies like Facebook, The Players’ Tribune, the Sundance Film Festival, TED, as well as celebrities, athletes, and political figures such as Sheryl Sandberg, Drew Brees, David Ortiz, Chelsea Clinton, and others to broadcast things like internal town halls or all-hands meetings, Primetime now works on Facebook Live. That means the live streams can be seen, and interacted with, by anyone on Facebook.


Justin T. Westbrook: I Still Have No Idea What Clarkson, Hammond, And May’s DriveTribe Website Will Be


Arlington Is No Longer Closed to the Women Pilots of World War II


Mrs. Harmon, who died in April 2015 at age 95, had been a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs, a first-of-its-kind Army unit made up of women who flew planes and trained men to do the same during World War II.

That experience was so central to Mrs. Harmon’s life that after she died, her family found a letter written on cream-colored WASP stationery and left inside a fireproof file box, with a final wish.

“I would like to be buried in Arlington Cemetery,” she wrote, adding later, “Even if there are no ashes left, I would like an empty urn placed at Arlington.”

One of the Woman Pilots of World War II Has Finally Been Laid to Rest at Arlington