But Then

A driver in Silicon Valley intentionally plowed his car into a crowd of people because he thought at least some of them were Muslim, authorities said Friday.

Source: Driver crashed into people because he thought they were Muslim, police say – The San Diego Union-Tribune

We can be so insecure. Sometimes it mean we persecute and oppress people we despise, other times a person will do what he can to cause physical harm.

I’ll bet that there was something going on in the perp’s life, and that he did what he did because he couldn’t handle what he was going through. The incident in question was him trying to divert attention from his problems and it resulted in injury and may have meant a death. There is more coming in this story, and I can only hope we see all the victims recover.

Another One

Sheriff’s deputies warned of a man with a gun at Chabad of Poway about noon Saturday

Source: One dead, three injured in Poway synagogue shooting – The San Diego Union-Tribune

But this time, or so I’ve heard, the people there took action to stop the man. I can see why, for the perp was angry and out to kill, stop him now or watch as more of your friends die. I support what the people did and I encourage others to follow their lead. Don’t worry about how you do it or who could be hurt, people like the shooter are out to hurt people and more often than you would think the smart thing to do is to take action to stop him.

I Like This

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Source: – BookPress

This is a WordPress plugin, what it does is it allows you to craft and post a book or books on your site. Of course, you do need to pay a fee to do the latter.

Of course, I do get a commission for each license bought, and I could use the money. That said, I do like what BookPress does and may soon have a book up here. So if you are open to self-publishing and you use WordPress give BookPress a try.

Back in the Office Chair Again

The fellow’s name is Ed Anderson. I know him through Facebook, but he doesn’t appear to have a web site of his own. Ed is the guy who has encouraged me to get back to work on the Dangerous Journeys SRD. At the moment I’m making progress on the Persona chapter, having gotten up to the start of the section on determining statistics. There is tons more to do, and it will get done. If you feel like helping you can make a donation using the button just below.

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Please?

They would help with my getting an iMac, which is designed for artistic types like me. Expect the Persona chapter to get posted here soon.

I Can Only Conclude

And that is, San Diego Transit doesn’t want you using their buses for anything as unimportant as getting around town, or even to and from work. The buses don’t go where you need to go, transfers are not available, and all too often there is a gap between the routes you may need to get to where you need to go. And all too often you can find yourself needing to take a roundabout route to get to a place you young folks could easily walk to.

What it comes down to is, I need to get a bike. However, with my heart condition I find I’m going to need what is known as a ebike. That is, an electric powered motorized bicycle. But, I don’t have the money for one. The prices I’ve seen online say between 1k and 2k $, but since I also need a new(er) computer to replace this old thing, that means I’m not going to have the money for an ebike before I get substantially older.

And then I learn that the folks at Amazon have no blinkin’ idea of how to classify ebikes, lumping them in with regular bikes haphazardly. That makes it damn hard to find an ebike I can put on a wishlist. The cybernetics community in this dang reality are just to precious for anyone’s good.

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Gratitude

After reports circulated last week that President Donald Trump had pushed for a policy that would release undocumented immigrants into sanctuary cities, Trump appeared to attempt to put the policy in practice via Twitter on Monday.

Source: Trump attempts to enact plan that would send immigrants to sanctuary cities via Twitter

Why, thank you Mr. President. We could use people like this, people with foresight and initiative. People who want a better life for themselves and their families. People willing to take action against oppression and persecution, and you’re sending them to places open to their arrival and eager to see them succeed.

They will add so much to the culture and economy of their new homes, opening new businesses, introducing us to the arts and foods of their old homes. In time now depressed areas may well see an infusion of industry as the derelict is replaced by the vibrant and the infusion of hope sees us responding in kind.

In addition, in about a generation we should see a new political vitality become established, as the voice of progress and civil engagement is renewed and our problems are addressed by those happy to see that their efforts will not be as oppressed as they were in the old land. I mean, we can’t be as bad as their former governments. I mean, we’re not going to but up with it, and our efforts will be supported by our new immigrants.

Expect new leaders to arise from the refugees. Expect them to take advantage of the opportunities they will find in this land . Expect them to succeed, and through that success encourage success amongst their new neighbors. You may well be remembered in the future as the man who revitalized the U.S. and gave us hope renewed. I know you were hoping to see things go very badly for us and them, but keep in mind that your desires to do ill can well result in great good happening to your enemies.

Such an Adventure

Just had a week in the hospital. This time around it turns out that Mercy in Hillcrest and the UCSD Medical Center were busy with  rash of flu cases, so I went to Sharp Memorial in Kearny Mesa. They learned that my heart was fibbing and going a tad too fast. So they decided to keep me and and fiddle a bit with my meds.

Last Saturday they were finally satisfied, so I got to go home. On Monday I’m getting new medicine, and I get to schedule a follow up with my cardiologist. Then I’ve got more things to get for my room.

I’m going to be busy; my kidneys need to be looked at, new meds to take, and I may soon be getting a better walker for long distance ambles. But, I do feel better. Though the really big thing is going to be lining up a new psychiatrist and switching to an antidepressant that should be better for me. Though at the moment I’m amazed there are great and great-great grand parents out there.

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