Visited a friend who lives on the east side of town earlier this summer and took this photo on the drive up to his place. This is looking west at downtown (and, frankly, at most of the town), with Mount Meeker and Longs Peak towering beyond. I feel so fortunate to live here.
Although I'm still relatively new to the universe of amateur radio, I've already enjoyed enough interesting learning experiences as well as stubbed my toes enough times to have gained a few insights. I'm a non-technical user figuring things out as I go along, and also don't have a great memory, so I'm writing these articles as my way to keep track of what I'm learning. Basically, this is info I wish I had found online when I was browsing for insights: AmateurRadioNotes.com⩘ .
"It is a time in American history where one must take a stand. Stand for the founding values of America."
If you find yourself saying, as I have been, "WTF is going on in our country?" … here's some invaluable context in the form of hard hitting, intelligent analysis.
Malcolm Nance is a former naval intelligence counter-terrorism and intelligence officer, and spent 35 years participating in field and combat intelligence activity including both covert and clandestine anti- and counter-terrorism support to national intelligence agencies.
In this powerful, eye-opening, sobering book, he pulls together all the bits and pieces we've been hearing about for the past 2-1/2 years about how Russia, under the direction of Putin, interfered in the 2016 U.S. election and is interfering in the current presidency.
I appreciate Taibbi's writing most when he's hitting the insanity called big finance as hard as hell and with scathing sarcasm. In this article, he absolutely shreds the the three most persistent myths about the crash ten years ago:
Myth #1: The crash was an accident
Myth #2: The crash was caused by greedy homeowners
Myth #3: The bailouts were about saving capitalism
It was only after the public elected Donald Trump that Bernanke had an insight. He realized suddenly that "growth is not enough" (translation: the rich getting richer for eight straight years did not please voters).
Economists, he now said, may actually have a "responsibility" to address inequities in the economy, which he conceded might have been caused by a "proclivity toward top-down, rather than bottom-up, policies."
Imagine how dense you'd have to be to need 10 years, and the election of Donald Trump, to realize this.