Saturday, July 23, 2016

nice meating you

Friday, July 22, 2016

have a great weekend!

just do it

Thursday, July 21, 2016

the good life

Oh, the good life, full of fun seems to be the ideal.

Mmm, the good life, lets you hide all the sadness you feel.

You won't really fall in love for you can't take the chance.

So please be honest with yourself, don't try to fake romance.

It's the good life, to be free and explore the unknown.

Like the heartaches when you learn you must face them alone

Please remember I still want you, and in case you wonder why...

Well, just wake up, kiss the good life goodbye.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

wrong number

Fed up with freezing Samsung Android phones and needing better split screen capability, the US Army is switching to iPhone.

The Special Operations Command runs an app that splits the screen, giving soldiers in the field a video feed from an overhead drone.

Android’s processor isn’t capable of an app this data intensive, and wouldn’t refresh in real time to keep the soldiers updated.

Worse, once overwhelmed, the Android phones would freeze and require restarting, something no soldier should have to deal with while ducking enemy fire.

US Army testing on the iPhone 6 returned results characterized as “smoother and seamless” with color graphics described as “clear and unbelievable.”

The US Army has been using APPLE gear for years. 

The iPOD once helped snipers compute long distance kill shots.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

come on in, the water's fine

A week away has given time to reflect on Black Lives Matter, the national war on cops and on things we once had in common. 

America was settled and founded by provincial attitudes that honored family, and with strong work ethics that lauded independence.

Now we struggle though this awful period of young black men lost at the hands of the cops and Police assassinations that rip healthy families apart. Honesty, pride and carrying your own weight are not characteristics of a skin color or a country of origin. 

Holding your Mother and Father in honor because they gave you life is not some ethnic ideology. And respecting a badge earned by anyone of any color should be an acknowledgement of their hard work and achievement. These are values that bind us as a nation.

It is not our range of complexion that keeps us apart, but disparate language and values so incompatible we will never live as one until we regroup first as Americans.

“Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” are welcome, she says, but the freedom to live in America while rejecting our values and language is a politically correct faultline we’ve created within ourselves. 

If we are to continue as one nation, under God-or-not, we must not discourage our legal immigrants who are the source of our greatness and strength from embracing our manners and learning our common language.

Without assimilation we erect cultural, religious and linguistic barriers that keep our residents from becoming full participants in the country they have elected to call home. 

When we hold being proudly American above all other loyalty and set our differences aside, we can begin to heal our sadly wounded country.

Sunday, July 17, 2016