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The Russians Really Like My Blog

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Google's BlogSpot Service Maps the Page Views
* Since I started writing frequently about the massive Russian invasion of our social media, the Rooskies have been checking my blog regularly.
Sometimes they hit me with a super wave of probes. (This data from Blogger)

I hope they are enjoying what they read about their slimy selves!



50,000 Russian Twitter Bots ... and Counting

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The Russian Invasion has been underway for quite a while
AND MOST AMERICANS STILL HAVE NO IDEA
I gotta ask, WHERE IS THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA ON THIS MONSTER STORY? This jaw breaking, head banging, soul killing story does not have any significant presence in today's NYTimes, Washington Post, CBS, CNN, etc.
Only if you read GeekWire or Slate. and the like will you find this astonishingly important story. (Maybe it's on the "back pages" of some of the MSM, but I don't see it today.)
We are having our minds twisted by the best propagandists in the world EVERY HOUR OF EVERY DAY. We are being made angry with our fellow Americans, soaked in crazy conspiracy theories, distracted from actual important news by the RUSSIANS!  The Rooskie goal is TURN AMERICANS AGAINST AMERICANS.
I'M pleading with you wake up and smell the vodka soaked bot nasties. They are everywhere. My educated guess is that 82% of all the nastiest "comments" on the news & opinion sites, righ…

THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY IS SICK

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My Facebook Flailing

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Telling My Friends and Rellies About New Audiobook Chapters

Every once in a while I finish recording (and editing, and editing, and editing....) a chapter of MIZ Time Tripping With Amazing Females, the audiobook. Then to tell my rellies, pals and acquaintances that this wonder has been accomplished, I turn to Facebook.
I'm not a big Facebook user - mostly this notification action. Here's what my efforts look like. I posted this tonight [ 1.16.2017 ]:

The link doesn't work on this screen grab, so here it is: CLICK ME
Facebookers can click the link, which takes them to a post on this blog, with ANOTHER link that takes them to a Playlist on YouTube, whereat lurks the audiobook. 
IF YOU LIKE (OR CAN TOLERATE) SCI-FI, GIVE IT A LISTEN. THANKEE.

More Fountain of Youth Stuff -UPDATED

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One More Word to Learn - In the Growing Jungle of Med-words:
Senolytics
That’s a class of drugs (and of some dietary supplements)  that specializes in cleaning out the senescent cells that build up in your bod.
Here from “NATURE Communications” is a taste of the reason this cleaning out is a good idea:
“Aging is the main risk factor for many chronic degenerative diseases and cancer. Increased senescent cell burden in various tissues is a major contributor to aging and age-related diseases. Recently, a new class of drugs termed senolytics were demonstrated to extending healthspan, reducing frailty and improving stem cell function in multiple murine models of aging.”*
That “extending healthspan” business caught my attention. My 80 year old brain (almost 81!) likes the sound of that.*
The drugs getting a lot of attention are in a class of "HSP90 Inhibitors" and they wipe up senescent cells quite nicely. There's a lot of excitement about how this will improve us old folks' lives by…

The Russians Are (still) Here! The Russians Are (still) Here!

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AND THEY ARE ALL [STILL] OVER SOCIAL MEDIA! If you thought Rooskie hackers, trolls and bots had slunk off, back into their vodka soaked lairs, WRONG!
"The United States has failed to establish deterrence in the aftermath of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. We know we failed because Russia continues to aggressively employ the most significant aspect of its 2016 tool kit: the use of social media as a platform to disseminate propaganda designed to weaken our nation."
[Read the frightening article HERE.Super Credible.
I see them regularly in many of the right wing "comments" sections, fomenting American-on-American hatred, amping up the polarization, attacking reasonable posters, etc. 
THEY ARE RELENTLESS. NOTHING HAS SLOWED THEM DOWN. THE ARE BECOMING MORE SOPHISITICATED. THEY ARE A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Other than that, I'm sanguine (optimistic, bullish, hopeful, buoyant, positive, confident, cheerful, upbeat)!
But wake up …

The Romans Did It - Why Can't We?

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No More Droughts, No More Floods Here in the west,we are going into the fourth month of a 
Fall/Winter Drought...
It is scary. Every tree, bush and grass is stressed. Fire danger is high when we usually have a thick layer of snow. This may be the "new normal."

...And the other side of the country to the east is getting LOTS of precip. Why don't we leverage our obviously knowledge of pipelines (2.4 million miles of 'em in the U.S.), and move some of that water out here? 

        Why isn't this a big time infrastructure moment?
Here is my plan. Again. (and it is the most viewed post on this blog for the last 15 years). It might make your environmentalist teeth hurt, but it could save America's neck.


If the Romans could do it, WE could do it.


Excerpt:So the Mississippi Flood of 2020 (and most other U.S. floods) became the End of Drought.  The solar and wind energy industry joined the oil companies as Majors.  American technology took another great leap. Agricultural sub…