It's the Age Avalanche! (apologies to Ken Dychtwald).
Big changes are thundering down the time track. We will be the political gorilla. How do we use our muscle to the best effect? We have to be very careful and very smart.
We are the readers of Science Fiction, and now our world is sci-fi realized.
The I-Can't-Help-Myself Political Rant
I don't do it often, but there you go.
Our Government in “Action”
The Compromise immigration bill, that The House will (won’t?) vote on next week creates far more problems than it solves. Fixing the DACA horror and stopping family separations would be really good, but at the price of a major stupidity that will harm America for decades would be really, really bad.
“Hanging in the balance is legal protection for young immigrants covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program; money for President Donald Trump's border wall*; steep cuts to legal immigration; and a long-term strategy for addressing family separations at the border.”
$Billions for a boondoggle that won’t work and will do vast environmental damage = Trump’s Wall.
...Just my humble opinion, but I’m mightily opposed to The Wall, preferring high tech border control that will work better, cost billions less and not interrupt millions of animal migrations, mess up the Rio Grande, Big Bend, etc.
Don’t let this government kidnapping blackmail us into a mega-stupid Wall.
(DACA, family migration, lottery migration, etc. are issues deserving of negotiations without the wall included.)
In!! Talk about a media rush. I'm thumbing through The New Yorker, checking out the cartoons first as always, and ZOWEE! There is a picture of The Bonham Daily Favorite. Holy cats, etc.
The Daily Favorite is more to me than my home towner; I was once an employee. I was a "combo announcer" at KFYN, the 250 watt, 1420 kHz, AM daytimer station when it was owned by the Favorite. That was in 1952.*
It's in THIS edition. Jan 28, 2019 THRILLS COME IN THE DARNDEST WAYS.
Bonham, Texas has about 10,000 souls now, 7000 in 1952. A growth market! update, UPDATE I was so excited about seeing the picture of the Daily Fav, that I rushed to blog about it. Then I read the piece. It's really an extraordinary, 15 pager by Pulitzer winning biographer Robert A. Caro on his experiences researching his massive The Years of Lyndon Johnson biography, five volumes, going on six. The closest thing to a mention of the Bonham Daily Favorite is about Caro doin…
More Big Bucks for Longevity Quest Pharma Newsletter: Longevity will eventually “dwarf the dotcom boom.” (Story in Big Pharma newsletter) Peter Diamandis’ right hand man SergeyYoungwants to reverse aging via his $100M Longevity Vision Fund by natalie grover— on February 4, 2019 09:00 AM EST Inspired by British billionaire Jim Mellon, chairman of anti-aging upstart biotech venture Juvenescence, Sergey Young unveiled a $100 million fund on Monday to catalyze the development of a comprehensive solution to counteract the damaging consequences of aging.
You've undoubtedly read some of the Google gazillions are going into longevity research with Calico. Genomics guru Craig Venter and innovation specialist Peter Diamandis founded Human Longevity Inc. You've heard of the Segway inventor Dean Kaman; and there's Ray Kurzweil. The list of major investments and investors is Looong.
And the websites! Longevity is a whole new category. Like Aging 2.0. And many, many more.
Here's a great Update Article on another billionaire, Brit Jim Mellon, spending beaucoup bucks investin…