Minnesota Could Get A “State Bank” if Rebecca Otto Becomes Governor

In 1919, the farmers of North Dakota got fed up with predatory lenders, and successfully lobbied for a credit union style state-run bank for them to use instead. Private sector financial institutions elsewhere in the country would have none of this, and destroyed this initial effort by freezing the North Dakota bank out of access … Continue reading Minnesota Could Get A “State Bank” if Rebecca Otto Becomes Governor

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Girls With Dreams and Women With Cards

Natasha Ravinand is the founder of “She Dreams in Code,” a nonprofit focused on increasing opportunities for middle school girls to engage in coding. She is also the author of Girls With Dreams: Inspiring Girls to Code and Create in the New Generation. In this book, Ntasha interviews several women in engineering and technology in … Continue reading Girls With Dreams and Women With Cards

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How Trump Gets To Be Dictator

When you see an election result like “98%” for a sitting president who is actually a dictator do not assume that this dictator would have lost the election had the election been fair. I lived in Zaire. Mobotu Sese Seku Kuku Kibombe, the arch-typical syphilitic dictator, the model for all the other African dictators found … Continue reading How Trump Gets To Be Dictator

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Presidential Proclamation: National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

A PROCLAMATION Every day, women, men, and children across America suffer the pain and trauma of sexual assault. From verbal harassment and intimidation to molestation and rape, this crime occurs far too frequently, goes unreported far too often, and leaves long-lasting physical and emotional scars. During National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we recommit ourselves not … Continue reading Presidential Proclamation: National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

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A New Robot For Littler Kids

The typical robot these days (such as the Makeblock DIY mBot and the Tomo) hooks up to an android or iOS device, via blue tooth, and allows for programming using a scratch-like programming language. For somewhat younger kids, and for kids who do not happen to have a tablet they are allowed to use because … Continue reading A New Robot For Littler Kids

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California Flood Worst Case Scenario (hypothetical yet real) UPDATED

Regarding the real storm hitting California right now, 30,000 are being urged to evacuate. There is more informaiton about that storm down at the bottom of the post. Meanwhile, on the hypothetical worst case scenario for flooding in California… If an ARkStorm were to come to the US West Coast, this is what the flooding … Continue reading California Flood Worst Case Scenario (hypothetical yet real) UPDATED

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