Three Mile Island: Some Anecdotes — and a Question — on the 40th Anniversary

March 28th will always hold a special place in my life. It is the date of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. This year — March 28, 2019 — is the 40th anniversary of the accident.

It holds a special place for me because I was there. I was a resident of Middletown, Pennsylvania, where the plant is located, so I felt all of the emotions that you feel when you don’t know if you’re going to live or die. And I was a reporter for a local magazine, who was thereby able to get “inside access” to everything that …

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Free Money with Bitcoin Faucets

Yes, it really is true. You can get money for nothing.

Well, for almost nothing. You generally have to perform some task: click a button, view an ad, visit a website, complete a survey. Sometimes it’s an enjoyable task, like playing an online game. Often it requires just a few seconds every hour or so.

The amount of money you get is tiny — generally fractions of a cent at a time — although there are ways you can increase your take, like betting the free money that you make or referring other people to the site. And if you …

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Lightning Strikes Bitcoin

I have been following Bitcoin for a number of years now —  since it was below $1,000, which is ancient history as far as Bitcoin is concerned. I haven’t “invested” in any Bitcoin, because I don’t feel as though Bitcoin is an investment at all — unless, of course, you think a lottery ticket is also an “investment.” (I do own a little Bitcoin, however, which is fodder for another post…)

But Bitcoin, to me, is an interesting medium of exchange which opens up a lot of possibilities. And the really exciting part of this is not Bitcoin at …

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How I Envision Mueller Questioning Trump

There’s a lot of talk recently that Special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to question President Donald Trump directly about possible collusion with the Russians during the 2016 election and subsequent obstruction of justice.

When I think about this, I envision something like the courtroom scene in A Few Good Men.

I know…. You’re thinking about Jack Nicholson’s famous line, “You can’t handle the truth!” Nope, that’s not it. I see an even better correlation. Because face it — Trump and Col. Jessep (Nicholson) are a lot alike. Boastful. Arrogant. Self-righteous. Damn the rules, I’ll do what I please, and …

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It Shouldn’t Be This Hard, Part 2

(Read this post first.)

I have finally had enough of Blogger and its eccentricities, so I am moving to WordPress. Moreover, I have found better webhosting, so I am able to self-host my WordPress blog with a minimum of effort. Basically, once it’s set up, I just post like I would have on Blogger.

Plus, I have the freedom now to do things the way I want to, rather than the way Blogger wants me to. And… WordPress AUTOMATICALLY inserts a compact mobile menu into your blog when it’s viewed on a mobile phone. Gee… Welcome to the 21st century, …

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