She Knew All Along

 

Mrs. Clinton complained in her testimony on Capitol Hill that past Congresses had never made the overseas deaths of U.S. officials a “partisan” issue. That’s because those past deaths had never inspired an administration to concoct a wild excuse for their occurrence, in an apparent attempt to avoid blame for a terror attack in a presidential re-election year.

The early hints that this is exactly what happened after the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans cast doubt on every White House-issued “fact” about the fiasco and led to the establishment of Rep. Trey Gowdy’s select committee.

Count on the Obama administration to again resort to blaming “confusing” and “conflicting” information at the time for its two-week spin. That was Mrs. Clinton’s flimsy excuse at the hearing. But her own conversations prove she was in no doubt about what happened—while it was still happening.

12 Truths You Should Know by Now

  1. The route to our destination is never a straight one.
  2. Real friends won’t ask you to change who you are.
  3. Cheating is a choice, not a mistake, and not an excuse.
  4. The past can’t hurt you anymore – not unless you let it.
  5. Adversity will come to every person at some point.
  6. Sometimes things fall apart so better things can fall together.
  7. Someone else doesn’t have to be wrong for you to be right.
  8. Everything has been just the way it needed to be.
  9. Silence is often the loudest cry.
  10. The difference between where you are and where you want to be, is what you do.
  11. It’s not who you are that holds you back, it is who you think you’re not.
  12. Right now is the only moment guaranteed to you.

What David Siegel Learned about Climate Change: The Science is not Settled

I have read a lot on the subject of climate change.

There is a lot of misrepresentation and foolishness on both sides of the issue but this very long article is among the most thorough and best written that I have read in a long time. It is about 9000 words so you are going to have to sit and read for awhile. Also, you would be wise to click on his sources but since there are so many that will increase the time you spend.

@Pullnews asks hard questions about climate change, read and tell him what you think on Twitter and give me your thoughts on Twitter or below.

http://climatecurious.com

Overhead Bins That Actually Fit Bags

 

This was an obvious solution to the problem. I am actually surprised it wasn’t rolled out 10 years ago!

Boarding a plane has dramatically changed because of the carry-on crunch. Gate agents wrest bags from passengers in late boarding groups to tag them for checking. Some airlines have baggage tag printers at gates for all the bags that don’t fit in overhead bins. And flights get delayed when too many passengers can’t find room for their bags.

Some passengers feel pressured into paying fees for early boarding just so they won’t be forced to check bags.

Mr. Walton, manager of new features on 737 interiors, thought Boeing had to come up with something dramatically bigger. The Boeing team had started working on the overhead bin problem more than two years ago. Then Alaska became the first customer to actually ask Boeing to find a solution. “Alaska was the real driving force,’’ Mr. Walton says.

The Real Obama Doctrine

It is clear that the president’s strategy is failing disastrously.

Since 2010, total fatalities from armed conflict in the world have increased by a factor of close to four, according to data from the International Institute of Strategic Studies. Total fatalities due to terrorism have risen nearly sixfold, based on the University of Maryland’s Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism database. Nearly all this violence is concentrated in a swath of territory stretching from North Africa through the Middle East to Afghanistan and Pakistan. And there is every reason to expect the violence to escalate as the Sunni powers of the region seek to prevent Iran from establishing itself as the post-American hegemon.

Source: The Real Obama Doctrine

Was Carly Fiorina a failed CEO?

 

Criticisms that Carly Fiorina is the worst technology CEO of all time fall extremely short of reality.

Many will read this article and believe that I will support Carly Fiorina in the election for the President of the United States of America. I honestly do not know if that is where I will cast my vote. I live in Ohio and at the time of this writing, I have several months to decide whom to vote for in the Republican primaries. I then have several more months to decide to vote for Ms. Fiorina in the general election should she win the Republican nomination.

What I do know is that criticisms that she is the worst technology CEO of all time fall extremely short of reality. Was she the best CEO? Absolutely not. But accusations that Ms. Fiorina was terrible simply do not hold water for any reasonable analysis of the market HP was in, the state of HP at the time, and the board that she worked with at the time.