Speckled Grace

Bits of the well-traveled written world. The words above are not necessarily endorsed by me, but themes do appear.
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Don’t let people in Columbus or those that abandoned ship now control our transportation policies. Come join us in Mariemont, Madisonville, Kenwood, Over-the-Rhine, Oakley, North Avondale, Clifton, Northern Kentucky, etc. Locate your home or business here and enjoy what we have to offer. Or stay in Clermont County if you wish – perfectly fine. Just no way you’re going to convince me that you have some constitutional right to an easier commute or trip to the Reds game. Deal with the traffic you helped create when you located there. I’ll deal with my neighbors.

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We’re driving less.

But the lesson of the Holocaust is a lesson for mankind. And it’s every German’s job to make that clear at all times and to everyone, regardless of where you think you come from.
Chancellor Merkel has made a start in this respect, but unless Europe’s leaders make it clear to their people that Jewish genocide is unacceptable wherever it might occur, the rising tide of Jew hatred will not abate.
Last year, veterans made up 46 percent of full-time hires, the Office of Personnel Management said. They now represent a third of the federal workforce, holding positions well beyond the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments. Their colleagues in the civil service say that while veterans work hard, they rarely display independent thinking.
East Toledo was once Toledo’s industrial heart. A bustling shipyard employed hundreds of men to weld together steel freighters that plied the Great Lakes. Two sprawling oil refineries, now dismantled, employed hundreds more, and all that’s left of the once mighty Acme power generating plant is one giant smokestack towering over the undeveloped Marina District. It was left as a reminder of the industrial tradition of the east side.
Until it was too late and people could see the Great Unraveling for what it was and what it had wrought.
Book consumers aren’t the same. Yes, new titles can drive sales, but book buyers also look for forgotten classics and hidden gems. That means poring over shelves, and that requires old inventory. The chains and their management could have tried to set investors’ expectations for higher unsold inventories as a healthy part of the specific business of buying and selling books.
The forecasting process is constantly evolving. The National Weather Service uses a supercomputer in Reston, Va., known as Tide, that has a capacity of 213 teraflops — meaning it can make 213 trillion calculations a second. The computer was recently upgraded from 90 teraflops, and the agency is seeking funding from Congress to increase it to 1,950 teraflops.

#hyperlapse #crew96 it could have been a real problem #crossbar