Saturday, September 22, 2018

My World

A Fair Representation of my Brain

"Up" is constantly changing!

Friday, August 17, 2018

#Madisonville Bridge

There is a bridge in Madisonville – a railroad overpass to be exact, its claim to fame is that it tears the top off of trucks and other vehicles that dare to use this main traffic artery called Madison Road.  The overpass was possibly constructed during the WPA era, if not earlier; it now stands as a monument to progress or, the lack thereof. This is a short treatise on that progress.

Railroads and the trains that travel upon their tracks carry heavy load and connect distance places; they are what could be classified as, “National Infrastructure”, the maintenance of such is paramount.  Locally, roads were constructed to connect outlying communities and “Villes” to the municipal population center. The city and the outskirts benefited from the extensions and connections of the Infrastructure.

There comes a time that, if the infrastructure is not maintained or, updated to accommodate changes in technology such as, faster trains or larger vehicles, the infrastructure becomes an impediment to progress; an obsolescence, this is what the railroad bridge over Madison Road has become. Cameras trained on the bridge document on an almost daily basis, a vehicle that has become wedged between the low overpass and the city street.

Locals think it’s funny to see yet another vehicle trapped, the traffic patterns interrupted and resources tasked to deal with a problem that urban planners could not foresee or that community activist overlook.

I would ask, “After every Dump Truck, Earth-mover, Tractor-Trailer and cargo carrier slams into that bridge, is it inspected for safety each time?” I think not. I believe that any person with half an intellect would ask, “Why is this being allowed to continue to happen?” I’m sure that those questions have been voiced by many people but, no actions have been taken.

I would say that the least that could be done is the placing of Flashing signage and height warning ; if Rail-crossing gates and Flood Control gates can be installed on Madison Rd for the Duck Creek waterway then, a couple of signs don’t seem to be such a big deal.

“Progress” is what I am opining about, the world has progressed since the railroad bridge and roads were built but, as they are constructed now, they are an impediment to progress. The bridge blocks access to the Villes of Madison and the Villes of Plains, Madeira and beyond.

An answer to the questions posed: because we know that the rail bridge will not be raised, perhaps the answer is to lower the street under the rail crossing. This was done long ago for the main drag into Hamilton, Ohio and also to Glendale-Milford road just east of Route 4.

Improving that short stretch of infrastructure would remove a bottleneck and further open the area to development.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Just Call Me Overly Sensitive......NOT!

GOOGLE Rousing the Rabble with Racist Reporting

From the front page of Google News

Name:  dog-whistle.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  70.6 KB

At first glance your immediate reaction is, "A African-American Male is responsible for the death of a Law Enforcement Officer."

That's BULLSHIT "Journalism."

Real Headline:

The man sought in a pursuit and crash that killed a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper has been arrested.

After an extensive search, officials announced Dakota Whitt had been arrested around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Name:  3509030_052218-wtvd-dakota-whitt-mugs-img.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  42.9 KB

How long will this "error" go uncorrected ?

It wasn't a fugging "ERROR", period! And, if it was, the person who made the mistake AND the person above the mistake maker should have to answer to this.

Hey, just classify and dismiss this as me being "Overly Sensitive", AGAIN.


This is just patently unacceptable for Google to  post a headline next to a picture unrelated to the story but, giving the impression that the person in the picture is connected to the headlines.

If, a global news service associated my picture with a story totally unrelated to me, I would feel as if my character had been defamed by the placement of the picture.

If after having been notified about it, an apology and correction was not made, I would believe that their actions were reckless and actionable. 

Sunday, April 01, 2018

What's up with this guy's "Body Language?"

Insecure, Angry, Afraid?

If you haven't noticed, look at the people surrounding him, they all seem comfortable while, this fellow seems to be concentrating on a hard bowel movement.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Spam, Spam, Spam!

Look Bruh, I love you like a brother because, you are my blood brother but, your Online Marketing Ploy is affecting my Internet experience even more than Google Ad Services; you are killing my Twitter feed and owning my Facebook content.

I'm gonna try to let you back into my feed; please moderate the SPAM.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Yes, I know it's been a while.

Why Waste My Breath (Bandwidth).

It has been a while since I've add anything to this blog because, it has been the "Same-Old-Shit / Different Day". There is nothing that I could say that hasn't already been documented about these times we are experiencing.

I am an old man in a relatively young country compared to other countries like 
England, France, Germany and China. The United states of America is experiencing growing  / maturing pains and divisions that other nations have long experienced and healed from. My hopes and desires are for a place where my grandchildren can do more than survive, a place where they can thrive.

What were accepted "norms," mores and, etiquette" are being trampled; there is a bible verse, Mathew, Chapter 7, verse 6 that says, "Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you."       
Our grand experiment in Democracy is in jeopardy; we have thrown Democracy to the feet of Populists, Partisans and Politicians who are placing the goals and best wishes of the country behind their pursuits of money and power.   

I have "Been to the mountain top and, I have seen what was on the other side" but, I was not able to stay and, at the rate it's going, there seems to be a group dedicated to Bull-dozing the sides of the mountain making it more inaccessible to the masses.

People of integrity are resisting.