They think you aren’t doing any work

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In a tweet from Jeremiah Owyang on June 8th, he gets right to the heart of the matter about working from home (aka remote work). Managers think employees are either goofing off most of the day or working on some side gigs and they want our butts back in the office.

Management teams around the world are feeling the loss of power as workers push back on what office work really is and how it’s done. Middle managers are finding that they have less to do and no way to look good for their bosses if they aren’t hover…


The Rare Earth Hypothesis and why we don’t see Aliens

A person walking with a flashlight looking at the universe from earth. Looking for aliens.
A person walking with a flashlight looking at the universe from earth. Looking for aliens.
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The universe is vast and very old. Billions of years old. Scientists have been scratching their heads for decades know since Fermi first thought about why we don’t see our galaxy teeming with alien life, which is why it is called the Fermi Paradox. Drake came up with an equation as a way to try to quantify the riddle. But it still doesn’t answer the question as to why we don’t see aliens every consider the age of the Milky Way galaxy.

One proposed solution to the paradox is called the Rare Earth Hypothesis. Under this variant of the Fermi…


Democrats should be ecstatic he is thinking about running

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Donald Trump has recently upped his rhetoric and appearances in the media and in his rallies in recent days. The big question that is on everyone’s mind, that cares about presidential politics, is will he or won’t he run? Only one person knows the answer to that question and that is the man himself, Donald J. Trump, and he probably isn’t going to tell anyone until the last possible minute. Democrats should be overjoyed at the prospect of Trump vs. Biden again. It would be a gift from God because Democrats already know how to beat Trump because they’ve done…


Happy workers make happy companies

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Casual Fridays started in Hawaii in the 1960s (Called Aloha Friday in Hawaii) and eventually spread to laid back California where it found easy adoption, then eventually spread to the rest of the country as more companies adopted the more laid back attitude on Fridays as employees demanded a break from the suit and tie dress codes. If you were around then, you’ll remember what a struggle it was to get bosses to allow people to wear something other than a suit and tie for just one day of the week! Eventually Casual Friday morphed into business casual dress and…


He and his cronies want to strike down the 1st Amendment with Social Media lawsuit

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The Washington Post and WSJ are reporting that former President Donald J. Trump is suing several social media companies with a class action lawsuit because he is claiming that these social media companies are trampling on his first amendment rights to free speech. In the lawsuit he claims these companies should no longer be considered as private entities but as “state actors” and treated as such by the First Amendment which is rarely used against private companies in this manner.

In a speech on Wednesday, July 7th in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump said:

“We’re demanding an end to the shadow-banning…


I’ve only been here a couple of months but I have some suggestions for Medium

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Most of us came to Medium to express our feelings on a particular matter or pass along some knowledge or just write fiction. It’s a great platform for writing. I’ve only been a writer for a couple of months and while there is much to like about the platform, there is so much room for quite a bit of improvement from my perspective. I am not a professional writer, but a data engineer by trade. But I love to read and write. My first real month on Medium I made $76 on six articles, which just shows me that if…


The Pentagon report on UAPs still tells us nothing

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There has been a lot of hype about aliens the past few weeks in anticipation of the report that was recently released by the Pentagon. I wrote about the UAP/UFO upcoming report a few weeks ago and I speculated that when the Pentagon finally released their report it would amount to a giant “nothing burger” and as I read the report that finally came out, I think I would say I pretty much nailed it. Reading through the nine page unclassified report is a masterpiece in telling us nothing we didn’t already know. It kind of makes our military look…


No, he just wants to own Mars

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I have a love/hate relationship with Elon Musk. Not that he knows me at all, I would put the chances at near zero that he knows who I am. I don’t follow him very closely, like so many people do. I don’t hang on his every tweet about Dogecoin or whatever goes through is cannabis infused brain. I am not a “fanboy” of his achievements. I do admire what he’s done with Tesla and SpaceX, but I would never buy a Tesla (I love cars, but I can’t stand the styling of a Tesla and it’s not just me). I…


The bombshell reports are a surprise to nobody — it’s only the beginning

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I was telling anyone that would listen when the Hunter Biden/Ukraine thing was blowing up, that we haven’t seen anything yet. Trump was channeling his inner Richard Nixon so much that it would take years to unravel the depths of his depravity. The president of the United States has unbelievable power over its own citizens. The president can use the NSA and FBI and the Department of Justice to do great things, but sometimes they can be used for nefarious purposes like to snoop or spy on ordinary citizens, supposedly only if they have a very good reason. Unfortunately, we…


Are Aliens hiding from us?

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If you’ve ever watched any of the old Star Trek: Next Generation episodes from the 1990s, you’ll probably remember there were several episodes where the crew of the Enterprise couldn’t interfere in some planet’s affairs because of the “Prime Directive”.

The Prime Directive prohibits Starfleet personnel and spacecraft from interfering in the normal development of any society, and mandates that any Starfleet vessel or crew member is expendable to prevent violation of this rule. — Star Trek Encyclopedia, 1999

Basically, they are not allowed to contact or influence any society that doesn’t have warp technology (AKA traveling faster than the…

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