I just discovered HP ZBooks

By chance I came across an auction listing for an HP ZBook (because it mentioned a Thinkpad model I was searching for in its description). HP ZBooks have a PointStick (similar to TrackPoint). Unfortunately looking at the hp.com website it’s not possible to tell if all models feature pointing sticks or only certain models.

If you had any doubt that California is a criminal conspiracy

Trump commission on voting fraud asks states for voter data

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press Updated 6:11 pm, Friday, June 30, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s commission investigating alleged voter fraud in the 2016 elections has asked states for a list of the names, party affiliations, addresses and voting histories of all voters, if state law allows it to be public.

A Wednesday letter from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity gives secretaries of state about two weeks to provide about a dozen points of voter data. That also would include dates of birth, the last four digits of voters’ Social Security numbers and any information about felony convictions and military status.

Some Democratic officials refused to comply, saying the request invades privacy and is based on false claims of fraud.

Any investigation into the integrity of an election is a plus in a democracy. Claiming that providing public records to a body that is investigating election integrity is an invasion of privacy is absolutely ludicrous. An investigation is just that: An investigation is not a claim. To obstruct an investigation and attempt to obfuscate it by making a non-sequitor argument about claims of fraud is even more ludicrous.

In this age of electronic voting, providing the requested information is literally a matter of a few mouse clicks and providing a copy of a data file. To claim that it would be some type of burden or waste of resources is absolutely ludicrious.

In addition to the voter information, the letter asks state officials for suggestions on improving election integrity and to share any evidence of fraud and election-related crimes in their states. The data will help the commission “fully analyze vulnerabilities and issues related to voter registration and voting,” vice chairman and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach wrote.

Improving the integrity of elections is exactly what the government should do.

On Thursday, Virginia’s governor and the secretaries of state in California and Kentucky, all Democrats, responded that they will not share the information.

California is a criminal conspiracy. It is as simple as that.

The Democratic party is the party of voter fraud. Literally.

It’s time to start arresting these criminals.

Amazon Foods

Not much to say about it. On the face of it I don’t think it is necessarily bad. Whole Foods’ actual committment to oragnics is pretty weak already. Their committment to truly healthy foods over and above selling stuff intended to make profit is rather low IMHO. Look at how much space they waste for example on the baked goods, pretty much all of which is sugar-infested toxic shit, vs. what would be truly healthy alternatives with no sugar.

Aisle space says a lot about committment or lack thereof.

So what will acquisition by Amazon mean? It could me more efficiency as Amazon is known for its hard-core logistics. Isn’t that already where Whole Foods has been headed?

Then again, the selling of Whole Foods seems like the abandonment of yet another business by it’s creator, as happens over and over, as once homey brands get acquired by big conglomerates. It seems like a disease to me. It’s the wrong direction. We should have more smaller, family-owned brands that make their producsts with care, than large conglomerates swallowing up everything.

What’s happening seems to fit in with the overall pattern of increasing globalization at the expense of localization, which is unhealthy.

But we can try to remain open-minded and optimistic and see at least what happens.

Carbon and Nationalism

California Bill Would Punish Firms That Bid On Trump’s Border Wall

SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) — The California state senate has approved a measure that would prohibit the state from contracting with companies that bid to build President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall.

Senators voted 23-16 Thursday to send the bill to the Assembly.

How much carbon will be saved by building the wall?

California, New York, Washington Unite To Back Climate Pact

SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) — Three Democratic governors said Thursday they won’t let the United States back away from a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, despite President Donald Trump decision to withdraw from an international pact.

“This is an insane move by this president,” California Gov. Jerry Brown said, blasting the decision as “deviant behavior from the highest office in the land.”

The sovereignty of our country is being threatened by madmen.

They’re happy that all our shit is made in China where the amount of pollution not to mention the yearly deaths in coal mines is extremely high.

By the way, having a pet dog has the same carbon footprint as owning an SUV.

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