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Ok, first up we have some words from Our Revered Leader. @ethandsmith's podcast is just delightful. It's always nice to hear how people sound. It helps you get a more dimensional picture of who they are. I was impressed as could be with the professional job he did with his presentation. I think you will be, too. (And I didn't have to do any major suck-up work to be able to write all that!!)
@karencarrens is amazing. Her Bookmarkable series is a treasure house of information on all kinds of fancy things to do with your electronics. I'll probably never use most of it ... but then again I might. I had to be forced, kicking and screaming, to abandon writing with #1 pencils and turn to writing with my computer years ago. It was an aggravating learning experience, but now I can write practically as fast as I think. If you're an aspiring movie producer with a Smartphone ... this selection may be just what you're looking for today. You're welcome.
How to Turn Your Videos into
Masterpieces Using Just Your
Well, Duro woke up a couple of days ago, stepped into the pure joy of his own existence ... and wrote this exuberant post that will inspire you to choose happiness for yoursef. Treat yourself to his motivational speech ... and then Awaken To Life!!!
Found a message I left for myself
on Facebook in 2017 - Part 1
And here's another post to restore your faith in human goodness. We make a difference in our world one person, one passionate idea, one act of kindness and support at a time. If you ever wonder, What can I do to improve the world? -- the answer is never, Nothing.
Farewell A Dollar A Day, Hello Pennsif's Pot
Steemit has problems. We can all agree it does, and it probably always will. Life itself is about finding and solving problems. So here's an idea solution from @ironshield for one we all face. It may not be the answer, but it's a starting point. Sometimes ... that itself is a gift!
And if you're going to survive long-term in Steemit, you need to understand how it works ... and to some extent, learn to "play the game." Here is some advice for doing that based on real life experiences we've all shared. @littlenewthings has something to say ... and you may need to hear.
In every controversial story, there are always at least three sides -- the offended's version, the offender's version ... and the objective truth. That said, let me warn you we are about to step into really deep water here. I have some issues with minor parts of this story -- just as a reader. "About five minutes" seems a little short to me for someone to notice kids left alone in a running vehicle, call the police and the police to actually show up. I'm thinking more like fifteen minutes ... maybe twenty. We know how easily you can lose track of time.
However, the rest of the story as it unfolds here -- assuming it is anywhere close to accurate -- is outrageous and disturbing. I am hearing more and more stories like this about unconscionable government intrusion into the lives of citizens conducting their own peaceful lives and minding their own damn business.
I never thought I would hear about such routine abuse in this country, but then a while back I never would have believed an airline passenger, sitting quietly in a seat he had paid for would be dragged bodily down the aisle and thrown off the airplane because he (lawfully) refused to surrender his seat to some airline employee that needed to make his connection to another flight. (This actually happened, was caught on video, and it was dealt with accordingly.)
In the interests of full disclosure, let me say I classify myself politically as an "independent progressive." I lean left far more often than not, but that "independent" part can also mean my opinions swing all over the map. Simply as a rational and concerned human being I can say this kind of governmental over-reach is intolerable. Too many people whose judgment I trust and whose opinions I respect are saying this is a problem -- one that needs attention now.
When one person's rights and liberties are trampled without consequences, none of us is safe. Our government, IMO, needs a serious course correction, top to bottom. People need to know their rights ... and maybe have a lawyer they can phone immediately in case of a problem. This is a terrible thing to say, but "the police" are no longer there to "protect your rights." This is something else that needs to change. Read this story and come to your own conclusions. At least be aware of this festering concern. Silence is no longer an option.
Young Children Strip Searched by a CPS Investigator
in front of a Male Deputy
As a mystic, I have learned that Life will often underline a lesson. The inclusion of the following post in the same batch, on the same day as the one I just wrote about feels like exactly that to me. It speaks to the same issue ... and the growing distrust and fear people have from their neighbors' behavior and "the authority's" response. This is not a good situation in any possible way. (What gives other people the right to act like this?) @lturner writes eloquently from personal experience. It, too, is a story that needs to be told.
Ok, we're back on safer ground. And this is really interesting. (I love astronomy!) Here's a little snack for you science-y types. Maybe it will inspire you to dive into more of your own research. What else do you have to do with the day?
Oh, wow. Cooking techniques. Now we're talking!! I love cooking. (I even considered attending professional training in that once.) The Weasel ... yep, old @catweasel ... bought me an electric crock-pot pressure cooker for Christmas. At least it's more "elegant" than a vacuum cleaner. Or a car-to-house battery recharger.
(If you hang around, you'll soon notice a strong connection between that man and anything to do with food ... eating, recipes, preparation, appliances, etc. He helps with the "eating" part. Everything else is my job.) I'll have to look further into this.
in my way: Sous Vide
Ok, @dreamingirwin, I won't underestimate Bitshares. Don't understand much about them either, but this article helps. I put it here in case our readers, too, might learn something new. I have seen the future. It is funded by crypto.
Ok ... and finally, I know no issue of The Daily Whistle Stops would be complete without a few well-chosen words from Steemit's own answer to Andy Rooney. Today, ol' Mr. @sultnpapper is muttering ominously about winter weather, Steem, The Steem Engine and the whale who lives under his roof. Read the article. You'll see what I mean.
Global warming warning ... STEEM is hot
The author of this list of curated posts by members of The STEEM Engine is @enchantedspirit whose mostly metaphysical writing can be found on her own blog.