Government

Understanding GPS

Passive location, position, navigation and mapping. News and entertainment media as well as now common devices such as cell phones have obscured the true function of GPS (Global Positioning System). Its only function is to provide accurate position information to a receiver that can “hear” three or more orbiting satellites that transmit signals toward earth. Sometimes a transmitter at a known place on earth is combined with information from the satellites to increase accuracy. The...

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Jury Duty

Time to roll me through the jury processor once again. It would seem to me that in a near Dallas county like Collin, there would be a multitude of prospective jurors. In my house either my wife or I get called to duty about every two to three years. That seems rather often to me. The problem is they call at least ten times more jurors than they need as the lawyers “tune” the jury selection...

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Every Step But The Last

At the end of November 2014 I received a traffic citation while driving in Carrollton, Texas. It’s like a road tax for working (employment), buying all my lunches, making purchases in local stores, servicing my car and in other words spending most of my time and money in this fair city. The city is a well know speed trap with many well-traveled roads posted at 30 MPH and strictly enforced. Four years ago I was...

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Facebook

Except for viewing my family activities I have become extremely annoyed with the management and total control Facebook has over many people’s lives.  For me it has become the false profit of Satan and destroying cultural values and the right (or is it now become a privilege) of personal privacy. Yeah, I am an old fogey and damn well proud of it. I shared as little personal information as possible in Facebook “registration”. I even...

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