Most Liberal States in 2022

Most Liberal States 2022 “Blue states” are states that have a more liberal population and culture, as opposed to the conservative “red states.” While there are many more red states than blue states, the blue states tend to have much higher populations, so they have higher numbers in indexes like the electoral college and the number ofContinue reading “Most Liberal States in 2022”

Book Review: They All Had A Secret: A Betrayal. A Deception. A Tragedy. A Murder

by Michelle Leathers. This is book 2 available on Kindle Unlimited They All Had A Secret: A betrayal. A deception. A tragedy. A murder. by Michele Leathers My rating: 3 of 5 stars This was the second book in her series. I found this slightly more intriguing. (Spoilers ahead). Bellamy leaves NC and moves toContinue reading “Book Review: They All Had A Secret: A Betrayal. A Deception. A Tragedy. A Murder”

Book Review: They All Had A Reason: A Rumor. A Secret. A Lie. A Murder.

by Michele Leathers They All Had A Reason: A rumor. A secret. A lie. A murder. by Michele Leathers My rating: 3 of 5 stars This is book 1, and is available on Kindle Unlimited. This book was okay for what it was. It is not my normal genre, but it was a series thatContinue reading “Book Review: They All Had A Reason: A Rumor. A Secret. A Lie. A Murder.”

This Day In History 1775 U.S. Postal System Established

On July 26, 1775, the U.S. postal system is established by the Second Continental Congress, with Benjamin Franklin as its first postmaster general. Franklin (1706-1790) put in place the foundation for many aspects of today’s mail system. During early colonial times in the 1600s, few American colonists needed to send mail to each other; it was moreContinue reading “This Day In History 1775 U.S. Postal System Established”

Amazon’s Ring has provided doorbell footage to police without owners’ consent 11 times so far this year

by Brian Fung, CNN Amazon’s smart-doorbell company, Ring, has provided surveillance footage to law enforcement without a warrant or the consent of doorbell-owners 11 times this year alone, according to a letter Amazon (AMZN) sent to Congress earlier this month. The disclosure highlights the degree of Amazon’s control over data generated by the doorbells’ camerasContinue reading “Amazon’s Ring has provided doorbell footage to police without owners’ consent 11 times so far this year”

Exclusive: Wordle is being turned into a board game

By Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business New York (CNN Business)Wordle is jumping from the P-H-O-N-E to the B-O-A-R-D. Hasbro is partnering with the New York Times, which owns the popular online word puzzle, to create “Wordle: The Party Game.” The new board game “delivers classic Wordle gameplay, but now in an all new way,” the companies said in a pressContinue reading “Exclusive: Wordle is being turned into a board game”

Book Review: Daisy Jones & The Six

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid My rating: 3 of 5 stars While in one of my current book clubs, we were reading a book by this author. I heard this book mentioned several times so I thought I would read it. (Spoilers ahead) This was an interesting story line about aContinue reading “Book Review: Daisy Jones & The Six”

Charcuterie’s link to colon cancer confirmed by French authorities

by Guardian French health authorities say they have confirmed a link between nitrates added to processed meat and colon cancer, dealing a blow to the country’s prized ham and cured sausage industry. The national food safety body Anses said its study of data published on the subject supported similar conclusions in 2015 from the WorldContinue reading “Charcuterie’s link to colon cancer confirmed by French authorities”

TSA hiring more security screening officers at Spokane International Airport

by Peter Choi If you live in the Spokane area, this might be helpful to you. SPOKANE, Wash.– Summer in the Inland Northwest is the busiest time of year, especially at the Spokane International Airport. As more air travelers are coming in and out of Spokane International Airport, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is activelyContinue reading “TSA hiring more security screening officers at Spokane International Airport”

Starbucks is closing 16 stores across Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and other cities due to a high frequency of ‘challenging incidents’ — see the list

by Mary Meisenzahl Starbucks is permanently closing 16 locations around the US by the end of July, The Wall Street Journal first reported.  “After careful consideration, we are closing some stores in locations that have experienced a high volume of challenging incidents that make it unsafe to continue to operate, to open new locations with saferContinue reading “Starbucks is closing 16 stores across Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, and other cities due to a high frequency of ‘challenging incidents’ — see the list”