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csziggy's Journal
csziggy's Journal
May 6, 2021

Help identify this mystery plant in my garden

It was a volunteer but I've never seen anything like it in my garden. I did get a load of topsoil last winter so the seeds may have come in that. It is low growing, the blossoms only are about 4" above the ground, but it has spread to cover about half a square yard. The foliage is delicate. When we pulled weeds and mulched I left it because it is sort of attractive, even if does have purple flowers.
April 25, 2021

Recipe of the Day: Dead Chicken with Old Milk

It actually looks pretty good.
April 18, 2021

Marvel Movies Ranked By If There Are Trains In Them

Iron Man - 0/10. No trains.
The Incredible Hulk - 1/10. No trains, but a verbal reference to the subway.
Iron Man 2 - 100/10. No trains, negative 100 points for a cameo by train-hater Elon Mush.
Thor - 0/10. No trains in space


More, especially on the "trains in space" theme.

April 17, 2021

Matt Gaetz, Explained - Legal Eagle

Worth it for just the first 40 seconds.

April 14, 2021

Over half of police-involved killings in 2020 began after non-violent incidents

Over half of police-involved killings in 2020 began after non-violent incidents
Orion Rummler

58% of police-involved killings in the U.S. last year began when officers responded to non-violent incidents, per the Mapping Police Violence database.

Why it matters: This week's lethal shooting of Daunte Wright near Minneapolis sparked new protests and comes in the wake of nationwide demonstrations against police violence.

Black people are killed by police at higher rates than white people in 47 of the 50 largest cities in the country, according to comparisons from 2013 to 2020.

Although Black people are three times as likely to be killed by police than white people, they are 1.3 times as likely to be unarmed compared to white people.
Police killings have generally increased in suburban and rural areas and decreased in cities.


There is an excellent graphic showing the breakdown of police killings by the type of incident which started it but I am unable to post it here.
April 13, 2021

Anybody trying to watch Britbox tonight?

First when I turned to it I got a message saying it was not available in my country. Then it wouldn't load at all. Last time I had this problem with a streaming channel their software on my Roku device needed to be updated and I had to unplug it from the power and power it back up. So I did that.

Still no improvement, so I checked the Britbox web site that showed the streaming app was down. I watched something on Acorn TV and came back - still no Britbox. It acted as though I had no subscription so I signed in and it went to a gray screen - not the same as before.

So no Britbox tonight, I guess. Anyone having problems?

April 10, 2021

Petition to Make LeVar Burton the host of "Jeopardy

Make LeVar Burton the next host of Jeopardy!

219,355 have signed. Let’s get to 300,000!

Between hosting 21 seasons of the educational Reading Rainbow, playing the brainiac engineer Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: the Next Generation, and filling the roll of Kunta Kinte in the ever important mini-series Roots, LeVar Burton has inspired and shaped the minds of several generations of trivia-loving nerds. This petition is to show Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and producers Mike Richards and Harry Friedman just how much love the public has for Burton, and how much we'd all love to see him as the next host of Jeopardy!


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