On this morning after a weekend of being riveted, horrified, saddened, dismayed, disgusted, angered by the violence and news coming out of Charlottesville, Virginia; after my amazement that the POTUS’ response to the violence correctly used the multi-syllable big word ‘egregious’ coupled with a clear dog whistle; after all of that I would like to take a moment and celebrate some good news!
- Elon Musk powers up on an island. I want to take more time and look at the data presented in this article, but I celebrate continued solar energy use and development combined with battery storage.
- Bruno Mars donates $1M to Flint, Michigan for the water crisis that started in 2014. For today, I celebrate Mr. Mars’ acknowledgement of the problem and contribution.
- Waymo, Google’s self-driving car arm is considering automobile exteriors with adhesive properties such that if you’re hit by a Waymo, you do not become an equal and opposite reaction into something else. This sounds like really kewl technology and while I celebrate that Waymo is looking into options, it almost sounds like pedestrians are at risk? Really, Waymo? So, I celebrate, wonder, and will continue to watch this development.
- Paul Manafort’s home was searched for evidence by the FBI using a ‘no knock’ warrant! Whoa. The good news: Didn’t see that one coming! And thank you Ann for pointing out that the search occurred outside the leaky communication channels residing in the White House and Mr. Manafort was not tipped off that it was coming. I celebrate that not all of government leaks!
And to end, good news from a favorite scene in Futurama. Professor Farnsworth presents Fry with a pill, number 7 on this link if you want to listen.
Fry: I can’t swallow that.
Professor Farnsworth: Well then, good news! It’s a suppository …