We will be discussing the death of Yarmouth police Officer Sean Gannon fatally shot by a career criminal. Should this suspect, Thomas Latanowich, who has a lengthy history of criminal activity been out on the street? Do we need to hold Judges accountable? Should we have term limits on judges? Is a lifetime appointment of judges a good thing?

 

The Presidents  Syria Strike Also Sends a Diplomatic Message to Allies and Enemies Alike. President Donald Trump told the nation Friday evening that he had ordered “precision” military strikes against targets in Syria in response to Bashar al-Assad’s reported use of chemical weapons against civilians in the city of Douma last weekend.

A president that shows leadership and conviction. It has been a while!  What do you think about the latest military action?

THE INVISIBLE RAINBOW:

A History of Electricity and Life

By Arthur Firstenberg

 THE INVISIBLE RAINBOW: A History of Electricity and Life (AGB Press 2017) by Arthur Firstenberg, is the spellbinding story about a subject you thought you knew, but did not. We all have an invisible companion with whom we all live, depend on, and take for granted but have never even met: electricity.

The environmental history of electricity has never before been told. We have been ignoring it at our peril. The modern epidemics of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease cannot be understood without it. Firstenberg makes a strong case that neither can influenza nor anxiety disorder be separated from the influence of electricity.

The Invisible Rainbow begins in 1746 and sheds light not just on the force that runs our civilization but on the nature of life and the universe. From electrostatic generators to electric wiring, from radar to radio, from television to Wifi, Firstenberg traces changes in the human environment and human condition that run parallel with these innovations.

Today, the imminence of 5G wireless technology makes this book timely and urgent. The “Internet of Things” will require small cell towers on every block in every city in the world, exposing humans, wildlife, trees and insects to unprecedented levels of radio frequency radiation. SpaceX, Boeing, and OneWeb are competing to be the first to provide 5G from space, which will be ubiquitous and inescapable, everywhere on Earth. SpaceX alone plans to launch 12,000 satellites into low earth orbit for this purpose.

Will we survive the assault? The Invisible Rainbow explores the possibilities and the dangers.

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