Hurricane Harvey – Brays Bayou Watch

Friday night in our area of Houston was windy, but not too bad. A little rain, but not much until Saturday morning, then it tapered off by 9. Round Two just started…this is going to be the real test. This is the link to the nearest Harris County Flood Warning System station upstream from our house.The main site. Click on “Channel Status” on the left to see the stations that are nearing (yellow) or over (red) the tops of their banks.

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I’m back…

Sorta.  Finally got around to migrating from the old host.  Will try to not be a stranger.

In the meantime, be excellent to one another.

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Help me help those with MS

I will be participating in the MS150 bike ride from Houston to Austin this weekend to help raise money for research into multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system. Every hour, someone is newly diagnosed with MS.

I registered for the BP MS 150 because I want to do something about MS now. I’m asking you to support my efforts with a tax-deductible donation.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is dedicated to creating a world free of MS and they need our help. It’s faster and easier than ever to help: Simply click the link at the bottom of this message or, if you prefer, send your check payable to the National MS Society – P.O. Box 4125 – Houston, TX  77210-4125.  Be sure to write my name and “BP MS 150” in the memo section of your check.

Your contribution funds crucial MS research and helps families with MS lead powerful lives. I appreciate your support and promise to update you.

For more information about the National MS Society, how proceeds help and other ways you can do something about MS now, visit www.BPMS150.net

My ride page: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?px=6417735&pg=personal&fr_id=25298

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How Joe White are you?

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The Day We Fight Back

I’ll be doing this.  I hope you will, too.

DEAR USERS OF THE INTERNET,

In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation with the largest Internet protest in history. Today we face another critical threat, one that again undermines the Internet and the notion that any of us live in a genuinely free society: mass surveillance.

In celebration of the win against SOPA and PIPA two years ago, and in memory of one of its leaders,Aaron Swartz, we are planning a day of protest against mass surveillance, to take place this February 11th.

Together we will push back against powers that seek to observe, collect, and analyze our every digital action. Together, we will make it clear that such behavior is not compatible with democratic governance. Together, if we persist, we will win this fight.

 

https://thedaywefightback.org

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