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DJ Papa Bear; From the Heart: May 2013

May 28, 2013
DJ Papa Bear; From the Heart: May 2013

 I am Brian McKinsey, aka: Papa B.  My 5 grand kids call me Papa B so I just kept on keeping on with that name ...

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Memorial Day: My thanks have turned to sorrow

May 27, 2013

A few minutes ago, I was lying in bed, wide awake, listening to the rain patter on my roof, while my wife slept soundly beside me.  I lay there wondering to myself why I did not post some sort of Memorial Day tribute on my blog.  I know my bl...

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San Jose State professors fire back at online class offer–not interested in best quality of education

  San Jose State professors fire back at online class offer By Katy Murphy, Oakland Tribune, 5/25/13 In a nationwide push to experiment with online university courses, San Jose State stands at the forefront, making deals with private sector startu...

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Relating the value of good self-governance in social media

May 27, 2013
Relating the value of good self-governance in social media

Over the past decade, I have had hundreds of conversations with law enforcement, educators, parents, youth and psychologists about the impact of cyber communications on children and families. Cyber citizenship issues for children today are well defined by the most uncivil, risky and criminal behavior law enforcement and educators observe about children using social...

California Political News and Views
Riverside Government Education: Textbooks Finally on Computer–Not a Dead Tree

  RIVERSIDE: District introduces textbooks on iPod, other tablets BY DAYNA STRAEHLEY, Press Enterprise,   5/24/13 A kindergartner at Pachappa Elementary School drags letters into place on the screens of iPod Touch devices to spell “zigzag.” ...

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“Great PCS Projects are Now Underway!”

May 24, 2013
“Great PCS Projects are Now Underway!”

“Great PCS Projects are Now Underway!” The Place Called Sacramento Film Festival Cast & Crew Call was a great success. Almost 200 community members came ...

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“SSPCA & Spare the Air”

May 23, 2013
“SSPCA & Spare the Air”

“SSPCA & Spare the Air” Little kitties and pups need your love. This week Livewire is welcoming back guests from the SSPCA, The Sacramento Society ...

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Moronic statists blame this week’s Oklahoma tornado on "global warming" and "climate change"

May 21, 2013

I am mostly pretty good at keeping an even emotional keel when discussing politics with someone with whom I disagree.But there are a few topics that make it darn near impossible for me to contain my anger, and one of them is when someone tries to blame...

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Sacramento, CA – Brenda Padilla’s No Fan of Airplane Food

May 21, 2013
Sacramento, CA –  Brenda Padilla’s No Fan of Airplane Food

Sacramento, CA The city of Sacramento, California’s capitol, sits astride the confluence of two of the West’s great rivers, the Sacramento River and the American River. It is the gateway to both the Sierra Mountains and the rich, agricultural heartland … Continue reading

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Responding to cyber-powered commercialism: A Justin Bieber–endorsed bank card hits the market

May 20, 2013
Responding to cyber-powered commercialism: A Justin Bieber–endorsed bank card hits the market

A new celebrity backed prepaid debit card, called SpendSmart,recently launched and is aimed to attract tweens, teens and their parents. I wrote a column critical of the bank card because it had penalty fees and it was endorsed by teen idol, Justin Bieber. The CEO of SpendSmart asked me to take a second look,...



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