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Brandy

It's interesting to think about a global society. In many ways it has been a real thing with the trade of goods and ideas for a long, long time. But recently the average citizen, who may never travel, can be chatting with somebody from someplace else without even realizing it. The content of somebody's blog matters more than their country of origin.

And as you say, there isn’t much any individual government can do to stop it, especially if there is an internet feed from satellite. So this becomes especially true if other countries are motivated to get uncensored information into the hands of the average person.

If you think back to the days of the French Resistance, we could now make getting information to the different cells extremely easy just by making satellite internet feeds available to them and broadcasting where the satellites were going to be on normal radio, or giving them a program to calculate it for them once they hooked up the first time. A little box the size of a 1980’s cell phone and they have access to all the information in the world. Makes one wonder how things would have been different!

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Seen at low tide

  • American White Pelican
    Saw 30 in one flock on a weptember evening while fishing
  • Hummingbird
    Finally, my first hummingbirds. Saw them on a fire bush in Crystal Beach, FL. My rental's neighbor's yard is all xeriscaped, which is ugly to me but just fine with the little hummers. At first, I thought they were the biggest hornets I'd ever seen.
  • Flamingo!
    One of these dudes flew right over my house. I couldn't believe it. And please don't tell me it was a roseated spoonbill because it was a frickin' flamingo, dude! Huge and pink and right there above me. I was like so freaking out, you know?
  • Falcon!
    Don't see these guys too often. Wish we did. Bet the morning doves don't.
  • Black Skimmer
    These beauties are getting scarce, but one flew by yesterday at low tide on the hunt for minnows.
  • Dead sea turtle
    cool, but smelly
  • Reddish Egret
    These have been hanging out around the pool quite a bit lately. Must be a new group of adolesent birds -- the youngsters like to hunt where the water is clear, and it takes them a day to figure out there are not now and never will be fish in the swimming pool no matter how clear the water.
  • Sand Piper
  • Brown Pelican
    I saw a flock of about 200 of these at Disappearing Island yesterday, just south of Anclote Island on the west coast of FL. Good to see such a large flock.
  • Wood Pecker
    They've developed a sudden interest in the orange tree, which just went into bloom.
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