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Just the Facts, Hon…just the Facts

“Facts are stubborn things,” John Adams once said, “and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”

Observing Volunteers and Voters

Sheeple

I think this image gives an accurate assessment of actions by many voters and volunteers encountered over the years. If you’re one of them, perhaps it’s time to wake up before the Big Bad Wolf gets you.

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others

It’s Friday evening, September 21, 2018, after 5 PM and once again I’ve lost the battle in the “Find a Parking Place Roulette” in Area 30 Residential Parking Permit area. For those not familiar with the RPP Ponzi Scheme, it’s where the City of Baltimore sells you a permit to park in a designated area…not …

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Man versus Machine

nice stove

Another World Class program for Baltimore

Hey, we’re world class in Baltimore you know. Innovators in governmental programs. It’s truly a shame that the city closed down the Marvin Farquar Training Center for Front End Alignment. It was located near the Hanover Street Bridge, but now the bridge has been paved and there are far fewer customers. In order to provide …

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Bike Share Request for Proposal – Another World Class Action

Wonder if the RFP (Request for Proposal) the city wrote said “Wanted, vendor to supply alternate means of transportation in such a way to deflect attention from the City’s ill-conceived Bike Share program. City is willing to non or mis-regulate use of devices and disrupt vehicular traffic and parking to make Baltimore a truly World …

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May 12, 2017 Hanover Street Bridge HiJinks

May 12, 2017 Hanover Street Bridge HiJinks or How A Non-Profit can shoot itself in the foot Imagine for a few moments you’re on the way to work or some other minor chore…and your route takes you over the Hanover Street Bridge. That’s the most direct route out of Baltimore City towards GlenBurnie and south. …

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But Wait…There’s More!

About a month ago(April, 2017) I posted about the joys of using the Circulator free bus service.  After receiving some negative feedback, I thought it might be time to revisit the issue and get s sanity check. Checking the Circulator website (http://charmcitycirculator.com/sites/default/files/ONLINE_Separate_Route_Maps_010417_PURPLE.jpg) I observed the southbound stop at Saratoga Street had been relocated…but with no …

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Charm City Confusicator

Charm City Confusicator Who would have thought being at a discontinued bus stop could open a window on the efficiency of government? In today’s age of technology one would think there may have been an electronic warning about diminished bus service…and with the inflated labor force of government, one might expect something very old fashioned, …

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Light at the End of the Tunnel

It was a rotten kind of day….light rain, low visibility and Baltimore drivers doing their level best to either run you off the road or wrap themselves around a pole…the kind of day when you just want to go Oh Sht! I tried my level best to make a left hand turn off Eastern Avenue …

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