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The infamous screenshot doing rounds on Twitter
The infamous screenshot doing rounds on Twitter
The infamous screenshot circulating on Twitter

Well before Pennsylvania became the deciding state in the 2020 US Presidential election the above screenshot was being shared on social media along with claims of disappearing votes for Jo Jorgensen. Some even claimed that the missing Jorgensen votes went to Joe Biden. The latter claim was roundly dismissed by PolitiFact as being False. The PolitiFact article dismisses the claim based on a rather infantile observation of vote count changes for Biden and Jorgensen the left screenshot vs vote counts for them in the right screenshot.

Left screenshot:
Biden 1,571,693 and Jorgensen 89,025

Right screenshot: Biden 1,674,122 and…


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Today, as I am suffering through yet another extreme heat wave in California with attendant rampant wildfires, it is but natural to wonder if this is the result of a warming planet? The climate change deniers would likely say there is nothing to see here, heat waves or heat spells are perfectly normal and happen from time to time. But, as locals we know in our gut these heat waves are becoming more common than we remember in the past. …


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My grandmother Padma Gole was a noted Indian poet. Yesterday was her 107th birth anniversary. Being that I am presently grounded I had sufficient space and time to finally pay tribute to her famous poem Akashwedi, that literally translates to Skycrazy, very aptly portraying emotions shared by soaring pilots all over the planet.

I took the liberty to translate her poem to English. Hope my friends from the soaring world will find it equally resonant. Enjoy!


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In Part I of this series provoked by the documentary Planet of the Humans, we examined the validity of the claims made by the film regarding un-sustainability of Green Technology. Part I provided a quick and dirty analysis of completely switching off of Fossil fuels to Solar and Battery technology. The analysis concluded that it was not possible even with modern equipment to completely disengage from Fossil fuels, thus concurring with the claims of the film.

Thank you to all the readers that provided feedback and raised some good questions. A few readers have questioned if I have biased the…


Ever since Jeff Gibbs, Ozzie Zehner and Michael Moore released the new documentary ‘Planet of the Humans’ on Earth day 2020 it has been mired in controversy. Accusations of inaccuracies and misinformation have been lobbed against Moore and his associates. The film’s main contention is that the Green Energy Technology that has been proclaimed as the panacea to the Climate doomsday is not at all what it is cracked up to be. The film in particular focuses on alternative energy sources of Solar, Wind and Biomass and the film very poignantly illustrates that these so called Green technologies are using…

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