Silicon Valley sends ambassador to Trump’s coal country

I have actually been to these places as a truck driver, picking up at paper plants in this part of the world. The same came be said for other parts of the South and the Ohio Valley region.

‘The election was a wakeup call,’ says Rep. Ro Khanna, who came to eastern Kentucky to see what the tech industry and Appalachia can offer each other.

Source: Silicon Valley sends ambassador to Trump’s coal country – POLITICO

The secret to getting Amazon’s best customer service

This is an older story, but relatively new to me. I do use some of the methods mentioned in the piece, especially the Chat service. However, at the end of the day, if you aren’t Prime, you don’t really matter. This is unfortunate, but that is what it is.

Amazon customer service can be responsive and prompt. But not always useful. Unless you know what to buy, and how to use it.

Source: The secret to getting Amazon’s best customer service – GeekWire

Have liberals found their combative new leader in … Keith Olbermann?

 

I have always been a fan of Keith, especially during his Sports reporting career. Now he has an opportunity to be unleashed since he doesn’t work for the typical corporate media.

The ex-MSNBC host recasts his fire-breathing punditry for the Web, to bring the fight to Trump.

Source: Have liberals found their combative new leader in … Keith Olbermann? – The Washington Post

Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs

Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs

Having grown up in Alabama prior to the auto plants arrival, I can see how being 3rd world status would attract certain industries to the area. If a corporation can cut corners and get away with eliminating protections, then they will do it and not admit to it.

The South’s manufacturing renaissance comes with a heavy price.

Source: Inside Alabama’s Auto Jobs Boom: Cheap Wages, Little Training, Crushed Limbs

I didn’t think I’d ever leave the CIA. But because of Trump, I quit.

#wetoldyouso is felicitous here. It is only going to get worse before it gets better, and not quite sure if a President Pence solves the problem.

The administration’s disregard for the intelligence community makes it impossible to serve Trump in good faith.

Source: I didn’t think I’d ever leave the CIA. But because of Trump, I quit. – The Washington Post

How Black books lit my way along the Appalachian Trail

I am not the outdoorsy adventurous type, and some people’s concept of the Appalachian Trail is one filled with mistresses. However, this one person made the journey and is sharing it with us. 

How Black Books Lit My Way Along The Appalachian Trail

The Beyhive rules

This is the name of part of her most ardent fanbase (“Urban Dictionary,” n.d.). Just like fans of other entertainers, she can do little wrong in their eyes. I live her as well, but do not obsess with her or her every move.

Grammys 2017: Adele Beyonce Speech | Time.com

 

 

Urban Dictionary: Beyhive. (n.d.). Retrieved April 12, 2017, from http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Beyhive