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The next NIMBY battle: 5G small cells in neighborhoods

The not-in-my-backyard battles may soon have a new target: 5G small cells.

Where it stands: When it comes to 5G small cell acceptance, a PwC survey of 800 consumers suggests most people are willing to deal with unsightly 5G antennas, especially if they are in someone else’s backyard.

By the numbers: 86% said they will accept small cells that “blend into their surroundings.”

  • 73% will accept small cells that don’t blend in as long as they are not directly in front of their homes.
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This dashboard is pretty interesting and a bit horrifying …

Quote: “These are the numbers that matter. A difficult global transition is happening right now, away from fossil fuels, deforestation, greenhouse-gas pollution and melting ice. It can be measured with precision and clarity. The processes described by this data dashboard are occurring on a planetary scale, and yet our progress can be measured this minute, in parts per million, in metric tons, in fractions of a degree. This is Bloomberg Green’s guide to the worldwide goal of slowing and stopping warming temperatures.Read the rest

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Quote: “An alien species visiting Earth in the year 2020 would be forgiven for assuming that humankind had succeeded in pissing off some kind of vengeful God. This month alone, mega-wildfires ripped through Australia, massive king tides swept California shorelines, and, now, billions of desert locusts have descended on East Africa in an insect storm of biblical proportions. But climate change, not an angry deity, is to blame.”Read the rest

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some flowers bloom very well … and if you look closely you’ll find a live bee too!

This is one of my fav flower pics ever … to have this vibrant yellow in January
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These folks eat the food almost as fast as i can make it and put it out … 1x week, I am adding new sugar water for these little ones.

These next two pics are the same bird … don’t ask me how they do it

Truly … the same bird and i did not touch the pics at all … this is exactly how they were in my camera… Read the rest

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Further, it is entirely possible that Trump is breaking US law by not being transparent about what, exactly, the thinking is behind the auto tariff threat against America’s European allies. That is, never mind international norms or the WTO or the possibly irreparable damage the administration is doing to transatlantic relations – Trump may be committing a pseudo-impeachable offense by essentially stonewalling Congress (not to mention the public) on the auto tariffs.

“The Trump administration may run into difficulty introducing car tariffs arbitrarily, as Mnuchin said, because the law it has invoked confines the justification to national security”, Bloomberg dryly noted this week, on the way to reminding you that “the Trump administration has so far refused to release a report justifying the possible tariffs despite demands from Congress, where opposition to them is bipartisan”.Read the rest

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Quarterly earnings releases are just starting and of the approximately 40 companies in which I own stock, I will carefully parse thru earnings call and SEC documents.

JNJ was the first, and i found this paragraph quite startling …

quote: “Regarding taxes, in the quarter, our effective tax rate was 4.9% compared to the fourth quarter of 2018 tax rate of 2.6%. The current quarter includes an estimated tax expense for the transition provisions of Swiss tax reform partially offset by reorganization of certain foreign subsidiaries and additional impacts of recently issued regulations associated with U.S.Read the rest

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Molly is one of the absolutely amazing young guitar players & Billy Strings too. Some reporter asked her about fav players – her response about Rawlings was inspiringly accurate based on my experience – I love both their playing!

MOLLY TUTTLE ON DAVID RAWLINGS

Photo by Kaitlyn RaitzMy favorite guitar player is Dave Rawlings, whose style is really unique. It’s accessible, but so true to who he is. The way he crafts a solo.… It builds in a way I hear other people build solos—it climaxes and then comes to an ending—but the way he gets there is so him.… Read the rest