Wed.Jul 17, 2019

Your voice: small pebble. big ripples

Speak Schmeak

A few years ago, I was taking my usual shortcut through Earl Warren Showgrounds on my daily walk, when I was stopped by a family in an SUV. They had a couple of questions about the Fiesta rodeo, a longstanding Santa Barbara tradition that's part of our annual Old Spanish Days festivities.

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Instagram Testing Out Concealing Likes - Will That Trend with Other Social Networks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Australia, Instagram is testing out an app which conceals the number of likes. That tally will only be visible to the person doing the posting, not those viewing the material. 

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CBS - Crazy for Norah O'Donnell to Try to Take on ABC's David Muir

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Mostly, the evening television news is dead. Like, they say in sales:  That dog don't hunt. But some of us still tune in. And the majority are opting for ABC.

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Remembering British Profumo Scandal, As More Becomes Known about Prince Andrew's Association with Epstein

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and, by extension, the institution of the British monarchy should be nervous. Andrew, who sometimes has been referred to as "Randy Andy," is associated with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

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Right Out of Film Noir: The Blonde and Old White Men

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Steve Jobs wannabe Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is still in black. Only at the pre-trial court hearing it wasn't the signature black turtleneck. It was a basic black dress and black blazer. And, at age 35, she's still attractive.

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What Was in Jim Cramer's Wallet

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Law enforcement arrested a security guard - Elkin Heyward - at the Lower Manhattan Museum of Jewish Heritage.    As the New York Post reports, Heyward has been accused of grand larceny and possession of stolen property.

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Rats - The Non-Human Kind on Manhattan's Upper West Side

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Rats are taking over the Upper West Side (UPS) of Manhattan - that is, the non-human kind. Yes, there have been plenty of Rat Sightings.    According to the New York Post , that's mostly because the Department of Sanitation has removed 110 litter receptacles.

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