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I’m Jay! I am a in , PA, USA. Currently studying , to , and sciences. Previously worked in software quality assurance.

How can both of these things be true?

1. "Today there are nearly 159 million employed. However, the birth rate—or number of live births per 1,000 residents—at 11 in 2021 is less than half the levels of the 1960s. As Mauldin notes, the underlying problem beyond immediate worker shortages is that we are making fewer humans" (Fast Company).

2. "Last week, Biden marked two years in office - with nearly 4M deportations under his watch" (United We Dream).


"In the end, Brunet’s story is one of a man who was out of his element but found a cause worth fighting for. He was able to help the Shogunate army in their final battle against the Imperial army and preserve the samurai way of life, if only for a bit longer. Brunet’s story is one of courage, honor, and loyalty."

@ftrain On e you check out the manual for the 808 you can practice here

"Simplify the code, streamline the process, bank the unbanked, and do all of it without turning the unbanked population to the crypto wolves."

"But the filmmakers knew any comprehensive study of the Texas music legend's vast output would overwhelm even a project with the size and scope of Willie Nelson & Family, their five-part, 263-minute documentary."

“I think myself, really that the time at home, and the time in the school is an educational experience and it should get finished at the school and people should be able to use their time for other creative things.”

"WHITEBOARD DeSantis’s banning of AP African American Studies is disturbing and dangerous. In my most watched whiteboard, I explain how censoring our history of its worst moments is a tool designed to obscure CURRENT attacks on a diverse democracy." --David Pepper

Guess what I'm listening to?

7-22-2017, Part 3
|Geator's Rock'n'Roll Rhythm & Blues Express|

"On August 11, 1973, DJ Kool Herc and his sister Cindy threw a back-to-school jam at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx. This party, held in the rec room of the apartment building, is widely considered the birthplace of hip-hop."

John Chaney "best known for his success at Temple University from 1982 through 2006" would have been 91 today. Who knew he was born in Jacksonville, Florida, or coached at Simon Gratz High School?


This is genius Albert Einstein who refused to speak at white colleges and at the end of his life spoke exclusively at black universities
"The separation of races is not a disease of colored people but a disease of white people. I do not intend to be quiet about it.

#Einstein #Racism #Integrity #Equality

This is not for me...I don't have a garage!

"After casing a neighborhood, a perpetrator walked up to a garage door with a clear glass panel, punctured a hole in the glass and then deployed a rod and hook to grab the emergency cord and pull the door open"

Lead Belly was born today!

"Black Girl (Where Did You Sleep Last Night)":

Nirvana cover:


Lead Belly
(c. 1888–1949)

Lead Belly was a folk-blues singer, songwriter and guitarist whose ability to perform a vast repertoire of songs and notoriously violent life made him a legend.

Who Was Lead Belly?

Famed musician Lead Belly was born in Louisiana in the late 1880s. Lead Belly was imprisoned in Texas for murder in 1918. According to tradition, he won his early release in 1925 by singing a song for the governor of Texas. Lead Belly was imprisoned again, for attempted murder, in 1930. There, he was "discovered" by folklorists John Lomax and Alan Lomax, who were collecting songs for the Library of Congress. Subsequently, he published 48 songs.

Early Years

Huddie Ledbetter, better known as "Lead Belly," was born in the late 1880s (the date is uncertain) in a country setting in northwest Louisiana. He attended school in Texas until around age 13, playing in a school band, and then worked the land with his father.

He began learning how to play musical instruments as a youth and eventually focused on the guitar, performing as a teenager at local dances. At age 16, he headed out across the Deep South, settling in Shreveport, Louisiana, for two years, where he supported himself as a musician. Around 1912, now living in Dallas with his new wife, Ledbetter met Blind Lemon Jefferson, an accomplished street musician, and the pair began playing together. It was at this point that Ledbetter concentrated on what would become his signature instrument: the 12-string guitar.

The Prisoner

In December 1917, Ledbetter was arrested and charged with murder and was found guilty. Prison is where it seems he picked up the nickname Lead Belly. In early 1924, only a few years into a 20-year sentence, Lead Belly sang for Texas governor Pat Neff a song in which he asked for a pardon. A year later, Neff pardoned Lead Belly and he was a free man.

Only five years later, Lead Belly was involved in a stabbing incident that led to "assault with intent to murder" charges and another prison sentence. Budget issues caused by the Great Depression allowed him to apply for early release, which he did, and the sitting governor approved the application in 1934. (He also sang a song to this governor, pleading for release.)

The Musician Moves North

Lead Belly subsequently ended up in New York and tried to establish himself as a professional musician. It worked to an extent, as his music was embraced by the fervent left wing, and Lead Belly found himself rubbing elbows with the likes of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger.

Unfortunately, in March 1939, Lead Belly was arrested in New York for stabbing a man and served an eight-month sentence. After his release, Lead Belly appeared on two radio series—"Folk Music of America" and "Back Where I Come From"—and landed his own short weekly radio show. He also recorded an album called The Midnight Special and Other Southern Prison Songs before moving to the West Coast a few years later.


While in Los Angeles, he signed with Capitol Records and finally began some serious recording. Even as he achieved success he developed health issues, though, and in 1949 he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He toured a little after the diagnosis, but the ALS caught up with him for good in December, and he died at age 61.

He is best remembered for songs such as "Goodnight, Irene," "Rock Island Line," "The Midnight Special" and "Cotton Fields" and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.


"The data stolen included customer name, billing address, email, phone number, date of birth, T-Mobile account number, as well as information on the number of customer lines and plan features."

"It wasn’t just readers that were confused about what stories on CNET involve the use of AI. Beyond the small CNET Money team, few people at the outlet know specific details about the AI tools — or the human workflow around them — that outraged readers last week"

Change your PayPal password just in case!

"According to PayPal, hackers managed to access the personal information of 34,942 users; however, no transactions were performed from the breached accounts."

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