Master of Disaster

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  • in reply to: Coastal Radio Happenings #48494
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    This is only anecdotal evidence, but the Master of Disaster took a day trip with some friends to the Pacific Northwest Coast this last summer. None of us listened to a single minute of music the way there or the way back. The Master of Disaster remembers seeing an apparent radio station office in Astoria near the Astoria Bridge but cannot recall the station or the format or anything about it really.

    This comes from someone that once liked to sit in the parking lot and perform an AM/FM bandscan on the car radio while everyone else was doing normal coast stuff they do at the coast!

    In the 1990s and early 2000s, the “fade-out point” for the Portland FMs seemed to be Milepost 12 of US 26.

    in reply to: Trump has Covid-19 #48445
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    In 100% honesty, the Master of Disaster learned more of Mrs. Harris’ bona fide accomplishments from her opponents on both sides than anyone else.

    Oh, and the ballot of the Master of Disaster containing a vote for Biden/Harris has already been confirmed as received at the elections office.

    in reply to: drumpf will soon be gone but #48208
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    Today, there have been around 6 million votes already cast and what the early data says, it’s the 50-65 year old demo, mainly. Compared to early voting in 2016 and 2018…this is a huge number.

    If true, this is excellent news. And not every state has mailed ballots to everyone yet.

    in reply to: Frustrated by customer experience surveys? #48170
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    I don’t bother; USPS-delivered surveys go directly into my paper shredder, email I open in a text-only email client and if it’s just a survey I delete it.

    Just looking up “sued for negative review” on one’s favorite search engine will turn up countless examples of customers being sued for saying anything thought of as negative of anything anywhere, even if it’s factual.

    in reply to: Trump has Covid-19 #48083
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    Scary. If he becomes incapacitated, or… …those conservatives who are willing to hold their nose and vote for Biden will have a new choice.

    The thought of a Mike Pence Presidency concerns the Master of Disaster much more so than the possibility of four more years of Trump. Not because Pence constitutionally qualifies for two full terms, nor his appalling policy stances. Because President Pence (or anyone really) could pardon Trump and/or anyone else associated with him.

    in reply to: Why drumpf and his party will lose in '20 #47935
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    Believe it or not, the Master of Disaster is most concerned Trump could actually win in several weeks. Not that the Master of Disaster wants him to win, but actually the opposite.

    Polls claim Biden is in the lead. Four years ago, polls claimed Clinton was in the lead going all the way up to Election Day. Polls only capture the opinions of those who agree to respond, not those who don’t answer their phone, use adblock while online, and/or simply ignore or refuse to be interviewed by in-person pollsters.

    Both Republicans and Democrats keep more of their money when taxes are lowered. Both Republicans and Democrats benefit when civil disorder keeps what’s going on in the chambers of government out of the news. And when people are suffering, they spend more. Even if they don’t think they have money to spend.

    Yes, the Master of Disaster is planning to vote for Biden—the Master of Disaster believes he’s the only remaining candidate that has any possibility at all of successfully running the country.

    in reply to: Trump Must Be Removed -George Will #46730
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    CBS News reports Trump wanted 10,000 active duty military troops deployed within the US. He was covertly talked out of it:
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-demanded-10000-active-duty-troops-deploy-to-streets-in-heated-oval-office-meeting/

    It’s obvious this would have been the start of the Second Civil War, if not World War 3; the world is watching and they don’t like what they see either.

    …he is never going to be removed in an impeachment…

    Agreed. That had its chance and he became the third President to be acquitted. But the “impeach” crowd had their day.

    drumpf & the GOP will lose big in November.

    We have to remember at this point in 2016, he was considered “unelectable”.

    There is only one slim chance to hope he loses. Everyone who’s eligible needs to register to vote if they haven’t or if they need to update their registration. Everyone who’s eligible then needs to show up to vote. Everyone needs to be accountable to everyone else to make sure everyone shows up to vote.

    If they live in a state without vote by mail and their employer says “but you’re scheduled to work all day today”, the voter needs to say “if I have to update my resume, then I will update my resume. But I’m going to go vote.” After all this is an election that comes down to ‘do you support a candidate that cares whether or not this country exists tomorrow’.

    When they vote, they will find their ballots contain exactly one candidate that isn’t perfect but it’s the best available choice:

    Biden.

    in reply to: Towers & Such 2019 #42826
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    If things go according to plan, KATU will be coming up on UHF Channel 24 tomorrow morning

    Thanks for the heads-up, test pattern received here (Vancouver). No special equipment, just an inexpensive consumer-grade TV that can be tuned by entering a channel number.

    in reply to: Looking for Treva Throneberry Audio #42218
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    According to a quick web search, a blog article sources an interview on ABC Primetime on September 25, 2003. Obviously I have no idea if they maintain official archives back that far or how to go about finding out.

    Two other possibilities that will involve some further digging: 1) this is a long shot but check to see if cable access or government access channels have anything at all; 2) this is a longer shot but maybe check the tape trading circuits for people who record/trade newscasts and TV shows from those years, see if they have anything.

    One thing’s for sure, most of what remains online about this in 2019 is a rehash of the same material.

    in reply to: Watch TV Sold To HC2 Stations Group #41082
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    I’d say the odds are now increasing that MyTV may get a full time station here this year.

    Just a heads-up; since 2009 MyNetworkTV hasn’t been considered a network, it’s considered a “programming service”. The Wikipedia article cites four sources and currently contains “indiscriminate, excessive, or irrelevant examples” of stations moving the MyNetworkTV programming out of prime-time blocks, including on their Los Angeles station.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MyNetworkTV

    Also, MyNetwork TV only provides two hours of programming every weeknight.

    in reply to: Smartphone FM Radio Chip #40392
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    Another answer I can add is the Samsung “S” series is the flagship model, the “J” series is a budget model with lower specifications.

    S7: https://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=5081
    Current version of the J3: https://www.phonescoop.com/phones/phone.php?p=5756

    in reply to: Take 2: Nexstar to buy Tribune for $4.1b #40355
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    News of this proposed merger broke over the weekend and was confirmed today. Other sources including CNN report divestitures will be necessary (probably in other markets), and the details seem to get hammered out after the ‘we agree this’ is announced.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/03/media/tribune-nexstar-merger/index.html

    And never would I have guessed that the 10 PM news from KGW went up to KCPQ-Seattle and back down again.

    Also, let’s remember that when KPTV and KPDX gained common ownership, KPTV moved from what’s now the Portland Opera Building to the KPDX building on Greenbrier in Beaverton.

    in reply to: Portland subchannels/Diginets #40354
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    Actually, it was taken down shortly after I uploaded it (and after I could edit the post here). Probably triggered a copyright filter.

    in reply to: President Tape Used As Excuse For Groping #39944
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    The Master of Disaster notes we’re days away from Election Day and hopes the mail bombs are looked into as an attempt to interfere with the election, especially in states with all vote by mail (Colorado, Oregon and Washington, according to the “always-accurate” Wikipedia 😛 ). The Master of Disaster has rarely, if ever, mailed a ballot in favor of ballot drop-off boxes or delivering it to a staffed turn-in, however it’s obvious what a slow-down or even complete shutdown of the Post Office would do, especially since election results must be certified by a certain date.

    in reply to: That choice the left faces #39929
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    Honestly Missing, the only piece of policy stated in that four minutes of drivel is/was “Medicare for All”, which went undefined while the opposition was attacked for being the opposition.

    And the term “Medicare for All” has been thrown around so much that nobody knows exactly what that means anymore. Would it be catastrophic coverage only? Would it punish those who were/are unable to get preventative care for whatever reason (including, but not limited to, no insurance, insurance didn’t cover it, no access to a doctor, or they worked for a business where they were refused time off to see a doctor)? Would it cover mental health/psychological benefits? Or would it be a tax grab to fund the salaries of administrators who are paid to gripe about how ‘socialism restrains the free market and prohibits us (the companies) from delivering quality care’? (Except they never define quality of care.)

    The Master of Disaster, who is nonpartisan, thinks it’s time for the Democratic Party to have a serious discussion about 2020, specifically on abandoning all other policy positions and running on ‘healthcare for all’. The Master of Disaster realizes this has probably a zero percent chance of happening.

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