Charlie's Blog


Welcome to Charlie Buttrey's blog. Explore Charlie's insights on current legal issues and concerns and how they relate to our world... as well as, other subjects that have caught his eye and interest.

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  1. July 7, 2019 I don’t recall the last time that I spent a considerable time away from the interwebs, but I’m about to spend a considerable time away from the interwebs. These precincts will be post-free for at least a week, and there will be, at best, intermittent posts in the two weeks thereafter. Cheers!

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  2. July 6, 2019 Amazing what one finds when one is mindlessly mining the interwebs…. In 1962, Frank Selak was on a train that was traveling from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik. It crashed and plunged into a river. 17 passengers were killed. Selak survived. A year later, he was sucked out of the fuselage of a plane...

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  3. July 5, 2019 Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts is an interesting place, which I visited when my son was looking at college. It is part of the “Five College Consortium” with Amherst, UMass, Smith and Mount Holyoke, it offers self-driven curricula and no grades, and has graduated such luminaries as author Jon Krakauer and filmmaker...

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  4. July 4, 2019 According to data released by the Copernicus Climate Change Service, June 2019 was the hottest June on record, with global-average temperatures about 0.1°C (0.18°F) higher than the previous record for that month, in 2016. While climatologists say that it is difficult to attribute the heat spike directly to climate change, “such extreme...

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  5. July 3, 2019 If, like me, you spend most of your waking hours in a panic over climate change, here’s a piece of good news: A Dutch company has just unveiled the prototype of a sleek, driver-friendly car that can be charged directly by the sun, which it intends to bring to the consumer market....

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