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Are really getting tired of this situation. - The wigs from the 1700s were far smarter and/or far better statesmen who left us tools to fix almost any situation. We should dust off, sharpen and use the damn things. Repeatedly. Until the logjam breaks.
A New Preamble -

We are still the people, but "We, the People", have gotten lazy.

And, some of the people who were not originally intended as "We, the People", are rightfully pissed.

Let us state right up front that the people who wrote the founding documents of this federation of independent states, were White, Male, Landowning, Protestant, slave owning bastards who wrote up a government for themselves and people like them.

Others were not likely to be protected as noted by Washington himself after the Revolution with regards to one nearly tolerable other group, Catholics:

As mankind become more liberal they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protection of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations in examples of justice and liberality. And I presume that your fellow-citizens will not forget the patriotic part which you took in the accomplishment of their Revolution, and the establishment of their government; or the important assistance which they received from a nation in which the Roman Catholic faith is professed.

Quite the admission there that some are less equal to others.

But that does not negate in any way the beauty, power, and resiliency of the system they wrote.

The tools that make up that system have a history that instructs on their power and use.  

We should all master them to thwart those who would sully the country with attempts to limit those documents outside the ways listed in the documents on how to change the documents. 



An overview - Walk thru this document and you may decide to use Flask on your next project. - MORE
What is Flask? -

Let me preface this part with the statement that there are many, many uses for Flask.  We will address it as a content server with some presentation things along the way.

Consider this a bare bones tutorial of how to build a website in Flask.

Essentially, Flask is a set of tools written mostly in the Python programming language which is itself is a set of tools.

Chew on that for a moment.  A set of tools built on top (or incorporating as their building blocks) a set of tools.

Flask uses the Python tool set, the Flask tool set and hundreds of task specific tool sets also written mostly in Python.

Sounds complicated.  But it really isn't that bad.  It is very powerful , and, in contradiction to Django (also python) and Ruby (not Python), Flask imposes very few restrictions.  You get to choose how dangerously you want to live.  As a result, you get incredible flexibility of your own choosing.  The downside is flexibility comes with some additional complexity cost.  Knowledge of that additional complexity will make you capable of much more than other solutions.

If you are using PHP, well, we can't cure you, but take a look at the Flask medicine.

So get buckled in and walk with us through this project.  Lets learn some Flask!


Why we are here - Old-School Journalism is dead, long live the New School! - MORE
A little about us... -

THE GROWLER: a years late followup to some heated discussions about the future of journalism ...

which led to a process diagram sketched on the back of an envelope that was promptly ignored for years.

Then a media echo chamber of silliness effectively cauterized a Democratic-leaning populace into a zombie-like apathy at the polls.

Not only must objective critical analysis occur (whether or not we call it journalism), that work needs to be given a fertile and sustainable soil from which to spring.

The Growler is that soil.

Read on to see what we want to become.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation is squishing local artists with ridiculous trademark complaints. - ALPHA LAST REVISION -- July 1, 2017
Is William J. Thomashower a liar? We think so. -

Is a trademark of a place valid in the United States? We think not (it sure isn't in Britain as Canary Wharf Apartments learned).

Did William J. Thomashower overplay his hand ? We think he did in a few ways.

This simple T-Shirt design by roxysteeparlour.com has been attacked by William J. Thomashower on behalf of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation.

First etsy.com and then amazon.com bowed to his will.

They covered their corporate behinds but there remains the Battle of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

grrrr - making waves everywhere
Everywhere a GROWLER -

We chose the name theGrowler from our remembrances of the our long-since left this mortal coil pet Alaskan Malamute, Attu, named after the western-most Aleutian island.

Attu took great pleasure in growling when she sensed danger.

That being said, here are some links to growlers and some discussion tabs.

MUSIC

The Growlers - http://thegrowlers.com/

Beer

The Growler Guys - https://www.thegrowlerguys.com

Points that make or break a Lyceum Future... - Before you can say if lower court judge was correct, it must be found that the lower court followed the rules. - MORE
FEYNMAN SEZ -

With no technical terms, he made the technical accessible.

His video explaining the 1986 Challenger disaster before a committee wherein he places a clamped to compression o-ring in ice water and shows that the material, which needed to be resilient, was not resilient at 32 degrees was brilliant.

No science, just logic.

If you ever see the Feynman path integral lecture/video, you will be exposed to math that is beyond the reach of the average person but is explained in such a away that the average person can understand the issue.

We make an efforts at the same, making the legal accessible.

a bloodguard for politics? - come to pillage, stay to serve - MORE
Early Millenium Migration -

Early in the Millenium, educated young people migrated to (cheap) places where they could congregate. 

They sought adventure there, in the coastal cities, places where many of there parents had fled in the decades long exodus to the suburbs (Levittown, Naperville, ...)

Then the recession struck, a by product of specious financial regulation and billions and billions on questionable wars to protect, mostly, oil interests.

This may have just been a blip in history, but those young-ish needed to eat, and put a roof over their heads.

Once congregated, they became a market unto themselves with critical mass enough to support almost anything as long as they were willing to live in the abandoned carcass of the cities.

Being a recession and all, they created their own economies by reinventing artisanal craftsmanship everywhere there had been just bland commodities for decades.

Beer, Pizza, chocolate, coffee, COFFEE, soda, mustard, mayonnaise, peppers, cupcakes, barbeque, whiskey, theater, music,  ...

It was if a great cry arose and said, YUCK!

Nowhere was this most evident than in Brooklyn, close enough to the wellspring of all media, Manhattan, but far away enough for cheap rents in nearly abandoned neighborhoods (Bushwick?).

They worked this for awhile and even elected the first black president, in part, by using nascent social media and sending droves of people to toss-up states door to door. 

Then they went about their non-political business as the economy slowly recovered.

Until 2016, the vote heard round the world.

All the media championed a candidate that had a several million vote advantage OVERALL, but failed to address the chess game afoot, the ELECTORAL COLLEGE, the only game that mattered (whether you agreed with the rules or not, they are the rules in play).

It is often said that votes are yards and states are touchdowns.

Who hasn't seen a team garner massive yardage but fail in the red zone.

The losers complained that they didn't know it was about touchdowns, but that yards should be the only metric.

They then complained that social media was used to influence voters, as if that hadn't been the case in 2008, whether foreign backed or not.  Disingenuous at best.

Btu then came the 2018 mid-terms and a shift in the firmament occurred.  Longstanding politicians saw the handwriting on the wall and did not run for re-election.  Other long time elected officials played the same old game and got beat by any other perspective than holding on to power for the boomer generation.

Thus, Ocasio-Cortez.


Old Guard still standing ...

NPR
--Politics Stay Off The Soccer Field As Qatar Plays Saudi Arabia
--Deadly Explosion At Bogotá Police Academy Stokes Fears Of Return To Dark Past
--Palestinian School And Sewage Projects Unfinished As U.S. Cuts Final Bit Of Aid
LA TIMES
--President Trump Directed His Attorney To Lie To Congress About The Moscow Tower Project
--Journalist in Ghana who helped expose FIFA corruption shot dead
--Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's biggest, has excluded a Chinese company from its almost
NEW YORK TIMES
--Trump Hits Back at Pelosi, Threatening Her Trip to See Troops
--Washington Memo: Washington as Unruly Sandbox: Squabbles, Antics and Tantrums
--Family Separation May Have Hit Thousands More Migrant Children Than Reported
BBC
--African Union urges DR Congo to delay final election results
--North Korea's Kim Yong-chol arrives in Washington
--Aiia Maasarwe: Arrest over killing of Israeli student in Melbourne

Indie news of note ...

SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC PRESS
--State Law Cracks Down on Free Public Meals
--Prop. C Math Shows Potentially Greater Homelessness Benefit Than City Projects
--S.F. Voters Want Tough Data Privacy Rules, But Obstacles Loom
ATLANTIC YARDS REPORT
--Some questions for Quality of Life meeting Jan. 22: project timetable, affordable housing, railyard
--Greenland 2018 metrics: rise to #252 on Fortune Global 500; to #341 in Forbes Global 2000, but tops
--Another team for Barclays (or Coliseum)? Nets part-owner Tsai said to be buying WNBA's Liberty
PRO PUBLICA
--The FBI Says Its Photo Analysis Is Scientific Evidence. Scientists Disagree.
--Two New Lawsuits Allege Surgical Errors During Heart Transplants at St. Luke’s in Houston
--How Illinois Bet on Video Gambling and Lost
CITY LIMITS
--Public Advocate Hopefuls Offer Nuanced Differences On Transit Issues
--CityViews: New York Must Lead the Nation Toward a Constitutional Amendment on Money in Politics
--Max & Murphy: Smalls Brings White House Experience to Public Advocate Race

Science feeds of note ...

SLASHDOT
--World's Oldest Periodic Table Chart Found At University of St Andrews In Scotland
--Bioacoustic Devices Could Help Save Rainforests
--Court Rejects FCC Request To Delay Net Neutrality Case
POPULAR SCIENCE
--Please don’t pay $8,000 for an infusion of young blood
--Next-gen game consoles, folding phones, a new iPod, and the rest of the current tech rumors
--One-quarter of antibiotic prescriptions aren’t necessary
REDDIT - SCIENCE
--Science Best Of 2018
--White, painted stripes on the body protect skin from insect bites, the first time researchers have s
--New study identifies the most effective mental strategies that people use to get through doing thing
SCIENCE NEWS
--The moon’s craters suggest Earth hasn’t erased lots of past impacts
--New ways to image and control nerve cells could unlock brain mysteries
--Overdose deaths tied to antianxiety drugs like Xanax continue to rise

Evolution feeds of note ...

NATURE.COM
--Sex peptide receptor-regulated polyandry modulates the balance of pre- and post-copulatory sexual se
--Budding and Division of Giant Vesicles Linked to Phospholipid Production
--Universality of the DNA methylation codes in Eucaryotes
NYTIMES:EVOLUTION
--How Beauty Is Making Scientists Rethink Evolution
--As Seas Warm, Galápagos Islands Face a Giant Evolutionary Test
--The Earth’s Shell Has Cracked, and We’re Drifting on the Pieces
EVOLUTION INSTITUTE
--Welcome to the Noösphere
--The Evolution of Consciousness Enables Conscious Evolution
--The Origins and Evolutionary Effects of Consciousness
FRONTIERS IN
--How the Devil Ray Got Its Horns: The Evolution and Development of Cephalic Lobes in Myliobatid Sting
--The Comparative Method in Biology and the Essentialist Trap
--Comparative Evidence of an Exceptional Impact of Gene Duplication on the Developmental Evolution of

Espresso feeds of note ...

SPRUDGE
--Turns Out, Celebrities Also Love Coffee
--Portland Coffee Shop Embroiled In #MeNeither Controversy
--For Coffee In Paris, Follow Your Nose To Yellow Tucan
COFFEETOGRAPHER
--hopper.: A Minor Figure Wants to Play Big in California, Mexico’s Coffee Podcast and True Detective
--coffee.: Good Coffee Is Good Again, January 15, 2019
--coffeetography.: near The Visit, Berlin, Germany
REDDIT COFFEE
--More Than Half of All Coffee Species Are at Risk of Extinction
--World's coffee under threat, say experts
--The perfect espresso
I NEED COFFEE
--Life is Coffee Comics #25
--Traditional Chai Tea Recipe
--Meeting Up With The Green Coffee Buying Club