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Checking in on Texas schools, Start of Fall 2020 edition -- when will 100+ large ISDs start the new school year, virtual vs in-person, etc

2020.07.19 04:43 AintEverLucky Checking in on Texas schools, Start of Fall 2020 edition -- when will 100+ large ISDs start the new school year, virtual vs in-person, etc

Howdy one and all. As I post this, Sunday July 19th, we're mere weeks from when Independent School Districts across Texas plan to start the 2020-21 school year. Similar to April when Spring 2020 started winding down, I figured it may help some folks if we had one consolidated thread to collect start-of-school news.
I'm starting with the districts in and around these areas -- Austin / Central Texas; Corpus Christi / Coastal Bend; Dallas / Ft. Worth; El Paso; Houston; Lubbock; Rio Grande Valley; San Antonio; and Waco/Killeen area. If or when Redditors pass along information about other large ISDs that I may have overlooked, feel free to mention them in the comments (with links if possible! thank you) and I'll update the top-note with those additions.
A few things to remember in terms of statewide guidelines from the TEA:
With these guidelines in mind, for each district I plan to list the start date listed on their website, as well as whether they plan to start the year with virtual learning only, and if so, for how long. (If I don't mention a virtual-only period, assume that the district will offer virtual and in-person instruction from the start.)
Austin area districts --
Corpus Christi / South Texas districts --
Dallas / Ft. Worth area districts -- please note that while there are heaps & heaps of districts around DFW, I'm sticking with those with enrollment topping 10,000 per this map.
El Paso area districts
Houston area districts -- as with DFW, I know there are umpteen different districts, and just to keep this semi-manageable, I'm going to look at the districts depicted in this map . If anyone wants to add links to districts in the outlying counties, that sounds OK to me.
Lubbock area districts -- going off this Lubbock County map
  • Abernathy ISD
  • Frenship ISD
  • Idalou ISD
  • Lorenzo ISD
  • Lubbock ISD
  • Lubbock-Cooper ISD
  • Lubbock ISD
  • Roosevelt ISD
  • Shallowwater ISD
  • Slaton ISD
  • Southland ISD
Rio Grande Valley districts including Laredo -- going from the TEA map for Education Service Center 1 and its territory stretches from Cameron County clear over to Webb
San Antonio area districts
Waco / Temple / Killeen area districts -- for now I'm going to stick with the bigger districts, i.e. those that contain one 6A high school, This page tied to the ESC for TEA Region 12 lists links to every ISD in the region.
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2020.05.25 18:28 glatzgroup Sinus Doctor in McAllen

GLATZ GROUP SINUS RELIEF SPECIALIST
https://www.glatzyoudid.com/balloon-sinuplasty/
Dr. Frank R. Glatz is a board-certified ENT, originally from Springfield, Illinois. He earned his Doctorate in Medicine at Wake Forest University and completed his fellowship training at the John Hopkins School of Medicine. In search of a community in need of his medical training and expertise, Dr. Glatz decided to make the Rio Grande Valley his home. He brings over 20 years of experience to the Valley Ear, Nose and Throat team.
Dr. Glatz is a vital part of the healthcare system in our area, serving patients throughout the Rio Grande Valley at the Valley Ear, Nose and Throat clinics in McAllen, Weslaco and Harlingen. He is a leader in advanced sinus procedures and was among the first ENT’s to begin using cutting edge technology for the office-based procedure known as balloon sinuplasty. Dr. Glatz has performed countless cases for outstanding results that last longer than his competition.
Amazingly, Dr. Glatz was also the first doctor in the Rio Grande Valley to provide implantable hearing solutions for his patients and has performed more of these procedures than any other physician south of San Antonio. Suffice to say that Dr. Glatz has the experience and skillset to deliver an impeccable patient experience.
Dr. Glatz provides uncompromised patient care to people of all ages. Contact Glatz Group today; you’ll be Glatz you did.
VENT McAllen 2101 S. Cynthia St. Ste. A McAllen, TX 78503 956-687-7896
Call Us
Tel: 855-64-SINUS (74687)
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2020.05.25 18:27 glatzgroup ENT Doctor in McAllen

GLATZ GROUP SINUS RELIEF SPECIALIST
https://www.glatzyoudid.com/balloon-sinuplasty/
Dr. Frank R. Glatz is a board-certified ENT, originally from Springfield, Illinois. He earned his Doctorate in Medicine at Wake Forest University and completed his fellowship training at the John Hopkins School of Medicine. In search of a community in need of his medical training and expertise, Dr. Glatz decided to make the Rio Grande Valley his home. He brings over 20 years of experience to the Valley Ear, Nose and Throat team.
Dr. Glatz is a vital part of the healthcare system in our area, serving patients throughout the Rio Grande Valley at the Valley Ear, Nose and Throat clinics in McAllen, Weslaco and Harlingen. He is a leader in advanced sinus procedures and was among the first ENT’s to begin using cutting edge technology for the office-based procedure known as balloon sinuplasty. Dr. Glatz has performed countless cases for outstanding results that last longer than his competition.
Amazingly, Dr. Glatz was also the first doctor in the Rio Grande Valley to provide implantable hearing solutions for his patients and has performed more of these procedures than any other physician south of San Antonio. Suffice to say that Dr. Glatz has the experience and skillset to deliver an impeccable patient experience.
Dr. Glatz provides uncompromised patient care to people of all ages. Contact Glatz Group today; you’ll be Glatz you did.
VENT McAllen 2101 S. Cynthia St. Ste. A McAllen, TX 78503 956-687-7896
Call Us
Tel: 855-64-SINUS (74687)
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2020.05.18 04:36 tengrrl CFP Extension: WAW Standing Group Proposals for CCCCs 2021

I hope everyone is healthy and having a relatively crisis-free end of the semester. WAW Development Group has extended our submission deadline to Thursday, May 21. Please consider proposing for the Group's sponsored panel for CCCC 2021 (links for CFP & Submission below). The proposal process is quite fast and painless. In the past, additional panels have been formed, proposed, and accepted on their own merits through the proposal process, so even if you are not chosen, we will let you know of others with whom you might form a cohesive panel with time to put a proposal together by the C’s deadline. Thanks in advance for your time and consideration.

/.colin
WAW Network Workshop Proposer & Conference Organizer



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Department of Writing & Language Studies
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2020.02.28 06:01 assessment_bot [ Fatal(3) ] [ 02/20/2020 ] Beech 200, Coleman/ TX

On February 20, 2020, about 0600 central standard time, a Beechcraft, B200 airplane, N860J, impacted terrain near Lake Coleman, Texas, in open ranchland. The pilot and two passengers were fatally injured, and the airplane was destroyed. The airplane was registered to TLC Air, LLC and operated by Lauren Engineers & Constructors, Inc. The flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, as a cross-country flight. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed and a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan was filed for the flight. The flight originated from Abilene Regional Airport, (ABI), Abilene, Texas, and was en route to the Valley International Airport (HRL), Harlingen, Texas.
A preliminary review of air traffic control communications with the pilot revealed the airplane was cleared for takeoff from Runway 35L, shortly afterwards the pilot was instructed to climb to 12,000 ft and was then cleared to climb to FL230.
The pilot reported to the controller that they encountered freezing drizzle and light rime icing on the climb from 6,400 ft to 8,000 ft.
As the airplane climbed through 11,600 ft, the pilot reported that they were having an issue with faulty deicing equipment and needed to return to the airport. The controller instructed the pilot to descend to 11,000 ft and cleared them direct to the ABI. The flight was then instructed to descend to 7,000 ft and asked if there was an emergency. The pilot responded in the negative and stated that they blew a breaker when they encountered icing conditions, and that it was not resetting.
The controller then instructed the pilot to descend to 5,000 ft and to expect the ILS Runway 35R approach. The controller then instructed the pilot to turn to a heading of 310. Shortly afterwards the controller asked the pilot if they were turning to the assigned heading; the pilot responded that they were having issues with faulty instruments. When controller asked the aircraft to report their altitude, the pilot reported that they were at 4,700 ft. The controller then instructed the pilot to maintain 5,000 ft. The pilot responded he was "pulling up". There was no further communication with the pilot.
Preliminary review of the airplane's radar track showed the airplane's departure from ABI and the subsequent turn and southeast track towards its destination. The track appeared as a straight line before a right turn was observed. The turn radius decreased before the flight track disappeared.
The airplane impacted terrain in a right wing low attitude, followed by the right engine, then left engine. The wreckage path was on an initial heading of 320, and continued for about 570 ft. The wreckage was highly fragmented and spread-out along the wreckage path.
At 0552, the automated weather station located at ABI recorded wind from 040 at 7 knots, 10 miles visibility, broken clouds at 900 ft, broken clouds at 1,400 ft, overcast clouds at 3,100 ft, a temperature of 14F, dewpoint of 41F, and an altimeter setting of 30.34 inches of mercury.
Category Data Category Data Category Data
Event Id: 20200220X10054 Investigation Type: Accident Accident Number: CEN20FA093
Event Date: 02/20/2020 Location: Coleman, TX Country: United States
Latitude: 32.050833 Longitude: -99.570000 Airport Code:
Airport Name: N/A Injury Severity: Fatal(3) Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Aircraft Category: Airplane Registration Number: N860J Make: Beech
Model: 200 Amateur Built: No Number of Engines:
Engine Type: FAR Description: Part 91: General Aviation Schedule:
Purpose of Flight: Personal Air Carrier: Total Fatal Injuries: 3
Total Serious Injuries: Total Minor Injuries: Total Uninjured:
Weather Condition: IMC Broad Phase of Flight: CRUISE Report Status: Preliminary
Publication Date: 02/26/2020
http://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20200220X10054
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2019.09.28 17:20 autobuzzfeedbot The 50 most miserable cities in America

  1. Gary, Indiana
  2. Port Arthur, Texas
  3. Detroit, Michigan
  4. Passaic, New Jersey
  5. Newark, New Jersey
  6. Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  7. Flint, Michigan
  8. Camden, New Jersey
  9. Warren, Ohio
  10. Huntington Park, California
  11. New Brunswick, New Jersey
  12. Brownsville, Texas
  13. Hialeah, Florida
  14. Bell Gardens, California
  15. Union City, New Jersey
  16. Cicero, Illinois
  17. Trenton, New Jersey
  18. Albany, Georgia
  19. Paterson, New Jersey
  20. Huntsville, Texas
  21. Lynwood, California
  22. El Monte, California
  23. Hammond, Indiana
  24. Huntington, West Virginia
  25. North Miami, Florida
  26. Youngstown, Ohio
  27. Cleveland, Ohio
  28. Miami Gardens, Florida
  29. West New York, New Jersey
  30. Plainfield, New Jersey
  31. Saginaw, Michigan
  32. Jackson, Mississippi
  33. North Miami Beach, Florida
  34. Fort Pierce, Florida
  35. Anderson, Indiana
  36. Palmdale, California
  37. Hallandale Beach, Florida
  38. Reading, Pennsylvania
  39. Harlingen, Texas
  40. Montebello, California
  41. Compton, California
  42. San Bernardino, California
  43. Mansfield, Ohio
  44. Hemet, California
  45. Shreveport, Louisiana
  46. Danville, Virginia
  47. Macon-Bibb County, Georgia
  48. Pasadena, Texas
  49. St Louis, Missouri
  50. Lancaster, California
Link to article
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2019.08.30 00:36 valleyguy Valley Food to Eat, Things to Do, Places to See

"I've Just Moved To" / "I Will Be Moving to the Valley, What Should I Expect?" Helpful Posts: Long List Here

FOOD POSTS & LINKS (Where can I find the best...? As discussed on this sub)
Barbecue best BBQ in RGV 2019?
Brewhouses
Burgers: 1 2 3 4 5
Fried Chicken
Food Trucks
Keto Diet places
Mexican Food: 1 2
Snack Places: 1; Xquinkles Snack Land: (Mission, Pharr, Edinburg, McAllen) Tropical Island Pharr
Steaks
Sushi & Ramen - Yasuke, McAllen
Tacos Posts
Vietnamese/Pho: 1 2 3 4;
Pad Thai
Pan Dulce (Sweet Bread)
Pizza: 1 2 3 4 5 6
Raspas/Snow Cones: Popeye's San Juan
KosheHalal

My Personal Food Picks you should check out:
Meeting people & Making Friends -
@Local Meetup.com groups here

Regularly Updated Local Venues:
Recurring Local Events:

Arcades
Art / Art Classes
Board Games / Card Games / Comics
Bookstores
Bowling
Brewhouses
Car Clubs
Chess
Comedy
Cooking Classes
Computer Classes
Computers, Public Use
D&D
Dancing / Dancing Lessons
DodgeBall "Thank you, Chuck Norris"
Escape Rooms
Flea Markets, "Pulgas" - from legit, to bootleg, to gray market stuff... you'll find it here
Fitness
Haunted Houses
Hockey (Adult & Youth)/ Ice Skating
Karaoke Nights
Knitting & Crocheting
Lasertag
Libraries, Public (check out Mcallen's online e-books & audiobooks lending with the Libby app)
Makerspace
Martial Arts
Model Trains
Movie Theaters
Museums
Music (Live)
Music Lessons
Open Mic Nights
PC Gaming
Photography Instruction
Poker
Pool / Billiards / Darts
Pottery
Programming
Rockets (Model)
Roller Skating / Roller Derby
Sewing Classes
Shooting Ranges
Smoking Lounges / Cigars
Table Tennis
McAllen Table Tennis Club
Thrift Stores
Trampoline Parks
Volunteering
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OUTDOOR RECREATION!
Airsoft
Archery
ATV Tours
Baseball batting cages
Basketball - pick-up games
Beach - South Padre Island
Birdwatching/Butterfly CenteNature Trails
Car Racing
Concerts - Outdoor
Cycling & Running
Disc Golf
Dog Parks
Dog Racing
Fireworks Displays
Fishing
Flag Football
Ultimate Frisbee
GeoCaching
Go Karts
Golf
Historical Sites to visit
Horse Racing
Horseback Riding & Ziplines
Hunting
Hunting Leases
Jetskis, Kayaking & Parasailing
Kiteboarding/Lessons
MiniGolf
Mountain Biking
Mudding/Offroading
Parks, City
Paintball
Picnic areas
Radio Control Hobbies
Rock Climbing
Rugby
Sea Turtles
Scuba Diving Equipment/Lessons
Skate parks
Sky diving
Softball & Kickball
Sports Games
Sports, Intramural
Stand Up Paddle Boarding
State Parks & Camping
Swimming Pools- some with lap swimming & water aerobics
Tennis Courts
Waterparks
Zoo
Visit a Unique place
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2019.04.20 06:00 assessment_bot [ Fatal(1) ] [ 04/09/2019 ] Air Tractor AT 502, Harlingen/ TX

On April 9, 2019, about 1033 central daylight time, an Air Tractor AT-502 airplane, N7314D, collided with high-voltage power transmission lines and terrain while maneuvering at a low altitude near Harlingen, Texas. The commercial pilot was fatally injured, and the airplane was destroyed during impact and a postimpact fire. The airplane was owned by the pilot and operated by Rowland Dusters under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 137 without a flight plan. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the accident site. The local agricultural application flight departed a private airstrip, near Raymondville, Texas, about 1005.
The purpose of the flight was to spray pesticide over a cultivated cotton field. A witness reported that she was driving northbound on Highway 77 when she observed the airplane flying to the west, at a low altitude, when it collided with power transmission lines. She observed numerous sparks when the airplane collided with the power transmission lines and an explosion upon impact with the ground.
According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records, the 77-year-old pilot held a commercial pilot certificate with ratings for single and multiengine land airplanes. His most recent FAA second-class medical certificate was issued on March 27, 2019, with a limitation for corrective lenses. On his application for the medical certificate, the pilot reported having accumulated 25,000 total hours of flight experience, of which 200 hours were flown within the previous 6 months. A search of FAA records showed no previous accidents, incidents, or enforcement proceedings. The pilot's flight history was established using his logbook. The final logbook entry was for a flight review dated March 24, 2016, at which time he had accumulated 27,411 total hours of flight experience.
The airplane, serial number 502-0003, was powered by a 680 shaft-horsepower Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-15AG turbo-propeller engine, serial number PCE-14143, which drove a three-blade, constant-speed, full-feathering, Hartzell HC-B3TN-3D propeller, serial number BUA30488. The single-seat airplane was equipped with a conventional landing gear, flaps, and agricultural application equipment. The airplane had a maximum allowable takeoff weight of 8,000 pounds. The airplane was issued a restricted category airworthiness certificate on June 26, 1987. The airplane's hour meter was destroyed during the postimpact fire, which precluded a determination of the airplane's total service time at the time of the accident. The last annual inspection of the airplane was completed on April 1, 2018, at 10,822.8 total airframe hours. At the last annual inspection, the engine had accumulated 9,762.6 total hours since new. A postaccident review of the maintenance records found no history of unresolved airworthiness issues. The operator reported that the airplane departed with 170 gallons of Jet-A fuel on board and 75 gallons of Malathion pesticide.
A postaccident review of available meteorological data established that day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the accident site. The nearest aviation weather reporting station was located at Rio Grande Valley International Airport (HRL), Searcy, Arkansas, about 8 miles east-southeast of the accident site. At 1052, about 19 minutes after the accident, the HRL automated surface observing system reported wind 190 magnetic at 15 knots, a clear sky, 10 miles surface visibility, temperature 28C, dew point 14C, and an altimeter setting of 29.97 inches of mercury.
The accident site was in a newly planted cotton field, which was the intended field to be sprayed during the flight. The airplane impacted two, 1.108 inch diameter, 345 kilovolt power transmission lines that were strung between two 136 ft tall structures along the eastern border of the field. The airplane subsequently impacted the field about 200 ft west of the powerlines. A fan-shaped wreckage debris field extended about 100 ft from the initial ground impact. The overall distribution of the wreckage was consistent with the airplane traveling west-northwest when it impacted the ground. Red navigation lens material, from the left wingtip, was found at the initial impact with the ground. The main wreckage consisted of the fuselage, empennage, right wing, engine, and propeller. The main wreckage exhibited evidence of a prolonged postimpact ground fire. All airframe structural components and flight control surfaces were identified at the accident site. Flight control continuity could not be established due to impact damage; however, all observed separations were consistent with overstress or damage sustained during the postimpact fire. The flap actuator was found in the fully retracted position. The left wing was highly fragmented during impact. The forward face of the left main wing spar exhibited broad vertical marks 3 ft to 6 ft from the airplane centerline. The observed marks were consistent with contact with a large diameter electric transmission cable. There were two transmission cables conjoined with the main wreckage; one wrapped around the engine and propeller shaft, and the other wrapped around the wing carry-through structure and fuselage. The right wing was largely intact with fire damage to the inboard portion of the wing. There was no evidence of a wire strike on the leading edge of the right wing, horizontal stabilizer, or vertical stabilizer. The fuselage was found upright with significant fire damage. The preimpact position of the powerplant control levers could not be determined due to the deformation and fire damage to the cockpit. Engine control continuity could not be established due to impact and fire damage. The engine remained attached to the fuselage mounts. The inlet case struts were fractured during impact and the accessory gearbox had separated from the engine except for external lines and cables. The 1st stage compressor blades exhibited a tip rub and ingested dirt and organic matter. The engine had separated at the C flange. The downstream side of the compressor turbine disc and blades exhibited rotational scoring from contact with the power turbine vane and baffle. A majority of the power turbine blades had separated from the disc. Several power turbine blade roots and tips were found preceding the main wreckage in the debris field. The remaining turbine blades were displaced forward in the disc and were fractured close to midspan of the airfoil. The disc and blades exhibited rotational scoring on the upstream side from contact with the power turbine baffle and vane. The downstream side of the power turbine blades and disc exhibited rotational scoring from contact with the exhaust duct. The chip detector was removed, and no magnetic debris was observed. The propeller remained attached to the engine. The three propeller blades remained attached to the hub and exhibited spanwise twisting. Two blades segmented during the impact sequence and one blade remained intact with leading and trailing edge gouging near the blade tip. The intact blade also exhibited minor chordwise scratches about midspan. The postaccident examination did not reveal any anomalies that would have precluded normal operation of the airplane before it collided with the high-voltage power transmission lines.
The airplane was equipped with a Satloc G4 agricultural GPS system that provided guidance and analysis for agricultural application operations. The system's non-volatile memory was successfully downloaded using a surrogate airplane. The recovered data did not include continuous position information for the flight; the system was configured to only record limited position data while the pilot depressed the spray trigger. Further review of the recovered data established that the pilot had sprayed one field before the accident. The system did not record any position data near the accident site.
Category Data Category Data Category Data
Event Id: 20190409X51503 Investigation Type: Accident Accident Number: CEN19FA117
Event Date: 04/09/2019 Location: Harlingen, TX Country: United States
Latitude: 26.292500 Longitude: -97.765000 Airport Code:
Airport Name: N/A Injury Severity: Fatal(1) Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Aircraft Category: Airplane Registration Number: N7314D Make: Air Tractor
Model: AT 502 Amateur Built: No Number of Engines: 1
Engine Type: Turbo Prop FAR Description: Part 137: Agricultural Schedule:
Purpose of Flight: Aerial Application Air Carrier: Total Fatal Injuries: 1
Total Serious Injuries: Total Minor Injuries: Total Uninjured:
Weather Condition: VMC Broad Phase of Flight: MANEUVERING Report Status: Preliminary
Publication Date: 04/18/2019
http://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20190409X51503
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2019.03.16 00:41 gsosbee f b i corrupt police

Fbi corrupts police (edit article) by gsosbee Saturday, 16th March 2019 Police & Prisons geral sosbee vs fbi assassins Fb_img_152959973253220180216_090939 Show all 2 images This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
Fb_img_1529599732532 From Dallas to LA to Honolulu and Chiungmai to RGV, Texas, the fbi turns most cops against me when fbi operatives attack me. Fbi corrupts cops all over the world.
From Dallas to LA to Honolulu and Chiungmai to RGV, Texas, the fbi turns most cops against me when fbi operatives attack me.
In large part all police in USA are programmed by fbi to assume the role of ultimate authority in local criminal cases. This means that no one can successfully challenge police routine activities. The following examples are from my personal experience with Texas police in RGV as I am a Target of fbi & fmj death squads.
Brownsville: burglary of my home ignored by police, even though I knew of the prime suspect; threat and assaults against me & my wife by fbi operative who drove his truck in reverse directly at us at high speed. Detective & fbi operative refused our report of vandism of car, and threatened us for filing a "False police report". State trooper stalks me for fbi and fraudulently pulls me over to issue a ticket for no seat belts.
Harlingen: Detective calls for back up as I am in police headquarters seeking information on my report of A&B. The back up cop was there to remind me that police will arrest me if they do not like my attitude.
In another incident at same police headquarters I tried to document the name of a cop who tried to kill me and my wife by toxic fumes . The cop who listened to our evidence was not interested and held his hand on his weapon during our visit.
McAllen cop created a fraudulent report of A & B of my person. When ordered by IA to correct the report the same cop entered incorrect data in order for city prosecutor to refuse prosecution of case. Then, city attorney trashed my complaint against the fbi operative suspect, and refused to meet with me and would not return my calls. When I recently visited McAllen police headquarters to document yet another crime by fbi operative against my person, that same cop on duty in office ( but having no contact with me that day) apparently asked another cop to threaten me by intimidation while I was in the building.
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2018.12.05 21:38 DerangedPrimate I edit OpenStreetMap as a hobby. The Valley maps are terribly empty. What locations should I add?

Last summer, I discovered OpenStreetMap, and as a map lover, I immediately got hooked on editing it. Now, OpenStreetMap is sort of like the Wikipedia of online maps, in the sense that anyone can create an account and begin editing the map. Since the project started in Europe and Americans mainly just stick to Google Maps, many smaller cities and regions have highly incomplete maps, but it seems especially bad here in the Valley.
As for why this is important, OpenStreetMap data is used by many websites and applications, like Snapchat, The Weather Channel, and Pokemon Go, among many others.
Over the past 18 months, I've been doing edits on and off, mainly in Harlingen, Edinburg, and McAllen, and there's still a virtually endless amount of work to do before it's anywhere near useful (for example, many Valley schools are not on the map). So, I'd like to add as many important Valley locations as possible.
With that in mind, what locations, either specific or a category, do you think are most important to add to maps of the Valley? What places would you want people looking at the map to see?
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2018.11.22 22:56 gsosbee My request of City Commission to stop crimes against me in libraries

Dear Honorable Mayor Darling and Commissioners of McAllen Texas:
I am a former fbi Special Agent turned whistleblower.
The last *4 links below are provided as background for your possible consideration of this request for assistance to stop employees and security guards at McAllen Texas public libraries ( Lark Street & 4001 N 23rd St).from harassing and assaulting me at the direction of fbi. I consider all such actions by library employees & security guards as crimes identified as stalking, assault, & threat by intimidation, etc. (Note please that any civil court order by corrupt federal magistrate judge does not empower your staff, et al to engage in crimes against me).
As I am diagnosed by medical doctors with coronary artery disease, my life may be threatened by sneaky attacks by these ignorant minds (who apparently act under direction of your managers and officers).
I have lived in RGV with my wife, for 15 years. During our residence in Brownsville, Harlingen and McAllen, Texas the fbi has continuously engaged in multiple provocative assaults and battery on me by many individuals.
One such assault occurred at the UT (HSC) Harlingen library employee, by Alonzo Yanez: He pled no contest to simple assault & battery of my person. Please see court record near bottom of page at the next link:
http://www.sosbeevfbi.com/part19b-updatefo.html
I have repeatedly asked some of the library officials to stop the offenses committed against me by employees and security guards in the McAllen libraries.
Most recently, I met again with manager Jesse Franco and his female security guard at Lark Street location. After the meeting, he apparently immediately dispatched the same security guard to once again sneak up behind me to harass me in the computer room where I draft many of my papers for publication at Academia.edu.
Denials by these aggressive persons are blatant lies and they know it.
Yesterday, the pleasant Sarai Garcia promised that she would inquire at the libraries regarding my concerns. Ms. Garcia is a kind official at Parks and Recreation and perhaps your input would assist in her efforts. A few months ago, I met with Ms. Kate P Horan (23st), but she was not interested.
  • four links for background data:
http://www.sosbeevfbi.com/affidavit2007.html
https://www.academia.edu/35480556/Biographical_Data_on_Geral_Sosbee
https://www.academia.edu/14337221/what_would_you_do_if
https://www.academia.edu/37807098/Richard_Enos_and_Dr_Tomo_Shibata_Take_Action_Against_Attacks_On_Targets_By_Directed_Energy_Weaponry_an_fbi_cia_inhumane_program_
Please try to stop the offenses against me by your employees & security guards.
Best Wishes for this holiday season
GERAL SOSBEE, Attorney Texas License #18855625 P.O. BOX 3834 MCALLEN TEXAS 78502 (956)509
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2018.11.21 10:27 gsosbee fbi turns ordinary citizens into criminals.

November 20, 2018
fbi hoodlums turn ordinary citizens into criminals.
For 35 years the fbi has tried to prevent me from using a computer. Everywhere I go to use public computers, the fbi sends thugs and police to threaten, assault and provoke me in public libraries. All librarians and all police assist the fbi in their criminal assaults. See my hundreds of reports on topic, especially my reports on the University of Texas HSC, Harlingen and San Antonio, Texas, and see the data on thug Alonzo Yanez who assaulted me in the men’s room at UT Harlingen, HSC. The fbi also destroys any new computer that I buy.
Lately, the fbi sends local security guards and some library personnel at the libraries in McAllen, Texas, to stalk and harass me. I have tried to report the unlawful stalking, but all such efforts are not successful to date. These low level security guards do whatever the fbi and the federal magistrate judge tell them to do to make me feel uncomfortable in the library.
The average person apparently seeks to gain favor with the fbi by harassing me. Thus, the work of TOMO SHIBATA and RICHARD ENOS are particularly significant as applied to my work to expose fbi as cowards, traitors and assassins. See: https://www.collective-evolution.com/2018/11/13/bill-proposal-in-california-targets-those-who-torture-targeted-individuals/
My report on DEW & ELF ATTACKS BY fbi: http://www.academia.edu/37807098/Richard_Enos_Dr_Tomo_Shibata_Geral_Sosbee_Take_Action_Against_Attacks_On_Targets_By_Directed_Energy_Weaponry_an_fbi_cia_inhumane_program_
The fbi exploits the ignorance and fears of almost all people who turn hostile and provocative against me at will. Many other Targets suffer similar assaults by the fbi and the public. Every fbi Special Agent is responsible to bring their corruption to the attention of Congress. Failure to do so represents a felony indictment of each agent and of the fbi hierarchy.
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2018.11.01 01:24 gsosbee Nightmare On All USA Streets

Nightmare On All USA Streets
fbi turns civil society into a cesspool of sinister assassins: I have never in my wildest imagination contemplated the horror that is now imposed on me and other fbi Targets. Neighbors come over to vandalize my home and harass me at all hours of the night and day. fbi provides the neighbors with insects, tarantulas, snakes, rats, ants, dead mutilated animals (including dogs) and the neighbors eagerly plant them on us.
Previously fbi poisoned my beloved Doberman who suffered and later died from the poisoning.
Currently I live in a 55 & over community where a neighbor becomes a psycho in zealous effort to provoke with theft, planting of a snake and generally crazy conduct. I have lived with this insanity of neighbors and fbi agents/stalkers/serial killers for 35 years.
Previously, fbi plants taratulas on my kitchen table under a piece of paper, and on another occasion fbi watched neighbors ransack my condominium. fbi regularly plants cockroaches in and around my home; on one occasion, fbi disabled a roach by removing his legs, and planted the roach in my food in the refrigerator. These incidents are 'gaslighting' and hard to describe and believe (such as unmentionable droppings repeatedly placed at my door, second floor, Honolulu HI.)
My Story: http://www.sosbeevfbi.com/mystory.html
fbi tried several times to kill me using chemicals, biological and viral agents and gasses pumped into my residence. Even a cop in Harlingen, Texas, helped the fbi pump toxic fumes into my apartment. For more data see Academia.edu/SOSBEE.
See also my report on "The Dilemma Facing Men." http://www.sosbeevfbi.com/dilemmafacingciv.html
In some instances ICE threatened to take action against me, using his wife. In another instance a retired border patrol cop came over to threaten me by showing his firearm hidden under his shirt. Cops pull me over to issue or threaten fraudulent citations.
University of Texas cops 'take the cake' in Harlingen and San Antonio, Texas in their decade long effort to stop me from using the computer in their library. These cops coordinated with fbi at least 2 provocative assault and battery episodes using a thug provided by fbi. These cops are led by UT cops Wilson and Bleier. One of their cops, Trevino, actually stated to me in my face, "I may have to arrest you."
Then, the fbi and Senator John Cornyn plot to send Texas DPS and USPI Trey Knipfing to my home to threaten me and my wife on behalf of the fbi.
When I travelled to Dallas for a 50 year high school reuniion, the fbi orchestrated insults and harassment as I entered the reunion hall. I travelled 20 hours roundtrip to the meeting in order to visit for 2 hours with former classmates. What a disappointment.
Now I recognize that our society has gone mad at the direction of the fbi and that all Targets are faced with a lifetime of torture and attempts on their lives and threatened imprisonment. The fbi never stops.
The men and women in prison are faced with decades or life in prison and they can never be forgiven by fbi for alleged offenses. fbi and police, prosecutors, judges thrive on destroying the lives and minds of their prey. Federal Magistrate Judges impliedly authorize all of the felonies which I document. All such cops and judges should be imprisoned, or face the death penalty for crimes against humanity.
Additionally, fbi attacks me for 16 years, 24/7, with DEW and ELF (deep space based weaponry) which is so severe that I am at times incapacitated. The sleep deprivation also causes or makes worse my heart disease, deafness, onset cataracts and other illnesses.
In some instances the fbi forces their Targets into suicide, providing them with instructions & exhortations and weaponry to achieve their final exit. All the Targets suffer while the fbi watches them in real time take their own lives. I document all such criminal conduct as described herein.
See my sworn affidavits, the dilemma facing men, and my papers, particularly , "What Would You Do If" at Academia.edu/SOSBEE. https://www.academia.edu/14337221/what_would_you_do_if
Media, congress, SCOTUS, the general population are part of the 'purge' of our people that I and many others chronicle.
Note that this report is not fictional, but is real and that we do not need Halloween to remind us of the human monsters around every corner.
Indeed, the most horrible ghouls are wearing their regular attire and faces, often appearing as fbi special agents and operatives and of course upstanding neighbors often living right next door. Even pretty faces often obscure ugly, murderous hearts.
END.
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2018.08.15 01:31 subreddit_stats Subreddit Stats: InfrastructurePorn top posts from 2017-08-13 to 2018-08-12 13:37 PDT

Period: 363.90 days
Submissions Comments
Total 1000 9210
Rate (per day) 2.75 25.20
Unique Redditors 376 3719
Combined Score 227891 66822

Top Submitters' Top Submissions

  1. 54111 points, 221 submissions: RyanSmith
    1. Railways as Art: Newcastle Central Station diamond crossings [1200 x 902] (1000 points, 22 comments)
    2. Beijing airport under construction [2255 x 1691] (996 points, 35 comments)
    3. 18th Street rail switch yard in Chicago. June, 1983, [1059 x 1600] (879 points, 22 comments)
    4. Vertical parking, This was an “elevator garage” in Chicago, 33 W. It held up to 48 cars. [2000 x 2416] (783 points, 35 comments)
    5. The updated locks of the Panama Canal in Cocoli, near Panama City under construction [2048 x 1365] (715 points, 29 comments)
    6. The sun shines off the rails of a marshaling yard [819 x 1226] (667 points, 9 comments)
    7. Offshore wind farm [1400 x 924] (653 points, 46 comments)
    8. A worker scales a lattice of steel rods during construction of the Hanford Nuclear Plant in Richland, Washington, in 1980. [2048 x 1359] (602 points, 35 comments)
    9. Old logging trestle [2000 x 1526] (592 points, 12 comments)
    10. Zhivopisny Bridge, Moscow [1000 x 1500] (586 points, 11 comments)
  2. 26624 points, 49 submissions: earthmoonsun
    1. San Francisco Infrastructure [1080x1308] (7431 points, 292 comments)
    2. Train turntable at the Transportation Museum in Spencer, North Carolina, USA [1200x817] [OS] (1041 points, 41 comments)
    3. The 1,630 km long Norway-Sweden border (Photo: Havard Dalgrav) [1037x1555] (1023 points, 44 comments)
    4. Rolling Road Opened In Chongqing, China [930×714] [OS] (885 points, 34 comments)
    5. Road and train track near Bellevue, Texas, USA [OS] [1024x671] (839 points, 19 comments)
    6. Cross Bridge Waltz in Guangdong, China (Guo Ji Hua) [1080x1080] (835 points, 29 comments)
    7. Lasha, British Columbia, Canada [1024x803][OS] (697 points, 16 comments)
    8. Abandoned highway construction to the Jebel Ali Palm Island, Dubai [1500x1221] (688 points, 24 comments)
    9. USS J.F.K. docking in the port of Malta, 2004 [1280x851] (680 points, 40 comments)
    10. The Great Belt Bridge, Denmark [3264x2448] (662 points, 6 comments)
  3. 6646 points, 18 submissions: Punani_Punisher
    1. Corinth Canal connecting the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea [750 x 1089] (714 points, 12 comments)
    2. Berlin Central Train Station (Hauptbahnhof) [2000 x 1250] (643 points, 29 comments)
    3. Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) [1200 x 1596] (639 points, 16 comments)
    4. Drydocks at Hyundai Heavy Industries. Ulsan, South Korea 2015 [2000 x 1334] (609 points, 3 comments)
    5. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) terminals 4, 5, and 6 [1200 x 800] (508 points, 25 comments)
    6. Daniel-Johnson Dam, Quebec, Canada [1031 x 550] (483 points, 11 comments)
    7. Lizard Lifeboat Station launches its lifeboat ‘Rose’ into the waters of Kilcobben Cove, England, 2012 [1821 x 2687] (476 points, 21 comments)
    8. Reading Railway Station. Reading, Berkshire, England, 2014 [2931 x 2214] (457 points, 20 comments)
    9. Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherlands [1920 x 1280] (378 points, 24 comments)
    10. Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal, British Columbia, Canada [1920 x 1080] (350 points, 18 comments)
  4. 5262 points, 26 submissions: Concise_Pirate
    1. NASA heavy lift 747 carries exceptional cargo past Hollywood telecom tower, with two NASA F/A-18 mission support vehicles [2048 x 1638] (929 points, 37 comments)
    2. Bernina Express gaining altitude using the Brusio Spiral Viaduct in the Swiss Alps [1418 x 1883] (598 points, 16 comments)
    3. TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse, French bullet train) crosses an old-fashioned stone viaduct near Cize, France [5062 x 3125] (487 points, 20 comments)
    4. Cooling towers, Soweto, South Africa [4546 x 2962] (460 points, 16 comments)
    5. Bastei Bridge [1080 x 1080] in Saxony, Germany (452 points, 7 comments)
    6. Looking straight down the spillway of the Cleveland Dam in North Vancouver [3668 x 2896] (427 points, 12 comments)
    7. Typical container ship off Bainbridge Island, Washington [4232 x 2085] (402 points, 2 comments)
    8. The stunningly asymmetric Samuel Beckett Bridge, in Dublin [2677 x 1176] (357 points, 17 comments)
    9. U.S. Route 163: the road to Monument Valley [1600 x 1067] (294 points, 7 comments)
    10. Diavik Diamond Mine, northern Canada, in summer [2048 x 1360] (178 points, 6 comments)
  5. 4200 points, 19 submissions: arbili
    1. A light railway train passes through a residential building in Chongqing, China [3766x2354] [OS] (726 points, 58 comments)
    2. Tokyo metro over Kanda river [3000x2140] (620 points, 9 comments)
    3. The river bridges of Chicago [2048x1365] (513 points, 6 comments)
    4. Übersee station, Hamburg [5015x3343] (286 points, 10 comments)
    5. Canadian National Locomotives underneath Turcot Interchange, Montreal [2048x1365] (279 points, 10 comments)
    6. Forth Road Bridge, Scotland [2048x1152] (239 points, 11 comments)
    7. Sunset in Hamburg's warehouse district [1600x1067] (231 points, 7 comments)
    8. Shanghai elevated highways at night [2000x1063] (208 points, 3 comments)
    9. TXLogisik train passing through Solnhofen, Germany [2048x1367] (189 points, 6 comments)
    10. Thames Flood Barrier, London [2048x1366] (163 points, 3 comments)
  6. 4007 points, 16 submissions: XitlerDadaJinping
    1. An Railway Station Under Construction in Jinan, China [ 762 × 530 ] (594 points, 20 comments)
    2. Qinghai-Tibet Railway, China [1222 × 839] (465 points, 18 comments)
    3. Railroading Through Wetland [2698 × 1200] (393 points, 6 comments)
    4. Mazeras Railway Bridge, Kenya [960 × 453] (386 points, 22 comments)
    5. Nairobi-Mombasa Railway in Kenya [1200×800] (382 points, 23 comments)
    6. Railway Bridge on Mombasa-Nairobi Line [1200x800] (348 points, 8 comments)
    7. Railway in Xinjiang, China [1020x640] (302 points, 8 comments)
    8. Train Depot in China [2048 × 1058] (271 points, 9 comments)
    9. Naning City, China [2048 × 945] (261 points, 13 comments)
    10. Catembe Bridge in Maputo Bay, Mozambique [1280x850] (172 points, 10 comments)
  7. 3850 points, 27 submissions: MIIAIIRIIK
    1. Chicago L Turns - [1600 x 1068] (641 points, 25 comments)
    2. Loch Lyon Dam, Glen Loch, Scotland - [2500 x 1724] (409 points, 8 comments)
    3. Hong Kong Tramways - [2048 x 1367] (404 points, 9 comments)
    4. Aerial NYC Roundabout - [1600 x 1066] (383 points, 18 comments)
    5. Toronto Streetcar Loop - [3314 x 4946] (344 points, 10 comments)
    6. Aerial Lisbon Aquaduct - [6000 x 4000] (238 points, 2 comments)
    7. DLR Near Limehouse London - [5472 x 3648] (197 points, 9 comments)
    8. London DLR Station - [2048 x 1365] (170 points, 12 comments)
    9. London Bridge Over Tracks - [3000 x 2250] (150 points, 4 comments)
    10. Damen Station - Chicago - [5233 x 3489] (144 points, 8 comments)
  8. 3648 points, 7 submissions: FoxFoxington
    1. The Beipanjiang Bridge, spanning the Nizhu River in China at a height of 565 metres [1500x1000] (1842 points, 45 comments)
    2. Island D, Kashagan Oil Fields, Caspian Sea, Kazakhstan [4614x2910] (503 points, 22 comments)
    3. A section of Wuppertaler Schwebebahn track (with train) suspended over the river Wupper, near Wupperfeld station, Wuppertal, Germany [3872x2592] (499 points, 21 comments)
    4. Katse Dam, part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, impounds the Malibamat'so River, Lesotho [2272x1704] (454 points, 11 comments)
    5. Seen here lit up in teal, the Story Bridge in Brisbane is the longest Cantilever bridge in Australia [5749x3234] (174 points, 1 comment)
    6. Coloso - built in 2012 by an art collective named DOMA - Buenos Aires, Argentina [818x670] (98 points, 0 comments)
    7. Champlain Bridge was a 666 metre span between New York and Vermont, completed in 1929, demolished in 2009 [2923x1923] (78 points, 8 comments)
  9. 2912 points, 19 submissions: Harrys_Place
    1. Palas, Constanta. 1st urban rail tunnel built in Romania in 1896, now abandoned. It's over 500 m long + 3 km of sunken rail. Thanks to it the cargo trains that went in the harbor would not disturb the city. guilt by eng. Anghel Saligny (440 points, 10 comments)
    2. Budila Bridge, Brasov, Romania - destroyed by yesterday's floods :( in 100 years it was never repaired (380 points, 21 comments)
    3. Junction on A4 highway , Constanta, Romania (369 points, 33 comments)
    4. 1903, 45 m long rail viaduct, Romania (348 points, 8 comments)
    5. Render of the new bridge to be build over the Danube River, in Dobrogea Region, Romania. (301 points, 9 comments)
    6. Lainici Bridge Romania, part of a twin bridges complex, built in 1910 (245 points, 9 comments)
    7. Early 1900s, Romania, Comarnic bridge and waterfall (240 points, 2 comments)
    8. First rail bridge of this type in Sighisoara, Romania (151 points, 9 comments)
    9. Cornetu Tunnel, Romania , 1898, tunnel built under a monastery (87 points, 2 comments)
    10. Mid 30's , Constanta, Romania, art deco style end for a rail (don't know the technical term). O found it a bit unusual. (86 points, 6 comments)
  10. 2665 points, 11 submissions: 100grammacaroni
    1. "The Wall" 800 meter long combination of sound barrier and business complex with a parking on top, A2 Utrecht Leidsche Rijn, The Netherlands [1000 x 667] (540 points, 44 comments)
    2. de Blauwe Roos Roundabout, Winschoten, The Netherlands [997 x 619] (529 points, 23 comments)
    3. Aqueduct Langdeel, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands [1000 x667] (455 points, 15 comments)
    4. 35.000 km of dedicated cycle paths, the Netherlands [1369 × 843] (397 points, 22 comments)
    5. Some random infrastructure, near Nijmegen Arnhem, Netherlands [1600 x 1600] (211 points, 1 comment)
    6. Maasvlakte 2, Rotterdam, The Netherlands [1594x896] (204 points, 5 comments)
    7. Dafne Shippers Cycle Bridge, Utrecht, the Netherlands [1024 x 575] (162 points, 13 comments)
    8. Upgraded viaduct with partial cloverleaf interchange for cars an cyclist opened today in my town, Leeuwarden, Netherlands [2048 × 1534] (79 points, 6 comments)
    9. Construction of the N31 aqueduct, Harlingen, Netherlands [4928 × 3264] (48 points, 1 comment)
    10. Artificial islands Marken Wadden, Markermeer, Netherlands [1536 x 2048] (20 points, 0 comments)
  11. 2465 points, 9 submissions: anitachance
    1. Throgs Neck Bridge, connecting the Bronx and Queens [1381x1500] (539 points, 26 comments)
    2. The Roman aqueduct in Segovia, Spain [1323x1200] (512 points, 14 comments)
    3. The windowless AT&T Long Lines Building in Downtown Manhattan. A telephone exchange and data center, it was built during the Cold War and designed to survive a nuclear blast. [1280x853] (449 points, 33 comments)
    4. Port Newark-Elizabeth in New Jersey [860x575] (401 points, 8 comments)
    5. Water tower in Matamoros, Mexico [OS] [2816x2112] (319 points, 30 comments)
    6. The World Trade Bridge border crossing between the US and Mexico, which handles about 11,000 trucks every day [1200x740] (134 points, 10 comments)
    7. The Port of Charleston, South Carolina [2359x1593] (67 points, 0 comments)
    8. San Lazaro Metro Station in Mexico City [OS] [1024x768] (29 points, 0 comments)
    9. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) [683x1024] (15 points, 0 comments)
  12. 2318 points, 7 submissions: sverdrupian
    1. Petrovsky Park subway station, Moscow. [1600×1065] (542 points, 11 comments)
    2. Assembling a water pipeline from wooden staves, Yukon, Canada, 1908. [2350×1582] (473 points, 24 comments)
    3. Buczyniec slipway on the Elblag Canal, Poland. [xpost /drydockporn][2816×2112] (471 points, 8 comments)
    4. Construction of steel gates of Gatun Lock, Panama Canal, circa 1912. [1000x770] (400 points, 5 comments)
    5. Construction of the Weston Aqueduct, part of the water supply for Boston, Massachusetts, 1902. [4877×3727] (279 points, 12 comments)
    6. Installation of tramway junction, Reading, England, 1903. [3479 × 2832] (100 points, 1 comment)
    7. Channel and chamber house on the Weston Aqueduct, Massachusetts. Landscape designed by the Olmsted Brothers. [1024×680] (53 points, 0 comments)
  13. 2315 points, 15 submissions: maphound
    1. Massive infrastructure changes in Boston over 60 years. 1955 aerial vs current shows new highways, new bridges, new parks, a new lock and dam/ pumping station. Details and interactive links in the comments. OC [2230 x 2876] (621 points, 31 comments)
    2. Boston's most under-appreciated diesel-driven pumps. A peek in the window of the Army Corps of Engineers pumping station at the New Charles River Dam in Boston - They saved the City multiple times. (more in comments) [OC] [3264 × 2448] (339 points, 24 comments)
    3. Boston Logan's new Runway 14. Built after much controversy. The Hilton Hotel was built at the runway end to eliminate the possibility of takeoff on Runway 32 [OC] [2868 × 2120] (280 points, 44 comments)
    4. The massive concrete Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory dwarfs the 1931 Waldo–Hancock Bridge. Amazing that both bridges handle the same span, but they look so different due to steel (tension) vs. concrete (compression) [OC] [2904 × 2242] (267 points, 31 comments)
    5. Massive concrete counterweights on the The Mystic River Bascule Bridge, Mystic, CT [OC] [5472 × 3080] (181 points, 13 comments)
    6. Illustrating what Boston's Inner Belt (I-695) would have done to Central Square as it crossed Massachusetts Ave and eliminated Brookline Street on its way to the Charles River [OC] [1724 × 2666] (151 points, 24 comments)
    7. Boston Logan Airport - The ghost of Boston's Governor's Island and Fort Winthrop are clearly visible in this overlay of a 1938 aerial photo, combined with the current Google aerial. [1088 × 969] OC (See interactive mapping links in the comments) (122 points, 5 comments)
    8. Infrastructure in Boston's Seaport in 1938 was dominated by railroads and shipping. Current aerial from Mapbox shows the dominance of the automobile. New office towers and part of the Big Dig roadway that completed I-90 to Logan Airport are visible. (interactive link in comments) OC [3834 × 2880] (80 points, 1 comment)
    9. 1905 Boston Union Station Photo and Map - High resolution glass plate image. Zoom in...you can see who's using their cell phones :) (64 points, 21 comments)
    10. Megaproject comparison aerials: Rose Kennedy Greenway surface parks replace Boston's 1955 elevated highway. The $15B "Big Dig" project put I-93 underground and has transformed downtown Boston. [OC] [2158 × 3600] (62 points, 15 comments)
  14. 2099 points, 9 submissions: DantesDame
    1. World's steepest funicular has opened: Schwyz to Stoos (Switzerland) with a 110% grade!! [res. unknown] (808 points, 64 comments)
    2. Retaining wall beauty in canton Uri, Switzerland [OS][OC][1600x900] (386 points, 17 comments)
    3. This overpass exists solely to connect the house to the barn [OS] [OC] (332 points, 20 comments)
    4. Overflow spillway on Los Bermejales Reservoir, near Granada, Spain [900x1200][OC] (288 points, 2 comments)
    5. Working on the tram tracks while they are still in use (Switzerland) [1600x1089] (161 points, 9 comments)
    6. Original bridge next to the new one: Crossing the Rio Chico near Orgiva, Spain [1600x1200][OC] (57 points, 0 comments)
    7. Retaining wall on a mountain road in Switzerland [1600x1200][OC] (34 points, 0 comments)
    8. Rotating bridge at Clamecy, France on the Canal du Nivernais (18 points, 0 comments)
    9. Tiny avalanche shed near Gstaad, Switzerland (15 points, 3 comments)
  15. 2006 points, 14 submissions: Red_Spangler
    1. Busy day at PortMiami [1,024px × 768] (x-post from Miami) (405 points, 29 comments)
    2. The Golden Gate Bridge on opening day 1937 (400 x 533) (x-post from HistoryPorn) (372 points, 5 comments)
    3. Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, circa 1934 [879 × 1063] (x-post from HistoryPorn) (276 points, 4 comments)
    4. Three Trains in Vancouver [1024 x 768] (x-post from trains) (271 points, 12 comments)
    5. Battersea Power Station earlier this evening, London [1,024 × 683] (x-post from london) (171 points, 6 comments)
    6. San Francisco Skyline and the Bay Bridge Light Trails [5416 × 3500] (x-post from Cityporn) (133 points, 1 comment)
    7. London Underground under Construction in 1860 (990 x 775) (x-post from HistoryPorn) (102 points, 3 comments)
    8. The Opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge (1932) [620 x 481] (x-post from HistoryPorn) (73 points, 1 comment)
    9. Canary Wharf Tube Station, London (1676x1400) (x-post from ArchitecturePorn) (62 points, 1 comment)
    10. Canary Wharf (London) prior to redevelopment (x-post from CasualUK) (44 points, 4 comments)
  16. 2004 points, 8 submissions: NewRetroPepsi
    1. The Kariba Dam, shared between Zambia and Zimbabwe [1600x1200] (390 points, 6 comments)
    2. Botanical concourse of the Atocha Railway Station in Madrid [1200x800] (358 points, 4 comments)
    3. Gothenburg tram line, Sweden [587x900] (355 points, 4 comments)
    4. Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in Finland [1700x1076] (309 points, 38 comments)
    5. Bathers outside the Svartsengi geothermal power station in Iceland [1024x646] (257 points, 10 comments)
    6. Newport Bridge and Harbor Light, Rhode Island [1280x960] (201 points, 9 comments)
    7. Big Allis generating station in New York City [1400x1050] (69 points, 0 comments)
    8. Can Tho bridge over the Mekong Delta, Vietnam [OS].jpg) (65 points, 0 comments)
  17. 1842 points, 3 submissions: nliausacmmv
    1. Terminal 4 at LAX [1800x1286] (991 points, 15 comments)
    2. Terminal 3 at LAX - 1600x2000 (449 points, 16 comments)
    3. A boneyard at the Mojave Air and Space Port in the Mojave Desert of southern California [1800x1286] (402 points, 26 comments)
  18. 1667 points, 4 submissions: mojave955
    1. Korean DMZ: the most fortified border in the world [1920 x 1280] (771 points, 60 comments)
    2. Oil refineries in Long Beach, California [OC][2048 x 1365] (392 points, 27 comments)
    3. Changwon National Industrial Complex, South Korea [2500 x 1424] (263 points, 10 comments)
    4. Los Angeles International Airport [OC][2048 x 1365] (241 points, 12 comments)
  19. 1366 points, 8 submissions: XXYDown
    1. Puente la noria, Buenos Aires[720X1075] (371 points, 15 comments)
    2. Overpass "El Candado". Salta, Argentina[768X512] (271 points, 6 comments)
    3. Tunel boring machine in Argentina[720x494] (219 points, 5 comments)
    4. Wind Turbine in Argentina (183 points, 5 comments)
    5. Sewer construction in Argentina (161 points, 13 comments)
    6. Highway construction in Buenos Aires[2684X2006] (129 points, 3 comments)
    7. Sewer construction in Argentina[720X480] (17 points, 1 comment)
    8. Solar panels in bus shelters, Buenos Aires, Argentina[720X404] (15 points, 0 comments)
  20. 1225 points, 2 submissions: vndsgn
    1. Chinese Luxury Hotel build into a Quarry (791 points, 33 comments)
    2. Skywalk Gibraltar (434 points, 13 comments)
  21. 1213 points, 2 submissions: jeb2026
    1. Wuhan Railway Station (642 points, 14 comments)
    2. Beijings new airport under construction [1050x788] (571 points, 25 comments)
  22. 1169 points, 6 submissions: GarlicoinAccount
    1. No. 1 Tadami River Bridge, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan [1080×1350][OS] (348 points, 4 comments)
    2. Vaalankurkku railway bridge [2310×1536] (308 points, 2 comments)
    3. Kurilpa bridge, Brisbane, Australia (photo by Andrew Tallon) [1400×933] (163 points, 3 comments)
    4. The Rainbow Bridge across Tokyo Bay [1080x1350][OS] (159 points, 6 comments)
    5. Chunhua footbridge encircling the intersection of Shennan Ave and Nanshan Ave in Shenzhen, China [OS] [640x800] (157 points, 18 comments)
    6. San Francisco Bay Bridge at night [7952×5304][OS] (34 points, 1 comment)
  23. 1158 points, 2 submissions: skidudeaa
    1. Corinth Canal, Greece [2436v1125] (664 points, 16 comments)
    2. Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge. Omaha,NE [OC] (494 points, 12 comments)
  24. 1140 points, 2 submissions: mjomark
    1. Stockholm Court House Metro Station [1684x1284] [OC] (642 points, 21 comments)
    2. Centralbron bridge, Stockholm [992x568] (498 points, 16 comments)
  25. 1126 points, 4 submissions: scottsinct
    1. The 105 meets the 405 in LA [OC] [2048x1365] (433 points, 60 comments)
    2. Flaming Gorge Pipeline Bridge, the highest pipeline bridge in the US, from a flight [OC] [2636x1856] (385 points, 17 comments)
    3. Two solar power installations in the Mohave Desert, from a flight [OC] [2904x1544] (245 points, 24 comments)
    4. From a flight over the Bingham Canyon Open Pit Copper Mine, Utah [OC] [2048x1365] (63 points, 1 comment)

Top Commenters

  1. earthmoonsun (1007 points, 47 comments)
  2. Concise_Pirate (758 points, 94 comments)
  3. RyanSmith (572 points, 90 comments)
  4. maphound (505 points, 72 comments)
  5. boxjellyblues (428 points, 6 comments)
  6. st112570 (408 points, 13 comments)
  7. erikerikerik (369 points, 7 comments)
  8. pizzafourlife (366 points, 32 comments)
  9. MrAronymous (342 points, 50 comments)
  10. InfiNorth (335 points, 32 comments)

Top Submissions

  1. San Francisco Infrastructure [1080x1308] by earthmoonsun (7431 points, 292 comments)
  2. The Beipanjiang Bridge, spanning the Nizhu River in China at a height of 565 metres [1500x1000] by FoxFoxington (1842 points, 45 comments)
  3. Train turntable at the Transportation Museum in Spencer, North Carolina, USA [1200x817] [OS] by earthmoonsun (1041 points, 41 comments)
  4. The only city in Canada with a complete controlled-access ring road: Edmonton, Alberta. by RadagastWiz (1027 points, 93 comments)
  5. The 1,630 km long Norway-Sweden border (Photo: Havard Dalgrav) [1037x1555] by earthmoonsun (1023 points, 44 comments)
  6. Hong Kong from the air [OC] by sinkrate (1019 points, 26 comments)
  7. My bro caught this cool look at Atlanta a couple weeks ago. by colonelfather (1019 points, 26 comments)
  8. Railways as Art: Newcastle Central Station diamond crossings [1200 x 902] by RyanSmith (1000 points, 22 comments)
  9. Beijing airport under construction [2255 x 1691] by RyanSmith (996 points, 35 comments)
  10. Terminal 4 at LAX [1800x1286] by nliausacmmv (991 points, 15 comments)

Top Comments

  1. 541 points: earthmoonsun's comment in San Francisco Infrastructure [1080x1308]
  2. 365 points: st112570's comment in Offshore wind farm [1400 x 924]
  3. 247 points: erikerikerik's comment in San Francisco Infrastructure [1080x1308]
  4. 243 points: mojave955's comment in Korean DMZ: the most fortified border in the world [1920 x 1280]
  5. 243 points: stick_figure's comment in The only city in Canada with a complete controlled-access ring road: Edmonton, Alberta.
  6. 236 points: hombredeoso92's comment in The 1,630 km long Norway-Sweden border (Photo: Havard Dalgrav) [1037x1555]
  7. 219 points: itchy_feet_'s comment in The Beipanjiang Bridge, spanning the Nizhu River in China at a height of 565 metres [1500x1000]
  8. 199 points: ApathyJacks's comment in San Francisco Infrastructure [1080x1308]
  9. 184 points: eodc's comment in San Francisco Infrastructure [1080x1308]
  10. 183 points: boxjellyblues's comment in World's steepest funicular has opened: Schwyz to Stoos (Switzerland) with a 110% grade!! [res. unknown]
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2017.02.14 02:32 Serstious Dump of random TFA point data

Amount of teams/debaters with points

Event Teams
LD 643
CX 373
PF 463
CD 464
FX 488
DX 745
DA 311
HI 310
OO 408
DUO 258
DI 428
Total 4891

Number of qualified teams/debaters

Event Teams
LD 226
CX 132
PF 146
CD 205
FX 130
DX 181
DA 83
HI 108
OO 118
DUO 89
DI 129
Total 1547

Proportion of quals for those with points

Event Proportion
LD .3514
CX .6058
PF .3153
CD .4418
FX .2663
DX .2429
DA .2668
HI .3483
OO .2647
DUO .3449
DI .3014
Total .3162

Most amount of points per event

Event Name School Points
CD Caleb Newton Bowie High School 86
DUO Jacob McIntosh and Kaden Yowell Creekview High School 61
DX Byron Xu Tompkins High School 60
DX Ryan Williams ClearBrook High School 60
FX Spencer Buckner Lake Travis High School 59
LD Logan Reed North Crowley 56
OO Byron Xu Tompkins High School 51
CX Ethan Goode and Pamela Nicole Johnson Barbers Hill 50
DI Lara Olabisi George Ranch High School 49
PF Marina Leventis and Miranda Nutt Colleyville Heritage High School 48
DA Madeline Hiebert and Carter Laramore Seminole High School 39
HI Christian Ingram Harlingen South High School 39

Other random stuff

1.9395 skew in points for anyone with a point
58 people ended off with 11 points
Original data
Qualified teams/debaters
Let me know if I messed anything up
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2017.01.30 14:15 QueeLinx VA Medical Centers Missing from USA TODAY Report [OC]

I enumerated 25 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) missing from a USA TODAY report. According to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), there are 168 VAMCs. Another VA web page tells us there are 152 VAMCs. The USA TODAY report lists only 146 VAMCs.
The USA TODAY reporter used the terms VAMC and hospital as if they were interchangeable. VHA counts 168 VAMCs, not 168 VA hospitals. VA Medical Centers are not synonymous with VA hospitals. Indeed, VHACO abolished its hospital classification in September 2014. No such thing as a VA hospital anymore. The count of 168 VAMCs matches an internal VHA Central Office (VHACO) report dated December 31, 2015.
I compared the data published by USA TODAY with a data set named divipast I published in December 2015, before I retired from VHACO. My data set holds records for 167 VAMCs. I produced my data set from VA Site Tracking (VAST). VAST is the system of record for VHA facilities. Apparently, after I created my VAST data extract, VHACO reclassified one facility as a VA Medical Center, giving a total of 168 VAMCs.
VAST is not public. Instead, a GitHub repository named department-of-veterans-affairs/VHA-Facilities holds a dirty file named VAFacilityLocation.json. In its README file, VA asks data users to identify ”data quality issues” for them.
If there are 168 VAMCs and USA TODAY reported ratings for 146, are 22 VAMCs missing from their report? No. Four of the 146 reported by USA TODAY were classified not as VAMCs, but as Health Care Centers in VAST. As named in the USA TODAY report, they are El Paso VA Medical Center, VA Health Care Center at Harlingen, Southeast Louisiana Health Care System and Chalmers P. Wylie Ambulatory Care Center in Columbus, Ohio.
I found not 22, but 25 missing VAMCs. While all 25 of the missing VHA facilities were classified as VAMCs in VAST, most are not characterized as ”VA Medical Centers” on va.gov. Instead, they are named Ambulatory Care Center, Community Living Center or with another modest description. By classifying 168 of its facilities as VAMCs, is VHA exaggerating its size?
Of the 4 facilities reported by USA TODAY classified not as VAMCS but as Health Care Centers in VAST, all 4 were also classified as Administrative Parent facilities. This suggests some ratings may come from aggregating data from child facilities to the parent level, thus rendering the ratings worthless to patients choosing among VHA facilities. Suppose a veteran resides midway between the Phoenix VAMC and the VA clinic in Scottsdale, AZ. To decide between the two facilities, the veteran needs unsummarized ratings for each.
At best, the star ratings published by USA TODAY are a residue of information. Star ratings for individual restaurants and hotels help consumers choose. But how does VHA management act on star ratings? Do VHA executives tell the director of a one-star VAMC to figure out for himself how to improve to four stars? I do not believe Under Secretary of Health David Shulkin’s claim that star ratings are used for performance improvement.
Without accompanying methodology, the VAMC star ratings are uninterpretable. Are the star ratings only an illusion of quality improvement? In publishing these ratings, did USA TODAY serve the public or did USA TODAY serve VA?
In a later USA TODAY story, the star ratings were reported to have been based in part on the Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning (SAIL) database. When I was employed as a Health System Specialist at VHACO, I did not work with SAIL. I worked with External Peer Review Program (EPRP) data. Internal EPRP performance measurement reports listed records for only 140 VAMCs.
In July 2015, I posted a recommendation to the VA Idea House on the VA intranet. Heading my post Debug Station Identifiers in EPRP Measure Master Reports, I described computer code which mapped some valid values of station identifiers to 11 invalid values. Under top VA management, my Idea reached Review and Evaluation. In early 2016, I noticed the invalid station identifier values had been scrubbed from the EPRP performance measurement report on the VA intranet. Yet the suspect computer code remained unchanged and I continued to find 140 records, including 11 with invalid identifiers, in the file I was assigned to use for input data.
Needless to say, the VAMCs for which no EPRP performance measures were reported did not use them for performance improvement. Moreover, when I was at VHACO, I heard that many VHA facilities ignored their performance measurement scores.
That so few care that the star ratings are incomplete attests to the very little use made of VA performance measures.
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2016.11.26 18:26 ThisIsntMyBurner For Hire - Entry to Mid level IT career

Personal Summary
Over five years of experience in sales and electronic/paper document management. With one turn-key completed Natural Gas Compression Station project, 3 assisted close out of projects, and a year and a half in-field experience in the Oil & Gas Industry. I have the qualities needed from a successful Project Coordinator. Duties include: Tracking and classifying weld maps, customer interfacing, classifying materials/data using specified data management systems, reviewing and auditing of tracking systems, electronic and paper filing, etc. Fast tracking to become a Construction Manager followed by a Project Manager. Currently studying Computer and Electrical Engineering. Proficient in building, testing computers, and cleaning computers of malware and viruses.
Job Skills
• Bi-Lingual (English/Spanish) • Efficient in business software applications - Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) Some VB Code experience • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • High sense of urgency with timely expedition, excellent organizational skills, and high level of attention to detail. • Flexible and adaptable to changing business environments, possess the ability to communicate effectively with individuals throughout all levels of the organization with a professional attitude, demeanor and work ethic. • Type 60+ WPM • Proficient in most drafting Adobe programs
Work Experience
AT&T (Telecommunication Company) – Houston, Texas – Oct 2015 to Present Premise / Installation Technician • Working on the Copper wire and Fiber lines, through repairing, splicing, maintaining & installing satellite dishes • Helping retain customers by providing award winning customer services and resolutions • Running and terminating Ethernet, coaxial cables and fiber lines • Wired telecommunications/Network equipment, switches, routers and cable trays. • Established home & virtual portal networks integrations • Provided site troubleshooting support through testing identification, corrections of issues & escalating situations unresolvable. • Strategically planned network installations according to customer orders technical specifications and manuals.
Valerus Compression – Houston, Texas (and Surrounding Areas) – Feb 2014 to Jun 2015 On-site Controller with Project Coordinator Responsibilities • Maintain Project books and documentation (Piping Isometrics, Reqs, reports, correspondences, etc.) • Tracking NDT’s, classify needs on a construction site. Handled & received materials, contact vendors to find necessary materials • Verified equipment and transmitter tag numbers, compiled the data books & construction volumes. • Populate/Maintain documents within electronic document/data management system • Execute document control maintenance activities such as sorting, revising, uploading, printing, filing, and scanning • Communicate with customers, contractor personnel and others to resolve issues/questions/needs • Research and provide necessary documentation and information to work site, support and personnel • Perform other administrative duties such as generating forms, creating/maintaining spreadsheets, copying, scanning / emailing and filing, etc.
Levinson’s Construction – Houston, Texas (and Surrounding Areas) – Feb 2013 to Feb 2014 Co-OwneProject Manager • Maintain/process project documentation (invoices, contracts, agreements, purchase orders, reports, correspondence, etc.) • Populate/Maintain documents within electronic document/data management system • Execute document control maintenance activities such as sorting, revising, uploading, printing, filing, and scanning • Communicate with customers, contractor personnel and others to resolve issues/questions/needs • Research and provide necessary documentation and information to work site, support and personnel • Perform other administrative duties such as generating forms, creating/maintaining spreadsheets, copying, faxing and filing, etc.
Adesa Auto Auction – Houston, Texas – Jan 2012 to Feb 2013 Lot Specialist/Condition Report WriteDealer Consignment Sales • Maintained/processed primary auction accounts and all applicable documentation both electronic and hardcopy • Set sales, marked units and tracked/verified all units went through appropriate repaimaintenance processes when necessary • Generated electronic condition reports for company record retention • Trained new employees on company policies and procedures
State Farm Insurance – Tomball, Texas – Oct 2011 to Jan 2012 Customer Relations Representative • Maintained/processed insurance claim documentation both electronic and hardcopy • Responsible for auditing/tracking of all assigned claims. • Knowledgeable of company procedures regarding quote processing • Execute document maintenance activities such as sorting, revising, uploading, printing, filing, and scanning • Construct and maintain organized and accessible hard copy paper filing system for record retention • Communicate with management, policy holders and others to resolve issues/questions/needs in a timely manner • Research and provide necessary documentation and information to management and policy holders
Smart Drinks + Nutrition – Houston, Texas/Katy, Texas – May 2008 to July 2011 Store ManageSales Associate • Responsible for greeting customers and answering/routing calls. • Inventory processing and receiving • Responsible for creating/maintaining bi-weekly work schedule • Organize company events such as holidays and sales days
Education 2011​ Kaplan Education, Houston, Texas 2014-Present​ Cy-Fair Lonestar College, Cypress, Texas 2007-2009​ Marine Military Academy, Harlingen, Texas
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2016.02.17 20:05 marcadamcarter The Times They Are a Changin’ …but not for the better in with VA appointments in South Texas

A little reminder about the problem (VA wait times)

It’s been almost two years since news media broke reports on how upwards of 40 United States Armed Forces veterans had died while waiting for healthcare appointments. The controversy, later referred to as the Veterans Health Administration scandal of 20141, provoked the resignation of Secretary Shinseki, criminal investigation of the VA by the FBI, and legislation signed by President Barack Obama concerning the funding and reform of the Veterans Health Administration.
In mid-April 2014, the Veterans Health Administration started an Access Audit process2 . As a result of initial audit findings, 8 locations were flagged for further review.

But how far have they (VHA) come in two years?

At a Veteran’s town hall meeting at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi on February 16th, Joe A. Perez, interim Director for the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (@VCBHCS) touted about how wait times were down and how doctors are now able to see patients within five days of hearing from them3. Unfortunately, the deceptive numbers presented by Mr. Perez during the meeting appeared to be based on “Completed” appointments, not “Pending” (or Scheduled) as was the case during the initial audit findings back in 2014 that brought the issue to light.
If this sounds like comparing apples to oranges, it’s because it is. “Completed” appointments were not individually reported until August 20144. That’s 4 months after initial findings prompted the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to follow up with a review of the 8 Texas facilities. What’s worse is when you actually do compare “Completed” appointment wait times (apples to apples) from 2014 with those of 2016, numbers have actually worsened. (According to statistics collected by the VHA about the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend HCS “Completed Appointments”5) * Primary Care (PC) average wait times went from 4 days (2014) to 5.28 days (2016). * Specialty Care (SC) average wait times went from 2 days (2014) to 9.67 (2016) * Mental Health (MH) average wait times went from 2 days (2014) to 5.66 days (2016)

The Veterans Health Administration Onion

And yes, this will make you want to cry (for our Veterans). After peeling back a layer, it’s easy to see why leadership within the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System are reluctant to compare “Pending” appointment audit findings from 2014. Pending Primary Care (PC) average wait times went up 40% since 2014. While, Pending Mental Health (MH) average wait times increased by 185%. But brace yourself because that’s nothing compared to Pending Specialty Care (SC) average wait times, which have escalated a whopping 1,798% since 2014 (from 1.22 days to 23.16 days).
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2016.02.17 09:57 marcadamcarter The Times They Are a Changin’ …but not for the better with VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System

A little reminder about the problem (VA wait times)

It’s been almost two years since news media broke reports on how upwards of 40 United States Armed Forces veterans had died while waiting for healthcare appointments. The controversy, later referred to as the Veterans Health Administration scandal of 20141, provoked the resignation of Secretary Shinseki, criminal investigation of the VA by the FBI, and legislation signed by President Barack Obama concerning the funding and reform of the Veterans Health Administration.
In mid-April 2014, the Veterans Health Administration started an Access Audit process2 . As a result of initial audit findings, 8 locations were flagged for further review.

But how far have they (VHA) come in two years?

At a Veteran’s town hall meeting at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi on February 16th, Joe A. Perez, interim Director for the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System (@VCBHCS) touted about how wait times were down and how doctors are now able to see patients within five days of hearing from them3. Unfortunately, the deceptive numbers presented by Mr. Perez during the meeting appeared to be based on “Completed” appointments, not “Pending” (or Scheduled) as was the case during the initial audit findings back in 2014 that brought the issue to light.
If this sounds like comparing apples to oranges, it’s because it is. “Completed” appointments were not individually reported until August 20144. That’s 4 months after initial findings prompted the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to follow up with a review of the 8 Texas facilities. What’s worse is when you actually do compare “Completed” appointment wait times (apples to apples) from 2014 with those of 2016, numbers have actually worsened. (According to statistics collected by the VHA about the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend HCS “Completed Appointments”5) * Primary Care (PC) average wait times went from 4 days (2014) to 5.28 days (2016). * Specialty Care (SC) average wait times went from 2 days (2014) to 9.67 (2016) * Mental Health (MH) average wait times went from 2 days (2014) to 5.66 days (2016)

The Veterans Health Administration Onion

And yes, this will make you want to cry (for our Veterans). After peeling back a layer, it’s easy to see why leadership within the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System are reluctant to compare “Pending” appointment audit findings from 2014. Pending Primary Care (PC) average wait times went up 40% since 2014. While, Pending Mental Health (MH) average wait times increased by 185%. But brace yourself because that’s nothing compared to Pending Specialty Care (SC) average wait times, which have escalated a whopping 1,798% since 2014 (from 1.22 days to 23.16 days).
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