Good morning! Monday, 04 January 2021 09:40:14 CST David-Braverman Chicago, General, Politics, Travel, Work (0) Just an hour or so into the first business day of 2021, and morning news had a few stories that grabbed my attention: All 10 living former defense secretaries joined in an op-ed yesterday condemning the idea of involving the military in election disputes. After repeated warnings, the FAA are proposing $182,000 in fines against an unlicensed drone pilot for 26 violations of FAR Part 107 rules. The BBC rolls its eyes, sighs in exasperation, and takes apart a number of PM Boris Johnson's claims about Brexit. A new points-based immigration system took effect in the UK on Friday. Illinois has converted hundreds of kilometers of railroad rights-of-way into trails over the years; the Tribune has a list. Finally, don't eat icicles. They're basically frozen bird poop.