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Oct 09 2017

Let’s Celebrate Columbus Day!

There’s little doubt that humans inhabited North, Central, and South America over 12,000 years ago and that they developed some pretty advanced civilizations, some of which bosted population concentrations (Cities) higher not only than their European contemporaries but larger that they would achieve until nearly modern times. So to say he “discovered” it is a …

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Oct 09 2017

That Was The Week That Was

 

Oct 08 2017

The Missouri Compromise

I was born in French Territory in the Mid-West but I have lived all over New England (well, except for Rhode Island and Vermont) for most of my life. Weird stuff happens all the time and the natives have a very peculiar sense of humor.

Oct 04 2017

Age Appropriate

Among my bad habits is the fact I watch terrible “Reality” TV programming on the History and Discovery Channels. One or the other had a show a while back about a gun shop owner whose claim to fame was that he invented a noise suppressor for an AK-47, something that was generally considered impossible because …

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Oct 03 2017

Failing Up

A person who owes you $10 is a deadbeat. A person who owes you $10 Million is a valued customer. IRS awards multimillion-dollar fraud-prevention contract to Equifax By STEVEN OVERLY and NANCY SCOLA, Politico 10/03/2017 The IRS will pay Equifax $7.25 million to verify taxpayer identities and help prevent fraud under a no-bid contract issued …

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Oct 03 2017

Mike “Mad Dog” Pence

Well, actually his chief of staff Nick Ayers. Pence’s chief of staff floats ‘purge’ of anti-Trump Republicans to wealthy donors By ANDREW RESTUCCIA and MATTHEW NUSSBAUM, Politico 10/03/2017 Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff railed against congressional leaders in closed-door remarks to wealthy donors and called for a “purge” if GOP lawmakers don’t quickly …

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Oct 02 2017

Death And Taxes

Actually, mostly Taxes. Now here’s a subtle point of Modern Monetary Theory that thwarted me for a while but I think I’ve got a grip on it finally. They spend a lot of time emphasizing the importance of Taxes. Wha?! MMT is that feel good stuff about how it doesn’t matter how much money you …

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Oct 02 2017

About My Lab Coat

You know, they’re just an amazing piece of tradecraft- put one on, drape a stethoscope around your neck, dangle a lanyard with any crap laminated badge on it and you can wander around a hospital for days and everyone will think you’re a doctor. The stethoscope costs around $200 so better if you can steal …

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Oct 01 2017

Kate McKinnon Live

  Oh, some other things. More Kate McKinnon! Ok, I see what you’re saying here. (Also with Kate McKinnon) (Kate again) (Kate’s jeans are not woke! Until they are.) SNL is back. Alex Baldwin is back, alas Melissa McCarthy is not. Clearly it is the year of Kate McKinnon. I’m just happy that it’s an …

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Sep 29 2017

You’re Fired!

It’s a Friday News Dump Day, what did you expect? Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price is pushed off the sinking ship, supposedly because of his $1 Million private jet tab (to be fair he offered to pay for $50,000 out of his own pocket!) but in fact because of the failure to deliver …

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