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Bernanke Book

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 19:19 No Comments

Is anyone else chuckling at this self-glorifying book title? It’s like a serial arsonist writing a book: The Courage to Yell “Fire.” My fiancé (I can’t take the Photoshop credit) came up with an alternative version since Ben’s beard deserves much more admiration than his courage.

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Government Motors Junk

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 18:35 No Comments

Government Motors continues to produce debris disguised as quality products while political flapjaws derail Volkswagen for giving its customers performance and quality. General Motors Co. said Tuesday it is recalling 1.41 million cars worldwide for fire risks linked to drops of oil on the exhaust manifold — the fourth time since 2008 the automaker has [...]

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REI Opts Out of Mad Friday

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 6:04 No Comments

I guess there won’t be any riots at REI this coming Black Friday, so all cameras are on Walmart. The store is closed and employees have the day off. REI is taking direct aim at the frenzied consumerism that dominates the holidays with a message to do the exact opposite of what Black Friday demands. [...]

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Auto Bubble Shift

Sunday, October 25, 2015 8:17 No Comments

Following car sales can provide insight into the high time preferences of the car-buying masses. Compact car sales vs truck & SUV sales go in lockstep with gas prices with a focus only on today, never tomorrow. Low gas prices, along with almost-zero (or zero) interest rates, is driving this crazed auto bubble. Another one that will [...]

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Children Regulated on Playgrounds

Saturday, September 26, 2015 7:23 No Comments

A Washington school bans the game of tag to ensure the “physical and emotional safety” of students. Folks in the media can’t seem to understand why “safety” is a consideration, yet the kids are being encouraged to play the school’s rough-and-tumble team sports. Of course, the ban doesn’t make a lick of sense, particularly in the context of what [...]

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Grilled Cheese No-Bubble?

Monday, February 16, 2015 21:59 No Comments

To quote the article: …with the goal of becoming the largest operator in the gourmet grilled cheese space. Surely we should have known there *was* such as thing as a “grilled cheese space”? That said, I am a big fan of food trucks – they are very successful at a Mom-and-Pop entrepreneurial level, serving urban [...]

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Vaccinations: Whose Science?

Sunday, February 15, 2015 7:35 7 Comments

This is one very sane and reasoned article from Dr. Donald Miller, a retired cardiac surgeon and professor of surgery on the Left Coast. Don is also a successful writer and public speaker who spent the latter part of his career battling the medicalocracy and it’s politicized junk science. He is a scientist as well [...]

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Altered Apples

Saturday, February 14, 2015 7:19 No Comments

With no process in place to review genetically modified foods, the FDA has declared these apples “that resist browning” to be “safe.” The USDA said it had determined the apples were “unlikely to pose a plant pest risk to agriculture” and they are “not likely to have a significant impact on the human environment”. Just [...]

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Libertarian Purity Quiz

Monday, February 9, 2015 23:01 No Comments

The real test comes when … can you make the distinction between school meals and prison meals? Test your acumen here. (Hint: one has lowfat or reduced-fat milk, and the other has lowfat or reduced-fat milk…)    

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Not Too Legendary to Fail

Monday, February 9, 2015 19:51 No Comments

First it was the Feds banning simple, everyday items from your carry-on luggage in fear of them being repurposed as weaponry. Then away went those wonderful, dry, smashed turkey sandwiches that graced your palate on moderate-length flights. Then there came the cutback in flights and the steep rise in prices, accompanied by mini-bags containing exactly [...]

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