Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Cradle May Fall

“Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine; it is stranger than we can imagine.” –Arthur Eddington Well hell. As Lily Tomlin would say, “No matter how cynical you get, it’s impossible to keep up.” If you can top … Continue reading

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Take No Prisoners

“Don’t look back — something might be gaining on you.” –Satchel Page Is anyone here in danger of becoming too trusting, or insufficiently paranoid? Maybe not. And yet, “THEY” are indeed out to get us, and in ways we don’t … Continue reading

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Maybe It’s Me

“Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.” –Friedrich von Schiller Is the moon full now? On most days, current news headlines just seem sad and discouraging to me. These are also sad. And discouraging too. But somehow the ironies … Continue reading

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Shit Can Happen – Especially When It Has Help

Comment is free Technology didn’t kill middle class jobs, public policy did The story is that innovation rapidly reduced the need for factory workers and other skilled labor. The data just doesn’t support it Dean Baker theguardian.com, Monday 25 November … Continue reading

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Get Those Ears Cleaned!

“Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower “I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day … Continue reading

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