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Your state?

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Here’s an  entertaining quiz  which purports to figure out which state you reside in,  based on your answers to a few questions.   It didn’t guess my state correctly,  but it did pick one in the same rough geographical region.

 

 

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December 17, 2017 at 3:57 pm

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What is Bitcoin?

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Charlie Martin offers a  timely tutorial  on Bitcoin,  and the alleged attributes which have made it so valuable to certain segments of the population.   You may still be somewhat puzzled after processing Martin’s article,  but at least you will grasp why governments and central bankers hate it and why people who want to evade such control are desperate to get it.

UPDATE:  This is a  view of Bitcoin as a fraud by the man who inspired the “Wolf of Wall Street.”

 

 

 

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December 16, 2017 at 3:23 pm

Geminid meteors appearance…

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If you haven’t been looking for them or at them,  you have probably waited too long, but plenty of people will have gotten photos of the  celestial event  for this year.   If I find some more shots,  I’ll add them as an update.

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December 15, 2017 at 3:51 pm

Think corporate tax reform won’t work?

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Then please explain why European leaders have  their panties  in a collective wad at the thought that Trump might undo some of the damage done by years of bad tax policy.  They are reduced to shrieking such changes “could give American companies an advantage over foreign rivals”.   Now do you begin to understand what liberals and progressives have been doing to our economy for years,  assisted greatly by RINOS and Deep Staters and other misguided and just plain stupid politicians.

European leaders are worried because they know lowering our corporate rates will make our companies more competitive.  Progressives generally know it as well,  but they are much more interested in controlling the populace through monetary policies and don’t care much about the consequences.

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December 14, 2017 at 3:08 pm

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Jones the winner…

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Democrat Doug Jones appears to have eked out a win in the  special election  in Alabama,  although his opponent  has not yet  conceded.  I wonder if Alabama’s working class will enjoy watching Jones squander the taxes they work so long and hard to pay.   I’m sure most of that state’s Republicans would have preferred someone other than either Luther Strange or Roy Moore as a candidate,  and yes,  the allegations against Moore did hurt.   I wonder why they never came out before.

I’m also sure that Jones will screw up and that Democrats will so overplay their hand at having finally won a race that Jones will have a very hard time being re-elected.  After all, he promised to be something he has never been in his life,  and the people who shrieked that they could never support Moore will now have to explain how they helped Alabama by following their convenient consciences.  It will be interesting to watch Jones turn and twist like a pretzel as he tries to hide how he votes rather than square it with what he said during his campaign.

This probably  does a decent job of summarizing the mess.

 

 

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December 13, 2017 at 2:34 pm

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Special election in Alabama…

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Let me be clear  —  I don’t envy Alabama voters of any persuasion their choices today.   I’m not the only one  expecting trouble.

I am disturbed by the  rigged poll  FOX News is touting.  I am astonished that any Alabama voter believes Democratic candidate Doug Jones is anything other than a wanna-be Beltway critter,  despite Barack Obama campaigning for him,  along with various other black politicians with higher aspirations,  and massive funding from Democratic super Pacs. I was acquainted with the late Senator Howell Heflin, and Mr. Jones did not work alongside him.

I don’t know Roy Moore.  I am  perturbed by all the allegations of misconduct,  though I find it more than a little strange that not one of the accusers seems to have done the basic proper things one should do when a man is behaving inappropriately:  slap his face as hard as you can, knee him in the groin and tell him off.  Not one of the accusers seems to have mustered the wherewithal  to complain  to a responsible adult at the time.  Instead, they all waited decades to come forward.  Of course,  the first tell is that anyone trotted out by Gloria Allred inevitably turns out to be misleading at best.  Ms. Allred apparently doesn’t make her money by winning cases, but by taking hefty chunks of the settlements she engineers.  As for the Democrats’ sudden conversion to purity, just recall the waitress sandwiches of Teddy Kennedy and Chris Dodd,  and remember that no one  ever died  in Roy Moore’s car,  nor has anyone claimed to be his rape victim.

 

 

 

 

 

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December 12, 2017 at 3:13 pm

Dino tail…

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dinosaur tail  preserved in amber has been found in Myanmar.  It isn’t a very large specimen, but it clearly shows the wee beastie had feathers, not scales,  so this first of a kind discovery is making huge waves in the scientific world.

 

 

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December 11, 2017 at 3:22 pm

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