Category Archives: serious

Wal-mart as the new head of state

(Plucked out of an email.  I cleaned this up a bit, but the factual points are quite intriguing.) 1. Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal-Mart every hour  of every day.  2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute! 3. Wal-Mart will sell more from … Continue reading

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We took ye for granted, and are sorry for it

An era is over. Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) has launched. I have lived through the conception, inception, and now possibly the demolition of one of America’s finest “moments.” Expensive? Heck yeah. But we have taken for granted the basic fact … Continue reading

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High Court Upholds Arizona Law Penalizing Employers Over Illegal Immigrant Workers

This may change the landscape of immigration enforcement forever. This is from the U.S. Supreme Court which binds all of the lower courts, state and federal. The Supreme Court has sustained Arizona’s law that penalizes businesses for hiring workers who … Continue reading

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The fog of disclosure: Why we must see the visuals, but never will

Killing of bin Laden deserves to be fully recorded and reported. Historic events in the life of a nation deserve to be chronicled, accurately and completely. The dispatching of Usama Bin Laden is one of those events. We must see … Continue reading

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Just another ride … with 13,000 friends

Excellence is good — it makes you feel better about everything. The “Bike MS” movement is one of excellence. If you are having difficulty visualizing 13,000 cyclists, so was I. I am not certain that I have fully absorbed the … Continue reading

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Never let a good crisis go to waste

And if you have run low on crises, then create one. Let’s see how that might happen. Continue reading

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Testing HootSuite from the desktop. Now

Testing HootSuite from the desktop. Now to return to the yard.

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Why Do We Let Girls Dress Like That? – WSJ.com

All of which brings me to a question: Why do so many of us not only permit our teenage daughters to dress like this—like prostitutes, if we’re being honest with ourselves—but pay for them to do it with our AmEx … Continue reading

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New look at addiction, and proof of my own sanity

In a recent post I discussed the addiction of exercise, pedaling in particular. Due to the wonders (which sometimes is the curse) of Facebook I discovered a trailer to a movie — one that I will have to own — … Continue reading

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Credible FACTS about Japanese nuclear plants

Forget the hysteria in the media about a “core meltdown.” Too many people have seen The China Syndrome. Thanks to a shared link posted to Facebook by Jim Wreyford I discovered a web site with what appears to contain knowledgeable, … Continue reading

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