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My Dad Always Told Me…

All this talk about a “higher education bubble” reminds me of my dad. Who managed to get a lot of lesson learning in between 1866 and 1953. He was a war baby, you know. The Civil War. As if there … Continue reading

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I See The Boffins Are Grasping At Straws Again

I see a mystery hole has formed in the part of Siberia called “the end of the world.” And of course the “I know what it is without seeing it” set are going nuts. Or nuttier than they were, anyway. … Continue reading

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Faster, Please: Artificial Noses Sniff Oout Cancer

CNN notes that trained dogs can sniff out cancers with up to 98 percent accuracy, adn few false positives. Quoting the linked CNN report: Finnish researchers are using a device that conducts molecular analysis of the atmosphere in the “headspace” … Continue reading

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The Cost Of Breakfast Is Up By 24%

Zero Hedge reports the cost of breakfast is up by mare than 24 percent since March of 2013. Yes, virtually all of that increase is due to Federal government action. Strnager

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Hmm: Schizophrenics Have A Genetic Tendency To Smoke Pot

More years ago than I care to contemplate, I was doing some boys work and my boss waved at a patch of marijuana; grown for cordage during WWII, and said, “Y’ know, Chief, some people drive out here from Okie … Continue reading

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“The Alliance With The United States Is Worth Nothing”

Breitbart reports Poland’s Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski has candidly told a former colleague that “Alliance with the United States is worthless and even harmful. Poland faces the Russian Bear and the Prussian Doppel Adler on the other. Between the two, … Continue reading

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What Is Wrong With Open Borders And Amnesty

I see Eric Cantor, voted out because of his stance on “amnesty” is doubling down on his “amnesty for all, now” campaign. What’s wrong with amnesty. The primary problem is economic. I70 years ago, America was booming, and a family … Continue reading

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Just Where Do We Stand On Education

I reminisced ab out education a few days back, pointing out the fact that the general level of high school graduates knowledge has sunk below Junior High levels of 70 years ago. So just where does the United States stand … Continue reading

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Tax For Speeding On British Motorways Goes To $16,000!

A traffic ticket is essentially a tax for those who fail to abide by traffic rules. If your speed limit is 75 you are likely to substantially increase the revenue of the jurisdictions through which you pass. I see England … Continue reading

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Hmm: I See 30 Percent iIs A Passing Grade In Math Class Now

Somewhere in today’s news browsing I saw an item to the effect that 30 percent is a passing math grade in New York City schools. Mr. Esteban, one of my seventh grade mat teachers, would have had a fit. You … Continue reading

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