Monthly Archives: October 2011

Beautiful Modern

A couple years back, Phil gave me several CDs with (mostly) drum-and-bass music — new to me, and his musical obsession at the time. All were very cool, but I had the devil of a time trying to figure out … Continue reading

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Doing it Wrong

A tweet from #OccupyLA. They do know Los Angeles is built in a desert, right? #OccupyLA (@OccupyLA) 10/29/11 8:51 AM To maintain a physical & visual presence- our occupiers require donations of food & water. We have no water fountains … Continue reading

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My brain hurts

This is really, very, VERY basic physics, yet this guy doesn’t get it, but is old enough to use a computer, surf the internet, and post in proper sentences.  Some choice examples: Here is a question you. So a light year … Continue reading

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Why we need patent reform

This page here implies that the US Patent Office doesn’t give out patents left & right (they do), and that an inventor has to have a working prototype before a patent is issued (you don’t). I do love free energy … Continue reading

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Another Response from The Obama Administration & Old “I left my gun in the hot oven” Gil

Like my last post, this is in response to a petition from the White house We The People page.  Here is the petition (one of many that were similar in nature calling for the legalization of pot): Legalize and Regulate … Continue reading

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He asked

And it shall be done Watch Does U.S. Economic Inequality Have a Good Side? on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

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Eight is Enough

Here is what happens when you remove eight zeroes from the federal budgetary figures This helps to understand the US debt: • U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000 • Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000 • New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000 • National debt: $14,271,000,000,000 • … Continue reading

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The White House Responds!

Everyone remember those White House petitions, the “We The People” petitions.  Where the promise was: If a petition meets the signature threshold, it will be reviewed by the Administration and an official response will be issued. And we’ll make sure … Continue reading

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How true

“Government policy has nothing to do with common sense.” And that is not even the funny bit. Watch the whole thing.

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Incentives matter

It’s all about incentives. A funding program might be created with the best of intentions, but if insufficient imagination is applied to the problem of what perverse incentive it can create, and steps are not taken to safeguard against it… … Continue reading

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