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A phenomenal development

There is a phenomenal development afoot. It is delivering benefits to you. Many people want to stop it. But they will fail. The development is oil and natural gas. On this co... read more...


Banana Republic Budgeting

Suppose you were required by law to do a certain thing. I guess that is the case. The law requires you to pay your taxes. And to insure your car. And to register that car. And... read more...


Picking green losers

These are not the best of times for supporters of green energy. First, politicians and bureaucrats poured billions of our tax dollars into all types of green projects. They f... read more...


To me it looks like fraud

Maybe you will see this differently. To me it looks like fraud. Thirty-four states have passed laws (or are trying to) to stop voter fraud. To stop people from voting illegal... read more...


Witnessing the future

We are witnessing something of great significance. In Iran. I know, I know, enough of Iran already. But this is worth looking at. First, let’s look at one of the biggest les... read more...


Such a curious time

Such a curious time this is. It is a time of treading water for so many of us. Millions who toss around the idea of buying a house, keep tossing. Will prices fall further? Th... read more...


The Campaign

You are about to enter the “Jus’ Us Folks” zone.  That is, the silly season in American politics.  The campaign. When candidates who do not live the way you live, fake it. The... read more...


They are your friends

If you live in an earthquake zone, small earthquakes are your friends. If you live in a healthy society and healthy economy, various crises are your friends. Living in an ear... read more...


Brewin’ For A Boomin’

Is the stock market brewin’ for a boomin’? Earlier I wrote about how similar this period is to the 1970’s and Nixon-Ford-Carter years in office. And how, within a few years o... read more...


Skeletons in the closet

The kafuffle over Herman Cain and women is another example of a blood rule of American politics: If you have a skeleton, someone will splatter it on the national windshield. I... read more...


The Carter Years

This period is identical in so many ways to the Carter years in the White House. Americans were down on America during those years. They had suffered through a lousy economy,... read more...


Disappointment

‘Tis disappointing. This habit we have. Of picking apart the details of what candidates promise us during their campaigns.  First, why do we believe them at all? Does any pol... read more...


US vs. French hospitals

 You might be surprised at what I found in a few hospitals recently. My wife spent time in a large French hospital. Then she entered a large American hospital. The French hosp... read more...


Is there a God?

If you ever doubt there is a god, just watch what some of our politicians get up to. They have no such doubts. They know they are God. Take your debit card, for instance. You... read more...


A Ponzi scheme

Governor Perry dared to blurt that the Emperor is strutting around in the buff. The gov had the audacity to suggest our Social Security system is a Ponzi scheme. His opponent... read more...



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