Monthly Archives: October 2015

How Ships and Missiles Are Like Armored Knights and Gunpowder …

China and some other countries now have supersonic anti-ship missiles that can be submarine launched hundreds of miles from the target. The missile will travel just above sea level at about 600 miles per hour and accelerate to three times … Continue reading

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Politicians, Presidents, Economists and Other Liars (Versus Will Shakespeare)

The consumer spending scam so handy for politicians is fizzling. As with any scam, reality sooner or later catches up. The economic scam says that when consumers are spending, makers and sellers are busy and the economy is well; when … Continue reading

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Presidential Debates Are Becoming More Fun … (For The Candidates)

 A Republican presidential election debate is ongoing as this is written. As with the preceding Republican and Democratic campaign speeches that have previously pretended to be debates, the presentations are crafted more as entertainment than as political substance. A new … Continue reading

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A Word (And Some Gold Doubloons) To The Wise …

As more and more writers warn of the impending world financial collapse, what lies beyond that we will profit by considering? Even the Pollyannas selling our present ‘recovery’ seem strained these day, as though they might not believe in their … Continue reading

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A Government By Any Other Name Would Smell The Same …

It came to us last night in our favorite thinking place, standing in the shower waiting for the soap to rinse off, that “Socialism,” “Communism,” “Welfare Capitalism” and the endless list of other euphemisms related thereto are only snake oil, … Continue reading

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Western Civilization And Its Mandate Of Heaven …

In China, the Communist Party government retained the Mandate of Heaven; it dropped failed Communist economics and retained power while Russia’s Soviet government collapsed. Chinese governments have long concerned themselves with keeping the people’s confidence. They avoid going down with … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

So another batch of accumulated information: One of the reasons Social Security pensions won’t rise but it costs us more to live: How the US government doesn’t notice inflation. (Well, one of them.) NOTE: Those with Medicare premiums withheld from … Continue reading

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