Tag Archives: Economics

Congress Faces “Frankenfoods” Fight … Or Does It?

Food fights in the elementary school cafeteria repelled us; those since, including the one going on in the U.S. Congress just now, have done the same. A bill in Congress addresses GMO (Genetically Manipulated) food products to the satisfaction of … Continue reading

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U.S. Immigration, Europe, Reality And Phyllis Schlafly

North America and Europe are increasingly rattled by immigration now; it is proving troublesome and neither has yet devised any solution to the resulting problems. Primarily, this represents political decadence and a retreat from reality. All Immigrants are first, emigrants; … Continue reading

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Government Confers Privilege, Not Rights (Very Dull Post)

An honest observer admits that in the human species, men and women seek mates for pleasure, reinforcement and protection. Resulting children remain dependent for well over a decade. People also congregate naturally with others in groups, for the same reasons. … Continue reading

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America’s Figure Skating Faces A Hard Landing

In a recent article, George Rossano pointed to the Russian dominance and American retreat from the top international placements. His observation defines the near future of the sport for very apparent reasons. Figure skating is too difficult, too expensive and … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Passing Scene … (Politically Uncorrected)

Our Saturday Selections, (some annotated): The Federal Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, wants government funded universal public preschool. Apparently, he finds a threat in what parents are teaching kids before age 6 … But maybe he just wishes to help … Continue reading

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Why Are We Stuck With Politicians, When We Need Statesmen?

The short answer: Because that’s whom we elect. (Ouch!) Remember the last war in Europe? No, not WWII; it was the breakup of Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia, two pushed-together assemblages under dictators. Other than those, Europe has been (for Europe) rather … Continue reading

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Figure Skating Isn’t Worth Watching Anymore …(But A Makeup Makeover Won’t Cure Its Ills))

Figure skating and gymnastics are obscure sports for the few. Gymnastics persists on subsidies from taxpayers provided by schools and on profitable private training centers. Figure skating lacks the schools and depends upon ice rinks with higher costs and lesser … Continue reading

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Gleaning From The Passing Scene …(Politically Uncorrected)

Best served with munchies and an aperitif of your choice: CDC Director  Thomas Frieden was at one time, a medical doctor but his license has lapsed, leaving him a bureaucrat only. Flying the Clintons into Iowa to attend Senator Tom … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Passing Scene … (Politically Uncorrected)

We have snatched these bits from current history-in-the-making; we leave the assignment of significance, up to you … Public Pensions In the U.S. face a $2 T shortfall; that’s how much additional money that isn’t there now will be needed … Continue reading

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The U.S, Russia and China: How Long Can A Weakening Lion Hold Off The Jackals?

Russia and China are threats; ISIS is an annoyance. It is one of some hundreds of such groups, including al Shabab, Abu Sayaf, Boko Haram, the Taliban and many others around the world. It is receiving enormous publicity because it … Continue reading

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