Sunday, April 21, 2024

Cause of US Military Deaths

Prior to WW II most deaths didn't happen on the battlefield. Would be curious to find out when suicide became such an epidemic among military personnel. (Via)

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Tucker Carlson Episode 96

- VDH on the epidemic of of violent, crybaby protestors. Agree 100%.

- Scientists are making food from thin air. Article is a few months old but new to me.

- Created an online petition to change NPR's new CEO Katherine Maher's first name to Karen. Please sign the petition. Thanks!

Charlie Munger's 10 Rules for Success

The Raymond Chandler Papers

"I do not write for you, for money or for prestige, but for love, the strange lingering love wherein men may think in cool subtleties and talk in the language of almost forgotten cultures. I like that world." - Raymond Chandler from a 1945 letter)

Enjoying the book so far. Learning a lot about Chandler, the writing business, and the writers of his day.

Saturday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Seems to me that writers like JK Rowling who defend what they believe normally put out good work. Writers who attack her normally put out work they hope will be popular and sell. Those people are usually wrong but they never apologize for their views or work. As always - please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks!

Quotes

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

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Choosing What to Focus On

Friday, April 19, 2024

Jessica - Allman Brothers Band (Live)

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- VDH on the 2024 Presidential Election. He fails to mention RFK Jr. and how his campaign could siphon off a significant amount of Biden supporters.

- You learn something new every day.

- Allman Brothers' Dickie Betts has passed aged 80

- The scaffolding is coming down off Notre Dame de Paris. The cathedral is scheduled to reopen to the public in December.

Bill Burr on the NFL Draft

 

Ever since I first saw this I haven't watched the draft. You know most mock drafts are just made up guesses and as Bill Belichick points out most of the pre-draft info you see from "insiders" is coming from player agents. Don't waste your time.

Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- Analysis true!

- Love this speech

- Agreed!

- My new plan

Friday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

My posts have become more political recently but that's not by design. There's many issues I don't even mention - like Laken Riley's killer being illegally pardoned by the Department of Homeland Security, Mark Milley intentionally standing down on Jan 6th, or Trump's NYC trial jury selection. These topics are both sad and exhaustion and probably like you I already know what I think about the subjects. As always - please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks!

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

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Peter Thiel 0n Distribution

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Take Action

The habit of taking action is one of the most important habits one can develop in life.



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The Anxious Generation - in 7 Minutes

 

Don't Forget the Sunscreen

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Tucker Carlson Episode 95.

- Dan Wetzel on Robert Kraft should be thanking Bill Belichick, not taking shots behind his back. It should be noted that Belichick has done nothing but take the high road in this drama and his stature has only grown because of it. Kraft meanwhile...

- Sadly this could be true

- Marc Andreessen on Google Gemini on AI, Google's "Don't Be Evil" went out the window a long time ago.

Thursday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Things have gotten crazy politically in this country seemingly overnight. We are definitely not heading for a summer of love in the US - quite the opposite. No matter if you pay attention to the news or not. As always please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks! 

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

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Reminder

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Copperhead Road - Steve Earle

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Tucker Carlson Episode 04 on Telegram

- Ernest Hemingway's "Fifty Grand." Called one of the best boxing short stories ever written.

- Never Forget!

- Patriots deny ESPN report that Robert Kraft told Arthur Blank not to trust Bill Belichick

Agreed!

Via

Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- How resumes are built.

- An oldie but a goodie

- I laughed

- This thought will keep me up at night (HT The View from Lady Lake)

Wednesday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Jack Edwards announced his retirement as the Bruins play-by-play man at the end of the season. Just wish Boston could have given him a better regular season sendoff instead of losing 3-1 to Ottawa last night at the TD Garden. May the road rise to meet you Jack. As always - please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks!

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

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NPR Suspends Editor


NPR suspends editor who objected to bias and lack of diversity at company. Enough is enough - defund the taxpayer funded NPR now (and PBS too while we're at it). Sadly this could be true!

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Douglas Adams on Technology

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Jonathan Turley on Trump's new trial in NYC. The real victim here is justice.

- Graham Hancock on Gobekli Tepe. Solid evidence that climate change has always existed.

- Matt Taibbi on NPR's CEO Katherine Maher

- NPR: as if Air America was funded by taxpayers

Some Memes You May Enjoy

 Many a truth is said in jest.

- One of my favorite Conan clips

- Reminder

- I want my reparations

- Heh Heh

Tuesday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Yesterday was a bad day in Boston sports with the Red Sox and Bruins both losing. But it was a great day for memes! So there's that. As always - please Subscribe. hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks! 

The New Patriots Day

April 16th really should be a holiday in the New England states. The date is both the anniversary of Tom Brady being drafted by the Patriots in the 6th round of the 2000 NFL draft and Bill Belichick's birthday. Easily could be a holiday.

Problem is Patriots' Day is already a holiday in Massachusetts (and Maine) which is celebrated since 1969 on the third Monday in April (yesterday). The holiday is supposed to celebrate the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord but that anniversary is technically the 19th of April. Locally this holiday is more known as Marathon Monday as it is the day the Boston Marathon is run (and the Red Sox play a morning game at Fenway).

There should be a way to incorporate Brady and Belichick after all they meant to the region. It would be interesting if more New England states recognized the holiday because they were included.

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

Have a new Quotes for Today up on my Substack. As I've mentioned doing this as a way to thank those who have Subscribed. If you are a Subscriber - you should have received an email. Thanks!

Analysis True!

Via

Monday, April 15, 2024

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Recently read Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and enjoyed it very much. Happened to run across a copy in a book cooperative in Asbury Park NJ and was hooked. Before that I had seen the 1954 movie version of the same name with Kirk Douglas as Ned Land and James Mason as Captain Nemo but remember very little else. Had never even picked up the book before. Now I heartily recommend it (as brain candy only). It makes me want to pick up Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan once more. Loved that series as a kid but as an adult I'm afraid a work from an early age may prove to be too racist. Such was not the case with Rudyard Kipling's Kim (which I also recently re-read again and not as brain candy).

One thing I noticed was that the Nautilus was described as an all-electric vessel. This would make it the first EV described in history long predating the advent of an electric or gas power automobile.

On War

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Is smoking cannabis as bad as smoking cigarettes?

- Mad Max came out 45-years ago this week.

- Bari Weiss: the holiday from history is over. October 7th in Israel.

- Dan Wentzel on Scottie Scheffler winning the Masters

Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- Some temperature humor.

- Sick burn

- That explains it.

- Analysis true!

Patriots Day Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Congrats to Scottie Scheffler on winning the Masters yesterday. He won by 4 strokes mostly by getting better while other challengers were humbled by Augusta and the pressure. Feel free to bestow a Patriots Day gift on me by Subscribing, hitting the Like button, or sharing the Link. Thanks!

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

Have a new Quotes for Today up on my Substack. As I've mentioned doing this as a way to thank those who have Subscribed. If you are a Subscriber - you should have received an email. Thanks!

Reminder

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Farmam Street Knowledge

More Linky Links

More stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Paul Graham on the need to read.

- Scientific integrity and the billions in government funding

- Cool map making website

- Peter Attia on dietary protein and atherosclerosis

Find Something Beautiful Today

Javier Milei and Elon Musk. (Photo via) Headline stolen borrowed from Execupundit.

Sunday Flotsam and Jetsan

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

There's a quote that says that its better to avoid sin than to flee death. That's good life advice that I think most would benefit by. As always please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks in advance and enjoy your Masters final Sunday!

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and I though I'd share.

- Tucker Carlson Episode 93 with Gina Carano

- From the archives: the  four Buddhist mantas for turning fear into love.

- Also from the archives: Paul Graham on how people grow rich now.

- Steve Jobs email to Apple employees the day they passed Microsoft in market cap

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

Have a new Quotes for Today up on my Substack. As I've mentioned doing this as a way to thank those who have Subscribed. If you are a Subscriber - you should have received an email. Thanks!

Faith Over Fear

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Dave Chappelle Meets OJ

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- I support Catherine Herridge. Guessing there's some billionaire somewhere willing to foot her $800 per day fine for not giving up her sources.

- From the archives: Sam Altman on how to be successful. Good advice.

- Tennessee might start a trend

- Some Masters trivia

More Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- Or in New England if someone says something then "How's that" - same thing

- This always makes me laugh

- Mister Rogers was old school OG

- I feel seen

Saturday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Angel Hernandez isn't the umpire fans love to hate - he's an incompetent boob who should have been out of a job long ago. As always - please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks in advance!  

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

Have a new Quotes for Today up on my Substack. As I've mentioned doing this as a way to thank those who have Subscribed. If you are a Subscriber - you should have received an email. Thanks!

Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- I like puns.

- Leftover eclipse humor

- One more OJ joke

- Wait was this Fani Willis' jurisdiction?

Analysis True!

Via

Friday, April 12, 2024

Slavery and Abortion

Via

More Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- I like subtle.

- Have I mentioned I like subtle.

- More leftover OJ humor

- This question will stick with me

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Inflation: Trump vs Biden

- I support this bill 100%. Anthony Fauci was a puppy torturer.

- Kalen DeBoer is bringing his own style to Alabama

- Life Advice

Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- An accurate look at Florida

- Some leftover OJ humor

- I feel seen

- I like subtle

Friday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Tom Brady has said he may come out of retirement if a contending team looses a starting QB late in the season. If that happens I hope it's after Robert Kraft honors the "retired" Brady as a game in Foxboro. Tom definitely deserves the honor but I'd find that situation amusing. As always please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. A little something for the effort goes a long way. Thanks!

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

Have a new Quotes for Today up on my Substack. As I've mentioned doing this as a way to thank those who have Subscribed. If you are a Subscriber - you should have received an email. Thanks!

Inflation

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a true is said in jest.

- Analysis true!

- Talk about backhanded compliments.

- Could be the start of a movement

- That's one way to announce OJ's death

Linky Links

 Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Tucker Carlson Episode 92 on FISA

- Dr. Peter Attia on resistance training and reversing aging,

- Mike Trout vs Mickey Mantle (without all the championships).

- Amen!

Norm Macdonald on OJ Simpson

 

Norm beat OJ to death.

Thursday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Today is the first day of the Masters. A sign to many that Spring is finally here and time to break out the golf clubs. Happy Masters weekend to all who celebrate. As always - please Substack, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks!

I Know Great Art When I See It

 

Quotes for Today

 Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

Yesterday the Red Sox lost their Home Opener, the Bruins lost at TD Bank Garden, and the Celtics lost in Milwaukee. But the weather was nice. Always look on the bright side of life. Please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks!

Thanks Obama!

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Take Action

The habit of taking action is one of the most important thinks one can develop in life.

Have a new post up on Substack on Taking Action.

Please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks!

Reminder - Hoaxes all the Way Down

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Linky Links

Stuff I fund interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Tucker Carlson Episode 91 Israel and Christians

- Uri Berliner's Free Press on working at NPR. People at NPR are just so used to getting funded by taxes that they don't care what he says - but you should.

- Jon Haidt on the effects of social media on our youth.

- The Dalai Lama on individual happiness and success

Farnam Street Knowledge


Active Listening: The Master Key to Effective Communications.

"Listening is difficult because it involves suppressing your ego long enough to consider what is being said before you respond." Listening is a superpower but perhaps the only one that needs to be practiced.

Wednesday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Yesterday the Red Sox lost their Home Opener, the Bruins lost at TD Bank Garden, and the Celtics lost in Milwaukee. But the weather was nice. Always look on the bright side of life. Please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks!

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

Have a new Quotes for Today up on my Substack. As I've mentioned doing this as a way to thank those who have Subscribed. If you are a Subscriber - you should have received an email. Thanks!

Allen Ginsberg

Tuesday, April 09, 2024

Tonic - If You Could Only See

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Jonathan Turley on judge calling out Biden's DOJ for double stand when it comes to Hunter Biden.

- VDH on Is the Great Illusion in Tatters.

- How Michigan lost $1 million in liquor. Perhaps the FBI kidnapped it? (HT Leather Penguin)

- One of my favorite bits of baseball trivia

Find Something Beatiful Today


Solar Eclipse over the Pacific Ocean. (Photo via), Headline stolen borrowed from Execupundit.

Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- Still funny.

- Funny because it's true!

- I'm a bad person for laughing at this

- We're all a little jealous of the elephant

Tuesday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

UConn destroyed Purdue in the second half to win 75-60 over Purdue last night. I only learned this morning when I woke up and found out the score. Like many (I guess) I called it quits at half with the Huskies having a 36-30 lead. The women's championship Sunday had a viewership of 18.7 million. Guessing the game last night didn't reach that many (especially in the second half). As always - please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks!

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

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Today in History


Today is the anniversary of Robert E. Lee surrendering to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox in 1865.  One of the most important dates in US history goes by with little or no mention and we wonder why kids today seem so uninformed.

Monday, April 08, 2024

Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- I have the sense of humor of a 12-year old

- Never saw this commercial before.

- A little eclipse humor

- I like subtlety 

The Power of Compounding

Farnam Street Knowledge


Understanding Your Circle of Competence: How Warren Buffett Avoids Problems. 

Good advice. 

Monday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Yesterday South Carolina was clearly the better team and defeated Iowa to win the women's NCAA basketball championship. It will be interesting if the story is the same for UConn on the men's side tonight. As always - please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks!

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

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Zen Things

Sunday, April 07, 2024

10 Rules for Life by Marcus Aure;ius

Sunday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Don't forget today at 3:00 is the Women's NCAA Basketball championship game between Iowa and South Carolina (-6.5). I know I'll be watching. Please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks!

Farnam Street Knowledge


F. Scott Fitzgerald: A List of Thing to Worry About and Things to Not Worry About

Good life advice from an unexpected source (wouldn't have guessed at Fitzgerald being a decent parent).

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Jonathan Turley on the Left's lack of support for free speech.

- Tucker Carlson Episode 90

- From the archives: Why Dune's litany against fear is good advice.

- Where does $1 US tax dollar go?

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

Have a new Quotes for Today up on my Substack. As I've mentioned doing this as a way to thank those who have Subscribed. If you are a Subscriber - you should have received an email. Thanks!

Reminder

Saturday, April 06, 2024

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Interesting: Bob Iger as Ursula

- Tucker Carlson on why Sage Steele was fired by ESPN

- According to the Biden Administration - laws and norms are for the little people.

- Tucker Carlson Episode 89 on Life Extension. (A Tucker two-for today)

Reminder - We're the Ants

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Saturday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Tulsi Gabbard suggested that Joe Rogan host a Presidential podcast - a conversation instead of a debate. Biden's handlers would never allow that to happen. And if it did you'd have to watch it live because the Secret Service or FBI would seize any proof it ever happened and call it "Russian disinformation" that any podcast ever happened. As always - please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks!

Some Memes You May Enjoy

 Many a truth is said in jest.

- Admit I laughed

- Heh Heh

- Is it bad I want this license plate?

- I have wondered about this very question.

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

"One thing has always been true: That book or that person who can give me an idea or a new slant on an old idea is my friend." - Louis L' Amour

"One mark of a smart person is the ability to learn from people they don't like." - Shane Parrish

"Be quiet, work hard, and stay healthy. It's not ambition or skill that is going to set you apart but sanity." - Ryan Holiday

"Do not dwell on the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." - Buddha

"Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong." - Mandy Hale

"A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today." - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Something seems off with Substack this morning so here's today's quotes for everyone. Please do me a favor and forward to anyone you think may enjoy. Thanks!

Rick Rubin

Friday, April 05, 2024

Friday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Finally home after a trek up and down the East Coast. Go from 80 degree days in South Carolina to coming home to a couple of inches of snow - in April! Please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks in advance!

Rumsfeld's Letter to the IRS

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Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- The making of the movie High Fidelity. I remember the movie mainly for giving the world Jack Black.

- The Daily Coach on Ghost Town Living

- Amazon cuts hundreds of jobs in AWS unit. (HT Steve Landry)

- Oregon recriminalizes drugs after state's huge mistake.

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

Have a new Quotes for Today up on my Substack. As I've mentioned doing this as a way to thank those who have Subscribed. If you are a Subscriber - you should have received an email. Thanks!

Advice I Can't Get Out of My Head

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Thursday, April 04, 2024

Captain America: The Winter Soldier


Release 10-years ago. One of the best Marvel movies.

Education of a Wandering Man

"...I began with short stories, poetry, and a few articles and essays. My apprenticeship as a writer was not in the field of the short story, however, and my first novel was written only after selling more than a hundred short stories.

My first novel I had published appeared in England and was called Westward the Tide. It did not appear in this country until Bantam Books acquired the rights from me many years later.

Usually I am characterized as a western writer. I do not mind that term, but it is not strictly correct." - Louis L' Amour

The Climate Hoax

They say believe the science but they don't want you to believe the evidence you see with your own eyes.

- New study finds no evidence of a CO2-driven warming.

- Artic Sea ice soars to highest level in 21-years.

- The My Pillow guy had it right 15-years ago!

It's has always been a money grab. How dare they!

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Jonathan Turley on Disney vs Florida. He neglects to mention that Disney also has the power to bribe pay these cheerleaders "development deals."

- Tim Ferriss with 9 work related mistakes to avoid.

- Is it funny because it could be true?

- Tucker Carlson Episode 88 - is Mike Johnson being controlled by the Left?

Thursday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Had a Flotsam and Jetsam post ready to go yesterday but accidently erased it. Now, sadly, many of those thoughts and observations are lost to the ether. Won't let it discourage me though. Neither should you. Please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks!

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

Have a new Quotes for Today up on my Substack. As I've mentioned doing this as a way to thank those who have Subscribed. If you are a Subscriber - you should have received an email. Thanks!

Wednesday, April 03, 2024

Mad World - Gary Jules

Knowledge

What is the path to knowledge is one of the most asked questions in life.

Have a new post on Substack addressing this question using some of the quotes I've gathered on the subject.

Feel free to share the post. Everyone should tread the path!

The Wager

Currently reading the book The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder by David Grann. I'm just at the part of the shipwreck just off the coast of Patagonia in the Pacific near the Bay of Pain. Nealy 250 men and boys left England nearly a month before but just 145 survived to be beached. Most dying terrible deaths. So far very well written and hope to finish the book this week.

This is the same author of Killers of the Flower Moon and may have to add that to my list.

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

Have a new Quotes for Today up on my Substack. As I've mentioned doing this as a way to thank those who have Subscribed. If you are a Subscriber - you should have received an email. Thanks!

If I Were President for a Day

If I were President for a day I'd sign an Executive Order saying that if any digital asset or identity theft is caused by someone shown to be in a foreign nation then the victim(s) of the crime would be compensated from any Federal Foreign Aid going to that nation with that Aid package reduced accordingly. Once the aid package reaches zero that's when tariffs on any imports from that country would kick in.

Tuesday, April 02, 2024

Tuesday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts observations post up on Substack.

Sorry for the late posting. As an aside - have you ever noticed that people who say "You understand what I'm saying" never actually say "You agree - right?" But they all assume that to be the case. Just saying. Please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks!

Worth the Time

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Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

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Economically or Morally

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Monday, April 01, 2024

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- David Senra on David Ogilvy

- Could be true

- Daily Coach on Daniel Kahneman

- Funny but true

Sad but True

Via

Some Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- Some left-over Easter humor.

- Excellent question.

- Oh Harvard never change

- I have the sense of humor of a 12-year old.

The Kittyman Sea Shanty

Monday Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

Today is April Fool's Day but to be honest since my kids grew up I haven't done anything to celebrate the day. Can't even think of a good prank story to share. As always - please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks!

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

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Sadly True

Sunday, March 31, 2024

More Easter Memes You May Enjoy

Many a truth is said in jest.

- Actually not a meme (but should be one)

- Sadly this is also true

- Heh Heh

- Also funny

The Ten Commandments


Used to watch this every year at Easter. One of the Easter traditions of my youth. Don't know when that stopped.

Easter Memes You May Enjoy

Easter stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Jesus criticized for lack of diversity among Apostles.

- What would Jesus drive

- Heh Heh

- The Passive Aggression of the Christ

Easter Flotsam and Jetsam

Have a new miscellaneous thoughts and observations post up on Substack.

A little something for you to enjoy over your Easter coffee. Currently in South Carolina and plan to enjoy my Easter here. Hope you enjoy your Easter with you and yours. Please Subscribe, hit the Like button, or share the Link. Thanks!

Quotes for Today

Some quotes I hope may resonate with you.

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Happy Easter

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Linky Links

Stuff I found interesting or amusing and thought I'd share.

- Why I'm Leaving the Cult of Wokeness. (HT Execupundit)

- Tucker Carlson Episode 87 with Cardinal Muller

- Totally believable

- VDH on Gaza - Truths behind all the Lies

Truth

The Importance of a Single Vote


On this date in 1867 the United States purchased Alaska from Russia for the price of $7 million which worked out to about $.02 per acre. This purchase was known at the time as Seward's Folly after Secretary of State William Seward who arranged the purchase. Seward was also in charge of trying to get the Senate to ratify the treaty authorizing the purchase. The treaty was ratified on April 9th but it passed by a single vote. 

Think of that. If one person changed their vote from yes to no - Alaska might not be part of the US today

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