Archive for January 2020

Four Types of people like socialism

Four types of people like socialism: People in government who think they can spend other people’s money better than those who earned the money. People not in government who think the government can spend the money earned by the people better than the people can. People who think the government will take money from other people and…

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A million new trees? We’re gonna need more CO2

Trump  plans to plant one million new trees next year. Sounds good to me, I like trees. Especially the shade they make. But trees need CO2, it’s plant food. At the current 400 parts per million I don’t think that’s enough to feed a million new trees and the millions of other trees that are…

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Tool Box Killer Dies of Natural Causes After 38 Years On Death Row

Tool Box Killer Dies in Prison:  Lawrence Bittaker, California’s notorious “tool box killer” died of natural causes on death row according to corrections officials.  The San Jose Mercury News reports that Bittaker, who was the ringleader, and an accomplice kidnapped, raped and tortured five teenage girls along the California coast over a span of five…

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Big Win In a Small City Against Red Light and Speed Cameras

From The National Motorists Association: East Liverpool Citizens against Traffic Cameras is a group that has been trying to get a “ban on red-light cameras” measure on the local ballot for a few years. In 2017, City Auditor Marilyn Bosco blocked the group’s proposed referendum by refusing to certify it even though there were enough…

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Discharge of Student Loan Debt in Bankruptcy

If you’re alive you know that college student loan debts are not dischargeable in bankruptcy. That’s true most of the time but not all of the time. There’s this thing called the “Brunner Test” which, if you qualify, allows you to discharge at least some if not all of your student loan debt. It’s a…

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Joe Lieberman Speaks — The Democrats and Iran

An op-ed in the WSJ this past Monday, by former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman President Trump’s order to take out Qasem Soleimani was morally, constitutionally and strategically correct. It deserves more bipartisan support than the begrudging or negative reactions it has received thus far from my fellow Democrats. The president’s decision was bold and unconventional.…

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Living in the “crazy years”

These are the “crazy years” that Robert Heinlein told us would be in the last years of the 20th Century. Looks like those years will be around a while longer. Candle light vigil in Tehran Toronto for Soleimani, the Quds Force general and murderer of hundreds of thousands of people.

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