Archive for April 2020

A Young Thomas Sowell and Milton Friedman Take on the Fatuous Bromides of Frances Fox Piven — and Demolish Them

I remember watching this on television in 1980.  It was part of Milton Friedman’s Free to Choose series.  This video clip demonstrates two opposing points of view between liberals and conservatives. Piven says “people are born into this world and into a certain status,” and hopelessly stay there, she thinks. Of course, American Exceptionalism is…

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100 Years On The Lincoln Highway

If you like old cars and old roads this video is for you. I grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming living most of the time two city blocks from the Lincoln Highway as it went through town from East to West. In 1963  the age of 17, I hitchhiked from Lima, Ohio to Cheyenne, all of…

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The point that “Huckleberry Finn” so eloquently made

The point that “Huckleberry Finn” so eloquently made is the moral climax of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. It comes in Chapter 31 when the escaped slave Jim is recaptured to be returned to his owner, the widow Miss Watson. On a raft floating down the mighty Mississippi Huck and Jim have formed a…

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The Not So Machiavellian Gretchen Whitmer

Gretchen Whitmer, the Democrat governor of Michigan, is a tyrant seeking new ways to punish the people of Michigan. This governor is ambitious but not very smart. She makes no pretense of persuasion. She is ham-handedly imposing hardship on her people. They have started a recall petition. “Greater Good” and “The Ends Justify the Means”…

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Major Rivers of the United States

Trivia question:  What state is the origin of the most major rivers in the United States? Answer: Colorado is the origin of the most major U.S. rivers.  The Rio Grande, Arkansas and Colorado rivers all originate in Colorado.  Two major rivers begin in Texas, the Red River and the Brazos River.  The only other states…

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Dr. Seth Cory: The Pandemic is Peaking

Dr. Seth Cory: The Pandemic is Peaking If you read anything, read this. It is chocked full of information. It was written by Dr. Seth Corey, Professor, Pediatrics and Molecular Medicine, and on staff in the Departments of Pediatrics, Cancer Biology, and Translational Hematology and Oncology Research at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Cory: Seth Corey…

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