Category Archives: my rants

various opinions on various topics

Your Caring Government?

The phrase “I’m from the government and I’m here to help” generally makes people quake in fear or laugh like a lunatic.  But in spite of that common reputation, I am encountering a situation that is so bizarre that even the … Continue reading

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More Affordable? Health Care

A couple of days ago I posted a note about the $684 million the feds are spending to promote the health care law.  Today I read that the $684 is only a part of the PR and advertising budget.  The … Continue reading

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Affordable? Health Care

It seems we have been hearing about the “Affordable Health Care” act for years and it is actually getting started now.  So, what is the first thing we do to make health care affordable?  Of course, we spend hundreds of … Continue reading

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Solving the Worlds Problems

Wow!  The US military just put $2 billion dollar submarine into service.   See the story at http://www.startribune.com/local/210458511.html I’m sure the Al Quaida guys will stop all of their attacks now.  Or is it Kim Jong Un who will be so afraid?  Probably not.  … Continue reading

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#Greed is crippling our education system.

In the past I have ranted about the exorbitant incomes of corporate executives that are making it impossible for workers to  earn a living wage and raising the cost of the products and services we get.  Now that same kind of … Continue reading

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Where is God?

I subscribe to a Facebook discussion group of very high IQ people (members of Triple Nine Society) and recently a discussion was started on how people can believe in God when science explains essentially everything.  The person who posed the … Continue reading

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Muslims are not happy!

I received an interesting email from a friend of mine.  Makes a person think… They’re not happy in Gaza .. They’re not happy in Egypt .. They’re not happy in Libya .. They’re not happy in Morocco .. They’re not … Continue reading

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Corporate Craziness

I just read a story in the newspaper (yes, I still read printed newspapers) that Best Buy Corporation profits were down 90%.  In the same story was a small byline that said the new CEO got a hiring bonus of … Continue reading

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News from the Department of Homeland Paranoia!

The latest newsflash-NewsFlash the $100 million security system around JFK airport failed to detect a person entering the airport grounds improperly but the alert officers quickly arrested the man after he walked across two runways and into the terminal.  Whew, … Continue reading

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I’m in the wrong business

I just read a report that a university professor has been awarded a $5 million grant to study life after death. He is actually offering a for-credit class on it! This is not a theology class, it’s a University of … Continue reading

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And now the lawyers follow the shooter

Lawsuits begin in wake of shooting A news item I just saw – “Torrence Brown Jr., one of the Aurora movie shooting survivors, is planning on suing the theater, confirmed his family’s publicist  (his family has a publicist?) on Wednesday. … Continue reading

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Political Parties?

It used to be that the Democrats presented themselves as the party for the working man and the Republicans were the party of business, executives and professionals.  This was a nice arrangement since it provided voters with two choices at … Continue reading

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