Category Archives: my rants

various opinions on various topics

A life built on hatred

“WASHINGTON (AP) — In letters from his last hideout, Osama bin Laden fretted about dysfunction in his terrorist network and the loss of trust from Muslims he wished to incite against their government and the West.” After all of the … Continue reading

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Crazy Lawsuits

“When one Michigan woman had her car repossessed, there apparently was still a half-tank of gas still in the car. So what did the woman do? Why, she sued for $5 million, of course!” (from Legal Reform)  Clearly the attorney … Continue reading

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I must be stupid!

We have all been reading about the economic collapse in Europe.  The government bond yields for Spain are rising and soon Spain will follow Greece into a sort of bankruptcy.  So what is behind this collapse?  I read an editorial … Continue reading

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Science or Politics?

As you probably know, there has been a dramatic increase in autism in the past few years. Many scientists are searching for causes and treatments but nothing firm has been found yet. There have been some corrrelations observed between environment … Continue reading

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Capital Stupidity Goes to Court

I just read that a Twin Cities law firm, Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz is suing Wells Fargo bank because the bank didn’t cover their stupidity.  As it turns out, it’s a new low for both lawyers and bankers. The lawyers … Continue reading

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Ignorant Hyperbole

In the Sunday, March 18 Minneapolis Star Tribune column written by Bonnie Blodgett, she has condemned newspapers, the state of Texas and many of the religious people of this country and the rest of the world as being hypocrites.  It … Continue reading

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Fixing the World

The world has had poverty and greed, war and famine and all of the assorted social ills that plague us today, since the earliest proto-humans walked the earth.  When the first religions and governments were being formed, a general awareness … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of the TSA

Have you ever had the TSA agent at the airport force you to throw away a fingernail clipper or a bottle of water?  When I was traveling frequently, I complained about the TSA to the extent that friends and family … Continue reading

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Tattoos on the Heart

I just read “Tattoos on the Heart”, a book about a priest dealing with the Latinos living in the gang infested barrios of Los Angeles.   Then I got an email that complains about how illegally crossing a border into North Korea, Iran, … Continue reading

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justice and greed

I just read a post on Facebook from a college professor who was upset by the huge debts incurred by his students in college.  A quick look at salaries at U of MN shows a part of the problem.  The … Continue reading

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What constitution?

Speaking to a Cary Rotary Club today, N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue said “You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and  to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things. I think we … Continue reading

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