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June 28, 2012

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Dashed expectations

by Nori
Categories: Government, Politics, Social networking, Wising up
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ken n 1: range of what one can know or understand; “beyond my ken” [syn: cognizance] 2: the range of vision; “out of sight of land” [syn: sight] For some reason beyond my current ken, I expected more from SCOTUS today on their ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Healthcare act.  To say I’m […]

June 16, 2012

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Favorite news sources

by Nori
Categories: Economics, Energy, Feeding the Soul, Government, Politics, Social networking, Taxing the American Public, Wising up
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In my RSS feed (I use Bloglines as I’m still boycotting Google) I have over 30 hard and soft news sources.  I can get away with having this many because most don’t produce a lot of data daily.  For example, one of my favorite singers, Diana Krall, adds concert dates every couple months.  I subscribe […]

June 16, 2012

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Where the news is

by Nori
Categories: Feeding the Soul, Government, Politics, Social networking
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Over the last six months the way I get my news has changed.  I used to be a devotee of Fox, but the cancellation of Judge Napolitano’s Freedom Watch was the end of a slow change. Napolitano’s show was the one I would watch faithfully.  Fox’s cancellation signaled a shift by Fox toward a more […]

April 24, 2012

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Going postal

by Nori
Categories: Government, Social networking, Wising up
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The USPS is facing big problems.  They can’t afford to meet their pension obligations, a problem which is the result of poor management (nobody can do poor management quite like the government), union manipulation (the root of the pension problem in the first place) and a really poor business model.  So, what to do, what […]

April 4, 2012

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Assigning homework

by Nori
Categories: Government, Politics, Taxing the American Public, Wising up
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If you’ve been following the news, you know SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) had hearings last week on three things involving the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act. On day one they heard arguments to determine if they could hear arguments . . . it was one of those “it’s a tax!”, “no, […]

April 1, 2012

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Still riding the “ain’t no such thing” global warming horse

by Nori
Categories: Economics, Energy, Feeding the Soul, Government, Politics, Wising up
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The rain can stop any time now. If it doesn’t, I’m considering ark building as a potential hobby. There’s lots going on in the global warming debate. Much of the steam has seeped out of the global warmists’ engine. Poland, among other EU eastern border countries, has told the rest of the EU to eff […]

March 27, 2012

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On Nancy Reagan and Jane Fonda

by Nori
Categories: Feeding the Soul, Government, Politics
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Does it bother you at all that avowed socialist Jane Fonda is slated to play the iconic Nancy Reagan? I have to say . . . it bothers me a lot. Not only because I don’t want the nation’s memory of Mrs. Reagan soiled by being associated with such an un-American person, but because I […]

March 24, 2012

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What’s in it for me?

by Nori
Categories: Feeding the Soul, Government, Politics, Wising up
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Are you a fully actualized citizen? You can determine your status by answering one question. When you reflect on the federal government and ponder “what’s in it for me”, what are your expectations? What is it you expect the government to do for you? If you haven’t really studied government, how it was designed to […]

December 3, 2011

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Just when you thought the TSA couldn’t possibly get any stupider . . .

by Nori
Categories: Government, Politics, Wising up
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. . . they do. The whole story is here => http://reason.com/blog/2011/12/02/the-fashion-police-aka-tsa For those of you needing a definition of “replica” . . . replica n : copy that is not the original; something that has been replicated [syn: reproduction] Now compare that to bas-relief. bas-relief \Bas`-re*lief”\, n. [F. bas-relief; bas law + relief raised work, […]

November 18, 2011

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Hearings on tax reform

by Nori
Categories: Economics, Government, Politics, Taxing the American Public, Wising up
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I watched the Senate’s hearing on “Could Tax Reform Boost Business Investment and Job Creation?“.  It’s fascinating. I’ve noted the important parts below. Listen to any bits that interest you. There are four tax reform presenters (Entin, Stone, Mastromarco and Hanlon) and about a dozen lawmakers listening and answering questions. Each presenter has five minutes […]


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