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Umpire John Roberts


When you are an umpire and the batter hits a foul ball you are supposed to call it foul. It doesn’t matter if there are two outs in the bottom of the ninth and the home team’s best player is

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Posted in Constitution, Government, Law

What Do We Do Now?


The word “Polio” was once among the most frightening words a parent could hear. Children who had been perfectly healthy would, after contracting the disease, be either killed or severely crippled for life. In the summer, even the hint of

Posted in Energy, Environment, Government, Jobs, March of Dimes, Polio

Pointless Argument


The former NFL football player, Bubba Smith, died this week. After his football career he acted in the Police Academy films. He also appeared in some commercials for “Miller Lite” beer which featured people “arguing” about the reason to buy

Posted in Economy, Energy, Environment, Government, Jobs, Leadership

Budget Vaporware


Actual products have virtues and faults. Promised products are perfect. In the computer industry, machinery (hardware) and programs (software), as delivered, are real. Promised products (Vaporware) are full of air until they become actual products. A few decades ago, vaporware

Posted in Elections, Government, Politics

The Real War


The Animal Planet cable network has been running the program Whale Wars. The show traces the action of a group of volunteers who have given themselves the mission of stopping whaling. Their leader is Paul Watson. He was an early

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Posted in Environment, Government

Dis-Union Movement


From its beginnings, the union movement has worked on the principle of unity or solidarity. Union leaders recognized that they would succeed or fail based on their ability to get their members to understand the need to support union workers

Posted in Blue-collar, Government, Private-Sector, Public-Sector, Unions

Fire and the Wheel


The first two major inventions, or skills, mankind acquired were fire and the wheel. The first epitomizes the ability to manage the forces and energies of nature for our benefit. The second is a simple version of machinery which shaped

Posted in Blue-collar, Energy, Environment, Government, Jobs
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