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Capitalism is wasteful

So many people believe that all of the improvements in life are because of capitalism. They think progress would not happen if there was no profit motive. Yet how many times do people do good things just for the sake … Continue reading

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Here’s a dose of reality

Why does it seem that humans go through the vast majority of their life trying to AVOID reality? I was reminded of this while I was hanging my usual (sparse) Christmas lights this year: A few years ago I stumbled … Continue reading

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How obvious does it have to be?

This post could also be titled “How oblivious are you?“ Certain problems seem quite obvious to some, while not apparent to others. Take for example, myself. One time I diagnosed a broken timing belt just by hearing the engine cranking … Continue reading

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OPM

A few years ago, I was at a “real estate seminar” and I was introduced to the term “Other People’s Money”. As much as I’ve railed in the past regarding money matters, I’ll admit that I was naive when it … Continue reading

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Never Forget

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana Today is the 17th anniversary of one of the darkest days in our country’s history and many people say “Never Forget”, meaning that we should never … Continue reading

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The great debate continues

Women base their arguments on tone and inflection. “It’s not what you said, it’s HOW you said it“. Men base their arguments on facts and logic. “I didn’t say that. Why are you even thinking that??” It’s impossible to match … Continue reading

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Book report – “Future Shock”

I think I’ve mentioned it before; I’m not an avid reader. In fact, reading usually makes me quite sleepy, something that I attribute to my parents, who only read to me when it was bed time. I have, however, found … Continue reading

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