Category Archives: Commentary

Like Dad Used to Keep It

Every time I look at the transistor radio in my workshop, I think about my Dad. Well, not the radio, really, but the box. See all the wear and tear? That radio box is about 10 years old. Dad’s been … Continue reading

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Getting Away With Something

Then the Lord said, “How great is the outcry against the elitists and their government toadies. They cry out against the poor and say that they toil not, neither do they spin. I must go down and see who is … Continue reading

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Fun Experiment: Same Odds, Different Lucky

There’s a good measure of odds called the “percentile.” Let’s say you have an Stanford-Binet IQ of 150. What are the odds of that? According to http://www.iqcomparisonsite.com/IQtable.aspx, that’s the 99.9110907427 percentile. That means that 1 pe… Continue reading

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Take the nickel.

Old story: if offered a dime or a nickel, the “village idiot” would always take the nickel. Finally the new guy in town says, “I’ve been watching you. You’re not that dumb, why do you always take the nickel?” And the “idiot” says, “Because if I ta… Continue reading

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For My Young Friend Who Is Going to Japan

You might want to think about having your Japanese friends come over here, instead. It would be a kindness.You’re young; a premie baby or cancer 10 years from now is a lot more threatening for you than for us old geezers. Granted, Kyoto is a long … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Cried “Chihuahua!”

The challenge: name one, even one, nuclear incident where what was known at the time was admitted at the time. Windscale (1959): No. Santa Susanna (1959): Came out in 1999. Three Mile Island(1979): Sorry. Chenobyl(1986): To laugh, right? THTR(1986… Continue reading

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Draw Your Own Conclusions

The late 60’s and early 70’s scared the pants off the elite. A group called the “Trilateral Commission” was formed to keep the proles out of politics. One founder of the group was Zbigniew Brzezinski, who was Jimmy Carter’s chief political advisor… Continue reading

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