AM's blog

64GB should be the minimum for the iPhone

W probably made the right decision by getting the larger model

InTrade Redux

I found this in a Facebook Ad.

But for those that don't do Facebook here is a link: and a third party link that talked about it:

David Brooks Is Insane and Shouldn't Play a Shrink But Should See One For His Cognative Dissonance

I found the term Grubergate very interesting. Aggred right away after hearing Brooks OpEd with the article here, that I had yet to read, clearly BrooksGate is in the same catagory as Grubergate.

I have to stop posting on MSIE at work that doesn't have a spell check at work.

Schezic's needs to remind me how to edit my entries

A question for the three or four reeaders that will see this before the end of the year?

Wondering how much Tomatos cost where you live and did you see a price increase in the past few months?

Three times a week I get the junk food special at the Tacco John's here in the mall, but now they are charging 29¢ extra for tomatos because of the price increase.

did a little surfing and got conflicting articles on tomatos being a record crop in CA, but small price increases in FL due to trying to get better pay for labor

Bob McDonnell

Someone on this blog said a few years ago he was a rising star. Who was it? What did they say?

Sam Wang Princeton Election Consortium

I love Rachel Maddow. Last nights show she introduced me to this site:
Wang apparently predicts things at least as well as the guy that looks an awful lot like my nephew.

Something Came to Me While Listening to Fresh Air This Evening.

Tonight's Fresh Air was a rebroadcast from last year. Jonathan Lethem's book "Dissident Gardens" is now out in paperback, hense the excuse for the rebroadcast. Never heard of the book so I looked it up on Audible and here is a review:

A dazzling novel from one of our finest writers - an epic yet intimate family saga about three generations of all-American radicals

At the center of Jonathan Lethem¿s superb new novel stand two extraordinary women. Rose Zimmer, the aptly nicknamed Red Queen of Sunnyside, Queens, is an unreconstructed Communist and mercurial tyrant who terrorizes her neighborhood and her family with the ferocity of her personality and the absolutism of her beliefs. Her brilliant and willful daughter, Miriam, is equally passionate in her activism, but flees Rose¿s suffocating influence and embraces the Age of Aquarius counterculture of Greenwich Village.

Pension Smoothing

Who comes up with this crap?
Why do we put up with this crap?

what other shams do they use to fool us?

My favorite poem


My favorite poem, my -- my favorite poet was Aeschylus. And he once wrote:

Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon
the heart, until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom
through the awful grace of God.

Aeschylus also said for it would be better to die once and for all
than suffer pain for all one's life

I am working hard to wallow in anger, depression, fear and confusion
I plan on skiping depression and move to acceptance as soon as possible
may we all help each other reach that goal

teach only love, it is all you are


Yesterday NJ spoke to me about Andrew Tobias

So I went to his blog, lead story I found it interesting that a week ago I had no clue what a solar roadway was. Five facebook posts, lots of conversation later it is the lead on one of NJ's favorite blogs.

One quote from the AT that loved: Tell me this isn’t the coolest time ever to be alive.

(Because sure, it must have been cool to watch electricity roll out, but you could easily die of the flu at the same time . . . and dentistry was excruciating . . . and boredom was possible! Remember boredom? Today — with all the world’s knowledge, music, movies, books, games and people in your pocket — boredom is an impossibility so long as your device is charged.)

But I also like the quote of the day he picked: 'The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C,' the idea must be feasible.'
~Yale management professor on Fred Smith's paper proposing a reliable overnight delivery service. (Smith went on to found Federal Express).

Better quotes, Better content, Better blogs

On Rememberance Day

Isn't it Time

Honestly, isn't it time that we admit that if you are a member of the NRA or even support it, you are either insane, ignorant, or realize tha it's purpose is not to protect the rights of gun owners but to sell more guns. Period! Full Stop!

Anyone Home

Just wondering

Friedman's Excellent Insight

If It's On Facebook, It Must Be True

are congrats in order?

This Column Made Me Smile

The problem is the Onion is right as Kristof says:

Shrewd reporting about the Ukraine crisis comes from The Onion, which declared that American reaction is evenly divided — between the “wholly indifferent” and the “grossly misinformed.”

The problem is that is the cause of so many of our problems.

It ends by calling the Publicans childish:

It’s heart-stoppingly brave of unarmed Ukrainian soldiers, singing for courage, to walk toward Russian troops who point machine guns at them and then fire in the air. But idle calls from a television studio for Obama to “do something” or to push Putin around, that strikes me as not brave, just puerile.

When will we wake up?

can someone help me with a number question
according to an article in the LA Times citing the USA today the odds of gettintg all the bracket picks correct is 9.2 quintillion to one

So not knowing what a quintillion was i binged it
if i am reading the above link correctly it is much more in the uk than the usa
sonething like a billion billion ir 18 0's
but 30 zeds in the uk

is this right?

Instant Messages vs Thinking

this is a great article:

lots to think about here

I think I am going to blow my sinus' out and think about it while they drain

Made Me Think Of W

A cute story about dead mice, tylenol and snakes
audio available in about an hour
i just head it on ATC Wednesday

Another Harry Tought Me About Hunger

This Harry tought me about something I thought I knew about

The true meaning of Christmas can be explained by Hanukkah Harry
In less than 40 min it will be Hanukkah at the center of the North West Quartersphere

the Wikipedia article is WRONG
I believe!

wsj covers co

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