GAMBLING: Who knew that Monty Hall had a problem?

Friday, September 30, 2016

https://youtu.be/4Lb-6rxZxx0

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I loved the quiz shows of my era. 

I’m still not sure that I agree with this person’s logic.

(Must be true. I’ve seen it on the INTERNET. And, they could put ANYTHING that wasn’t true on the internet.)

Was my original 1/3 choice bad?

Was it made worse because Monty reduced the odds?

Maybe I’m an old fool who thinks he’s just unlucky, I’d always switch.

If it was my sainted lucky wife, I’d never switch.

Wasn’t it really a 50/50 coin flip, disguised as a 1 in 3 choice?

Argh!

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ECONOMICS: The US Military is obsolete and just misdirected

Thursday, September 29, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/09/fred-reed/bombing-enemies-cant-fight-back/

An Obsolescent Military: Bombing Everything, Gaining Nothing
By Fred Reed
September 26, 2016  

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All of which is to say that while the US military looks formidable, it isn’t particularly useful, and aids China by bankrupting the US. Repeatedly it has demonstrated that it cannot defeat campesinos armed with those most formidable weapons, the AK, the RPG, and the IED. The US does not have the land forces to fight a major or semi-major enemy. It could bomb Iran, with unpredictable consequences, but couldn’t possibly conquer it.

The wars in the Mid-East illustrate the principle nicely. Iraq didn’t work. Libya didn’t work. Iran didn’t back down. ISIS and related curiosities? The Pentagon is again bombing an enemy that can’t fight back—its specialty—but that it seems unable to defeat.

The wrong military, wrong enemy, wrong war, wrong world.

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Wow, Fred Reed had really nailed this one.

Militaries are famous for fighting the LAST war.

The Civil War was fought as if the war didn’t have any accurate weapons. WW1 was fought with massed troops fed into machine guns. WW2 was fought similarly. Etc. Etc. Etc.

Argh!

When will we realize that the Gooferment is fat, slow, and stupid.

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INTERESTING: Tiny Homes — an idea who’s time has come

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/09/no_author/10-incredible-tiny-homes/

10 Tiny Homes With Icredibly Inspiring Design Concepts
By Alexa Erickson Collective Evolution
September 26, 2016

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I have an obsession with tiny homes. Despite not living in one myself, I feel overjoyed that there is a movement that celebrates simplicity, and goes against the grain of everything modern day culture pushes for. Rather than bigger being better, tiny homes exemplify the idea that less is more.

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I’m not obsessed, but, in my next life, I’d love to try it.

I like #3. Rustic Backyard Micro House (154 square feet!)

Rustic Backyard Micro House

I can imagine myself in my old age living comfortable here. (Where do I put the home health aide?)

I can forsee that youngsters will chose this over a giant mortgage and giant student debts.

I can see how developers would build the World War II tract home type subdivisions with huge numbers of these “lots”.

IMHO definitely an idea who’s time has come.

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RANT: Lester Holt — just like Candy Crowley — with a twist!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

http://heatst.com/politics/lester-holt-the-third-debater/

Lester Holt: The Third Debater?
By Heat Street Staff | 11:01 pm, September 26, 2016  

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At tonight’s debate, Donald Trump faced off not just against Hillary Clinton, but against moderator Lester Holt.

  • Hillary’s emails
  • Benghazi
  • The Clinton Foundation

While ignoring these issues, Holt grilled Trump on

  • stop-and-frisk,
  • the birther story,
  • his comments about women,
  • his many bankruptcies,
  • why he hasn’t released his tax returns

— and a host of other issues the media sees as unfriendly to the Republican candidate.

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Disgraceful.

Trump was “Candy Crowley-ied”!

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http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/09/27/lester-holt-spins-debate-for-hillary-6-huge-ways-plays-gotcha-with-trump.html

1)      Jobs: Holt pressed Trump with two questions on how he was going to add jobs even though the first answer discussed renegotiating trade deals.

2)      Taxes: He portrayed the tax plans from the left – Clinton wanting to tax the rich and Trump “calling for tax cuts for the wealthy,” forcing Trump to correct him.

3)      Tax Returns: Trump got hit hard with tax return questions for “business conflicts” while Hillary got a slide on emails, her hidden speeches and Clinton Foundation business conflicts.

4)      Birthers: Holt asked a “birther” question that lasted longer than Clinton’s email answer. He then added three separate follow-ups to jam up Trump.

5)      Iraq: He hammered Trump for supporting the Iraq War, downplaying how Hillary had voted to do the same.

6)      Hillary’s Gaffe: When asked about biased policing, Clinton said, “I think implicit bias is a problem for everyone, not just police.” Holt ignored it, rather than challenge the idea everyone is bigoted.

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http://baltimoregazette.com/clinton-received-debate-questions-week-debate/

Argh!

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10 Things Clinton Was Not Asked During The Debate

(this is a note from the RNC)

#1: The 5 Aides Given Immunity By The FBI Or Her Reckless Secret Server

#2: The Multiple False Statements About How Her “Extremely Careless” Actions Endangered Our National Security

#3: Her “Basket Of Deplorables” Insult Toward Millions of Americans

#4: Clinton Foundation Pay To Play Accusations

#5: Her Failures And Lies On The Attacks In Benghazi

#6: Her Support For Obamacare

#7: Her Deep Support From And Ties To Wall Street

#8: Veterans Affairs Scandal She Arrogantly Called “Not Widespread”

#9: Her Comments About Wanting To Put The Coal Industry Out Of Work

#10: Her Deception And Lack Of Transparency On Her Health

Thoughts?

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Which of the following issues were discussed during last night’s Presidential Debate?

a) The sanctity of life
b) Religious freedom
c) Helping poor children attend a better school
d) Taxpayer-funded abortion

Answer: That’s right. None of the above.  

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POLITICAL: Merge two broke cities to make … what?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3805546/Obstacles-abound-2-poor-US-cities-consider-merging.html

A tale of two VERY poor cities: Cleveland considers merging with East Cleveland in bid to raise them both out of abject poverty 

  • Cleveland officials are looking at development possibilities that exist in its struggling neighbor East Cleveland
  • Cleveland has a shrinking population, entrenched poverty and neighborhoods beset with decay and violent crime

PUBLISHED: 17:29 EST, 24 September 2016 | UPDATED: 06:44 EST, 25 September 2016

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Well, at the very least, the “management” can be downsized?

One would think that a cut in ½ would be possible.

That’s good for the Taxpayers.

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POLITICAL: Is HRC physically fit for the Presidency?

Monday, September 26, 2016

https://youtu.be/P9E6PlCLCYg

I’m not a doctor; nor do I play on TV … … BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), … …

It sounds like “We, The Sheeple” are being lied to again.

This is consistent with the Clinton modus operandi.

Spin, hide, obfuscate, and when in doubt lie!

Argh!

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RANT: Neo-conservatives become neo-liberals?

Sunday, September 25, 2016

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/09/no_author/neocons-remove-mask/

The Neo-Liberals
The Z Man
September 24, 2016

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It is a good reminder that neo-conservatism was always a Progressive heresy and never had roots in Anglo-Saxon conservatism. Modern Progressivism has curdled into a list of hatreds, offering nothing but an increasingly dark vision of society. The neocons are following the same path. Guys like Jeff Jacoby can only tell you what they are not, and increasingly that sounds like “not American.” To be a neocon today is to do little more than spew venom at normal Americans for not supporting wars of choice and unlimited immigration.

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Seems like if Trump wins the “conservatives” will take their warfare / welfare principles off to the D’s.

Can’t hurt for them to go away.

Argh!

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