Monthly Archives: October 2007

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A Prescription at almost 1/10 the price

Lamasil 250 mg made by the pharmaceutical company Novartis is prescribed for internal use to eliminate a type of fungus beneath the nails. A local Walgreen wanted $450 for a prescription. When I was in Canada they said it would…

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Holding PBS Accountable

Saturday night Fox News broadcast the report: Islam vs Islamists. This was originally produced for PBS who refused to broadcast it. The report examines how moderate Muslims are facing the radical Islamic terrorists. It includes footage of women being stoned…

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Turning Down the Nobel

from http://bostonreview.net/BR26.5/campbell.html On October 14, 1964, Jean-Paul Sartre read in Le Figaro littéraire that the Swedish Academy had him lined up for that year’s prize. In fact, the official announcement was not due to be made until the following week;…

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The Next Credit Bubble

In a price update letter from Corey Steel, CEO Paul Darling described abuses in the student loan market. Student loans comprise an 85 billion dollar market, small compared to the mortgage market. Colleges promote certain lenders for fees and consideration.…

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Gridlock is Good

The new Congress with its ambitious agenda stalled in futility on the immigration bill and war funding. They have held 600 oversight meetings and 300 investigations, but other than wasted rhetoric and juvenile political games nothing substantial has happened. This…

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The Presidential Cycle

One of the most studied cycles in stock market analysis is the presidential cycle. The stock market is more likely to perform better in the last two years than in the first two years of a presidential term. There are…

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Juvenile Politics Raises $4,000,000

The Republicans wanted to embarass the Democrats by making them go on record refusing to condemn the MoveOn.org ad condemning their ad mocking General Patreus. Hillary refused to condemn the ad, and Barak HUSSEIN Obama obstained. Barak said it “was…

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Promises That Can’t Be Kept

I received the following e-mail from several sources: > A little history lesson: If you don’t know the answer make your best guess. Answer all the questions before looking at the answers. Who said it?> 1) “We’re going to take…

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Who Likes Ron?

I was walking yesterday and listening to Neal Boortz. Neal is noted to be a bit Libertarian. An e-mail he read expressed dissapointment that he was not supporting the candidacy of Ron Paul, and was allying with the “Likudniks”, a…

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Where Else Would You Hold a Course about YouTube?

A college teaches a course about YouTube. The entire course is taught on YouTube. check it out: http://thefischbowl.blogspot.com/2007/10/youtube-101.html This site is run by Karl Fisch who produced the popular “Did You Know” video also called “Shift Happens” which has been…

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Krugman, Friedman and Steyn on Gore

I hate to sound like a sore loser on this Al Gore Nobel prize issue, so for balance… Paul Krugman writes on the Gore Derangement Syndrome in the New York Times:http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/15/opinion/15krugman.html?em&ex=1192593600&en=da7b1a47329aacb0&ei=5087%0A Which brings us to the biggest reason the right…

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Nobel Losers

For second rate environmental hysteria (first rate hysteria, second rate science) Gore gets a Nobel prize. A great article in OpinionJournal lists the many candidates who did not- Not Nobel Winners Some nominees for next year. Sunday, October 14, 2007…

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Why Stop at 100 Years?

this is a satire- GOP Moves to Label Roman Empire Genocidal by Scott Ott · 36 Comments (2007-10-12) — In the midst of a push by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, to pass a resolution labeling the Ottoman (Turk) Empire…

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Michael Clayton

A pretty decent legal thriller starring George Clooney. Yes it is a typical “big business and big law firms” are evil hollywood scenario, but the plot is interesting even with a few unlikey twists. Most of the characters have some…

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Environmental Trade Offs

Cold Water on ConsensusLomborg debunks.By Mona Charen from a review of Bjorn Lomborg’s new book, Cool It: A Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming in National Review Online http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YzlhZmJlM2JmMTg2ODYxNWE4YWQ2MmI5MjM1NzFjZDI= Lomborg’s book focuses on trade-offs. If we’re going to spend a…

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The Value of a Single College

America has 4,000 colleges and universities. The rest of the world combined has 7,768 institutions of higher education. California has 130 colleges and universities. There are only 14 countries with more than that. What is the value of a great…

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Broadband Penetration

I will add that to my list of favorite band names…. South Korea is the most wired country in the world with 24.9 broadband subscribers per 100 inhabitants. Denmark, Iceland, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, Canada, Norway, Monaco, Belgium,…

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Election Observations

My favorite source of election predictions is Intrade.com, even when I do not like what I observe, which is definitely the case now. check out the predictions at http://www.intrade.com/jsp/intrade/contractSearch/ The current snapshot today: 39% odds Giuliani wins the Republican nomination25%…

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Democrats, Republicans and Socialists

Hillary wants to give every newborn American $5,000 at birth. No, she corrected, that was just an idea, not a policy suggestiion. Now she wants to fund a $1,000 401k matching contribution from the federal government to be paid for…

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Joe Bonamassa

I am a passionate fan of blues guitar greats and one of the greatest is Joe Bonamassa. A young guy playing since age 6, he has the dexterity of a Joe Satriani and the gut soul of Stevie Ray Vaughn.…

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