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As you know, WheelTug has designed its 5-inch-wide electric motor to be housed in the nose wheel of its planes (and has orders from 13 or 14 airlines to lease [...]
15 YEAR OLD SEES LITTLE HOPE
Here is the sad tale of Alex Zaragoza, a Peoria, Illinois teen “quickly running out of chances to be the first openly gay anything.” It’s funny — satire from The Onion – but in its way, wonderfully true.
HOW DO THEY *MAKE* THESE ADS?
I mean, do the Norwegians even [...]
You are NOT entitled to a column on holidays (check the “Terms and Conditions”), so — with the market closed yesterday — what you got doesn’t count. Which means that today’s post is entirely new, even though I just added power laces and a photo.
Here’s another view of the 737 damaged at [...]
A FUN FACT ABOUT RONALD REAGAN
In his eight years as President — veto power and all — Ronald Reagan added more to the National Debt than all previous presidents combined. He was not forced to do it to pull the country out of a depression. He was not forced to do it to fight [...]
George Mokray (reacting to yesterday’s item on food waste disposal with his solution): ”I grow worms in my kitchen. Been doing it since about 1977. Here’s a video I made about it back around 1990.”
☞ The worms turn his carrot peels and apple cores into soil. You gotta watch. If there [...]
We spend 2% of GDP on infrastructure versus 4% for the Europeans. This will not end well.
Here’s an idea: why not adequately fund the IRS? There are several good reasons to do so, but one is the added billions in tax revenue (of an estimated $400 billion unpaid each year) we’d then [...]
KYTH, first suggested here several months ago at $22.70, seems to have fine prospects. I sold most of mine yesterday at $49.65 not because of anything negative but because those fine prospects seem now to be at least somewhat less overlooked.
That’s quite different from BOREF, which dropped to $12.95 a share yesterday morning on 5,000 [...]
You’ve seen my argument for raising it:
higher wages = greater demand = stronger economy = greater job growth = virtuous cycle
To which I append:
stronger economy = higher tax revenues & lower safety-net payouts = lower deficits
Well . . . for those who may be unconvinced, here is a [...]
BRAVE NEW SKYSCRAPERS
You’ve got to watch this — a far more efficient way to build tall buildings. And solar turbines placed between each rotating floor. The floors all rotate! Only 90 construction workers on site versus 2,000; the rest doing pre-fab work safely off site. The first — 68 storeys — on the [...]
You know, I could save a lot of time writing these things — and you could save a lot of time reading them — if I were sure you watch Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes on MSNBC every night, and Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central. They do this far better than me, [...]
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Many [managing agents of New York cooperative apartment buildings] promote arbitration and mediation. This would prevent cases like the recent one in which $130,000 in legal fees were exhausted to decide who should pay for window bars costing $924.~The New York Times, October, 1995
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