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Jim B.: “The donation page you frequently link to puts me off when the suggested amount starts at $1,000. It doesn’t seem democratic. Makes my $20 donation feel cheap!”
☞ The main DNC donation page starts at $10. Until we outlaw big money in politics — as we desperately should — my focus has of necessity been on “major donors” and so have a page that notifies me who’s given so I can send my thanks. Out of laziness — or perhaps wishful thinking — I just use that same page here. It welcomes contributions of any size in the “other” box, whether $20 or $200,000.
Tim Couch: “What ever happened to Borealis’ other assets? Like iron ore?”
☞ Good question. Their iron ore hopes proved to be pipe dreams . . . though they still own deposits that could in some century prove valuable.
Their other efforts — all high tech — is largely dormant while they try to make a fortune from WheelTug (that could fund the rest many times over).
WheelTug, while speculative, is very much real. A great deal of talent and effort are working to make it happen. Fingers tightly crossed.
Quote of the Day
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
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