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Common Craigslist Scams

Recently, I’ve been listing various items on Craigslist. I’ve been getting a lot of these replies: From: craigslist reply Re: item for sale Is the item still available? Email me at some-phoney-email-address@gmail.com Sent from my iphone One even went as far as far as including Sent from my HTC One(TM) X, an AT&T 4G LTE […] Read more

You Can Keep Your (Insurance Policy/Doctor), Can’t You?

I had it in my mind that I was going to avoid being too political, but I can’t help it now. Here’s a story… (By the way, I’m not going to use anyone’s name here. If you want to, you could do a couple searches and figure it out yourself, but it’s not my fault […] Read more

Curation Sucks! And, There is an Alternative

Seems like everyone is on the curation bandwagon, believing it is the be-all and end-all of online publishing. Well, I am going to explain just how stupid that line of thinking is. First of all, think about this. Almost everything that has ever been published on the web is curated content. Say what? You got […] Read more

Where’s My Yacht?

While I was pedalling into work this morning, I was listening to the morning show on KBOI radio. The talk of the day was all about “free” cell phones and other government waste. Wow. I had no idea how stupid this phone program is. Really opened my eyes. The original intent of the program was […] Read more

What’s Up With Microsoft?

This is a rant, and at least partially inspired by a discussion I had a couple weeks ago. Nearly every day I read some sort of new article about the failure of Windows 8, or how the replacement product, currently called “Blue”, is in the works. Why? Are they just trying to repeat the reboot […] Read more

A Scratch Card Buffet

I stopped this morning to pick up some Bandits at a little Stinker station in Caldwell. I had to wait in line for this little old lady who was buying Lotto scratch tickets. “One of those, two of those, uh… one of those, hmmmm… another one of those…”, and so on. It was just like […] Read more
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Hallelujah Song by Leonard Cohen

For whatever reason this song came up on a couple internet searches I did, and I decided to look into it further. Upon reading the information at Wikipedia, I was surprised to learn that Leonard Cohen wrote over 80 verses. The verses we’re familiar with are the ones he eventually settled on. The song must […] Read more

Damn That Global Warming

We got a bunch of snow this winter, unlike the past few years. Of course, what we had was nothing compared to what they got on the Eastern Seaboard. So, I had to kinda wonder about this… A famous climate scientist predicted that the Arctic would be ice-free in five years. Unfortunately for him, that […] Read more

John Kerry Must Be Worth It, I Guess

Secretary of State “Why the Long Face?” John Kerry was under the protection of more security during his recent trip to Virginia than was deployed to Benghazi before last year's terrorist attack. Makes ya kinda wonder, doesn’t it? On Kerry's first day as head of the State Department, four agents were on hand when he […] Read more

Are You Losing Your Health Coverage?

I had a conversation with a liberal a few months ago about Obamacare. I kept asking for him to explain how we’d pay for it, he kept telling me how he was excited a lot of underprivileged people would now have health care. I never got an answer and, needless to say, the “debate” went […] Read more

Shocking Failure?

Ah, the hybrid car. You know, people who have them seem to think they are the slickest thing since sliced bread. I don’t blame them though, the electronics alone are worthy of a NASA space mission. But, can the past crop of hybrid cars really be called “hybrid”? I remember many years ago when one […] Read more

Can We Inflate Our Way Out of Debt?

Obama: We can’t cut our way into prosperity. Republicans: We can’t tax our way into prosperity. Man behind the curtain: Hey, why not inflate our way into prosperity? It’s a simple theory. If you have a lot of fixed costs (mortgage, car loans, student loans, credit cards, medical bills, etc.), and your income doubles, then Read more
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