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I just read this on Twitter, from @SciencePorn: “If the Sun was scaled down to the size of a white blood cell, the Milky way would be the size of the continental United States.” I started thinking about that. If the sun is the size of a white blood cell (which, by the way, is […]

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Today is Poinsettia Day!

Today commemorates the day American botanist and ambassador Joel Roberts Poinsett died. He originally discovered the Poinsettia (Euphorbia Pulcherrima) in Southern Mexico. Poinsettias are traditionally used as a decorative flower during the Christmas season. Mexicans believe the plants represent the Star of Bethlehem, which is one reason for their association with Christmas. Also, there’s a […]

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10 Fun Things to do With Beer (Besides Drinking It)

This post was inspired by an article I read called “For What Ales You”. A bad pun is always worth repeating 🙂 1. Clean Copper Pots I wish I could try this, but we haven’t owned a copper bottom pot for years. Apparently, the mild acidity in beer is good for cleaning copper. Just pour […]

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I Really Want to Learn How to Write… Good… uh, Well…

Study: PCs Are For Daytime While Tablets Come Alive At Night( marketingland.com). Chitika: Galaxy S III and iPhone 5 web traffic nearing a 50/50 split( androidcommunity.com). Chitika: Google+ shows a 60% downward trend in the sites traffic( nextlevelofnews.com). I read through all the newest Facebook posts available on my phone, then I changed the setting […]

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John Kerry Must Be Worth It, I Guess

It starts: Kerry threatens to cut aid to Israel( israelmatzav.blogspot.com). Russias foreign minister disregarding John Kerry?( en.trend.az). McCain apparently doesnt want to let the entire Benghazi problem go. And whatevers fine in that in that part of the world? We need the responses. We have not gotten the responses. After Meteor, Russian Politician Blames … […]

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Are You Losing Your Health Coverage?

Obamacare Fail: CBO Predicts Drops in Health Coverage( blogs.the-american-interest. com). Senator Says We Should Sacrifice Obamacare To Avoid Sequester( huffingtonpost.com). Much for President Obamas promise that “if you like your healthcare strategy, you can keep your healthcare strategy.” A 2011 study discovered that 30 percent of employers would “certainly or most likely” drop coverage after […]

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Shocking Failure?

The electric car mistake( triblive.com). Teslas Gotcha Blog Catches New York Times Reporter Driving In Circles( forbes.com). Ah, the hybrid car. I keep in mind many years ago when one of the tech mags (Pop Sci, Popular Mechanics, cant remember) had an in depth post about a “homegrown” hybrid car somebody had constructed. Huge automobile, […]

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Can We Inflate Our Way Out of Debt?

Obamas proposed base pay walking could cost D.C. tasks( bizjournals.com). Minimum Wage and Monetary Policy( anirrationalviewoftheirrational.wordpress.com). Whats the Minimum Wage in Your State?( blogs.wsj.com). Obama: We cant cut our method into success. Republicans: We cant tax our way into success. Male behind the drape: Hey, why not inflate our method into prosperity? If you have […]

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16 Trillion

Modern, educated individuals, although we “know our numbers”, still have problems with large numbers. To us its more like “One thousand, one million, one billion … an entire bunch”. We understand that number is out there, but we just cant cover our minds around it. There is simply absolutely nothing to compare it with. Initially, […]

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$2.93!

Visitor Post: When Priced In Gold, The US Economy Is At Depression-Era Levels( zerohedge.com). The odd thing, to me at least, is that this has been ignored by all of Obamas “brilliant” financial consultants. Or, perhaps, neglected due to the fact that it doesnt fit their particular anti-free-market paradigm. Associated articles Now, prior to anyone […]

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