Author Archives: Fred Stiening


A month or so ago, Countess and I streamed the movie “The Founder”, the partly accurate story of Ray Kroc and the founding of McDonald’s. The movie focused on the business relationship between Kroc and the McDonald brothers who designed … Continue reading

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City on a hill

The Countess and I went to see a movie today at a unique movie theater in the far South part of Charlotte called Ballantyne. After the movie, we went out on a third story balcony that circles the lobby with … Continue reading

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November, a time for new beginnings

Everything old is new again

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Donna Brazile: Hillary did rig the primary Tom DeLay did a lot less than tbis…

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The coming war over smelly fruit

Durian is a fruit grown in Southeast Asia. It emits an odor that resembles a variety of unpleasant odors, but apparently the fruit itself is quite pleasant. The China connection China is considering allowing the import of durian from Malaysia, … Continue reading

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Women are analog, men are digital

Earlier today, I proposed the theory that female brains are analog and men’s brains are digital. This has some connection to the notion that “men are from Mars and women are from Venus”. The thesis is that brains of women … Continue reading

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Without Google

A person online verbalized what many of us see – the person said that Google is their brain and they are mentally helpless without doing a Google Search. Without using a search engine, can you identify this product from the … Continue reading

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President Trump to release JFK files

NY Times coverage The “deep state” is likely very unhappy about this development. Fifty-four years is enough time to shield Camelot from public scrutiny. We need to know if Oliver Stone got the facts right. The baby boomers deserve to … Continue reading

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When Free isn’t free

Google Express has invited me to use its “free” delivery service to get deliveries from Wal-Mart, Target, Costco and several other retailers. In addition, my first delivery will be 20% off! What’s not to like about that? Many of the … Continue reading

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FBI: Bill Clinton accepted bribes from Russia for Uranium

The Hill reports Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion … Continue reading

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