Author Archives: Fred Stiening

Recognize my face?

So maybe there is an unintended benefit to wearing a face mask!  

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Barry Farber has died at age 90

Not everyone is going to know who this is.  Barry was pretty unique.   He knew a lot of stuff about a lot of stuff.   He was a Southerner who would not be intimidated by political correctness.   He did not … Continue reading

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Earthquake / tsunami in Russia – 7.8

So if you live in California and a Tsunami is headed your way, can you leave your house?

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Resumption of service

The reason I did not completely shut down the server and delete the contents was the possibility at some point of social chaos. I do this with some trepidation.  The decline of newspapers and TV network news, replaced by clickbait … Continue reading

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Rush Limbaugh Update

This day has been long in coming.  It is not an exaggeration to say that AM radio survived another 30 years on his back. Rush told his audience today that he has advanced lung cancer.  Rush is a cigar smoker, … Continue reading

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FWIW Department

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The Closing of the Internet Frontier

Historians generally agree that 1890 marked the end of the American frontier – the age of the Wild West was over. There was nowhere to go where somebody had not gone before. 2019 will go down as the year the … Continue reading

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To Infinity and Beyond

Having a monthly open thread was not effective at generating activity, so this is just a place to share things I see and want to pass along.   Comment sort order will be the most recent first.

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The end for Harold Camping

“They” say you are not really dead as long as someone remembers you.  Harold Camping may have died this week. You might remember him as the head of Family Radio, the numerologist who predicted that the rapture was going to … Continue reading

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Following in the Footsteps of National Socialism

Both Elizabeth Warren and ailing presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are proposing the notion of a “wealth tax” on the “ultra rich”.   This is a fundamental change in how our government would pretend to be funded, and it has an … Continue reading

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