Author Archives: Fred Stiening

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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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Stock Trades were meant to be free?

E*trade has joined Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade in eliminating trading fees on retail stock trades  (and other financial products).   The dirty little secret is that $5 per trade fee was never the reason your online brokerage loves you. … Continue reading

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Pumpkins and Beer

Now there is a recipe for disaster!

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While you were distracted

In another time, what I am about to tell you would have been huge national news. Since the news media seems to be obsessed only with finding a way to impeach Donald Trump, you have not heard about this. Jack … Continue reading

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Septa is not just about public transit

September, from the Latin Septum, meaning Seven. Latin seems so non-inclusive.   Each special interest  group in the Democratic Party should be encouraged to rename days, months and planets.  

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How Stupid is Joe Walsh?

He says he doesn’t know why Salem Radio fired him from his syndicated radio show the day he announced he is a candidate for President. https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/26/joe-walsh-radio-show-canceled/ Setting aside the issue of running against Donald Trump in the Republican primary, you … Continue reading

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