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  1. Maybe Don't Read if You Want to Stay Happy (Part 2 The Christmas Bit)

    by , 01-05-2022 at 01:52 PM (Barmy Blue's Bland Blog)
    .....Because I went over the word count as per usual.

    We met up before Christmas because he wanted to. We had a meal. Me, my mum, Him and his brother. I wasn't super comfortable about it what with the pandemic and all and it would be inside a building, an eatery of course. I'd have rather sat outside but all three of them are old and have their own health issues and it was cold so I wasn't going to fight anyone on this.

    That's the first time I've seen him since my birthday. ...

    Updated 01-05-2022 at 07:01 PM by Bluebiird

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  2. Maybe Don't Read if You Want to Stay Happy (Part 1 to Catch You Up)

    by , 01-05-2022 at 01:40 PM (Barmy Blue's Bland Blog)
    So how was your new year?
    I hope it was good.
    I had a nice new year and a surprisingly good Christmas despite everything.
    This was my first Christmas without my dad (don't worry he's not dead yet, he just can't travel far) but that was for the best given that this is also the first Christmas that I'm finally in on "the big secret" that's been kept from me for maybe the last 15-20 years.
    Now. It's been a while since you last saw me. I've wanted to write this ...
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  3. Rule of Law

    by , 11-21-2021 at 01:46 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I have already written about the lack of care in using laws and the constitution as the bases for governmental action, but something has to be done about it, one way or another.

    It bothers me that the federal government has taken over some of the powers of the states, even though the feds are explicitly forbidden from assuming any powers that have not been granted to it. We just have to look at the federal departments to see this. Department of Education, Department of Health ...

    Updated 11-21-2021 at 03:25 PM by PeterL

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  4. How Much" Eliminating Inflation

    by , 10-29-2021 at 10:11 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I don't often think about inflation, but it is present whenever I buy anything, and it is not as benign as some would have us think. There are many measures of inflation, but I like to use a few things to show the change in proportion. You may not remember it, but in 1820 an ounce of gold was worth $20. That same ounce of gold would have sold for $35 in the 1960'a. But that isn't comparable, because the market for gold was highly regulated.

    Another comparison is in the cost of labor ...
  5. Fake Science

    by , 10-14-2021 at 10:03 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I have followed science news for decades, but I have become progressively less impressed with it, because of the lower quality of the reporting. Part of the reason might be that I am more knowledgeable now than I was a few decades ago, but I do think that the writers of science articles are not as familiar with the material they are writing about as was typical in the past. Some articles give me the impression that the writer had no prior knowledge of the subject at hand.

    One recent ...