Monthly Archives: June 2016

Trading on Trade

There are worlds that most of us will never know. There are billionaires, or so we’re told, but they may be another species, or apocryphal – except that one of them is running for president, unless he’s been less than … Continue reading

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Party Planning

The Republicans are about to hold their Republican National Convention in Cleveland, but it won’t be a nominating convention. The primaries settled things long ago, no matter how unhappy the party establishment is. They wouldn’t dare tell the party base … Continue reading

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Destructive Interference

Soon there will be no manly men left. General Motors is now selling giant pickup trucks and massive SUVs with active noise cancellation – while you drive along, above it all, you won’t hear the engine roar or the tires … Continue reading

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Courting Disaster

It seems that the Republicans are stuck with Donald Trump. In fact, new polling shows that a clear majority of Republicans prefer someone else to Trump – but there’s not much they can do about that now, and there’s no … Continue reading

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Sacramento and London

California’s such a nice place. The sun shines all the time. There are the palm trees. People surf – and we invented skateboarding. We gave the world the Beach Boys. Of course we gave the world Richard Nixon too. Ronald … Continue reading

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Building Jerusalem

There’s the apocryphal story that a young Jesus, accompanied by Joseph of Arimathea, a tin merchant, traveled to what is now England and visited Glastonbury during Jesus’ unknown years – and there’s the Book of Revelation (3:12 and 21:2) describing … Continue reading

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Not Exactly Great Again

At the moment, stock markets around the world are crashing because Britain just voted to leave the European Union – to rid themselves of their EU overlords in Brussels and make Britain great again, or something. The pound just lost … Continue reading

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