Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Musical Instrument Museum. Amazing.

When you’ve spent an hour in the special exhibit room and not even begun to tour the rest of the museum, you know you’ve found an amazing place.

In the middle of nowhere, surrounded by scrub desert on the far outskirts of Phoenix sits a large modern building housing an incredible collection of musical instruments. Arranged in sweeping rooms by continent and region, 10,000 instruments are exhibited in unprepossessing but thoughtful arrangements, complete with large flat-screen TVs strategically placed (not interfering with the exhibits) looping content about the close-by instruments: people making them, playing them, experts discussing the historic period […]

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OBOR for the Americas

With the 100% probability that OBOR will raise living standards across Eurasia, 10 suggestions:

  1. Build an “OBOR-Americas. Look at OBOR as a model for similar infrastructure from Alaska & Canada to Tierra del Fuego, enriching everyone along the way: road and rail links, seaports. Add airports where it makes sense. Add an electrical grid and Venezuela can start selling their oil again to benefit the region by burning it into electricity, increasing manufactures. Then they’ll all need cars to get to work so will buy gas. Will Venezuela play? They can get on-board or OBOR-A will avoid
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That Guy

That kid you grew up with. You’ve known him since you can remember. His kid brother, too. First guy to get a motorcycle. Hung with the biker crowd but unfailingly polite to parents. Gave the real rowdies what for more than once.

Great athlete. First kid in your group to throw a curve ball; you remember watching his dad teach him in their back yard. The kid every other kid in the neighborhood looked up to. Dad, Navy WW2. Mom, Kentucky born & raised. Both gone now.

Off to Vail after High School to build houses all summer & ski […]

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They Don’t Belong in a Nation Built on Liberty

IMO the fault lines in America are nearly as bad as Yugoslavia, and the result needs to be the same. I have zero interest in any longer putting up with, or having my kids indebted by, or threatened by, a violent, totalitarian, anti-American Left. They do NOT belong in a nation built on liberty and freedom; they are its antithesis. Blue States need to be tossed from the Union, or Red states need to secede – with or without permission from a government lacking in the authority to withhold that (un-needed) permission.

The Berkeley kids want to behead Republicans. The […]

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DATELINE 2 JAN 2019 – San Francisco

In California yesterday, following formal secession from the United States on 1 JAN 2019, the following major events were reported:

  1. Gasoline rose to $30.00 per gallon as California terminated all drilling in the State due to environmental concerns. Major oil companies closed their refineries in the Bay Area and Los Angeles at the order of the State EPA. Major service station chains agreed to provide gasoline to CA drivers at $15.00 per gallon at mega-stations under construction in AZ, OR and NV. Much of the price increase, per the oil companies, is to offset the losses of company refineries and
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