Monthly Archives: January 2016

Fools parade

Suppose a friend told you that he was $18 trillion in debt. And suppose that every time you asked him who he owed this money to, he gave you a different answer. If that was the case, then you would rightly … Continue reading

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Rubio to the rescue

On Monday (27 Jan 2016) Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio vowed to solve the U.S. government’s (non-existent) “debt crisis” by radically cutting reforming Medicare and Social Security, and by forcing Congress to balance the federal budget, and by promoting economic … Continue reading

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Stupid genes

We previously discussed stupid comets and stupid viruses. Did you know there are stupid genes in our own DNA? I refer to the part of our genetic makeup that is formally known “ae-34@3w/6,” or simply the “bullshit gene.” This component is … Continue reading

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The Twenty-Six Theses

On 31 Oct 1517, Martin Luther (above) posted his “Ninety-Five Theses” on the door of the All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg Germany. These were ninety-five attacks on the perceived corruption of the Catholic Church. Luther’s note caused a great controversy, … Continue reading

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Facts and theories

I see this all the time. An article (like the one above) starts out well, but quickly lapses into stupidity. This idiocy is from the blog for the “Motley Fool,” a financial-services company that provides stock and financial advice to … Continue reading

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It’s nice to dream

Since 2011, Finland has spent most of its time with a trade deficit. The reason for this is that Finland’s export economy is based on manufacturing, as opposed to the export of food, or oil, or raw materials. When austerity … Continue reading

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