What an Incredible Waste of F&#%ing Resources!

It was Mao Zedong that proclaimed, “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” And, so do massive fortunes and grinding poverty. Case in point, Elon Musk, and his stable of companies built on the backs of taxpayers. Let’s take a look at SpaceX. My contention is that absent the oppressive powers of State governments, it is unclear whether this company would even … Continue reading What an Incredible Waste of F&#%ing Resources!

7-Eleven Target of Attack

Armed soldiers stormed multiple 7-Eleven franchise locations early Wednesday morning, January 10, 2018.  A group calling themselves ICE claimed responsibility.   ICE is part of a larger organization going by the name of U.S. that claims ownership over an expansive swath of North America. Some 98 of the convenience stores nationwide — from Los Angeles to New York — were targeted by agents from Immigration and … Continue reading 7-Eleven Target of Attack

Bitcoin: Part I: An Introduction

What do Bitcoin and Chuck E. Cheese’s have in common?  A curious question, you might be thinking.  But, a lot, Bitcoin and Chuck E. Cheese’s have a lot in common.  A lot more in common than not, and much more than many realize.  There are two very substantial difference we will address but, for 2017, it was another year, another record close for Bitcoin, and … Continue reading Bitcoin: Part I: An Introduction

A Bug’s Life: Crowding Out

There is a great animated movie, A Bug’s Life, a play on one of Aesop’s Fables, The Ant and the Grasshopper, which tells the story of a hard-working group of oppressed Ants and their oppressive “leaders”, the Grasshoppers.  From time eternal, the Ants work hard every year growing food but when it comes time for the harvest they must set aside a substantial offering for … Continue reading A Bug’s Life: Crowding Out

Get Your Stinking Paws Off My Wallet!!!

Milton:  Nova, we have a wonderful life together. Nova: : ) Milton:  Nova, the government wants to speak with me.  Something about not paying enough taxes.? Nova:  (Look of concern, but don’t worry, everything will be ok) Milton:  Get your stinking paws off my wallet!!! Agent:  We are trying to be reasonable here Mr. Churchill.  All we are looking for is our fair share. Milton: … Continue reading Get Your Stinking Paws Off My Wallet!!!