Archive for December, 2009

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Move Your Money

This video link has been sent to me numerous times and it seems to be gaining traction.  To be honest, I’ve considered dumping all my big bank accounts and credit cards as this seems to be the only way to deal with the real problem of corrupt bankers, politicians, and the like.   The best way […]

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Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Happy New Year!

Yeah I’m a bit early but it’s going to be a long weekend and I may not be online the next few days so have a great 2010!

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Saturday, December 26th, 2009

Can Google News Archive Tell The Future: Gold, War, Famine, Recovery?

By pure accident, I ended up on google news archives and discovered something very interesting.   I was searching for a list of companies that went bankrupt in 2009 and I came upon an odd little graph at the top of the google archive.   I’m not sure how the graph works but I’m assuming that the […]

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Friday, December 25th, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

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Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Companies Dumping Blackberries?

I had lunch with a former co-worker college and he showed me his new iPhone.  I asked him why they were switching and he said that the company didn’t want to support Blackberry servers and pay licensing fees for it anymore.  Evidently, the iPhone can connect to the e-mail server without a blackberry server.  I’m […]

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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

The Dumbing Down of Simple Appliances

Here’s an interesting observation, this year we bought our first turkey fryer for Thanksgiving.  We fried a turkey and chicken nuggets during the holiday and it was interesting that the new models all come with timers that only keep the flame burning for 30 minutes.   I’m fairly certain that the “timer” feature was a result […]

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Monday, December 21st, 2009

Mattress Stores Won’t Survive Much Longer

One of the things that has always perplexed me is why bedding is so expensive.   I can understand paying more for technological innovation such as the visco-elastic beds (which I own) but the simple box, padding and springs costing $700 and more never made any sense.   I can name a hundred things that do a […]

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Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Gifts Under $10 Are Flying Off Shelves

Well if this is any indication of the state of the economy, I’m having a hard time finding any good gifts at Target.   Most of the shoppers are picking at stuff in the $10 or less aisles.   I’m so desperate to find two particular items that I may actually go to Wal-mart!  Yes, […]

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Saturday, December 19th, 2009

I’m Seriously Disappointed in Obama

Well I honestly hoped that I would never have to write this post but I can’t hold back anymore.  I am seriously disappointed in Obama’s administration…seriously disappointed.   I was willing to suspend certain inalienable views in exchange for a single thing:  serious health care reform.   But what team Obama has created is a Frankenstein bill […]

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Friday, December 18th, 2009

Costco Has Plenty of TV’s – I Can’t Wait For After Christmas!

Well I stopped off at Costco to buy a telescope for my kid and I couldn’t help but see the stacks and stacks of LCD TV’s still there.   I hope Costco has the sense to do some serious mark downs on their TVs after Christmas but I’ve seen the same at retail outlets.   I am […]

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