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Friday, August 17 2018

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Economy\'s in gridlock!

BusinessI will try to recapture the spirit of a recent rant I made in the presence of futurenow, recently.

He was asserting that there\'s no social security crisis. It\'s a common left-bent complaint about the Cancer-in-Chief. And I shot back at him: well, gee, we shouldn\'t even *have* social secuirity!
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Stick that in your money shirt

BusinessSo, I'm just dorky enough to enjoy seeing the "state-specific" U.S. quarters and nickels. And then, while explaining something to my son, I suddenly realize...I have no idea what the heck that is on the back of the U.S. dime! I mean, it looks like a torch in the center.
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We\'re getting the band back together

BusinessIf all the regulatory hoops are jumped through SBC will be buying AT&T (though some say that MCI would have been a better deal, at half the price but more than half the number of business customers.) So now, the question is, how does this affect the planned job cuts this year?
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KKK and Nazi hoo-hah

BusinessAn auction sells KKK and Nazi material, while a bunch of people decry it's insensitivity.
What's your take on this? Here's mine:
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What kind of manager are you?

BusinessClickalicious
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Conspicuous, eh?

BusinessWired magazine has launched it's version of Consumer Reports, for technogeek stuff. Which leads to a couple of questions:
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Oh, how you disgust me

BusinessEBay has launched a new web page listing what's "hot" on eBay.
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Wealthy people are interest inelastic

BusinessColdwell Banker's Luxury Index says interest rates don't impact wealthy folks' interest in buying homes worth more than $1 Million.
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Bush sets new economic records

BusinessWanna see how the deficit has fared under various presidents? I can't help but notice that the two troughs are Bush-family presidencies, and by far the best was under President Clinton. Combine that with what's happening to unemployment and it's hard to figure out what's going right with this presidency. Do we value sexual propriety of our president above the economy, environment, jobs, civil liberties, security, and world opinion? (Scratch that, this was only about the "economy", hence the "Business" categorization.)
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So much honor

BusinessA student architect is suing the "designer" of the Freedom Tower (and does anyone else despise the naming of it?) for stealing his idea.