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New Season of Archer Starts March 31st!

Underwear Gun … Don’t make it weird, it’s your friend.
The point is, if you come out of the john waving this around …
… nobody is going to bug you for a tip.

RIP Garry Shandling

The Trump Phenomenon (1)

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“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”

William Shakespeare

Happy Pi day!

It’s irrational, but it’s not crazy
Pi is an irrational number, which means it can’t be represented as a fraction using whole numbers. It’s also transcendental, which means it is geometric but not the solution to any algebraic equation.

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Why the dogs of hell have been unleashed on Donald Trump

There is an open letter floating around that has been falsely attributed to Bill Bennett. It’s unclear who wrote it but it’s spot on:

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What does Trump mean when he says “China beats us?”

What China and Mexico (and many other countries) are doing is manipulating their currency to capture large segments of many American markets. Once they put the international competition out of business (read, us) they then have full control of prices which they can inflate to their hearts content. (see the Rare Earths market)

OPEC is currently doing the same thing to the international oil market. They are attempting to starve out the Frackers here in the US, (as well as any other oil supplier – including their own OPEC partners – see Venezuela) and they hope that once they have killed fracking (among others) they will again be free to resume controlling the market price.

steel-bgLast year, Trump challenged the US’ current “free trade” regime and made the assertion that countries like China “beat” us all the time, and that our current free trade policies need to be rethought. As many Republicans are believers in free trade and support our current policies, this naturally ignited a firestorm of controversy, accusations of heresy, etc. Unfortunately, such back-and-forth election year rhetoric has made it hard to have serious discussions about this topic.

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There is a reason that there is a Customs House building near every single post office in the United States. Import & Customs taxes were how our government funded itself for the first 150 years or so of our history. Continue reading