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About JoeDuck

Internet Travel Guy, Father of 2, small town Oregon life. BS Botany from UW Madison Wisconsin, MS Social Sciences from Southern Oregon. Top interests outside of my family's well being are: Internet Technology, Online Travel, Globalization, China, Table Tennis, Real Estate, The Singularity.

The Fiscal Cliff as a graphic


This is a great nonpartisan primer on the Fiscal Cliff. Of course my solution remains as it has been and is guaranteed to solve most of the USA’s financial problems – cuts to entitlements via means testing and a 5% … Continue reading

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College Football Bowl Games – 2012 2012 season


I found this list online here from a fan HERE who seems to know what he’s doing with the list.   For me this is mostly an SEO experiment to see how much traffic this list of College Bowl Games … Continue reading

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The Prison of the Mind


For me the second most interesting topic* in the world is “why do people think so strangely about so many things ?”.    Most of us think we KNOW why others have such strange ideas. … arghhh internet too slow … Continue reading

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Oregon beats Stanford


OK, it’s just a prediction but it’s a good one.   Today the Oregon Ducks, now ranked #1 in the USA, will host the Stanford Cardinals at Autzen Stadium in Eugene Oregon at the University of Oregon Campus.     … Continue reading

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GRPH Stock, John Person, and the Bottomline Newsletter


Just got a mailing that sure looks like a newsletter called  “The Bottomline Newsletter”, with somebody called “John Person, Market Analyst, Editor” pictured at the top right. To even a careful reader this appeared to be some sort of report … Continue reading

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Cochabamba Water Wars, James Bond’s Quantum of Solace, and SKYFALL


I’m watching the first two Daniel Craig Bond movies to refresh my memory before watching the new Bond film  “Skyfall” and naturally one’s mind turns to the Cochabamba Water Wars because Bond’s “Quantum of Solace”, the second film, is loosely … Continue reading

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Google Doodle’s Little Nemo’s 107th Birthday.


Google Doodle Nemo

Google Doodle Nemo

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