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What is YOUR life worth? In Dollars that is. $600,000 to $13.5 Million depending on …


I’m bumping up this old post about the value of life in dollars because it’s a VERY interesting topic, and I’ll try to update this with more information eventually since there must be new studies.   WHAT ARE YOU WORTH? … Continue reading

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Earthquakes and Cyclones are a small part of a much more tragic story


Some would say it’s cruel or inappropriate to suggest that the big tragedies are the daily death toll from disease and malnutritioon even more than the horrible scenes we’ve been seeing on TV from Burma/Myanmar and China as a result of the Cyclone … Continue reading

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9 killings over the weekend. In Iraq? No, Chicago.


As somebody who believes that real math and reason should govern our perceptions about the world, it is difficult to reconcile how people become almost obsessively concerned with certain categories of death or destruction while ignoring others. For example regardless of how you view … Continue reading

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You call the $13 billion in pork barrel projects wasteful spending? It’s a whimper to the Military’s Bang Mega-Budget!


Taxpayers, many in Congress, and all three presidential hopefuls are all ranting against the stupidity of earmarking in congress – the process AKA porkbarrelling where congress people insert unnecessary projects into spending bills and/or other legislation such that we taxpayers pay for projects that are usually wasteful … Continue reading

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The proposed US Defense Budget is an outrage


As a fiscally responsible guy I had to chime in on the proposed US Defense budget which is, in a word, indefensible.      At $515,000,000,000  this amount is conspicuous for several reasons, and I find it incomprehensible that people who call themselves … Continue reading

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