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    With the wind chill, it was fifteen below when I...

    With the wind chill, it was fifteen below when I left the house this morning. So it was a good time to reflect on the season.

    bae is right that it tends to keep out the riffraff, whether itís...
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    In the Vietnam War, you could stack up student...

    In the Vietnam War, you could stack up student deferments like our two most recent presidents.
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    Willing buyer, willing seller. I donít consider...

    Willing buyer, willing seller. I donít consider the rest to be my business.
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    I see that Putin, perhaps encouraged by Bidenís...

    I see that Putin, perhaps encouraged by Bidenís ďminor incursionĒ gaffe, is now demanding all foreign forces withdraw from NATO member states Bulgaria and Romania. It would be a shame to see a war...
  5. Thread: Sore Losers

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    It does seem that both parties are busily...

    It does seem that both parties are busily delegitimizing elections they lost or elections theyíre likely to lose in the near future; between the Big Lie and the Jim Crow Panic. We havenít seen a...
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    Truth does sometimes seem to be a casualty of...

    Truth does sometimes seem to be a casualty of polemics. Not every effort to keep an official from exercising powers not given them by law under the pretext of public health is evidence of a crazed...
  7. Thread: Secession

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    Geographic horse trading wasnít all that unusual...

    Geographic horse trading wasnít all that unusual during the nineteenth century. Wisconsin lost territory to Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota during that period. Duluth, St. Paul, and Chicago were...
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    I wonder how much of our present imbecility can...

    I wonder how much of our present imbecility can be attributed to the misuse of graphic software. If a given party achieves 52% of the vote in any given election at the county or state level, even in...
  9. Thread: Secession

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    In the American context, I think most secession...

    In the American context, I think most secession talk is purely performative. Sort of like those people who promise to leave the country if this or that bad man gets elected but never make good on it....
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    Thereís never an ďonly questionĒ. Itís never that...

    Thereís never an ďonly questionĒ. Itís never that simple. You can pound the podium and insist anyone who stands between you and your agenda are Jefferson Davis, Bull Connor, George Wallace or some...
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    We just bought a cow from a local farmer and had...

    We just bought a cow from a local farmer and had it slaughtered and processed. It saves quite a bit as long as you have the freezer space. Wonít need to worry about shortages for the next year or two...
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    I think thatís true. Guilt comes from...

    I think thatís true. Guilt comes from transgressing against some moral code: i.e. I shouldnít have embezzled that money. People try exploiting this when they attempt to shame others (which generally...
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    Dangers and hardships come and go, but bitching...

    Dangers and hardships come and go, but bitching is eternal.
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    Accounting and finance are full of important...

    Accounting and finance are full of important philosophical and spiritual concepts: the importance of balance, moral hazard, contingent liability, honest disclosure, action and consequence, value and...
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    An accountant might refer to that action as a...

    An accountant might refer to that action as a ďhard closeĒ, where you can no longer adjust the accounts of prior periods.

    Itís all in my unsold manuscript, ďThe Unaudited Life is not Worth LivingĒ.
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    I know any number of people who overextended...

    I know any number of people who overextended themselves buying a place who then needed to skimp on what went into it.
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    One of the advantages of a career in a deeply...

    One of the advantages of a career in a deeply spiritual profession like accounting and finance is that you internalize the concept of ďsunk costsĒ.

    Past expenditures are irrelevant to present...
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    I understand Mayor Breed has abandoned her...

    I understand Mayor Breed has abandoned her defund-the-police policies in favor of a Dirty Harry law-and-order position. Maybe thereís something to say for the old mugged by reality adage.
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    I think the founders did an excellent job of...

    I think the founders did an excellent job of creating obstacles for individuals, groups and even passing majorities from grabbing and exercising arbitrarily power over the individual.

    But Iím...
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    I like what Charlie Cook said about being a...

    I like what Charlie Cook said about being a fairly strict libertarian at the federal level, much less strict at the state level, and even less strict at the local level.

    If a city wants to...
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    From what Iíve read, Texas now requires the...

    From what Iíve read, Texas now requires the ballot application to match the driverís license number, state ID number or last four digits of the social security number the voter provided when they...
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    True. The members of the Milwaukee Election...

    True.

    The members of the Milwaukee Election Commission are appointed by the Mayor of Milwaukee and confirmed by the Common Council. There was a dispute over whether to delay the election that was...
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    The number and location of polling places in the...

    The number and location of polling places in the City of Milwaukee isnít determined by dastardly Republicans at the state level. It is determined at the local level by the democracy-loving Democrats...
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    There is a rational and a hysterical...

    There is a rational and a hysterical interpretation of those numbers. On the rational side, while recognizing gerrymandering exists (although not at democracy-threatening levels) varying levels of...
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    I see Sinema spoke in support of the filibuster...

    I see Sinema spoke in support of the filibuster today. I assume this means the left can stop debating whether to say ďtransformativeĒ or ďtransformationalĒ, unless they manage a major surprise in the...
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