The Unaccountable

What I like about the free market is accountability. A company wins or loses. There is gain and pain. Without accountability one does not improve. It is the altimeter of life. It keeps you from flying into mountains.

On the recent RAMU call John Walker told a story how he took calls from customers with problems. He had to listen to unhappy people. He said that it was good thing for he learned a lot. It was unfiltered information that was valuable. He had to be accountable to the people who paid for his software. ... [Read More]

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Cleanup on Aisle 5

John, there may be a site problem. It could be a browser problem — no cross-check yet.
I can draft/edit a post in TEXT but not in VISUAL portion of MCE. If I switch to visual, I get the right word count, but no content. When I go back to TEXT (when I can), I see this added “<span class=”mce_SELRES_start” style=”width: 0px;line-height: 0;overflow: hidden”></span>

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Type the Stars

I don’t have time to do this justice, but I will not leave it be. Some geniuses have brought WordStar for DOS back into the realm of the possible. For Windows.

Why run WordStar? It was a joy. It was an effortless, productive, simple, helpful, friendly, adaptive, accommodating piece of software designed to allow you to use a typewriter the way you used a pad of paper. Flip around, leaf through pages, put half a pile here and the rest over there, because YOU know how you want to organize your own mental playground. Or you’ll find out as you go.
Please see this well-rounded analysis by SF author Robert J. Sawyer:
www.sfwriter.com/wordstar.htm... [Read More]

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Kim Jong-un and the Hotline to Peace

“The call quality was very good and we felt like we got a call from our next-door neighbor,” South Korea’s director for the Government Situation Room, Youn Kun-young, told reporters after the four-minute call.

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Getting Even

I feel truly sorry for James Comey and Hillary Clinton. They are both pathetic. Why? They have no idea on how to fight. Writing a book and whining about stuff makes you look small. It completely misunderstands human nature. If you were truly wronged, you look better by not writing “What happened?” but thanking everyone for pushing your cause.

Comey looks like a guy cashing in. A flat chested Stormy. (Cheap shot but he will be forever linked in news cycle time to her.)... [Read More]

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Behind the Curtain

If you have ever been ‘behind the scenes’ at some significant event, you realize that the history you see and what the public is offered sometimes are very different.

Rudy Giuliani being brought in by Trump at this particular moment has a lot of undertones. While Rudy is a loyal friend of POTUS, he is also the former Mayor of New York, has many friends in the NYPD, knows the SDNY of the DOJ cold, and has known Mueller personally for years. In other words, he is the guy who knows where all the bodies are buried in Manhattan, where the Mueller team has decided to shift operations.... [Read More]

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Andrew Carnegie Quote

Here is another quote from, Masters of Enterprise by H. W. Brands.

In his instructions to his subordinates Carnegie made his philosophy succinct and explicit.
Show me your cost sheets. It is more interesting to know how well and how cheaply you have done this thing than how much money you have made, because the one is a temporary result, due possibly to special conditions of trade, but the other means a permanency that will go on with the works as long as they last.... [Read More]

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TOTD 2018-04-20: How Does This End?

I happened on Erick Erickson’s twitter feed, and I was struck by how similar his attacks were to those I have grown accustomed to hearing from the Left.   His argument, in short, was that Christians should condemn Trump because he is not a good person.  It was much more smarmy than that.   It made me think about the feud in conservatism.  How will this end?   Many pundits have denounced their base in the vilest terms.  Where do they go from here?  Even if they drive Trump from office, people are not going to flock back to them.   Kurt Schlicter’s column is instructive.

I can offer some insight into the mindset, as I vitriolically hated Donald Trump in the primary.  I would have cheered his death – my Ricochet track record is pretty clear and cannot be hidden.  I actually left Ricochet after the Indiana Primary because I realized this was driving me crazy.   I thought he was a con man, or worse a Putin wannabe at the worst.  However, I never even considered voting for Hillary, as I thought she was worse in every possible way.... [Read More]

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Media v Evangelicals 2018 part 4

There were some interesting developments since my last post in this series.  There were new instances of the continuing mass media assault on Evangelicals and new instances of mass media trying to drive a wedge between President Trump and his Christian supporters.

The drumbeat over Stormy Daniels and her sex affair with Donald Trump continued to be a daily item, most recently because the lawyer who originally paid her hush money had his home and office raided by the FBI, who seized a trove of records that are now the subject of a legal hoo-raw and media tempest.  Every time they mention this matter, Nevers and mass media make sure to mention that Donald Trump is morally unfit to serve as President and is undeserving of Christians’ support.... [Read More]

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How does an inactive corporation do business?

I don’t know about corporate law. Inactive sounds like a business is closed. Does it have a different meaning? Can it still run without disclosing their new corporate status to their customers? Is this quite common?

I take it that any corporation must make public filings that can be easily found on the net. Is this right?

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Strange experiences

In 2003, my wife and I attended a lecture on Sherlock Holmes by Richard Lancelyn Green at the Newberry Library in Chicago.  It was a wonderful talk and he was the perfect picture of a cultured English gentleman.  A year later he died mysteriously.  From the linked Wikipedia article, “Her worries about this resulted in the discovery of Green’s body, face down on his bed, garrotted with a shoelace that had been tightened with the handle of a wooden spoon.” It was strange to think that this man, who gave a wonderful talk on a fine spring day, died in this sinister manner less than a year later.

Has anyone else had a similar strange experience?

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