Category Archives: Claire

What We Fight For

why do we never talk about this? I’ll give you a taste to whet your appetite; this is worth a read. The Great Enrichment of the past two centuries has one primary source: the liberation of ordinary people to pursue their dreams of economic betterment The answer, in a word, is “liberty.” Liberated people, it [...]

Frentch Twist

en flambe Is this a worldwide phenom? Protesters in Paris attacked a police car with two officers inside with iron bars and set it alight in a dramatic unleashing of new anti-police violence, …Protesters in Paris and elsewhere alleged the police have instigated the violence during a series of demonstrations against a controversial labor reform. [...]

Qui Bono?

gonna be a long hot summer Here we go… This is amounting to a significant expenditure of time and resources: I wonder who is expecting to benefit from it? …and how? Police threw smoke devices and used what appeared to be pepper spray on crowds in Albuquerque on Tuesday after protests near a Donald Trump [...]

ToDaZeD Schadenfreude

H>’s Ultimate Moment Couldn’t hack it without Himself, eh? “My husband, who I’m going to put in charge of revitalising the economy, because you know he knows how to do it,”

Final Dump

exit strategy Here’s Obobo’s parting gift: spring 2016 “Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions*,” which lists 3,260 regulations … 2,239 regulations [“active rules” = still in progress] the Obama administration still needs to get through in the next 173 days. …

ToDaZeD Iron

takes fossil fuels to mine and refine iron, too “We believe strongly that the only thing that historically and consistently brought about the kind of social change of the rapid pace that we need to confront the threat of climate change, Is mass disobedient movements” said Ahmed Gaya, a BreakFreePNW organizer, .” Now, *I* would [...]

The Mask Slips in NV

just The Beast being The Beast Turns out, these two things are kind of alike: Americans are disgruntled with the status quo. Some want to blow it all up: some want to do more of what got US here in the first place. Nevertheless, many are disgruntled. Somehow Hope and Change led to Dissatisfied and [...]

ToDaZeD “Unintended” Consequences

you want fries with those? In the ongoing Proggie effort to make it illegal to hire people with low skill levels… Wendy’s (WEN) said that self-service ordering kiosks will be made available across its 6,000-plus restaurants in the second half of the year as minimum wage hikes and a tight labor market push up wages. [...]


we must ALL use the lenses currently fashionable in the Academy* The BIG STORY* today is that Teh Donald is a PIG because he complimented the looks of a woman* who made her living by marketing how she looks. Side Story: Man born in 1905 [married in 1936] treats women according to the customs of [...]

ToDaZeD Air/Eloi Big Idea

passing notes in class I remember in hi-skool, my pal and I would write our notes in Elvish, from the Hobbit book. Even if the teacher caught us and threatened to read it aloud [a clear violation of private communications, albiet with a valid point about time & place] there would be No Joy there. [...]