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News Blackouts

I regularly and deliberately go on vacation from the news. The manifold benefits of limiting one’s bullshit consumption are simply too huge to ignore. I haven’t heard of many people doing the same thing. Until now! Clarie Wolfe just posted … Continue reading

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Threshing Wheat

In keeping with my “pro-robot” (pro-automation) posts I thought I’d stick up some photos. What do you see? I see five women in funny hats that are working their ass off. They will all have a sore back tomorrow morning. … Continue reading

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Mechanization Is A Feature Not A Bug: Part 4

Examples where our robot overlords are still gaining ground: Fast Food: The minimum wage has gone up in a few places and there’s talk of Fast Food becoming more automated. I think it’s funny that this is even a topic … Continue reading

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Mechanization Is A Feature Not A Bug: Part 3

Examples where our robot overlords have made life better: Self Serve Gas: There was a time when all gas was full serve. A friendly and professional guy in a spotless service jacket would pump your gas, wash the windshield, check … Continue reading

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Mechanization Is A Feature Not A Bug: Part 2

Examples where our robot overlords have made life better: ATMs: Remember the misery that the bank before ubiquitous ATMs? They sucked! Are you old enough to remember manually trying to get your money out of a bank? (Young people might … Continue reading

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Mechanization Is A Feature Not A Bug: Part 1

The politics of minimum wage are a perpetual motion machine. On one side you’ve got folks who scream “living wage” as if jobs exist to support salaries. (Hint: they don’t. Jobs exist to get shit done; theoretically shit that has … Continue reading

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Guardians Of The Galaxy

I just watched Guardians Of The Galaxy. I expected it to suck. I was wrong. Let me start by explaining why I genuinely expected another two hour shitfest: I don’t give a crap about Marvel versus DC. (I prefer Cracked.) … Continue reading

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Terrorist Vegetable Seed Two Fer

There was a time when the American people fell all over themselves to insert the Government into every part of their lives. That time, the era when Americans grew the span and reach of Government, hasn’t ended. It’ll end someday. … Continue reading

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The Expert

I have been to this meeting… repeatedly.

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Politics: The Scripted Debate

I go on periodic “news blackouts”. When bullshit becomes concentrated I take a break. I won’t take bullshit seriously. Lately the news is particularly contrived. They say there’s a new wrinkle in the endless circular firing squad that is immigration … Continue reading

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