Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Outdated? Thanks….sigh…Voyager 1 just fired up some thrusters for the first time in 37 years.

by Skip December 5, 2017

…coded in an outdated assembler language… Voyager 1 is an important vessel. It’s the fastest spacecraft we’ve got, traveling at around 11 miles per second. It’s also the farthest. Its twin, Voyager 2, is nearly 11 billion miles away from the Sun, pushing through the last layer of our host star’s influence on the space […]

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A good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun

by Skip December 5, 2017

Reformatted, emphasis mine: A 41-year-old pizza delivery driver from Imo’s told St. Louis police he was making food delivery when two men tried to rob him Thursday night, KTVI-TV reported. One of the suspects hit the driver in the head with a gun, the station said. When the victim ran back to his vehicle, KTVI said the […]

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Blogline of the Day – a view into a Progressive worldview

by Skip December 5, 2017

“I asked if he is a feminist. ‘Of course,’ he said. ‘The opposite of feminism is ignorance.’” Believe as I do or you and your opinion aren’t even worth considering. There is no discussion after that (and that IS the intent) and there can be no compromise.  In this, it is like militant Islam – […]

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The answer is an emphatic NO!

by Skip December 5, 2017

Union dues: Should state be collection agent? That was the question asked by a UL editorial and one that I have been saying no to for quite some time.  After all, why should taxpayer monies be used for this – it isn’t for the common good, right?  It is for a special interest group as that […]

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Data Point – Economy may hit 3.9% GDP rise this quarter??

by Skip December 5, 2017

New York Fed Now Projects 3.9% GDP Growth in Fourth Quarter… Another week – another set of weekly economic data – another upward forecast of anticipated 4th Quarter GDP growth.  Two weeks ago the Fed raised the 4th quarter growth projection to 3.2%. Last Week they revised that up to 3.8%. This week they have revised it upward again to 3.93% Remember, […]

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But will conservatives admit and learn?

by Skip December 5, 2017

‘Grok friend John Hawkins (RightWingNews) has a column over at Townhall on 7 observations he’s learned during the last year.  I’ve put the first one up in its entirety as it shows a massive shift on how a lot of folks on the Right are changing their view on morality and politics simply because the Left […]

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New Hampshire Senators Oppose Turnpike Toll Hike

by Granite Grok December 5, 2017

By Sen. Kevin Avard The New Hampshire Senate Republican Majority Office Senators oppose turnpike toll hike Concord, NH – The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT) held a public hearing on Monday regarding the Department of Transportation plan for a statewide toll hike. Senate President Chuck Morse (R-Salem), Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Regina Birdsell […]

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ObamaCare Individual Mandate is a Tax on the Poor.

by Steve MacDonald December 5, 2017

With any luck, Tax reform reconciliation will include the Senate’s repeal of the ObamaCare individual mandate. The mandate punishes poor people, something Barack Obama understood before he became president. The individual mandate and its associated fine is, in other words, a tax on the poor. This is why, after years of Obamacare, the number of […]

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