Regulation

Scott Brown: running away from questions AGAIN (on US Supreme Court decision about Hobby Lobby / Religious Freedom)?

by Skip July 18, 2014

He runs away from debates.  He avoids forums.  When he is answering questions, from what I have heard and seen, he’s quite glib in starting to answer and then zig-zagging away off into tangents and not answering the questions directly.  But really, to go hide out in a bathroom to avoid a reporter asking a […]

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Toyota is moving from California to Texas

by Skip April 28, 2014

And so did my company just a bit ago! Yeah California – you moved a company that US-based itself in California since it came here from Japan in the 1950′s.  I guess the mounting taxes and regulations made it easy to hear the siren sound of Gov. Rick Perry’s call for a more business friendly environment […]

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So why doesn’t Congress take its authority back?

by Skip January 14, 2014

The top red circle is the law passed by the US House and US Senate and signed by the President.  The blue rectangle represents the regulatory regime by bureaucrats – where either: Bureaucrats have over extended their power past what lawmakers have given them (e.g., today’s ruling by the Judicial Branch that the FCC overstepped […]

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Now that we are all stuffed, a quick note on GMO food

by Skip November 28, 2013

A few days ago, this topic came up at a meeting I was at – Cafe Hayek reminded me of it so it gives me a chance to comment: If I am interested in buying GMO-free food (I’m not – I’ve eaten plenty but have friends who care deeply about it), shouldn’t there be a […]

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Nashua Elementary School Bans “Tag”

by Steve MacDonald October 10, 2013
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AP Charlotte Avenue Elementary School Principal Patricia Beaulieu posted a letter on the school’s website last week informing parents of the school’s safety policies.  She says while “tag” may seem innocent enough, it has been banned in many schools because of injuries. Just a side note.  Other names for “tag” include, running,  exercise, and socialization.  […]

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Death panels

by Susan Olsen June 13, 2013

In this morning’s Portsmouth Herald, Representative David Borden, Chair of the House Committee on Science & Technology – the committee of oversight for the Public Utilities Commission – writes of a ‘disturbing’ report regarding the health of NH’s only non-nuclear utility with electricity generating capacity.  He writes that ‘PSNH has lost all of its commercial […]

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Only one of these Obama sentences are true

by Skip June 9, 2013

I could not leave it alone – Grokster Susan quoted a partial of what Obama said to Dem donors at yet another campaign stop, and given that I quoted it yesterday during our first half hour on GrokTalk!, I figured I’d requote it: The truth of the matter is Michael and I — I know […]

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Data Point – Failure to Launch for entrepreneurs? Or just throwing in the towel?

by Skip May 2, 2013

America has always been known as the land of opportunity – you have an idea, you have the drive, you start your own and go for that brass ring.  Unlike most, starting a new biz is not out of the ordinary and in fact, has been well accepted.  I have worked for several startups – […]

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“Bad Luck” – starting to catch up with us?

by Skip March 28, 2013

I have seen the words that some of our Industrial Barons have said – their “business lightening” wouldn’t even flicker today if they had to do it all over again.  But, given a mention of the author who help give rise to our name, I decided to use it all: FEDEX FOUNDER: I Couldn’t Start […]

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On A Path To Less Government or More?

by Steve MacDonald November 26, 2012

Newsmax reports that New Hampshire’s new governor (gag!) Maggie Hassan is open to the idea of legalizing Marijuana. Pro-pot advocates in New Hampshire are excited about the possibilities. Medical marijuana, the gateway-drug -policy to broader decriminalization efforts, is generally considered to be an issue with bi-partisan support.  Supporters of legalization at any and every level […]

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“Obama couldn’t run a lemonade stand”, No Kidding, Who Can?

by Scott Morales October 6, 2012

A fellow Granite Stater said, “Obama couldn’t run a lemonade stand“.  Good for him, I say.  I take his point:  the bumbler in chief is so over his head that he can’t even muster the intellectual skill it takes to even perform a simple grade school task.  But this guy should have used another example […]

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Notable Quotes: Russell Kirk – John Randolph

by Steve MacDonald September 10, 2012

Law will change, indeed, with the times; but arbitrary intervention in the process, rude revision upon abstract concepts a la French taste, is a short and nasty way to social caducity.  When a people begin to think that they can improve society infinitely by incessant alteration of positive law, nothing remains settled; every right, every […]

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Turn Your Head And Cough

by Steve MacDonald September 10, 2010

Looks like the FDA is looking to change how we get our cough syrup.  They are holding a hearing on September 14th to review their fabulous new idea–to require a doctors prescription to get the same cough remedy you currently get over the counter. You would need to go to and pay for a doctor […]

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Carol…On Helping Small Business

by Steve MacDonald July 13, 2010

Carol’s good work keeps on rolling in like the smell of low tide on a salty breeze.  Maybe you recall that five ream masterpiece of brevity appropriately mislabeled as health care reform?  Well it came fully equipped with a manifold of other disasters buried inside, one of which was that anyone with business income will […]

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