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Rooney goal thwarts Liverpool

Posted: December 10, 2017 at 10:15 am   /   Friends

(Paul Mirengoff) The Everton revival continued today as the Toffees managed a 1-1 draw against high-flying Liverpool in the Merseyside Derby. Rooney scored on a penalty kick after his fine pass set up the play that won the penalty. More on that in a moment. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp showed disrespect for Everton by fielding […]

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STUDIO: Collaborative Painting with Richard and Michele-Part 1

Posted: December 10, 2017 at 9:37 am   /   Friends

It Begins: A Collaborative Painting from Richard and Michele Bledsoe  It’s surprising it’s taken us so long to do this. My wife Michele Bledsoe and I are both painters, but very different kinds of painters. We do share a studio in our home. We’ve spent countless hours together making art. We work back to back, […]

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Be Desperately Grateful for Life Itself

Posted: December 10, 2017 at 9:00 am   /   Friends

This year has been one of the greatest of my life, full of amazing changes that point to a bright future for all the things I care about. This year has also made me most grateful for life itself. Two dear friends have recently announced potentially life-threatening diseases, and I suffer to think of their […]

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What happened in Wisconsin

Posted: December 10, 2017 at 8:00 am   /   Friends

(Scott Johnson) On Wednesday, a Wisconsin judge unsealed an 88-page report on the state Department of Justice’s (WIDoJ) investigation into a leak of sealed evidence from the politically motivated “John Doe” investigation of Gov. Scott Walker, his supporters, and various conservative groups related to his recall election campaign. The 88-page report is posted here. The […]

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Remember This Forgotten Champion of Liberty

Posted: December 10, 2017 at 8:00 am   /   Friends

The grim centenary of Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution reminds us of the cruel experiment that left tens of millions dead, and incapacitated generations of those who lived during its reign or aftermath, leaving them without hope – or bread. Instead of focusing on those Soviet leaders who brought this about, let us remember the man who said, “We should […]

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Even If Marine Le Pen Goes Away, Economic Illiteracy Won’t

Posted: December 10, 2017 at 7:00 am   /   Friends

When it comes to France and its elections, the attention span seems to go by who’s the current president, and what Marine Le Pen is doing. Little wonder that the anglophone media is currently reporting very little about the candidate who lost against Emmanuel Macron in May this year, as Le Pen has been very […]

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In the Damond case, still waiting

Posted: December 10, 2017 at 6:30 am   /   Friends

(Scott Johnson) Three months ago the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension turned over its file in the July 15 shooting of Justine Damond by Minneapolis Police Officer Mohamed Noor to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. Freeman has vowed to make the prosecutorial decision himself rather than submit the case to a grand jury. We therefore […]

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The anthem, Army-Navy style

Posted: December 10, 2017 at 6:00 am   /   Friends

(Scott Johnson) How a few NFL know-nothings have made the national anthem an item of controversy is beyond me. They must hate the United States. Hatred of the United States may not have been a deep secret of the progressive left, but it wasn’t proudly proclaimed for public consumption. Now you don’t have to take […]

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AIs Won’t Command Us to Obey. They Will Seduce Us.

Posted: December 10, 2017 at 6:00 am   /   Friends

I just finished listening to Stephen Wolfram’s  three-part podcast titled “The Future of AI and Civilization.” If you have any interest in Artificial Intelligence and are not familiar with Wolfram’s work, you should look into it. Genius polymath, creator of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha and the Wolfram Language, the author of A New Kind of Science, and […]

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