Monthly Archives: October 2008

Reasons to Vote

One of the authors I follow (John Scalzi) has a great post on his blog this morning.  I encourage you to go visit his page – the comments are often as entertaining as the posts.  (John often replies to the … Continue reading

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Lunch Break with Jake: 10/30/08

Well I missed my noon posting yesterday as a result of being out with the start of a cold.  Not getting any writing done last night or the night before didn’t help me keep up.  However, I am back today … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo – Starts Nov. 1st

This is a fun thing… 50,000 words in a single month. I started last year, but dropped the ball fairly quickly and never got back on track. I have high hopes for this year.  I have been working on getting … Continue reading

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Brisingr (Inheritance, Book 3) – Book Review

I just finally managed to get my hands on this book.  I ended up power reading it. Brisingr or The Seven Promises of Eragon Shadeslayer and Saphira Bjartskular is the third book of the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini, following … Continue reading

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Lunch Break with Jake: 10/28/08

One of the questions I get from time to time goes a bit like this: “Jake, where do you find this stuff?”  That typically is a reference to a blog I linked to, news article, etc. The short answer is … Continue reading

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Muppet Marauder

Ok – I got a kick out of this one.  A dude is driving a brit car around germany and apparently speeding up past the cams and posing a muppet in the passenger seat.  (Which would be the drivers seat … Continue reading

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Lunch Break with Jake: 10/27/08

Came across this one this morning – and it is scary. The Constitution reflects a fundamental flaw with this country?  I am pretty sure that the duly elected President of the United States of America swears to uphold and defend … Continue reading

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More bailouts?

You have got to be kidding me. The Treasury Department is considering buying equity stakes in insurance companies, a sign of how the government’s $700 billion rescue program could turn into a piggy bank for a range of beleaguered industries. … Continue reading

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Barstool Economics

Over on the “Because it really is personal” blog, there is an excellent example of my issues with wealth redistribution. It really goes to the heart of what is wrong with the “we need to tax the rich more” mentality. … Continue reading

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Why Libertarian? Why more vocal?

From the topic, it is a safe bet that once again I am going to cover politics here.  The subject line is easily answered quickly, yet deserves a longer post.  It really boils down to firming up my political standing … Continue reading

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