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In politics and policy, as in all things – size matters. Small numbers – are smaller than big numbers. To wit: Fake Indian and Democrat Senator/presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren – just received an endorsement for her effort to garner a promotion. Warren Campaign Wins the Endorsement of Black Womxn For: “On Thursday, she snagged an…

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“Lobbyist” has become a dirty word in DC. As have many words and practices – that are expressly protected by the Constitution. Because DC is $4.5-trillion-per-year-in-spending and $1+-trillion-in-regulating – that is mostly antithetical to the Constitution. Behold the relevant portion of the Constitution’s First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law…abridging…the right of the people peaceably…to…

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Today’s thought foray – requires us to define a few terms.  First: Internet Service Providers (ISPs): The companies that have in the last quarter-century invested more than a trillion dollars – building the actual Internet.  Comcast, Verizon, Time Warner, AT&T, etc.  The companies that laid the Information Superhighway – upon which all the rest of…

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Behold the 21st Century’s diet version of an “international incident”: Could a Tweet Sink the (National Basketball Association) NBA’s Business Relationships in China? It’s Complicated: “(A) single tweet from a general manager supporting protesters in Hong Kong could threaten that relationship and affect the way the public here and abroad views the league’s intentions on…

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“Human nature” – actually applies to way more than just humans. Gazelles – like to consume vegetables.  It’s their nature. Cheetahs – like to consume meat.  It’s their nature. Governments – like to consume constituents.  It’s their nature. Seventh century B.C. Greece’s philosopher Aesop – understood it way back when. Timeless wisdom – is timeless…

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George Orwell was a brilliant individual.  A man of incredible insight – and foresight. In his unfathomably predictive novel 1984, Orwell warns of Big Brother: “(O)stensibly the leader of Oceania, a totalitarian state wherein the ruling party Ingsoc wields total power ‘for its own sake’ over the inhabitants. “In the society that Orwell describes, every…

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Happy Election Day, All. Still astride us like a drunk, very stupid Colossus – is the Robert Mueller investigation into the non-existent collusion between the Donald Trump presidential campaign and Russia. Ignoring entirely the very obvious, very blatant collusion between the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and Russia. As we head to the polls today –…