TRANSIT WATCH: PROMISES, PROMISES…

TRANSIT WATCH: PROMISES, PROMISES…

Background: Oakland County, in Metro Detroit, has long had a public transit arrangement where individual communities could decide to participate in the transit system, tax their citizens, and receive services. This November, the Democrat-controlled County Board of Commissioners ended that, and with a 57% county-wide majority vote, imposed a county-wide tax on everyone. The YES TRANSIT people, including the County Executive’s office, promised a glittering future. Here’s my response. TRANSIT PROMISES: YOU TOOK THE MONEY, NOW SHOW US!!!             It’s…

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ARE YOU SMARTER THAN VLADIMIR PUTIN?  OR: POWER MAKES YOU STUPID.

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN VLADIMIR PUTIN?  OR: POWER MAKES YOU STUPID.

Are you smarter than Vladimir Putin? Well, let me ask you this: DO YOU KNOW:                  I’ll bet you do! These are all things that you can readily find out by watching normal news and reading plain old on-line info channels. Most of this isn’t really ‘news’ any more. If you know these things, you know more than Vladdy P! WHAT? How can this be? How can The Guy, the modern Czar of Russia, know less than I do? Simple: he’s…

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CRYPTO MADE SIMPLE

CRYPTO MADE SIMPLE

Crypto made simple: –Jack has a big computer, and says he has a ‘bank’ and an “exchange.” –You give Jack $$$. Jack gives you an ‘account’ and a receipt for your real money which he says he’s keeping safe for you. –For you to get your money back, you need to sell your account to somebody else who is willing to buy. –Those sales take place on Jack’s ‘exchange,’ and the prices offered become the value of your account. The…

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SUMMER’S OVER!

SUMMER’S OVER!

“How did YOU spend your summer vacation?” –Russia getting its butt kicked. Very nice indeed, BUT—Institute for the Study of War (understandingwar.org) President Biden declares war on +/- half the county.

NO, GEN X, You aren’t forgotten.

NO, GEN X, You aren’t forgotten.

Boomers ran away to the tree fort, until dinner time. Then in ’69 added sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll. Millennials wet their pants at the thought of unsupervision. Xers went on treasure hunts and fought the Russians.