Monthly Archives: October 2013

MACHINES TELLING YOU WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO WORK…


Bloomberg news reports that some hi-tech companies have begun to develop multimedia programs to assess a person’s suitability for a particular job, or jobs.  Presumably, these programs will be much better than human recruiters, who rely on first impressions, useless … Continue reading

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OBAMACARE WARNING


Not that I am all that special; but when the vote on Obamacare was nearing, I felt sufficiently agitated to send off a letter to members of Congress who had some say in its fate.  This particular example is addressed … Continue reading

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AUSTRALIA, DAY 5


This would be August 25th… Up reasonably early, after a lovely night’s sleep, and rarin’ to go.  (I am, anyway.) Bonnie, our hostess, graciously offers us accommodations for longer, but I stammer my way through a statement that we really … Continue reading

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WHEN IS CANCER NOT CANCER?


When the federal government says so. Paul Hsieh, at Forbes, writes about the Feds’ desire to redefine the word ‘cancer’ to exclude certain conditions that have hitherto been called cancers.  As, for instance, cancerous but slow-growing lesions.  The word ‘cancer’ … Continue reading

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