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September 27, 2021

What is the harm?

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 9:49 am
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Story here.  Government at all levels is too big. The power we grant to government officials has gone to their head.  4 officers and 3 cars and a search warrant to take an opossum from a guy who had rescued it and was caring for it.   Do we really need a law forbidding this type of thing?

August 6, 2021

Get out of Elon’s way

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 12:31 am
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This is crazy.  We need to get the government out of Elon’s way and let him do what he does, as fast as he can.  Have we learned nothing so far? (post in memory of Mike Nofsinger, who would be as pissed as I am about all this.)

June 28, 2021

I am not as optimistic..

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 4:57 pm
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as Professor Reynolds is, but as I have said previously, read everything he writes.

June 18, 2021

OMG

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:15 am
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Please let this be trueMore here.

May 25, 2021

Belarus

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 10:53 am
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The country of Belarus has apparently seen the movie White Knights.   For those of you who haven’t seen it, Mikhail Baryshnikov plays a Russian dancer who defected and while flying to Tokyo, his plan is forced down in the Soviet Union.  It is an OK movie.

Apparently a leading Belarussian dissident was on a Ryanair flight flying over Belarus.  The government reported a bomb threat to the plane and sent a fight to escort it to land in Belarus.  Once on the ground there, the dissident was pulled from the flight and appears to have been imprisoned.

As you can imagine, this isn’t going over well with other countries.  Airlines are avoiding Belarus airspace and airlines are cancelling flights in and out of the country.  Some are pointing out that if they get away with doing this, other countries will do it too.

April 22, 2021

A bust is coming

Filed under: General — dknights @ 4:07 pm
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Read this story.  Then go re-watch the movie “The Big Short“.

March 23, 2021

Movie review: The Big Short (2015)

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:08 am
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I have been meaning to watch this movie ever since it came out. It did not disappoint. I was so good I watched it twice over the weekend. It is an amazing movie, Well acted and well directed, Making a movie a bout massive financial fraud, with a ton of numbers is really hard, and they did it well. My real impression from the movie is to increase my doubt about everything we are being told today. I am not a Steve Carell fan, but his performance in this movie is nothing short of amazing. Big props to the writers who made this numbers story understandable. My biggest take away from the movie is a massive doubt about everything we think we currently know about what is going on in 2021. Watch this movie.

March 5, 2021

Read Glenn Reynolds

Filed under: General,Politics — dknights @ 9:52 pm
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As I have said previously, you should read everything Professor Glenn Reynolds writes.

February 19, 2021

When Glenn Reynolds speaks…

Filed under: Legal,Politics — dknights @ 10:46 am
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smart people listen.  Professor Reynolds is a deep thinker who anticipates many of the future’s trends and problems.  It is well worth reading anything he writes.

February 15, 2021

What the h*ll?

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 5:19 pm
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What the heck is wrong with the USN acquisitions system?  First the LCS and Zumwalt debacles and now this?  Is there anyone up there who knows what they are doing?

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