Monthly Archives: January 2012

Crossing Borders in the USA, Canada and Mexico

According to the Buffalo News, “gruff and unpleasant security officers” are hurting the Niagara Falls tourist industry, so many Canadians are staying on their side of the border. Mary and I experienced the same problem last month when we returned … Continue reading

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Would You Clean a House in Chicureo, Chile?

A golf club in Chicureo, north of Santiago, has been accused of illegal discrimination by the Belelu newspaper and the Union of Domestic Workers because the Breezes Golf Club does not allow maids or children younger than 8 years in … Continue reading

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A Day at the Collector Car Show

Mary and I went to the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction this week. The show is so good that people from all over the country flew in to attend. One of the first booths displayed a 1966 VW bus that brought … Continue reading

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Freedom for Chilean Newspapers

According to the Washington Post, Chile has withdrawn a tyrannical proposed law to terrorize journalists. Chile’s government is backing down on a plan that would have empowered police to force news media to surrender images without a court order, effectively … Continue reading

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How I Use My iPad

I use my iPad to play chess and explore YouTube videos. I sit in bed with my wife Mary at the end of the day and see what we can find on YouTube. We often watch amazing musicians such as … Continue reading

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Is Mitt Romney the Investor’s Best Friend?

A group of socialists is competing to be the next President of the United States and World Policeman, and Mitt Romney is the leading contender. The others refrain from criticizing him for vastly expanding government involvement in health care when … Continue reading

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Chile Seaweed Technology

Bio Architecture Lab (BAL), headquartered in California with a seaweed farming operation in Chile, is developing a process to transform seaweed into fuel. Seaweed doesn’t use land and fresh water that would be better used for growing food and does … Continue reading

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Using Bait to Manufacture Crime

Yesterday I came across a sign in a Scottsdale parking lot similar to the picture on the left, warning potential thieves that the unlocked car with clearly visible valuables is a police trap. The overstaffed police are bored and must … Continue reading

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Are Small Companies More Creative than Large?

According to conventional wisdom of economic planners such as the creators of Start-Up Chile and Startup America, small companies are more innovative than large. They theorize that large companies build excess bureaucracy and resist change, but big companies like Facebook … Continue reading

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