Monthly Archives: March 2012

Heartwarming News from Chile

Rob Woodward, a New Zealander that has been living in Chile since 1997 and his wonderful Chilean wife Angélica Prieto are retiring young. Rob started his business, Woodward Chile, 10 years ago when he was 30 and has been spectacularly … Continue reading

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Did Steve Jobs Die from Thiamine Deficiency?

Steve Jobs is famous for his tendency to live in a reality distortion field (RDF), as described by Wikipedia: RDF is a term coined by Bud Tribble at Apple Computer in 1981, to describe company co-founder Steve Jobs’ charisma and … Continue reading

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The Man With the Golden Finger Gun

A man in the video below is accused of shaping his thumb and index finger in the shape of a gun and using it to shoot a faux bullet at a cop. He may be licensed to kill and reminds … Continue reading

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Bill Gates Building Nuclear Power Plant

Bill Gates has invested in TerraPower, a company developing a “traveling wave” nuclear reactor that produces significantly smaller amounts of nuclear waste than conventional nuclear reactors that can run almost indefinitely on depleted uranium. They are talking to China about … Continue reading

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We Travel With Dignity, So We Won’t Fly in the USA

The federal government’s airport security procedures leave travelers with the choice of a virtual strip search in a full body scanner with dangerous radiation or a very hands-on pat down that touches breasts and genitals. This security theater is ineffective … Continue reading

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Learn Spanish with the Rolling Stones

Mary and I went to see and hear Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones tribute band, at Casino Arizona. The band plays great songs in small theaters and we had a fun time. The Stones wrote their best music during the Mick … Continue reading

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Timeless Thoughts on Business by Henry Ford

I finished reading Henry Ford’s autobiography, written in 1922, free for Kindles and other e-readers. It’s better than most free books, and I quote a few favorite parts below about business and human nature that apply in his epoch and … Continue reading

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What’s it like to be kidnapped in Buenos Aires?

Taos, an English speaker, recounts his nightmare in the Argentine Post: I was kidnapped briefly in a taxi in 1999. The whole incident lasted only about an hour, making it an express kidnapping. I reported it to police, who didn’t … Continue reading

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Protectionism in Argentina

The Economist recently described protectionism in Argentina, including the micromanagement of imports: For firms that refuse to (or cannot) move production to Argentina, the government offers another option: deals to export goods worth at least as much as a company’s … Continue reading

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Police Brutality Against Journalists in Chile and the USA

According to the Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index 2011/2012 The worldwide wave of protests in 2011 also swept through the New World. It dragged the United States (47th) and Chile (80th) down the index, costing them 27 and 47 … Continue reading

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