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Music Monday: Oh Yeesus.

Published on March 30, 2015 By bmagnus

In Closing: a few words on mass surveillance and encryption; a record warm temperature; antibiotics; an interesting idea (hell, I’d be happy to go back to plain old fashioned metal detectors and no effing Pre-Check); the truth about the Estate Tax and why George W Bush couldn’t find a single widow who lost the family […]

Diet Research? It must be January.

Published on January 4, 2013 By bmagnus

Yes indeed, it’s the first week of the year, and that means millions of Americans are trying to shed between 5 and 500 pounds. Some scientists were even willing to stick their necks out there and say fructose is a culprit in weight gain (a culprit not the culprit). Check the archives and you will find me many […]

Ignore Them

Published on April 5, 2011 By bmagnus

I am completely disgusted with pretty much all politicians, and even more so with politicians that try to position themselves as “I’m a [insert noun] first, not just another politician.” Those ones are dangerous because half the time they don’t understand what the heck they are dealing with. I’m talking to you, Dr. Joe Heck! […]


Published on December 20, 2010 By bmagnus

Two quick thoughts this morning and then the closing bits. First, I did see Tron: Legacy over the weekend. Now, even the best reviews consider the plot a little bit difficult to follow. Without giving up any spoilers, I found this criticism to be unfair. Granted, I did myself a favor and popped the original […]

Thoughts for Labor Day

Published on September 4, 2010 By bmagnus

I think it’s appropriate to focus on jobs for Labor Day. The good news is that employers did add new jobs last month. Unfortunately they didn’t add nearly enough to make a dent in unemployment. Even as private employers are adding positions, cash-strapped state and local governments have had no choice but to cut them. […]


Published on July 21, 2010 By bmagnus

Raise your hand if you think your net worth is over a million dollars! If your hand is up, you are in a very, very small minority. It’s been some years since I have had the occasion to say anything about the estate tax. However, now the temporary rollback of that tax is about to […]