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Prep Your Guest Room

Published on April 6, 2013 By bmagnus

Because if Mr. Obama gets his way, your parents will eventually have no choice but to move in with you. CNN/Money describes Chained CPI as “The Geeky Debt Fix That Might Work.” It will do no such thing. The assumption is that “CPI overmeasures inflation” when in fact, inflation has been systematically undermeasured for many […]

I think I have a better idea….

Published on November 28, 2012 By bmagnus

So Clark County School District — the 5th largest school district in the nation — has a “successful” pilot of a program to keep track of students on school busses. Parents can theoretically find out whether their kids got on the bus, and where the bus is. Roughly 700 of the 110,000 students who daily […]

Beneath the Shorties

Published on October 18, 2012 By bmagnus

LOL: Enjoy this meme while you can, I figure it’s dead in 3 weeks. They just keep coming: Remember, the plot to kill Big Bird is still in play. There’s a Million Muppet March planned. Twelve! Meeeeelion! Jobs!!!: Yeah, so? Get it off me! Get it get it get it….: Is it just me, or does Mr. Romney look […]

Music Monday: Inspiration, Part 1

Published on September 17, 2012 By bmagnus

When I was first losing weight and trying to get fit, there were two music videos that I found inspiring. This is the positive one:   Madonna was 40 years old when this was shot, and a new mom. Ok, I couldn’t afford personal trainers and dietitians, but I could watch what I ate and work […]

The Cabin in the Shorties

Published on April 19, 2012 By bmagnus

Gee, no kidding: When young people pay all their money on student loans, they don’t have money to take out mortgages. Separate but Equal?: On women’s workouts. I hate agreeing with Kip: I’ve said a lot of things about former TSA director Kip Hawley over the years, but the Kipster is making sense these days. […]

Getting Organized

Published on February 22, 2012 By bmagnus

Like many people, I’ve got stuff that must be done: bills to pay, people to see, floors to clean, you know the drill. And like many people, I find it’s easy to let things slip away if I don’t stay organized. I’m a big believer in “to do lists,” because it’s easy to see what […]

I Saw the Shorties

Published on May 19, 2011 By bmagnus

I have got to get into the habit of little posts throughout the week. Today’s items are a little mind-blowing. On Taxes and Debt: Two graphs. On Inflation: Core rate is crazy. Explains the Popularity of Certain People: Most people just don’t read books. I wonder if they’ll remember this come fall: Americans want to […]

Tucker and Shorties vs Evil

Published on May 4, 2011 By bmagnus

Inspirational Story of the Day: Teen disappointed that he didn’t make the soccer team, so he loses 60 pounds and deadlifts 308 pounds. There are lots of things you can do if you want to badly enough. Um, Yeah: I can see where meeting a co-worker in such a place might be bothersome. Just say […]

The *New* New Economy is Not Improved

Published on July 16, 2010 By bmagnus

Let me start by pointing out that today alone, the FDIC had takeover teams at 6 — yes, 6 — different banks in 3 different states. I think that Count Von Count would not be happy to keep track of this. Another number that would fail to please the Count but might make Dr. Evil […]

Shorties Todd

Published on February 7, 2010 By bmagnus

Well, “free” does appear in the title: someone is suing FreeCreditReport.com for charging them a monthly fee for credit monitoring in order to get that “free” credit report. “How can payrolls and the unemployment rate both go down at the same time?“: More than you want to know about how those figures are manipulated and […]