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Veteran’s Day

It was a little crazy to figure out that as a family, between Dad’s family and mine, we’ve been involved in almost every conflict (good and bad) that this country has been in. So, the girls and I are going to go through the stuff brought back by my great-great-grandfather’s brother from The Great War, my mother’s Uncle from World War 2, and even some stuff my Dad brought back from the Invasion of Grenada.

Pictures to follow, hopefully.

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Well, we ARE open-minded around here

Beta wants to go to church tomorrow. Dad is taking her (because I’m pretty sure I’d be struck by lightning or somesuch). Did we mention we are card carrying atheists?

Yeah – I give them 10 minutes before she gets bored and wants to come home.

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A short introduction to economics (economic -isms)

Capitalism

Businesses are out to screw you. You should unionize to protect yourself, or else you’re on your own.

Socialism

Businesses are out to screw you.  The government says, don’t worry about unionizing, we’ve got you covered.

Communism

The government is the business, and is your union (whether you want it or not).

Facism

Businesses are out to screw you.  Government is your union (whether you want it or not) and is in cahoots with business.

Libertarianism

Businesses are out to screw you, and have bought the unions.

Mercantilism

Businesses serve at the pleasure of the king.  You serve at the pleasure of the king.