Air Travel: The Agony and the Ecstasy

January 4th, 2012

By Tom Carter I just got back from one of my frequent trips to Europe.  I’ve checked out ways to get there other than flying on an airline. I could book a berth on a cargo ship, a fairly inexpensive way to cross the ocean.  Then, from whatever port I end up at in Europe, […]


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Life in America: Advertising

August 25th, 2011

By Tom Carter As some may have noted, a couple of months ago I relocated from Europe to Texas.  I lived overseas for many years, most recently the past decade or so in Serbia.  Even though I spent a couple of months each year in the U.S. for various reasons, I really wasn’t immersed in […]


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An Immodest Proposal

April 21st, 2011

By Brian Bagent I may be mistaken, but it has probably been a couple years since a trial-balloon was floated regarding implementing a Value-Added Tax (VAT) here in the States.  With the way the budget, revenue, and debt are being discussed, it is bound to come up again as a means to “solve” the problems […]


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Drunkblogging a Few Modest Proposals

October 5th, 2010

By Dan Miller Citizens of the world: It is time we make ourselves more equal! And perhaps relocate the UN to Somalia. The world is so screwed up that even our highly intelligent and resourceful President Obama can’t deal with its myriad complexities. Things need to be simplified and a drunk, a lunatic, or a […]


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Europe’s Apocalypse

May 29th, 2010

By Brianna Aubin Last week, the New York Times published an article saying that the European welfare state would quickly become unsustainable due to high levels of debt, decreasing birthrates, and overly generous benefits.  And in other news, pigs are flying over my window, the sun has risen in the west, and the temperature in […]


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