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Money Talks, Talent Walks

I’ve been gone from Microsoft for about 15 months, and over that time I’ve talked to various people who still work there. Some wonder how a particular executive can run so much talent out of the company, and yet continue … Continue reading

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The Big Words, No Oxford Commas

What is Really Going On Here? Why the perpetual anger toward white men? There is a real problem in America with low level offenders and the “criminal justice” system. Once you are arrested and charged, the charge hangs over your … Continue reading

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The Dreaded Second Wave

 

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Covid19 Bullshit for Dummies

Do you ever wonder how dangerous Covid19 is? If it’s getting better, or worse? If the things we’re being forced to do are helping? Excellent places to not learn anything are the NYT, WaPo, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, The Atlantic, Slate, … Continue reading

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Some Concrete Covid 19 Predictions

This is a follow up to some questions about this https://mikezintel.wordpress.com/2020/09/10/covid-19-by-the-numbers-sept-2020/, some analysis of these numbers, and (rare for me) some concrete predictions. The formula for chance of dying from an event is chance of dying, as measured, per unit … Continue reading

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Covid 19, by the Numbers (Sept 2020)

Technically, a “case” is confirmed, symptomatic infection. A positive PCR test includes viral loads too low to cause infection, harmless fragments of DNA from previous but now recovered infections, asymptomatic and mild infections that will result in immunity, and symptomatic … Continue reading

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Brainwashed

Most people are conscious of propaganda and authoritarianism as tools to control thought and action. People, when subjected to overt threats to their  life and liberty, threatened with imprisonment or worse, will as a survival tool pretend to believe what … Continue reading

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Procedure for Disposing of Unordered Seeds from China, A summation of Guidance From the US Dept. of Agriculture, Trade and Commerce, Homeland Security, Health and Welfare and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tabaco and Firearms. Aug 1 / 2020

Don an approved mask, gloves and eye protection. Procure 12-15 campfire sized sticks of dry oak, and 2 buckets of pine sawdust, and 2 bags of bbq charcoal. Soak everything in bbq starter fluid. Place the unopened seed package in … Continue reading

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The Trust Fund Fraud

You might know that more Social Security is collected every year than is paid out. And the extra is “in” a trust fund. You might think it’s a very trusty fund – a lockbox. And when needed, the extra will … Continue reading

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How Bad Is It?

The last time I wrote about Covid19, Jun 24, we were 5 weeks into a combination of planned reopenings, unplanned race riots and things like masking for show only. To be fair, Nancy Pelosi had been social masking months earlier. … Continue reading

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