Author Archives: David Sheppard

Republican Whine Over Debate Questions

Looks like the Republican whine over the format and questions of their debates is falling flat in puff of pixie dust. Republicans are ever viewing themselves as victims of something or someone. They like to complain about the “liberal” media. What … Continue reading

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Pope Francis and Climate Change

This article in The Guardian is really good news. The Pope really is showing his sincerity on many issues. Global warming is the biggest problem humanity has ever faced. And it is our fault. Failure to act to reduce carbon … Continue reading

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Wired: Apple’s Support of Ad Blocking May Upend How the Web Works

Articles like this one on Wired don’t address the real problem. Ads are ruining the culture. They are everywhere, screaming at you to look at them. Good for Apple blocking them. Marketers won’t let you alone while you focus on the … Continue reading

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Brian Williams’s Troubles

This should have been over days ago. It had to do with the personal side of Brian Williams and not the way he does his job as anchor of the evening news. He apologized. Get over it. We’re coming down … Continue reading

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Comcast Views Customer as Asshole

Interesting story on CNN about Comcast. Comcast sent out a bill to a customer, and since he cancelled his cable service because he could no longer afford it, Comcast called him “Asshole”. Comcast has apologized, but what this gives us … Continue reading

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Greece — And What They Are Up Against

I am not an economist, but I have been following Greece closely for the last 22 years, ever since I traveled about the country for 10 weeks in 1993, and I spent more time there in 2009. I do have … Continue reading

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Cowardly Democrats

It seems that the world is beginning to wake up to the economic situation. Mario Draghi at the European Central Bank (ECB) has finally decided to act, and act forcefully, by introducing quantitative (QE) to help prevent a downward spiral in … Continue reading

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NYT Post

NY Times has an article on the comments to Tom Hanks article on his experience with community colleges. I had a problem with some of the readers’ observations, so I commented again: First, their comment: “Some readers questioned the $60 … Continue reading

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New York Times Op-Ed by David Brooks

Some things really get me riled up. One of them is people writing about something they don’t know anything about. It’s even worse when they are writing for a major publication like the New York Times. David Brooks at times … Continue reading

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How to Change Your Life for the Better

Today I posted a comment to an article by Tara Parker-Pope titled “Writing Your Way to Happiness.” Here’s my comment: I graduated in the lowest quarter of my high school class, so I went off to a two year community … Continue reading

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