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A Farmer and a Deer

This is one of the funniest things I have read in a long time. It prompted me to add a new category to my site: Humour!   (A letter from someone who wants to remain anonymous, who farms, writes well and actually tried this.) I had this idea that I could rope a deer, put […]

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Voice Identification Security Called into Question

We’ve been customers of Fidelity Investments for many years, and when they rolled out their “MyVoice Verified” program, we thought it was a great step forward. But then came AI. As AI becomes more and more capable, we should not be surprised to see that our lives are more and more directly affected. Many of […]

Written Statement of Dr. Robert Redfield Before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis

On March 9, 2023, former CDC Director, Dr. Robert Redfield, testified under oath before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. In his testimony, he stated that “COVID-19 more likely was the result of an accidental lab leak…” and called for the abolition of gain of function research. (Note that even in light of […]

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Dr. Dunlap and The Nobels Clinic

My fear of doctors began at an early age with my visits to Dr. Arthur Dunlap, a thin man who always had a cigarette in his mouth and blew smoke on me during examinations. He called me “Roughneck”, which I could never understand because I was quite the opposite of a “roughneck” (still am), but […]

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What is a Business Development Company?

You may have heard of the term Business Development Company (BDC) and wondered what makes them different. We are currently invested in a few in our own personal portfolio, and recently a friend asked me to explain why they are different. Funny thing – I did not know! What I did know is that we […]

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New Study Casts Doubts on Effectiveness of Masks

Results of a peer-reviewed study performed in 2022 by the Cochrane Library have just been released. It encompassed the results of 78 studies including over 600,000 participants and found that wearing masks in public probably makes “… little or no difference in interrupting the spread of influenza-like illness.” (Their definition includes COVID-19.) And in one […]

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The Biden Border Crisis continues to top records

Last month, 251,487 illegal aliens were apprehended at the southern border. This is the highest monthly total on record. But that number is just the tip of the iceberg. According to data from Customs and Border Protection, the number of undocumented immigrant crossings at the southwest border for fiscal year ending September 30, 2022 topped […]

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New AI Tools you will Love

Our world is changing every day, some say faster than we can keep up! And nowhere are the changes happening faster than in the realm of artificial intelligence. With the advent of ChatGPT, new ideas started flowing freely. Here are just a few of the recently added AI-driven applications: – Capture and share insights […]

Investing as a “Dividend Hunter”

Like many people, my investment approach has changed over time. In my earlier years, I was an aggressive growth investor. But more recently I have found myself shifting more toward income generating investments. I have been investing in dividend stocks for several years, and a few years back I came across a newsletter called “The […]

Adverse Events Reported for Covid-19 Vaccines

A preliminary study reported in the 22 September 2022 issue of ScienceDirect entitled “Serious adverse events of special interest following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination in randomized trials in adults” using publicly available data from Pfizer and Moderna studies, found one serious adverse event for each 800 vaccines. You can review the entire study here: Two […]