March 7th, 2022

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A Spy on Pinkham Creek

“It was in 1932 that Charlie Powell, ranger at Rexford, overheard a conversation at a trail camp between two Pinkham Ridgers, indicating that the Ridge-runners planned some incendiarism. He promptly reported this to me. The Ridge-runners were a rather canny clan who migrated from the mountains of West Virginia and Kentucky years earlier and took…

In Case You Missed It- This Time Last Year

Highlights from around this time last year include updates on Trego School and the taxes that support it, a comparison of Litter and Artifacts (closer than one might think), Consideration on Widowmakers and an explanation of the word Emoluments.

Thinking Ukraine

I’m not particularly well-informed about Ukraine.  That said, I suspect I am in the top quarter of Americans – my mother-in-law was Ukrainian.  I spent several recent years using messenger to visit with a high school classmate who lived there – Randy would send a bright morning message as he drank his first cup of…

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Good News on the NRA

AP showed this “ A judge has rejected an effort by New York’s attorney general to put the National Rifle Association out of business, but will allow her lawsuit accusing top executives of illegally diverting tens of millions of dollars from the powerful gun advocacy organization to proceed. Manhattan Judge Joel M. Cohen said allegations…

Climate Change: Technology and the Little Ice Age

I like the term “Anthropic Global Warming” better than the generic “Climate Change.”  Living in an area that was covered by glaciers 15,000 years ago, I have ample evidence to convince me that climate changes – my challenge is quantifying how much is human caused and how much has natural causes.  And I like a…

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other. -Benjamin Franklin

Thinking About Government- Athens Example

 Max Weber provided the simplest definition: “A government is an institution that holds a monopoly on the legitimate use of violence.”  Another, fancier way he phrased it is “A state is a human community that (successfully) claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory.” So far as social theories…

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