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Memorial Day 2018 May 28, 2018

Posted by Retired Geezer in Heroes, Honor.
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I don’t think I can embed this excellent video so I’ll just put the link here.

May we, as Abraham Lincoln said at Gettysburg, “highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

 

http://lp.hillsdale.edu/memorial-day/?appeal_code=MK518EM5

 

Mixed Messages May 24, 2018

Posted by geoff in News.
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No amount of alcohol, sausage or bacon is safe according to cancer experts

I’ll leave you to find your own take-home message.

I Found a Frame May 24, 2018

Posted by Retired Geezer in Ducks.
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Found the perfect frame with reddish and black wood to match the painting.

I took the picture from an angle so you can see the molding.

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I Took Some More Pictures May 21, 2018

Posted by Sobek in News.
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Brewer’s Blackbird May 12, 2018

Posted by Sobek in News.
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I just want to state for the record that this is not a little chirpy bird. That is all.

Oh, and my super clingy kids were super clingy today, and absolutely did not want me to paint this guy. Nevertheless, I persisted.

Ex-Hamster May 11, 2018

Posted by Sobek in News.
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Killdeer Faking It May 11, 2018

Posted by Retired Geezer in Ducks.
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Killdeer are one of my favorite Idaho birds. Can you spot her nest in this picture?

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It’s below the bag that I tied onto the fence.

Close up:

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Here’s a video when I got too close to her nest (shot from the other side of the fence).

 

 

Untilted May 10, 2018

Posted by Sobek in News.
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The Top-Ranked Websites in the US May 9, 2018

Posted by geoff in News.
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The top 20 websites in the US:

  1. Google
  2. Facebook
  3. YouTube
  4. Amazon
  5. Yahoo
  6. XVideos
  7. PornHub
  8. XNXX
  9. eBay
  10. Wikipedia
  11. Twitter
  12. Reddit
  13. Craigslist
  14. Instagram
  15. Bing
  16. Live
  17. Netflix
  18. xHamster
  19. Pinterest
  20. Walmart

Tallying it all up, we have 5 social media sites, 4 porn sites, 3 search engines, 3 shopping sites, a couple of entertainment sites, and a few extras.

All 4 porn sites are doing better than Walmart. Three are doing better than eBay, Wikipedia, Twitter, and Netflix (which I thought was responsible for a significant fraction of internet activity in the US).

The other two surprises are that Yahoo is doing that well (thought they were dying), and that IB couldn’t even beat Pinterest.

Dang.

Manufacturing Job Growth Getting Freakishly Good May 7, 2018

Posted by geoff in News.
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I mean, look at these numbers:

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Phenomenal.

May 2018 Employment Situation Summary May 5, 2018

Posted by geoff in News.
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Once again there was a lot of noise about the BLS’s Employment Situation Summary, which came out yesterday. 3.9% was the official unemployment number, which is nice, but not particularly meaningful (IMHO). The meaningful number is our IB measure of employment health: full-time jobs divided by the civilian non-institutional population. And that number was only slightly improved over the previous month:

FullTimeEmpvsCivPopMay2018Report

The number of employed people barely changed from last month (Household Survey), but 175K part-time jobs turned into full-time jobs. So yay.

Still, a long way to go to get back to 0.51.

I Took Some Pictures May 1, 2018

Posted by Sobek in News.
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