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I want the election put on hold for a while, because 2000  cleaned up Florida’s voting. If Trump concedes too fast, all the investigations will end and we’ll experience it again the next time, guaranteed, and it may be worse. Voting has to be trusted to be used in lieu of a civil war.  In […]

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Michigan Flooding

 

I haven’t seen anything here about the flooding in mid-Michigan that happened last week. It rained hard for a few days and the Edenville Dam broke, spilling Wixom Lake into Sanford Lake. Soon, Wixom Lake was drained, overflowing the Sanford Dam, destroying the little town of Sanford. The Midland area was flooded, destroying homes, businesses, and bridges. Thousands evacuated, including Midland Hospital, in a large disaster that seemed like something out of a movie.

The US-20 bridge over Sanford Lake was taken out. Dow said its containment ponds were breeched, but not to worry, so far. No deaths or injuries have been reported. I haven’t heard about any pets, etc. Also, parts of Arenac and Iosco Counties sustained damage. Lots of farming there; don’t know if that was effected yet. The US-23 bridge at Omer is out, and Tawas was flooded, twisting the train tracks. Those I saw interviewed said they did not have flood insurance. The news calls it a once in 500-year event.

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 Are prices in the economy dependent variables, independent variables or both? Can the labor variable be changed without changing the product and service variable? If you can’t tell, I’m not  trained in economics or anything very specialized. Not an elite.  I’m assuming the basic equation sans calculus is Labor + raw materials + assets + […]

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Bernie Sanders said we don’t need so many brands of deodorant. I’d like to know what the candidates’ positions are on this issue, if they have a solution to it,  and would they all agree on one brand, like Old Spice, or one for men and one for women. Uh, oh, what about the gender […]

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If McConnell had allowed Merrick Garland a hearing,  even with a Republican majority, Garland would have been confirmed.  If that had happened, he would not be serving today under a permanent cloud of suspicion about his character.  But, Trump may not have won.  Preview Open

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Myth, according to Merriam-Webster is: “ an idea or story that is believed by many people but that is not true.” Political myth-making is more important than any endorsement for a candidate. If honesty is forging tickets for supporters to flood a convention, then Abe was honest. Rubio and Trump have teamed to amplify the message […]

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If you work hard and buy a car and a house, you are wise to protect your assets with insurance in case of either a man made  or act of God disaster.  Mandatory health insurance was a natural outgrowth of that idea to  liberals. (The car accident argument concerning medical bills perplexes me because we had two […]

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