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  • Two Santa Clauses: Going back in history

    Posted on November 19th, 2023 cwmoore No comments

    Two Santa Clauses Tactic:


    Here’s how it works, laid it out in simple summary:
    First, when Republicans control the federal government, and particularly the White House, spend money like a drunken sailor and run up the US debt as far and as fast as possible. This produces three results – it stimulates the economy thus making people think that the GOP can produce a good economy, it raises the debt dramatically, and it makes people think that Republicans are the “tax-cut Santa Claus.”

    Second, when a Democrat is in the White House, scream about the national debt as loudly and frantically as possible, freaking out about how “our children will have to pay for it!” and “we have to cut spending to solve the crisis!” This will force the Democrats in power to cut their own social safety net programs, thus shooting their welfare-of-the-American-people Santa Claus.

    Think back to Ronald Reagan, who more than tripled the US debt from a mere $800 billion to $2.6 trillion in his 8 years. That spending produced a massive stimulus to the economy, and the biggest non-wartime increase in the debt in history. Nary a peep from Republicans about that 218% increase in our debt; they were just fine with it.

    And then along came Bill Clinton.

    Biden – lowered the deficit so far

    Trump – raised the deficit dramatically holds the record for largest and 2nd largest deficit in American history

    Obama – cut the deficit by about half over his two terms

    George W – took us from a surplus to what at the time was the largest deficit in American history

    Clinton – took us from a deficit to a surplus

    George HW – increased the deficit

    Reagan – increased the deficit

  • MIST BPH relief

    Posted on October 18th, 2023 cwmoore No comments

    Key Words: BPH, prostate, MIST, Optilume

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common and progressive disease affecting aging men which has a
    significant impact on quality of life. The Optilume BPH Catheter System (Optilume BPH) is a prostatic
    dilation system that combines balloon dilation with a localized transfer of paclitaxel to maintain long term
    patency. Optilume BPH can be deployed using standard rigid cystoscopy without general anesthesia in an office setting. Prospective data indicate that Optilume BPH has favorable functional and sexual patient outcomes. Readers will familiarize themselves with Optilume BPH, significant historical studies and the technique for deploying Optilume BPH


  • Robert Reich Oct 10, 2023

    Posted on October 10th, 2023 cwmoore No comments

    I’ve spent decades fighting right-wing economists. Yet, like zombies, they and their ideas keep coming back from the dead.

    Here’s the latest example.

    A surge in long-term interest rates is causing tremors on Wall Street. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note has risen to its highest level since the subprime mortgage crisis began in August 2007…………


  • Galaxy S9 USB Tether

    Posted on October 7th, 2023 cwmoore No comments

    To USB tether the S9 take the following steps:

    1. Turn on Mobile Hotspot
    2. Go to Settings from APPS then select Connections tab
    3. Then select to Mobile Hotspot & Tethering
    4. Select USB Tethering.
    5. This will activate the USB output

  • The Spare: A slim book review

    Posted on September 4th, 2023 cwmoore No comments

    The book “The Spare” is a book about Prince Harry’s perspective of his early life, his mother and his exit from royal life. In essence, Harry was forced out by sibling rivalry, a passive Prince Charles (now King Charles) and a bureaucratic, self-serving, sometimes corrupt, and largely money driven cadre of hovering sycophants around the immediate royal family. My view of King Charles and Heir Prince William came out tarnished. My view of the dear departed Queen Elizabeth II remains the same.

    I will not spoil the book too much here. The people that read it will find a bunch of self-entitled, well educated people who are blind to realities of common man. It is only when they are in their latter twenties and early thirty’s that the more stereotype, British top royal society images appear.

    The book is worth the read and I procured mine via Libby and my Indiana library card. I had to wait about a month. It is an easy to read, fast progressing but filled with recollections book.

  • Bidenomics

    Posted on September 2nd, 2023 cwmoore No comments

    The economic numbers for the Biden administration are remarkable and demonstrate the strength of the system under which the government operated from 1933 to 1981: the idea that investing in ordinary Americans builds the economy far more efficiently than so-called “supply-side economics.” That economic ideology, advanced by the Reagan Republicans, claimed that cutting regulations and concentrating wealth at the top of the economy would enable business leaders to invest in the economy efficiently, cutting costs and driving economic growth. 

    But that vision has never produced as promised, while it has dramatically concentrated wealth and power since it went into effect in 1981. “Bidenomics” is a rejection of that theory and a return to the economic vision that built the country in the fifty years before it. Investing in infrastructure and programs that help ordinary Americans puts money and the power of innovation into their hands, driving the economy from the bottom up and the middle out, as Biden puts it. 

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  • Pun

    Posted on August 30th, 2023 cwmoore No comments

    Mary had a little lamb and the doctor fainted.

    This mornings ride:

    The grayness either burned off or the system moved a little since the barometer raised from 29.90″ earlier to 30.07″. Looking good for the super blue moon tonight around 9:30PM peak. The Fish Creek Trail ride this AM was nice in the sun. The trail was a bit damp and spongy so my ride was not the fastest. I took the DiamondBack bike and I kept shifting the wrong way too. That tells me I need to ride it more often.

  • Hallelujah

    Posted on August 2nd, 2023 cwmoore No comments

    I’ve heard there was a secret chord That David played and it pleased the Lord But you don’t really care for music, do ya? Well it goes like this The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall, the major lift The baffled king composing Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    Well, your faith was strong but you needed proof You saw her bathing on the roof Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew ya She tied you to the kitchen chair She broke your throne and she cut your hair And from your lips, she drew the Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    Well baby I’ve been here before I’ve seen this room and I’ve walked this floor I used to live alone before I knew ya And I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch And love is not a vict’ry march It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    Well, maybe there’s a God above But all I’ve ever learned from love Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya And it’s not a cry that you hear at night It’s not somebody who’s seen the light It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah

  • A day in the USA

    Posted on April 2nd, 2023 cwmoore No comments
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  • 2K years of kindness

    Posted on March 20th, 2023 cwmoore No comments