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Marc's Musings

Of the twenty-three (23) protections provided by the Bill of Rights, thirteen (13) are Rights of the Accused.

Our entire criminal justice system is encapsulated in three amendments totalling 347 words.

Instruments in Tibet were impacted by a 500 TeV photon originating in the Crab Nebula, the most energetic photon ever recorded (The LHC in Geneva generates about 14 TeV).

National Security Advisor John Bolton has asked the Joint Chiefs to plan a retaliatory strike against the Crab Nebula as a warning sign to Iran. "And it had better not take 10,000 years!" he was overheard saying.

Apparently, it's Lampoon John Bolton Day.

Capitalism: Sink old ships in the ocean to avoid the cost of dismantling them.

Ecoism: Same thing, but call the ship a 'reef'.

A Denver council member has vowed to establish communism "by any means necessary".

Methinks she has rather missed the point of communism.

Nine reporters from so-called prestigious news organizations attended the recent Bilderberg soiree in Montreaux Switzerland, representing the likes of NBC News, The Washington Post, The Economist, Bloomberg, and Financial Times.

The Bilderberg clutch operates under the Chatham House rule (paraphrased) "any one may disclose information from the meeting, but none may reveal the sources."

Following is a list of articles generated as a result of that meeting:

If you want your vote to count in the general election, convince your state to abandon the winner-take-all system and to cast electoral college votes for candidates proportional to their ballots in the state's popular vote.

Researchers at Yale University have learned how to predict changes in quantum states immediately before they occur.

In other words, they can predict whether Schrödinger's cat is alive or dead immediately before the box is opened.

The annual meeting of the world's elite Delta Bravos known as Bilderberg occurs this weekend in Switzerland.

While the THB (Tinfoil Hat Brigade) sees this as a shadow government junket, the apologists say this is just a howdoyoudo with no agenda or binding conclusions.

If I were to organize a meeting of 130 highly-paid executives travelling from all over the world with no agenda or defined outcome, I would be lucky to get a job at a drive-thru.

See also: U2D1922 / Bilderberger with a Side of Why?s

In the fight against expanding Nanny States, the people in Austria French-kissing cows for social media attention aren't helping.

In the latest pronouncement of impending doom, the UN Secretary General says the survival of humanity is at risk.

The UN says also the world is at risk of human overpopulation, thus we are simultaneously over-populating the earth while putting ourselves at risk of extinction.

Stay tuned for next week's impending disaster; GoT ends!

The problem with subscribing to an ideology is that everything gets filtered through the lens of the ideology regardless of facts, merit, or results.

Here's an article that describes how great capitalism is because billions of dollars were poured into a profitless company because of "faith" in capitalism.

However, UBER – like almost any other tech startup – is more about hurling cash at a turd and then getting out with a bigger bag of money before the stench reaches everyone else.

3.9 million drivers and the company has yet to reach the 'scale' required for profitability.

If you have wondered why ~600 measles cases in a nation of 328,000,000 people is headline news, you might also wonder why 100,000 measles cases in Europe is not headline news.

The median income in the U.S. is $62,000 (half make more, half make less).

The base Congressional salary is $174,000 and they are once again whining about a pay raise.

I say when the median income is $150,000, they can have one.

1970's flu treatment: Drink two liters of sugary acid and put a poison-filled glass tube in your mouth.

If you survive the treatment, you should have no trouble kicking the disease.

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