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How Clean Is Your Drinking Water Supply?

Portland, Ore., dumped 38 million gallons of drinking water because of a urinating teenager. That teenager’s pee added about 0.01 PPM (part-per-million) of pollution to the water supply. That more than 200 times less than the allowable amount in drinking … Continue reading

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Taipei’s Sunflowers

March 29th, 2014 One of the best features of this hotel is the jogging path. It is close to the “Freedom Square” (used to be known as Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Park). I enjoy the run around the perimeter and come … Continue reading

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Dear Terry

Dear Terry, You said that you had lost passion for your job and had been thinking of quitting. In various meetings, you would lose your concentration and drift away. You are not learning much and don’t care to figure out … Continue reading

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$10.10 Minimum Wage

Thirty years ago, I earned minimum wage working for the school computer lab and took home about $600 a month. My newly wed wife did the same, but less hours, and earned about $300. We shared an apartment with another … Continue reading

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$15 Minimum Wage

If we give everyone more money, what happens? Since the total amount of goods and services stay the same, by the general laws of supply and demand, everything will become more expensive and everyone ends up the same as before. … Continue reading

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Jobs v. Union

The Machinist Union Members narrowly approved Boeing’s proposed contract and sealed the deal that future 777x will be manufactured in the Puget Sound area. Boeing guaranteed that the composite wing, the most advanced part of the airplane, stays here. The … Continue reading

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Retrovirus

Three consecutive fictions I read had retrovirus as a key element of the plot. Seriously!?! I did not know before I started them. In Inferno, the genius villain used the retrovirus to render a third of the human population infertile. … Continue reading

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Lipid v. Fructose

Since the 1950s, the medical industry and world public health organizations have subscribed to the Lipid Hypothesis: eating red meats and saturated fats will increase the cholesterol level in the blood stream; the cholesterol will then clog arteries, lead to … Continue reading

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A Hundred Years to Shape People

Chinese say, “It takes 10 years to shape trees, and 100 years to shape people.” To shape people is to educate them. In doing so, the government must think very long-term. Only educated parents and teachers will generate better educated … Continue reading

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Labor v. Employer

Boeing’s Machinist Union just voted against the company proposed contract. Since the current contract expires in 2016, there will be no strike or other negotiation. Boeing has until 2016 to figure out what to do next, primarily on the location … Continue reading

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