If you read my post from last week about giving Scrivener another try, then first I congratulate you on being possibly the only person in the world still reading this blog. Now that I’ve been using the software for week or two I really look back and wonder what the big deal was. This is not […]
If you don’t understand the religious allegiances in the Middle East you can’t hope to understand the forces driving regional politics. In this long New Yorker article, we get a look at Iran’s aspirations. Using underground fighters, Iran– a Shiite state–kept Shiites in charge of Syria, who in turn fought over Lebanon. The early months […]
The PDF below, provided by the FDIC, shows the 20+ year trend of consolidation in the banking industry. Whereas in 1990 there were more than 12,000 commercial banks and 2800 savings institutions, now the number is less than 6,000 commercial banks and less than 1,000 savings institutions. In other words, competition in the banking industry […]
To be honest I’ve surpassed the point of outrage fatigue when it comes to our government. This has been sitting in my RSS feed for a while though, and it’s still a good reminder about important issues that are getting swept under the rug in the wake of congressional theater. General warrants do not state […]
Here in Texas a series of small cold fronts have finally broken the choke hold of 100 degree days that gripped the state. Now that we’re back down to more seasonable temperatures in the 80s and 90s, our thoughts turn to the time of ghosts and goblins (and candy!) drawing ever closer. With retailers stretching […]
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