Emil Franzi: Random thoughts for 3/22/17

Emil Franzi: Random thoughts for 3/22/17

By Emil Franzi Why Kohl’s will be gone in a year. I like much about this store, although the employees are uneven, Oracle road good, Marana almost clueless. But worse if the system that will put them under. A couple of months ago, I bought a CD player on-line and they opened a credit card […]

Marriah Star: Election shaped by tribalism vs. globalism

Marriah Star: Election shaped by tribalism vs. globalism

By Marriah Star “May you live in interesting times.” After Donald Trump’s victory, many people are asking: how did we get here? I believe the best way to understand how this happened is to remember the economic, global, and technological changes over the past 30 years. Most people over the age of 65 will remember […]

“Substantial Disruption” by Mike Tully: Twilight of the tradesman

“Substantial Disruption” by Mike Tully: Twilight of the tradesman

By Mike Tully The most tragic and sympathetic victims of the United States’ deficient Medical-Political complex might be the American blue-collar workers.  We silently honor them every day, simply by going about our daily life activities.  We awaken from sleep on a mattress assembled by American factory workers and shipped to us by truck drivers […]

Phil Richardson: Trump Tower Baku—Take Two

Phil Richardson: Trump Tower Baku—Take Two

By Phil Richardson On June 8th of 2016, I published an article titled “Trump Tower Missing.” I was writing about an empty, 33-story luxury hotel and condo ‘way out in the low- rent district of Baku, Azerbaijan—once a part of the USSR—under the control of President for Life Ilham Aliyev. He is the son of […]

Emil Franzi: Random thoughts – 3/15/17

Emil Franzi: Random thoughts – 3/15/17

By Emil Franzi The Case for Keeping Huckelberry Full disclosure – I’ve known Chuck Huckelberry for almost 40 years and consider him a friend. We both went to work for Pima County in the ‘70’s. I as an Admin Asst in what was then called Physical Plant and he as junior engineer. Bottom line is […]

“Substantial Disruption” by Mike Tully: Like the birdies sing

“Substantial Disruption” by Mike Tully: Like the birdies sing

By Mike Tully In 1932, songwriters Sydney Edmund Tolchard Evans, Stanley Damerell, Robert Hargreaves, and Harry Tilsley wrote a silly little ditty that became a hit at the time and has endured in American culture.  The song, “Let’s All Sing like the Birdies Sing,” is familiar to anybody who has visited Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki […]

Phil Richardson: Real news and fake news, Part II

Phil Richardson: Real news and fake news, Part II

By Phil Richardson “Seward’s Folly,” also called “Billy’s Icebox” (Cold), referring at the time to the scandalous purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867 for $7.2-million ($90-mil in today’s money) promoted by Secretary of State William Seward and much opposed by newspapers of both Republican and Democratic Party persuasions, turned out to be a pretty […]

Emil Franzi: Random Thoughts: 3-8-17

Emil Franzi: Random Thoughts: 3-8-17

By Emil Franzi Millennium voters Once again, we’re getting spooked by the data people. Mix in some liberal determinism and you get the following crapola. Millenniums supported Clinton, Boomers Trump. OK, but from where and by how much? The difference in spread between the two groups is in single digits. Add that to the inability […]

Phil Richardson: A crazy time of complaining

Phil Richardson: A crazy time of complaining

By Phil Richardson Acrimony: sharpness, harshness, stinging bitterness in speech and manner I visited my Tax Preparer yesterday and while doing what he has done for me for years, he posed a profound question—one worth repeating: “Isn’t this a crazy time? Have you ever seen anything like it?” My immediate response was “No sir, I […]

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