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Taxes, Trump and the Lemmings

Time to talk about the tax cut. While the tax cut remains deeply unpopular, there appears to be about 35% ,or thereabouts, who still supports the cut.  That 35% number also seems to be the ballpark number of the die-hard Trump supporters: they will support him no matter what. They supported him despite his racial comments about Mexicans bringing in crime, despite him calling McCain a loser for ...
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Paul Krugman: Distribution of Stock Ownership

Inequality - Stock Ownership
For quite some time I have had a suspicion that it was the wealthy that owned most of the stock since they derived most of their wealth (income?) from stocks. And every once in a while I would see something that would sort of depict who owned stocks: wealthy individual owners, hedge funds, mutual funds, pension funds, and other types of funds. But I couldn't get at the makeup of those "funds" -...
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Having Problems with Files Blocked in Microsoft

Why Do They Have to Mess Up - Microsoft and 3rd Party Vendor
A couple of weeks ago, our software vendor updated their software, especially the front page of their product. Unbeknownst to us, Microsoft also did some security updates during the same week. Grrrrrrr. #!%#$@!#. Double grrrrrr. Problems pop up sporadically and then clears up. The problem is in the downloads. Microsoft will apply the usual protection feature to internet downloads but this time,...
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What a Relief – Doug Jones Defeated Roy Moore

Thank You Alabama
Well, that's a relief - Alabama actually voted in Doug Jones rather than Roy Moore, an admitted pervert. I didn't think Alabama would elect Doug Jones - I wasn't having much faith in them or Americans in general. Doug Jones succeeded because the blacks came out in force and I would like to thank them for that. They really needed to in order to save themselves. I would also like to thank some of...
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More Experimentation to Make Data Tables Work

I did some more experimenting with data tables to see why my last efforts with data tables did not work. A biggie is that the input variable has to be hard coded - it cannot be a formula which is a bummer because I like to have the flexibility to alter things. The numbers have to be entered as a hard coded number or can be set as a series fill (Home - Fill - Series). The other biggie is the out...
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It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World
I used to think that religious Americans try to do what is right, even though we are all humans and do things we shouldn't. Granted, some of the worst wars stem from religion but it also provided guidance on living morally and on treating others with respect and tolerance - at least some religion did. But now, after the evangelicals supported and voted in Trump, and after the latest news statin...
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