Archive for October 25th, 2021

October 25th, 2021 - 11:45 pm § in Misc.

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October 25th, 2021 - 8:34 pm § in China, Foreign Affairs

China will freeze in the dark before it buys Australian coal again

China has an energy crisis. To be more specific, China has a coal shortage. Australia has lots of coal, but China doesn’t want it, even though its lights are going out. Beijing is throwing a hissy fit. A year ago, it blocked imports of Aussie coal because “after Canberra backed a call fo[...]

October 25th, 2021 - 2:57 pm § in Law and Courts, Misc.

Portrait of a thief

This attractive woman leaning on a fancy car isn’t a model posing for a car ad. She’s a criminal, and bought the car with proceeds from a fraud scheme. (Read story here.) Back in 2014, the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot (how do newspapers come up with such names?) lauded her as a hard-working b[...]

October 25th, 2021 - 2:18 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Misc., Politics

How gross, vile, and dumb is Donny Trump Jr.?

Shooting an elephant, cutting off its tail, and gloating at a camera was gross. (Here.) Claiming Democrats hoped Covid-19 would come to America and “kill millions of people” in order to “end Donald Trump’s streak of winning” (here) was more vile than gross, but I’[...]

October 25th, 2021 - 1:40 pm § in Health, Humor

Can Halloween candy kill?

Sure, if the psychopath down the street laces it with strychnine. But that aside, can you overdose on it? How much would kill  you? The American Chemical Society calculates 262 “fun-sized” candy bars or 1,627 pieces of candy corn will deep-six the “average” person. What is &[...]

October 25th, 2021 - 3:24 am § in Misc.

How to raise your odds in the home buying lottery

     “Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” — Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner      This article isn’t about being marooned on a raft, out of sight of land, in a typhoon. But that’s what today’s real estate market feels li[...]