Paying off a credit card

That's a nice headline, and it felt good doing it today.  Granted, the bulk of the balance was simply transferred to another credit card.  But still …  🙂  I also closed out the checking account associated with the card, making sure to close the checking account first. 

My fear was that if I paid off the credi Continue reading Paying off a credit card

Times sues government for refusing to reveal its interpretation of Patriot Act

What sort of democracy are we living in when the government can refuse to even say how it’s interpreting its own law? That’s not democracy at all.

"We’ve been covering for a while now how Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall have been very concerned over the secret interpretation the feds have of one piece of the PATRIOT Act. They’ve Continue reading Times sues government for refusing to reveal its interpretation of Patriot Act

A visit to Walmart

I hate Walmart.  It's a company run by slimy executives who don’t care about the mom-and-pop businesses they destroy, and its stores are frequented by the lowest class of people.  I always feel the need for a shower afterward.  But, this morning it made more sense to go there becau Continue reading A visit to Walmart

Things that make you say, you’ve got to be kidding

Just the other day I had bought a second wi-fi router from a seller on Craigslist to daisy-chain the two together (somehow) to improve the wireless signal throughout my house. No, it's not a big house.

Anyway, last night our power went out for about a minute. No big deal, I thought, other than having to reset all the digital clocks. I'll Continue reading Things that make you say, you’ve got to be kidding