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A Sadly Glorious Day

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Today is a very happy but sad day for me.  Joyous because today is the day we true Southerners celebrate Robert E. Lee’s birthday.  Sad because this year this is the day my Father died in 2004.  Two great military men and two men of unquestioned integrity. Of course the history of Robert E. Lee […]

Posted by neonjohn on January 18th, 2016 under Cool Stuff, Current Events, Personal | 5 Comments »

Why the ChiComs are Winning

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This article is about the experiences of a tiny company (Fluxeon®) in dealing with Chinese suppliers. It illustrates why and how the Chinese are winning the world economic battle of the 21st century. Unless we (the USA) change out ways, China will be the world economic superpower in a few years. Now I’m going to […]

Posted by neonjohn on September 27th, 2010 under Current Events, Induction heating | 1 Comment »

Tele-Slime Beware

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The attached letter was in my mailbox last week. (click on the image to view full size) It warms my cockles. Tennessee has one of the strongest anti-telemarketing laws in the nation, far stronger than the national one. TN actually takes police action against teleslime, fining them $500 for each violation. As can be seen […]

Posted by neonjohn on January 4th, 2009 under Current Events | 1 Comment »

Ignorance in America

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This little ditty http://www.americancivicliteracy.org/resources/quiz.aspx is making the rounds right now, typically forwarded by a knuckle-dragging right wing whacko (as opposed to the left-wing knuckle-dragging whackos) to demonstrate how ignorant people are today of their “heritage”. I took this quiz and was horrified at the number of flat-out wrong answers. (absent the questions with no right […]

Posted by neonjohn on November 24th, 2008 under Current Events, Government, Philosophy | 6 Comments »





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