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Month: August 2011

iCal Is Slow Showing Spinning Color Wheel.

iCal Is Slow Showing Spinning Color Wheel.

Right after upgrading my Macintosh laptop to Lion I found that iCal, the Mac calendar, was so slow.  It was really aggravating.  It happened with every change I made to my calendar.  I guessed that the reason was my calendar was uploading to a remote server.  I did have a .Mac account so I decided to look for this cause.  I did find it to be the case. Solution: Open iCal preferences. Choose Accounts. If you see any listing showing…

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Why Non Rich People Vote Republican – Some Ideas

Why Non Rich People Vote Republican – Some Ideas

This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series USA 2008 Recession

A very common question is asked by many people and at many times.  Why is it that individuals that are not rich support a political party that works for only the rich and not them?  I put forth that there are no simple answers.  It may be that each individual falls into one or more categories listed below.  Also, individuals might not follow logic and try to work for their best interests and thus do not fit into any of…

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A Partisan Joke Making The Rounds

A Partisan Joke Making The Rounds

I am trying real hard to be equal in my research, trying to see both sides, and feel immense responsibility to get it right in my analysis of political situations.  But during the day I do run into this and that opinions that do absolutely nothing to clear the air or help the situation. This little joke just sort of puts forward a lot of what I am coming to believe and I have to admit, it is a moment…

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Republican Economists Suspect

Republican Economists Suspect

This entry is part 17 of 18 in the series USA 2008 Recession

The Wall Street Journal in an opinion piece by Peter Berkowitz with the heading “The Debt Deal and the Progressive Crack-Up” stated that “… in a February letter to President Obama signed by 150 American economists: Reining in spending is crucial to generating real economic growth, spurring the private sector, and thereby producing jobs.” A possible and alleged cook the books, effort might have been made by House Speaker John Boehner. “… a closer inspection reveals that many (economists) have…

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RF Interference From Craftsman Charger Toward Yaesu FT-817

RF Interference From Craftsman Charger Toward Yaesu FT-817

I had an interesting conversation with a salesman at Ham Radio Outlet about putting up an antenna inside a house.  He told me that house appliances, florescent figures and many other devices would interfere with an indoor antenna.  That evening I connected my Yaesu FT-817 inside my home office to function as a short wave receiver.  I hooked it up to my Spider antenna with a 20 Mhz coil.  I put the radio into scan and got nothing but a…

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