Day: December 19, 2011

Kim Jong-il

The strange leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-il, has died. Everyone is worried about what’s going to happen. Hell, we couldn’t figure out North Korea before. North Korea has never been predictable. As a country, they have decided that it is better to let their people starve than accept foreign aid. So now I suspect that the situation will continue to be a head scratcher. Personally, I think that it is a great opportunity for South Korea to reach out to North Korea. Once again, to extend the hand of friendship. Try to open up the North Korea border with food

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No Tebow Time

Is it wrong that I watched most of the Denver Broncos versus New England Patriots football game? I watched it mainly to see how Tom Brady and Bill Belichick would manage to slow down and derail the Tim Tebow train. The game opened with a long Denver Broncos drive. In typical Denver Broncos fashion, they ran the ball more than they threw it. They ran the ball extremely effectively. The final play of the drive was Tim Tebow shrugging off a defender in the backfield and then serpentining his way into the end zone. For some reason, the Denver Broncos decided

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Top 10 Economic Questions for 2012

I read these 10 questions over on CalculatedRisk. I think he hits the nail right on the head. 1. House Prices: How much further will house prices fall on the national repeat sales indexes (Case-Shiller, CoreLogic)? 2. Residential Investment: Residential investment (RI) made a modest positive contribution to GDP growth in 2011, the first positive contribution since 2005. RI is mostly investment in new single family structures, multifamily structures, home improvement and commissions on existing home sales. Historically RI has been the best leading indicator for the economy, but the growth in RI will probably be modest again in 2012. How

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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