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  1. rochester_veteran
    rochester_veteran January 23, 2018 3:04 am

    I’m loving the craft brew revolution in America! There a lot of really good brews out there now! I was stationed in Germany from 1976-79 and got thoroughly spoiled but the gutes deutsches Bier! When I came back to the States, I ended up having to spend the weekend at McGuire AFB before I could out process from the USAF. I went to the NCO club for a fish fry for dinner and ordered a Bud and wow, talk about a watery, pretty much tasteless beer, especially after being spoiled for three years by gutes deutsches Bier! There’s so many good craft brews being produced that I haven’t had a big brewery beer in years.

  2. Ron Johnson
    Ron Johnson January 23, 2018 3:24 am

    The story about the growth of craft breweries reminds me that economic growth is not just a matter of making and selling more stuff. Growth can be the making and selling of less but better stuff. It also reminds me that beyond a certain size, industry really isn’t significantly more efficient or better at serving customers. I successfully compete with Walmart daily, even though the company I work for is a mere fraction of one percent of Walmart’s size.

  3. Pat
    Pat January 23, 2018 4:01 am

    My 2nd car was a black ’57 Bel Air Chevy, 3-yrs-old when I bought it, and looked just like this red one. I can almost smell the “new” on it.

  4. Jim Brook
    Jim Brook January 23, 2018 8:16 am

    Oh, no, say it ain’t so! Without the CDC to direct things, my influenza tests will cease to work! The oseltamivir which the pharmacies sell will also cease to work! My diagnostic skills will also leave me, and I will be wandering helplessly around my office, bumping into the walls, not remembering who I am or how to function as a doctor! Arrrggh!

  5. Comrade X
    Comrade X January 23, 2018 8:23 am

    Craft whiskeys ain’t doing too bad either.

  6. kentmcmanigal
    kentmcmanigal January 23, 2018 8:39 am

    LOL, Vox: “Libertarians believe in smaller government. How much smaller? Roughly back to its size and scope in the 90s — that is, the 1790s.
    Only minarchist libertarians; the Utopian folks who don’t quite grasp the nature of government or what the words “initiation of force” or “theft” really mean.

    I would be more impressed with the train-traveling dog if his destination had been home, rather than being lost. And what’s the point of the microchip if it has no contact info for the owners? That confuses me.

  7. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty January 23, 2018 9:30 am

    ” what’s the point of the microchip if it has no contact info ”

    Now Kent… didn’t you see that this dog on the train thing was in the UK? I’m trying to think of anything they do that makes sense… or has a clear point. Nope, not coming up with much. LOL

    Actually, since the “owners” didn’t bother to make the ID clear for recovery, I’m half hoping that someone more intelligent adopts the dog. There has to be someone.

  8. larryarnold
    larryarnold January 23, 2018 11:42 am

    We just got our first craft beer place. They went to the City Council, along with the Chamber of Commerce, to petition that their alcoholic beverage license fee be reduced. For some reason it was more than $1,500, instead of the $150 every other licensed premise was paying.
    City Council agreed, so they’re good to go.

    I just took our church’s “safety” class for those involved with kids, elderly, and other vulnerable folks.
    The rule is “never never ever ever be the only adult with one or more kids.”
    The rule for dealing with any allegation of abuse is “REPORT! IMMEDIATELY!”

    Yeah, I know there’s often a gap between training and what really happens. But every state I know about has reporting requirements. In the case of this doctor, a bunch of people need to join him behind bars.
    And somebody needs to start asking hard questions when colleges justify huge sports budgets based on the leadership training the kids receive.

    So Vox wants me to chill, so we aren’t distracted from the conversation we need to have.
    BTDT. We never get a seat at the table.

  9. fred
    fred January 23, 2018 1:16 pm

    I dont usually drink beer,but when i do i drink specialty beers for sure
    Nurse administrator working for 4 dollars an hour has a lot of issues if you ask me.
    Pushers? Thats why its a WAR ON DRUGS,and a war on the people.Big dealers…We call them the CIA or the Queen.Protected.Along with their banks.
    Amazon,sorry,have to say it….Fortunately their grocery models wont translate to their warehouse model,thank goodness as their whole foods model is showing.Customers dropping them in droves.
    Battleship reminds me of the Challenger disaster.
    The gymnasts? Lets just sweep it under the rug,blows my mind!
    Flu season? Now thats a non story,better push it.Insane!
    The Polish Dr? Must be more to the story than Im seeing?
    Gold?Buy it,hold it,spend when you have to.Nothing else to that story.
    I will adopt the Dobie,what a sweet fella.
    At one time we had a blue/white 57 Chevy wagon,gosh I loved riding in that car and playing in it as a child.That was a fine hunk of metal.

  10. bud
    bud January 25, 2018 8:35 pm

    Kill “Women’s” Gymnastics, which is really Little Girls Gymnastics. 12-13 year old girls have all the strength they’re ever going to, without the weight they will have as a mature woman, which is why you rarely see even 20 year old women on national teams.

    At that age, they really have no agency, so they are, by definition, being exploited. Sexual abuse is just at the far end of the continuum.

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