Hedging Against China

According to the CIA, China is the world’s second largest economy; Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has observed that China is becoming a military superpower; and Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte has testified before Congress that China is becoming

China Harvesting Human Organs

Those of you who read my blog realize that I’m very suspicious of the Chinese (read my previous postings on the Chinese Cyber Army, China Automotive Challenge, and China Sells Stolen US Technology)… There is a new addition to the Chinese

Wall Street & High-Tech Companies

During my vacation, I read a great book from Andy Kessler entitled, “Wall Street Meat”.  The author started his career as an engineer at AT&T and then spent years working as an Analyst at Wall Street investment banking firms (Paine

Aruba Vacation

Update – Yesterday was the complete “tour day” of the island…  I drove the family around in an open jeep to visit all of the hot spots from 9:00am to 5:00pm.   We saw everything there is to see, ranging from the

What’s Your Daddy Do?

I got this joke from the Grouchy Old Cripple… One day a fourth-grade teacher asked the children what their fathers did for a living. All the typical answers came up — fireman, mechanic, businessman, salesman, doctor, lawyer, and so forth. 

The Ten Commandments

I don’t know if any of you had the chance to watch the latest remake of the Ten Commandments on ABC Television last night… but it got me thinking about current teenagers and their following of the Ten Commandments.  After

A Little Brain Power

A little brain power is all it takes… 1. WILL THE REAL DUMMY PLEASE STAND UP? AT&T fired President John Walter after nine months, saying he lacked intellectual leadership. He received a $26 million severance package. Perhaps it’s not Walter

Apple Computer Celebrates 30th Birthday

You may not realize it, but Apple Computer is celebrating its 30th birthday.  The company that brought the graphical user interface to the desktop was founded on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. It’s interesting to go back in time

Is It Global Warming or Cooling?

George Will writes an interesting editorial about the confusion over global warming… “Science magazine (Dec. 10, 1976) warned of ‘extensive Northern Hemisphere glaciation.’ Science Digest (February 1973) reported that ‘the world’s climatologists are agreed’ that we must ‘prepare for the