Communist China acts like a Communist Dictatorship. Worldwide investors, including Americans, are surprised.

What's wrong with this picture?  Since 1949, China has been ruled over by the Communist Party.  The most prominent feature of Communism is "State control over the means of production".  That means that the Government (the State) owns, or controls, the Economy.  In the 1960s, after the death of Mao Zedong, his successor Deng Xiaoping …

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Guest Blogger: Brian Watt’s excellent alternative disclaimer for “Gone With The Wind”

We all know that the movie, Gone With The Wind, was about the Civil War, and its effects on some wealthy families in the Deep South.  That movie is perhaps the best-loved movie of all time, and it is forever fresh.  Generations of Americans have viewed the film, on every possible screen, from huge IMAX …

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Journey to the Olympic Peninsula

One of our favorite day trips, here in Northwest Washington State is a ferry ride and drive to the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge on the Olympic Peninsula.  In the afternoon on Friday, we headed down to the Edmonds Ferry Dock, to take our ferry ride to Kingston on the Kitsap Peninsula for the first leg …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #156: Black and White

Sometimes, you just have to see life in black and white.  Most of the time, there are myriad colors all around you, so you can get jaded.  I am in no way any kind of professional photographer, and these days most of the pictures I take are with my iPhone.  So the pictures for this …

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Guest Blogger: We are called to a Great Cause

From my Ricochet friend Rodin.  I could not have said it better myself.  Please read, and comment. The nation is in great danger and the problem and the solution is the same: party politics. Political parties are vehicles, not ideology. They can be tuned up and powered like race cars or left in disrepair like …

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A new disincentive to work in the State of Washington

The "Nanny State" of Washington has enacted a new social program, paid for by all those who are employed in the state.  Employees will now have half of 1% of their wages withheld, starting in January, for a "long-term care" tax, which will not be active until three years later.  That benefit will be a …

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Independence Day Fireworks-a real celebration

In 2020, every single town in Western Washington cancelled their Independence Day celebrations, parades, and fireworks shows, due to Government restrictions on "gatherings" of people.  Even outdoors, the risk of spreading the Wuhan Coronavirus was too high to let the people celebrate perhaps the most important holiday on the calendar in America.  This just added …

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Lipstick on a pig? No, just a tutu on the ugliest dog I have ever seen

Yesterday, Hubby and I went to downtown Bellevue to watch their fireworks.  Aside from this being the first time in three years that we went to see fireworks, Bellevue is known for their magnificent show.  I think due to the still-remaining fear of other people caused by the Government response to the Wuhan Coronavirus, the …

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