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Navy Women in 1917

The last few days of This Day in US Navy History had an interesting theme among some of the bullets: Women. On 21March1917, Loretta Walsh became the first female Navy Petty Officer when she was sworn in as a Chief Yeoman (link).  She was also the first woman allowed to serve in any of the US Armed Forces as anything but a Nurse (link). On 19March1917, the Navy Department authorized enrollment of women in the Naval Reserve with ratings of yeoman or radio electrician (link). Now I am Read more [...]

Cash for Clunkers part 2

I have received a lot of response about my Cash for Clunkers post from Tuesday.  In addition to the post here, I posted on (link) where I have received the most comments. I like to reply to comments if I feel it is proper.  It is through these replies that I have decided to make a second part to the Cash for Clunkers posts. I really have no other opinions to add to the matter, but some interesting calculations.  Someone made comment "in what world is the economic impact of Read more [...]

Cash for Clunkers

As all of America knows, the government currently has a Cash for Clunkers program ( allowing people to purchase more fuel efficient cars at a discount when they trade in their used very not fuel efficient cars. Here is what the government website has to say about their program: The CAR Allowance Rebate System (CARS) is a $1 billion government program that helps consumers buy or lease a more environmentally-friendly vehicle from a participating dealer when they trade in a less Read more [...]

Sarah Palin is writing her memoirs

At first I was only going to give my thoughts to this news of Sarah Palin writing her memoirs through a tweet, but I quickly realized that I couldn't just use 140 characters. So yeah, apparently Palin has apparently signed with HarperCollins to tell her's and Alaska's story.  Oh, and guess what... HarperCollins just happens to be owned by Rupert Murdoch, surprise surprise.... grrrrrrr Anyways - When the word memoirs comes up, I always think of an old person writing about their life.  They Read more [...]

No Consequence Predictions

I think everyone in Cincinnati, Ohio should prepare themselves for disaster.  I predict that tomorrow, February 9th, 2009, an asteroid may come blazing from the heavens and plant itself right on Fountain Square. You have been warned. Nonsense, yeah?  I hate how people of influence, mainly political, make no consequence predictions.  This is a prediction where if you are wrong, so what? Let's take for example a few days ago when our just recent Vice-President, Dick Cheney told the world Read more [...]