Category Archives: Environment and Economics

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Don’t Call Me; I’ll Call You

Saturday, around midday, I received a call from Beaumont, a major southeast Michigan inpatient and outpatient medical conglomerate. The caller, who sounded like a 19-year-old co-ed and had a voice worthy of a career in late-night radio, wanted me to respond to a survey about a recent visit to a Beaumont laboratory. Today, I received an email request to respond Read More


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Consumer Abuse: Pay for Credit Freeze

I just tried to freeze my credit on Experian and Transunion.  Those parasites demanded $10.00 for the “service.”  This is consumer abuse that Congress should address in a Credit Consumer Bill of Rights.  Equifax did not charge for a credit freeze, but they are in deep trouble due to their data breaches.   Where do these bloodsucking leeches get the Read More


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Eat your Compost

This is for you Gen-X, locovore, enviro-freak composters. Stop wasting your compost!   Take all those lettuce, kale, celery, parsnip, onion, carrot, pepper, beet, cauliflower, broccoli, bean, turnip, chayote, kohlrabi and salsify trimmings and boil them for cooking stock. It wouldn’t hurt to experiment with orange, canteloup, kiwi or paw paw peelings, if you are at least as adventurous as Read More


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Second Case of Measles in Michigan This Year

This week, the second case of measles in Michigan this year was big news.  For someone who remembers when nearly everyone contracted measles at some time in his or her life, this is almost as amazing as cellphones with apps that start your car in the morning and close the garage door or adjust the thermostat from half a world Read More