Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

unfounded suppositions

I recently found out I have celiac disease caused by an allergic reaction to wheat. I stopped eating anything made of wheat and lost 10% of my bodyweight; and my digestive system shrank when the inflammation subsided. Then I wondered why I hadn’t been allergic to wheat my whole life, until the past few years […]

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Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Is revolution inevitable?

Not in the USA…although, as may be seen in recent events, though they may not be termed as revolutions strictly so, the demonstrations and uprisings with concomitant loss of life illustrate that no matter how many times despotism takes root in any region over long periods of time, eventually the population becomes incited to struggle. This is […]

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Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Global Climate Change, formerly Global Warming, formerly Global Cooling

Since the Stone Age humans have taken personal responsibility for climate change. Native Americans and many other ancient cultures believed they could dance in the dust and cause rain to fall. Or flip a beetle on its back at the precise correct moment (see “Rolling Thunder”). In the ’70’s the Ice Age was coming. In […]

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Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Deductibles and how they apply

The marine insurance policy is typically divided into 2 sections: the Hull & Machinery form, and the Protection and Indemnity form. Each section covers very different exposures. The hull part covers the value of the vessel owned by the insured. If something happens  to the boat and it’s a covered peril, one deductible, usually a percentage […]

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