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Archive of entries posted on May 2022

We can profit off the two nutcases ruining our world — Xi and Putin. Here’s how.`

I bought a new “off the shelf” ThinkPad laptop. Delivery? Four and a half months. Why so long? China lockdowns, etc. Dictators don’t age well. They get crazier. As Lord Acton wrote 150 years ago: “Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.“ Conscription in tzarist Russia was life. In 1793 it was reduced to 25 years. […]