Whorly insecurity

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Security!   We all scream we need more security.  That’s not quite satisfied by you having a password for your computer system that you keep on a ‘sticky’ attached to your monitor for “safekeeping”.  Or using your birthday to “secure” your phone.

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The FAST Act pulled a Fast One?

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If you were a client of mine, you would have received a notice last December. Just when I was writing about the amazing fact that Congress finally passed a bill- a real authorization bill- for the Department of Transportation, one that funded bare-bones transportaton neds for five years, my notice informed clients that the bill included a slew of unrelated items. In particular, items that changed the way our taxes are computed, the way the IRS acts, etc.

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Do you believe in magic?

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When will we have enough smarts in the government to allow us to start performing stem cell research?  Real stem cells, not engineered ones.  Ones that will let us truly help our sick, our maimed, our hurt citizens?

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Stick it to me?

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Can you imagine what your life would be if your kidneys failed?  You would probably be forced to give up your job (see below for more) and spend 3 days a week going back and forth to a dialysis clinic, where you would be hooked up to a machine for about 4 hours each time.  And, you still would only have some of your kidney functions fixed, not all of them.

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A fifth way?

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Over the years, we’ve considered raising money from VC, going public, or simply bootstrapping.  To be honest, the most frequent process we’ve started new companies has been bootstrapping.  In so doing, we maintained total control of the firms.  And, when we finally exceeded our ability to grow the firm (or in more than a few cases, proved our concept and no longer had the desire to run the firm), we’ve sold the entity to others.

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Split Water, Add Carbon Dioxide, Get Energy

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Alternative energy.   We all know that means non-petroleum based sources.  We’ve looked at solar panels, tidal power, algae, and wind.  But, those are not really our only choices.

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A New Health Tracker?

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There may be some relief for 30 million folks soon.  Of that number, about 1/3 are kids!

About what am I talking?   Folks with asthma.  These folks have an ailment that incurs health care costs of about $ 56 billion a year.  In the overall scheme of things, that’s not too much, amounting to about 0.5% of our total health care expenditures.    But, it’s the kids with asthma that create the problem.  Plus many of these kids come from the lower side of the economic strata, which means they fail to obtain treatment, they miss school, etc.

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