Shabat Shabaton

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Asara B’Tishrei.  The 10th Day of Tishrei.   That’s tonight’s (and tomorrow’s) Hebrew Date.  But, you probably are more familiar with the traditional name of the holy day- Yom Kipur.  Yom Kipur marks the end of 40 days of introspection, repentance, and preparation; rearranging our lives so we can be better humans, that we can make this world a better place- with renewed vigor.

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Have you done this yet?

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Here we go again.  Not only, as I’ve reported before, has TheDonald shortened the open season for PPACA (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare), but he and his minions have been hard at work to prove that it is failing.  By making it fail- or at least continually trying to kill it.

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Self-Drive Act

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I’ve written about self-driving trucks.  (Here’s the first of three articles in a recent series.)  And, these are most likely to be the first adopted use of autonomous vehicles. It’s not clear if the tractor (what one calls the “truck” that hauls the trailer) will be autonomous on the highways, only to revert to driver control on the side-streets and within cities- or there will be  a leader vehicle (driven by a human), with a series of autonomous vehicles following the instructions of the lead driver.

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Oligarchy

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We all keep hearing that the Fed (the Federal Reserve) is confounded.  The economy is growing (albeit slower than they would like), but inflation- given the unemployment rates- is virtually non-existent.  And, what else is non-existent is a real rise in wages.

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Last Day of Elul

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It’s the last day of Elul.  As I wrote on the first day, when the period of self-assessment begins, we are now 30 days into the 40 day period of determining how we can make our lives- and the lives of others- better.  (You can also search for Elul in the index to the left and see more of my thoughts on this “resolution-making” period.)

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