Letters of Note: Missive from Tanzania

“May I use this opportunity to introduce myself to you.” It’s a common intro to a Nigerian 419 scam, but I’ve never seen it in physical print. That is, until I opened my mailbox last night to this envelope with a stamp from Tanzania. The letter was sent from Dar

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Visitor from Russia

I had a couple visitors to my blog from Russia over the weekend. Normally this isn’t a big deal – I get visitors from other countries all the time. But what was interesting was Google Analytics’ depiction of Russia on the “Map Overlay” module. I noticed a small piece of

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Where your tax dollars go

Here’s a great breakdown of where your tax dollars are spent. Not surprisingly, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid top the list. Over 5% of your taxes are for interest payments on the national debt. Military expenditures make another big bucket of spend, higher than social security when each bucket is

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