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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Intentionally Obtuse

On this week’s Curmudgeon’s Corner, Ed joins Sam for a discussion on the disaster response in Puerto Rico, the tax reform debate, and the hubbub over NFL players kneeling for the anthem. In addition to those major topics, they also discuss the Trump administrations ongoing approach to Obamacare, energy usage trends, Secretary Price’s private plane flights, a movie Sam saw, and more!

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Show Details:

Recorded 2017-09-30
Length this week – 1:35:00

  • (0:00:15-0:07:12) But First
    • No Ivan
    • Agenda
    • Friendly Skies
  • (0:07:49-0:25:07) Puerto Rico
    • What is an island?
    • Situation getting worse
    • USNS Comfort
    • Military help?
    • Less attention
  • (0:25:48-0:48:46) Taxes
    • Obamacare Repeal done?
    • Simplification and reform
    • Cutting taxes
    • Sustainable growth
    • Wealth Distribution
    • Bipartisan approach possible?
    • Partisan gridlock
  • (0:49:55-1:06:36) Kneeling
    • What kneeling represents
    • What is being protested
    • Where is the right place?
    • Non-violence
    • Trump’s intentions
    • Time for legislation?
  • (1:08:36-1:34:40) Potpourri
    • Obamacare sabotage
    • Obamacare fixes?
    • Julia Louis-Dreyfus cancer
    • Energy usage trends
    • Movie: An Inconvenient Sequel (2017)
    • Approaches to climate change
    • Artificial barriers to solar
    • Secretary Price flights
    • Deficit spending

 

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: Full of Spoilers (but not for THAT)

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about the Fed raising interest rates, and of course we spend a long time on the Presidential race. To round it out we briefly touch on wifi networking, dedicated cameras vs smartphone cameras, Star Wars, the Shkeli arrest, hoverboards, self-driving cars, and more. Oh, and 6 year old Alex joins us to talk about the exciting events of Minecraft Storymode Episode 4.

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Recorded 2015-12-18

Length this week – 1:37:29

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  • (0:00:49-0:13:27) But First
    • Agenda
    • Home Wifi Networking
    • Standalone Cameras vs Phone Cameras
  • (0:14:05-0:27:42) Fed Interest Rates
    • What is this Fed Rate?
    • What is “near zero”
    • Reason for raising rates
    • Negative interest rates
    • Other countries that raised rates
    • What affect will this have?
    • Ivan Disconnect
    • Wrap Up
  •  (0:28:26-1:10:10) Election 2016
    • Press driving Trump phenomenon?
    • Trump fatigue?
    • Lots can change, but…
    • Early State Dynamics
    • Odds Adjustments
    • Latest Republican Debate
    • Trump third party statements
    • Where are the Democrats?
    • Sanders accessing Clinton data (breaking)
    • Alex Interlude: Minecraft Storymode Episode 4
  • (1:10:59-1:37:09) Lightning Round
    • Star Wars
    • Budget Deal
    • Shkreli arrest
    • Climate Deal
    • Hoverboards
    • Rules for Self-Driving Cars
    • Bush Momentum?
    • What could hurt Trump?
    • Trump vs Perot

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Princess of Whales

This week on Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan’s main topics are the San Bernardino shooting, Election 2016, and Climate Change. The show gets rounded out with smaller bits about math homework, new Apple products, political correctness, and more!

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Recorded 2015-12-03

Length this week – 1:46:28

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  • (00:00:10-00:19:12) But First
    • Pi!
    • Agenda
    • Ivan’s Carbon Footprint
    • Math Homework
    • Education Reform
  • (00:20:44-00:39:05) Shootings
    • Deja Vu
    • Do motives matter?
    • What would laws do?
    • High Profile Events vs Overall Murder Rates
    • Reaction different if “terrorism”?
    • Disgruntled Employee?
    • Knee-jerk Reactions
    • Framing the Problem
    • Long Term vs Short Term
    • Prayer Shaming
  • (00:40:13-1:09:27) Election 2016
    • Establishment GOP freaking out over Trump
    • Would Clinton crush Trump?
    • Current polling
    • Candidate Odds
    • Establishment still on sidelines
    • Trump pastor event
    • Trump and truth
    • Gaming out the primaries
  • (1:10:31-1:26:29) Climate Talks
    • Odds of 3rd Party Run
    • Nice but not enough?
    • Adaptation: Poor vs Rich
    • Speed of Changes
    • Geoengineering
    • Scale of changes
    • Renewable Resources
    • Long term concerns vs freedom now
    • Solar Power and Personal Nukes
  • (1:27:08-1:46:08) Lightning Round
    • Chennai Flooding
    • Mac App Store Fail
    • iPad Pro
    • New AppleTV
    • Movie: Son of Kong (1933)
    • Movie: The Peanuts Movie (2015)
    • Political Correctness / Safe Zones / Free Speech

Curmudgeon’s Corner: Nuke the Penguins Again

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam and Ivan talk about:
* Bad Commute
* Bombing Syria
* Money in Politics
* Climate Change / Apple Woes

Recorded on 25 Sep 2014

Length this week – 1:11:53

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Curmudgeon’s Corner: The Kids are Alright

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner Sam, Ivan and Alex talk about:

  • Daylight Saving Time
  • Devices on Planes / Climate Change
  • Alex Train Interlude
  • Climate Change Continued
  • Kids and Tech

Recorded on 5 Nov 2013

Length this week – 1:09:36

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Shake and Bake

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Climate Change
  • Health Care Summit
  • Chile Eathquake
  • Impending Computer

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Trying to Remember

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • Stupid Scanner Tricks
  • Healthcare Debate
  • KSM in NYC
  • Wikipedia
  • Climate Change Leaks

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