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It was my older son's birthday this week.

My younger son's birthday was at the end of November, so they are both "done" within a ten-week period for the year - with the holidays in between.

As this is podcast #299, I decided to talk about birthdays and celebrations... Mulling what to do next week!

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When temperatures drop way below freezing, people act like we're in another Ice Age.

Social media doesn't help this impression. And some people act like a few days of arctic temperatures invalidate every scientific fact about what's happening with the environment.

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I had some bitcoin and wanted to sell part of it, to get "real cash."

And here is where my adventures began.

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Got done with the 2017 book sale, which can only mean one thing.

It's less than a year until the 2018 book sale.

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The book sorting is done (mostly) and the book sale is happening as this podcast is being posted!

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Did you know that a company in New York cannot deduct a shortage from a worker's paycheck or demand that they pay it from their own pocket?

Well, it is a right-to-work state, or if you are not a union member, they could summarily fire you for not making good on a shortage.

But this is not something I knew about 30 years ago. When I had a similar situation occur.

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I recorded this episode in three segments on Election Day 2017.

The first at lunch, the second at dinner, and the third after the polls closed.

My perspective on some things changed over the course of the day's events.

 

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The New York City mayoral election is this week and nobody is giving Republican candidate Nicole Malliatokis a chance of victory.

Then again, this election is not all about getting elected. It's part of a larger, more intricate process involving the workings of the political system in New York City and State.

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General Motors is going to conduct test drives of robo-cars (driverless vehicles) on the streets of Manhattan next spring.

This means the technology is getting closer to being made available to the public, which is thrilling, challenging, and depressing at the same time.

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AM NY dubbed last week's Mayoral debate "Dietl Mania," because of the presence of gadfly (with no chance of winning) Bo Dietl.

Some local commentary, so be forewarned.

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