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4-3-12: We replaced our expensive and increasingly lackluster cable TV with free TV from the internet

Read all about it in Get free TV with Roku via the internet

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5-8-11: Cheap reads for Kindle owners

99 cent ebooks offers some cheap reads for Kindle owners.

All my books too are 99 centers. And I've published a few more since last posting here. Namely, Dark Horse: The Official Shadowfast Supercar Technical Reference, and the first two books of my science fiction series The Chance of a Realtime, A Shock to the System and Meeting of the Minds.

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12-24-10: Long time, no updates! But here's some just in time for Christmas 2010

My web site had to make do largely without me for much of the past year. But here on Christmas Eve, I'd like to make a few announcements. One, a present day Mustang owner actually gave me a brand new Amazon Kindle for Christmas! As I might embarass him by fully identifying him here, I won't do that. But I will say thanks again, Johnn A!

That Kindle should help me with my latest venture: publishing my supercar stories as Kindle ebooks. As of today, I've got four in the Amazon store: Sirens, Necessary Ends, Deep in the Throat of Texas, and Driving Needs. I've been surprised by how many readers seem to have found the ebooks lots more convenient to read than the web pages. Maybe you will too!

As usual when I solve a problem (or learn something new about making money online), I've written up a page to help my site visitors do the same too:

How to make your own Amazon Kindle ebook in just hours CHEAT SHEET v1.0

I hope you find it useful!

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12-31-09: President Obama and the Democratic base: Is there method to his madness?

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12-4-09: The great Ubuntu challenge: Is it finally good enough to allow me an escape from Windows?

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10-12-09: I'd like to present my site's first ever Halloween Special

The WebFLUX 2009 Halloween Special lists some of the most appropriate content for Halloween to be found here, as well as introduces a couple of new pages: Pulling the tiger's tail and Real life curses you can get simply from breathing, eating, drinking, or touch. Pulling the tiger's tail is basically a very brief recollection of some of the teenage vandalism Steve and I were guilty of in our earliest days together.

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9-20-09: Why can't Americans get universal and affordable healthcare, like the citizens of practically every other modern nation on the planet? Because we're invisible to too many of our politicians

The invisible American

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9-16-09: My favorite niece has a new blog

Macey's Misadventures

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9-8-09: Touched in the head is another short story

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9-8-09: Why I view organized religion as something to be reviled

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8-6-09: New short story: The End-- and Clifford Dunburton

The End-- and Clifford Dunburton is a new class of story I'm calling 5 minute tales-- because they can be read in 5 minutes or less.

The End-- and Clifford Dunburton is a science fiction tale with just the slightest bit of Lovecraftian eldritch horror added to it.

To spice it up a bit, I've added certain references which might make the scenario described seem all too plausible to readers. I hope you like it!

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7-19-09: The greatest minds in America have no idea how the nation can pay for healthcare reform

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7-17-09: Obama's kryptonite

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7-5-09: How are news sites to survive the technological upheaval of the early 21st century?

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7-2-09: Love-- or its possibility anyway-- can swoop in on you when you least expect it.

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6-4-09: What would be my advice to someone seeking to get rich in America today?

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5-31-09: Obama's possible North Korea surprise-- and overreach

I suspect Obama may prove much more aggressive than anyone expected on North Korea. He'll seem the opposite, right up to a certain point-- then he'll suddenly go all in. He might think (or be talked into thinking) that the US military could with a massive surprise strike knock out NK's nuclear weapons capability AND its massive conventional strike capability in a matter of days (firstly by disabling all electricity production and communications within just one hour or so-- maybe without the noise and drama of conventional bombing).

What followed would be a joint invasion of North Korea by both South Korean and US forces in a 'mop up' exercise (assuming the early strikes achieve their goals).

The main sticking point here (beyond the obvious and huge military gamble) would be China. But China might just be ready for a newly unified Korea, and to rid itself of the myriad of problems posed by the continuing existence of the old NK dynasty.

Especially if one consequence was a complete pullout of US troops from Korea soon afterwards.

If somehow Obama could plan all this with the full cooperation of SK, Japan, and China, it might just work. But it'd be one of the biggest gambles taken by a US President in decades. If he tried and failed, it could be catastrophic for SK-- and maybe hurt Japan significantly too.

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4-20-09: President Obama's late April 2009 report card...as seen by someone who voted for him in November 2008.

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3-10-09: General Electric shock One story about why you should avoid ever buying General Electric brand major appliances

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2-25-09: Is there anywhere to go but down in America? How the odds are stacked against the average Joe (and Joanna) in America

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2-16-09: How can the US economy be set right again? It's ridiculously simple: Investigate, prosecute, seize.

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2-8-09: The first ever site contest begins today!

It's a trivia contest. Basically if you can correctly answer a question derived from material to be found in one of my Jerry Staute stories online, you win $100 cold cash!

There's second and third prizes too, if two other people get it right after the first.

Here's the main contest page.

Please spread the word! Why? Well, this is a trial run. If I like the results, I'll do it again, with maybe bigger prizes! Good luck everybody!

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1-24-09: Free self-promotional three-minute video scripts for all

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1-22-09: Unbelievable crap from Bank of America...

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1-5-09: The truth about Twitter and twits

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1-4-09: Starving the beast OR How to prevent our end

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12-29-08: Why have Republicans turned against science? Because so many of their principles and policies cannot withstand the light of truth, fact, or reason

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12-29-08: How to get rid of squirrels

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12-20-08: The professional Republican mindset: The same short-sightedness as most robbers and murderers?

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11-9-08: What kind of President will Obama make?

A bold agent of change as promised, who succeeds at putting America onto a new course towards long-term peace and prosperity for all rather than just a few? Or a harassed and besieged executive, destined to go down in history as a bitter disappointment to an entire generation (and maybe the beginning of the end for America)?

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11-2-08: How we could not only save Ford, Chrysler, GM (and our city of Detroit) but help American car-makers to boldly leapfrog their competition world-wide, for years to come

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10-28-08: How to take a historic bust and turn it into the greatest boom the world has ever seen

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10-17-08: Today I voted against Bush/Cheney/McCain/Republicans across-the-board

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10-16-08: Why I'm against home-schooling for most children

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10-4-08: Sarah Palin just messed with Texas

I've lived among Texans twice: for some months in the 1970s, and then again for several months in 2001.

Many Texans don't think of their state the same way we other Americans may think of our own. This is reflected in the exclamation "Don't mess with Texas!", as well as other items.

Although McCain's kept Sarah Palin on the tightest leash of any VP candidate in history for what are now obvious reasons (like the first ABC and CBS interviews), no containment measure can be perfect.

And so Sarah Palin came out and called Texas a "little sister state" to Alaska.

OOPS!

Although the Texas newspaper(s) which initially reported this seemed to have hastily scrubbed it from their web sites almost immediately afterwards, it was too late: the words were already out of her mouth and in the media ether.

I suspect a panicked McCain campaign immediately launched a huge effort to collect and destroy any videos which might exist of Palin mouthing the words, as well.

But as of Saturday morning, there were already about a quarter million result hits on Google for the quote.

It is good to be visiting here in Alaska's little sister state Texas - Google Search (already 242,000 results as of 10-4-08)

So what? you might ask. It doesn't sound like anything special to me.

Well, you're probably not a Texan, either.

Is it possible Palin's comment will turn deep-red Texas blue in the election? Well, Texas (like my native Tennesee) can usually be taken for granted by Republicans in elections.

But as I said before, Texans are a different breed from other state natives, in how they view their own state. So it'd be a very Texan thing to do, to shock the hell out of the GOP, and vote for Obama.

Especially after being told their state was little sister to Alaska.

Texas is nobody's little sister. Or little brother. Or little, PERIOD.

And come election day, they might just decide to show McCain-Palin how big Texas really is.

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10-3-08: Factcheck.org on the financial crisis: The frogs and lizards did it!

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9-30-08: In plain English: The best way for Congress to pull America out of the financial toilet-- and why they won't do it

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9-19-08: Does allowing U.S. Republicans free rein in government always bring about economic depression? It appears so.

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9-11-08: ABC News reveals Sarah Palin to be insane

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8-6-08: The spectacular success of the Republican party and their wealthy sponsors in hijacking political debate in America

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7-10-08: What an ASS! Obama's audacious overconfidence and outrageous ego

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7-4-08: Is this our first glimpse of an alien civilization?

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5-6-08: 3rdmilieux.com and protecting yourself online

I can't recall if I previously noted it here, but jmooneyham.com has a new sister site: 3rdmilieux.com.

3rdmilieux.com is meant to accomplish several different things, one being to serve a special e-commerce role for all my sites, by hosting pages created through offers like Make a name for yourself online! and Your future as legend begins here!

Another purpose for 3rdmilieux.com is to house projects and efforts not really suitable for jrmooneyham.com or jmooneyham.com. Such as possibly an interactive, online version of Pathfinder at some point (at the moment only the static text of the application resides there).

Yet another thing 3rdmilieux.com may do is offer a stronger focus on the cutting or bleeding edge of technology and the future.

Yes, I know jrmooneyham.com already hosts my speculative future history timeline-- but that's basically a reference book for all things future-- as well as past (with its perspective supplements regarding yesteryear). More of an encyclopedia, rather than a newspaper or blog.

3rdmilieux.com will expand upon all that with contemporary technology how-tos and trends, hopefully more readily adapted for personal use than such things found elsewhere among my pages. Like Turnabout is fair play-- How you can turn the tables on government, corporate, and private spies and censors, both online and off.

The sight of Hell through rose-colored glasses doesn't improve the view for me! is my latest rant there, regarding the snake oil salesman of futurism. Previous entries have included Omens of calamities to come and Coming medical miracles.

I hope you like it!

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5-2-08: Pathfinder makes a comeback!

The rebirth of Pathfinder

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4-22-08: Fresh red meat for liberals

Republicans say the rest of us can't afford for the rich to pay higher taxes, because that would ruin the economy for everyone...

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4-15-08: Under the Bush Administration, America's increasingly been hanging out with the wrong crowd

The company we keep

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4-6-08: Something which only seems out of character for this web site: Notes on a movie concept about the games of sex and love in high school and/or college

The reason this new page isn't quite the misfit it appears is because it's an experiment in web traffic and keywords, which could help guide me and others in future writing for the web. My web sites have always been about experimentation and research and development, and this is no different. Hopefully I'll learn something worth sharing in my blog Low cost web site authoring and/or the page How to make money with your web site!

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3-20-08: Life as a zombie: the aftermath of my second cataract operation

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2-18-08: It's the great American mystery of our time: why times are getting harder instead of better

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1-21-08: Part two of Are we there yet? America's de facto domestic and foreign policies of artificial scarcity and institutionalized poverty

This is the follow up to Part one, first posted in July of 2007. I'm still working on part two's references, but quite a few are already listed.

Considering all the handicaps I'm currently working under, I feel pretty good about getting this far with the thing!

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1-6-08: What to do, what to do...!

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9-25-07: America's lack of universal health insurance even hurts old folks on Medicare

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9-3-07: America has a black hole where its heart should be

The cold, dead, bloody heart of America puts a sharp focus on the current state of affairs in the U.S. The military-corporate-media complex prods taxpayers to fund a supremely expensive, never-ending campaign of war around the globe, regularly greased with the lives of both US citizens (soldiers) and our foreign victims (perhaps largely innocent women and children). For apparently no other reason but to shovel more money into the pockets of a few at the top-- who then fill the coffers of their preferred political party and candidates, in order to maintain the control enabling the continuation of this barbarity.

The corporate titans actually profit two different ways from this never-ending war footing. One, they make obscene profits selling ever fancier weapons systems and related gear to the government. Two, they make bigger profits in the healthcare industry than is allowed or accepted in any other nation on Earth (but for possibly third world countries and banana republics), since only the US among otherwise modern nations offers no universal healthcare for its citizens.

And why doesn't America provide universal healthcare? The corporate-owned media and politicians tell us it's because we need to stay on a constant war footing, spending half a trillion dollars per year or more, to battle ever smaller and tinier and harder-to-find villains, who apparently now live in caves in the wilderness...

And enough Americans accept this argument to allow our government to continue pouring all our universal healthcare money (and other funds) down the military drain.

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8-19-07: Anime review: Naruto and Bleach

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7-25-07: Things only Americans worry about (compared to the citizenry of other modern democracies)

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7-23-07: Stephen King could have been God (if hed been born 6,000 years earlier)

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7-18-07: In the very worst real-world calamities to ever strike mankind throughout history, only Clark Kent-- not Superman-- could have saved the day

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7-18-07: The state of America, mid-2007

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7-5-07: Cheap and easy summer home cooling ideas

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7-5-07: Are we there yet? Sometime soon humanity should be hitting a techno-economic tipping point, after which all the basics of life like food, shelter, transport, and medical care would logically become dramatically easier and cheaper to obtain

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7-1-07: Hysterical shrinking America the guilty

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