Odds ‘n Sods:

The Death Of Shop Class And America’s Skilled Workforce. – RBS

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Scotland Votes Like Anti-Gunners: Guided by Fear and Ignorance . – RBS

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Yeah, I know it’s from the old Weekly World News. Ed Anger KNOWS. We used to actually repair things in this country… – T.P.

Hugh adds: This is an issue near and dear to my heart. I still like to repair things and I will often do so even when it is cheaper to buy a new one. If you account for the cost of my labor, it is most definitely cheaper to buy a new one. I take care of my cars and the last car that I sold had 400,000 miles on it. It is truly an annoyance that so many of our consumer products can’t be repaired. However, I still prefer to keep my skills up because at some point, I truly don’t believe buying a new one will be an option.

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Video: Hospitals ask patients to pay upfront. – B.B

Out family has just gotten through dealing with this issue. After a hefty 12 day hospital stay, the first question asked to us by the rehab center was “If your insurance doesn’t cover you fully, are you prepared to pay yourself?” A fully 50% of the questions dealt with the family finances.

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“Activists” Say They’ll Stalk Montana Hunters During Wolf Season. – T.P.

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