Author Archives: Russellsclearskies

About Russellsclearskies

Writing to poke fun at a retired klutz like me who's curiously exploring the absurdities and complexities of the good life. .

Vote for Jon Wyss

Jon Wyss is now endorsed by Linda Evans Parlette. She has never endorsed a candidate before but she firmly believes Wyss has the legislative leadershp quailities we need in this region. She’s knows who we need. Follow hjer lead. Vote … Continue reading

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Clutter Steals Time, Money, Health and Service

I had a simple task: find the small razor brush that I use to sweep beard dust from my electric razor. I looked in my bathroom drawer where I also keep my nail clippers, emery boards, combs, straight razors, extra … Continue reading

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Clinton and Trump’s Chances of Winning

My wife is frequently the only person who hears my outbursts when I read or see the rampant irrelevant, or inaccurate and or incomplete news reports about who is likely to win the presidential election in November. I hope to … Continue reading

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Newhouse and Reichert Bipartisan Leaders in Global Health Initiatives

Douglas County’s citizens should be proud to know both congressional representatives from Douglas County — Rep. Dan Newhouse and Rep. Dave Reichert — are on the forefront of compassionate conservatism in several bipartisan bills, some of which passed Congress and … Continue reading

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Clinton’s Lead in Electoral College is Falling

Clinton’s chances of winning are 58.5% as of July 22 according to Nate Silver’s blog 538 ( http://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2016-election-forecast/) . 538 forecasted the 2012 results in every state, and only missed one state in 2008. Clinton’s percentage has dropped steadily from the first … Continue reading

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Rafe Esquith Has a Lot to Teach Us

Rafe Esquith is a fifth grade teacher who’s spoken to 100,000 teachers in China, and on May 15 was keynote speaker for over 500 Rotarians and guests at the Rotary District Conference in Yakima. According to what he said in … Continue reading

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Why Middle Income Families Have Lost Wealth to Upper Income Families

From 1949 to 1979 the employers shared gains in productivity with all workers until 1980 (see the chart below from Atif Mian and Amir Sufi  at the House of Debt http://houseofdebt.org/2014/03/18/the-most-important-economic-chart.html. Since 1980 the wealth from productivity increases are going … Continue reading

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