Kosmo’s Non Sequiturs

Aug 27, 2011
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OK, it’s a grab bag of random thoughts today. First of all, the other writers don’t get enough credit.  This site stated out as my baby, and in the early days I was writing 5-7+ articles every single week.  I can’t imagine how this was possible, but I made it happen.  Over the years, the […]

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How Will The Resignation of Steve Jobs Affect Apple?

Aug 25, 2011
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On Wednesday, Apple announced that CEO Steve Jobs will be stepping down from that role.  Jobs has been battling health issues – including pancreatic cancer – for several years, so the move was not completely unexpected. For most people, Steve Jobs IS Apple.  Co-founder Jobs was forced out of Apple during a 1985 power struggle with […]

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HP Touchpad: Chaos

Aug 24, 2011
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  On July 1, 2010, Hewlett Packard finalized a deal to buy Palm for $1.2 billion. Palm was a relatively small company struggling to keep its footing in the smart device market – competing against behemoths like Apple and Google (Android). Finally, the financial resources of industry titan HP would allow the Palm OS to […]

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What Percentage Of Taxes Are Paid By The Rich?

Aug 17, 2011
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There is no debate that the rich pay a disproportionate amount of income taxes in the United States. Whether this is fair or not is a political discussion that I won’t address in this article. I’m more concerned about the reliability of statistics that are floating around. You’ve probably heard that the top 20% of […]

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The Carlos Zambrano Meltdown

Aug 16, 2011
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Once again, Carlos Zambrano is persona non grata in the Cubs clubhouse.  He was suspended for 30 days without pay following his most recent blowup.  After giving up five home runs against the Atlanta Braves, he began using Atlanta icon Chipper Jones as target practice before getting ejected from the game.  Mind you, Jones wasn’t […]

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Tale of the Wolf

Aug 05, 2011
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Editor’s note: this was the second Fiction Friday story I published (the baseball-themed Release Point being the first). A co-worker told me that this story gave him nightmares, which I took as a compliment.  Originally published on April 3, 2009, and pulled out of the vault today … Tale of the Wolf! The wolf was […]

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Gabrielle Giffords Steals the Show

Aug 02, 2011
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Last night was supposed to be all about the House voting on the bill to raise the nation’s debt ceiling.  A compromise had been reached, and the Republican House and the Democratic Senate were poised to pass a bill and send it to the President for his quick signature.  Crisis averted, economy back on track, […]

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Does the NFLPA Represent Rookies?

Aug 01, 2011
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According to most observers, the biggest losers in the new collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and the NFL Players Association are the rookies.  There will be a new cap for rookies.  A team will be alloted a bucket of money to distribute among rookie contracts based on the slotting of their picks (the team […]

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Reactions to the Ubaldo Jimenez Trade

Jul 30, 2011
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Regular readers to The Soap Boxers know that I am a die-hard Colorado Rockies fan. I have rooted for the franchise since December of 1992, several months before they played their first game. I have stuck with them through thick and thin. Mostly thin – but it’s easier than it seems, since I was a […]

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Inside Kosmo’s Life

Jul 26, 2011
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As usual, I’m juggling a lot of balls at the moment. That tends to be par for the course these days. Amazon Associates One of the more interesting – and profitable – ventures stemmed from Amazon’s recent decision to sever ties with California residents who were members of the Amazon Associates affiliate program. A lot […]

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