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  • Donald Trump is Barack Obama’s Legacy

    January 19, 2017

    I believe Barack Obama has been, by any meaningful measure, the worst President in U.S. History. For those who believe that Donald J. Trump is likely to be the worst President in U.S. history, chew…

  • Why You’ll Probably Soon Cut Hours, Hire More

    October 11, 2016

    Obama's Department of Labor Changes the Rules Presuming he is not acting intentionally and maliciously to lower the quality of life in America, as some have theorized, a dispassionate, informed, objective observer would have to conclude…

  • Why I Unfriended 70 Percent of my Facebook Friends

    January 31, 2016

    January 31, 2016 Parit enim conversatio contemptum; raritas conciliat admirationem. --Apuleius Socially Overwhelmed Familiarity, it is said, breeds contempt, while rarity wins admiration. Since the time I started using Facebook, I accumulated a large number…

  • Pearl Harbor Day 2015

    December 7, 2015

    by Noel Bagwell December 7, 2015 It's Pearl Harbor Day, again, but after 68 years, I think it's safe to say some of the infamy has more-or-less subsided. Japan did some shitty things back in…

  • My Spam Reply Kit

    November 2, 2015

    What Led to the Creation of My Spam Reply Kit? So, here's something that happened to me, today. California-based business sends unsolicited commercial email to Tennessee lawyer. Tennessee lawyer spends the next hour preparing a reply,…

  • The Security Is A Lie

    May 15, 2015

    Rejecting Proposed Changes to Courts Center Security On the 15th of May, 2015, Chancellor Laurence M. McMillan sent out a Memo to the Montgomery County Bar Association through its President, Jacob Mathis, which reads: At…

  • Google On A Loch Ness Monster Hunt

    April 21, 2015

    I'm a huge fan of the Google Doodles. I think my favorite one has been the one done for Jules Verne's 183rd birthday. Today, however, Google put up a Doodle featuring "Nessie," the "Loch Ness…

  • Doing It Yourself

    April 16, 2015

    Three Good Reasons to DIY The best reason to take a DIY approach to a project is because you have a specific vision only you can execute efficiently and effectively. Essentially, if you have a creative…

  • What If We Really Did?

    October 2, 2014

    I have recently discovered a satirical Catholic news website called Eye of the Tiber. Reading through random posts on Eye of the Tiber, I came across this little nugget: Thousands Camp Outside Churches In Anticipation…

  • Build Me a Dome: Dreaming of a Monolithic Dome House

    May 15, 2014

    According to FEMA, from the year 2000 through the end of 2013, there were 255 Tornado Disaster Declarations in the United States. According to FEMA's Declaration Process Fact Sheet, "[i]n evaluating a Governor's request for…

  • Commander Chris Hadfield’s Space Oddity

    May 15, 2013

    Commander Chris Hadfield's Space Oddity A revised version of David Bowie's Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station. Find out more: Site URL Twitter: twitter.com/Cmdr_Hadfield Facebook: www.facebook.com/AstronautChrisHadfield?­­fref=ts Google+: plus.google.com/113978637743265603454/po­­sts/p/pub…

  • Blogger to Author–Announcing a Shift of Focus

    October 23, 2012

    Blogger to Author. I have taken down my old blog, which used to reside at http://blog.noelbagwell.com and http://www.noelbagwell.com/blog. I have taken the posts that were on that blog and compiled many of them into a…

  • Skydiving Birthday–One of the Coolest Experiences Ever!

    October 29, 2011

    I went skydiving for my 26th birthday, a number of years back. At one point, there was a little trouble with the video on YouTube. The YouTube gods seemed to think there was some kind…