H McKee Stewart Jr

Musings on Business, Finance, and Economcs.

Linkedin Trolls

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They’re out there.  Not your typical internet trolls (well, except for the group discussions –  many of these quickly degenerate into “your mother was a hamster” ), they are usually just silly comment bait.

Items like:

“Name a City that does not have the letter “A”in it. I bet you can’t “

“Solve If You Are Genius”

Occasionally, the genius link bait  shows up as “Solve if u r genius”.

The solve problem usually takes a form similar to:

8 = 56

7 = 42

6 = 30

5 = 20

3 = ?

If it takes a genius to solve this, civilization isn’t in danger of collapse; it already has.

If this trend continues, pretty soon I’ll be getting Linkedin invites to play candy crush saga….

Update: somehow, I forgot the “Which word did you see first?” dreck.  Auto response: “Cthulhu”. Seems to be the only appropriate answer. 



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23 April 2014 at 8:39 PM

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As I’ve Long Suspected…

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Here’s how they hand out grades at Harvard.

Favorite bit:

A few things can disqualify an otherwise worthy paper from this exceptional honor: 1) Plagiarism, unless committed with extraordinary reluctance.


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16 December 2013 at 8:05 PM

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“The Current Environment for Nonprofit Directors”

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From the oft-imitated, but never duplicated, Stephen Bainbridge. A wine reviewer who moonlights as a law professor. Good work if you can get it.  (FYI, I have a signed copy of the second edition of Bainbridge’s “Securities Law – Insider Trading”.  I was bitterly disappointed when I realized it wasn’t a ‘how-to’ manual.)

Here is an interesting look at issues facing the boards of Nonprofits.  Board life just ain’t what it used to be.

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4 December 2013 at 7:24 PM

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Paging Dr. Obvious, Paging Dr. Obvious…..

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Here’s an interesting couple of paragraphs from an ABC News story about the rescue of an abducted woman by her family:

“The cousin, who was armed, began firing several shots at Thomas," Judice said. "After a couple of shots, [Arceneaux] was able to get free of him and they escorted her out of the house."

Arcenaux suffered several stab wounds and was taken by ambulance to Lafayette General Medical Center, where she is in stable condition, Judice said. It is not known if Arceneaux had been stabbed before her cousin found her inside the home, officials said.

Meanwhile, officers who heard the gun shots fired surrounded the home, Judice said. Upon entering, they found Thomas’ lifeless body on the ground. He had sustained several gunshot wounds.

Thomas’ cause of death is not known, Judice said. An autopsy on the body will be conducted by Lafayette Parish Coroner Ken Odinet, but it is not known when it will take place.

ABC News’ attempts to reach Odinet were not immediately successful.

Shot several times…. cause of death not known…. Dr. Obvious suspects lead poisoning.

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9 November 2013 at 8:05 PM

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Harrison Bergeron, Call Your Office

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Apparently, It’s “Handicapper General” appreciation week at the University of Georgia.  Not that any of the students have heard of Kurt Vonnegut; too subversive.

No wonder why support for “higher” education is declining.

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29 October 2013 at 9:07 PM

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“Three-dimensional jewelry from renowned designer Koby on display at Kent State”

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For some reason,  Kent State won’t be displaying Koby’s one, two, or four dimensional jewelry. Just the three dimensional stuff.

I smell a conspiracy.

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25 October 2013 at 8:12 PM

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Think that $11.50 Minimum Wage is a Good Idea?

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Meet the robot that will replace your barista

As we force wage rates upward, automation becomes less expensive relative to labor. Which means that machines replace labor, eliminating lots of entry level jobs.

For that matter, at some fast food places, touch screens are starting to replace the people who used to take  your order.

So, now we can all congratulate ourselves for having done our bit to enact a ‘living wage’, but at the ever higher price of the unemployed.

But Hey! If they’re poor, maybe they should have gone to Law School! Except for, err…. maybe they did.

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22 October 2013 at 8:48 PM

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