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Michael Schearer
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CNO Analyst, Fortego LLC. Father & Husband. OEF/OIF Vet. Libertarian. Bibliophile. Enigmatologist.
CNO Analyst, Fortego LLC. Father & Husband. OEF/OIF Vet. Libertarian. Bibliophile. Enigmatologist.

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Tax Day Rant
When people tell me, "taxes are the price we pay to live in a civilized society," do you mean the society where: the President, without even consulting with Congress, much less getting authorization from them, launches 66 Tomahawk cruise missiles and 19 JAS...
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Podcast subscriptions, February 2018
Here is my list of podcast subscriptions as of February 2018: Arms Control Wonk Podcast The Brion McClanahan Show Cato Daily Podcast Contra Krugman EconTalk Grammar Girl The Libertarian Podcast Quality Policing Podcast RadioLab Presents: More Perfect Serial...
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Podcast subscriptions, December 2017
Here is my list of podcast subscriptions as of December 2017: Arms Control Wonk Podcast Cato Daily Podcast Contra Krugman EconTalk Emperors of Rome Podcast Grammar Girl The Libertarian Podcast RadioLab Presents: More Perfect Serial Tech Policy Podcast The B...
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What's in a name: Meeting my birth father
This is one in a series of posts on the search for my biological family. In a previous update , I had mentioned that I had (finally) identified both my birth mother and birth father. I have since reached out to my birth mother and we have chatted some onlin...
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Who I am: What's in a name, revisited
A short update to my previous post about my curiously official lack of a middle name . Maryland refused to put my middle name on my driver's license because, well, I have no middle name on my social security card. Now that I've moved back to Pennsylvania, I...
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2017 Philadelphia Eagles 53-man roster (FINAL)
QB (2): Wentz, Foles RB (5): Sproles, Blount, Smallwood, Pumphrey, Clement WR (6): Jeffrey, Smith, Agholor, Hollins, Johnson, Gibson TE (3): Ertz, Celek, Burton C (2): Kelce, Wisniewski G (3): Seulamo, Brooks, Warmack T (3): Peters, Johnson, Vaitai DE (5): ...
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2017 Philadelphia Eagles projected 53-man roster (FINAL)
QB (2): Wentz, Foles RB (4): Sproles, Blount, Smallwood, Pumphrey WR (5): Jeffrey, Smith, Agholor, Hollins, Johnson TE (3): Ertz, Celek, Burton C (2): Kelce, Wisniewski G (3): Seulamo, Brooks, Warmack T (4): Peters, Johnson, Vaitai, Gordon DE (5): Graham, C...
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Who I am: DNA testing and ethnicity (FamilyTreeDNA update)
This is one in a series of posts on the search for my biological family. In a previous post , I reviewed how DNA testing revealed my ethnic background. Since then, FamilyTreeDNA has updated its MyOrigins analysis. It's not clear exactly what they did, but I...
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Who I am: Filing out the family tree
This is one in a series of posts on the search for my biological family. It's been a little while since I posted about my genealogical search, but not for want of activity. In fact, considering how slow my search had been over the years, we've been moving a...
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Words mean things, Julius Caesar edition
From Mary Beard's SPQR : Sometime around 10 January 49 BCE, Julius Caesar, with just one of his legions from Gaul, crossed the Rubicon, the river that marked the northern boundary of Italy. The exact date is not known, nor even the location of this most his...
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