Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Michael Schearer
268 followers -
Law student, IANAL(y). Father & Husband. USN Veteran (OEF/OIF). Libertarian. Senior Penetration Tester, Booz Allen Hamilton.
Law student, IANAL(y). Father & Husband. USN Veteran (OEF/OIF). Libertarian. Senior Penetration Tester, Booz Allen Hamilton.

268 followers
About
Michael's posts

Post has attachment
Podcast subscriptions, February 2017
Here is my list of podcast subscriptions as of February 2017: The Brion McClanahan Show Cato Daily Podcast Contra Krugman EconTalk Emperors of Rome Podcast  (new addition) Grammar Girl The Lara Murphy Report The Libertarian Podcast RadioLab Presents: More P...

Post has attachment
Rethinking 84 Lumber's Super Bowl ad
If you've been alive over the last few days, you've undoubtedly heard about 84 Lumber's Super Bowl ad. The original ad was nixed by Fox for being too controversial. A lot of debate has surrounded around the politicization of Super Bowl ads; and this ad in p...

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Rogue One nitpicks
In the beginning of Episode IV, Captain Antilles and Pricess Leia are obviously lying to Vader when they say the Tantive IV is on a diplomatic mission. But it's at least a plausible lie. Now, in the final scene of Rogue One, Vader actually sees the Tantive ...

Post has attachment
Who I am: DNA testing and paternity (part 3)
This is one in a series of posts on the search for my biological family. My previous  Y-DNA test was a 37-marker test, and showed 179 possible matches. I recently paid for the upgrade to the 67-marker test, and just got the results back this morning. Accord...

Post has attachment
Who I am: New PA law allows adoptees access to birth records
My mom sent me a link to this article . It's a big deal: A new state law removes a legal hurdle for adult adoptees trying to learn their true identity and family medical histories. The law, approved in early November and fully taking effect in one year, ena...

Post has attachment
Who I am: DNA testing and paternity (part 2)
This is one in a series of posts on the search for my biological family. As I explained in a previous post , the second DNA test that I did was a Y-DNA test to match other males with a most common recent ancestor (MCRA). My Y-DNA test was a 37-marker test, ...

Post has attachment
2016 election in review
Well, perhaps I should stop making election predictions ! I thought Hillary Clinton would win, but I'm not at all surprised that Donald Trump won.  In the end, this election turned on the ability of Trump to break through Hillary's "blue wall" in Pennsylvan...

Post has attachment
2016 election prediction
I misread the polls badly in 2012 and thought Romney would win a close election. It turned out it wasn't that close. For all of the reasons I discounted the polls in 2012, times 100, I really don't know what to think of the polls this time around. All of th...

Post has attachment
Who I am: What's in a name?
This is one in a series of posts on the search for my biological family. I want to take a short detour from DNA and genealogy to discuss what is simple to most people, but surprisingly less so for me: my name. My original birth certificate would ordinarily ...
Wait while more posts are being loaded