Tidbits on July 30, 2020
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The Closest Photographs Ever Taken of the Sun ---

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Political Quotations on July 30, 2020

From Prestigious Universities Like MIT, Harvard, and Stanford:  100 online courses from Coursera are $0 now through July 31 — here's a list of all the classes open for free enrollment ---

Jensen Comment
It's a waste of your time if you're not committed to keeping up with a fast-paced course

Inflation:  This Time It's Different ---

Jensen Comment
At the moment the Federal spending deficit is getting close to $1 trillion per month, which may soon, with more stimulus packages and more business closings, aggregate to three times the entire spending budget for in 2019. Increasingly it's hard for the Federal government to borrow trillions, and trillions more in taxes will ruin rather than help a recovering economy.

The answer will be to add to the money supply without taxing or borrowing. This is sometimes incorrectly called "printing money" to pay government's bills". States can't "print" money but the Federal government recently "printed" nearly a trillion dollars without taxing or borrowing. More is on the way!

The question is when to quit "printing money" to pay bills.
In Zimbabwe the price of an egg eventually became well over $1 million Zimbabwe dollars per egg.

The booked Federal debt is now $26 trillion for bills coming due soon ---

The unbooked Federal entitlements for bills coming due down the road (think longer term Medicare, Social Security, SS Disability obligations) is hard to estimate but we know that entitlement obligations are well over $100 trillion before election promises come to fruition after the November 2020 election.

All of this spells inflation that the media just will not own up to or tries to cover up with false promises of future productivity.

Why Principals Worry About How Mobile Devices Affect Students' Social Skills, Attention Spans ---

Bob Jensen's threads on the dark side of education technology ---

Another blow to higher education as we know it: couples meet less and less in college ---

Jensen Comment
With the lockdowns it's harder and harder to meet in bars, churches, or other groupings. Remote working from home and travel cutbacks aren't helping. Dating sites are increasingly popular, but the public safety issues are many and serious.

Progressives (think New Zealand) are now trying to legalize sex workers.
That's an up and coming way for couples to meet.
Face masks are required but everything else can be revealed on a first "date."

How to Mislead With Bad Assumptions

Biden plan for free public college tuition could doom most private colleges ---

Jensen Comment
I'm opposed to free public colleges except possibly the first two years in local community colleges. My reason is the trillions of dollars it will cost to otherwise provide free tuition and other aid to all public universities for undergraduate and postgraduate education. It's unfair to give them free undergraduate degrees and then tell them they have to pay to graduate schools aimed at career education.

The conclusion that free public education will doom most private colleges is misleading.
Some private colleges are on the brink of extinction and will fail with or without free public college competition.

Free public college education will overwhelm the best public colleges (think flagship universities) with applicants. Either top public universities will limit the acceptance rates for onsite campuses to what it is now, or they will ruin onsite education with gigantic lecture classes, or they will limit the free tuition to inferior distance education. By inferior I mean that online courses will be huge with almost no interaction between students and their teachers and other students in each course. The very best online courses are small with instant messaging between faculty and students. These can be even better than face-to-face tutorials.

The better private schools will survive by offering what they offer now --- smaller classes, closer interactions with faculty, and campus residency aimed at providing all the things they cannot obtain in large public universities, small dormitories, participation in sports without having to perform at a professional level, etc.

But the nation may not survive as Biden's social program promises inch up toward $100 trillion per year for universal health care for legal and illegal residents, minimum basic income, green initiatives, reparations for all people of color, open borders, massive housing subsidies, free college for all legal and illegal residents, enormous increase in funding to K-12 schools, new roads/bridges, bailout of states, etc.

The ploy of promising everything for everybody is not new to political candidates.
History is replete with failed promises when economic realities set in for elected officials. The worry today is that activists will no longer accept excuses for failed promises and will elect zealots like AOC, Warren, Harris, or Bernie Sanders instead of Joe Biden --- who, like Obama, I hope is more tuned into economic realities even though Biden's now making unrealistic promises.

I hope Biden's VP choice is a realist and not a zealot.

Here's One Economic Reality That Activists Avoid Mentioning
Some argue that public colleges aren't all that radical, and some European nations (think Finland and Germany) now offer free university education. But they don't tell you how these nations face economic realities. These nations painfully limit the number of students getting free college education or free training to about the top 1/3 of Tier 2 graduates such that the other 2/3 either cannot get into college or have to rely on private sector companies to train them with apprenticeships ---

Senate Republicans' Proposal for Liability Protection (for schools, businesses, and other organizations wanting to open up) ---

How much trade is dodging Trump’s China tariffs?

The personal essay that helped a student get into the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern ---
https://www.businessinsider.com/essay-got-student-into-kellogg-school-of-management-mba-program?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_content=BIPrime_select&utm_campaign=BI Prime 2020-07-28&utm_term=BI Prime Select

. . .

Honing in on an essay topic

"In preparing to write my personal essay, I engaged in substantial reflection before putting pen to paper," recalled Hoe. In doing so, the MBA student said she started by making a list of all the significant events in her life, identifying key themes and takeaways to highlight from each. 

"I then considered which experience was the catalyst in my decision to go to business school, and how it helped shape what I hoped to get out of the MBA experience at Kellogg," said Hoe.   

Hoe's next challenge was to sort through all of the highlights that she identified, with a goal of determining what topic to write about in her essay. One experience rose above the others in terms of a career turning point. 

Before applying for her MBA, Hoe — who received a BS in economics from the Wharton School and a BA in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015 — worked at Oliver Wyman as a senior consultant. While in the role, she was offered and accepted an opportunity to serve as a project lead in Saudi Arabia.

"Ultimately, I decided to use my experience in Saudi Arabia as the key anecdote in my personal essay," explained Hoe. "Although I only spent about three months abroad, the experience radically changed my worldview, and it also stimulated a shift in where I saw my career path heading."

Digging deep to find meaning in her experience

As she began the essay-writing process, she found that the most challenging part about it was "unpacking" exactly why the experience in Saudi Arabia had been difficult for her. 

"I had trouble distilling this experience into 450 words [the Kellogg essay requirement] and was cognizant that I didn't want to oversimplify the challenges, or make sweeping generalizations about a culture different than my own," said Hoe.

To overcome these challenges, the then-Kellogg hopeful asked for feedback from a diverse set of individuals within her professional and personal network. 

"I wanted to ensure that the essay truly communicated what I wanted to say, and that people with different perspectives and [who had] lived [different] experiences took the same meaning from my story," she said. "I must have gone through over 15 drafts of my essay, but by the end, I was certain that my message resonated with people vastly different than myself."   

Getting admissions' approval

Her approach worked. Renee Cherubin, the senior director of full-time MBA admissions at Kellogg School of Management, confirmed with Business Insider that Hoe's essay stood out for a few main reasons.

"When reading an application, and especially a personal essay, our goal is to get a sense of the person behind the achievements," explained Cherubin. "In this specific essay, we are looking for the applicant to share both personal and professional growth."

The admissions director noted that beyond showing a significant project or professional accomplishment, Hoe's essay revealed "what kind of person Kathy is."  

"She is globally minded," said Cherubin. "She wants to push herself outside her comfort zone. She is culturally sensitive. She sees opportunities where others see challenges. We understood why this was a significant experience for her and how she grew because of it." 

Cherubin summed up that the essay reinforced that Hoe is "the type of high-impact, low-ego leader we look for at Kellogg." 

What worked about Hoe's essay

Cherubin pointed to a few key things Hoe did right in her essay, noting that admissions looks for prospective students to successfully answer both the personal and professional aspects of the essay question (which you'll see below). She said that Hoe did a "great job" of not only answering each of the questions, but weaving the two parts together.  

"We'll sometimes see applicants answer one part but not the other, or not tie the example with their future goals and Kellogg," said Cherubin. "Kathy showcased not only an impactful example but also painted a picture of what her continued growth at Kellogg and beyond looks like."

She added that Hoe showed significant academic and professional accomplishments in the other parts of her application, "but this essay showed us that she would also embrace Kellogg's emphasis on diversity and inclusion and would seek to understand her classmates' experiences and cultures."

Cherubin also mentioned that Hoe's writing effectively convinced admissions that she would fit in well with the program's collaborative culture and seek to find mutually beneficial solutions. 

"We believed that Kathy would be a great asset to the Kellogg community both inside and outside of the classroom and have been thrilled to have her in the class this year!" concluded Cherubin.  

The essay that got Hoe into Kellogg's MBA program

The personal essay question that Hoe tackled was this: 

Pursuing an MBA is a catalyst for personal and professional growth. How have you grown in the past? How do you intend to grow at Kellogg? 

Here is Hoe's answer that got her in the door at Kellogg:

When Oliver Wyman offered me the opportunity to lead a project in Saudi Arabia, I jumped at the chance to work abroad. Within three weeks, I sublet my apartment, purchased an abaya, and boarded a flight to Riyadh. As the first woman from an American office to relocate to Saudi, I had nobody to ask for advice. I didn't realize just how difficult my experience would be or how much I would grow.  

The project was not structured for a woman to succeed in Saudi's conservative environment. Issues arose immediately. My Saudi client was adamantly opposed to meeting with me. Initially, I had hoped the relationship would improve once I demonstrated my skills. However, after repeatedly facing my client's closed door, I knew my usual approach of proving myself through excellent work-product would not work. I decided to discuss the problem with my Saudi teammates. I learned that while Saudi men could work with women, it was considered inappropriate for men and women to work together alone. Therefore, I requested that my team be increased to two, even though this project typically had only one consultant per workstream. Once I told my client that a first-year consultant had joined my team, he became more receptive to working with me. 

Initially, I feared my Saudi experience would hinder my professional growth. However, when my team size expanded, I had a new opportunity to grow as a manager. The experience also taught me the importance of adjusting to a country's cultural norms in global business. By adapting to the cultural differences, I found a solution which met my client's needs, facilitated the project's success, and ensured my continued professional development. My experience in Saudi Arabia galvanized me to think critically about the economic and social disparities faced by women globally. I gained a greater appreciation of my own opportunities, which fueled my desire for a career in nonprofit management, focused on international development.

Through Kellogg's social impact pathway and robust global curriculum, I will grow as a nonprofit leader in international development. As a nonprofit executive, I will need to understand how year-to-year funding fluctuations impact strategic planning. Courses from Kellogg's social impact curriculum, such as Leadership Perspectives in Nonprofit Management, will teach me how to manage the resources of a mission-driven organization. Through Kellogg Board Fellows, I will learn how to best leverage the diverse expertise of nonprofit board members. Additionally, Kellogg's Global Initiatives in Management courses, such as Women Entrepreneurship, perfectly combine my interests in global business and social impact. I am particularly excited for the opportunity to liaise directly with government officials, as the ability to promote social change is significantly impacted by a region's political environment. The Kellogg experience will prepare me to scale my impact beyond borders.

Jensen Comment
In my opinion it's not so much the writing of the essay that's important. When trying to get into a prestigious undergraduate or graduate program what counts these days are extracurricular experiences that are somewhat exceptional. Then you have something to write about, and even if you don't write about them they become essential to the admissions process (such as in interviews with admissions officers).

The extracurricular experience must be somewhat exceptional beyond marching in a band, being on a varsity sports team, or even being in the Peace Corps. And having spent two weeks in Habitat for Humanity doesn't cut it.

 Prestigious MBA programs are not usually looking for recent graduates. They prefer that applicants have 3-5 years of experience beyond their undergraduate degrees. And they prefer applicants that have demonstrated leadership potential and dedication to the social good. Of course there are other things that also count big such as having a very high GMAT score and high tech skills in data analytics, computer programming, and engineering.


Perks, Payouts, and Pricey Breakups (think golden parachutes) : Takeaways From 2019’s Public-College Presidential-Pay Survey ---

Jensen Comment
Except for the golden parachutes I'm all for high salaries and perks that are tied to increased funds that are pegged to exceptional efforts to raise additional funds. The left complains about enormous salaries and perks of CEOs in the private sector. Although I think that some of these in the private sector are outrageous (such as Elon Musk's $56 billion new salary from Tesla). I'm not opposed to very high salaries that can be attributed to efforts of executives.

The problem is differentiating "success" to the performance of the CEO versus events that would have led to "success" under most any CEO. For example, a $100 million gift to a college may have come about from efforts of former CEOs --- a gift that just happened to come to fruition later on. And there could be other reasons for the gift. The 2020 $100 million gift to the University of Arkansas that follows other huge gifts from the Walton Foundation is probably more a function of location of flagship University of Arkansas since Sam Walton commenced Walmarts and Sam's Clubs in Bentonville, Arkansas that continues to be the home base of this trillion-dollar company.

The success of Microsoft under CEO Steve Ballmer is probably due more to the prior efforts of Bill Gates. However, the recent remarkable success of Microsoft is probably due more to the efforts of CEO Satya Nadella than to prior CEOs Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. Nadella transformed the company form a decadent system of fiefdoms into a hugely successful system of collaborators. ---
Nadella earns every penny of his salary and perks.

And the Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation benefited from the billions of dollars increase in the value of Microsoft common stock under Satya Nadella.

As I said enormous CEO salaries are sometimes justified and sometimes not justified. The trick is not overpaying the CEO's who did not really earn those huge salaries and perks.

Bob Jensen's threads on outrageous salaries and perks and golden parachutes ---

U of Arkansas Received $194.7 Million Grant ---

Gopher --- https://www.howtogeek.com/661871/the-web-before-the-web-a-look-back-at-gopher/
Recall that the Web was not invented for 20 years after the invention of the Internet

The Web Before the Web: A Look Back at Gopher ---

Bob Jensen's threads on the history of computers, computing, and networking ---

Walmart:  Dash Carts are fitted with cameras, sensors, scales, and displays that track what customers remove from shelves and allow them to shop and pay without physically checking out ---
https://www.businessinsider.com/amazon-prepares-autonomous-checkout-carts-2020-7?IR=T&utm_medium=email&utm_term=BII_Daily&utm_source=Triggermail&utm_campaign=BII Weekender 2020.7.17 - Marketing

Jensen Comment
The exit gates will wirelessly (think RFID) and instantly charge for merchandise in your cart and under your clothing as you walk out the store.

Walter E. Williams --- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_E._Williams

Walter E. Williams:  Despicable Behavior of Today's Academicians ---

The Michigan State University administration pressured professor Stephen Hsu to resign from his position as vice president of research and innovation because he touted research that found police are not more likely to shoot black Americans. The study found: "The race of a police officer did not predict the race of the citizen shot. In other words, black officers were just as likely to shoot black citizens as white officers were." For political reasons, the authors of the study sought its retraction. (maybe in fear for their lives)

The U.S. Department of Education warned UCLA that it may impose fines for improperly and abusively targeting white professor Lt. Col. W. Ajax Peris for disciplinary action over his use of the n-word while reading to his class Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham Jail" that contained the expressions "when your first name becomes "n----r," your middle name becomes "boy" (however old you are). Referring to white civil rights activists King wrote, "They have languished in filthy, roach-infested jails, suffering the abuse and brutality of policemen who view them as 'dirty n----r-lovers.'"

Boston University is considering changing the name of its mascot Rhett because of his link to "Gone with the Wind." Almost 4,000 Rutgers University students signed a petition to rename campus buildings Hardenbergh Hall, Frelinghuysen Hall, and Milledoler Hall because these men were slave owners. University of Arkansas students petitioned to remove a statue of J. William Fulbright because he was a segregationist who opposed the Brown v. Board of Education that ruled against school segregation.

The suppression of free speech and ideas by the elite is nothing new. It has a long ugly history. Galileo Galilei was a 17th-century Italian astronomer, physicist, and engineer, sometimes called "father of modern physics." The Catholic Church and other scientists of his day believed that the Earth was the center of the universe. Galileo offered evidence that the Earth traveled around the sun -- heliocentrism. That made him "vehemently suspect of heresy" and was forced to recant and sentenced to formal imprisonment at the pleasure of the Inquisition and was later commuted to house arrest for the rest of his life.

Much of today's totalitarianism, promotion of hate and not to mention outright stupidity, has its roots on college campuses. Sources that report on some of the more egregious forms of the abandonment of free inquiry, hate, and stupidity at our colleges are College Reform and College Fix.

Prof. William S. Penn, who was a Distinguished Faculty Award recipient at Michigan State University in 2003, and a two-time winner of the prestigious Stephen Crane Prize for Fiction, explained to his students, "This country still is full of closet racists." He said: "Republicans are not a majority in this country anymore. They are a bunch of dead white people. Or dying white people."

Continued in article


Jensen Comment
It's great to be retired. Professor William Penn quoted above is implying that all Republicans are racist and there are no racists left in the Democratic Party.  Absolute Bullshit!
It's great to be retired because I will not have to march to the 21st Century politically correct goose step for professors
I'm grateful that before retirement my employer, Trinity University, let me be me as a conservative in economics but a liberal on some social issues like gay rights, women's rights, racism, and abortion rights.

Bob Jensen's threads on the politically correct goose step ---

Political Correctness --- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_correctness

Penn State Retracts Statement Saying Conservative Voices Are Important:  Leftist Ideology is the Only Politically Correct Ideology ---

“Dear conservative students. Your viewpoints are important,” the announcement read, referencing the isolation and self-censorship many conservative students experience on left-wing campuses. According to the schools Director of Strategic Communications, it was part of a statement aimed at creating a supporting and inclusive environment for students.

. . .


The University quickly crumpled, and retracted the statement.

Jensen Comment
By withdrawing support for debating ideologies that are not politically correct Penn State is ignoring the appeals of Norm Chomsky and some other liberals
That hints that academe is marching lockstep toward one ideology. Noam and others are worried!
The inmates are guarding the asylum.

Penn State University training film on how to liberal faculty can deal with military veterans who refuse to be politically correct ---
An analysis by The Wall Street Journal's James Taranto --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/PennStateVeteran.htm
Penn State issued a public apology for producing the video --- http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/04/13/qt#196252

The Harpers free speech letter and controversy ---


Noam Chomsky and Other Scholars Feer the Dangers of Losing Open Debate and Toleration of Differences in Ideology ---

In an open letter, a group of public figures and writers warn readers about the pros and cons of the current world climate (mania). 

The piece, titled " A Letter on Justice and Open Debate," featuring signatures from 150 public figures including the likes of J.K. Rowling, Margaret Atwood, and Noam Chomsky, was published on the Harper's Magazine website on Tuesday with plans to make a reemergence in the October issue of the magazine. 

"Our cultural institutions are facing a moment of trial," the letter begins. "Powerful protests for racial and social justice are leading to overdue demands for police reform, along with wider calls for greater equality and inclusion across our society, not least in higher education, journalism, philanthropy, and the arts."

"But this needed reckoning has also intensified a new set of moral attitudes and political commitments that tend to weaken our norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favor of ideological conformity."

Specifically speaking to their craft and the dire consequences if mindsets don't change lanes, they conclude, "As writers we need a culture that leaves us room for experimentation, risk taking, and even mistakes. We need to preserve the possibility of good-faith disagreement without dire professional consequences. If we won’t defend the very thing on which our work depends, we shouldn’t expect the public or the state to defend it for us."

It seems not everyone was happy with the letter, though. After it was published both historian Kerri Greenidge and trans activist Jennifer Finney Boylan announced the withdrawal of their support on Twitter.  

Who decides which books to burn?

Bob Jensen's threads on political correctness ---

How Long Before the Risks of Failing to Educate K-12 Students Outweighs the Risk of Their Testing Positive for the Covid-19 Virus?

Rising Wave of Districts Sticking With Full-Time Remote Learning?

LA County schools won't open in the fall due to COVID-19 ---

July 15, 2020 reply from Glen Gray in Los Angeles

The element that you have to factor into the decision is that online education is a complete failure in L.A.


  1. Teachers had no training to create online courses [I don’t know if changed over time]
  2. The union agreement disallows any review of a teacher’s online course
  3. The course grade a student receives cannot go down from beginning of semester
  4. Apparently, attendance is not being taken. The assumption is attendance is very low. [Why attend if your grade doesn’t decrease?]
  5. I’m not sure what is the official requirement for exams, but there is cheating going on.


But the above is admin BS. What really bad is that the kids at the lower end of the economic demographics are the raw end of the stick. If a student doesn’t have a computer, the LAUSD will give you one. Just drive up to the library and they will pass a new laptop through the passenger window. Don’t have WiFi? The LAUSD does have some sort of a solution. But, can you imagine some non-computer literate kid trying to get everything working. Presumably, other family members won’t be able to help. If this the first/only computer in the house, how do you control family members from taking over the computer?


Lets say Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 are online but Spring 2021 is in classrooms. Because there is no real quality education in the two online semesters, seniors graduating Spring 2021 will have essentially missed one year of education. Those will be the freshmen entering college in Fall 2021. What will be the impact of that missing year for those freshmen?


Glen L. Gray, PhD, CPA

Professor Emeritus
Dept. of Accounting & Information Systems
David Nazarian College of Business & Economics
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff ST

Northridge, CA 91330-8372


Jensen Comment
Although budgets are being challenged, K-12 public schools are less revenue challenged than most colleges. The large-endowment universities (think Harvard) can cover losses from not having onsite courses, but for most other colleges the enrollment and room rental revenue losses are much more catastrophic if these colleges go totally online.


From the Chronicle of Higher Education on July 9, 2020

Some Scholars Have Long Talked About Abolishing the Police. Now People Are Listening. What Comes Next?

Chronicle of Higher Education:  What College Activists Want?

Defunded police.
Inclusive coursework.
members who look like them. (including administrators and coaches.
Students are demanding radical change for racial justice,
and they’re not backing down.

The demand: Sever ties with the police (except armed Antifa patrols)
The demand: Remove symbols of oppression
(including the library's politically incorrect materials)
The demand: Hire people of color
(even if they are less qualified than others)
The demand: Diversify the curriculum (No Shakespeare/math/business and more Che Guevara)

Some of the unmentioned demands in the above article

Free tuition, room and board, pot, and booze
Free medical and dental care (including free abortions)
Open admission for for people of color
Only A grades (stop giving mostly A- and B grades)
No examinations, quizzes or grading of term papers
Excuse from class attendance in favor of protesting
Screening of all campus speakers for political correctness (pretty much like it is now)
No suspensions or dismissals (except in the case of the first signs of conservatism disease)
Reparations plus guaranteed annual income during and after graduation

Reply from Bob Jensen later in the day

I perhaps exaggerated too much on student demands and tried unsuccessfully to be somewhat funny. However, I think if I dug deeper I would find where student groups have made demands of all the the things I mentioned.

I note that the Daily Beast articles almost always promoted a leftist agenda. 


Here are some of the documented demands of students listed by the Daily Beast (note the ones to get rid of grades, tests, and teachings of all male white poets (including Shakespeare). I also note that some colleges (think Michigan State) removed mathematics from the core course and skills requirements: 


MIT:  Predictive policing algorithms are racist. They need to be dismantled (what a shame)---

Jensen Comment
What the article fails to mention is that the predictive policing algorithms probably protect minorities (especially Blacks) more than anybody else since minority crimes (think rape and murder) are so heavily perpetrated on minority victims.

NYPD statistics show 96 percent of shooting victims are black or Hispanic and that minority groups represent 89 percent of all murder victims ---

Walter E. Williams:  Stop Question, and Frisk Can Help (meaning help prevent minorities from becoming victims of violent crimes) ---

Who made the decision that its worse to falsely suspect a minority person of violent crime than to not detect/prevent minorities from being victims of violent crime?
Predictive policing can help minorities probably more than whites.

Predictive policing is not the cause of violent crime. What is needed is greater focus on the causes of violent crime where in many cases it's poor policing in poverty neighborhoods that make criminals more assured they can get away with rape, murder, etc. Often minority women don't even report rapes because they rightfully think the police won't do anything about it. We need significant police reforms and more rather than less funding of police.

Eliminating predictive policing is dysfunctional to protecting all victims of violent crime, especially minority victims.


From the CFO Journal's Morning Ledger on July 15, 2020

U.S. consumer prices rose sharply in June, with higher prices for staples such as food, gasoline and apparel, as states broadened efforts to reopen economies last month while coping with the coronavirus pandemic.

The index had fallen in each of the previous three months, with particularly sharp declines during the earlier part of the pandemic in March and April.

Jensen Comment
In the early months of the pandemic prices declined because of lower demand (think gasoline, apparel, hotels, and entertainment). After the virus surge in July they prices are not expected to surge until the USA gets back to work. Then they may soar due to added trillions of dollars in government spending.

Consumer Price Index FAQs (these are good) ---

Personal consumption expenditures price index
Because of some shortcomings of the CPI, notably that it uses static expenditure weighting and it does not account for the substitution effect, the PCEPI is an alternative price index used by the Federal Reserve, among others, to measure inflation.[17] From January 1959 through July 2018, inflation measured by the PCEPI has averaged 3.3%, while it has averaged 3.8% using CPI.


July 18, 1979
Nature announced that Kempe had proved the Four Color Conjecture. A correct proof, based on Kempe's attempt, had to wait another century ---


Jensen Comment
Hall of Fame accounting professor Yuji Ijiri was one of my doctoral program professors (he was only briefly at Stanford). Yuji stated repeatedly that he would trade his life for credit in proving the Four-Color Conjecture. He strived long and hard to do so, but he never managed to derive a proof. Yuji made major contributions to the theory of accounting ---

The Four Color Theorem and Proof ---

July 15, 1928
Enigma encoded and transmitted first message by German Army on its version of the Enigma machine, the Wehrmacht Enigma ---

One of my all-time favorite films
The Imitation Game ---

Freakonomics Podcast: The K-12 Math Curriculum Should Emphasize Data Analysis instead of Trigonometry and Calculus →

Jensen Comment
I might go along with eliminating trigonometry, but I think calculus should be required if for nothing else to better understand data analysis. There are two ways to teach data analysis. One is the Betty Crocker way that simply teaches cookbook applications of data analysis software (think SAS and SPSS) there you read the recipe, mix the ingredients, and wait for it to bake in a computer.

The other way to teach calculus is to understand both the assumptions required (and degrees of robustness) as well as the derivations of the underlying formulas used by the data analysis algorithms. For example, the Gaussian (normal) distribution is assumed in many data analysis software algorithms. To really understand the Gausian distribution I think you must know rather interesting calculus, especially the integration needed in the Gaussian distribution derivation.

And for understanding the Gaussian distribution you need to understand what e is all about and the concepts of infinity and limits.

There are many non-Gaussian functions in parametric and non-parametric data analysis for which calculus understanding can help an understanding of those functions.

Yeah, I know that you can cook from a recipe book without being a food chemist. But data analysis is much more complicated than baking a cake. You can be led into getting garbage out of data analysis software even when the input is not garbage.

There may be some majors for which calculus may not be necessary, but the elimination of math from the core and skills requirements (think Michigan State) is a politically correct mistake. Math in general is too fundamental to professional life. Even lawyers need it when they add zeros in groups of three to damage awards.

Over 600 Examples of Critical Thinking and Illustrations of How to Mislead With Statistics ---

Commonwealth Edison executives have admitted the huge power company bribed its way to lucrative legislative wins in Springfield — and millions of customers in Illinois can see the steep price they’re paying for it on every electric bill ---

Phishing attacks aim to steal sensitive data by prompting people to renew Microsoft subscription ---

Ransomware criminals are targeting US universities ---

Twitter Gets Hacked By Twitter Employees; Uses Biden, Obama To Fraudulently Solicit BitCoin ---
Throughout the history of computing and networking technology the biggest security risk has been from insiders who are either fraudulent or very careless

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder, 4 others arrested in $60 million bribery case: source ---

Trudeau Admits ‘Mistake’ as He Faces Third Corruption Scandal ---
Jensen Question
Having survived his "blackface" moment, this is more difficult to explain.

A Canadian Province Killed 463 Wolves for No Good Reason ---

French university rescinds researcher’s PhD after misconduct finding (data fabrication) ---

Retraction of paper on romantic crushes marks second for psychology researcher ---

Current and past editions of my blog called Fraud Updates --- 

Retraction Database (you can search by discipline) ---
For example, the only word you need enter is "Accounting" as a subject. You can narrow the search by country, such as entering "United States."
Thank you Dan Stone for the heads up

July 21, 2014 ---

Pursuant to the Bentley University Ethics Complaint Procedures (“Ethics Policy”), this report summarizes the results of an eighteen - month investigation into two separate allegations of research misconduct that were received by Bentley in November 2012 and January 2013 against James E. Hunton, a former Professor of Accountancy. The complainants – one a confidential reporter (as defined in the Ethics Policy) and the other a publisher – alleged that Dr. Hunton engaged in research misconduct in connection wit h two papers that he published while a faculty member at the University: “A Field Experiment Comparing the Outcomes of Three Fraud Brainstorming Procedures: Nominal Group, Round Robin, and Open Discussion,” The Accounting Review 85 (3): 911 - 935 (“Fraud Br barnstorming”) and “The Relationship between Perceived Tone at the Top and Earnings Quality,” Contemporary Accounting Research 28 (4): 1190 - 1224 (“Tone at the Top”).

Because of concerns regarding Fraud Brainstorming that the editors at The Accounting Review had been discussing with Dr. Hunton since May 2012, the editors withdrew that paper in November 2012. Bentley received the allegation of research misconduct from the confidential reporter later that month. The confidential reporter also raised questions about ten other articles that Dr. Hunton published or provided data for while he was at Bentley, which, the reporter alleged, raised similar questions of research integrity.

In my role as Ethics Officer, it was my duty to make the preliminary determination n about whether the allegations warranted a full investigation. To make that determination, I met with Dr. Hunton in person when Bentley received this allegation, after I first instructed Bentley IT to back up and preserve all of his electronic data store d on Bentley’s servers. During that meeting, we discussed the allegation, I explained the process that would be followed if I found an investigation was warranted, and I described the need for his cooperation, including the specific admonition that he pre serve, and make available to me, all relevant materials, including electronic and paper documents. This information and these instructions were confirmed in writing to Dr. Hunton. Dr. Hunton resigned shortly after that meeting, which coincided with my de termination that a full investigation was warranted.

In January 2013 as the investigation was just getting underway, Bentley received the second allegation of research misconduct from the editor of Contemporary Accounting Research. The editor had contacted ted Dr. Hunton directly in November 2012 with concerns about Tone at the Top after the Fraud Brainstorming paper was retracted. The journal brought the issue to Bentley’s attention after the response it received failed to resolve its concerns. When Bentley received this second allegation, I informed Dr. Hunton of it, as well.

Continued in article


Jensen Comment
The last paragraph of the article suggests that Professor Hunton did not cooperate in the investigation to the extent that it is unknown if his subsequently retracted papers were also based upon fabricated data. The last paragraph reads as follows:

Bentley cannot determine with confidence which other papers may be based on fabricated data. We will identify all of the co - authors on papers Dr. Hunton published while he was at Bentley that involve research data. We will inform them that, unless they have independent evidence of the validity of the data, we plan to ask the journals in which the papers they co - authored with Dr. Hunton were published to determine, with the assistance of the co - authors, whether the data analyzed in the papers were valid. The various journals will then have the discretion to decide whether any further action is warranted, including retracting or qualifying, with regard to an y of Dr. Hunton’s papers that they published

Years ago Les Livingstone was the first person to detect a plagiarized Accounting Review article (back in the 1960s when we were both doctoral students at Stanford). This was long before digital versions articles could be downloaded. The TAR editor published an apology to the original authors in the next edition of TAR. The article first appeared in Management Science and was plagiarized in total for TAR by a Norwegian (sigh).


USA Senate:  The demise of the happy two-parent family ---
Warning:  Some readers may view this as partisan, although I'm sure millions of Democrats agree with its main concerns about the demise of the family. Marxists set on destroying families will disagree.

Jensen Comment
Once the two-parent family splits apart a problem in most nations is that the father has less contact with his children. Finland shows us how this harms education of the children.

Most USA K-12 schools were probably doing better when I was a child than they're doing today. The downhill slide is greatest in the gang-ridden schools, drug-infested urban schools like Chicago, and white flight from urban public schools. Throwing money at public schools is not the answer until life at home recovers. Finland knows this, which is why Finland's dads spend more time with school children than the moms or the teachers.

Apple wins appeal against €13bn EU tax ruling ---

South Sea Bubble --- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Sea_Company

The 1720 South Sea bubble is the classic story of an investing mania. Are investors today any wiser (think Tesla)?

A hot stock doubles and then doubles again in a matter of weeks. Thousands of people who have never invested in their lives suddenly try to beat the market.

That isn’t just a description of Tesla Inc. TSLA 0.01% and day-trading customers of the Robinhood smartphone app in 2020. It’s also what happened in 1720. Three hundred years ago, one of the biggest manias in financial history was at its peak.

In the summer of 1720, shares in the South Sea Co. and other leading stocks roared to all-time highs as speculators chased instant profits. Ever since, this sudden outbreak of stock trading has been known as “the South Sea bubble.” Even faster than it inflated, it burst—and left us with lessons about human nature that reverberate today.

From July 10 through July 12, 1720, South Sea shares perched at £950, up 650% for the year. Royal Exchange Assurance and London Assurance crested in late August, up an astonishing 1,243% and 4,220% for the year, respectively.

Then, in three catastrophic weeks in September, it all began crashing down. By the end of 1720, these leading stocks had fallen between 81% and 96% from their peak.

Continued in article

Jensen Comment
Accounting constraints are much better in the 21st Century relative to the 18th Century. However, in the case of Tesla investors seem to be ignoring the accounting warnings. In my opinion most Tesla speculators are going to be hurt big time just like South Sea Company speculators were hurt big time.

The huge problem these days is that there have been too many tech success stories for investors (think Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook, etc,) where investors ignored current financial performance and speculated big on long-run successes that came to fruition. It took years and years before Amazon earned its first profit and then ZOOM!

But Tesla is not Amazon. Amazon was and still is unique among online vendors (think gigantic fulfillment centers and the selling of used merchandise alongside new merchandise). Tesla will have a raft of competitors doing just what Tesla does. The only thing holding back those competitors is the miniscule demand for electric vehicles until such vehicles have better ranges and don't rely so much on lithium.

For example, both China and Norway are speculating on hydrogen-powered vehicles. Hydrogen, unlike lithium, is abundant on our planet.


Carnival Corporation announced it was removing 13 ships ---
I think Carnival has slightly over 100 ships at the moment ---

The University of Akron fired one-quarter of its unionized faculty since the pandemic ---

The University of Akron's Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Wednesday to cut 178 positions, including 96 unionized faculty positions and 82 staff and contract workers. But those aren't the first cuts or departures for the university in recent months.

Akron has eliminated about 23 percent of its unionized full-time faculty since the pandemic started. The reductions, administrators said, had saved the university $16.4 million — 5 percent of its budget for the 2020 fiscal year — but the layoffs have cost people their livelihoods. Gary L. Miller, Akron's president, said the jobs had to be eliminated because of the pandemic, budget cuts, declining enrollment, and the university's need to protect its finances. Wednesday's cuts show just how hard the higher-education sector is being hit by the coronavirus-sparked recession. 
Our Danielle McLean reports.

Labour of Love: An Open Access Manifesto for Freedom, Integrity, and Creativity in the Humanities and Interpretive Social Sciences ---

Hopefully this Manifesto covers resistance to political correctness censorship and ideological conformity that is storming the world at the moment

The Harpers free speech letter and controversy ---

Noam Chomsky and Other Scholars Fear the Dangers of Losing Open Debate and Toleration of Differences in Ideology ---

In an open letter, a group of public figures and writers warn readers about the pros and cons of the current world climate (mania). 

The piece, titled " A Letter on Justice and Open Debate," featuring signatures from 150 public figures including the likes of J.K. Rowling, Margaret Atwood, and Noam Chomsky, was published on the Harper's Magazine website on Tuesday with plans to make a reemergence in the October issue of the magazine. 

"Our cultural institutions are facing a moment of trial," the letter begins. "Powerful protests for racial and social justice are leading to overdue demands for police reform, along with wider calls for greater equality and inclusion across our society, not least in higher education, journalism, philanthropy, and the arts."

"But this needed reckoning has also intensified a new set of moral attitudes and political commitments that tend to weaken our norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favor of ideological conformity."

Specifically speaking to their craft and the dire consequences if mindsets don't change lanes, they conclude, "As writers we need a culture that leaves us room for experimentation, risk taking, and even mistakes. We need to preserve the possibility of good-faith disagreement without dire professional consequences. If we won’t defend the very thing on which our work depends, we shouldn’t expect the public or the state to defend it for us."

It seems not everyone was happy with the letter, though. After it was published both historian Kerri Greenidge and trans activist Jennifer Finney Boylan announced the withdrawal of their support on Twitter.  

Walter E. Williams:  Despicable behavior of today's academicians ---

Why isn’t Andrew Sullivan allowed to write about protests in his New York Times column?
Apparently because he might say looting and shoplifting are wrong

TED Talk:  Why it Pays to Listen to People You Disagree With ---

Harvard President Lawrence Bacow to Activist Students Who Shut Down His Talk: 'The Heckler's Veto Has No Place' Here ---

Levy: Why I Resigned In Protest From Penn Law's Board When A Conservative Professor Was Punished (for not being politically correct)---

Ohio University's Radical Students Could Have Ignored Kaitlin Bennett. Instead, They Threw Liquids At Her.---

Politically Correct Big Brother Will Not Allow Free Speech in USA Colleges
Williams College plans to revise its policies after a faculty petition to adopt free speech guidelines enraged student activists ---

Political Correctness at Georgetown University
Kevin K. McAleenan, acting head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, was shouted off the stage by protesters who interrupted his talk at Georgetown University’s law school ---

Conservative Law Prof Heckled by CUNY Protestors ---

Political Correctness in Universities Never Quits
Black Pro-Life Speaker Disinvited From Cornell ---

Beloit College:  The incident (a pro-capitalism speaker)  was the latest in a string of free expression occurrences on college campuses where students have intentionally drowned out speakers whose views they find distasteful ---
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Capitalism is such a dangerous topic that mention of it should be banned in all colleges and universities

Purdue University has won praise for embracing all expression. What risk does that posture bring in an era of violence? ---

I think political correctness can lead to some kind of paralysis where you don't address reality.
Juan William before he was fired after a distinguished career on NPR.

The Washington Post:  Conservatives say campus speech is under threat. That’s been true for most of history ---

John Cleese Makes a Stand Against Political Correctness ---

If colleges take precautions to protect their campuses when a controversial figure comes to speak, they aren't coddling students but encouraging a safe exchange of different ideas, argues Eddie S. Glaude Jr., a professor of religion and African-American studies at Princeton University, in this Twitter thread ---

Professor: Tom Brady’s popularity is result of white supremacy ---
Jensen Comment
Is there any doubt why academe has lost a lot of respect?

Speaker at CUNY law school interrupted repeatedly by those who said he shouldn't have been permitted there ---

Politically Correct Rudeness in Academe:  ACLU Speaker Shouted Down at William and Mary ---
Jensen Comment
Are civil liberties coming to an end in higher education?

The (London) Times:  Universities warned over free speech by Jo Johnson
Universities must “open minds, not close them” and face tough new penalties if they do not promote freedom of speech . . . 

Bob Jensen's threads on political correctness ---

How to Mislead With Statistics
The COVID Panic Is a Lesson in Using Statistics to Get Your Way in Politics ---

Jensen Comment
One of my favorite examples is the media's use of Sweden's relatively high Covid-19 death rate (that's lower than that of the Belgium, the UK, and various other EU nations) as a glaring example of what happens when you don't have a national lockdown. Evidence seems to be mounting that Sweden's high death rate comes more from a glaring failure to protect its most vulnerable citizens, especially the elderly. Had Sweden done this aggressively early on in March the case the media might have had less of a case against the Swedish failure to lock down. Of course we'll never know in hind sight since national death rates from Corona-19 are so varied and complicated and the data are so inaccurate.

Please don't take this tidbit as a suggestion that locking down is not important for most (all?) nations.













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The United Arab Emirates just launched its first ever mission to Mars ---
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Radical hydrogen-boron reactor leapfrogs current nuclear fusion tech ---

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76 years ago, the first jet fighter changed aerial combat forever, but it didn't do Hitler any good ---

. . .

Despite the damage it wrought on Allied aircraft, the Me 2626 was too little, too late. By 1944, Allied air power vastly outnumbered the Luftwaffe, making Me 262 victories statistically insignificant.

Since they were such complex machines, they required a lot of time and resources — two things that Nazi Germany had very little of in the last two years of the war. Of the 1,400 Me 262s built, fewer than 300 saw combat.

The Allies also adapted to the Me 262; they specifically targeted the jet's airbases and destroyed the factories producing them, reducing their numbers and the Germans' ability to replace engines. They also targeted oil-storage facilities.

The loss of the bases and factories, combined with severe shortages of fuel and pilots as the war raged on, meant the Me 262s, already small in number, were unable to win the war of attrition that Germany was fighting.

But the Me 262 made a profound impact on aviation history, proving that jets were the future of aerial warfare. They continued to be built and flown in Czechoslovakia until 1951 and directly influenced the designs of the F-86 Sabre and MiG-15 — icons of the jet age.


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July 17, 2020

·        More COVID-19 Patients in ICUs Are Surviving Now

·        In Sickness and in Health: COVID-Era Weddings

·        Could Bats Hold Clues to COVID Treatments?

·        3M, MIT to Develop Rapid COVID-19 Antigen Test

·        Walmart, Best Buy to Require Face Masks

·        CDC Chief Says Masks Could Control the Pandemic

·        Oklahoma Gov. Sitt Tests Positive for COVID-19

·        Alabama Governor Issues Face Mask Order

·        Have Lockdowns Worked to Control Coronavirus?

July 18, 2020

·        RBG's Cancer Returns; She's Still Working

·        Help Wanted: Volunteers for COVID Vaccine Trials

·        Will CPR Save Your Life? Probably Not, Study Says

·        Alex Trebek Says Cancer Treatments 'Paying Off'

·        No Sail Order for Cruises Extended to Sept. 30

·        CDC Will Again Post COVID-19 Hospitalization Data

·        HHS: 3 Steps Could Avoid More COVID-19 Lockdowns

·        More Large Chains Join in Requiring Masks

·        COVID Deaths Have 1.2 Million Americans Grieving

July 20, 2920

·        Civil Rights Icon and Congressman John Lewis Dies

·        RBG's Cancer Returns; She's Still Working

·        Help Wanted: Volunteers for COVID Vaccine Trials

·        Will CPR Save Your Life? Probably Not, Study Says

·        Alex Trebek Says Cancer Treatments 'Paying Off'

·        No Sail Order for Cruises Extended to Sept. 30

·        CDC Will Again Post COVID-19 Hospitalization Data

·        HHS: 3 Steps Could Avoid More COVID-19 Lockdowns

·        More Large Chains Join in Requiring Masks

July 21, 2020

·        Is it Safe to Go to the Gym?

·        Colorado Latest State to Require Masks

·        CDC Delays Additional School Reopening Guidance

·        More States, Businesses Requiring Masks for COVID

·        More Than 70,000 Daily New U.S. Coronavirus Cases

·        FDA Allows First Sample Pooling for COVID Tests

·        Delta Requiring Doctor’s Waiver for No Masks

·        Japan Requests COVID-19 Tests for U.S. Military

·        Colon Cancer Tests by Mail Might Boost Screening

July 22. 2020

·        WebMD Poll: Concerns Around COVID-19 Grow

·        Crisis Fatigue: Are We Emotionally Overwhelmed?

·        Bahamas Closes Its Borders to Americans

·        Oxford's COVID-19 Vaccine “Holds Promise”

·        Testing Czar Doesn’t Want Patients Retested

·        85 Infants Have Tested Positive in Texas County

·        Teens, Tweens More Likely to Spread COVID-19

·        Florida Teachers Sue Over School Reopening Plans

·        Smallpox Vaccine Has Lessons for COVID Vaccine

July 23, 2020

·        COVID’s Forgotten Victims: The Deaf Community

·        CDC Investigates Salmonella Outbreak

·        Trump Urges Mask Use, Says COVID Could Get Worse

·        KY Positive Test Results in Ankle Monitor Order

·        Facebook Removes Anti-Maskers for Misinformation

·        Fauci Will Throw First Pitch at Washington Opener

·        Walmart to Close for Thanksgiving Amid Pandemic

·        Many LGBTQ Youth Suffer From Mental Health Woes

·        Pandemic Has ER Docs Stressed Out and Weary: Survey

July 24, 2020

·        Sweet News: Chocolate May Help Your Heart

·        Blood Test Might Spot Cancer Years Earlier

·        Hair Loss an Unexpected COVID Misery for Many

·        COVID Fears Shouldn't Keep You From the ER

·        Another COVID Mystery: Why Some Fall Ill Twice

·        COVID Rates Likely 10 Times Higher Than Reported

·        COVID-19 Antibodies Fade Quickly, U.S. Study Says

·        COVID-19 Spreading Faster Than Testing Capacity

·        Pfizer Contracts With Feds for Vaccine Delivery

July 27, 2020

·        Many U.S. Homes Too Cramped to Stop COVID's Spread

·        More Layers Are Better With Homemade Face Masks

·        Sports After Lockdown: Take It Slow

·        With Precautions, Unlikely Baby Gets COVID from Mom

·        Michigan Convent Loses 13 Sisters to Coronavirus

·        California Surpasses NY for Most COVID-19 Cases

·        Several Steroids May Also Help Battle COVID-19

·        Sweet News: Chocolate May Help Your Heart

·        Blood Test Might Spot Cancer Years Earlier

July 28, 2020

·        Will COVID Vaccine Trials Reflect U.S. Diversity?

·        Hundreds Sickened by Parasite in Bagged Salad

·        In Rush to Publish, Some COVID Studies Not Reliable

·        COVID 'Super Spreaders' Fill Room With Virus

·        Doctors Worry About COVID's Effects on Hispanics

·        Coordinator Says COVID Testing Times Must Improve

·        COVID Vaccine Candidate Now in Final Phase Testing

·        Lab-Created Virus Can Help COVID-19 Research

·        How to Counter the Anti-Mask Backlash? Empathy

July 29, 2020

·        Yet Another Study Finds Vaccines Are Safe

·        Trump's National Security Adviser Tests Positive

·        14 Members of the Miami Marlins Test Positive

·        WebMD Poll: Most Would Wait on COVID Vaccine

·        Survivors' COVID Antibodies May Be a Powerful Gift

·        Concussion Ups Odds for Many Brain Conditions

·        Will COVID Vaccine Trials Reflect U.S. Diversity?

·        Hundreds Sickened by Parasite in Bagged Salad

·        In Rush to Publish, Some COVID Studies Not Reliable




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Humor for July 2020

Josh Alfred ---

Iranian People Mock General Salami’s Secret ‘Magnetic Coronavirus Detection Machine’ ---

Dad struggles to keep up with triplets as they raid the fridge in hilarious video ---

Video:  Cancel Everything ---
Thanks Ed!

Forwarded by Tina

Never underestimate the elderly!   

An old lady handed her bank card to a bank teller and said, “I would like to withdraw $500.”

The female teller told her, “For withdrawals less than $5,000, please use the ATM.”

The old lady then asked, “Why?”

The teller irritably told her, “These are rules. Please leave if there is no other matter. There is a line behind you.”

She then returned the card to the old lady.

The old lady remained silent… but then she returned the card to the teller and said, “Please help me withdraw all the money I have.”

The teller was astonished when she checked the account balance. She nodded her head, leaned down and said to the old lady, “My apologies Granny, you have $3.5 million in your account and our bank does not have so much cash currently. Could you make an appointment and come again tomorrow?”

The old lady then asked, “How much am I able to withdraw now?”

The teller told her, “Any amount up to $300,000”

The old lady then told the teller that she wanted to withdraw $300,000 from her account.

The teller did so quickly and handed it to the old lady respectfully.

The old lady kept $500 in her bag and asked the teller to deposit the balance of $299,500 back into her account.


Don't be difficult with old people... we can outwit the young and dumb!!

Forwarded by Tina


I found this timely, because today I was in a store that sells sunglasses, and only sunglasses.     A young lady walked over to me and asked, "What brings you in today?

I looked at her and said, "I'm interested in buying a refrigerator."

She didn't quite know how to respond.

I was thinking about old age and decided that old age is when you still have something on the ball, but you are just too tired to bounce it.

When people see a cat's litter box they always say, "Oh, have you got a cat?"

Just once I want to say, "No, it's for company!"

Employment application blanks always ask who is to be called in case of an emergency.  I think you should write, "An ambulance."

The older you get the tougher it is to lose weight because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

Have you ever noticed:  The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are XL.

The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.

Did you ever notice that when you put the 2 words "The" and "IRS" together it spells "Theirs?"

Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Some people try to turn back their "odometers." Not me. I want people to know why I look this way. I've traveled a long way and a lot of the roads were not paved.

You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

Ah! Being young is beautiful but being old is comfortable.

Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.



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Humor May 2019--- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book19q2.htm#Humor0519.htm

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Humor March 2019--- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book19q1.htm#Humor0319.htm

Humor February 2019--- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book19q1.htm#Humor0219.htm 

Humor January 2019--- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/book19q1.htm#Humor0119.htm   

Tidbits Archives --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm

More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories

Click here to search Bob Jensen's web site if you have key words to enter --- Search Site.
For example if you want to know what Jensen documents have the term "Enron" enter the phrase Jensen AND Enron. Another search engine that covers Trinity and other universities is at http://www.searchedu.com/

Online Distance Education Training and Education --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Crossborder.htm
For-Profit Universities Operating in the Gray Zone of Fraud  (College, Inc.) --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/HigherEdControversies.htm#ForProfitFraud

Shielding Against Validity Challenges in Plato's Cave ---

The Cult of Statistical Significance: How Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives ---

How Accountics Scientists Should Change: 
"Frankly, Scarlett, after I get a hit for my resume in The Accounting Review I just don't give a damn"
One more mission in what's left of my life will be to try to change this

What went wrong in accounting/accountics research?  ---

The Sad State of Accountancy Doctoral Programs That Do Not Appeal to Most Accountants ---


Bob Jensen's threads on accounting theory ---

Tom Lehrer on Mathematical Models and Statistics ---

Systemic problems of accountancy (especially the vegetable nutrition paradox) that probably will never be solved ---


World Clock --- http://www.peterussell.com/Odds/WorldClock.php
Facts about the earth in real time --- http://www.worldometers.info/

Interesting Online Clock and Calendar --- http://home.tiscali.nl/annejan/swf/timeline.swf
Time by Time Zones --- http://timeticker.com/
Projected Population Growth (it's out of control) --- http://geography.about.com/od/obtainpopulationdata/a/worldpopulation.htm
         Also see http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/BiologyPages/P/Populations.html
Facts about population growth (video) --- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMcfrLYDm2U
Projected U.S. Population Growth --- http://www.carryingcapacity.org/projections75.html
Real time meter of the U.S. cost of the war in Iraq --- http://www.costofwar.com/ 
Enter you zip code to get Census Bureau comparisons --- http://zipskinny.com/
Sure wish there'd be a little good news today.

Free (updated) Basic Accounting Textbook --- search for Hoyle at

CPA Examination --- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cpa_examination
Free CPA Examination Review Course Courtesy of Joe Hoyle --- http://cpareviewforfree.com/

Rick Lillie's education, learning, and technology blog is at http://iaed.wordpress.com/

Accounting News, Blogs, Listservs, and Social Networking ---

Bob Jensen's Threads --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/threads.htm 
Current and past editions of my newsletter called New Bookmarks --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookurl.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Tidbits --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Fraud Updates --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudUpdates.htm

Online Books, Poems, References, and Other Literature
In the past I've provided links to various types electronic literature available free on the Web. 
I created a page that summarizes those various links --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/ElectronicLiterature.htm

Some of Bob Jensen's Tutorials

Many useful accounting sites (scroll down) --- http://www.iasplus.com/links/links.htm


Bob Jensen's Sort-of Blogs --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/JensenBlogs.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called New Bookmarks --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/bookurl.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Tidbits --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/TidbitsDirectory.htm
Current and past editions of my newsletter called Fraud Updates --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/FraudUpdates.htm

Some Accounting History Sites

Bob Jensen's Accounting History in a Nutshell and Links --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/theory01.htm#AccountingHistory

Accounting History Libraries at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) --- http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/accountancy/libraries.html
The above libraries include international accounting history.
The above libraries include film and video historical collections.

MAAW Knowledge Portal for Management and Accounting --- http://maaw.info/

Academy of Accounting Historians and the Accounting Historians Journal ---

Sage Accounting History --- http://ach.sagepub.com/cgi/pdf_extract/11/3/269

A nice timeline on the development of U.S. standards and the evolution of thinking about the income statement versus the balance sheet is provided at:
"The Evolution of U.S. GAAP: The Political Forces Behind Professional Standards (1930-1973)," by Stephen A. Zeff, CPA Journal, January 2005 --- http://www.nysscpa.org/cpajournal/2005/105/infocus/p18.htm
Part II covering years 1974-2003 published in February 2005 --- http://www.nysscpa.org/cpajournal/2005/205/index.htm 

A nice timeline of accounting history --- http://www.docstoc.com/docs/2187711/A-HISTORY-OF-ACCOUNTING

From Texas A&M University
Accounting History Outline --- http://acct.tamu.edu/giroux/history.html

Bob Jensen's timeline of derivative financial instruments and hedge accounting ---

History of Fraud in America --- http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/415wp/AmericanHistoryOfFraud.htm
Also see http://faculty.trinity.edu/rjensen/Fraud.htm

Bob Jensen's Threads ---

More of Bob Jensen's Pictures and Stories

All my online pictures --- http://www.cs.trinity.edu/~rjensen/PictureHistory/


Professor Robert E. Jensen (Bob) http://www.trinity.edu/rjensen
190 Sunset Hill Road
Sugar Hill, NH 03586
Phone:  603-823-8482 
Email:  rjensen@trinity.edu