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Real Name: Karl Balke

Gender: M

Location: CA, USA

Occupation: Retired

Diaries published: 5 (1152 days since last diary on Tue Apr 03, 2012 at 01:13 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 47 (1146 days since last comment on Mon Apr 09, 2012 at 03:50 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 19

Total Comment Ratings: 0

Most Recommended Diary: The Elephant in the Gas Price Room, 19 comments, 7 recommends

People Following Karl Balke: 0

Karl Balke's Most Recent Diaries:

I recall that when I read Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead years ago the heroes had two characteristics: they were unflinchingly honest in everything they said and did, and they knew, used, and ...
by Karl Balke
Comment Count 30 comments on Tue Apr 03, 2012 at 01:13 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Recently a lot of attention has been focused on the effect of financial speculation on the price of gasoline at the pump. While using gas price fluctuations for gambling purposes is undesirable, the ...
by Karl Balke
Comment Count 19 comments on Sun Feb 26, 2012 at 05:22 PM PST with 7 Recommends
I get a lot of solicitations for my signature on various petitions to politicians and businesses. Many of these are for good causes, and I'd like to give my support; however, one thing often stands ...
by Karl Balke
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 05:29 PM PST with 2 Recommends
I've seen a lot of material complaining that members of the "1%" are not paying their fair share toward the costs of running our country. While I'm pretty sure that they are not paying enough, "fair ...
by Karl Balke
Comment Count 40 comments on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 02:33 PM PST with 5 Recommends
As a child, I was taught that "ignorance of the law is no excuse" for breaking it. It seemed to me (perhaps naively) that most of the children and adults around me accepted this idea, and tended to ...
by Karl Balke
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Jan 19, 2012 at 01:27 PM PST with 0 Recommends

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