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Geek, guru, writer, part-time Coast Guardsman and professional baseball umpire, inventor of the words "confabulous" and "cyberformication" (with an "m"), and former SuperModel, Mr. Wall lives in a dystopia of his own making.

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Diaries published: 130 (795 days since last diary on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 01:08 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 4312 (2 days since last comment on Thu May 21, 2015 at 06:09 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 3125

Total Comment Ratings: 9446

Most Recommended Diary: Fox News Agit-Prop Techniques During the Conventions would make Stalin Proud, 185 comments, 536 recommends

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TheCrank's Most Recent Diaries:

Have you heard the news the Iraq War's price tag is going to end up as $6 trillion or up ? I worked out the math on this while thinking about the various other ways we could have spent the money, ...
by TheCrank
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 01:08 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Here's kind of a wild stat that came out of testimony from Senator Warren's hearings on the minimum wage the other day. if the share of worker's wages had remained a constant since 1960, as a ...
by TheCrank
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 08:12 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Conservatives are again introducing legislation into three more states that would require recipients of Unemployment Insurance and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (aka "welfare") to pass a ...
by TheCrank
Comment Count 28 comments on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 06:09 AM PST with 18 Recommends
The Boy Scouts of America are about, we hope, to vote on overturning their "gay ban". I'm hoping it's not going to be some quarter-baked solution of separate-but-equal or local-decisions-by-troops ...
by TheCrank
Comment Count 45 comments on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 06:21 AM PST with 37 Recommends
Every year I do a little personal list of events from a hundred years ago, mostly for personal reasons. I pick 100 years ago because, well, it's a round number, and generally you can find a few ...
by TheCrank
Comment Count 57 comments on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 08:41 AM PST with 83 Recommends
So the NRA has just over four million members, and the lower tier of membership is $35 to join. The NRA is both a 501c3 and a 501c4, meaning it has to comply with laws concerning governance for non-
by TheCrank
Comment Count 18 comments on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 09:55 AM PST with 3 Recommends

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