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Fast Freddie's Castle of Common Sense: Fast Freddie's Castle of Common Sense is a podcast of unusual design. The structure is a quatrefoil plan, much like a four-leafed clover, and consists of many short stories.

A central stone pillar, that is continually reinforced with life experience, supports the ground floor. There are four strategically placed defensive turrets between the main lobes. The tower is believed to be an experiment in improving flanking fire by increasing the ability to witness and convey common sense in every situation.

Very few examples of another multi-lobed, regularly updated podcasts exist, and you are invited to share in the true experience that is The Fast Freddie's Castle of Common Sense Podcast.

Podcast Host Bio: Fast Freddie Fast Freddie's Castle of Common Sense Archive:

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Born of Irish, German and English parentage in Wisconsin, Fast Freddie  spent his adolescent formative years in Tennessee. Joined the Navy,  trained in electronics and was then assigned to a destroyer  stationed out of Norfolk, Va. Traveled the Caribbean, Atlantic and  Mediterranean seas while on tour of duty. Participated in the Cuban  blockade during the missiles of October crisis.

Visited most of Southern, Northern Europe and the major Caribbean Islands. Returned to civilian life at the end of four years of active duty and  started on a career path in private industry.

This course began with the assignment as a line  supervisor in a Government electronics Manufacturer facility. Subsequent career path  changes included manufacturing QC, executive recruiting, field service  and field service training.

Ultimately became CEO of his own multi-million $  service corporation serving the restaurant industry.  Became a father of  one fine son, grandfather to a beautiful little girl and a well paid amateur magician along the way.

Developed uncanny powers of observation and assessment during 40 years in customer  related interactions and activities. Cashed in his last big motorcycle for  his first computer in 1988 to insure that he would not be "left behind" in the  exciting world of computers (or ever again left in the dust by computer literate 6 year olds). He has never looked back!

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Episode 38: But Wait - There's More!
The Smart Phone Arriveth
"Ok, so you've passed 50 and finally figured out that it was a good decision to switch to a cell phone from a land line. No doubt the convenience of placing a call whenever you want and maybe even saving some money on your long distance calls tipped you over into the "hi-tech" world of cell phones (but the numbers and buttons are soooo small). Maybe you even got a little push to make the move from your grand kids.

In any case, you have begun to master the clever technology of the cell phone. You found out how to install your own custom wall paper. You gave sister Suzy her own distinctive incoming call ring so you know it's her calling. After several months you may even have taken a picture or two with your phone (What? There's a camera in there too?!) but haven't yet figured out how to store it or send it to the kids.

Well guess what fellow seniors? Just about the time you have been discovering some but certainly not all of the neat things your new cell phone is capable of, THEY invented SMART PHONES. BANG ! all of a sudden there's yet another new whiz-bang out there to ponder..."

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Episode 37: The Ying & Yang of Halloween
"Come on in Lads and Lassies. Grab a mug of warm grog and join me by the fire. We've pulled up the draw bridge so you'll be safe and sound from the night howlers and other beasties out there this time of year.

Did you know Halloween is now a $6 Billion event? One of the amazing things is that millions of Christians are somehow able to let down their defenses for just one night a year to dance with Satan in their pursuit of fun and sugary goodies. The rest of the year they will enthusiastically denounce any conscious connection with the devil or any his doings. Perhaps it's a one day truce for the common good? or their relative is a dentist and needs the work? .no, I got it! Their brother owns a candy factory! Yeah, that's it!

Of course many of the transgressors will insist that Halloween has no connection to the devil and things evil, that it's just an "Autumn Festival" that provides an opportunity to socialize, dress up in costumes and act silly. ooh yes and eat LOTS of candy..."

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Episode 36: The Lost World
"Perhaps not so incidentally, as I ponder this months' fireside visit, the song from Casablanca, "As Time Goes By", plays softly in my head. A fine lead in for my topic -"The Lost World".

We have learned that currently about 1000 WW II vets a day are dying and soon most of them will be gone. No doubt Some comfort can be found in the fact that the same calendar is meeting out delayed justice to any Nazi war criminals who may have slipped through the net. They will now be moving on to "rewards" that I am sure will match or exceed their past actions. Certainly, having been born in 1942, WW II is a key part of my "Lost World .." perhaps the cornerstone for the era I'd like to revisit with you tonight..."

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Episode 35: Global Warming: 2010
"You may have noticed a new development or two in the exciting realm of all of us heating up weather we want to or not. Examples?

The accidental discovery of hundreds of emails amongst climate scientists confirming that the base data bringing us the global warming forecasts are flawed and not locked in after all. Headlines that read "coldest winter in 40 years," "ice cap increases by 22% over last seven months," "polar bear population found to be in normal cycle." "worst snowfall in 70 years," etc, etc.

For the record, in the past we seemed to have had some reasonable debate and discussion on the matter of global climate until, somehow, once again, that issue like many others of importance, became politicized..."

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Episode 34: Zero Tolerance
"A major attack on our collective common sense has quietly been conceived and implemented as we carried on our endless debates over abortion, gun control, crime, same sex marriage, taxes, bad economy, war, liberal vs conservative, etc. While we made sweeping, simplistic statements over coffee and cocktails on how to solve all of these social problems with our own version of a single "magic bullet", our Governments and institutions began to establish a frame work within schools and many other organizations to insure fair and ethical behavior for all..."

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Episode 33: A Road Not Traveled?
"I just want to make sure I understand the plan, Stan. We are in a recession which is, ordinarily, a part of normal economic cycles with the passage of time. This time we are approaching a 9% national unemployment rate as firms continue to fail and/or downsize with the struggling economy. The housing "bubble" has burst, decimating real estate nest eggs for people who counted on their home equity as a major cushion. Many retirees, having been hit with major financial losses in their retirement funds, have either returned to work or are considering a return to work..."

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Episode 32: Nannies are Winning!
"It all began innocently enough way back in the 70's. Our children (the small ones and the large ones) returned from school with their erstwhile messages for us to become more concerned with our environment , to begin thinking in terms of what can we do to become stewards of planet earth. Stop littering... begin to recycle our garbage to diminish landfills and reuse our resources. It was suggested that we start car pools to save gas..."

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Episode 31: The Sin of Omission
"There are regular controversies each time new textbooks are issued in our school systems and various groups and organizations learn what is and isn't included and the new text regarding their areas of concern.  The topics are as numerous as the groups of activists.  The subjects of evolution, global warming, homosexuality, freedom of speech and history are often in the forefront of these ongoing battles..."

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Episode 30: Debunking the Bootstrap Myth
"Isn't it grand that we have a world where, with some hard work, determination and focus anyone can make a decent life for themselves. We all have examples, some personal, of people who , despite bad odds, forged ahead and created a solid frame work for themselves and their families. Presumably, these same values and initiatives are passed on to their family members. Some will heed the message, some will not. Some will go on to have a rewarding, productive life, some will not..."

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Episode 29: Saving the Species
"I'd like to continue some thoughts on our stewardship responsibilities for the planet, Earth.  To wit - the concept that our urban centers destroy wildlife habitat.  The main complaint in our continuing need to demonstrate how harmful humans are to this planet - is that called "self flagellation?"  - is that the expansion of our cities and suburbs have destroyed thousands of acres of wetlands, prairies, farmlands and forests - all areas critical to the preservation of wildlife..."

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Episode 28: Ollie, What a Fine Kettle of Fish
"Today's headlines just informed me that Chrysler is closing all 30 of it's plants for a month starting THIS Friday. (Merry Christmas to you too). Mr. Obama is looking to infuse $850 billion into our economy to help "Fix" what's broken. Thousands of people are being laid off in almost every major segment of our economy as companies pull in their wings and attempt to circle the wagons against a relentless foe: a down turning economy. They call it a depression for good reason. The average person is cutting spending to a trickle -- necessities primarily.. and saving what they can for further bad times. They used to call it a rainy day. At least we caught a break with diminished gasoline prices - for now..."

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Episode 27: Shot from the Cannon
"Once long ago this puzzle was posed to me.  You have two identical cannons: both with their barrels parallel to the Earth.  One cannon is charged with powder, one is not.  You have identical cannon balls: One cannon ball is put in a primed cannon, the other is held at centerline at the muzzle of the second cannon - The question is this: If both cannon balls leave the muzzle at the same time, which one will fall to Earth first?"

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Episode 26: Questions They Don't Ask
"Tonite I'd like to talk to you about the Questions They Don't Ask.  I'm covering three topics here tonite:  one is Global Warming, one is Planet Stewardship, and one is Human Rights.  On Global Warming  Who or what group gets to be the ultimate authority on the causes of Global Warming and who picks the people for this important task?..."

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Episode 25: An Alternative Medicine Prescription?
"Does scotch-taping 142 pigeons to your arms, and jumping off a cliff qualify as "alternative flight?  Maybe we should call this a version of the old 'Pigeon Drop Scam' still in use today.   I want to spend some time with you tonite on the subject of "ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE".  I regret to inform you that, despite our self-assigned level of higher intellect, that we have allowed the spin doctors to run another huge scam on us..."

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Episode 24: The Quest for Truth in the Digital Age
"I'd like to mention to you some things that fall under the category I call:  The Quest for Truth in the Digital Age.  Isn't it interesting.  We all seek confirmation and agreement to our points of view.  Regardless of what topic: political, religious, moral, scientific, the position we have adopted as our own is firmly implanted in our mind.  We then spend a lifetime collecting news, printed articles, thoughts from others that support our point of view and quote them often to lend further validity to our position.  Conversely, the items of question that appear to disprove our point of view, are ignored or arbitrarily rejected as false, or at least incorrect..."

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Episode 23: Brer Rabbit, Meathead and
The Amos 'N Andy Show - NOT!
"The segment I'd like to talk about today is called "Brer Rabbit, Meathead and The Amos 'N Andy Show - NOT! Oh, how our sensibilities have changed.  Now that we have been re-educated so that we are no longer encouraged to use words and situations that might cause offense in one or more people, it appears that many of the books, stories and TV shows from our past, would never reach production in today's world..."

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Episode 22: The Shoot In Foot Gun Control Theory
"Today's segment is one I call, "Shoot in Foot."  First, in order to head off the anticipated attackers, no - I am not nor have I ever been a member of the NRA, and yes - I am saddened and shocked at the random death of students at the shooting at NIU.  My prayers go out to them and their families and yes - I own a gun -  second largest caliber handgun on the market.  Did I miss anything?  Oh yes, I'm pro-life..."

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Episode 21: The Global Warming Sky is Falling
"The sky is NOT falling.  In the namby-pamby (ie subjective truth) world of the left-leaning crowd, it is a given that, in their perfect world, we all should have pretty much the same number of resources as every other person on our planet  -- thereby eliminating the "evil rich".  Even though this form of classic socialism", I believe they call it communism..."

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Episode 20: So You Want a New President?
"Every four years we swim through a sea of political rhetoric so that once again, 27% of those of us who care can vote in a new president.  Where were you when the ballots were cast last time?  Our daily candidate summaries are filled with charges and counter charges - they call it debating..."

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Episode 19: Waiter - There's a Fire in My Soup!
"Looking back at roads traveled over the last 5 years or so, I have come to see that the so-called "politically correct" crowd, have slowly, inexplicably transmogrified themselves into something much more frightening and intrusive.  I call them "The Word Police" - those who seek something, anything to be offended by."

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Episode 18: Yule Be Sorry!
"Best of the holiday season to you all.  Christmas brings good cheer, fellowship and warm feelings to many.  But did you know that almost 20% of the revenue generated via credit cards also happens at this time of year?  did you know that on average the consumer will spend $232 more at Christmas using charge cards vs. direct spending...?"

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Episode 17: Attitude This!
"The original attitude pioneer was an invention in the 70's called the "rude, filthy-rich business man." This would be the guy, who, as long as there was an audience, would send his steak back twice in a top-of-the-line restaurant and on it's third return proclaim that he would "turn this restaurant into a parking lot because of the poor performance."   This "center of the Earth" personality type has been polished through the years..."

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Episode 16: The Tyranny of Fairness:
"Our topic today, is Fairness, a new doctrine of oppression.  First they came for the Pilgrims. They said that the Pilgrims were Christians and many other kids in the school were of other faiths, so Thanksgiving festivities in the school system had to be stopped.  Some schools then had nothing: Others, to demonstrate Fairness..."

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Episode 15: Hi-Tech Quackery:
"During the 1920s and 1930s, the proliferation of quack medicine was running rampant. With the advent of electricity, the Snake Oil Salesman of the covered-wagon days were replaced with the Wizards of Oz.  Clever pitchmen who wove amazing stories of healing powers around what were nothing more than plywood boxes, embellished with a few flashing lights, a switch or two and an AC power cord..."

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Episode 14: Self Esteem Run Amok:
"It seems another serious flaw in behavior has developed in recent years.  While I'm sure that there are many opinions on the origin of this new spreading malady, I am supposing that the seeds of destruction for this one were sewn about the same time that Dr. Spock invented time-outs for kids..."

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Episode 13: Your Future Defined?:
"I wanted to speak to you about some amazing things that are going to happen in the future.  You may find this hard to believe, but about 500 years from now, say, in the year 2000 and beyond, your relatives are going to be told some absolutely incredible stories.  These tales will be presented to them as factual, and they will be expected by their peers and their ruling government to follow these doctrines as they are presented..."

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Episode 12: The Emperor is Naked:
"I'm sure that all of you are familiar with the original story.  There's a movement currently in motion currently that concerns me a great deal.  This concoction of pop-psychology concepts has transformed itself into a disastrous, dangerous stew that we are now all expected to eat with relish, or be spoon-fed daily depending on the situation.  The recipe for this stew includes the following ingredients..."

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Episode 11: Master Conspiracy:
"This is the straight scoop.  After months of research, auto manufacturer's archives and the US Patent Office finally able to find the original plans for the 75 mile per gallon carburetor that the oil companies and the car manufacturers had paid not to build so that they could make more money.  After painstaking homework, we've been able to build one and I have installed it on my 1985 Chevy Impala..."

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Episode 10: Forced Believability:
"I'd like to pass on some thoughts about one of my favorite topics.  I call it the psychology of Forced Believability.  To set the background for you, let me mention what happened when I came home from work the other day.  My neighbor had a garden spray pump strapped to his back and was systematically spraying every inch of his front yard.  I said, "Putting the Spring weed killer down, Ted?"  He said, "Nope: I have a 50/50 mix of water and Chanel perfume..."

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Episode 9: Quest for Success:
"We're smothered in self-help literature, videos, audios and seminars these days.  It's become a billon-dollar enterprise in helping us find our way to success.  Since all of these pathfinders require that you give them money  before they will help you, it should come as no surprise that these gurus of success define success with the classic measuring stick"  money, belongings, houses cars, boats and so-forth..."

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Episode 8: Is It a Sale?:
"Everybody loves a special sale of some kind, right?  When was the last time you went into a store that wasn't having a sale?  Unfortunately this topic brings us into a murky world of unanswered questions, rather than straight answers.  For example, when something sells for 20, 30, or 40% off, do you ever wonder if maybe that item was overpriced to begin with...?"

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Episode 7: Trampled Feelings:
"Somewhere during the journey to the land of now, we have been indoctrinated into the concept that being American, also means never having your feelings hurt.  And if someone should hurt your feelings on purpose, you have been diminished as a person and officially victimized in ways that only, you, the victim, can properly define..."

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Episode 6: Proverbs to Live By:
"It is good to look ahead.  To learn new things, new ways of doing things.  But sometimes, there is wisdom to be found in the old ways.  A favorite of mine for example, is an old African proverb.  in Africa, when the sun comes up, the Antelope wakes.  It knows that if it does not run faster than the Lion, it will die..."

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Episode 5: Coloring Book of Life:
"Isn't it interesting when first we are given crayons, and learn not to run with scissors, we scribble the bright colors all over the page, usually until the crayon breaks, and we find another color that isn't broken.  Then our parents tell us how wonderful a job we did and tape the silly thing to the refrigerator until it's replaced by another: hopefully a bit more coherent..."

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Episode 4: Keep It Simple:
"Sure: we live in a world surrounded with hi-tech gadgets to make our lives healthier, more efficient, more comfortable, more pleasant, more financially-rewarding and so on, but here's a question to consider:  The last time that you were caught on the street in the rain, did you..."

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Episode 3: The of Tyranny Safety:
"I understand the concept that we should error on the side of caution, but I begin to wonder how I've achieved senior citizen status without Uncle Sam as my personal nanny for the lion's share of my years.  How did I make it without a government body or group telling me what I should eat, and what I shouldn't?  That I could lose my balance on my new step ladder and break my neck if I failed to be cautious...?"

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Episode 2: Voice Control:
"Maybe you can help me out with the following puzzle  - I'm a bit confused.  Major progress has been made in voice recognition software that's resulted in increased practicality, accuracy and decreased learning curves.  The primary goal of this segment of the software industry seems to be the ever-present elimination of dictation with some thought toward the disabled..."

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Episode 1: We Have Choices:
"Yeah, it's about choice.  We can choose where we live.  We can choose HOW we live.  We can choose who we live with.  We can choose almost anything we want in our lives.  That's the American Way, right?  But do we really need more than 140 different kinds of breakfast cereal in our mornings?  I mean, after all there are only 6 basic ingredients to make them out of..."

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