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By Jonathan Silverman

Material Concerns

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Ancient Roman Quibbl: Will any gladiator defeat Spartacus in the Colosseum by 65 BC?

The old ways are the best ways.  Concrete helped erect the Roman Empire, whose borders wrapped around the Mediterranean. While the longest border between two countries today is the U.S.’s northern border, there’s no talk of a wall between here and Canada-—not yet, at least. Right now, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has started testing border wall prototypes for use along the southern border with Mexico. Four of those prototypes are made of concrete. Two prototypes are made of mysterious modern materials.  Will they make the wall out of ancient concrete or space age materials? Of course, feel free to let us know if you’re still skeptical that a major border wall will ever materialize.

Russia Hacks The Olympics

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In Putin’s Russia, Olympics ban YOU

Since one priority for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection is to test if the wall could be climbed, perhaps some out-of-work Russian Olympic athletes can help. Russia’s Olympic Committee is banned from the Winter Olympics. after making what the International Olympic Committee called an “unprecedented attack on the integrity of the Olympic Games and sport”, because  the Russian state has been giving their athletes performance enhancing drugs.  However,  Russian athletes can still compete in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang as individuals.  Will any Russian athletes dare to compete as individuals despite all the resources the Russian state spent on them?

Tax Reform Finale

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By what year will you have to report Quibbl winnings to the IRS?

As we quibbl on the future, we must remember that the only sure bets are death and taxes. Tax reform, though, is another thing entirely. With Alabama’s surprise election of Democrat Doug Jones to the Senate, the GOP’s push to pass their reform bill grows even more urgent. Will the Senate pass the final tax reform bill?  

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