Our Tax System explained in Beer

October 23, 2011

I thought I would post this little piece that I came across. It was not written by me but I find it quite interesting. I doubt, sincerely, that my liberal friends will even see the point: Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If […]

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Rewarding Down-Statistics

September 16, 2011

There is a simple datum that I have grown to believe and have observed: “You reward a down-statistic – and you get a down-statistic”. This is so basic that nearly all humans alive have a basic understanding of this rule. We don’t reward a dog for messing up the floor – we don’t praise junior […]

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Creation and Art

September 9, 2011

Most of us are artists. I believe it is an innate part of being human. What gets us out of bed in the morning is a passion to create anything that communicates; which adds a bit of beauty, grace and elegance to Life. We express ourselves in countless ways. For me its writing music and songs, […]

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Group Insanity and Being Oneself

September 3, 2011

I watched with embarrassment as Carrot Top made fun of Dick Cheney’s heart condition as Mr. Cheney looked on – not 10 feet away at a recent Jay Leno show. Mr. Cheney had courteously agreed to stay and watch the skit and the first 5 jokes were about his own life-threatening cardiac problems. What was […]

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Happy Birthday to Kim

August 28, 2011

It is a precious circumstance that I share my life with a superlative being.  I did not know or suspect that such a beautiful, marvelous, extraordinary, phenomenal,  and remarkable person might exist. She is my best friend, my boundless confidant, my supporter, my lover – the person with whom I share nearly every waking hour […]

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Past Disappears with Time

August 28, 2011

I was looking through Google Earth and found my old neighborhood in Dayton, Ohio. I lived there from my 5th grade till 12th – the last year being in a home a few miles away but in the same neighborhood. The two schools I attended were Jefferson Elementary (5th – 8th) and Colonel White (9th […]

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Federal Governmental Control Over our Lives

August 28, 2011

As Lazarus Long (a 2000 year old man) said: Political tags–such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and. so forth–are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the […]

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Hey – We ALL make mistakes

August 15, 2011

It is interesting, however, that certain people get passes. Other political figures (who shall go nameless but are not in the favor of Hollywood or much of the news) are ostracized and labeled stupid when they make such a statement.This man, however, seems to get a pass and is always considered “intelligent”. It is only the hyprocracy that I […]

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Government considering renting out properties that they have foreclosed.

August 12, 2011

This question was posed today: News came out yesterday that the Obama Administration is considering turning gov’t-owned foreclosures into rental properties. Definitely a touchy subject among some. What do you think about the idea? My opinion and response: A horrible idea. Will add to the housing crisis and further aberrate the housing industry by putting […]

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Federal Budget 101

August 4, 2011

This was sent to me by a friend – a good point: The U.S. Congress sets a federal budget every year in the trillions of dollars. Few people know how much money that is so we created a breakdown of federal spending in simple terms. Let’s put the 2011 federal budget into perspective: U.S. income: […]

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