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#1 Nazi Germany was a totalitarian Big Brother police state that constantly monitored everything that German citizens did.
Today, the bureaucrats that run things in the United States are also absolutely obsessed with constantly trying to monitor us. For example, there are now control freaks that inspect the lunches of preschool students in certain areas of the country in order to make sure that they contain the “right” foods….
A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because the school told her the lunch her mother packed... (more)
A scientific dispute over the cleanup of one of the most polluted sites in the country threatens to ensnare the Energy Department’s new leadership
The government’s multi-billion-dollar effort to clean up the nation’s largest nuclear dump has become its own dysfunctional mess.
For more than two decades, the government has worked to dispose of 56 million gallons of toxic nuclear and chemical waste stored in underground, leak-prone steel tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Site in southeastern Washington State. Although MANY point still to Japan’s Fukushima siteBut progress has been... (more)
Did you get everything you wanted for Christmas? Give everyone you know on your gift list what they asked for? Did the IPad’s, jewelry, and fresh pieces of clothing pulled from neatly-wrapped boxes flow steadily around the ole’ Christmas tree? Good. Now, how many of those “things” have truly made you happier, more fulfilled, even caused you to maintain a better sense of hope and excitement for the future past the first minutes after receiving them? Did their newness quickly wear off, or are you still reveling in their presence now that the New Year has come and gone?
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“Because he was given his money, his daddy started him off in business. He didn’t make it on his own.”
I paused and thought for a few moments, thinking of the best way to handle this inexperienced youth. “I then patted him on his back saying, “Okay, if I was wealthy and you were my son and I gave you the means to start a business which I believed would be successful, what would you do, refuse my generosity, or look at it as a blessing and use my dollars to help create many more? And oh, by the way, help employ others in the process.”
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While sitting in my favorite deli recently, I couldn’t help but overhear this statement coming from the next table, “My husband has never made enough money for me to be happy, I wish he’d change jobs or do something else.” The words were spoken in a disappointing, almost angry tone.
This touches on the vast majority of recent surveys and psychological reports pointing to the fact that people are much happier, at least temporarily, when their mates or companions make more money. While listening, I also thought about the image she might see her husband in. Maybe she no longer perceived... (more)
...of their jib. (Sorry, was that too nautical?) Anyway, the problem with this is, of course, that belief systems, like predicting the future, are mostly a crap-shoot. Sometimes they produce something identifiable as an edible substance, and most of the time, the house (or, in this case, the uber-wealthy) wins, and everybody else eats, at best, cold spam, usually for a long time.
Now, if you are of the "right" ilk these days, you are all caught up in which of the current members of the Republican Clown College has the best fiscal plan going forward. That is, who is most likely to put... (more)
...You may not be successful initially, but taking your money into your own hands ensures that your self-interest is best preserved. Become your own boss. When you can keep 100% of the revenues, instead of receiving a 10% cut of the true value you bring to a company, you build your path to wealth. Like any investment, creating your own enterprise has a high risk-to-reward ratio. But the payoffs can be tremendous, both monetarily and personally.
Be the tortoise: The adage, “slow and steady wins the race” still persists in our modern era of speed. “Get quick rich” schemes... (more)
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