Yearly Archives: 2007

Archive of posts published in the specified Year

It Is Only Baseball

OK. I realize I am not the greatest sports fan out there. I go to events but I do not follow the teams and leagues etc. But can anyone explain to me why ex Senator George Mitchell spends 23 months…

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Health Savings Accounts

We just offered an HSA (Health Savings Account) at our company. It features a big deductible and the option of placing money in a tax deferred account to pay your large deductibles with. I will save about $1700 per year…

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Wealth Myths

from the Tax Foundation by Scott A. Hodge The “superrich” the top 1% now pay 27.6 % of all federal taxes and a record 38.8% of the income taxes. The bottom 80%, 90 million households, pay 31.1 % of all…

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The Dream of Great Health Care on the Cheap

I contend that the problem with the several plans for national health insurance is that the politicians want to promise the population the best health care but don’t want to pay for it. at American Thinker (see recommended sites) December…

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Process or Principle

Jeffrey Lord writing in the Opinion Journal is critical of Romney because of his resort to data and process. Strong presidents have succeeded because of their commitment to principle often in the face of data that challenges their stand. excerpts…

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Don’t Believe Everything You Read

.. especially on the internet. I just got an e-mail from a friend that Starbucks refused to send their coffee to troops in the field and responded with a letter saying that the reason is that they do not support…

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A Braille Tattoo

Braille TattooBy JOHN GLASSIE In April, while taking a university course on “body technology,” a Czech art student named Klara Jirkova had a vision of a “touchable ‘tattoo’ for blind people.” According to her project paper, one way to do…

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Can You Trust Our Intelligence Estimates?

The new NIE, National Intelligence Estimate, reassures us Iran is not developing nuclear weapons, and has not been since 2003. Was this a dividend from the Iraq War like Libya? The history of our intelligence does not inspire confidence. They…

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Should We Brain Scan Our Presidents?

IN an AJC article on page 11, Monday Dec 10, 2007, Daniel Amen, a neuropsychiatrist and published author, says yes. Three of the four last presidents have shown clear brain pathology, he contends. Reagan’s Alzheimers was evident during his last…

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A Perspective Adjustment

Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months for his dogfighting ring. Don’t get me wrong; I love animals. We have 5 cats, two dogs, and this wonderful human child and I am against dogfighting for sport, and I hope this…

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Holy Zakkerz!

So Harvey Alperin and I go back to high school days. His two daughters move to New York, Jamie gets married and she and her sister Lauren are loving the big city. They have a problem wearing long pants that…

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The Growth of Alternative Fuels

Getting America less dependent on foreign oil has great security implications because dollars we spend on Middle Eastern oil are going to fund radical Islamic terroristic activity, largely targeting America. Because this is relevant beyond our mere personal budgets, activists,…

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How Reliable is the NIE Report on Iran?

from Caroline Glick , THE JERUSALEM POST commenting on the new NIE Report on Iran’s nuclear program Column One: The abandonment of the Jews For instance, Agence France-Presse reported that in 2005 Iran bought 18 Russian SS-N-6 ballistic missiles from…

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Your Vote for an iPod

From the Economist Nov 24-30th A poll of New York University students revealed that 20% would give up their right to vote in the next election for an iPod and 2/3 would do so for a full year’s college tuition.…

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Who Will Be Fired from ABC?

ABC has pulled a job of journalistic malfeasance that may top the unsubstantiated lies that justifiably cost Dan Rather his job. The story accused then Governor Mike Huckabee of pardoning Wayne Dumond who then went on to commit another rape.…

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Dixie

The Song Dixie was written in a New York hotel by a man from Ohio, Daniel Decatur Emmett for a popular blackface minstrel show in 1859. It was played for Jefferson Davis’s inauguration and became the marching song of the…

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The Great Peshtigo Fire

The Chicago Fire which killed 250 people was not the deadliest fire as commonly believed. It was the Peshtigo fire in northern Wisconsin that killed more than a thousand people. It occurred 250 north of Chicago ….. on the very…

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Pens !

One of the finest pen stores in the southeast is Artlite in Atlanta on Cheshire Bridge near the Piedmont Fork. If you do not use fountain pens give one a try. My favorites pens were recommended by Mike Lite. His…

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The Bay Area Bug Eating Society

BABES- The Bay Area Bug Eating Society is dedicated to eating bugs. from their site http://www.planetscott.com/babes/ The Bay Area Bug Eating Society was formed on February 8, 1999. This club is dedicated to eating bugs* A great big welcome to…

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