Archive | January, 2013

Immigration Reform: A Distraction from Our Real Problem

Posted on 31 January 2013

  Of all the problems facing our Congress and our nation, the most important – in the humble estimation of this author – is putting America back to work.  Since the Great Recession of 2008, unemployment levels have remained at approximately 8%, persistent unemployment hovers closer to 20%, and full employment has vanished from our […]

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Beware of Fraud Following Natural Disaster

Posted on 30 January 2013

Hurricane Sandy and other destructive acts of nature bring out a humanitarian and neighborly spirit in Americans like no other events can. Unfortunately, natural disasters also attract scammers and opportunists waiting to take advantage of that benevolence in the aftermath of catastrophic events. The Better Business Bureau recently issued a warning about fraudulent charities and […]

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Scam Alert: The Hotel Reservation Scam

Posted on 28 January 2013

  I recently received several emails purportedly from, a reputable reservations booking site on the Web (see email image below).  Having not booked a hotel reservation, I would normally simply delete this email.  However, I was struck by the warning that a cancellation or prepayment penalty of $195 would be billed to my credit […]

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Have You Been Bundled?

Posted on 24 January 2013

  The Lord Jesus gave His disciples a little help in understanding some of His parables.   For instance, in Mathew 13:24-30 we find a parable about wheat and tares growing together in a field.      A Field at Harvest Time   Right from the start we know that the parable will teach us something […]

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KAPOW! Original Batmobile Up for Auction!

Posted on 18 January 2013

  From the category of “where are they now” comes an entertaining infographic on a subject of interest to many – classic television programs and movies.  However, the “they” are not people but vehicles.   Have you ever wondered what became of the vehicles that transported the Clampett’s in The Beverly Hillbillies, Van Williams and […]

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Wanna Bet?

Posted on 08 January 2013

  Even the most casual sports fan has an opinion on the “big game,” whatever that game happens to be.  Last night, that “big game” happened to be the BCS Championship game, and it came as no surprise to me that Alabama handily beat Notre Dame to win the BCS title game for the second […]

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Who Is Your Family?

Posted on 05 January 2013

  The following story is true.  The names have been omitted to protect the innocent and the guilty.   Family relationships are complex, and individual members of families often play roles determined by birth order, gender, comparative dominance-submissiveness of mother and father, and a variety of other factors.  Narcissism – ranging from a healthy self-love […]

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