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I’ve been waiting for political satirist Bill Maher to comment on Global Warming since the Climate-Gate scandal broke a few weeks before the Copenhagen Summit. For those of you who missed this story, thousands of emails from the leading scientists whose research provides the foundation for the Global Warming theory – also referred to as “Climate Change” – were retrieved by a hacker and subsequently posted to the internet. The emails revealed, among other game changing developments, that global temperature data had been manipulated, or outright fabricated, in order to fit the anthropogenic (man-made) Global Warming theory most commonly associated with the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit.

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  • Al Gore reminding everyone he invented this internet.Suspect #3: Al Gore [/caption] Al Gore is liberal enough to want the the Golden Boy to exist blemish-free, but he doesn't have as much of a relationship with Barack as some of the other suspects. Still, his liberalness could very well have been a motive behind changing the entry. Look at the data......
  • al-gore-planeAL Gore: Businessman Of The Year! I saw a news clip on Fox saying that Al Gore has made $100 million from his scare campaign on Global Warming. But he's just really a poser - his research center says that his Alabama mansion uses 20 times more energy than the national average! While I think his......
  • blog traffic exchangeFat People and Global Warming...Happy Earth Day It appears that studies are saying fat people cause global warming or at the very least contribute towards it. Last year I wrote a comedic piece about that very topic. In it I mention a lot of the things that would appear to to contribute towards "Global Warming." It is......
  • airZero Pollution Motors' Air Car In the past, a car powered by a battery or even by air may have seemed impossible, but the technology to accomplish this has actually been around for many decades. This technology was overlooked in favor of combustion engines despite the superior technology of the air and electric engine over......
  • hondaEnvironmental Benefits of Hybrid Electric Vehicles There are a number of environmental benefits associated with hybrid electric vehicles. Understanding what they are is one of the keys to getting the most out of your knowledge of these vehicles. Gasoline, when it is burned, is capable of producing large amounts of carbon dioxide, which is the major......
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In a five minute segment on Fox News channel’s Geraldo at Large in which alternative news personality Alex Jones was interviewed by host Geraldo Rivera, and regular contributor Kimberly Guilfoyle, concerning the questionable link between the 9/11 Truth Movement and the Pentagon Gunman, a link made within an hour of the shooting by mainstream media outlets, Jones boldly questions whether the event was “staged” by the government.

He cites documented instances where U.S. officials carried out or planned staged terror events both domestically, Operation Northwoods, and abroad, the Gulf of Tonkin incident, as well as credible allegations that U.S. authorities were contacted and subsequently warned by the parents of the Christmas Day Bomber, the Fort Hood and Pentagon Gunmen, weeks before these incidents took place.

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  • blog traffic exchangeThe Weakening Dollar - II Now we've seen some reasons for the Dollar's continued weakening, how do we profit from this knowledge? Here's a compendium of worthwhile investments that I've been researching. Invest in foreign currencies and foreign bonds If your bank allows you to make foreign currency deposits, that may be the simplest solution.......
  • blog traffic exchangeLiving Within Your Means and the Marital Allowance The mainstream media is now chock-full of stories about married couples having to tighten their belts to "live within their means." It is interesting that these stories are only recently becoming popular because not living within your means is a problem whether the economy is in good shape or, like...
  • newsCovering External Stories - Good or Bad? No two blogs are created equally, and for that reason, corporate blogs all touch on different subjects and different stories. Some people who write in corporate blogs wonder if covering external stories is a good idea or a bad idea. Some people shy away from the idea simply because they......
  • PD*2461254710 Economic Predictions for 2010 Before I begin, please do be aware I am not a financial or economic expert by any stretch of the imagination. Therefore please take in the content of this post with a critical degree of skepticism. From where I am sitting, this is what I forecast for our immediate......
  • uncle-samWould You Buy a United States Government Annuity? As the baby boomers get older and older it is almost impossible to pick up a financial publication that doesn’t discuss turning one’s nest egg into a stream of income. It has been a while since I explained both an immediate annuity and deferred annuities, but basically they are......
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stosselOn the February 25, 2010 episode of Stossel, a weekly Fox Business News program hosted by long time investigative reporter John Stossel, the issue of whether the designations made by the FDA, which determine through force of law the accessibility within the marketplace of all pharmaceuticals, would better serve the public in a voluntary capacity was discussed at length.

Stossel expressed the novel idea that “free” people should decide what goes into their bodies because they, not the government, own their bodies.

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  • blog traffic exchangePrevention is the only way to stop Drug Abuse Drug abuse and addiction is a major problem in today's society. An assumed half a trillion dollars of annual loss is registered in America involving substance abuse and crime related activities. Drug addiction is a never-ending and often a deteriorating disease which changes the functions and structure of the brain.......
  • diabetes-daily-injection-bluegoatIs it Unethical to Invest in Diseases that Can Be Treated, But Never Cured? As someone who spent most of their career working in the biotechnology industry, I occasionally forget that my salary was paid by some unfortunate soul who had a pretty nasty disease. Diseases like cancer, extreme hemophilia, or multiple sclerosis were used in everyday conversation, so after a while, you...
  • Save Money on MedicineSave Money on Medicine [/caption]I haven't mentioned it in a long-time, but in former life (we are going back to my high school and college years), I was a pharmacy technician. I found it incredibly dull and couldn't understand why one would ever want to make a career of it. Life has it's interesting......
  • doubleeagleThe Best Story in Rare Coin Collecting There are many reasons why a coin will become rare and collectible. It may be that it was a commemorative coin which was intended to be rare and instantly collectible. It can also be because the coin was taken out of circulation or was not authorized for striking by the......
  • Salt shakerWill FDA Regulate Salt? Image by justmakeit via Flickr Will the FDA start regulating salt? There is a lot of controversy about the government possibly considering salt a banned substance. However, there is no plan to make salt a banned substance right now. But why would the FDA regulate salt as dangerous? Statistics......
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In a recent appearance at a rally for Governor Rick Perry of Texas former Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin paraphrased conservative radio and television personality Glenn Beck in stating that, “The word is out…You guys (Texans) are just walking on water.” Making reference to the fact that state legislators in Texas have enacted laws favorable for businesses to retain profits and create new jobs.

Not so fast Sarah, something smells rotten in the state of Texas.

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  • Keys15 vs 30 Year Mortgages - Longer is better! I read an interesting post that really got me thinking today. It was written by a great blogger nicknamed Money Hawk, if you have never read his blog I implore you to check it out HERE. He wrote a great post titled "Kick Financial Ass With a 15 Year Fixed......
  • lotteryEven Lottery Winners Feel Financial Crunch In Lansing, Michigan, an unnamed lottery winner recently won a $42 million dollar Mega Millions jackpot. Lottery officials in the state are surprised to say that this lottery winner is doing something that is virtually unheard of in the history of Michigan's involvement in the Mega Millions jackpot lottery: The......
  • blog traffic exchangeSpring Cleaning My Finances and Looking Ahead. "The open palm of desire Wants everything It wants everything It wants soil as soft as summer And the strength to push like spring" -P. Simon, Further to Fly Spring is here (FINALLY)! It's been a long, cold, lonely winter here in the northeast, but the buds are present and......
  • ford-ceo-mulally-car-trip-to-detroit-to-dc-cnbcs-fast-moneyFord CEO Mulally's Drive to Washington Costs Over $20,000 CNBC's Fast Money ran an interesting story this evening regarding Ford's CEO Alan Mulally just prior to Congressional Hearing #2 where the Big Three U.S. Automakers will try their hand at begging for a bailout loan -- again! Jeff Macke's research stated that the the drive from Detroit to Washington......
  • Roger FedererUS Open Facts and Figures Lets take a look at some of the pertinent facts and figures for the upcoming US Open tennis championship tournament: What: This is the final major championship tournament for the pro tennis season. When: Play will continue for two weeks, with the women's singles finals to be held on September......
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Haiti -- a year before the earthquake

Haiti -- a year before the earthquake

 

The decision makers in Haiti would benefit tremendously from familiarizing themselves with the economic “blueprint” of Hong Kong. The devastation and loss of life caused by the recent earthquake has cast the international spotlight on Haiti, regarded as the “poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.”

Underneath the debris of Haiti’s collapsed infrastructure is an island nation which has struggled mightily to have a legitimate economic presence within the world community since becoming the first independent Black republic in 1804.

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  • blog traffic exchangeGlobal Economic Recession: Coming To A Town Near You! Gerald Celente runs The Trends Research Institue and has been analysing economic news and data and predicting trends for over 20 years. He advocated buying gold in 2001 when it was under $300/oz and has been accurate in a lot of his predictions. Right now he's predicting a revisting of......
  • blog traffic exchangeGetting Targeted Visitors From YouTube If you have a website or a blog, you are going to need traffic. Without targeted traffic flowing in, your site won't be any better than a ghost town. The more people know about your website, the better it is going to be. Even though there are a number of......
  • graphThe "Asian Tigers" Revisited: Hong Kong Hong Kong: China's Capitalist Success Story Hong Kong is a paradox. Although it reverted back to Communist China's rule in 1997, Hong Kong has remained the "freest” economy in the world for 15 consecutive years, as ranked by the Index of Economic Freedom. As one of the original Asian Tigers,......
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Marlin Briscoe became the first full time African-American starting quarterback in professional football for the AFL's Denver Broncos

Marlin Briscoe became the first full time African-American starting quarterback in professional football for the AFL's Denver Broncos

 

I watched the first two episodes of the five part series, “Full Color Football: The History of the American Football League,” the other night on the NFL Network – it originally aired on Showtime in September 2009 – and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the intense competition between the more established National Football League (NFL) and the upstart American Football League (AFL), which began when the AFL debuted in 1960, resulted in a substantial increase in the amount of African-American players within the ranks of professional football.

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  • blog traffic exchangeWeekend Personal Finance Links This past week I've been feeling like a chicken with my head caught off. I got a really interesting project at my day job... I'm focusing on delivering that. I had Red Sox - Oakland A's tickets all weekend long. With the start of the NFL season, I'm completely focused......
  • dont-stealThe World’s Biggest Corporations that I Never Heard of Back in July Fortune came out with the World’s Biggest Corporations. According to Forbes, “Companies are ranked by total revenues for their respective fiscal years ended on or before March 31, 2010.” Despite each company being massive, I was shocked how many within the top 100 that I had never......
  • To win championships, help student athletesTo win championships, help student athletes "You need to help student athletes help you win championships." - Galwin Fabian Every school wants to win. Every school wants to have a trophy. Every school wants fame. Yet only few schools understand that, in order to, they need to put the right pieces together; they need jocks......
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News Junkie Post – Protesters outside of a Whole Foods grocery store angered by John Mackey's op-ed

News Junkie Post – Protesters outside of a Whole Foods grocery store angered by John Mackey's op-ed

In the interests of full disclosure, I must admit that I was inspired to write this particular post after reading “The Conscience of a Capitalist,” an article that details the fallout after an August 2009 op-ed appeared in the Wall Street Journal written by John Mackey, CEO and founder of the popular grocery store chain Whole Foods.

The op-ed was an answer to President Obama’s call for “constructive suggestions” regarding health care reform. It explores alternatives to the requisite federal spending (over $100 billion per year) proposed by Congress and endorsed by the Obama Administration.

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  • blog traffic exchangeThe New Public Plan for Affordable Long Term Care Insurance Baby boomers should be paying close attention to the long term care insurance provisions of the recently passed health reform legislation. The Community Living Assistance Services and Support Act, a/k/a the Class Act, is the first national plan to help working Americans insure themselves for future long-term care. Here are...
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stan brock (www.ramusa.org)

stan brock (www.ramusa.org)

Similar to state regulations which largely contribute to health insurance premiums increasing beyond the means of millions of Americans to reasonably afford, state restrictions on out-of-state medical practitioners limit philanthropists such as Stan Brock in providing free health care to thousands of Americans.

Stan Brock is the founder of Remote Area Medical (RAM), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing free health, dental and eye care, primarily to people in remote areas of the United States and throughout the world.

 

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  • blog traffic exchangePennsylvania Citizens Are Children in Need of Supervision Other than a brief flirtation with the Draft Gore movement I have stayed away from my political views on RL, but I am afraid I can no longer stay silent. I am an off the deep end libertarian who believes that Clinton proved to be an awesome president (in terms......
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Shoppers take advantage of bargains on Black Friday

Shoppers take advantage of bargains on Black Friday

Now that Black Friday has come and gone, I wonder whether this novel concept has prompted politicians on Capitol Hill, on the precipice of deciding costly health care reform legislation, to take notice of free market principles in action, and re-think the proposed interventionism imbued within this legislative overhaul of the health insurance industry.

Black Friday in the United States is the Friday after Thanksgiving which marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, and for retailers large and small, signifies crossing the threshold of profitability for the year.

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  • blog traffic exchangeSpenders Jumping on the "Shopping is Patriotic" Bandwagon Black Friday always makes for an interesting study in consumer behavior. In addition to the shocking news about the Walmart tragedy, commentary from the shoppers themselves is instructive. Mr. ToughMoneyLove was listening to NPR today when a field reporter caught up with a Black Friday shopper waiting for a Best...
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I recently came across this short video clip from the Republican presidential primary debate, which took place at the University of New Hampshire on September 5, 2007. In the debate, 2008 presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul explains to a panel of Republican candidates, as well as the national audience, why gas prices had more than doubled at that time.

This video reminds me of why I became such a big admirer of Dr. Paul (formerly a practicing physician, whose adherence to limited government and sound money principles has caused many in the media to give him the moniker “Doctor No”) and frankly, why I quickly came to identify as a Libertarian.

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  • blog traffic exchangeAnother Case For Gold Today's post is an excerpt from What If Stocks Were Priced In Gold? posted at Experience Is Everything. While the post is incredibly interesting it is rather long. The portion I've quoted explains why gold will likely outperform the dollar and stocks over the next few years. It follows that......
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