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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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  • 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......
  • blog traffic exchangeIs The US On The Verge Of Collapse? According to the Financial Times.The U.S. government is on a burning platform of unsustainable policies, and practices with fiscal deficits, chronic health care underfunding, immigration and overseas military commitments threatening a crisis if action is not taken soon.David Walker, comptroller general of the U.S.,issued the unusually downbeat assessment of his......
  • blog traffic exchangeThoughts From Around the Blogosphere: Reaction to Van Jones's Resignation and Controversy I haven't done one of these in a while, but there so much fun so I'm about to start again. For those that don't know how this works, I google blogsearch "Van Jones" and take a random sampling of the results and clip out important bits, as well as...
  • 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...
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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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  • 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......
  • 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.......
  • FDA Approves Continuation of ALS Stem Cell Trial Emory University researchers have received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to advance to the next phase of a landmark trial to treat patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) using human neural stem cells. The Phase I trial, currently underway exclusively at Emory University, is designed to assess......
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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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  • 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......
  • blog traffic exchangeBanks Fear Foreclosures because of Mark to Market Accounting? The Naked Capitalism blog posted something interesting yesterday that got me thinking... Are Banks Afraid to Foreclose on the Rich? I got this report from an attorney who is doing work in one of the top five foreclosure states. One of his colleagues has a monthly mortgage payment considerably above......
  • Gay-Marriage-300Defense of Marriage Act Found Unconstitutional in One Federal District Court I wrote about Defense of Marriage Act back in May when discussing the topic of Same Sex Estate and Financial Planning. Well it turns out that a Federal District Court Judge has determined it the piece of legislation is Unconstitutional. Before I briefly describe the background and what happened,......
  • 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......
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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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  • healthcare-reformIs the Health Care Bill Constitutional? The Country is going nuts with the recently passed health care passage. If you have read ANY of my political posts before you could only imagine how much this bill makes me sick, literally it is a feeling of lost like the Country is taking a piss poor turn. But...
  • pharamaceuticalCanadian Pharmacies Many people are preaching the benefits of choosing a Canadian pharmacy over American pharmacy options, but this opportunity for acquiring your medications across the border may not make sense to you unless you understand why so many people are choosing a Canadian pharmacy to be their home pharmacy rather than......
  • Reblog this post [with Zemanta]Health Care Bill Page 58 The US Government is pushing for health care reform and introducing what they call a "socialized healthcare". This bill is 1000+ pages in length and we do not want to go through all that. I have found a simplified, written in plain english summary of the said bill including the......
  • healthcare20costsHealth Care Costs That Drain Your Budget A hot topic in the news today is health care. Whether or not you agree with the President's health care reform, most people will agree that something has to be done. Americans continue to see health care costs rise making it impossible for some families to afford coverage. There are......
  • blog traffic exchangeHow to Save on Your Health Care Coverage Health insurance can cause a huge dent in any family or individual’s monthly budget. It’s expensive, and often seems overpriced if your family is relatively healthy and you can’t remember the last time you went to the doctor’s office aside from an annual check-up. However, health insurance is something no......
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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 exchangeOut-Of-State Internet Purchases Are Not Tax-Free! Today I will address one of the most prevalent misconceptions amongst consumers these days: that internet purchases are free of sales tax. Let me clear this one up: in most states with some sort of sales tax (I hesitate to say all, but here's a list), you owe sales tax......
  • pharamaceuticalCanadian Pharmacies Many people are preaching the benefits of choosing a Canadian pharmacy over American pharmacy options, but this opportunity for acquiring your medications across the border may not make sense to you unless you understand why so many people are choosing a Canadian pharmacy to be their home pharmacy rather than......
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  • perkinsCharity Time For whatever reason, many of us tend to make our charitable donations toward year end. It's that way for us, and this was the week our donations were sent in. I'd like to share the top charities I've tried to support. First is Perkins School For The Blind. This has......
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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...
  • obama8Obama - Show me the Money Every single day I have a friend, family member or co-worker talking to me about politics/economics. Â While, I don't see myself as above intelligent, I think am able to formulate and communicate an argument (maybe that does make me smarter lol JOKING!). Â Well today, I had a very...
  • blog traffic exchangeInsurance Products Should Not be a Four Letter Word When it Comes to Retirement Income Planning The Wall Street Journal had a recent article that I think was detrimentally incomplete even taking into account that it is 1,000 words on a subject that can take years to master. The article, “You Need a Plan to Boost Retirement Income” by Jeff D. Opdyke highlights three asset vehicles/classes......
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It may never cease to amaze me personally at how knowledgeable Congressman Ron Paul is on a number of issues, and how equally underutilized he is as a resource by the legislative branch of our government.

Case in point, below is an article written by Dr. Paul (who practiced medicine prior to being elected to the House) which was posted on LewRockwell.com in 2006. The health care reform debate had already reached a fever pitch throughout the country by this point because of escalating health care costs, and the nearly 14,000 annual deaths attributed to lack of health insurance in America.

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  • blog traffic exchangeHard Truth Week in Review - Health Care Whining Edition Our local paper ran yet another article featuring the stories of those who do not have health care insurance. The reporter undercuts the merits of the story by including the whinings of this woman who says she can't afford health insurance. First, she quits her $85,000/year job and chooses not......
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  • blog traffic exchangeHealth Insurance: A Brief Overview While many of us are fortunate enough to have a job that comes with benefits, including company-subsidized health insurance, there are many of us who work in non-traditional jobs, for small businesses, or who are self employed. For everyone, no matter the status of their employment, health insurance is a......
  • pillcapsuleRising Health Care Costs and Medical Billing Despite recent changes to the national health care system, health care costs are rising. Thousands of American’s will find that their costs for both preventative and continuous health care will continue to get higher. The bills are going to keep piling up and keep adding on one another. It can......
  • blog traffic exchangeSave Money on Health Care Need ideas and strategies for saving on health and medical care? I have some suggestions. The older we get, the more we spend on health care. Unless and until we qualify for Medicare, it probably won't get any better. Even then, our out-of-pocket costs will no doubt be increasing. So......
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I first heard the term “Keynesian” used in describing the economic policies of our government by a panelist on a segment of NBC’s Meet the Press, and after doing some research, I fully agree with this characterization.  As well as former President Richard Nixon’s proclamation that, “We are all Keynesians now.”  But what does that mean exactly?

To understand this term, and the often criticized propensity of the federal government to increase spending during economic downturns, even when running a deficit (referred to as “deficit spending”), a firm grasp of the economic philosophy espoused by John Maynard Keynes from the early 20th century is extremely beneficial.

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  • blog traffic exchangeHow to Get Free Education in Economics Mr. ToughMoneyLove is not going to talk about free credit scores, free credit card balance transfers, or free credit anything. ("Free credit" is an oxymoron anyway.) Instead, I am going to talk about some free education in economics. Know What You Don't Know With all that has been said and......
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AP - The new boss and the old boss at the inauguration

AP - The new boss and the old boss at the inauguration

 

The GOP has been expectantly critical of the Obama Administration since officially relinquishing the White House in late January 2009. The most divisive issue to date being health care reform. 

Surprisingly, costly legislation like Obama’s Economic Stimulus Package was met with lukewarm resistance by Republican leadership on Capitol Hill.

My opinion of the current Administration after almost a year in the White House is that there is minimal variance in the substance of its foreign and domestic policies when compared to its predecessor, and I am not alone in my assessment.

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  • blog traffic exchangeDemocracy Prevails - Round 1 Last week I asked if democracy will prevail, and earlier this week it did. The Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 was defeated in the House of Representatives by a vote of 225 to 208. Although the Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered the largest point loss ever, I was pleased to......
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  • blog traffic exchangeLet's Make the Politicians Take Economics 101 Senator Obama said in a speech yesterday that Senator McCain is "out of touch on the economy." I wonder who wrote that killer line? That got me thinking again about the competence and clarity of our politicians when it comes to matters of economics. Do Our Politicians Know Anything...
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New York Times - ALS patient receives firsst injection of iplex in March 2009

New York Times - ALS patient receives firsst injection of iplex in March 2009

 

In a society which subsidizes the cost of prescription drugs for the rest of the world by being charged substantially more for pharmaceuticals THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY, you would think that terminally ill patients in America suffering through debilitating diseases which have no cure, would be afforded the unfettered option of being prescribed any therapeutic approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which they and their doctors mutually agreed upon.

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