Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Kids Are Alright

We’re all concerned about our kid’s futures. Many of us have been led to believe that the greatest threat to that future is our national debt, hovering at around $14 Trillion, although it may be closer to $70 or $80 … Continue reading

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Bueller? Bueller?

Representing the Conservative counter-point on CBS Sunday Morning, Ben Stein touted a curious hodge-podge of values, few of which aligned with either the reality or the misrepresentation of the GOP platform. Stein’s belief in tax increases for the wealthy would … Continue reading

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Chocolate !!!!!

There’s an old joke about a guy falling into a giant vat of chocolate in a candy factory. Seeing his plight, his friend, Jim immediately started yelling, “Fire, fire”. Everyone rushed over and pulled the guy out of the vat. When asked … Continue reading

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Malcolm In The Middle

Nothing’s more bandied about these days than how much the candidates want to help the middle class. We can argue about how we define middle class, but two things are irrefutable. One is that the purchasing power of the middle … Continue reading

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CONTROL: Elusive or Illusory?

All of us (except the Buddhists) want some control in our lives. We call those most obsessed with it “control freaks”, just as we call those concerned with what they consume “health nuts”. The terms, however describe starkly different pursuits. … Continue reading

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Muslims, Jews and Christians

Following is excerpted from an 2009 article written by Dr Farrukh Saleem, an Islamabad-based freelance columnist. There are only 14 million Jews in the world; seven million in the Americas , five million in Asia, two million in Europe and 100,000 in … Continue reading

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I don’t know the margin of error, but a study released last week said that 63% of Republicans believe that we found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Democrats scored much less mentally challenged with a meager 23%. Either way, … Continue reading

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