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March 24, 2012

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What’s in it for me?

by Nori
Categories: Feeding the Soul, Government, Politics, Wising up
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Are you a fully actualized citizen? You can determine your status by answering one question. When you reflect on the federal government and ponder “what’s in it for me”, what are your expectations? What is it you expect the government to do for you? If you haven’t really studied government, how it was designed to […]

March 17, 2012

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Parasites

by Nori
Categories: Economics, Politics, Social networking, Taxing the American Public, Wising up
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Have you had days when you didn’t feel particularly nice?  I think we all do. Now that I’m older, I generally try to rein in the chaos-generating waves, where in the past I would have let my pencil fly.  So, here is the kinder, gentler take on Sandra Fluke and the argument she’s put forth. […]

February 1, 2012

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Pay no attention . . .

by Nori
Categories: Economics, Politics, Wising up
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. . . to the man behind the curtain. I’m pretty sure everyone’s seen the ad with the cartoon characters representing the tapped out Federal Reserve with Ben Bernanke and Obama hiding in the vault with all the government IOUs.  You get a real feel for the slight-of-hand going on in our government.  I don’t […]

December 3, 2011

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Just when you thought the TSA couldn’t possibly get any stupider . . .

by Nori
Categories: Government, Politics, Wising up
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. . . they do. The whole story is here => http://reason.com/blog/2011/12/02/the-fashion-police-aka-tsa For those of you needing a definition of “replica” . . . replica n : copy that is not the original; something that has been replicated [syn: reproduction] Now compare that to bas-relief. bas-relief \Bas`-re*lief”\, n. [F. bas-relief; bas law + relief raised work, […]

December 1, 2011

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Quinntessentially mutable

by Nori
Categories: Politics
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mutable adj : capable of or tending to change in form or quality or nature; “a mutable substance”; “the mutable ways of fortune”; “mutable weather patterns”; “a mutable foreign policy” I watched the Ron Paul ad highlighting Gingrich’s flip-flops this morning and thought . . . Gingrich is the mutable candidate, possibly even more so […]

November 18, 2011

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Hearings on tax reform

by Nori
Categories: Economics, Government, Politics, Taxing the American Public, Wising up
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I watched the Senate’s hearing on “Could Tax Reform Boost Business Investment and Job Creation?“.  It’s fascinating. I’ve noted the important parts below. Listen to any bits that interest you. There are four tax reform presenters (Entin, Stone, Mastromarco and Hanlon) and about a dozen lawmakers listening and answering questions. Each presenter has five minutes […]

November 10, 2011

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The Affordable Housing scam

by Nori
Categories: Economics, Government, Politics, Wising up
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For a long time I’ve been a fairly silent advocate of “real life” classes for high school and college students.  With our current ability to write gaming programs we could develop a Real Life game to be played by every high school and college student to teach them about finance, politics and personal responsibility. While this […]

November 10, 2011

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The Occupy crowd, climate change and Greek socialism

by Nori
Categories: Feeding the Soul, Government, Politics, Social networking, Wising up
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There are a lot of concepts, concerns and ideas whirling around in my brain.  I’ve heard or read bits of stuff that have struck a chord but most of these bits are so brief they don’t warrant a post of their own. This week I heard someone say the occupy crowd were children in adult […]

November 7, 2011

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FCC Regulation run amok

by Nori
Categories: Government, Politics, Wising up
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Maria Cantwell is supporting the FCC’s increased interference in the free market.  I can’t remember exactly what I sent her, but her reply is as follows. In October 2007, the Associated Press confirmed through online tests that Comcast was secretly blocking its customers’ lawful use of BitTorrent and other peer-to-peer audio and video Internet applications. […]

November 5, 2011

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Romney, Abramoff, Greece and the Euro

by Nori
Categories: Economics, Government, Politics
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Mitt Romney is currently campaigning on making the government more efficient.  This is beyond scary.  We don’t need more efficient government, we need smaller government.  Smaller government is naturally more efficient.  Romney should be emulating Gary Johnson and vowing to get the government back within the confines of the constitution so our country can be […]


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