Archive for October, 2011

The Federalist #10

One of the myriad advantages to our Republic form of government was explained by James Madison. That advantage was that popular sentiment among one faction of people couldn’t dominate the rest of us and force ‘evil’ behavior. The examples he names as ‘evil’ point at three specific goals of the Occupy groups. The Federalist No. […]

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Radio Free Europe

A few years ago, while still at BUSINESS ACROSS THE WAY, we had a new hire who looked just like Radio. He was a nice guy but goofy as a pink cumber-bun. For some reason, Radio was certain that his voice was so very fantastic that everyone in the office would want to hear him […]

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The Coming Riots – Part 2

To begin with, a majority of these people apparently do not understand and thus cannot appreciate capitalism. Most think that there are no negative consequences FOR THEM to taking away money from someone that earned it. They very genuinely do not care about who they are taking it FROM, they just want it. They come […]

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The Fall of Greece, Again.

Greece imploded with debt and almost took down the entire European economy. That’s common news for a year now. As long as Greece makes major cuts to government spending, the rest of the EU is willing to help, giving them financial aid to help them climb from their hole. Because they have no self-control, they […]

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Bigger than my head

yvette: Not sure how TJ MAXX gets their coffee. It was up by the counter. They had quite a bit of Starbucks coffee. Sent at 8:18 AM on Thursday me: Well thank you, that’s awesome. I was told they had a large bag there, but I didn’t know that by ‘large’ they meant ‘bean bag’. […]

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The Coming Riots – Part 1

Considering the Occupy Wall Street Protests So I wanted to write a bit about the great minds gathering on a bridge and blocking traffic in the name of giving 20 dollars an hour as minimum wage (including to the unemployed), and for abolishing all debt in the world, then putting limits on how much any […]

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Hey, Mass, What gives?

Only heartland America has much charity left in it, and while it is much more than the west coast or the Yankee states, it is still not much. Despite what some always insist, man is not inherently good, and we will not by default seek to make sacrifices in order to help one another and […]

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The Art of Art

“…For art is the expression of the soul of the common man, and professional artists are not common men.” Wallace Stevens is a good example of the outpourings of a normal man as refined art. He spent most of his adult life working for the Hartford insurance company. There’s a story I’ve heard told of […]

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Shark Repellant – Part 1

Envision something. It’s a story that I’m sure has occurred many times in history, especially in the great naval fleet days, as well as the early cruise line days. People have experienced similar situations to what I am about to describe (civilians and soldiers, alike) only here I want you to picture yourself in the […]

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Dude, get off the ceiling, it’s raid time.

When we think of historically notable people, they seem larger than life, or distant. I don’t often pause to humanize them… to bring them into my circle of reality. I rarely consider that I am older than Jesus was during his 3 year ministry, or that Elvis wasn’t much older than Justin Bieber when he […]

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