Sneaky Goings-on Behind the Scenes. Hold on to Your Wallet

If I had my way, no legislation would be longer than five typewritten pages – double-spaced. Never would you see a bill like the 2,000-page health care monstrosity the U.S. House is now considering. Or that bulky Wall Street “reform” bill the Obama Administration is pushing. These mammoth bills often include provisions that call for […]
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Freedom to be stupid is not always wise

The coolness a few weeks ago was a good change in weather. Pity it didn’t last and now we are seeing record high temperatures here in SoFla. Is that good or bad? I guess it depends on one’s perspective. The heat might actually help to revive the region’s tourism especially since north of us is […]
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Entertainment News View

MTV Africa Music Awards with Zain 2009 Lucky Dube won the Legend Award at the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) with Zain at the Moi International Sports Centre on October 10, 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya his son Thokozani Dube accepts the award on behalf of late father. More backing for Buju American civil liberties group […]
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Should We Expect Elected Officials to Feather Their Nests?

You hear it all the time: “Oh, they’re just a bunch of crooks.” That’s the opinion most people seem to have of elected officials. And considering the scandals you read about in “democracies” all over the world, you may be inclined to agree. From Afghanistan to Zaire, the beat goes on.  It seems that people […]
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No extradition, no US ambassador to Jamaica?

The Jamaican Observer had an article this week titled “No ‘Dudus’, no ambassador?”. The premise of the article was that the US government will not appoint an Ambassador to Jamaica until extradition of the reputed Tivoli Gardens don , Christopher “Dundus” Coke. The US has denied this but there seem to be many that think […]
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Corporate Masterminds Should Heed the Wisdom of the Ages

Back in the days when people still prized common sense, there was a saying that went something like this: For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the battle was lost. […]
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Fool Me Once Shame on You, But Fool Me Over and Over?

According to an old saying (I read on the web that it originated in ancient China), “fool me once shame on you; fool me twice shame on me.” But what about “fool me over and over and over”? How shameful is that? And that’s what Joe Lieberman has done to the Democratic Party. I don’t […]
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Rays of Sunshine Peep Through the Clouds of Doubt

You may have been feeling let down recently. Americans put a bright young fellow in the White House expecting a change from the wretched politics and policies of the past eight years, and what did they get? Words – lots and lots of words. As far as deeds are concerned, the more things changed the […]
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“Free Market” Leaves Detroit to Rot While Flint Fixes Its Problems

This is a tale of two cities, but while it is the worst of times in many communities, nowhere in America is it the best of times (unless you are a financial shark). In one city, Detroit, the urban landscape is deserted, and foreclosed houses line the streets as far as the eye can see. […]
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