And the Winner is…..

I’m a sucker for a travel contest, especially when the prize is a trip to Jamaica or another locale on my dream destination list. So you can imagine how excited I was once notified that I was the winner of a trip for 2 to the 2012 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival courtesy of Zappos Couture […]
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British tax ease could lure Bolt and others to compete at 2014 Commonwealth Games

LONDON, England (CMC) — The British government on Thursday announced it would relax stiff income tax rules for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, a move that could lure Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt and a host of top-tier athletes to the Glasgow showpiece. Under British law, non-residents are required to pay a 50 per cent tax […]
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O Canada! I Thought Better of You!

My daughter Grace once jokingly told me that this was the difference between an American and a Canadian: Every morning the American wakes up and exclaims, “Thank God I’m an American!” And every morning the Canadian wakes up and exclaims, “Thank God, I’m not!” That was a long time ago. Now, married to an American […]
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Beware the Doctrine of the “Deserving” Rich

A Hindu once told me that in his religion it was a sin to give handouts to beggars. He explained that the beggars had been sent back to earth to pay for the sins of their previous life and by helping them we would interfere in God’s plan. I didn’t research the matter so I don’t know […]
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NFL recap

Where do I begin?   Well, when last I posted, it was the beginning of the NFL season and I had made certain prognostications. How did those work out? Well, let’s see, as I list what I got right and what I whiffed on;   Cincinnati was not the worst team last year. Not even […]
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Let’s Hope “Low-Intelligence Adults” Don’t Vote

President Obama faces a formidable foe in November – stupidity. And I have scientific evidence to back up this view. New research at Brock University in Ontario reveals that low-intelligence adults tend to adopt socially conservative ideologies, which stress hierarchy and resistance to change. And these attitudes contribute to prejudice. I have long suspected something […]
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Where’s your savings, man????

Here’s a question I answered in today’s Achievable Freedom Newsletter #5 ——————————————— Section 3: Freedom to Escape: Saving money??? ———————————————- WINSTON THE DEBUNKER IN TAIWAN ASKS: Btw, in your interview, you said that when you first started running your own business, you had no savings to depend on. But if you were a civil engineer with a professional […]
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It’s Not Just that Romney is So Rich

So what if Mitt Romney is worth $270 million? So what if he made more than $20 million last year without working a day? And so what if he paid less than 15 percent in taxes? There’s no law against any of it. There’s no law against keeping some of his millions in a Swiss […]
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