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Foolish America: Feeding our Enemies

Did you know that America’s military support for Tawain (vs. China) protects Islands and territories that are as close as 1.2 miles from Mainland China? (Kinmen, Wuciou and Matsu) Why? Meanwhile: Last year we paid China over $132 billion in trade … Continue reading

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The American Crisis: How can a country that doesn’t make bullets be safe?

Did you know that in a technology driven economy and military semiconductors are the “bullets” you fight an enemy with? But the number of semiconductor bullets we manufacture in the United States continues to decline in relation to our needs. … Continue reading

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What the Boston Tea Party was really about?

It was the beginning of the ever present struggle between big elite corporate power vs. the interests of small colonial entrepreneurs. As Gordon Wood, the great historian of the American Revolution remarked recently the original Tea Party was a rebellion … Continue reading

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The Gift of Storytelling

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride along with a famous person like George Washington in real time and experience events as they really happened? Confession: I am a history nut and genealogy freak. When I … Continue reading

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About Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine, from Common Sense. Born to a Quaker father and an Anglican mother in England in 1737, Paine in 1774 met Benjamin Franklin, who convinced the recently dismissed officer of the excise to move to America. Within fourteen months of … Continue reading

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Before the last candle burns out

Barrack Obama was correct to blame George Bush for the economic debacle of 2008 that persists to today. Bush was the last batter in the 9th inning when the game ended. Holding the hot potato when the music stops, makes … Continue reading

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For whom do our troops fight and die for?

It’s a simple and admittedly provocative question. It’s also one of the biggest questions in America that no one has asked seriously. Nor has it been thoughtfully answered by any political candidate.  Just asking the question will seem anti-American to … Continue reading

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STATISTICS LIE: The average return, the hundred year flood and Babylon

One of the things that human beings are really good at is misinterpreting facts. It’s a coping mechanism to make us feel better. Commonly accepted “facts” are twisted into more flawed conclusions than dough at a pretzel factory. I understand … Continue reading

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10 radical ideas to jump start small business in America

Over the last 20 years large corporations have received an unfair allocation of  economic policy benefits yet have not created any net new jobs for U.S. workers. Conversely small businesses owners have created virtually all of the U.S. employment and domestic … Continue reading

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Why free market capitalism is a fraud

You hear it espoused in virtually all political and economic speeches… “I believe in free markets….” There is a common myth that America is the home of free markets and our way of life was built on the free market … Continue reading

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If by Rudyard Kipling

IF… IF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait … Continue reading

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Paine Vs. Adams

How John Adams and Thomas Paine Clashed Over Economic Equality In “Common Sense,” Paine pushed for economic equality for ordinary Americans. Which made John Adams a bit queasy. Here’s John Adams on Thomas Paine’s famous 1776 pamphlet “Common Sense“: “What … Continue reading

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Firery Letter to George Washington (sounds familar)

Excerpts From Letter Written to George Washington 7/30/1796 from Thomas Paine Monopolies of every kind marked your administration almost in the moment of its commencement. The lands obtained by the Revolution were lavished upon partisans; the interest of the disbanded … Continue reading

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The Future of Elections… May the best tweeter win

To me the future of the political process is obvious. The victor of any election should be the person who comes up with the best ideas and solutions that meets the needs of the electorate. Our political system is archaic, elitist … Continue reading

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Does America need a Crash to save itself?

The one sickening season that never changes in America is the political season. Repub’s blame “entitlements” i.e., the lazy poor. The Dem’s blame the greedy rich. I can agree and disagree with both sides in small measure.  But neither is … Continue reading

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Strength Through Weakness

This poem was found on the body of an unknown soldier, killed at the battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War of 1863. Strength Through Weakness I asked for strength, that I might achieve, He made me weak that I … Continue reading

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Thomas Paine BIO

The radical propagandist and voice of the common man, Thomas Paine, was born in Thetford in Norfolk on January 29, 1737. His father, Joseph, was a poor Quaker corset maker who tried to provide his son with an education at … Continue reading

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How to properly split up the banks? Hire librarians

If we had to do it all over again (which we may) the banking business would look nothing like it does today. It’s one of the last remaining 18th century business models. The dinosaur of; savings accounts, community lending and … Continue reading

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The 1 step to end the U.S. economic debacle

Forget bailouts. The U.S. Government has to get greedy and drink the animal spirits of capitalism and buy cheap assets and buy big. The Thomas Jefferson – Louisiana Purchase kind of big and cheap. The operative question is what should … Continue reading

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What America really needs: Clean house on the Ark

You see it in all the doomsday movies; top political, social and business leaders are whisked away to safe location before a meteor, atomic bomb or killer tomato hits the earth and kills the unwashed masses, i.e. us the common … Continue reading

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5 Good things about a crisis…

1. Houston we have a problem… The biggest roadblock to progress is the stubborn devotion to the past and not challenging the status quo. A crisis need not be paralyzing but can be liberating. Unleash your creativity, vision and passion! … Continue reading

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Is social media the last hope for the middle class?

Sobering facts: Real (inflation adjusted) income for men in the U.S. has NOT increased for over 35 years. Increase spending in the U.S. during the last generation has been a function of two things: #1 The (false) wealth effect – … Continue reading

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Are Big Companies the “Benedict Arnold” of the U.S. economy?

U.S. multinational corporations, the big brand-name companies that employ a fifth of all American workers, have been hiring abroad while cutting back at home, sharpening the debate over globalization’s effect on the U.S. economy. The companies cut their work forces … Continue reading

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6 Things baseball has taught me about life…

1. In baseball if you fail only 7 out of 10 times you might end up in the Hall of Fame. With this fact in mind, players are eager to get up at bat they “dare to fail”. Pretty much … Continue reading

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Is the deck stacked against the common man in business?

Marketing for small business has hit a brick wall in effectiveness (no, it’s not just you). 25 years ago, all a small business guy had to do is place an ad in the Yellow Pages and the phone would ring.  … Continue reading

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Free = Anarchy

It’s a Free World… Free Enterprise… Free Markets… Free Speech  We all have heard these buzz words all of our lives until now no one has challenged these popular phrases, literally. Humanity can quickly fall off a cliff if such … Continue reading

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Is the Internet a TRAITOR in your life?

The internet has long been touted the savior for business, relationships and education and has been heralded as the digital ambassador of World peace. It’s been given more credit for happiness than chocolate or the gum drop. But can you … Continue reading

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11 things that piss off unemployed Americans

1. Bogus job fairs – Most job fairs don’t take resumes – they tell you to go home and visit their website (a waste of time, gas, and dry cleaning chemicals). 2. No feedback during the entire job submittal and … Continue reading

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The economic issue that NO ONE is talking about…

America cannot win in a “free trade” world economy. I attended the presidential debate last night and walked away very disappointed… here’s why… No U.S. worker can compete against 25 cent an hour slave wages. U.S. corporations are happy to … Continue reading

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Thomas Paine America’s First Blogger Returns!

Thomas Paine Writings In February of 1776 a young man full of passion and ideas writes his first pamphlet (i.e., blog) called Common Sense. His is a direct challenge on British authority and a call for a new nation born … Continue reading

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