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Are you serious about them?

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Most people misunderstand and mis-define the word serious. They view it as stoic, non-smiling, stiff, non-humorous and boring. Hardly. Serious is the intention, the intensity and the focus that you put into your work ethic and your personal ethics. Serious is a way of life, a way of business, a way of selling and a… Continue Reading Are you serious about them?

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This week we commemorate American agriculture and the benefits it brings to our society, our economy and our environment. But most of all, we celebrate the productivity of our nation’s farmers and ranchers. Gov. Bill Ritter has declared March 20 as Agriculture Day in Colorado. While farmers and ranchers constitute less than 2 percent of… Continue Reading America’s economy needs farmers, ranchers, agriculture

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Newport Beach is considering banning smoking in a variety of new places, potentially including parks and outdoor dining areas. This is just the latest step in a widespread war on smoking by federal, state and local governments — a campaign that includes massive taxes on cigarettes, advertising bans and endless lawsuits against tobacco companies. This… Continue Reading Anti-smoking paternalism: A cancer on American liberty

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Play ball! That’s the yell you hear from the umpire just after the national anthem, and just before the first pitch. It’s baseball season. Seems like the Phillies just won the World Series, and now it’s time to start again. Another season means hopes of a pennant and dreams of a World Series trophy for… Continue Reading Take me out to the ball game. Take me out to the sale

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Tips for selling in a tough economy

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LONG ISLAND, NY — The economy stinks right now for most of us, but there are still plenty of opportunities. You can give in to the gloom or you can dig in and do the things you need to do in order to survive and thrive, no matter what the economic indicators tell us. Here… Continue Reading Tips for selling in a tough economy

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I have a few more creaks this year than last. I guess at 63, some small aches are to be expected. But I didn’t expect them. Nor am I willing to accept them. There are things I can do to help myself “not creak.” And I am doing them. Walk, eat less, drink no soda,… Continue Reading Reaching the age of non-acceptance — on my terms

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In the official record, you’ll find that the economic stimulus package passed by Congress was drawn up by a conference committee — a bipartisan group of House members and senators who sat down together to wrangle over its fine print. In truth, nothing like this took place. To be sure, a conference committee met, as… Continue Reading When conference committees fade, democracy suffers

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This season, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, can be seen in a dark-grey pinstripe suit, generally sporting a solid blue tie. And check out those wing-tips! Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, on the other hand, is donning the more traditional solid navy suit this winter.
Wait a minute … that’s not the financial modeling you were looking for? Continue Reading Don’t confuse financial modeling with budget preparation

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During 2009, employers face the challenge of navigating changes to two prominent federal statutes — the Americans with Disabilities Act, which is modified by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (effective Jan. 1), and the Family Medical Leave Act, which saw changes to its regulations scheduled to take effect Jan. 16.
The changes are numerous. Continue Reading New Year brings significant changes to ADA and FMLA

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For decades Washington has been manipulating prices to encourage homeownership and “steer” the economy.
To “incentivize” you to buy a house, it made mortgage payments tax deductible, largely exempted homes from capital gains taxes, and created Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. After the stock market tumbled during 2001 and 2002, Washington established a policy of artificially low interest rates that created the illusion of cheap credit; Continue Reading The high cost of Washington’s price manipulation policy

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