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Eliminate the fire dept.?

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It’s easy to conjure images of firefighters from movies, their heroic efforts to battle flames and save lives. And no one can forget the images of 9/11, seeing the firefighters who lost lives while saving others, selflessly doing what they do best. And those cute Dalmatians, who can resist them? But that heroic nostalgia and… Continue Reading Eliminate the fire dept.?

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A couple ideas about bases in foreign countries

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Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul has some interesting ideas, and they don’t all make sense but let’s consider a recent one. During a CBS “Face the Nation” interview, Paul said the idea that the U.S. must have 900 military bases spread over 130 countries is an old fashioned. “It makes no sense at all,” he… Continue Reading A couple ideas about bases in foreign countries

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Listening is a public duty

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Take any business course, and one of the first things you will learn is that you should listen to those you communicate or have a relationship with, especially if these are your customers. Without listening to them, how would you know what they want? Why is this simple lesson lost on politicians? Perhaps those who… Continue Reading Listening is a public duty

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Be mindful and grateful this Thanksgiving

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Instead of belaboring the painful debates about pilgrims, natives and Thanksgiving, let’s jump right into its reality: Thanksgiving is a feast accompanied by televised football games. The rituals associated with this feast bring together the best America offers: abundance without guilt. As we experience the bounty of the land or supermarket, we collectively over-indulge, sampling… Continue Reading Be mindful and grateful this Thanksgiving

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Super committee is succeeding at failure

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As the Nov. 23 deadline approaches, frantic politicians are worried that automatic budget cuts will go into effect because the so-called budget Super Committee has yet to make any headway toward a compromise about how to cut $1.5 trillion during the next 10 years. Since compromise is a dirty word in Washington, D.C., and since… Continue Reading Super committee is succeeding at failure

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Rethinking outsourcing

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If the Owls (Occupy Wall Street) taught us anything of late, it’s that when enough people participate long enough in a demonstration they might be heard. It is foolhardy to think that because of the Owls Bank of America dropped its planned $5 fee on the use of debit cards. Even if not a causal… Continue Reading Rethinking outsourcing

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The Owls (Occupy Wall Street) won’t fly away. While a judge in Nashville refuses to issue arrest warrants, police officers in Portland, Oregon as well as in Denver have arrested protesters. More than half of those polled by Time Magazine support the protests. Perhaps the Owls are reflecting a much broader frustration than politicians are… Continue Reading Protestors closer to popular views than politicians

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Oct. 15 was an international day of protest against banks, and Oct. 16 was the day the president dedicated the new Martin Luther King, Jr. statute on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. These two dates and events seem unrelated, but a connection between them might be that they remind us of our right to… Continue Reading Let’s celebrate the right to assemble with equality

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Wall Street Occupiers vs. The Tea Party

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Once again, the left side of the political spectrum can’t market or express itself as well as the right. In 2009, the right set the Tea Party in motion to respond to TARP, but the left is demonstrating under the label “Occupy Wall Street.” Really? When we think of occupation, we think of Israel in… Continue Reading Wall Street Occupiers vs. The Tea Party

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Look to our own backyard to see abundance

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Some economists have argued that American drive is based on the principle of “the sky is the limit.” This is what motivates us to do our best so as to climb the corporate ladder all the way to the top. Break the glass ceiling, we urge our female counterparts, and you, too, can be the… Continue Reading Look to our own backyard to see abundance

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