Category Economy

Could Appointing Women CEOs Be A Win?

~ Listen to an excerpt of The Jerry Doyle Show as radio talk show host Jerry Doyle and his guest Anita Finlay engage in a lively battle of the sexes while discussing — Mary Barra, the stats to back women CEOs, The Ellen Show, inclusion and solutions vs shopping confirmation bias, women drivers and more … ~ Just […]

Words To Create By: “The more you Learn …”

“The more you learn, the more you have a framework for that knowledge to fit into.” Bill Gates, 60 minutes interview ~~~ William Henry Gates III (1955 – ) Co-founder of Microsoft Father, husband, programmer, inventor, investor, entrepreneur, philanthropist, billionaire

The Ubiquitous Bike: Still A Creative Force?

In our high tech age, it is easy to overlook the creative force and impact of something as common and ordinary as a bicycle. After all, the bicycle (as shown below) is nearly 200 years old and has been a staple of just about every nation and community for more than a hundred of those years.  Yet […]

Honoring Creativity: A Special “Giving” Ad

I love to honor those who create and it is exactly because the process of creating is ordinary  and we are all creators on a daily basis (we just don’t give ourselves credit for it) that I find it so worthy of celebration.  Of course that doesn’t mean the process of creativity or individual creators […]

A Girl’s New Best Friend — A Many Faceted Network!

When I was growing up it was universally proclaimed that a girl’s best friend was (wait for it) — a DIAMOND! As Marilyn Monroe told us in the song “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend,” diamonds were suppose to be a girl’s investment in her future.  Her lifetime ace in the hole.  Her go to, if and […]

Words To Live By: “The Secret of Change …”

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” ~~ Socrates

The Sisterhood Of The Never Imagined Empowerment NOW T-Shirt

I recently went on a trip to a city I’d never been to before to hear a woman I’d never met in person speak to a group I’d only read about in the news and it prompted me to send my nieces a cartoon t-shirts I’m calling “THE SISTERHOOD OF THE NEVER IMAGINED EMPOWERMENT NOW T-SHIRT”. It […]

~ This Time, Women Are Here To Stay

Back in 2008, when Hillary Clinton was running for president, I came across an old black and white pictorial on American women from the late 1940’s at a used book fundraiser.  Since I was feeling more than a little dispirited over the fate of women at the time, I bought the book hoping for inspiration from […]

~ The Wrong Deciders On Johnson

This post is not an endorsement of Gary Johnson.  It is about the American people’s right to be the deciders. It is also about a candidates equal opportunity to be heard.  And it is about the absurdity of the entertainment (MSM) industry running our debates and doing a grave disservice to the nation by interjecting […]

~ Is Obama Beyond The Tipping Point?

It is nothing short of  amazing the amount of energy people are willing to expend fighting change. Change is a fact of life.  It routinely happens without our knowledge.  And it frequently happens without our consent. The best we can hope for is to not be caught totally unaware and that the timing at least manages […]

~ Demanding a Leader and a Plan, But What About Unity?

Throughout our history, it took a strong leader, a bold plan, and a unified American people to get us through our toughest times and enabled us to build an even brighter future.  And yet here we are once again facing the abyss, without any of the three. Where is our strong leader (Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt) […]

~ Why Obama

If you are wondering why President Obama’s “fixes” for solving healthcare, unemployment, the housing foreclosure crisis and now the debt ceiling “crisis’ have only managed to continue the downward spiral for the American people? If, since 2009, you’ve wondered why President Obama has been such an inept negotiator for the American people? Why his administration […]

~ At the Heart of A Republic is Not Democracy…

At the heart of a Republic is the protection of individual rights and liberties from both the omnipotence of a majority and the despotism of an elite through a limited, representative government and the rule of law as established by the consent of the governed. ~ ~ Our republic doesn’t just need equal branches of […]

~ A Mating Dance, But Not For Us

The invitation said eight o’clock, but the doors don’t open until well after ten.  Music and laughter is in full swing.  It wafts out to us as we wait in the rain.  We enter the ballroom, cold and wet, but with our heads held high.  Our designated seats are in a corner far removed from the action […]

~ Seeing Things in a New Light: Century Old Electric Hybrid Car

It was called Semper Vivus – Latin for “always alive.” But the world’s first gas/electric hybrid car didn’t prove to be as enduring as the name it was given 111 years ago.  Yes.  You read that right. We tend to think of hybrid technology as new and modern.  But, it’s been around almost as long as […]

~ The Wisdom of Anna

History is all around us and made daily in hundreds, if not thousands of ways.  So it may seem odd to think of something so common as being too precious to lose, but history is a record of the interconnecting chain of events within our world.  When that world is seen without half of its links, that […]

~ Pondering the Possibilities: Sweat Worthy Entertainment

In a world of ever-increasing energy expenses, it is not hard to envision a time in the not so distant future when the average family will be forced to reevaluate its energy priorities and restrict its energy consumption. So what will todays techno kids and adults do for entertainment? To Sweat or Not Raise on a […]

~ Lost and Found News: Barofsky, TSA, Time, and Atlantis

With all the life altering news throughout the world, here is some news to ponder that you might have missed. Lost:  Neil M. Barofsky, Special Inspector General of TARP  from government pay roll. Soon. As the cheif investigator of the government’s $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program during the last two years, Neil Barofsky established a white-collar […]

~ Devastation in Japan

Thoughts and prayers for all affected. On Friday March 11th, Japan was hit by and earthquake that measured 8.9 by the US Geological Survey.  It hit at 1446 local time (0546 GMT) at a depth of about 24km and generated a 23-30 foot Tsunami that hit the coast of Japan, traveled 6 miles inland, and created […]

~ Congressional Humors Spawn Comic Cottage Industry

My eyes honed in like laser beams at the Breaking News.  President Obama’s advisor, and MIT economist, Jonathan Gruber was (via AP): “…turning to comic books to help make the pitch for the administration’s embattled health care law.” [snip]… “[with] a defensible text that is fact-based.” Wow!  A comic book telling truths about healthcare.  Incredible!  Brilliant!!  Who would […]

~ Seeing Things in a New Light: The Power of the Purse

While it is impressive that American women: are responsible for 83 percent of all consumer purchases hold 89 percent of U.S. bank accounts hold 51 percent of all personal wealth are worth more than $5 trillion in consumer spending power The power of the purse has never been just about what we can buy. It […]

~ Principles of Our Government and the Congressional Reform Act of 2011

The further the departure from direct and constant control by the citizens, the less has the government of the ingredient of republicanism… —Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson wrote those words in a letter, dated May 28, 1816, to writer, Virginia delegate, and U.S. Senator,  John Taylor. They were in response to receiving and reading Taylor’s book […]

~ Brought Down By A Lack Of Vision

Rudolph floated forward.  Big, beautiful, and buoyant, his red nose a beacon leading the way as part of the local Christmas parade. Still, he needed helping hands to anchor him and navigate a path along the city street. Sure he was a bit awkward to deal with, but with a little foresight and planning, Rudolph […]

~ This Halloween, Beware The BP Stalker

BEWARE, Just when you thought it was safe to watch TV free from BP ads … BEWARE, Just when you thought it was safe for kids to go to school and learn about math and science… BEWARE, Just when you thought it was safe to eat seafood again… BEWARE, Just when you thought it was safe […]

~ ObamaCare’s Biggest Success Maybe Outsourcing Expenses to Taxpayers

While most Main Street Americans have yet to get a glimpse of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) in action, states and private employers are already discovering it harbors more than a few challenges for our already complicated and expensive employer sponsored health insurance based healthcare.  As the video below (created by Gary […]

~ The HAMP Foreclosure Rap

Process matters — if results matter. Our government designed HAMP (Home Affordable Modification Program) with three fatal flaws (features?) for homeowners: Bank were not required to participate. Banks were paid fees for homeowners entering into the modification process, without ever having to actually achieve permanent modifications. Bankruptcy judges were not empowered to modify the mortgage principal, […]

~ BP and NOAA — Dispellers of Myths, Educators of School Children?

It is truly a perverse world we are living in when BP, with the help of our government, is allowed to present itself as a truth teller and a dispeller of myths.  But it gets downright obscene, when our government joins forces with BP (or anyone) to help them take their propagandizing efforts into the […]

~ Pondering The Possibilities: Penthouse Economics

In ‘Penthouse Economics’ as in all real estate, it is location that matters most. And while a superior view gives it an enduring appeal. It is through the laws of gravity and flow that ‘Penthouse Economics’ makes its most profound contributions. (cartoon via COYOTEPRIME)