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Union Pension Fund

Unions are supposedly looking out for their members. Supposedly, they create higher incomes, help union members save for retirement.  I don’t buy that argument in this day and age.  It might have been true in 1900, but times are far …

Uh-Oh, Market Down Again; Momentum

These breaks get momentum. I remember during the week before the crash in 1987. My wife had won an awards trip to Palm Desert. We were relaxing with corporate people and each day the market was tanking. One executive asked …

D-Day, H-Hour

This weekend, I was in New Orleans, Louisiana. I was installed as a trustee on the board of the National World War Two Museum. It is our nations’ repository for World War Two History. Originally envisioned by author Stephen Ambrose, …

National World War Two Museum-New Orleans, Louisiana

This week end, the National World War Two Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana is having a black tie soiree. It is a fundraiser for the museum, and if you are near NOLA, or want to go, buy tickets here.  It …

Vacation

Headed up to Minnesota for a few days, so I won’t be blogging. No electricity (solar powered) or running water where I am headed. Just mosquitos and black flies. See you next Tuesday. I am sure I will wet a …

Memorial Day and Presidents

Memorial Day was originally called “Decoration Day”. It started after the Civil War to remember the dead soldiers that fought. It wasn’t until 1967 that the federal government officially called it “Memorial Day”, and it wasn’t until 1968 that they …

Immigration Story

Too often, fights about immigration in the US get ground into soundbites.  “We are all immigrants.”  “All Hispanics are illegal.”  “Fence the borders”  “On the Statue of Liberty, it says give us your tired, your poor, your hungry.” Well, I …

Listen to this Video Until the End-I Guess it is "Why We Fight."

This is extremely scary. I would expect more local homegrown terrorism from radicalized American citizens. We have had a murder spree at a military base, a couple of failed bomb attempts(only one by an naturalized American). Listen to the hate …

Earth Day and farm subsidies

The greenies rejoice in this day.  However, they talk about recycling(which in many cases is actually WORSE for the environment), battery powered cars (which are actually worse for the environment than clean modern diesel cars) and just feel happy and …

Choice, or no choices; It is the crucial question

Congressman Peter Roskam made a great point when giving House minority whip Eric Cantor a tour of Chicago. He said that the debates we are having regarding health care, and now the financial regulatory bill are about choice-which translates to …

I am a Victim of Discrimination-need government help

The government nanny state is there to help the least. I have joined them. Alas, through no fault of my own, I am being discriminated against. My human rights are being violated. I need help from a regulatory agency, or …

Education innovation, but not in America

Education is the lifeblood of our future. We are beginning a long overdue debate on the structure of education in America. It’s too simplistic to simply blame teachers’ unions for the failure of education, but they should shoulder a large …

Figure of the Day-4 Days a Week (New Beatles song?)

Amazing. This is what you get with unions. Teachers unions won’t cut their costs. Employee unions won’t cut their costs. The kids suffer. When have you ever heard a teachers union official talk about the kids? The Obama administration walks …

My Sad Healthcare Story

Obama likes to tell a lot of stories about how people are decimated by evil insurance companies and health care costs. If you fact check most of his stories, they are pure fallacy. But as I know from the 2008 …

Conspiracy Theory

Let’s connect the dots regarding ELX, ICE, and CME. CME has been under attack from different government agencies, and the NY banks for over a year. They are winning. The first salvo was the DOJ letter released in February of …