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The word family

Raising children with good character

Nov 16, 2013 - ethics, family - 1 Comments - Standard
The word family

The word family

One of the goals of every parent is to raise children with good character, who will end up becoming successful in everything they do in life. Everyone knows the importance of good habits for children because it is only when children are properly trained, will they grow to become responsible, mature and happy adults.

Good habits are absolutely and unarguably essential for the wholesome upbringing of children.… Read the rest

National gas tax map

Taxed, taxed to much

Oct 21, 2013 - economy, family, politics - 0 Comments - Standard
National gas tax map

National gas tax map

Taxes, taxes and more taxes. Ask yourself how many taxes do you think you pay? Can you name them all? Of course some people will say that other countries pay more taxes and live better as a result but are they counting just our payroll taxes when they propose that hypothesis? What if I told you I have counted at least sixty taxes each one of us pays regularly, what would you say?… Read the rest

Cain and Abel

Brothers Keeper

Feb 10, 2013 - ethics, faith, family - 0 Comments - Standard

You passed someone with a disabled vehicle on the side of the road, but he can handle it himself. You have a lot on your plate, you’re dealing with a lot and work is tough. You see a coworker struggling but you figure that person knew what he was getting into so you leave him alone. Your next-door neighbor needs some food but you figure they shouldn’t spend so frivolously, so you decide they deserve it.… Read the rest

Tax rate by Corporate profits

The Great Corporate Business Tax Conundrum

Jan 27, 2013 - economy, ethics, industry - 2 Comments - Standard

Corporate business tax has recently become one of the most controversial political footballs in the world. In most developed countries, popular pressure is mounting on governments to impose higher and higher taxes on big business in the belief that this sector of the economy is not pulling its weight in the struggle to balance fiscal budgets. At the same time, these governments are struggling to underbid each other when it comes to setting corporate business tax rates because they are desperate to attract new overseas investment and to stop companies from moving to a foreign country where the tax burden is lower.… Read the rest

Your home

Saving your home, on taxes and more

Oct 21, 2012 - economy, family - 2 Comments - Standard

I have been a renter for a long time. I like many in would like more of the American Dream and part of that dream always is owning a home. But since the great housing bubble burst saving for a down payment and then qualifying for a home mortgage is harder than ever. Or what if you own your home and need to save it from foreclosure?… Read the rest

EHR in the hospital

Health care reform through EHR

Sep 05, 2012 - healthcare, industry, technology - 0 Comments - Standard
EHR in the hospital

EHR in the hospital

Why do we need health care reform? Why do we need hospital process reforms? Why do we need EHR’s implemented in hospitals and in large multi-specialty ambulatory practices? If we do it right we can save money, time, your health and improve your outcome when you seek help from these places. The reform of hospital processes if implemented thoroughly will reduce both costs and error levels in those hospital that implement those changes.… Read the rest

Federal Empowerment Zone 1

A policy for healthcare access

Mar 25, 2012 - economy, healthcare, politics, technology - 1 Comments - Standard

Below is a policy proposal I wrote and submitted to the United States Congressional Finance Committee:

PROMOTING HEALTHCARE RELATED INVESTMENT IN HIGH NEEDS AREAS

Federal Empowerment Zone 1

Federal Empowerment Zone 1

OVERVIEW OF THE PROBLEM

Based on a comparison of discharges for avoidable hospital conditions (AHCs), we find that Paris provides greater access to primary care than Manhattan. Age-adjusted AHC rates are more than 2.5 times as high in Manhattan as in Paris (Gusmano, Rodwin, & Weisz, 2011).… Read the rest

Fracking well

Poison Water: Fracking it away

Feb 18, 2012 - industry, technology - 0 Comments - Standard
Oil well

Oil well

A while back I wrote about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and what toxic chemicals were in the spilled oil. That article can be found on our site here. In it I wrote that there were over a thousand toxins in crude oil, many known to be carcinogenic to people. I also posted a video from Gasland on hydro-fracking.… Read the rest

Our broken contract

The broken consumer contract

Dec 15, 2011 - economy, industry - 0 Comments - Standard
Our broken contract

Our broken contract

The contractual business model for consumers is dead. What contract is this? Every agreement you enter as a purchaser of products or a borrower is based upon a contract between you as a consumer and the business who is the owner. Have credit cards? You are in a contract with the lender. Have a car loan? You are in a contract with the loan company.… Read the rest

food insecurity

Hunger -why it exists and how to solve it

Dec 05, 2011 - economy, family, industry - 0 Comments - Standard
Child hunger

Child hunger

We sit down and eat, we open the refrigerator and have a snack when we want and while we are driving we are never far from a place where we can stop and get a quick bite to eat. Most of us never go very long without a meal, but that is not the case in many parts of the world.… Read the rest

The Bank

Walking away from the bank

Nov 13, 2011 - economy, ethics - 0 Comments - Standard
The Bank

The Bank

Nov 5th was bank transfer day and although I had been receptive about the event from the start, it’s reasons being sound, I did not think I would do such a thing. I thought it was too much of a hassle to close my bank account and move my funds over to a local non-profit credit union. But, a few day’s later I did and was glad I did.

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Jobs Jobs Jobs

The other job boards: Part 2

Aug 01, 2011 - economy, family, industry - 4 Comments - Standard
Jobs Jobs Jobs

Jobs Jobs Jobs

In part one of a two-part article on where to find jobs, we listed several good job boards that you may not have thought of when looking for employment. Those sites like the ones we will list in this second post may not draw as much traffic to them but are still high quality and that may be a good thing.Read the rest

The resume

The other job boards: Part 1

Jun 13, 2011 - economy, family, industry - 0 Comments - Standard
The resume

The resume

Still looking for a job? Still unemployed and your unemployment insurance is starting to run out? Well, for what it is worth you are not alone. A recent Times article reports that up to 24 million of us are looking for work or for more work than what we have right now. For that article click here, but make sure to come back because we have a list of job boards you may not have thought about before.… Read the rest

Samaritan

The poor today, Samaritan revisited

May 15, 2011 - ethics, politics - 11 Comments - Standard
Samaritan

Samaritan

(Mat 25:37-Mat 25:40)  Then the just and upright will answer Him, Lord, when did we see You hungry and gave You food, or thirsty and gave You something to drink? And when did we see You a stranger and welcomed and entertained You, or naked and clothed You? And when did we see You sick or in prison and came to visit You?… Read the rest

Space Shuttle

Do no wrong: The Challenger accident 25 years later

Jan 26, 2011 - ethics, technology - 4 Comments - Standard
Space Shuttle

Space Shuttle

Twenty-five years later, the Challenger accident still haunts us all. A quarter-century later the national tragedy which was the Challenger accident still has so very much to tell us. The Challenger accident still has much to teach us. The accident showed us and still does that disproportionate pride in oneself, reinforced group cohesion and unwarranted blind faith in the ability of technology can destroy lives.… Read the rest

Reductions in Medicare

Congressional Insanity: Cut Medicare by 21% but expand services?

Sep 22, 2010 - economy, healthcare, politics - 36 Comments - Standard

As of June 18, 2010 the Senate failed to postpone the 21% cut in Medicare and TRICARE. The postponement amendment failed to pass. If the amendment to postpone the cut would have passed it would have been attached to H.R. 4213 which was a larger jobs bill. The jobs bill with a smaller SGR fix also failed to pass and was defeated in the Senate, 56-40.… Read the rest

US debt clock

Our debt, our children, our world

Dec 02, 2009 - economy, healthcare, politics - 3 Comments - Standard

We have made it through another rough year folks, now the season turns cold with a little snow on the horizon. This Christmas we can be thankful for all we have, our families, our wives and husbands, our children, our health and freedom, however I think we can be a little Grinchy about the costs we have paid in cash, jobs and homes for the spending of a few well placed influential’s.… Read the rest

Out of Pocket in Ten Years

Why WE can’t afford healthcare

Jun 15, 2009 - economy, healthcare, industry, politics - 0 Comments - Standard

During the 1940’s employee insurance became the standard model by which health care clients begin to pay their medical bills. Offering employee health insurance became a primary method of attracting employees in part because it was an inexpensive benefit. Another reason employer’s began offering medical coverage was because during World War II employers were barred from raising wages. Employers needed to attract good employees and offering health coverage was one of these methods.… Read the rest

Unemployment Chart

Medical discount cards

May 17, 2009 - family, healthcare - 0 Comments - Standard
Unemployment Chart

Unemployment Chart

Currently the unemployment rate is 8.9% with a total loss of jobs at 539,000 as of April. Our health care system uses the employer as a sponsor for health insurance between the employee and the health insurance company. The issue is what happens when we lose our jobs? We also lose our health coverage because the employer is the intermediary, without the link are only choices for health coverage are state and federal coverage such as Medicare or Medicaid, or purchasing a private plan.… Read the rest