Charity on February 29th, 2008

I’m back with new title and another tip for getting on the road to financial health.
Let’s review where we are.
The first step was to assess your situation by writing down every expense for 30 days.
After a couple of weeks, I encouraged you to start evaluating non-essential recurrent purchases that you could cut back on, or [...]

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Charity on February 28th, 2008

If anyone had any doubts that the New York Times’ love affair with John McCain is over, rest assured it is.
Now they are setting up the next potential post-election Supreme Court fight.
This time, over whether or not Sen. McCain is a “natural born citizen,” as required by the Constitution to be president.
Mr. McCain was [...]

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Charity on February 28th, 2008

One of the big stories in Vermont today is the announcement by the Intervale Center that they will close down their composting operation because they can’t afford the state’s costly and uncertain permitting process.
“The Intervale Center can no longer afford to pay toward an uncertain and increasingly expensive permitting process for Intervale Compost,” treasurer and [...]

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Charity on February 28th, 2008

My regular readers know that I tend to lean pretty heavily libertarian and that my views on government typically reside in the philosophical realm, rather than reflect the reality of our current political system.
I am not sure if I have always been that way on this blog, but I am not about to go dig [...]

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Charity on February 28th, 2008

The word pronounced \ˈyā\ is spelled y-e-a. NOT y-a-y.
Example: Yea, my blog traffic is at an all time high!
What? You thought “yea” was pronounced \ˈyaə\. No. That is spelled y-e-a-h.
Example: Yeah, I do hate it when people spell yea, y-a-y.
I am sorry if this post offends anyone, but this is my biggest [...]

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Charity on February 27th, 2008

So, I finally joined MySpace and I have to say it kind of stinks. I don’t get it. Why are people so into it? I thought it was kind of lame.
Maybe that is because I have no friends, yet. Maybe I will love it, eventually.
I joined because I have been [...]

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Charity on February 27th, 2008

Yea! I played journalist and scored some content for my Burlington Politics page.
Yesterday, I posted comments made on Front Porch forum by the owner of Petra Cliffs in Burlington.  Then, I decided that it would be nice to post the “other side.”  So, I contacted The Ice Factor and the response they sent me [...]

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Charity on February 27th, 2008

A school superintendent in Georgia plans to separate the students throughout his entire district by gender, in an effort to save his failing schools.
“At the rate we’re moving, we’re never going to catch up,” Superintendent Shawn McCollough told parents in an impassioned speech last week. “If we’re going to take some steps, let’s take some [...]

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Charity on February 26th, 2008

The Burlington Politics page is updated with a couple of posts on the Moran Plant vote.
One is from the owner of Petra Cliffs and the other from City Councilor Joan Shannon.
(Via Front Porch Forum.)

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Charity on February 26th, 2008

Every morning when I check my e-mail, I read the Town Hall daily e-mail, which contains the links to and short excerpt from the day’s columns.
That is usually the extent of my Town Hall reading.
Except on days like today, when I find not one, not two, but three of my favorites all in one edition: [...]

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