Charity on May 19th, 2009

It seems like everyday I wake up in backward world.  Up is down.  Down is up.  People who pay their bills on time and spend within their means are the bad guys, and people who don’t are the victims.  And it’s the government’s job to rescue people from their own financial screw-ups.
First, we have the [...]

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Charity on May 18th, 2009

The Vermont Legislature will be back for a special session next month to deal with the state budget.
In the meantime, certain members of the legislature would be well served to read the WSJ piece, Soak the Rich, Lose the Rich.
As the title implies, the column focuses on the consequences for states that solve their budget [...]

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Charity on May 16th, 2009

I have another blog called, All Things Hold Together, where I post about cooking, crafting, soap making, and other things near and dear to my heart.
One of the perks of that blog is that people sometimes send me books to review, and it’s a mighty fine perk if you ask me.
Currently, I am reviewing The [...]

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Charity on May 15th, 2009

Sometimes, if I have a long drive to take in the afternoon, I will put on Rush Limbaugh to see what he’s talking about.
One day, he was talking about the Obama personal finance plan, or something like that.  He said that you should not try to get your spending under control, but continue to spend [...]

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Charity on May 14th, 2009

This is a little old, but I thought it was interesting.  A teacher challenged her homeroom students to spend a week without their electronic devices and journal about it with good old fashioned pen and paper.
It’s amazing how accustomed to the constant stream of electronic media kids are these days.
“I can’t stand it,” he wrote [...]

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Charity on May 7th, 2009

I haven’t been blogging much the past week because I have some kind of weird joint flare-up in my right hand and it hurts a lot after I have been on the computer for any length of time, even a few minutes.
It’s kind of freeing to be out of the loop on political news, though.  [...]

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Charity on May 6th, 2009

A group of college students said they are lucky to be alive and they’re thanking the quick-thinking of one of their own. Police said a fellow student shot and killed one of two masked me who burst into an apartment.
No wait, that is why we need citizens to be allowed to arm themselves.
The intruders were [...]

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