Japan in recession again: How many times is that?

Japan in recession again: How many times is that?

Bloomberg notes Japan Enters Recession as Economy Contracts in the Third Quarter. Japan’s economy contracted in the third quarter on sluggish business investment, confirming what many economists had predicted: The nation fell into its second recession since Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took office in December 2012. Gross domestic product declined an annualized 0.8 percent in […]

An immigration question that all GOP Presidential candidates need to answer

An immigration question that all GOP Presidential candidates need to answer

Do you support the deportation of most illegal immigrants and if so, how would you implement it considering current statutes that entitle all potential deportees to a hearing, the right to appeal the results, and provide them with attorneys? Would you work with Congress to repeal those laws first or would you simply ignore them […]

Republican efforts on Prop 201

Republican efforts on Prop 201

Mark Spear, one of the organizers of the Prop. 201 ballot question that was successful on Election Day 2015, provides a wrap on how that campaign went. Prop. 201 shuttered the red light cameras and police radar vans in Tucson, Ariz. In the 2015 City of Tucson election, we found that by far the most […]

Starbucks: Faith Driven Consumer calls for #ChristmasBUYcott

Starbucks: Faith Driven Consumer calls for #ChristmasBUYcott

Faith Driven Consumer™ (FDC)—representing 41 million consumers who spend $2 trillion annually, has recently earned wide recognition for the launch of its groundbreaking Faith Equality Index (FEI), which rates more than 330 major brands for compatibility with Faith Driven Consumers. Armed with an easy tool for choosing where to shop, the group is now focusing […]

Mustn’t offend ‘criminals’

Mustn’t offend ‘criminals’

Social networkers in San Francisco recently chatted about neighborhood crime and one participant stirred things up by asking neighbors to stop using the word “criminal” in describing those engaged in unlawful activity, says the Association of Mature American Citizens. Malkia Cyril, executive director of the Center for Media Justice in Oakland, allegedly suggested that “people […]

Perfection in a memorial

Perfection in a memorial

At precisely 11:11 a.m. each Veterans Day (Nov. 11), the sun’s rays pass through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars to form a perfect solar spotlight over a mosaic of The Great Seal of the United States. The Anthem Veterans Memorial, located in Anthem, Arizona, is a monument dedicated to honoring the service […]

Pocket Paradigms

Pocket Paradigms

You can’t text your way to the presidency, you can’t Facebook a revolution and you can’t save the planet with Twitter. At some point real people have to join with, talk to, and help other real people.   -Sam Smith —

There’ll always be a Bridgeport

There’ll always be a Bridgeport

WSFB, CT – Just five years after being released from federal prison, the former Bridgeport mayor is returning to his old job. On Tuesday evening, Joe Ganim claimed victory in the race for mayor, as he received 59 percent of the votes. Ganim won the Democratic primary over Mayor Bill Finch back in September. He […]

Things we never imagined

Things we never imagined

Study: Frequent sex may raise chances for conception – USA Today headline. Hmm. Gotta think about that one… Hey, the nation’s newspaper could be on to something!!   —ProRev —

Daylight Savings Time; you’re outta here…

Daylight Savings Time; you’re outta here…

The ridiculous moving back the clock known as Daylight Savings Time is finally over. Good riddance! Changing the clocks forward in the Spring and back in the Fall have out-lived their usefulness. When our country was primarilty an agrarian society, it sort of made sense. Farmmers were able to increase crop production and work production. […]

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