Author: jac

Radical Islam?

I suspect that I am like many of you with a very limited knowledge of Islam or the Koran. We are being told that the Crusades were examples of Christianity gone amoke. I wasn’t taught that in my youth.  I was taught that the Crusades were a valiant effort by the Christian West counter Islamic Read More …

Artic Ice Growing Faster Than It Is Melting

Although certain portions of the Artic Ice Cap is clearly melting, NASA measurements show that the overall ice cap is growing faster than it is melting. Why haven’t we heard about this?  Probably because it would put a dagger in the heart of the wild eyed claims that climate change is a major threat to Read More …

Provocative Observation

Here is an observation from Tom Dyson of the Palm Beach Letter: “According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), worker productivity has still increased by 107% since 1973. The pool of labor is getting larger, but the average worker isn’t getting richer… So, who’s benefiting? Corporations, business owners, and investors. Things used to look Read More …

Atlas Shrugged – My Takeaway

Ann Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’ is considered a classic and I share that opinion.  Unfortunately it is a long book and if you get an audible version it may be frustrating with long stretches of mostly repetitive rhetoric. I thought I might try to summarize the gist of the story.  I think it has relevance to Read More …

I Don’t Understand Some People

Recently read a comment that said ” Republicans want to take our country back from the poor. Democrats want to take our country back from poverty.” I wonder how they reconcile the fact that the percentage of people in poverty has increased dramatically under Obama? I don’t really understand the concept of Republicans being tied Read More …

Class Warfare

We are once again in the political season, warming up for a presidential election.  Once again we hear how the country is divided between the haves and the have not’s.  And once again we are hearing about how the rich should pay more taxes. What divides the ‘haves’ from the ‘have not’s”?  The simple answer Read More …

Tackling the National Debt

The national debt seems insurmountable, and if it continues to grow it may well prove to be insurmountable. The key to conquering our debt is to reduce government spending.  It’s really very simple, if spending continues to grow our debt will continue to grow.  There is no alternative. Increasing taxes simply reduces total revenue.  History Read More …

GOP Candidates

I’m praying that the GOP is successful in 2016.  At the same time I realize that we must nominate a candidate that can win against Hilary Clinton or whoever is the Democratic candidate. I listened to both GOP debates on Thursday trying to determine who has the best chance of winning. I must say that Read More …

Building Wealth – A lesson too late?

I just finished reading ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’.  Wish I had read it 50 years ago! The fact is that I am the perfect example of a ‘poor dad’.  I was convinced that a college education followed by a good job would protect me for life. What a foolish concept!  You simply cannot become ‘wealthy’ Read More …