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Christian Conflict in the Workplace

Posted: Monday, December 17th, 2012

Women in OfficeIn the end, a Christian who actually lives out what God's Word teaches will not be able to have a business any larger than his own family

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Should 3rd Party Voters Feel Guilty?

Posted: Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

It is the stark reality that the Republicans along with the Democrats have brought us to where we are as a country.

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Insurance is Killing Health Care

Posted: Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Health insurance sounds good, but it is one of the largest reasons why we are having problems in our health care system today.  According to Emord,

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Children Learning to Work at Home

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

It goes without saying that the average parent has come to the point of not having a list of chores for his children, at least that are substantial.   In fact, I rarely hear the work chores used in our day and age.

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Spanking and Child Abuse

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

     As we have noted, Delaware became the first state to outlaw the freedom parents have to physically correct their children by the use of a rod.  Of course, the law does not say that, but in the end it prohibits any true discipline with the rod of correction.  Pain is the line not to be crossed according to the law.

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Less Americans Affiliate with Organized Religion

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

According to Ben Fearnow "One-fifth of American adults have no religious affiliation, and this number is increasing rapidly.  The number of Americans who do not identify with any religion continues to grow at a fast pace. One-fifth of the U.S. public - and a third of adults under 30 - are religiously unaffiliated today, the highest percentages ever in Pew Research Center polling."

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Felon - An Abused Word

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Those who are labeled as felons in our day and age seem to be increasing.  I have lost track of the reasons so many people are now so classified.   What I do know is it has become excessive in my opinion.  It seems a person can be charged as a felon and even become one in a surprising way.

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Agenda 21 and Obsessions Over Home Value

Posted: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

...this internationalist movement has gained a foothold because it has used the worry over home values as a tool.

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Nursing Homes and the Elderly

Posted: Saturday, August 11th, 2012

...the cost for doing this is recognized by all as often unsustainable or by the elimination of any inheritance that may have been given to heirs of the aged.  Everyone knows the cost is astronomical.

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My Healthcare Freedoms Infringed

Posted: Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

We have a right to healthcare.  But the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has nothing to do with rights.  It is about force.

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Does Wisconsin Have a Communist Deer Hunting System?

Posted: Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Let's consider some similarities.  Like communism, the State owns all the deer.  You are only allowed to harvest what the State lets you have.  The State owns the hunting land (not all of it, but a good percentage of it).  The deer are managed by a council, or "soviet" of elite experts, the DNR.

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Helping the Teenager Get a Job

Posted: Monday, May 21st, 2012

So when you see all these statistics regarding unemployment, in particular the teenager, realize there are answer to these, and they are quite simple.  And remember this, there really is no such a thing as a lack of work.

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A Balanced View of Environmentalism

Posted: Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Stop the laziness and return to being diligent and industrious and waste will disappear and the environment will do quite well.

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What Can Eau Claire Do About our Nation?

Posted: Saturday, May 5th, 2012

You can be sure that if only a dozen or so likeminded people began to get to know their elected officials face-to-face, have an interest in them (pray for them), inform them, persuade them logically and promote sound thinking and actions, it would have an effect.

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YMCA and Menomonie St. Blight

Posted: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

The property should be developed by the person willing to pay the highest price for the property.  If you think the new owner's ideas are ugly, then offer the City a higher bid.

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Should Homosexual City Employees Get Marriage Benefits?

Posted: Thursday, April 26th, 2012

"To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." -- Thomas Jefferson, Statute of Religious Freedom, 1779.

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Sen. Paul's Bill to Protect Property Owners

Posted: Thursday, April 12th, 2012

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Wisconsin Mining Now Restricted

Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Wisconsin has one of the worst rates of new business formation in the country. Why is that?  Just try and start up a mine here…     …and then you will know

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"Made in America" Making a Comeback

Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

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Optimists Are Swarming Back

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Magazine Covers & News Reports Point to a Topping Process

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Raw Milk, Wisconsin, and the Sheriff

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Sheriff Mack wants everyone to know that the Sheriff is the highest constitutional executive authority in the county. "Very few people realize that the Sheriff has the legitimate authority to prevent federal and state agents from entering the county - that they have the power to throw them out once they are there."

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Eau Claire Schools: A Downward Trend

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

  "Instead of school business being about the allocation amongst adults, we can return the emphasis to the education of children which is what we should be doing.  If I can do this, I will consider it years well spent."

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Another DATCP Attack on Wholesome Food

Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

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Does a Full-Time Homemaker Swap Her Mind for a Mop?

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2012

"So it is not only nonsense that full-time homemaking means swapping the mind for a mop. It is also nonsense that the vast majority of paid work outside the home develops the mind. One may prefer to work outside the home for many reasons: a need or desire for extra income; a need to get out of the house; a need to be admired for work beyond making a home; a need for regular interaction with other adults. But the development of the intellect is not necessarily among them."

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Beautiful Snow

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

"Such are the plain facts concerning her whose "Beautiful Snow" will be long regarded as one of the brightest gems in American literature:"

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China's Economic Implosion Accelerates

Posted: Monday, January 9th, 2012

"On Monday, Gordon Chang, the author of The Coming Collapse of China and regular contributor at Forbes.com, was interviewed on Yahoo's Daily Ticker, where he observed, "If you look at all of [China's] indicators, they all point down." In the United States the real estate bubble was blown up with paper money financing totaling approximately 50 percent of the country's GDP. In China, the total paper money financing, on- and off-book, totals about 200 percent of that country's GDP. The popping of the China bubble will be heard 'round the world."

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Church Fires Teacher Living in Sin

Posted: Monday, January 9th, 2012

"The church said it did not fire Henry because she had a child but because she continued to have a sexual relationship with her boyfriend while unmarried. Church officials say Henry's example as a representative of the church caused concern."

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Are Our Freedoms in Jeopardy?

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2012

"Sadly, when all the glibly patriotic gestures and jargon are stripped away, I'm not even sure Americans really want freedom. What they really want is to be left in peace with their shopping malls, flat-screen TVs, cell phones and mindless entertainment. After all, how many Americans during the course of a day-even when they see fellow citizens under attack-ever think about their rights? If they did, surely there would be more resistance."

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Economic Liberty? Cuba's baby steps toward liberty

Posted: Monday, January 2nd, 2012

"Starting on October 1, 2011, some 52 years after Fidel Castro shot his way to power in Cuba, it finally became legal for some poor guy in Cuba to sell the 1965 Russian-made Moskvich piece of junk he's had sitting up on blocks in his front yard for the better part of half a century."

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Recall Drive Officially Launched Against Wisc. Governor

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

While Walker had to have been in office at least a year before a recall challenge was mounted, Democrats had reportedly been busily planning with union leaders and other strategists on how to mobilize quickly in mid-November to begin gathering the more than 540,000 signatures they would need to collect by January 17 in order to force a recall election. If their effort is successful, it would mark only the third time in U.S. history that a recall election has been held for state governor.

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Nurses Don't Want to Be Abortionists

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Laws exist at both the Federal and State levels that give medical professionals the right to opt out of participation in abortions. The Federal law prohibits medical facilities that receive Federal funding from requiring employees to participate in the procedures-UMDNJ receives about $60 million in said funding each year, money the nurses are asking the court to revoke.

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From 7 Billion People To 500 Million People

Posted: Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger...."The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it."

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Walker Recall Underway

Posted: Saturday, December 17th, 2011

While Walker had to have been in office at least a year before a recall challenge was mounted, Democrats had reportedly been busily planning with union leaders and other strategists on how to mobilize quickly in mid-November to begin gathering the more than 540,000 signatures they would need to collect by January 17 in order to force a recall election.

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On The Brink of Nuclear War

Posted: Monday, December 12th, 2011

Forty-nine years ago, the United States and the USSR stood on the brink of a full-scale nuclear war. The Cuban Missile Crisis was coming to a head.             After intelligence analysts reviewing surveillance photographs spotted medium-range missile sites being constructed in Cuba, President John F. Kennedy convened a group of his closest advisers at the White House on Oct. 16, 1962 to discuss a response...

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Just for Women: 23 Truths about Firearms

Posted: Saturday, December 10th, 2011

You can never have too much ammo.  It's amazing how quickly one or two people can shoot through 100 rounds or more in a single target practice. If you're smart, your firearms will be common calibers.  It will be easier to find ammo and easier to get replacement parts.

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Occupy the Family Home

Posted: Thursday, December 1st, 2011

New research shows that divorces with the greatest potential to hurt children happen in marriages that have the greatest potential for reconciliation.  A proposal called the Second Chance Act would combine a one-year waiting period for divorces, with education about the option of reconciliation.

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The Man Who Would Not Read His Bible

Posted: Saturday, November 19th, 2011

"When he was converted, the youth director made a point to encourage Cliff to read his Bible. He had a modern translation which read easily enough, so he started out immediately. But after about ten days or so, at a rate of a chapter a day, reading became more sporadic, and finally ended."

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She Hasn't Missed Sunday School in 75 Years

Posted: Monday, November 7th, 2011

"Harrison compares not going to church on Sunday to waking up on Monday and deciding to not go to work. 'It was never a question in my family or with me, even after I grew up, whether or not I'd go,' she said. As impressive as her record is, Harrison doesn't take credit for it, however."

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American Manufacturing Jobs Coming Home

Posted: Monday, November 7th, 2011

"The seven industry groups which could enjoy the most significant benefits are transportation goods, electrical equipment and appliances, furniture, plastics, rubber products, machinery, and computers. The resultant sea-change by repatriating jobs in these industries would be massive, potentially adding $100 billion to America's GDP, while reducing oil consumption due to lower transportation costs."

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Soy: Healthy or Harmful?

Posted: Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

"As a result of millions of dollars spent on advertising and intense lobbying to the FDA, it is not surprising that most U.S. consumers now believe soy products are healthy. The darker side of soy is revealed through numerous studies that indicate soy products may..."

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Small Italian Town Bids to Become Sovereign, Prints Its Own Currency

Posted: Friday, October 21st, 2011

"Luca Sellari, mayor of Filettino, had different ideas: he decided to create an independent monarchy with himself as prince, and a new currency, the fiorito (which means small flower) with an exchange rate of two fioritos to the Euro (about 72 cents each)."

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Retired Teachers Get Bargain from Loss of Collective Bargaining

Posted: Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

"Many teachers retired earlier this year due to fears of layoffs and possible reductions in pension payments.  Now that things have changed, schools are rehiring not only new teachers, but also recently retired teachers."

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Joseph Story: Supreme Court Justice and Founder of Harvard Law School

Posted: Sunday, October 16th, 2011

"The Son of one of the Boston Tea Party 'Indians,' he graduated from Harvard and eventually became Massachusetts Speaker of the House. At age 32, he was appointed as the youngest Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, where he served 34 years and helped establish the illegality of the slave trade in the Amistad case."

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Supreme Court Petitioned to End Misdemeanor Strip Searches

Posted: Saturday, October 15th, 2011

"Florence was reportedly strip searched at two separate jails, despite there being no evidence that he had any contraband or violent behaviors. Florence sued and lost and then appealed to a Philadelphia Court of Appeals, where he also lost."

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Singapore Rising

Posted: Thursday, October 13th, 2011

"Unnoticed by the rest of the world, something significant happened in Singapore on Saturday: former Deputy Prime Minister Tony Tan has, not surprisingly, won victory in a field of five candidates to become the country's seventh president. But it was a narrow victory, with Mr. Tan getting about 35 percent of the 2.1 million votes cast."

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An Early History of American Oil

Posted: Saturday, October 8th, 2011

"In 1818, a salt well suddenly began to fill with oil, making it the first well to produce crude oil in America. People had known about such oil seeps in western Pennsylvania for centuries. Native Americans, as far back as 1410, had been harvesting oil for medicinal purposes by digging small pits around active seeps and lining them with wood."

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Men and Women's Work Roles Defined

Posted: Thursday, October 6th, 2011

"The gender gap the feminists gripe about is a good gender gap because it gives babies what they need most - personal care by their own mother."

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Dennis Gartman's Not-so-Simple Rules of Trading

Posted: Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

"Not so simple rules of trading."

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Who Helps the People During Crises? Waffle House, not the armed bureaucrats

Posted: Monday, October 3rd, 2011

"Government monopolies have the incentive to provide the least amount of service for the highest cost. So, the government brass suspends services and tells their constituents to go away and come back when it's more convenient. Meanwhile, Waffle House fires up the generators, eager to serve their faithful customers in the worst of conditions."

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How to Create an Offer Your Prospects and Customers Can't Refuse

Posted: Saturday, October 1st, 2011

Do you know what the two most important parts of any marketing or advertising piece are?             The first one is easy-the headline. But the second one is tougher. Because unless you've studied copywriting, you'd be hard-pressed to guess. Yet it can make or break your entire promotion…             The second most important part of your marketing and advertising is the offer.             Think about it. If you want to tons of sales, you really do have to make people an offer they can't refuse. Because even the most powerful call to action won't work unless your offer is practically irresistible.

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Repeal the Seventeenth Amendment

Posted: Saturday, October 1st, 2011

"An important assault on State's rights was the Seventeenth Amendment. The product of the time when Populism and Progressivism were sweeping large sections of America, the Seventeenth Amendment jammed a wedge of pure democracy into the Constitution where it was never designed to belong. This upset the Constitutional checks-and-balances system, weakened State rights and power, and magnified the power of special interests in Washington."

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Battlegrounds of Resentment

Posted: Thursday, September 29th, 2011

"Barack Obama has faced bad economic circumstances from the moment he walked into the Oval Office. A generous press and electorate -- remember, not just Democrats supported him; he had independents and Republicans, too -- gave him broad sway to implement policies to spur growth."

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Mathematical Impossibility

Posted: Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

"Therefore, in the whole range of history, except the prophecies of Scripture (the Bible), there is not a single instance of a prediction, expressed in unequivocal language, and descending to any minuteness, which bears the slightest claim to fulfillment."

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Living Together Unmarried Threat to Children

Posted: Saturday, September 24th, 2011

The study, released by the National Marriage Project and the Institute for American Values, found that while, toward the end of the 20th century, "divorce posed the biggest threat to marriage in the United States," in today's world "the rise of cohabiting households with children is the largest unrecognized threat to the quality and stability of children's family lives."

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Was Freeborn John Tortured in Vain?

Posted: Friday, September 23rd, 2011

"Today guarantees such as due process are often portrayed as encumbrances that threaten security or justice by shackling authorities who are hunting the heinous, like terrorists; the conflict is usually expressed as 'liberty versus security.'"

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Dorothea Dix: A Voice for the Mad

Posted: Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

"Encouraged by success, Dix went on the road with her message of compassion for the mentally ill. She traveled from New England to Louisiana and back in a three-year, thirty-thousand-mile pilgrimage. She became known for writing memoranda to enlighten, embarrass, and compel legislators into doing the right thing for the mentally ill."

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Who Wants to Live Forever?

Posted: Thursday, September 15th, 2011

"After watching the first cut of Highlander, a 1986 movie about battling immortals, the rock group Queen produced a single titled 'Who Wants to Live Forever.' One might be tempted to respond by asking 'Who wouldn't?'"

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Hunting Prep in the Offseason

Posted: Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

"The offseason is a great time to sharpen your hunting skills in general.  In this article, I will suggest some ways to help you get not only hold on to the skills that you have but also improve upon them. This will be a definite advantage when the hunting season kicks off."

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"Decent People Should Not Obey Immoral Laws"

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

"Decent people should not obey immoral laws. What's moral and immoral can be a contentious issue, but there are some broad guides for deciding what laws and government actions are immoral. Lysander S. Spooner, one of America's great 19th-century thinkers, said no person or group of people can "authorize government to destroy or take away from men their natural rights."

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Recall Election: Dems Fail to Gain Senate Majority

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

"Randy HopperRepublicans narrowly won Wisconsin's unprecedented recall elections. In the August 9th elections, Democrats took two Wisconsin state Senate seats. That's one short of the Democrat's goal of three, which would have allowed the party to gain majority control of the Wisconsin Senate. Across the country, conservatives and Republicans celebrated the win as a triumph for Gov. Scott Walker and his effort to reign in government spending by reducing collective bargaining 'rights' for most public-sector unions."

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"It's the Law" Is a Cover Up

Posted: Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

"The ability to break the law today is so great, that my guess is we are all breaking it in some fashion and don't know it. We are on the edge in regards to what we even say due to being charged with offense towards someone's color, religion or sex. It is almost surreal if it was not true. But it is true. Sometime we go, 'Are you kidding?!' No, we are not, even though unbelievable."

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City of Eau Claire to Buy Forest Land

Posted: Saturday, August 6th, 2011

"Instead of selling excess city land for extra revenue, the City of Eau Claire, last month, decided to purchase more land."

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Reducing - Try This Approach to Summer Dieting!

Posted: Thursday, July 28th, 2011

"Reducing or losing weight is a topic I get a lot of questions about. Many of you already know that I don't believe in diet pills or magic solutions that simply melt off excess weight without proper changes in diet and exercise."

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Life On the Family Farm Under an Open Heaven: Kangkleberry Pie

Posted: Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

"We have found it is wonderful doing things, even simple things together as a family.  God has put all of us into families to bless us.  By doing things together as a family, you will all be blessed.  I know we are.  We sure like our kangkleberry pie."

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Money Market Mischief: Look under the hood and find out what you really own

Posted: Thursday, July 21st, 2011

"The warning goes like this:  Any investment can lose money (except money market funds because all they are is cash, right?).  Well, maybe.  My son, Brian, took a job with a company in Phoenix.  Like most companies, his employer offered a 401K plan and there were approximately 20 options from which to choose, a pretty typical range offered by an employer sponsored 401K.   He asked me to take a look and find the safest option for him.  I had a pretty good idea what to expect so I wasn't surprised by what I found."

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Cooking Corner - Bratwurst

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2011

"The word 'bratwurst' is just a compound German word basically meaning finely chopped meat. There isn't just one traditional recipe or way to make bratwurst, and there are actually many different kinds named after different places or methods of preparation."

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Life on the Family Farm Under an Open Heaven - America (A Land of Dreams and Equality)

Posted: Monday, July 11th, 2011

"But, under all these circumstances, why did they come to America you ask?  August told his descendants a number of times over the years why he came to America.  His answer shocks most Americans today. His answer, 'Because he was tired of bowing and paying homage every time the King or a Prince went by in the street.'  He wanted to bow to only one, to God the Father, and His Son Jesus." 

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The Parasitic Network: the History of Public Television

Posted: Friday, June 24th, 2011

"Back in 1967, during the Johnson administration, there was a well-organized campaign by the liberal establishment to saddle the American people with subsidized, "public" television."

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Officially-Sponsored Gun Smuggling Harmful to Mexico - and Hypocritical

Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2011

"Both Mexico's Calderon administration and the U.S. Obama administration blame U.S. gun shops for the proliferation of guns in Mexico. This concerns American firearms owners who think it may be used as an excuse to take away their gun rights."

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The Heroic Lt. Audie L. Murphy

Posted: Friday, June 17th, 2011

"Murphy, the ranking officer (previous fighting had decimated the officer ranks), immediately orders his men to fall back. He remains forward on the command post telephone directing artillery fire against the enemy. When an officer on the other line asks how close the advancing enemy is to Murphy's position. Murphy replies, 'If you just hold the phone a minute, I'll let you talk to one of the bastards.'"

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Role Reversal: Mom and Dad Moving In With You

Posted: Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

"Will it be hard? Definitely. Will it entail a lot of responsibility? Assuredly. Will it be worth the price? Yes. After all, those were the same questions they asked before you were brought into the world."

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Historical Evidence that Confirms the Bible - The City of Tyre

Posted: Monday, June 13th, 2011

"...always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you..."   - 1 Peter 3:15

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Clinton's Forgotten Dictatorial Tendencies

Posted: Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

"It seems like a century since Bill Clinton was president of this country. Unfortunately, the abuses of George W. Bush and the pratfalls of Barack Obama are causing many people to raise their estimate of Clinton's presidency. But he earned his disdain fair and square, and a brief reminder of his abuses is in order."

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Obamacare Cheerleader AARP Receives Waiver

Posted: Friday, May 27th, 2011

"AARP was a prominent and vocal supporter of the unpopular overhaul, stubbornly insisting that seniors would benefit from the law's provisions, despite strenuous objections from its members."

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Why Are Our Prices Rising?

Posted: Thursday, May 26th, 2011

"Far be it from me, as an economist, to downplay the importance of supply and demand in determining prices. Certainly supply and demand have been pushing food and fuel prices higher. But those factors don't account for all of the increases."

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A Simple Reply to Stephen Hawking

Posted: Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

"Hawking is a proponent of the Big Bang Theory, that the universe as we know it began with an explosion that has continued to hull heavenly bodies through space. In reality, more and more scientists are discarding the Big Bang as untenable. First, it presupposes the existence of matter. But where did matter come from?"

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Cooking Corner - Morel Mushrooms

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

"Many people fear mushroom hunting because of the danger of misidentifying and possible poisoning (this is a very healthy fear, and one we should all possess to some degree). Karla has very little fear, as she was trained by an expert and never strays from what she knows."

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Government Creates Poverty

Posted: Monday, May 23rd, 2011

"We shouldn't take it!" Chavis said. He says if federal money comes, members of his tribe "are going to become welfare cases. It's going to stifle creativity. On the reservations, they haven't trained to be capitalists. They've been trained to be communists."

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Six Towns Surrender Property Rights to the City of Eau Claire

Posted: Monday, May 16th, 2011

"When government assumes the role of land manager and limits or controls the land's uses, it is a disincentive to the property owner. His creative ingenuity to solve an ecological conflict is stymied. The incentive to be innovative is drowned under a sea of bureaucratic red tape and expensive litigation. Who do the members of these "planning commissions" and city councils think they are? Do they have a crystal ball into which they see all the eventualities? What qualifies them to tell you how to use your land?"

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Chile's Prospering Social Security Program

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2011

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On Its 400th Anniversary, King James Bible Still Popular With Americans

Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2011

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How To Stimulate Eau Claire's Economy

Posted: Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

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Slacker Moms

Posted: Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

"Moms, here's an assignment for you. Think about what you want your children to be like in their 20s or 30s. Do you want them to dress like skanks, procreate unthinkingly, have a mouth like a sailor and be unemployable because of their snarky attitude? Or do you want them to dress neatly, wait until marriage to have kids, speak politely and impress prospective employers with their respectful stance and high work ethic?"

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State Employee Unions Threaten Local Business

Posted: Thursday, April 28th, 2011

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Texas May Go to 85!

Posted: Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

"It is absurd to take the position - as our system currently does - that the posted max is the maximum safe speed for the road. It implies that any car doing that speed is already pushing the envelope, operating right on the edge of recklessness. If so, all those people trundling along with the cruise control set at 70 don't seem to be sweating it much."

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Tea Party or Republican Party?

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"Right here in my home State of Montana, voters overwhelmingly threw the liberal Democrats out of both State houses and replaced them with Republicans who campaigned on strong conservative rhetoric. But what has happened since? Neocon Republicans in leadership positions squashed the best legislation and bullied compromised, big-government legislation through both chambers."

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Tax the Rich?

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"Households earning $250,000 and above account for 25 percent, or $1.97 trillion, of the nearly $8 trillion of total household income. If Congress imposed a 100 percent tax, taking all earnings above $250,000 per year, it would yield the princely sum of $1.4 trillion. That would keep the government running for 141 days, but there's a problem because there are 224 more days left in the year."

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Tax the Rich?

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"The fact of the matter is there are not enough rich people to come anywhere close to satisfying Congress' voracious spending appetite."

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How the Middle East May Fall Apart

Posted: Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

"If democracy means rule by the people, ought we not to inquire a little more closely what it is these people, down deep, really want, before we bleed and bankrupt ourselves to win it for them?"

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GOP to Increase Deficit

Posted: Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

"President Obama agreed with Boehner and Reid, telling the nation in a press conference:       'This is an agreement to invest in our country's future while making the largest annual spending cut in our history. Like any compromise, this required everyone to give ground on issues that were important to them. I certainly did. Some of the cuts we agreed to will be painful - programs people rely on will be cut back; needed infrastructure projects will be delayed. And I would not have made these cuts in better circumstances. But we also prevented this important debate from being overtaken by politics and unrelated disagreements on social issues. And beginning to live within our means is the only way to protect the investments that will help America compete for new jobs - investments in our kids' education and student loans; in clean energy and life-saving medical research.'"

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Are Living Standards Improving?

Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

 "At first glance, it looks like things have gotten more expensive over the years. But that would fail to take into account three things: inflation of the currency by the Federal Reserve (which went off the international gold standard in 1971, leaving Fed officials free to inflate the currency to their heart's content since then), the resulting steady increase in average or nominal wages, and the remarkable resilience of what's left of the free market in providing goods for customers. Expecting the BLS website to provide accurate data is very presumptuous as so many other factors are impacted by their "data," or as one wag said: 'the BLS provides government numbers for government purposes only. Any relation to reality is strictly accidental.'"

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The Misplaced Aims of the Tiger Mother

Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

"In her book, Chua begins by describing just how radical the Tiger Mother approach really is. With language calculated to reach the nerves of reading mothers, Chua announced that her daughters had never been on a sleepover, acted in a school play, gone on a playdate, watched television, played a video game, or received any grade lower than an A. They had also never been allowed to be anything less than the top student in anything other than gym and drama. And she means every word of this. What she presents is nothing less than a monomaniacal approach to mothering that is intended to produce superior progeny - and that means superior in terms of academic and artistic achievement."

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Supreme Court Election: Recount Likely as Votes Carefully Tallied

Posted: Friday, April 8th, 2011

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Scientific Evidence that Confirms the Bible

Posted: Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

"Thousands of years before scientists understood or acknowledged this (hydrological) cycle, it was documented in the Bible. The verses below describe the repeated cycle of precipitation, the flow of water into oceans, its evaporation, and its condensation, which is transported inland in clouds, and driven by currents of winds."

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Stop Telling Obama to Lead

Posted: Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

"Prudence can sometimes look like weakness…. Prudence is important, but Americans do have an expectation that their president will be the one out front, dominating the agenda, projecting strength and offering vision…"

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Out 'n' About Wisconsin - Maple Syrup

Posted: Monday, April 4th, 2011

"Wisconsin is one of 17 states where maple syrup is produced. The hardwood forests of the northwoods are great growing areas for the trees we get this God-given sweetener from. During the winter, maple trees store starch in their roots, to await the growing season. They use this starch at the start of the growing season as kind of jump-starter for budding. As the sap begins to flow it collects this starch from the roots and carries it up the tree. All we have to do is find a way to get the sap out of the tree."

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The Spirit of Entrepreneurship

Posted: Monday, April 4th, 2011

"Julia's husband saw the business as an asset to the family.  "It was a way that she can still be at home.  When I'm gone at work she can spend a few hours a day working and still make pretty good money without having to be out of the home," said Matt.  The family continued with Julia doing sporadic work for the next couple years when the economy declined causing Matt's hours at a lumberyard company to be cut.  It was then that Matt started to take an interest in furthering the business."

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A Living Wooly Mammoth?

Posted: Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

"When we think of Mammoths, we generally associate them with the Ice Age, living in a world fairly different than our own. This is partially true, but certainly not to the extent that evolutionists would have us believe. According to evolutionary beliefs, there have been over 30 ice ages, some of them dating back as far as billions of years ago. They purport that the mammoths became extinct during the last ice age, which they say ended about 10,000 years ago. We'll have to wait until a future article to discuss more detail about the Ice Age, but this at least gives you the context within which evolutionists are working."

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A Foolish and Unconstitutional War

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

"So many U.S. missiles and bombs have struck Libya that the Arab League is bailing out. League chief Amr Moussa has called an emergency meeting of the 22 Arab states to discuss attacks that have "led to the deaths and injuries of many Libyan civilians." We asked for a no-fly zone, said Moussa, not the 'bombardment of civilians.' What caused Obama's about-face from the Pentagon position that imposing a no-fly zone on Libya was an unwise act of war?"

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States Have no Business Running Schools: Free the Children, Cut the Budget

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

"Will School be separated from State any time soon? Unlikely. School busThe public-school industry, including the unions and all the vendors selling things to school districts, is big, rich, and powerful. The education-industrial complex surely rivals the military-industrial complex in its capacity to consume tax revenues."

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Local Unions Rush Contract Approval

Posted: Friday, March 18th, 2011

Eau Claire City council passes union contracts in emergency meeting

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Archeological Evidence that Confirms the Bible

Posted: Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

More physical proof of the Bible's truth and credibility

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Are Local Newspapers Liberal?

Posted: Friday, December 14th, 2012

Old Press Room"Every local newspaper is liberal."  This quite a statement, but I am afraid an honest analysis of the content of local newspapers would support his conclusion.

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Russia: World Will NOT End this Month

Posted: Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

My question for the Russians is this: How do they know?

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Hunting on your own Property - A Right, Not a Privilege

Posted: Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Deer hunting season (for firearms) in Wisconsin has come and gone.  As usual it is a big event in our state.  It has been my observation that you are not really a man (in Wisconsin) until you shoot a deer.

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How Juries Can Nullify Bad Laws

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Phillip Hodges recently wrote regarding the Minnesota case of a farmer transporting raw milk for other people.  This farmer, Alvin Schlangen, had his day in court and won.  Hodges regarded his win in part due to the jury nullifying the present laws that are bad laws.He then makes a plea for more people to understand jury nullification and to practice it:

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Religious Signs Illegal

Posted: Friday, November 2nd, 2012

                It has become normal to hear or read about actions taken by city councils that are beyond belief.  A recent one regards religious signs on private poverty.  In Grove City, Oklahoma a church mind you, not a private home, had some of their signs on the lawn removed by the city workers.

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Eau Claire County Board of Supervisors Update

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

As the Editor of the Eau Claire Journal, I think that it is good to occasionally update the readers on what is going on during the Eau Claire County Board of Supervisors meetings and comment on some things that happen regularly there.

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Banning Life Jackets and Abortions

Posted: Monday, September 3rd, 2012

As many on the left will continue to take advantage of the apparent conservative "war on women", it is good to be prepared to answer their objections.

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Boy's Hot Dog Stand Shut Down

Posted: Monday, August 13th, 2012

"Bullies" is too cheap of a word to describe those who do this...  Quit making excuses and let's call a spade a spade.

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How the Elderly Can Save Our Country

Posted: Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

And this is why I am begging you; please stop accepting Social Security and Medicare.  We promise that we will do all it takes to take care of your needs.  But please help us do it in such a way that spares the bankruptcy of our country.

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How to Decide What is Right?

Posted: Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Today we are abuzz with opinions coming from hordes of news programs to the very Supreme Court itself.  Add to that the Congress and their compulsion to write new laws along with the Senate confirming, the President and his dictates, the educators and their philosophies...

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Pitting Neighbor Against Neighbor

Posted: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Some of my neighbors are getting biased information from anti-mining, and anti-hydrofracing activist websites.

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Arts Center, Government, and Private Property

Posted: Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Clear Vision Eau Claire wants to build a community arts center in order to fulfill Eau Claire's "common goal and purpose"  Do you agree?

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City Licensing and the Garbage Cartel

Posted: Saturday, May 5th, 2012

The City only allowing five companies to haul away garbage basically sets up a monopoly or rather, a pentopoly where no other companies can compete unless they can persuade the city council to let them become part of the "big five".

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Can Chippewa Falls Forcibly Buy Property?

Posted: Friday, May 4th, 2012

...for some people, there is nothing uglier than the mighty hand of the government forcing someone off of their property because of some city planner's dream.

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"Churches Forced to Rent to Gay Couples?"

Posted: Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

We have taken, in the name of equality, things beyond too far.  Even the private person or business should be able to decide whether they want to rent their facilities or not.  Who is it that thinks they should tell a church what to do?

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Gov't Rejects Constitution?

Posted: Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

What if there is only harmony on Capitol Hill when government is growing and personal liberty is shrinking?

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We Are Too Compliant

Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

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Should Men Dial 9-1-1?

Posted: Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

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Politicians Fiddle While America Burns

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

We're on the way to becoming Greece -- while our "leaders" stand and watch. A catastrophe is happening before our eyes, but the politicians won't act to avert it. How did they ever end up with enough power to sink our society?

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Left-Right Paradigm a Hoax

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Instead of worrying about whether one professes to be a "conservative" or a "liberal," we should be concerned about whether the people we vote for understand the fundamental principles of liberty and constitutional government and have the moral character to defend such principles at all costs. Furthermore, we should be concerned that both "conservatives" and "liberals" look to government for the solutions to our problems instead of looking to the Natural Law principles of our Creator. Yes, Martha, the Golden Rule really does matter--even in Washington, D.C.

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Where's the Tea Party!?!

Posted: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

The whisper in the ranks is that we have lost that cohesive, united voice.  There are fears that the movement is over.

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Big Government: Do We Really Want to Eliminate It?

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

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Benefits of Homeschooling

Posted: Monday, January 16th, 2012

"While these reasons are nowhere near exhaustive, choosing to homeschool your children can bring great rewards for the entire family. It may seem like a huge mountain to climb if you're new to the idea, but as you slowly sift out the intricacies, you will see how valuable what you are doing is. You can have well-educated, respectful children who are able to contribute to society and be well rounded individuals that you are proud of."

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Snow Driving 101

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

"I've done a lot of driving in all kinds of different conditions, from the sublime to the brutal, in thousands of different types of vehicles -everything from a UAZ Soviet military truck to a Jaguar XJ220 supercar back to a Geo Metro after a week in a Viper ACR. I've spent hours on empty stretches of highway near Regina in the biting cold of  Saskatchewan of Canada - and endless hours of frustration in bumper-to-bumper in DC Beltway  gridlock. I've been off-road, I've been on-track and lots of places in between. It's a decent CV for offering some advice from experience about driving in winter."

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Wisconsin News Year in Review

Posted: Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

"Though they don't have to make such a distinction, if the magazine were to designate a "State of the Year," I would vote for Wisconsin to win for 2011. If things continue on their current course, the state  very likely could repeat the honor in 2012."

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Estrogen; A Silent Killer

Posted: Monday, January 9th, 2012

"It goes without saying that cancer is a continually growing epidemic affecting more and more people at younger and younger ages. This is becoming more evident in cancers of the reproductive organs in women (uterine, ovarian, cervical and breast) and prostate and breast cancer in males."

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What Is a Vice-President - And Why?

Posted: Thursday, January 5th, 2012

"The office is haunted by the words of John Nance Garner, who served as VP (1933-1941) under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Garner is said to have declared that the vice-presidency as an office was "not worth a bucket of warm spit." No wonder so many people decline the honor of running."

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SNL Mocks Quarterback Tim Tebow's Faith

Posted: Monday, January 2nd, 2012

"Weeks ago, The New American reported on Denver Broncos' quarterback Tim Tebow's passionate faith and the flak he has taken for it. Unfortunately, Tebow remains a target and was most recently the subject of an offensive comedic skit on Saturday Night Live."

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Is the Economy Slowly Gaining Momentum?

Posted: Monday, January 2nd, 2012

"Putting it all together, then, the first quarter of 2012 will tell a lot about the direction of the economy, especially in light of credit card bills coming due in January and the inevitable layoffs of temporary and part-time workers following the holidays. Uncertainty in Washington over spending and in the Eurozone added to the Federal Reserve's increased likelihood of increasing the money supply putting further upward pressure on prices, and the outlook for the economy remains daunting. "

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Van Hollen: More Concealed Carry Requirements Coming

Posted: Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Despite being rebuked by the Joint Committee for making up his own "rules", Attorney General Van Hollen clearly isn't finished trying to make it hard for your to get a CCW permit.  He's going to write more "rules", but doesn't want the blow-back from gun owners or the Joint Committee for Review of Administration Rules.

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You Have Destroyed Yourself

Posted: Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Hosea 13:9 "O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself, but in Me is thine help."

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How to Perform the Heimlich Maneuver in 6 Different Situations

Posted: Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

So today's the day you're finally going to commit this important and potentially lifesaving skill to memory, and not only that, learn how to do it in six different situations-on an average person, an obese person, a baby, a pregnant woman, a dog, and even yourself. Bet you never thought about giving the Heimlich to your pooch did, you? Well now Fido can sleep easy at night, with visions of gristly bones dancing in his head.

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Vaccination: Not as Simple of a Decision as it Seems

Posted: Monday, December 12th, 2011

Profit motive is not the sole property of the pharmaceutical companies. Natural medicine is also a multi-billion dollar business that often doesn't have to submit to the same regulatory pressures of traditional medicine. As in many things, a balanced and informed viewpoint is the best.

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Secession Is a Viable Option for Texas

Posted: Monday, December 12th, 2011

Interestingly, a former Soviet citizen, Sergei Smet, attended the gathering, saying that when he first heard President Barack Obama speak, he felt like he was back in the old Soviet Union. Now a Texas resident and TNM member, he said, "He [Obama] was chosen carefully for this office-like Bush, like Clinton, like everybody else." As he sees it, martial law is just around the corner, and social unrest will be exploited to justify a crackdown on the populace. "So it's time to act," he said.

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Local Leadership Needed

Posted: Saturday, December 10th, 2011

Granted, there are, no doubt, in my opinion, several in Eau Claire who understand and believe in limited government, but none have succeeded in leading out in it in a noticeable way. Maybe I am wrong.  If such a person exists, and they are getting the whole city thinking about restoring it to a practice of constitutional sanity, than please correct me.  Have that person write or you write out what they are doing and we will print it!

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Reactions to the Penn State Tragedy

Posted: Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Anyone who even occasionally keeps up on the news will be aware of the sexual abuse tragedy that exploded across the Penn State Campus and nation in November. As a result, legendary football coach Joe Paterno and the college president Graham B. Spanier were fired. Many responses have been forthcoming. Students rioted when they learned that their beloved coach had been dismissed. Others simply exonerated or condemned Paterno verbally.

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Enzymes: The Key to Good Health and Longevity

Posted: Saturday, November 19th, 2011

"The absurd, unhealthy lifestyles practiced by most people in this day and age compromise physical health in an astounding number of ways. In reality, there are dozens of good reasons for making significant dietary changes if one has become over reliant on the processed, empty junk that so many consume by the shovelful on a daily basis. Elevating enzyme levels is one of those reasons, and it is one of the most important."

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When Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

Posted: Monday, November 7th, 2011

"In 'The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football,' journalist John J. Miller examines the fascinating early history of college football. He carefully situates his story in the context of the professionalization and commercialization of sports, the influence of "muscular Christianity," and changing views of medicine, nutrition, and physical fitness."

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Alternative to Chemo-Therapy

Posted: Friday, November 4th, 2011

"Even as long ago as the 1940's, there has existed another method of treating cancers, and on December 6th and 7th, two nutritionists will hold evening seminars explaining the effective and healthy nutritional treatment methods of Dr. Max Gerson."

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William J. Grede and Freedom's Responsibilities

Posted: Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

"Born in 1897 and raised in Milwaukee, Bill Grede never considered any other place home. The product of strict but loving parents (his stepmother, whom his dad, Henry, married after his first wife died, was to Bill 'the only mother I ever knew'), Bill went to work at his father's carriage shop during summers when he was 14."

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Discrimination Law Trumps Safety and Property Rights

Posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2011

"Common sense and property rights have both been slain on the altar of this so-called law. This is bureaucracy gone mad."

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The Loss of Parental Authority in America

Posted: Monday, October 17th, 2011

"In modern times, there has been something of a revolt against traditional authority. As a result of this, all forms of authority are increasingly being called into question. After all, if the authority of the king and the priest and the politician can be interrogated, why not call into question the authority of pater familias, too, the status of the mother or grandparent?"

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Marriage Keeps Love Alive and Hearts Pumping

Posted: Sunday, October 16th, 2011

"Many a bachelor has taunted and teased a groom-to-be that "I do" will be his famous last words. But for all the jesting predictions about the finality or fatality of marriage, walking down the aisle could be the healthiest thing you do to keep your relationship alive and your heart ticking."

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Is America Ready for a Christian President?

Posted: Friday, October 14th, 2011

"Leave it to a RINO.  Now Gov. Mitt Romney is doing the Democrats' work for them by worrying that Rick Perry is too extreme to be electable."

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Ten Years After Sept. 11th

Posted: Monday, October 10th, 2011

"So government failed on 9/11, and yet the politicians' answer to failure is always the same: Give us more money and power. And we do. When will we learn?"

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Repentance Necessary to be a Christian

Posted: Friday, October 7th, 2011

"Repentance is a godly sorrow for sin. Repentance is a forsaking of sin. Real repentance is putting your trust in Jesus Christ so you will not live like that anymore. Repentance is permanent. It is a lifelong and an eternity-long experience. You will never love the devil again once you repent. You will never flirt with the devil as the habit of your life again once you get saved. You will never be happy living in sin; it will never satisfy; and the husks of the world will never fill your longing and hungering in your soul."

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How Doctors Dupe Moms into Supplementing With Formula

Posted: Thursday, October 6th, 2011

"One of the biggest reasons that I know of why women start supplementing with formula in the first couple weeks is because 'baby's not gaining enough weight.' While a 5 to 7 percent weight loss in the first couple of days after birth is considered totally normal, 10 percent can sometimes result in pediatricians telling the mother she must supplement."

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SpongeBob May Impact Behavior of 4-Year Olds

Posted: Monday, October 3rd, 2011

"According to a new behavioral study, Spongebob SquarePants may cause short-term attention and learning problems in 4-year olds. The study indicates that watching a mere nine minutes of the program can have such an effect."

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Candidates Can't Get to the Point

Posted: Saturday, October 1st, 2011

"I am not sure about you, but for me, all too often I am 'yelling inside' for the candidates for office or those in office to get to the point. How many times do we think the President or Congressman or Senator or elected official will say it plainly only to find ourselves disappointed. "Come on, just say it," we say. But they don't."

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When to Chuck Your Used Car?

Posted: Saturday, October 1st, 2011

"There comes a time when it's time to cut your losses. When it no longer makes economic sense to pay for new repairs to an old car. The hard part is knowing when that time has come."

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Rhode Island City Goes Bankrupt

Posted: Thursday, September 29th, 2011

"Only a financially sound government, which avoids massive long-term deficit spending, can honestly present citizens with informed proposals to allocate resources.  By spending money it doesn't have, government falsely leads citizens to believe they don't have to choose between priorities."

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The Red Word - Part One -

Posted: Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

"The blood of the  Cross was royal blood. Through our democratic preferences, we may in theory disregard royal pretensions; yet when we see the son of a king our liveliest interest is aroused. Let the Prince of Wales go through our streets, and all the city would turn out to look."

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Posted: Monday, September 26th, 2011

"The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was a war crime worse than any that Japanese generals were executed for in Tokyo and Manila. If Harry Truman was not a war criminal, then no one ever was."

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Christ - The "Ultimate Liberator"

Posted: Saturday, September 24th, 2011

"We have allowed secular humanism to dominate the 20th century, destroy much of our constitutional liberty, and allowed the courts to become literally an oligarchy of tyrants dictating their worldview," Dr.

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The Danger of Local Government Committees

Posted: Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

"Just exactly what is a council?  The Russian term for council is soviet.  In the Council Union (the Soviet Union), rules were laid down by local soviets, regional soviets, and the national soviet.  Notice there is no mention of a state council. "

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The Value of Test-Taking in Public Schools

Posted: Friday, September 16th, 2011

"Society has the right to set academic expectations for schools and to expect that accurate methods be used to verify student mastery of basic skills. For example: society has the right to expect students to have instant recall of multiplication facts one through ten and to expect an assessment of the student's level of mastery. In this case, please, teach to the test!"

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Bernanke's Fairy Tales

Posted: Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

"The Fed, along with the European Central Bank (ECB), has decided that since debt levels have become so intractable they must monetize a massive quantity of government bonds. Analysts at the Royal Bank of Scotland have predicted the ECB will buy €2.5 billion worth of Spanish and Italian bonds each day, which is equivalent to €600 billion a year."

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Teaching Kids How to Survive in the Forest

Posted: Monday, September 12th, 2011

"Adults and children can both use the following survival tips in they find themselves lost. The point is to teach yourself and your loved ones about basic survival skills. Without this knowledge, chances of survival diminish if you are exposed to the elements for long periods of time."

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Catching Bigger, Stronger and Faster Prey

Posted: Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

"Despite their apparent simplicity, these insubstantial creatures make their living by capturing and eating fish and crustaceans that could easily tear them apart. To accomplish this seemingly impossible task, the jellyfish trails out its long thread-like tentacles. Each tentacle can have millions of capsules loaded with tiny harpoons."

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"A Republic If You Can Keep It!"

Posted: Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

In 1787, a lady asked Constitution Convention Pennsylvania delegate Benjamin Franklin, "What form of government was created by this new constitution, a democracy or a monarchy?" Without hesitation, Franklin responded with the quote above.

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The American Poor Are Not Poor

Posted: Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

"Though to most people, 'poverty' implies material deprivation (meaning that people are homeless, hungry, or otherwise have a destitute standard of living), Rector says the reality is that the average poor American has a home that's in good repair, isn't overcrowded, and is larger than the average European's living space. The average poor family isn't hungry, either."

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Glamorizing the Grandfather of Porn

Posted: Friday, July 29th, 2011

"Given his legacy, there are few men more deserving of media scrutiny than Hugh Hefner.  And few less deserving of pandering profiles shamefully broadcast by CBS News."

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Grilling the Perfect Steak

Posted: Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

"One of the closest links between man and beast is our love for meat. But what should separate us from mere animals is the manner in which that meat is cooked. Sadly, just because you're human doesn't mean you're eating your meat any better than a beast."

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Ask the Experts: Local Businesses Flunked Website Response Challenge

Posted: Thursday, July 21st, 2011

"Everybody wants to increase business and be successful. Don't ignore potential customers by letting their feedback form inquiries go unanswered. If you're too busy, then assign this task to someone in your organization. Customer service is the key to success.  I can testify from experience, a prompt response is always appreciated when I follow up with a potential client."

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The Value of a Little at a Time

Posted: Friday, July 15th, 2011

"'A half an hour a day for five years will make you a master at anything.' Do you get this one? Probably. What it is saying is that the path to succeeding in accomplishing most things will be doing a little on a regular basis for a lengthy period of time. 

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Ask the Experts: Pros and Cons of Mobile Sites

Posted: Monday, July 11th, 2011

"There are many benefits to having a mobile site for your business. The most prominent advantage to having a mobile site is its convenience and visibility for your audience to access information. Your main website contains graphics, content and pages that may be irrelevant to the mobile user, causing it to be tedious and time consuming to browse. Mobile websites provide a user-friendly interface that is easier to navigate and displays only the content you feel is most important such as hours, specials, directions or phone numbers."

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THE GAMBLING RACKET

Posted: Monday, July 4th, 2011

"The Bible has much to say about gambling and gamblers. I am not referring primarily to the type of gambling that took place at the foot of a cross when men set up their table of chance on the hallowed ground at Calvary and threw lots for the garments of the suffering Messiah. There is another form of gambling, more insidious and dangerous. The pawns are mortal life and the immortal soul, and heaven and hell are the stakes."

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Letter to the Editor - College Education is Useful for Many

Posted: Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

"While college is truly not for everyone, a blanket statement that college is not worth it is not true. I went to college for my education degree, UW-Stout, and the courses I took helped guide me into knowing how to write curriculum for my courses as well as writing textbooks. Because of this knowledge I have written 5 books and have my own publishing company. I am sure there would be many more testimonials from graduates in colleges."

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Obnoxious Classroom Curricula

Posted: Monday, June 20th, 2011

"The lessons seem more likely to confuse the kids about who they are, and indeed, Gender Spectrum boasted that its goal is to confuse the children and make them question traditional ideas about who is a boy and who is a girl. It is not surprising that many parents were upset when they heard about the two-day course."

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Letter to the Editor - General Electric and Light Rail

Posted: Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

"Private industry uses its own dollars to invest in projects making them accountable for their own financial success. Through legislation, our government uses our tax dollars to manipulate markets and protect government-directed businesses from liability."

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Wisconsin to Cut Funding for Abortion Providers

Posted: Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

"President Obama issued an executive order that was supposedly going to fix the abortion funding problem but the order does not have the effect of law and could be reversed at any time. Opponents of the bill are angry that their loophole for subsidized abortions may be thwarted."

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The Danger of Failed Predictions

Posted: Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

"It had been many years since I last listened to Harold Camping. His deep, booming voice echoed his answers to the myriad of questions called into his radio program - Family Radio. It became obvious, though, over time that he was not sound in his answers nor the Bible, often cutting off those who posed Biblical questions he simply could not answer. The recent predictions by Camping and his billboard bizarre brought him and his thinking back into the limelight for many all across America, including myself. By now we all know Harold Camping was wrong. Jesus Christ did not return on the date Camping predicted."

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NASA's Endeavour Begins Final Mission

Posted: Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

"Following the Endeavour mission, only one flight remains for the space shuttle program: the scheduled launch of Atlantis in June. The 30-year shuttle program will then end, leaving the future of government-funded manned space flight in doubt."

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Planned Parenthood's Dark, Satanic Mills

Posted: Thursday, May 26th, 2011

"Because Congress has acted to cut off funding for the lethal machinations of Planned Parenthood in the District of Columbia, there was hope that those 28 unborn children's lives would be spared. But Planned Parenthood was ready for any eventuality.  Like Blake's "tyger," they lunged. They insistently called upon their vast money networks for help in this emergency. Soon, they could announce this with triumph:  The funds had been transferred for the terminations."

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Today's Faulty View of Love

Posted: Thursday, May 26th, 2011

"The writer is a college student, who describes going to a pharmacy one morning with his girlfriend to buy the morning-after pill.  'I paid, we went home, Sam [his girlfriend] took the pill and I'm not a father: all good,' he writes. 'But something felt off.'

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1,000 Marbles, A Little Something about Precious Time

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

"So I went to a toy store and bought every single marble they had. I ended up having to visit three toy stores to round-up 1000 marbles. I took them home and put them inside of a large, clear plastic container right here in the shack next to my gear. Every Saturday since then, I have taken one marble out and thrown it away."

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Backyard Beekeeping

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

"When Gordon got his bees, he started with just one small hive. Eventually, Gordon would have 250 hives and end up teaching bee entomology at the University of Arizona."

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Conservatives Win Big in Canada

Posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

"Harper's government has pursued policies that have kept the Canadian dollar sound and the nation's economy on solid footing."

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Ernie the Electrician Understands Social Security

Posted: Friday, May 13th, 2011

"Ernie started working in 1966 at age 21. He made $6,900 his first year, and just average wages thereafter. But he was frugal, for his parents taught him to save no matter what. So he saved every year the same amount he paid in Social Security taxes that he assumed were set aside for his retirement. In the first year it wasn't much, just $360."

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Immigration Will Bring a Democrat Future

Posted: Thursday, May 12th, 2011

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Has Bin Laden Won?

Posted: Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

"Following Sept. 11, 2001, the George W. Bush administration had no choice but to topple the Taliban and smash al Qaeda. But Mr. Bush made the greatest mistake of his presidency - one that will haunt America for years to come. After the fall of the Taliban, he embarked upon nation-building. The Muslim world was to be made safe for democracy. America was pushing a 'freedom agenda' for Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Iran, Palestine, Egypt and Lebanon."

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The Welfare State and the Selfish Society

Posted: Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

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EC County Board to Open Meeting with Moment of Reflection

Posted: Saturday, May 7th, 2011

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Liberals for Slavery

Posted: Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

"Was the Civil War just about slavery? Not according to President Abraham Lincoln, who wrote in 1862: 'My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery.'"

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Obama Leading Nation to Fiscal Disaster

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"The probability of a financial crisis increased this week after President Obama's trashing of Rep. Paul Ryan's deficit reduction plan as dragging us all back to the Dickensian days of 'Oliver Twist.'             For the savagery of Obama's attack persuaded Standard & Poor's to begin to move to downgrade U.S. sovereign debt from the triple-A rating it has held since Pearl Harbor."

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The County Sheriff: America's Last Hope

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"The very essence of tyranny is defined by the blind enforcement of stupid and unconstitutional laws. Sheriffs aren't puppets for the courts or legislatures! To go along with laws that we know, or should know are wrong; protects and serves no one."

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Medicaid not Helping Anyone

Posted: Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

"Dr. Eck points out that Medicaid attracts scoundrels by offering federally-qualified clinics $650,000 in start-up money, along with enhanced Medicaid payments and free medical malpractice coverage from the federal government. That competes with local physicians, who ironically must pay the taxes to fund them."

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Madison Tax Day Tea Party

Posted: Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

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Legalized Suicide: What the Numbers Don't Tell Us

Posted: Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

"'In fact,' said Geller, 'the published data from the DOH's 2010 report is so limited and unreliable that even some proponents of assisted suicide are troubled by the state's inability to fully guarantee that the law is being administered 'with the full safety and voluntariness its proponents promised.''"

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UWEC Guest Speaker Beyond Questionable

Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

"It was my lot in life to meet up with Barker's book - 'Losing Faith in Faith' - and material about five years ago. It was shortly after he had come to the University at that time as a guest speaker also. As a result, we prepared and did a public rebuttal of his claims and teachings. He was ask to participate, but didn't. In fairness, he had a short notice and truly may have been booked. The result of the preparation and presentation that I did personally that evening in the Schofield Auditorium in UWEC was to conclude and reveal Dan Barker is not what he appears to be. How so?"

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What Wisconsin's Judicial Election Means

Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

"First, the machine of leftism, even operating in a structurally leftist state like Wisconsin, is David Prossera paper tiger.  Unions long ruled Great Lakes states with an iron hand and a rubber truncheon.  The well-paid army of union operatives, the dull armies of whipped members, and the timidity of possible opponents has meant that unions were able to drive the economy of the industrial heartland of the world's greatest economy into poverty and despair.       This judicial election, however, dispels the notion of omnipotent unions.  Voter turnout in these elections is ordinarily light.  Joanne KloppenburgIncumbent judges seeking reelection do not have huge organizations and vast pots of campaign funds to support them.  In this race, the leftist challenger Kloppenburg had all the advantages.  She should have walked away with this race, but she did not.  Even if Kloppenburg somehow 'discovers' her own trove of uncounted votes, the left will only win the battle and lose the war."

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Diversity: A Racially Discriminatory Policy

Posted: Monday, April 11th, 2011

"While 13 percent of our population, blacks are 80 percent of professional basketball players and 65 percent of professional football players and are the highest paid players in both sports. By contrast, blacks are only 2 percent of NHL's professional ice hockey players. There is no racial diversity in basketball, football and ice hockey. They come nowhere close to 'looking like America.'"

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The Deep, Virulent Evil of the United Nations

Posted: Thursday, April 7th, 2011

"The U.N. has no authority, legal or ethical. Any legislator who votes for further funding for that perverse institution has blood on his or her hands."

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2010: Our National Fiscal Meltdown?

Posted: Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

We are at the proverbial crossroads. After two years of President Obama's reckless stewardship, this nation is in dire straits, and people are more informed and more alarmed.

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Think Like a Thief

Posted: Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

"There are more horror stories than I think most of us are aware of. The message is the same: the gold and silver bullion you possess is valuable, and will be increasingly so, so tell only one other person. And to determine if your home storage is really secure, think like a thief: how likely would someone intent on robbing you find or get to your valuables?"

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Why Can't I Boycott Public Unions?

Posted: Monday, April 4th, 2011

"We should have the freedom to support whatever candidate or political organization we want, whether it is a large, national PAC, or a politically active union.  Taxpayers should not be forced to support unions, who have consistently contributed to Democratic candidates over Republicans.  Legal challenges to the passing of the law continue.  Whether legitimate or not, forcing me to support unions is wrong."

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Where Have All the Children Gone?

Posted: Monday, April 4th, 2011

    "The fertility trends in the United States mirror global trends.  Jonathan Last pointed out that our fertility rates have been falling ever since our Founding.  From an average of over 7 children per female in  the late 18th Century to a nadir of less than 2.1 during the Great Depression, it was only the period 1945-1965 did our TFR's actually increase.  During the Baby Boom years the TFR reached a peak in 1960 (3.6 children per female).  But by 1980 our TFR sank to 1.8 . It currently stands at just over 2.0 (2.06) thanks in large part to immigration (both legal and illegal)."

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Small Town Rejects Federal Interference, Declares Food Sovereignty

Posted: Friday, April 1st, 2011

"The town ordinance codifies the way that people have been doing food business for a very long time. The direct relationship creates transparency and accountability and all the things you need to ensure a safe food system, and it's been the way things have operated. The certifications of home kitchens, the trend toward licensing and bureaucracy has really put a damper on small cottage industries and small farm businesses, and I think this is going to have the opposite effect."

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Cash is Trash?

Posted: Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

"To be sure, unlike many investors, I consider cash to actually be an asset class. To put this loathsome asset, i.e., cash, into perspective, Seth Klarman, an outstanding value investor, dissected the faulty rationale that "cash is trash" during an interview in Grant's Interest Rate Observer. To wit:"

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Two Brief Refreshing American Tales

Posted: Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

"What is so refreshingly American about Susie is her lack of an entitlement mindset. She simply works hard and does what needs to be done. Also, Susie does not appear to carry around any negative baggage; the "I'm a victim of racist America" idea."

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Republicans May Take the U.S. Senate in 2012

Posted: Friday, March 18th, 2011

 " Yet in plenty of elections, public passions have kept the saucer as hot as the tea. Look no further than the 2010 midterms, when Republicans regained Senate seats in Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, North Dakota and Wisconsin.             Next year, Democrats must defend 23 Senate seats, including two held by independents who caucus with them; Republicans, 10 -- mostly in ruby-red Southern, Midwestern and Mountain states."

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