The freedom-producing project that has been the Western world is heading in the wrong fiscal direction, and it’s the direct result of our inability to focus on the future, and on the futures of our children. In the West, it seems that voting goes more along the lines of personal hedonism than the good of society. Government workers vote for more government pay, those on welfare vote for more welfare, companies and people who profit from the military industrial complex vote for more military spending.
My blog post is going to be short and sweet today. I just heard that the criminal tax-evader Kent Hovind was released from prison this week. Then I caught wind that Jim Duggar (of 19 Kids and Counting) was with him. My only thought is, “How fitting.” Kent Hovind’s beliefs are so nuts that I […]
I Googled “blanket training” tonight, and the 2nd result that came up was from the Duggar Family Blog. Scroll down a bit, and you will see the following tidbit about blanket training:
I have taken it for granted for my entire life that the USA is the greatest country on Earth. I suspect that most who live here have done the same. I do believe it is the greatest country on Earth, and I am thankful to live here but not for the reasons you might expect. […]
In my previous post about CEO compensation, I wrote about how inaccurate the portrayal of executive compensation actually is. Despite what you might hear about these “uber-wealthy” CEOs, the real statistics and actual evidence don’t support the claims that are often heard in the media. Today, I have some additional thoughts about this topic.
I am an empiricist. And as such, I remain skeptical of claims about any news story until I have a chance to look into the facts. I believe this is a good thing. But oh how I wish the vast majority of people with whom I debate on the topic of CEO compensation (or most […]
Many people believe they can achieve happiness through methods other than by virtuous means. We often hear that if someone would only receive something — be it fame, fortune or otherwise — that they would be happy. One case in point is celebrity life. Think about celebs like Michael Jackson. He was the “king of […]
If you haven’t read, an Indiana pizza restaurant called Memories Pizza has garnered over $840,000 in donations on the crowdfunding site gofundme. Why did this happen? When the controversial Indiana legislation, a.k.a. RFRA was passed and the owners of Memories Pizza publicly commented that they would prefer not to serve gay people in their restaurant. […]
It is an abomitation… …sayeth the Lord (Leviticus 18:22) Under the category of religious freedom, many states are considering various pieces of legislation that would make it easier for businesses and individuals to opt out of serving gay couples on religious grounds.
It’s a word I dislike, because so many people presume it means that everything should be forgotten about. But this isn’t true. That can’t happen. The human mind cannot forget great pain. It is always there, once inflicted, etched in our subconscious. If it is possible, repairing relationships when there has been a deep damage […]