USA

So you want to help our economy…

Everywhere we look it seems that our economy, while we’re told is better than it has been, is still not as strong as it was in the past.  Granted, a lot that drives the economy is “consumer confidence” (confident consumers buy more while less confident consumers tend to spend less), very little can be done to change the public perception of the economy (as a whole).  People who are in well paid, full time employment are more likely to spend more (not just things that are needed but also luxury items) and are also able to save better for tough times that might come ahead, thus softening the blow when the economy does start to shake.

There are many little things we can do to help out our economy as well as keeping jobs in the USA.  Sadly, many people choose to go the “cheap” route which is one of the killers of our economy and job market.  Sadly, most of these do involve us spending more money but over the long run it will help our economy. Continue reading

An emerging threat from the energy sector…

The fuel and power industries have had many accidents over the past few years, from small tanker spills to ruptured oil pipelines, to even large drilling platforms exploding and then collapsing into the sea.  Many of these are not reported to the media (like the oil pipeline leak recently in Arkansas).  Yet it seems that one power generation industry has been completely ignored and yet they are responsible for the largest spills ever recorded not only in the USA but around the world!  This industry that thinks it is immune to justice is the solar power industry. Continue reading

Sprint, Softbank, Clearwire, and Dish

Full disclosure:  I work for Sprint and I am a shareholder (I would also like to keep my job!).

Some people may question the legality of posting something like this but not only is all information in this post 100% public but if investment firms and US lawmakers (all with a conflict of interest when making statements like these) can make statements on the subject, then I can, too.

There is a lot of fear-mongering going on now against the proposed Softbank buyout of Sprint.  The issue is that this is nothing more than an attempt to make a quick buck at the cost of tens of thousands of jobs and millions of customers. Continue reading

A logical approach to same sex marriages

Recently the same sex marriage debate has been heating up once again. Each time this debate pops up the voices, on both sides, get louder and louder. The battle lines are being drawn and states, cities, companies, and millions of people are all voicing their beliefs when it comes to the “gay marriage” debate.

What I’m doing is taking a logical, analytically, and factual look at the benefits as well as the disadvantages. I’ll also look at the claims that both sides make to see if they are factual, misleading, speculation, or flat out lies.

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