INTERESTING: Making a better you

30 Days to a Better Man-Day 1: Define Your Core Values

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“Values are beliefs and attitudes about the way things should be. They involve what is important to us.”

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Financial Security

Liberty for all



Peace of mind

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LIBERTY: Who runs the banks?

U.S. FDIC restricts interest rates at weak banks
Fri May 29, 2009 3:38pm BST

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WASHINGTON, May 29 (Reuters) – U.S. banks that are struggling to stay afloat will not be allowed to aggressively ratchet up interest rates to attract customer money, a top bank regulator said on Friday.

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp voted to bar a bank with insured deposits from paying interest rates that “significantly exceed” prevailing market rates if the bank is deemed not well capitalized. The new rule better defines what constitutes normal market rates, the FDIC said.

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Let’s dispose of any doubt that this is a “free market” economy!

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LIBERTY: Government Motors is a demarcation

Obama to Government Motors: ‘Let’s Roll’
by Karen De Coster

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As the Chrysler resuscitation continues and GM morphs into Government Motors, we can expect that the government will prepare to churn out its environmentally correct greenmobiles that the market has rejected over and over again. Freedom, choice, and capitalism will pay a dear price because a group of government bureaucrats, on the receiving end of political favors, will run a major sector of the US economy and foist a prescribed lifestyle upon American consumers.

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The USA of the American Revolution died during the War of Norther Aggression.

The USA was started on a road to somewhere by WW1 and WW2. The Depression gave FDR the “reason” to start it on the road to socialism.

Now, we have turned to Mussolini’s fascism. The government OWNS businesses. IT ACTUALLY owns the biggest business of the nation — the banks and car makers! By regulation, it owns in fact, the railroads, the airlines, the phone, the drug makers.

What’s left?

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INTERESTING: Hot Summer Series

DISCLAIMER: I get a “cut” if you sign up through this link!

Hot Seminar Series

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Every summer my friend Kelly McCausey hosts a Hot Summer Seminar series, this year is no exception. For eight weeks this summer, Kelly’s online seminar will feature sessions with the folks who have built successful careers from their own homes. The series will focus on occupations one can do 100% from home. Yes, I will be participating too.

I wasn’t asked to promote the Hot Summer Seminar Series but I felt it was relevant because the majority of the FWJ community does wish to earn a full time living from home. Learn how to succeed as a Virtual Assistant, Freelance Writer and Blogger, WordPress Designer, Ebay Seller, and others.

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I signed up because it sounded good. With such a low cost, it is easy to get a good ROI.


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SERVICE: Microsoft’s BING does NOT do my search correctly

My “favorite” search for my fellow alumni is:

“manhattan college” -marymount -“marymount manhattan college” -“borough of manhattan college” -marymount

which Microsoft’s BING search engine translates into:

and returns:

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What part of “” didn’t you understand?


Who test this stuff for them?

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JEOPARDY Final Strategy

A, B, & C

Depending upon the category, there are unique probabilities for each player (e.g., pA; pB; pC).

If A > 2 * B, “game over”.

If 2 * C < A – B, C is moot.

2 * B is B’s MAX score.

A needs to bet .5 of (BMAX – A)

A – ABET is C’s target.

BUT, (there is always a big butt), they should all play to tie. There’s no skin off the leader’s nose in a tie.

Then it’s up to the gods of chance?

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