MONEY: 10 reasons not to use credit cards

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10. Cash helps people I want to help. The money goes to the merchant and his suppliers. When I go into my local credit union to cash a check, I’m keeping a couple of local tellers in work. Credit cards? I’m helping finance bank executives, marketing teams and call centers in India. I am sure they are all fine people, and I wish them well. But if I had to choose, and I do, I would rather help my local merchants and credit union staff.

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Interesting take on the value of using cash.

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FUN: Immortality wish


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I met a fairy today who said she would grant me one wish.

“I want to live forever,” I said.

“Sorry,” said the fairy, “I’m not allowed to grant wishes like that!”

“Fine,” I said, “then I want to die after Congress gets their heads out of their asses!”

“You crafty bastard,” said the fairy.

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(She knows my warped sense of humor. As if Congress could actually accomplish anything, like getting their head place anywhere, in the first place.)

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Categories FUN

FLASH: 31 Americans killed in crash

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Aug 6, 8:33 AM EDT

Afghan president: 31 Americans killed in crash


Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A military helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan, killing 31 U.S. special operation troops and seven Afghan commandos, the country’s president said Saturday. An American official said it was apparently shot down, in the deadliest single incident for American forces in the decade-long war.

The Taliban claimed they downed the helicopter with rocket fire while it was taking part in a raid on a house where insurgents were gathered in the province of Wardak late Friday. It said wreckage of the craft was strewn at the scene.

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Sadly. It’s time to come home. Even before this. This just is another avoidable tragedy.

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QUOTE: “… simply because it is right.”

“Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it political? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor political, nor popular – but one must take it simply because it is right.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

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