Capitalism destoyed the American family

I run into many people who live apart from their family and where they grew up.  Lot’s of people face the challenges of caring for their aging parents while living in another place.  Young parents don’t have family nearby to help them with childrearing.  I remember when I was young that my Aunts and Uncles … Read more

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Tipping should be banned. Here’s why.

I’ve noticed that there is a growing debate taking place in the USA about tipping.  Should tipping be banned? Tipping is is the most perverted byproduct of capitalism.  Yes, that’s right capitalism.  Why is it perverted?  The restaurant industry, for example, has created a public mandate that when you go to a restaurant you have … Read more

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US Tax Revenues

I saw a post from one of my friends the other day, talking about relief for individual taxpayers.  I found the following graph on Wikipedia which shows the percentage of tax revenues from various sources.  It’s interesting the taxes from individuals have remained relatively flat at 40% over the past 60 years.  Tax receipts from … Read more

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Debating US-China Policy

To read about the presidential candidates bashing Beijing at a Toledo, Ohio town hall meeting is political theater at it’s best.  US policies with China are exactly where the US Chamber of Commerce wants them to be. Free trade with China benefits US companies doing business there and as long as that benefit exists, nothing … Read more

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Don’t blame the 47%

I found the latest ‘gaff’ by republican candidate for president Mitt Romney so misleading that I have to write about it.  This is typical republican rhetoric making ordinary American citizens the scapegoats for the problems in America. I wonder if Mr. Romney would care to comment on the millions of dollars in agriculture subsidies that … Read more

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Is it Steak or Frankensteak?

Consumers beware.  Another warning about meat glue.  This time consumers may be being duped by restaurants who glue pieces of lesser cuts of meat together to form what looks like a filet; and then selling it as a filet.  Not only is this a deceptive practice, it may pose health concerns.  See for yourself. Watch … Read more

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Now what? – Ractopamine

It’s amazing what you can learn by reading news about what is going on in other countries.  I saw an article about the Taiwanese protesting against the importing of American meat.  At the heart of the protests is the fact that the meat (pork and beef) comes from animals that have been fed the supplement … Read more

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