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Default Avoided…For Now! So What’s Going On With This Market?
I'm not a broker.  I'm no financial guru.  But I can read the writing on the wall.  I try to see the forest beyond the trees.  But I'm baffled, I must say.  I thought all the urgency to raise the debt ceiling and avert a default (which is going to happen, sooner or later; sorry Timmy Geitner) was to stop this very thing from happening: wetting down what little confidence there was and bringing the
Burning The Flag Is Not Free Speech
I know the issue of flag burning sparks some pretty heated debate.  It should.  Our flag stands as a symbol of our nations independence and resilience.  For some other nations around the world, it has been a symbol of hope, for others , a symbol of fear...
Strict Rules For Congress? Why Not!
I originally published this article back in February.  Given the state of affairs in Washington and a recent poll that shows that 46% of us think all congressmen are corrupt, I thought it would be appropriate to revisit the ideas set forth...
How Will Your Life Change?
We've come a long, long way from Beaumont, 1901.  That first gusher in the state ushered in an era of change unlike anything we'd seen since the Alamo.  It was a pivotal moment where that which we knew was displaced by the promise of great wealth and expansion...