Prepare to vote
(Science, Society)
by J. B. Cannon (02 February 2012 16:35:13)

Happy New Year! I plan on doing a weekly post here. We''re now fully into the election year -- just 11 months until we go to the polls. If you haven''t been doing it all along, please start studying the issues so, come November, you can intelligently cast your ballot. And if you''re someone who hasn''t diligently voting in every election, add that to your New Year''s Resolutions. Our nation doesn''t ask that much of us as citizens (short of paying taxes). It''s the least you can do.
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Separation of church and state
(Law, Society)
by J. B. Cannon (02 February 2012 15:17:23)

Christmas is fast approaching, and once again we''re hearing the argument over whether it''s a Christmas tree or a holiday tree. Those in the holiday tree camp try to point to the First Amendment to support their case. Unfortunately for them, it does just the opposite.
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Obamacare
(Government, Health, Law, Politics)
by J. B. Cannon (02 February 2012 15:09:29)

Even though it hasn''t been fully enacted yet, we''re already feeling the early fallout from this disaster of a law. Insurance premiums have already risen, thanks to parts of the law already being enforced. For instance, insurance plans must now extend their dependent coverage to children up to the age of 26, well into adulthood. There have also been some preventive care measures that must now be fully covered by all plans. It''s only going to get worse, people, as other parts of the law take effect.
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Occupy Wall Street
(Society)
by J. B. Cannon (01 February 2012 15:05:48)

I''ve held my tongue regarding the Occupy Wall Street protests that are occurring across the country, but it''s getting ridiculous. First, no, you are not the 99%. Why? Because you certainly don''t represent me and I''m clearly not in the 1% (see my last post). Demonizing the wealthy is never the answer. Have some Wall Street companies done shady or dirty deals? Probably, but that''s not a reason to damage a bunch of small businesses with your protests. There are restaurants and other small businesses suffering because the protestors are chasing away customers. Make your point and go home, people.
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Fast and Furious
(Government, Guns/Gun Control, Politics)
by J. B. Cannon (31 January 2012 15:02:05)

It used to be if someone mentioned "Fast and Furious", you thought of a movie with fast cars and some hot looking, macho guys. Not any more. Thanks to the ATF and our Justice Department, "Fast and Furious" now calls to mind the tragic death of a US Border Patrol agent, perhaps countless other deaths, and a whole bunch of weapons in the hands of some very dangerous people.
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