Category: Ramblings

Are Mass Shootings and Guns Really the Issue?

There was another mass shooting last week at a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs in which 3 people were killed. A so here we are again, thrust into the gun control debate by the left-wing progressive media. They make a huge deal out of the one or two “mass”…

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Why I Have a Land-line Phone Again

Years ago, I struggled with the idea of canceling my land-line phone and relying solely on my cell phone. The main reason for doing so was cost savings. The land-line phone was costing me somewhere around $40 a month after taxes and all the options. I didn’t see any reason…

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Why Do We Pay So Many Taxes?

There are many types of taxes that take many different forms depending on where you live. There are excise taxes, direct taxes, indirect taxes, federal taxes, state taxes, county taxes, and city taxes. While some do collect money for necessary services, like running the government and fixing roads, some are…

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Incredible Facts About Lockheed’s SR-71 Blackbird

Lockheed’s SR-71 is one of the most distinguished and recognizable aircraft ever built. And to the pilots who flew her, she was a joy to fly. The SR-71 went into service for the United States Air Force in 1964 and was retired from service in 1998. Built solely for reconnaissance,…

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Give a Man a Fish and …

A wise Chinese proverb says, “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime“. It’s supposed to imply that teaching a person to provide for themselves is better than having him rely upon someone else….

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Anti-Gun Supporters Consistently Use the Wrong Terms

If you’re going to debate someone on a particular topic, you better have the terminology right. In recent months, there has been a raging discussion on how best to curtail gun violence in America and both sides are pleading their case with passion and emotion. The problem is, most of…

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How Much Money do I Need to Retire?

Every time I search the internet looking for an answer to the ubiquitous question of “How much money do I need to retire?“, the answers are always just about the same; “It depends“. Yes, it does depend on many things, but very few articles give the details needed to even…

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