Category: Ramblings

Is the DOW a Good Measure of Stock Market Health?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW) is nothing more than an index of carefully picked stocks whose relevancy as to how well the stock market and economy are doing is misleading. Perhaps decades ago, it was a useful tool since it was comprised of the major industrial companies within the…

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SVT or Anxiety: My Racing Heart.

To all my fellow anxiety sufferers, a racing heart is just part of the package deal. And as annoying as it is, it’s always controllable by relaxing and distraction. At least in my case. I don’t take medication, because it’s not that bad. Yeah, I know. It’s incredibly annoying when…

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Obama Wins Reelection – United We Stand, Divided We Fall

It’s clear to me — as it should be to everyone else — that the majority in this country are more socially liberal and secular than they used to be. We’ve now shifted to a slightly left of center position. Homosexuality is no longer taboo and is becoming more accepted,…

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Benghazi Consulate Attacked Because of YouTube Video?

Ever been stuck on a problem for hours, or maybe days, and then all of a sudden the solution just pops into your mind? And without having to think too hard about it, you know it’s right, or at least really darn close? I had one of those moments when…

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Why Gun Laws Don’t Work!

Let me begin this post by saying how despicable the Aurora shooting was and that I was not going to post anything on the subject until I felt it was reasonable to do so. It’s not reasonable to do so now, but the passive-aggressive in me has worn thin and…

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Why Do People Get Kanji Kanatana Tattoos?

I woke up this morning wondering again why Americans get Japanese lettering/words tattooed on their calves, necks, arms, backs or any other body part. This seems a bit odd to me considering we live in America where virtually no one speaks, let alone reads, either language. Don’t people get tattoos…

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CISPA Destroys Privacy and Shares Data with Government

Remember SOPA and PIPA, the two legislative Bills out of Washington aimed at combating online piracy, both of which failed passage? Both were highly criticized by online giants such as Wikipedia and Google, so much so, that Wikipedia shutdown its website for a day out of protest. Well, the government…

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