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Freezing your debt

Friends and family often offer their financial advice freely. Although they are not professional financial advisors, their advice is often based on experience in the investment world, and they have learned lessons from bad investments and good investments. It is good to take their advice to learn about investing, but if you are looking for ...

Tips for Beggars 2

I’m not a professional beggar, but I think I can do a better job than most bums that I encounter asking for money. Sometimes if I’m short on change, I will ask somebody if they can spare a dollar or two. People are very forthcoming with money if their impression of you is that you’re ...

Iraq election over, Iran next?

Isn’t US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice such a sweetheart? She is warmly sending out her heartfelt sympathy to the Iranian people. “The Iranian people should have a chance to determine their own future”. “They should be no different from the Palestinians or Iraqis or other peoples around the world.” I really think she is ...

The Dutch Oven 4

The term “Dutch Oven” is a term that makes me laugh hysterically when I hear it. Here is the meaning of the “Dutch Oven” courtesy of Wikipedia.org (Note the secondary meaning): A Dutch oven is a large metal cooking pot with a lid used for cooking special recipes. Dutch ovens can be used without an ...

Cop investigates his own crime 2

A Swedish police officer who robbed a bank and returned to the crime scene an hour later to investigate the robbery has pleaded guilty to the crime. He told reporters at the time that the police had no clues. Read the full story here When he took the whole police department out to a strip ...

You wanna fight a Pork Chop? 8

Friday night brought my buddy Mark and I an interesting encounter with a very aggressive yet entertaining Portuguese individual. He walked up to us and asked us if we’d like to buy some ‘crack’. So Mark’s ‘tongue in cheek’ reply was “No thanks, I heard crack stunts your growth”. Seeing that the ‘crack dude’ wasn’t ...

CIA Report predicts declining US dominance 2

The “National Intelligence Council“, (a center of strategic thinking within the US Government CIA) has released a report that predicts that US Global dominance could end by 2020. The report suggests the possibilities of the EU becoming a superpower, the likely emergence of China and India, as well as others, as new major global players, ...

Iraq election valid?

In the current state of violence in Iraq, will the elections being held Sunday prove to be valid? A US General has said the lack of security could deter many voters in four of Iraq’s 18 provinces that hold nearly a quarter of its population. The security state of Iraq is far worse than the ...

Man plans to end his life this evening 1

78-year-old Marcel Tremblay plans to attend his own wake this evening with 50 friends and relatives in Ottawa before committing suicide. He suffers from a number of health problems, including idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a lung condition that leaves him unable to breathe properly. He believes that he will eventually die from not being able to ...

Drawing of me! 1

Here is an artist’s rendition of me. It was drawn by a fellow blogger “Godsmack”. Click here to view her site.  Do you think it looks more like me or Michael Jackson?