Baking the Socialist Pie

Recently, an older gentlemen asked me to give him insight into the mystery of the millennial generation supporting a Socialist like Bernie Sanders. “Why would anyone do that?” he asked, “Don’t they know their history?” I believe the groundswell of support for Bernie Sanders (accepting his own party’s leadership) is due in part to ignorance of history and economics.

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Why Smart People Listen to Their Momma

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A few years ago it would be unheard of to see a young person knock out an elderly man and unthinkable that they would punch older lady. But security cameras are catching these thugs doing just that. A few years ago, when a police officer told you to stop doing what you were doing and put your hands in the air, you did just that. (At least I did.)

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Seven Ways to Get A’s for Slow Learners

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I’m a slow learner. I struggle with focus. I was tested for learning issues at a young age. After four decades in the education system in some form or fashion, I learned how to get A’s. It wasn’t always that way. I failed a number of classes in high-school. I even failed gym class.

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You Mad, Bro? The Key to Dealing with Anger

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 I’ve recently run across more and more angry people. People that on the outside you wouldn’t think struggle with it. Our society is trying deal with an increasing level of domestic violence.  I have a history of anger that kind of ambushed me. There were times when I would be going along just fine and then BAM! Someone would do or say something that would trigger an angry outburst.  After I settled down I asked myself, “Where did that come from?” Years later, I’ve learned where it came from and how to deal with it so it doesn’t control my life and motivate me to do things I will regret later. Here’s what I’ve learned.

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The Politics of Income Inequality

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Income inequality has become one of the big issues of our time. However, our national and local leaders promise help, but what they’re preaching is not helping anyone. Politicians promise “job growth” and “income growth” but government is not a job creator. The governments’ role is to keep the peace and punish lawbreakers. When a government official promises you “better jobs,” or “higher wages” they are lying to you. Governments don’t create wealth. They only redistribute wealth that others have created.

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A Golden Nugget of Information I Wish I had at 13 That No One is Telling You.

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At thirteen I had my own lawn mowing business. My mother worked as a beautician (what we call “stylist” today), she served an older clientele and I received the spoils of their need to have their lawn mowed. I made good money for a teenager at that time but I made a lasting mistake because no one in my life told me what I am going to tell you today.

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A Procrastinators Guide to Setting and Achieving Goals in 2015

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I was a born procrastinator.  I am not wired as an “alpha type A go get ‘em type.”  In school, my grades reflected my laziness.  I have been on academic probation at two universities.  However, when I began walking with God, He gave me direction and purpose.  This translated into actions my day to day life.

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The Hidden Factor of Success That No One is Telling You

I Say Stop!

I recently met with twenty-two-year-old Jordan to coach him in some life decisions. He had found himself in a pit through the accumulation of his decisions over the last five years of his life.  Jordan is a healthy, bright, talented, and hard-working young man.

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Why Voting Matters

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I recently had some great conversations with a few young adults.  The conversation turned to the requirement in high school to take government class.  They seemed to think the class was a waste of their time.  They also recently turned 18 and I reminded them that they get the privilege to vote.  They had neither registered nor planned to.

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Why Voting Matters

Handgun over USA flag - studio shoot

I recently had some great conversations with a few young adults.  The conversation turned to the requirement in high school to take government class.  They seemed to think the class was a waste of their time.  They also recently turned 18 and I reminded them that they get the privilege to vote.  They had neither registered nor planned to.

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