Unions and Republicans on the same side?

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President Obama’s administration has been hard at work defending Obamacare from the Republicans’ voracious attacks.  Defund Obamacare has been their battle cry, and many are willing to shut down the government to prevent the law from taking effect.  The administration, aided by its cronies and big media, has fought hard to cover up the shortcomings of the law, and make the republicans out to be mean, old, rich white men who don’t want to spend a dime on the common man’s well being.  But then the administration was blasted from an unexpected quarter, one it can ill afford as an enemy. Read On…

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A Bailout for the Publishing Industry?

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Most people have heard of James Patterson, or at the very least, recognize the titles of many of his books… “Along Came a Spider”, “Alex Cross, Run”, and others.  What you may not have heard is that Patterson has begun an ad campaign aimed at a bailout of the publishing and book industry.  Citing bookstore closings and the consolidation of publishers, the ads leave one to believe that the digital revolution in publishing will result in an America devoid of classics like “The Catcher in the Rye” and “The Sun Also Rises.” Read On…

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Destroying success with Crony Capitalism

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Every administration likes to brag about how many jobs it created.  This is a trend I have observed throughout my entire life.  In recent years, we have seen the politicians stretch the truth to take credit for job growth, with the pinnacle of this trend being President Obama, who takes credit for any job created during his tenure in office.  What no administration like to talk about, though, is the jobs it has destroyed. Read On…

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Time for the IRS to go

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By now, I’m sure everyone has heard about the IRS targeting scandal.  I have heard many theories as to why this targeting occurred.  Some have claimed that the Cincinnati IRS office was simply overworked, and the words “Tea Party” and “Patriot” were simply words used to filter through hundreds of 501(c) applications.  Some have suggested the IRS was trying to win favor with the Obama administration.  Still another theory is that this was ordered by the President or his advisors to try to marginalize the groups that bested the Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections. Read On…

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The Neutral Tax

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The past few weeks have been very busy writing book two in the FreedomRedux series, Birth of the Republic.  One of the issues that I had to deal with in the novel was a tax structure for the new nation.  I think we can all agree that what the United States has right now is not working.  The current system is bloated, inefficient, and a drag on the economy.  Elected representatives in Washington D.C. have consistently expanded the tax code over time in an attempt to micromanage the economy and solicit campaign donations and political favors from those receiving preferential treatment under the code. Read On…

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Why the Fiscal Cliff was the better option

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Three hours before the midnight deadline on January 1, the Senate agreed to a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. The Senate version passed two hours after the deadline, and the House of Representatives approved the deal 21 hours later. The government technically went “over the cliff,” since the final details weren’t hashed out until after the beginning of the New Year, but the changes incorporated in the deal will be backdated to January 1. Senators and Congressmen from both parties patted each other on the back and thumped their chests to say what a great job on such a grand bargain. Not surprisingly, the markets loved it, with the Dow soaring over 200 points the following day. Read On…

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Escape to Freedom Now Available!

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Great news!  Escape to Freedom, book one in the FreedomRedux series, is now available on Amazon Kindle!  The book will also be available soon in paperback form.  If you are interested in purchasing Escape to Freedom, just click the link to the right.  Here is the direct link to Amazon.

I want to say thanks to everyone who has made this book possible!

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Escape to Freedom has been sent to beta readers

Hello!  This post is going to be short and to the point.  I am happy to announce that the manuscript for Escape to Freedom is complete and is currently in the hands of my beta-readers.  Once I get the manuscripts back from the beta-readers, I will review any suggestions for improvement they have made, implement suggestions I like, and then we are off to the final round of editing from my editor.  Once that is complete, we are off to the publisher!  It will be tight, but I should have the novel on store shelves by Christmas…AWESOME!

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Unions and Republicans on the same side?

obamacare

 

President Obama’s administration has been hard at work defending Obamacare from the Republicans’ voracious attacks.  Defund Obamacare has been their battle cry, and many are willing to shut down the government to prevent the law from taking effect.  The administration, aided by its cronies and big media, has fought hard to cover up the shortcomings of the law, and make the republicans out to be mean, old, rich white men who don’t want to spend a dime on the common man’s well being.  But then the administration was blasted from an unexpected quarter, one it can ill afford as an enemy. Read On…

 

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VIDEO TUTORIAL: HOW TO ADD CHROME APPS TO UBUNTU

 

Today, we add chrome apps to the Linux desktop.

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VIDEO TUTORIAL: HOW TO SET UP UNITY DRAWERS ON UBUNTU 14.04

 

Today, we add functionality to the Unity desktop by adding drawers to the launch bar.

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VIDEO TUTORIAL: HOW TO INSTALL CONKY MANAGER IN UBUNTU

 

Looking for an easy way to add a conky to your desktop?  A new version of Conky Manager is out, and I walk through the installation and setup.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTy9KJ9ZLkc

 

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VIDEO REVIEW: MANJARO LXQT

 

In today’s video review, we look at a variant of Manjaro using the LXQt desktop environment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb5-FlEXJNU

 

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VIDEO TUTORIAL: HOW TO DUAL BOOT WINDOWS AND UBUNTU

 

I had a few requests for this video tutorial, so here it is.  How to set up a dual boot Windows/Ubuntu computer.  This method will work with nearly every Linux distribution, as well as Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP.

 

 

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