Tuesday, December 13, 2011

How Much Does Someone Need to Earn to be ‘Rich’? This Recent Poll may Surprise You | TheBlaze.com

How Much Does Someone Need to Earn to be ‘Rich’? This Recent Poll may Surprise You | TheBlaze.com:

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People's perceptions of "rich" is very skewed. But perception is reality as they say.

It is important for people to factor in, as a first step however, that the no matter how much a person might have as income, the government will get about one-third of that in all taxes (Fed-State-Cty-City-Local, etc.). It is the take-home pay that is of most interest to having and maintaining a lifestyle where you live. And living in the city or major metro areas is not cheap for anyone.

Monday, December 12, 2011

The left’s smart-sounding stupid ideas—Frank J. Fleming - NYPOST.com

The left’s smart-sounding stupid ideas—Frank J. Fleming - NYPOST.com:

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Makes me wonder, If people are pretty much dumb anyway, how would they know smart if it was staring at them in the face? I don't mean everyone is dumb just enough to put a fool like Obama in the WH on the basis of his appearance at public speaking? Wow, a black man can speak without sounding like a southern Baptist preacher wailing Hallelujea's!

GoodShit › What brought the Am drone down in Iran?

GoodShit › <b>What brought the Am drone down in Iran?</B>:

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Nothing is what it seems. So with that in mind, I find this type of 'incident' a bit perplexing. Eliminating the explanations offered by the media and those providing them, I have to wonder just what is at play. Why didn't the UAV self destruct? Certainly that is possible if such sensitive technology is at stake. Or is there technology that is being provided that is meant to lead the Iranians down the rabbit hole or to plant other hidden 'friendly' capabilities?

Or maybe it is just a move in the big chess game in the geo-political landscape that aims to distract Iran's leadership and put fear into the minds of the military? Psy-ops are always at play. We may only learn how this incident fits in a couple of decades should our world still exist by then.

17-year-old wins 100k for creating cancer-killing nanoparticle | Geek.com

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Fantastic accomplishment, and amazing young person!

It would be nice to know how the Siemens Competition may have supported the work done, or was it simply a competition after-the-fact?

The article makes you think that the competition was the motivation for the accomplishment, however, I would tend to believe that a more personal motivation was at play, and the competition was the result of positive results.

In any case, Angela certainly is a star and has a bright future in research. Congratulations!