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Tuesday, 29 December 2009 22:45
Tuesday, 22 December 2009 22:03
One of the first prayers that I learned as a child ended with the statement, "If I should die before I wake, God bless mother, father, my brother, my sisters", and whoever else I loved. Today we need to pray for equality, as a unique Christmas present.
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 22:42
Wednesday, 09 December 2009 00:17
In the midst of the hard times produced by the actions of the Bush administration, the accent is on self help, in order to survive. Today we are living in an economy that doesn't produce anything. The products we buy to drive and wear are produced in other countries where the labor is cheaper. Ironically, our schools are not teaching us to save money by making or repairing our own clothes or fixing our own cars, as our parents did.
We are just surviving on loans from China and shifting paper around. Your bank is charging more and more for maintaining your money. For example, it costs $35 dollars for a bounced check at most banks, even if the check is only for $15 or $20 dollars. The service charges are out of sight you even get a charge for money maintenance. The credit card you signed up for at ten percent is now thirty percent or more and rises without a warning. The problem, of course, is that we are all addicted to credit cards and our young people are now preparing for a world that is not like it used to be. We used to pay cash as you go.
I am still excited by entrepreneurship and self help because, in the end, that is what makes the world go around. We all hear that small businesses make up a large part of the American employment picture. That means that the small mom and pop operations are very important. Even with that knowledge we don't prepare our children for self employment. They are taught to just get a job. We know that a job is a great thing but it is still just a temporary solution to a permanent problem. Look at how many are currently out of a job.
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