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The Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party Tango

If the Occupy Wall Street and Tea Party movements have one thing in common, it’s that there are a lot of pissed off people out there. The Tea Party is protesting against taxes, government spending and debt issues. The Occupy … Continue reading

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Motivate Yourself To Be Big And Bold

I’m not sure who the first motivational speakers were. Aristotle, Plato and Socrates come to mind, though it could have been Adam & Eve’s parents. Then there was Friedrich Nietzsche who said, “That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.” … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Bits On The Highway To Prosperity

Many Americans lament the loss of manufacturing jobs to China and elsewhere, fueling high U.S. unemployment and nothing for workers to do. Robert Tercek, speaking at the METal breakfast on Saturday, laid out a scenario how the loss of some … Continue reading

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Until Debt Do Us Part

  When Santa Monica Mayor Richard Bloom addressed the METal breakfast Saturday morning one thing he said made me think of the debt ceiling mess in Washington. “I just came back from the Sierras,” he said, from a retreat put on … Continue reading

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A Trip To Mars That’s Out Of This World

            Welcome to Mars! Wish you were here! Mars doesn’t seem all that inviting. Hawaii is a much nicer place. But NASA has a detailed vision about how to put people on Mars, what to do, and how … Continue reading

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Cleaning Up On The Mideast Cesspool

The lead story in the Sunday L.A. Times was on a topic I heard an expert speak about the day before – on the God-awful mess in the Middle East. The story was about panic in Saudi Arabia over “The Arab Spring” … Continue reading

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Marvel-ous Superhero Stan Lee Takes Flight

For a guy who is 88 years old Stan Lee still has super powers, just like the many comic book characters he created. In the world of comic books, Lee is a real Super Hero. At Marvel Comics he co-created Spider-Man, … Continue reading

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A Brave New Digital World Will Smack Us

If you were born before 1994, you are not one of them. Which may be a good thing. Those born in 1994 and beyond are “the Internet generation,” and they are not like you. The demarcation point was the launch … Continue reading

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The Amazing Universe of Alex Lightman

Alex Lightman is like a firefly. When his luminescent light is flitting about you see the light circling and glowing but it’s hard to see the appendages. He moves fast and never stops buzzing. He often appears at the Saturday … Continue reading

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Betting That Online Gambling Will Play Big

How much do you want to bet that online gambling will become legal across the U.S.? If you bet no, Richard “Skip” Bronson will take that bet. Bronson is chairman and co-cofounder of U.S. Digital Gaming, a company set up … Continue reading

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