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Storm of Controversy

Posted on | September 27, 2017 | No Comments


So, DirecTV is allowing people to cancel their Sunday Ticket subscriptions if they are upset about the anthem protests. Good. If people want to get their money back when the game is changed, they should be allowed that option.

I have heard people say that, because of the anthem protests, they are going to order Sunday Ticket. Great. If you like football and want to continue to watch, you should be allowed that option.

But, if you don’t care about football enough to have purchased that package to begin with and just want to “make a statement”, may I suggest something more meaningful. I mean, if you have a couple hundred dollars that you want to drop, why not drop it on a cause that will make a difference.

If you don’t care about standing for the Anthem, at least stand for something.

The NFL doesn’t need your money, but there are people who do

Texas and Florida are still dealing with the aftermath of massive hurricanes, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have been devastated by storms as well, they are in desperate need of help. That $280 could make a big difference.

Want to feel that you are figuratively sticking it to Trump? Mexico just suffered two horrific earthquakes; the death toll is heartbreaking and the rebuilding will be long and difficult. Why not donate to relief agencies there?

The NFL already got their money from broadcast contracts for years to come. Those millionaires ain’t helped by you signing up to watch a sport you didn’t give a crap about 2 weeks ago. Why not put your focus on people who could use your help – and attention.



Duped Dad Takes on OK Law

Posted on | January 19, 2017 | 3 Comments

OK Man Ordered To Pay Child Support Despite Not Being Father

Thomas said he had no reason to question it before he did, but, because he missed the deadline, the judge ordered him to pay around $500 a month in child support, plus, nearly $15,000 in back support plus interest – all for a child that is not his.

Though he knows it won’t help him, Thomas says he plans to fight the law in hopes of keeping other men from suffering the same fate.

Source: NewsOn6

Via: MRCtv



Keep In Touch

Posted on | July 18, 2016 | No Comments

Email is STILL not working (four days and counting, great job Cox ๐Ÿ˜  )

via GIPHY

If you want to reach me ’cause you know me, try: text, Facebook, Google+, Gmail, or phone. Pretty much in that order, LOL

Thanks!



The Blob

Posted on | February 20, 2016 | No Comments

Amazon has introduced a feature which allows Kindle book previews without requiring an account or the Kindle app*, so I thought I’d test it here. And why not do it with #caring?

Government has gone from being an annoying necessity to a self-replicating blob that attempts to assimilate everything it touches โ€” every role, every duty, and every responsibility, whether the Framers allocated it to the government or not.



* BTW: The Kindle app is free, so don’t know why you wouldn’t have it, but…

Christmas. Time.

Posted on | September 8, 2015 | 2 Comments

Time for Christmas

Christmas is coming.

It will be on December 25th this year, but you knew that already. You know it because Christmas is December 25th every year.

And yet, every year millions of people seem to be caught off guard. They rush around in the week prior, complaining about the crowds of people who waited so long to pick up gifts for their loved ones – oblivious to their own part in the crazed ritual of “last-minute shopping”.

The crush of bargain hunters & added stress isn’t even the worst of it, the worst of it is all those people going into debt for gifts they can’t afford – and then paying interest on that debt until the sale-priced coffee maker costs more than a trip to pick beans with Juan Valdez.

There is a simple solution: START NOW.

You don’t have to do your shopping yet, though you could. What you absolutely should do is plan your spending. Right now, this week and every week, put some money away towards your yuletide gifting. Whatever you can afford, take from your ‘main’ account and put it somewhere safe that it won’t be easily accessible.

What, you can’t afford $10 a week now? Guess what – that means you won’t be able to afford $10 a week after Christmas when that expense comes with extra, compounding interest. Plan ahead. Save yourself stress, save yourself money – get back to enjoying the Holidays.


Personal note: Even better than store-bought gifts are homemade gifts from the heart – at least to me. Or service gifts, I’d rather have someone get my oil changed or wash my car for me (something I *always* put off) than give me another candle, no matter how good it smells ๐Ÿ™‚ Odds are your loved ones would prefer something from the heart to something from the mall. In my family we make homemade ornaments for each other; even though participation has waned a bit in recent years, it is still my second favorite part of the season (after the strawberry waffles ๐Ÿ˜€ )


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If I have turned you off on Christmas shopping altogether, check out Scroogenomics…which is exactly what you would expect from a book with that title. I don’t agree with all his conclusions, but he does make some solid points


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