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A stay at home mom who runs a household, manages the finances, cares for a young adult autistic son, and cooks from scratch. Traveling from Arizona to Alaska summer of 2013. Visit my blog at http://ramblinroseaz.wordpress.com/ and follow along.

Brawl in the Food Stamp Line

Tuesday, a brawl disrupted those waiting in line to receive assistance from the Department of Human Services office in Chicago. According to witnesses the fight broke out over someone taking cuts in food stamp line. Which brings one to three observations: Some receiving government assistance really do feel they are entitled and shouldn’t have to wait in lines. No matter ...

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Union Membership Plummets

It’s not your dad’s union anymore. The strength of the unions during the 50’s or 80’s is long gone. The nation’s labor unions suffered sharp declines in membership last year, led by losses among public sector workers in financially struggling states and municipalities. According to the Bureau of Labor union rates are at the lowest level since the 1930’s. Union ...

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Sen. Paul to Hillary: I’d Fire You

After numerous health delays Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finally appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Predictably Democrats offered praise and sympathy to the Secretary. Republicans asked more pointed questions. Senators from both parties took the opportunity to share the concerns of their electorate. Senator Rand Paul, reflecting the thoughts of many Americans, told Secretary Clinton that while he ...

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BBC Video: Understanding the US & Guns

The BBC link below will take you to a ten minute video created by BBC news reporter Alan Little. Perhaps the reporter heard or saw fellow Brit Piers Morgan’s continued quest in vain to understand the relationship between Americans and their guns. Certainly, Piers might learn a bit about his own culture as Little explains the difference between the independent ...

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Rich People are Evil? Not so on Downton Abbey

Are you familiar with the Masterpiece Theater PBS show Downton Abbey? This Emmy winning series has caught the attention of many, gaining in popularity with each season. For my 20-something daughter and her friends it’s become a ritual Sunday as they gather together watching each episode. Monday on Varney & Co., Stuart Varney examined the somewhat surprising viewership of this ...

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Optimizing Your Dollar: Buying Eyeglasses Online?

My last eyeglasses were driving me crazy. They just didn’t fit well on my face and I was at the shop getting them adjusted almost weekly. So no tears were shed when my husband accidentally stepped on them. Luckily, I still had my old glasses. Like many, our family has vision insurance. And like many, we have to wait a ...

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Kimmel Interviews Folks Who Already Watched Inauguration

The presidential inauguration will not take place until Monday January 21, still there are plenty of folks who are unaware of events and gullible enough to believe it already happened. It’s fun to laugh at these people but remember, they vote. PS You may also catch the misspelling of inauguration on the clip, somebody should have used Spell Check.   ...

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An Officer in Your School? Check the Odds.

The tragedy of Newtown has caused many, including both the NRA and the President, to request School Resource Officers in all schools. A similar program COPS was enacted in 2000 by President Clinton and allowed for the hiring of 600 SROs. Those officers were distributed among 289 communities. One might expect that the schools chosen for such expenditures would be ...

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NBC’s Chuck Todd: Plenty of Reason for Concern

As the administration heralds the latest unemployment numbers as proof of improvement many Americans are still unsure. Across the country residents see their income lower than in 2009. Others know there are more in poor. Families who have to live within their means worry about the continued massive government spending. And the unemployment level, after four years, a stimulus and ...

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Key Words to Attract Big Brother

When I was sick with the Swine Flu (a resistant air borne mutation), while near the Yuma border, I heard the crash of an airplane. I thought the suspicious toxic chemical cloud was the work of  Mexican cartel gangs. But instead of an attack and evacuation it was national preparedness, disaster planning by Homeland Security and SWAT. The contamination and ...

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Mark Sanford to Launch Comeback Bid

Yes, you read that right. Mark Sanford, the once rising star of South Carolina has announced  his entry in the special congressional election scheduled for April. Sanford, became a household name when, as governor, he disappeared from the state for nearly a week. On his return, it was discovered that the married governor, had left the country to visit his ...

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3D Printers & Guns

While the 3-D printers at the Consumer Electronics Show were a big hit (see 3D Printers are Here!) there is already software available to make things that, well, might cause great unhappiness in this administration. Recent events have the government representatives pushing for new bans on high capacity clips for weapons. But they might find their plans thwarted by new ...

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CES: 3D Printers Are Here!

One of the big winners at last weeks Consumer Electronic Show was the new and improved 3-D Printer. Programs are already available online to replicate objects using a plastic material. While the price range keeps this printer out of the average homeowner many are expecting it to be affordable within a few years. Sci-fi fans around the world are gleefully ...

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Melee Shuts Down MI Housing Line

Taylor Michigan: What began as an orderly line  to receive housing vouchers in Taylor, Michigan erupted into violence causing the program to be halted by officials. The initial line began Friday evening and was filled with low income, elderly, and disabled residents hoping to receive one of the 1,000 vouchers. According to reports about 6 a.m. the group was impacted ...

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