Anyone who says you can get rich through gambling is a fool or a knave. Multiply the size of the prize by your chance of winning it and you’ll always get a number far lower than what you put into the pot. The only sure winners are the organizers – casino owners, state lotteries, and con artists of all kinds.
Luxury retailers are smiling. So are the owners of high-end restaurants, sellers of upscale cars, vacation planners, financial advisors, and personal coaches. For them and their customers and clients the recession is over. The recovery is now full speed.
Since Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia clearly isn’t going to take the time to actually read the health care reform law before he decides whether or not it’s constitutional, maybe he and a couple of his buddies on the High Court can catch a screening of “The Hunger Games”, the movie about children battling each other to the death in a futuristic America, renamed Panem.
The box office success of The Lorax, with an environmental message delivered by a hairy orange tree advocate, has renewed interest in the classic 1971 Dr. Seuss book of the same name.
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month, and I would like to take a moment to sincerely thank all of our volunteers with the Northern New Jersey Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the national organization creating hope in a comprehensive way through research, patient support, community outreach and advocacy for a cure for all their hard work and support.
As the Supreme Court shows every sign of throwing out “Obamacare” and leaving 30 million Americans without health insurance, another drama is being played out in the quiet corridors of the Federal Reserve system that may affect even more of us.
I feel that I am fairly versed in the English language. There are rare occasions when I’m not sure of the meaning of a word and my love of reading has been a lot of help. That’s when the dictionary comes off the bookshelf. It doesn’t occur often, but one day recently, that’s what happened. The word is “truncate,” meaning “to cut off a part of,” and let me tell you, it’s definitely a new one for me.
In the small town of Bluffdale, Utah, not far from bustling Salt Lake City, the federal government is quietly erecting what will be the crown jewel of its surveillance empire. Rising up out of the desert landscape, the Utah Data Center (UDC)—a $2 billion behemoth designed to house a network of computers, satellites, and phone lines that stretches across the world—is intended to serve as the central hub of the National Security Agency’s vast spying infrastructure.
Some say we can’t protect the environment without killing jobs and harming the economy, but this a false choice. Not only can smart environmental protection improve health and save lives, but it also can add jobs right away and give us an economy built to last.
I like Obamacare. I’m proud of it — and you should be, too.
Here’s why: Because it works.