Archive for November, 2010
Senators from both major political parties are working together to alter President Barack Obama’s healthcare law.
Do you have the personality to stay alive in times of crisis? Believe it or not, psychologists have studied the personalities of those who have survived life-threatening events to see what set them apart. It turns out they all had common traits.
A recent study, led by researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Massachusetts, has found that women who have high job stress are at an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease, compared to those who have low job stress.
I read a lot of books. Not the mind-numbing drivel that most people read — the fiction love story/murder mystery/horror stuff — that, while maybe good for a diversion and enjoyment, does nothing to expand the mind, but real books, with substance, that challenge me to think or inform me about the real history of our nation, where we came from and how we got to where we are. Read this article for some Christmas list suggestions…
The U.S. dollar’s status as the world’s reserve currency, the standard currency used to pay off international debt and influence exchange rates, could be coming to an end. China and Russia announced Nov. 24 that they would cease using the dollar as their reserve currency and would instead use the ruble or yuan to settle bilateral debt.
The Second Amendment Foundation and the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC) have joined six private citizens to file a lawsuit against New Jersey officials on charges of depriving individuals of their civil rights.
North Korea bombarded Yeonpyeong Island — a small South Korean island near the two Koreas’ disputed sea border — on Nov. 23 with some 200 artillery shells, killing two South Korean marines and two civilians and injuring more than a dozen residents. The news was the latest in a series of frightening developments about the isolated communist North Korean regime.
New data compiled by the Census Bureau reports that 13.1 million immigrants, both legal and illegal, arrived in the United States in the past decade. During that period, there was an overall net decline of 1 million jobs in the nation.
The increasingly thuggish behavior by the Transportation Security Administration is part of a government plan to gain greater control over Americans by limiting their ability to travel freely.
*Benjamin Franklin on Thanksgiving. My friend Mark Skousen finished a labor of love recently when he helped a distant relative complete his autobiography. When Benjamin Franklin died in 1757, he was only halfway through writing about his life. Mark and his wife finished the job for Mark’s many-times-great-grandfather.