When is it Okay to Steal Another’s Ideas?

The other day, I was reading through different blogs, specifically looking for information about a political theory that’s always been one of my pet projects. Because my theory has never made it into the mainstream as theories go, I’ve always followed the ideas that resonate around it, wondering if the political atmosphere of academia will ever change to where my … Read More

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The Independent Writer’s Dilemma

There’s a great article on Nathan Bransford’s site about e-book publishing. For clarification, I received this article following a link from an article by Elijah Rising’s blog (I give credit where credit is due). But what I wanted to talk about is something this article brought up as an issue for me, and it’s one that I think more writers … Read More

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The Real Reason No One Can Beat the Ipad 2: Everyone Else is a Moron

Believe it or not, this isn’t a rant against the Ipad 2, or even for it. It’s a rant against everyone who keeps trying to “beat” the Ipad with their crappy knock offs. Let me explain. The Xoom. Okay, this should be the best thing since sliced bread to beat the Ipad. It’s an Android tablet. But what’s the first … Read More

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Updating the Ole’ Website

I’ve been meaning to do it for quite some time. I’ve had my main website look like it was designed by three year olds for the longest time now. The reason was my newer Internet provider (Site5.com) provided a free tool for building a site, and when I left my old provider, I was just lazy that day and went … Read More

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Taxation Gurus Just Don’t Seem to Get It

CNN Money ran an article today from Jeanne Sahadi advocating the need to raise taxes “because the looming debt problem is just too big”. Her argument goes on to say that Republicans are misthinking the whole issue because as long as the debt remains large, the country can never go forward. Well, my response is twofold. First, we need to … Read More

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Best Buy Profit Down 16%; My Theory on Why

The Wall Street Journal reported today that Best Buy‘s net dropped 16% based on sales. I’d link to the story, but if you know anything about the Wall Street Journal, they let you read the first few lines and then want you to sign onto their site. So we’ll just take their word for it and go on from there. … Read More

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Twitter: The Technology Everyone Uses Yet So Many People Hate

Recently, I’ve gotten into the whole Twitter thing. Before that, I was strictly a blog guy who swore he would never really get into Twitter. But a few years back, I opened up a Twitter account because I’ve always been one of those “well, everyone else is doing it, so I should, too” kind of guys. Like most people who … Read More

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Finally, Pornography Will Have a Presence on the Internet

Yes, after years and years of nothing but clean, wholesome information, pictures and overt religiousness, the Internet is FINALLY going to be able to show pornography. Up until now, as we all know, there’s been a huge dearth of porn-related information on the World Wide Web, but thankfully forward-thinking individuals have figured out how to bring us smut, sex and … Read More

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This Just In! Duane’s 2011 Spending Plan Extension Has Been Approved!

  (Brucoe, the one independent member of Duane’s government. He is still undecided on the budget.)  Today, after a marathon session involving his partisan stuffed animals, Duane Gundrum has declared that he has come to an agreement to continue his spending plans for the next few weeks. Up until this time, his conservative stuffed animals, led by Scruffy the Bear, … Read More

duaneThis Just In! Duane’s 2011 Spending Plan Extension Has Been Approved!

If I Had the Job I Really Wanted

I’ve been giving this a lot of thought lately. Not sure why, but it just keeps coming up in my mind. I wonder what it would take to finally get the job I really want, rather than the job I actually have. I don’t mean I don’t like my current job. It’s okay. It’s just not really all that exciting. … Read More

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