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There is much talk about the government’s …

Posted on April 24, 2014 by Robert Ringer No Comments

There is much talk about the government’s latest equalizing scheme to force employers to give employees time off to spend with their families. It’s a nice thought, but just another area of life that is none of the government’s business. Spending more time with one’s family is an individual choice, and entrepreneurs and business owners, […]

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Without being consciously aware …

Posted on April 21, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (5)

Without being consciously aware of it, a large percentage of our day-to-day actions are motivated by fear. For example, you can be motivated by the fear of physical harm, the fear of losing a business deal, the fear of losing a sweetheart, or the fear of being embarrassed. While such fears may sometimes be well […]

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Pretty strange day today…

Posted on April 20, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (1)

Pretty strange day today. It’s Easter Sunday. It’s my sister’s birthday. It’s also Adolf Hitler’s 125th birthday. And it’s the 15th anniversary of the Columbine slayings. I guess all it proves is that dates don’t mean a whole lot. However, these particular coincidences underscore the fact that there is both good and bad (evil?) in […]

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Children and politicians are …

Posted on April 18, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (3)

Children and politicians are notorious for either not understanding the consequences of their actions or refusing to believe that the same actions will always result in the same consequences. (As an aside, it’s fascinating to ponder why we punish children for not heeding the consequences of their actions, yet vote for politicians who promise to […]

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Christian Stanfield, a 15-year-old …

Posted on April 17, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (1)

Christian Stanfield, a 15-year-old student at South Fayette High School in metropolitan Pittsburgh, is a bona-fide hero. Christian had been relentlessly bullied for months by two kids in his class, and finally decided to take action. Since reporting bullying incidents to school authorities never — repeat, NEVER — results in expulsion or even serious punishment […]

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As is almost always the case …

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (1)

As is almost always the case, the really important point in the Cliven Bundy standoff with the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada is being missed. The point I am referring to is that the federal government has no right to own any land in any state — period. It is preposterous on its face […]

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I’ve been a construction worker …

Posted on April 14, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (1)

I’ve been a construction worker, traveling salesman, produce-stand operator, and a whole bunch of other things that I’d rather not think about, but I know of nothing quite as painful as the self-discipline required to be a professional writer. As the late and legendary sportswriter Red Smith once put it, “There is nothing to writing. […]

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Considering that the principles …

Posted on April 11, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (7)

Considering that the principles upon which America was founded are being desecrated, ridiculed as outdated, and even outlawed, it’s remarkable how many people still appear to have no clue. They are living in the World of Oz, a place where the entertainment of the day is the sole purpose of life. These same people tend […]

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An acquaintance I hadn’t spoken …

Posted on April 9, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (3)

An acquaintance I hadn’t spoken to in a long time called me out of the blue yesterday, and, quite frankly, when I heard his voice, it made me wince. As soon as he started talking, it reminded me of why I have avoided contact with him for so long. Everything that came out of his […]

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When the Master of Distraction …

Posted on April 8, 2014 by Robert Ringer Comments (2)

When the Master of Distraction assured us that Russia is “just a regional power,” I can’t tell you how relieved I was. I immediately called off plans to build a bomb shelter in my back yard. I didn’t think the news could get any better, but the last couple of days it’s been over the […]

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