Is Cam Newton For Real?

Sep 19, 2011
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It has been a quick rise to the top for Cam Newton.  He hit rock bottom in November 2008 when he was arrested for theft of a laptop (charges were dropped after Newton completed a diversion program).  This dark day resulted in Newton transferring to Blinn College, whom he lead to the JUCO national championship.  […]

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Is Wikipedia A Reliable Source?

Sep 15, 2011
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Wikipedia has had a huge impact on the ability to quickly research a topic.  Back in the old days, people had to dust off the encyclopedia to get in depth information on a topic, and the information might be decades old.  The world wide web in general helped bring update information to the masses.  Wikipedia […]

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An Expert’s Opinion On The Value Of Gold

Sep 13, 2011
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The topic of gold investing is a divisive one. One group of people say that gold is a great way to hedge against inflation and that it is a much better than currency. Others, such as myself, feel that the gold investors are simply replacing a de jure currency with a de facto currency. Are […]

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Where Were You On September 11, 2001?

Sep 11, 2011
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I was in a meeting when the planes hit the twin towers of the World Trade Center.  I know that the meeting was related to the project that re-wrote the system I support – turning a fat client application into a thin client one.  Any details of the exact content of the meeting have long […]

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Will Amazon Reinstate California Affiliates?

Sep 09, 2011
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On Thursday, Amazon was given a one year reprieve from collecting sales tax by the state of California. During this year, Amazon will likely lobby California legislators in an attempt to make them, and other internet-based vendors, exempt from the duty of collecting sales tax. Historically, only in-state sellers have been responsible for collecting and […]

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Baseball Update

Sep 07, 2011
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It’s September already, and baseball season is winding down (unless you’re a fan of the Cubs, in which case the season has been over for a long time). This is always a bittersweet time of the year.  I love pennant races and the playoffs, but hate to see the season end.  As always, this has […]

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What’s Your Dream Job?

Sep 02, 2011
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When I was in high school, we filled out questionnaires to gauge our interests.  When the results came back, we were given handouts about which careers would be a good fit. Most people received info on a few careers.  Two of us received the entire handout, with information on dozens of different careers.  The computers had […]

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The Exchange

Aug 31, 2011
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“To our health,” exclaimed Charles. “He’s here,” announced Tiffany Belkin, as she clinked champagne glasses with her dinner companion, took a sip of the sparkling wine, and leaned toward Charles for a quick kiss. Sitting in a dark corner of the restaurant on a busy Saturday night, they were indistinguishable from a number of other […]

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Is Michael Vick Worth $100 Million?

Aug 30, 2011
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The big news in the sports world today is Michael’s Vick’s new six year, one hundred million dollar deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.  The Eagles nabbed Vick off the NFL trash heap as a reclamation project after his legal troubles involving dogfighting.  Last season, Vick set career highs with 21 touchdowns and 3018 passing yards, while tossing […]

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Guide To Guerrilla Investing

Aug 29, 2011
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[Editor’s note: turn back the clock to October 13, 2008.  In a dark corner of Blogspot, I launched the blog that would become The Soap Boxers.  This was the very first article.  As alluded to in the original title, and again in the final sentence, Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal was an inspiration for this […]

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