Archive for the ‘Private Sector’ Category

Economic Changes for the USA

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 by Middle Blue

We made it to the moon. It is time to focus on our economic future with the same determination, national funding and drive so that our children, and their children, have jobs.

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Possible Breakthrough: Is Our Gehrig Jersey Odyssey No Longer Half Baked?

Saturday, March 19th, 2011 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Next to “plastics” the most famous line in The Graduate might have been where Benjamin announced to his father that he was going to marry Elaine Robinson. nike air max 90 soldes Mr. Braddock firsts proposes congratulating the Robinsons (who Benjamin says haven’t been told), then Elaine (ditto) and finally asks: “When [...]

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The Winner: “Opting out” of Yellow Pages delivery

Thursday, April 29th, 2010 by Al Lewis (alewis)

People should be allowed to post Ghostbusters-type stickers (walking fingers with clash through them) to prohibit yellow pages companies from leaving their books on your doorstep.

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Production Mutual Funds

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 by Fred Collopy (FredCollopy)

In choosing to invest in a balanced portfolio of stocks most investors are electing to invest their available capital in the wealth potential of our (or the global) economy. In fact, many of us have inadvertently placed up to 40% of our funds into situations that have little to do with wealth creation and more [...]

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Reducing Private debt while promoting home ownership.

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009 by Carlos Diaz (cradiaz)

Government sanctioned home ownership, while encouraging paying off mortgages.

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Fundraising to fight ALS through Lou Gehrig #4 jersey sales

Thursday, January 15th, 2009 by Sandy

The author is my sister-in-law (I am widowed; she is talking about her late sister, my wife). She proposes that the Yankees sell Lou Gehrig’s #4 jerseys with proceeds going to ALS. When I saw that idea, I thought, the team must already be doing that, but no. They sell those jerseys the same way they sell their others. I recommend reading this posting to learn much more than you knew about Gehrig and his ALS, and then bombarding the Yankees with requests that they do exactly that. I can’t imagine they’ve made a conscious decision not to do this. I just think no one has suggested it to them.

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Behind The Green Door: How to make hotel rooms less expensive

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Why don’t hotels have no-frills “green rooms” ? Here’s how it would work. First, instead of those little disposable bottles of shampoo and conditioner and body lotion (who the hell even uses the body lotion?), they’d have a dispenser. Second, if you want changes of sheets and towels you’d pay extra. In fact, maid serivce [...]

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Watching how Bryant and the other receivers performed made me think about a former Cowboy receiver

Sunday, November 30th, 2008 by Al Lewis (alewis)

Michael Irvin. Because of his various legal issues, along with his often outspoken personality, Irvin is regarded as one of the most controversial players in Cowboys history. However, that’s not what this article is about.
Today we’re going to talk about how to choose the correct derailleur for your type of riding on your mountain [...]

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Don’t outlaw scalping. Obsolete It. Teams should scalp their own tickets.

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008 by Al Lewis (alewis)

The title says it all. It is legal in most states to resell tickets, but why is it even necessary? Why don’t venues (teams, concerts etc.) do it themselves, like the airlines do? The extra money that they would make by selling tickets above face value for those who don’t want to buy way in advance or stand in line (”convenience pricing”) could go to charities if the teams don’t want bad PR. Better to charity than to a bunch of middlepeople and scalpers.

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