Category Archives: Pet peeves

Escalating Suicide Rates in the US

The shock from the statistics in yesterday’s New York Times revealing that in “2010 there were 33,687 deaths from motor vehicle crashes and 38,364 suicides,” motivates me to write today, posting here a comment I submitted to that newspaper without any control … Continue reading

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A Published Opinion Letter Today In The Miami Herald

An opinion letter appeared today in The Miami Herald, the local English language diary. It’s signed by Frank Gonzalez. It’s neither my letter nor my opinion. When I write, I sign my full name: Francisco Gonzalez-Soldevilla. For those curious to learn my own … Continue reading

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The Affordable Care Act

The legislation’s ramifications are many and they hit every investor and everyone self-employed. The law applies to all, but only those who pay taxes will be financially affected by its grasp–the growing numbers of people among us who do not … Continue reading

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Religion and Ignorance

As a citizen of this country, not of Muslim faith, I object to the persecution of Muslims as I object to the persecution of any religious faith. In our country, every religious faith is equal in every respect. Our duty … Continue reading

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A Practical Solution To The Marriage Turf Debate

In the current arguments pro and con, most who opine seem to look at the marriage issue from within the box where those wanting to regulate it placed it hundreds of years ago. It would be more logical to review the concept of … Continue reading

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Colin Powell Is Correct!

Today we wake up to The New York Times advising of Colin Powell’s weighing in on the “don’t ask don’t tell” controversy in the military and President Obama’s announced intention to revoke it. General Powell opines like the rest of … Continue reading

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Healthcare in the US

All day I’ve been involved discussing healthcare on Facebook. The heat of the moment is the revision of how we administer the cost of healthcare in this country and the plans we have in store; either the government will expand Medicare to … Continue reading

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It takes a majority of Congress to pass a bill

HR 645 If you double click on the hyperlink above, you will be able to read and understand why the blogs are boiling with a bill presented by Alcee L. Hastings, Democratic member of the US House of Representatives for … Continue reading

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Caveat emptor

 For many years some of us sat in front of commercial television channels that reported business news as we worked the phones, drafted correspondence or sat down with clients. The background chatter was part of our unconscious. We absorbed the … Continue reading

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