Monthly Archives: December 2008

Another Country Goes Into the Toilet (Again)

In 1985 Lansana Conte declared himself President of Guinea after leading a military coup.  The constitution of the country was immediately suspended and Conte vowed to end corruption.  While Conte technically restored democratic elections in Guinea, most international observers believed … Continue reading

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Recession Enhances the Real Meaning of Christmas

As an adult I’ve always appreciated Thanksgiving more than Christmas because of the commercialization that accompanies Christmas.  For Christians, Christmas represents the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ, but even for those of other religious persuasions, the reason for the … Continue reading

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Newspaper Biz in Big Trouble

Gosh, I know a company that you can buy cheap!  The company is Lee Enterprises (headquartered in Davenport, Iowa), publishers of the Winona Daily News and 52 other newspapers throughout the country.  On February 21, 2007 Lee stock closed at … Continue reading

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Auto CEO’s Drive to Washington D.C. Politicians Love it!

Three weeks ago the CEO’s of GM, Ford and Chrysler flew in their corporate jets to the Senate hearings in Washington DC.  The outrage of politicians and the media was predictable.  It costs about $8,000 to fly a corporate jet … Continue reading

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