How most blogs start..

Posted November 24, 2008 by grasonb
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The Answer..

Posted November 20, 2008 by grasonb
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Hmm..  I knew it was something.

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Issues

Posted November 5, 2008 by grasonb
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I would like to consider myself an issue driven voter, and although I do not agree with most of the stances of Barack Obama, I congratulate him on his election to the United States’ Presidency. I had the privilege to meet Barack Obama during one of his campaign stops in Indiana, and I can honestly say that he is a very classy individual.

There is no doubt that an amazing step was taken to change the fabric of America, today. For the first time in our history, an African-American is the President of our country. It is comforting to know that the power of democracy still exists; that the dream of our founding fathers is still alive; and that America is still a place where anything is possible.

I am proud to live in a country where race was not an issue.

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Nick Weed… enough said.

Posted November 3, 2008 by grasonb
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Singer: Nick Weed

Song: December 1963

Artist: Four Seasons,.. until now.

Attendance: 50

Sorry the video quality is awful it was shot on my phone 🙂

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The truth about Halloween

Posted October 31, 2008 by grasonb
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Presidential Debates

Posted October 29, 2008 by grasonb
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Aren’t they all the same???

Money Money Moooonnneey

Posted October 9, 2008 by grasonb
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Money seems to be on everyone’s mind in lieu of the recent castastrophe in the financial markets. And as much as I would enjoy explaining why we’re in this state, I would much rather give you some tools to defend yourself against what’s going to be a pretty rough time for a while.

Consumerist – Absolutely amazing website that details everything from how to save more money, to exactly what certain financial terms mean.

Financial Calculator –  Do the terms Net Present Value, Perpetuity, and Indenture seem foreign to you? If so, you might want to use this calculator for savings or loans.

Finances and College – Read this article and its links.. espescially if you’re in college.

My thoughts on the current status:

Q: Is the sky falling?

A: Not the last time that I checked

Q: Will students be able to get loans for college in the next 2 years?

A: Next year, maybe. 2 years from now, probably not.

Q: How many jobs will be lost?

A: A lot

Q: Will the bailout save us?

A: Short answer = no. The long answer utimately equals no too. The bailout is an attempt to free of the credit markets to ensure that lending continues so that small businesses can continue to pay it’s fixed and variable costs (payroll, materials, etc.). Unfortunately, making tax payers pay 800 billion dollars (about $2,670 per person : ) ) will not solve the problem. The markets should fail, start over, and in the process, correct themselves.

Q: Will John McCain or Barack Obama’s plan work?

A: They have plans,.. seriously?

Q: Will we go into a great depression?

A: Probably not, but it will be pretty bad

Q: What caused all of this?

A: Among other things, Bill Clinton allowed people who shouldn’t have received loans to get loans.. in fact he mandated that some of them get loans. That coupled with a graduated repayment schedule spelled disaster for several families. The way it worked went a little something like this.. A family can only afford a $400 /month payment.. the loan repayment starts there. Then, after a year or so, their payment is bumped up to $500/month or more. This, in turn, made families, who were already on tight budgets, unable to repay the loans. Ba-da-bing ya got ya foreclosures….. now multiply that by a few million or more. Thanks for representing the repressed Bill.. I think that we will all be repressed by the time it’s over.

It’s also worthy to mention the utter greed displayed by people lending the money. The higher the risk the higher the interest rate which means the more that people have to pay. Low income families = high risk… high interest rate.. high profits for the lendors.

Q: Is a one-world currency on its way?

A: Very possibly. Several markets around the world are doing very poorly, and there is much talk about the position of the USA in the global market, and a desire to move to one currency.

Q:  Could America be different because of this?

A: Absolutely.. I think that it is already is.

Q: Are we moving toward solicialism?

A: The government is starting to own serveral large banks, not to mention the increasing role of the FED.. you tell me.

Q: Who will save us?

A: RON PAUL 08′