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Book Review: The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America By Thom Hartmann

Book Review: The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America By Thom Hartmann

I have a really bad habit of buying books that I never read. The one most recent exception to this failing is my most recent purchase. I discovered this book by listening to this pod cast: How “We the People” Can Take Back the Supreme Court. The above podcast touted a book that I rushed out and purchased: The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America by Thom Hartmann. Only soft cover. I can not find…

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Book review: The Party Is Over. How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted by Mike Lofgren

Book review: The Party Is Over. How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted by Mike Lofgren

Just prior to receiving my copy of The Party Is Over.  How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted by Mike Lofgren, Penguin Publishing.   I was having lunch with a friend, I will call Mike.  I asked him why the American public fails to change their view of the GOP.  Why do vast numbers of Americans still vote Republican?  He came back with what I calculate to be a very good answer.  He said that…

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Winner Take All Politics by Hacker & Pierson, a book review

Winner Take All Politics by Hacker & Pierson, a book review

Title: Winner-Take-All Politics Authors: Jacob S. Hacker & Paul Pierson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks ISBN: 978-1-4165-8870-2 List price: $15 (paperback) Following is a book review that is in progress and as such may change at any moment. How I chose this book to read: I must confess that although I buy a lot of books, I seldom find the time to read any book  more than part way through.  Not enough time and not enough sustained interest may be…

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Outliers The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell.

Outliers The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell.

My sister called me one day to tell me she was sending me a book by mail.  I got the book the very next day at around 11:30am.  I had completed three quarters of the book by the time I went to bed.  It has been years that I have had my hands on a book that read so quickly and was this compelling to read.  Before we get started with this review, I would like to flatly state that…

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Book Review: Marching Toward Hell by Michael Scheuer

Book Review: Marching Toward Hell by Michael Scheuer

Book Review: Marching Toward Hell Author: Michael Scheurer Analysis: The book is all about the history of USA  war with radical Muslim warriors. Patriotic to the core and is the author’s supreme measure for all things. Brutal exploration of the subject giving no respect to anyone in and out of power. Honest intent which is well delivered. Insightful in a host of ways especially the author’s analysis of our problems fighting this war. Compelling read because as one turns each…

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Review of Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 by Garrick Chow

Review of Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 by Garrick Chow

Review of Adobe Dreamweaver CS3 by Garrick Chow I have been working on web sites for over five years. My first training was at a state university extension class. It was a great introduction but I quickly realized that web site design would require a lot more effort, a lot more books for me to read. Over time, I was amazed at how web site development has changed and for anyone not making a good effort at keeping current; your…

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Overview of some web technology I use.

Overview of some web technology I use.

I will attempt to outline some of the devices, and methods that are used to construct my web sites, of which there are four. Also I have included some recommendations, some training aids. Please keep in mind that I am a Macintosh person. “If you want to get it done, do it on a Mac”. Thus, the advice below will refer to Macintosh solutions. Sites: There are five sites I am involved in as follows: Site 1: This blog site…

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