Joseph Branco &
Experts - The speed and ease of Internet capabilities makes
it possible to do quick research on practically any conceivable
topic from the history of World War II to Britney Spear's favorite
make-out position. This sophisticated tool is an appropriate
companion for fact-finding missions and research projects of
all kinds. However, like wandering through a library void of
clearly defined indicators between fact, fiction, non-fiction,
reference, or fantasy, the Internet resource and the information
it provides must be scrutinized with an impartial and unbiased
mind in search of the truth. - More...
Wednesday - May 18, 2005
Federal Ponzi Scheme - We have begun hearing again about
the get rich quick schemes collectively defined as Ponzi Schemes.
The basic premise of these scams is that for a miniscule investment
you will receive a great deal of money later. The problem is
that the money isn't expertly invested or creating jobs and selling
products. No, the money for the initial investors comes from
new people entering the scam. New money collected is paid to
those already in the program. The people just joining are promised
that their money will come from new "investors". This
is a pyramid scheme. - More..
Monday - April 25, 2005
Minimum Wage should be $0 - Who has the right to assign a
minimum amount of money an employer can pay an employee? The
government? By what authority? There are no provisions in the
constitution that grant the government that kind of power. It
is my contention that the concept of a "minimum wage"
should be abolished. - More...
Friday - March 11, 2005
vs. Creationism - I'll be honest, I have always disliked
science. I was much more interested in writing, history, and
music. With me, I don't really care what science can or cannot
prove about the origins of mankind. This is not to say I am an
idiot who enjoys ignorance, though it does feel good! But the
problems I see on both sides of the Evolution debate are equally
annoying. - More...
Tuesday - February 08, 2005
Heroes - America loves an underdog. A great comeback story
is entertaining to and warmly embraced by the American people.
We are all quick to congratulate those individuals who have triumphantly
returned to a life of positive personal growth and community
involvement from bouts with drugs, crime, or other downward spirals.
These rebounds are, indeed, occasions to be proud of and celebrated.
America is a country built on learning from our mistakes and
growing from our experiences, both positive and negative. - More...
Thursday - January 27, 2005
Today - If you have ever turned on MTV in the last 20 years,
you have, no doubt, seen and heard of a musical genre referred
to as Rap or Hip Hop. The genre is usually defined by distinctive
bass lines that outline the track with a great emphasis on the
spoken word, generally rhymed in various patterns across the
established beats. The concept of rapping or talking over a beat
or melody is not unique to inner-city America in the 20th century
as most give credit. In my own estimate, the true roots of the
concept can be seen even in the works of Gilbert and Sullivan,
several years before any urban American struggles manifested.
Saturday - January 15, 2005
- I love most of my well-intentioned liberal friends whose opinions,
however flawed and idealistic, stem from a genuine care for human
life and the desire to protect others. My friends and their like-minded
ilk across the country quest for fairness and equality, often
finding their solutions beyond the confines of common sense and
reality. It is through this love and respect for my bleeding-heart
brethren that I offer my own solution for their many woes. It
is time we finally give our liberal folks a chance to prove us
all wrong. - More...
Tuesday - January 11, 2005
a Tear for Our Celebrities - Isn't it horrible? A celebrity
is battling the crippling reality of anorexia. Another is boldly
standing up to the unrelenting paparazzi. Yet another has had
to deal with lactose intolerance her whole life. When other children
were enjoying Trix cereal, she had to endure different breakfast
items. She began to feel like an outcast, plummeting into depression
and considering suicide. - More...
Monday - January 03, 2005