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Google is to High School Band as Facebook is to High School Football.
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So, here's the deal..or should I say New Deal. Roosevelt was president during the greatest peace-time tax increase in 1935. It was yet another attempt to generate revenue (Google "Revenuers" for some fun) for the Federal Government. In the 1930's taxation finally stuck around, and profited the Government, by demonizing the rich. Today... you have those 99% folks mimicking the same chant Uncle Sam taught the citizenry nearly 100 years ago. Your Uncle Sam (a.k.a. U.S.) will play this same song every year until YOU become the 1%. Those who can find the will and way to avoid taxes are doing us all a favor. Taxation feeds a system of absolute power that leads to absolute corruption. As VP Biden said, I pay my "fair share" of taxes. But, the more I earn, the more I pay, which motivates me to find alternatives to paying taxes.
 
He said this during the debate.
He is 100% correct, federal income tax has become theft!
I hate it when people steal from me as well!
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I vote for both Clinton and Trump to be the first humans on Mars.
SpaceX test fires Raptor Mars rocket - just ahead of Elon Musk's speech on how he's going to get us there.
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One of my kids, a middle schooler, told me last night that, "normal humans" go to bed at 9. She is the first one to wake in the morning because her bus arrives at 6:45 to take her to school. I understand her need to get to bed.

I was one of those kids who always went to bed at 9 and woke up at 5. But as an adult my sleep habits changed. There has always been a certain guilt associated with being abnormal; staying up late or sleeping in seemed rebellious.

My child is more than normal, but she is trying to fit into the normal mode of "normal humans". Such is life in Squaresville, USA, where fitting in a square box is a measure of success. I'm sure that sort of conflict, between fitting in and being comfortable with yourself, is frustrating.

So, it hit me. I noticed my creativity and "spark" has disappeared the past few years. I attributed it to age and the doldrum of being a responsible parent. But Bailey's comments and mood have convinced me there is something else at play. Sure, teenage angst and puberty are factors. I'm no spring chicken, but I think Squaresville is affecting me too.

So, with that in mind I found this nifty article about other creative people facing the same dilemma. The author claims a 9 to 5 mentality is partly to blame. I also think the environment, the sort of folks, businesses, and entertainment around us affects creativity. Regardless,Middle school is definitely a downer.
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I'm driving the Hermitage Golf Course van for the third year in a row for Dollar General Literacy Foundation Golf Classic at the Presidents and General's course at Hermitage.
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This article hits the nail on the head. We are enrolled in Dave Ramsey's "Financial Peace" seminar. I haven't attended it yet, but I hope he doesn't ask us to track Debt as a Household expense. This article sums up the math behind debt, and the logical reason it shouldn't be tracked in a household budget as an Expense. For what it's worth, I have a separate category called "Debt" and "Savings" under which I record transfers from my checking (asset) account into those external accounts, just for reporting purposes. However, Savings and Loan repayment is NOT an expense!
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Proper handshaking is a lost art. I'm glad Switzerland upholds this tradition, regardless of those who wish to tear down their culture.However, I recommend a high-fives every once-in-a-while.
Two Muslim teenage boys said shaking a female teacher’s hand violates their religion.
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Handshaking is not an art. The right-wing will come up with the most ridiculous nonsense to demonize Muslims. 
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If we all came from the same place, why the hell are we killing each other?
Indigenous Australians are the oldest living civilization on the planet, according to their DNA.
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What are some of the signs of being burned out of your job.

The Mayo Clinic Web site suggests answering the following questions, quoted below:

Have you become cynical or critical at work?
Do you drag yourself to work and have trouble getting started once you arrive?
Have you become irritable or impatient with co-workers, customers or clients?
Do you lack the energy to be consistently productive?
Do you lack satisfaction from your achievements?
Do you feel disillusioned about your job?
Are you using food, drugs or alcohol to feel better or to simply not feel?
Have your sleep habits or appetite changed?
Are you troubled by unexplained headaches, backaches or other physical complaints?
Burnout is real. Are you affected?
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Ahoy mates! It's TLAPD 2017. Arrrrggggh!
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Watching "The Band Perry" at the Wild Horse Saloon during the Dollar General Literacy Foundation 23rd annual Golf Classic kickoff. #dollargeneral #literacy #thebandperry
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When I saw Digimarc demonstrate their new invisible barcodes last year at the GS1 summit in Austin, TX, I was amazed. This is the future folks. Imagine, no longer hunting for that barcode on your package. Scanning your groceries and goods will be much faster, and easier to automate. #retail 
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