Category Archives: Society and Culture

What Can We Learn from a 103 Year Old Woman?

Someone asked asked Evelyn, a 103 year old woman, about important career memories, and she responded: I was a teacher at the age of 14, and I taught in a one room school house. I have a lot of memories … Continue reading

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Canadians Discuss Migration to Chile

The Toronto Globe and Mail describes migration to Chile and Brazil: In the middle-class kitchens of Chile, it is women from Peru who wash the dishes. The men who pick fruit in the vast agro-estates in Chilean valleys are Bolivians. … Continue reading

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Will Walmart shoppers support “Every Day High Wages?”

This video is a riot, especially the guy at the end! Only in the socialist USA!

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The Maltese Falcon Visits San Francisco

According to Wikipedia: The Maltese Falcon built by Perini Navi in Tuzla, Turkey is a ship-rigged sailing luxury yacht, commissioned and formerly owned by American venture capitalist Tom Perkins. It is one of the largest privately owned sailing yachts in … Continue reading

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America’s Cup in San Francisco Bay

All photos below courtesy of rulenumberone2 via Flickr.

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What’s the Difference Between a Partner and a Customer?

The Motley Fool reports: Hewlett-Packard (HP) now sees Microsoft as a competitor. For years, Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft had a strong partnership — but evidently, those days are over. The widespread backlash to Windows 8, combined with Microsoft’s decision to release … Continue reading

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Is Mexico the New Land of Opportunity?

Damien Cave of the New York Times reports that Mexico is attracting migrants: Mexico, whose economic woes have pushed millions of people north, is increasingly becoming an immigrant destination. The country’s documented foreign-born population nearly doubled between 2000 and 2010, … Continue reading

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Is Mark Zuckerberg Working for the CIA?

As one of the Elite 1000 Facebook Boycotters Under 60, I’m amused by The Onion News Network video below:

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Gratitude: The Secret to Happiness

Tyler Cowen of the Marginal Revolution blog discusses the politics of envy, stealing from some people to appease others: Almost all redistributive rhetoric urges people to dwell on the negative – you or other people aren’t getting what is due. … Continue reading

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Jackie Robinson Shows How Profits Eliminate Racism

I recently read Jackie Robinson’s autobiography, I Never Had It Made, where he describes his first job after retiring from baseball, working for Bill Black of Chock Full O’Nuts. William Black, a white businessman who was the founder-owner of the … Continue reading

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