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The product of a military family, growing up in Naples, Italy and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and being stationed in Germany for two years while in the Army, Vince spent half of his first quarter century seeing the US from outside of its own borders. That perspective, along with a French wife and two decades as a struggling entrepreneur have only fueled an appreciation for freedom and the fundamental greatness of the gifts our forefathers left us.

Posts by Vince

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A Post Obama Top 10 List For American Prosperity…

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America has a love affair with Top 10 lists. Probably the most well known is David Letterman’s “Top Ten List” that began as a throwaway skit on NBC 30 years ago and soon became a cornerstone of his program, even more so when he later moved to CBS. There’s also ESPN’s Top 10 Plays of… Read more »

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Infographic: The LFPR Mystery: When a 5.5% Unemployment Rate Isn’t Really 5.5%…

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One of the most misunderstood numbers in the economy is the Labor Force Participation Rate.  It is the 800 lb. gorilla when it comes to understanding the numbers relating to the American workforce. The infographic nearby seeks to clarify the picture somewhat, comparing today’s numbers to those if the LFPR was where it was when… Read more »

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Do Black Lives Matter? No, Apparently, Not Unless They’re Good For The Race Pimp Business.

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For the last two years the phrase “Black Lives Matter” has been a rallying cry for those who suggest black lives don’t in fact matter to whites or to the police. In seeking to make sure that no one misses the point, across the nation citizens just trying to go through their everyday lives have… Read more »

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Obama, Mohammed & ICANN – The Biggest Bad Deal No One’s Talking About

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Thankfully humans are no longer slaves to their environment. We have been able to use our creativity and ingenuity to adapt (some of) the world around us to make our lives longer, less dangerous and in many cases, more enjoyable. Throughout history there have been many inventions or innovations that have changed the world: The… Read more »

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A Simple Infographic to Understand the Choice in 2016… More Barack Obama or a Return to Reagan

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One of the most difficult games to play in politics is the notion of what might have been… How might things have been different had JFK not been shot? How might have things have been different had Al Gore won in 2000? How might things have been different had Mitt Romney or John McCain not… Read more »

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The War on Poverty – $40 Trillion Funding Failure Rather than Facebook or FUBU or Ford

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Last year the United States celebrated the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty begun by LBJ in 1964. Over that time the country has spent approximately $40 trillion on welfare and redistribution programs of one sort or another – and that number doesn’t include expenditures for Social Security or Medicare. The program started out… Read more »

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The Gaystapo and the difference between Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler…

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During an undergraduate Political Science class a few decades ago one of my professors discussed the difference between Stalin and Hitler. While both were indeed power hungry and responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of people, they were distinctly different in motivation. Stalin, he suggested, was completely focused on power. He didn’t care… Read more »

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Pies, Free Markets and the American Experiment

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I’ve often used the phrase “when I’m rich” followed by, “I’m going to do X and Y and Z”. Anyone hearing me say that could certainly be forgiven for thinking my primary motivation is to grow my bank account just for the sake of filling it up. In reality however nothing could be farther from… Read more »

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“Mr. Smith, do you still beat your wife?” and other lies the GOP must contend with in order to win in 2016

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The lies of the left drive American politics. For years we heard the “Bush Lied” mantra chanted endlessly. It didn’t matter that the claim was wrong. A lie is a very specific thing… Saying a falsehood when you know it to be wrong. Bush never did that. While in retrospect the question of Saddam’s WMDs… Read more »

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After conquering the United States, Barack Obama now seeks to become King of the World

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Last week I wrote about the possibility that validating his Nobel Prize was one of the possible options available to explain Barack Obama’s moves with Iran.  After more consideration I believe the Nobel Prize option has risen to the top.  It seems clear now what is happening.  The Nobel Prize is only the first step.  Now that… Read more »