Independence Day 2013

June 23, 2013 § Leave a comment

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Thomas Jefferson

Nothing is more important to an individual or a country than freedom. If we are not permitted to pursue life, liberty and happiness, our existence on this earth would be pointless. This is the reason why people had fought and continue to fight for freedom & justice. Independence Days around the world were the fruits of effort to free one’s country from tyranny — whether it was an abusive fatherland (Fourth of July), royal tyranny (Bastille Day) or imperialism (South Korea’s Liberation Day). Predictably, most countries in Western Europe don’t have an Independence Day because of their past history as imperialists.

For Americans, their Independence Day is celebrated annually on July 4. Check out these fun Fourth of July trivia questions. Enjoy.

 

Happy Father’s Day 2013

June 13, 2013 § Leave a comment

Image“I wasn’t anything special as a father. But I loved them and they knew it.” Sammy Davis, Jr.

While writings and quotes about mothers are abundant, interesting stuff about fathers are far and few between. People could go on and on about how great their mothers are, but then have few things to say about their fathers. There seems to be an invisible wall between dads and their children, partly because fathers historically play the role of the strict and demanding family patriarchs. In some instances, communications between the two parties are nonexistent. This needs to change and for some, this Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity.

Obama’s second term is a disaster

June 8, 2013 § Leave a comment

U.S. presidents always seem to get into a whole lot of troubles in their second term. Reagan had the Iran Contra; Clinton had the Lewinsky; Bush had the financial crisis. Obama’s second term to this point has a sample from each flavor. We have had the unanswered problem of Bengazhi, the IRS scandal, and the spying on the press and Americans. I don’t really have a problem with the NSA spying on Americans. However, I have a problem with spying without a cause. It is not economical and effective to target everyone regardless if they are a security risk. Quality is always better than quality. 

What is the next problem on the president’s plate? I believe a severe downturn in the markets in coming soon (due to the Fed’s inevitable pullback on interest rates). 

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