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  • An Inspirational Story about Life - "The Man and the Butterfly"

    10/18/2016 11:27:34 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 7 replies
    The butterfly story. A man found a cocoon.
  • The Relative Value of $100 Changes by State—This Map Shows What a Benjamin Is Worth Where You Are

    02/07/2015 9:05:22 AM PST · by Baynative · 78 replies
    IJ Review ^ | Feb 6, 2015 | Joseph Perticone
    A newly released map from the Tax Foundation shows the relative value of $100 varies, depending on the state in which you’re looking to spend money
  • Didja Ever Google the Term 'Tilt'?

    01/06/2014 9:38:25 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 30 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Try it! And did you know one can set-up their Google home page in Klingon...? Or that the company's two founders tried to sell Google for a mere $750,000 in 1999? Excite (today minor search player 'Ask') actually said 'pass'... today's Google's worth $200 BILLION... More Google fun facts -here-
  • Americans Saw Wealth Plummet 40 Percent From 2007 to 2010, Federal Reserve Says

    06/12/2012 5:30:11 AM PDT · by lbryce · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 11, 2012 | Ylan Q. Mui
    The recent recession wiped out nearly two decades of Americans’ wealth, according to government data released Monday, with ­middle-class families bearing the brunt of the decline. The Federal Reserve said the median net worth of families plunged by 39 percent in just three years, from $126,400 in 2007 to $77,300 in 2010. That puts Americans roughly on par with where they were in 1992. The data represent one of the most detailed looks at how the economic downturn altered the landscape of family finance. Over a span of three years, Americans watched progress that took almost a generation to accumulate...
  • Viability for Me, but Not for Thee

    02/12/2012 12:43:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 12, 2012 | Keith Riler
    ... According to her mother,Amelia was denied a life-saving transplant because she was "considered mentally retarded." The statements attributable to her denying doctor are explicit and, if true, leave no doubt that the girl'slife was discounted because she has a neurological syndrome. The hospital is wisely reconsidering, but... Thirty-ninepercent of programs stated that they "rarely" or "never" considerNDD[neurodevelopmental delays] in their decisions, whereas 43percent of programs "always" or "usually" do. [SNIP] PeterSinger,...has argued..."[W]e should not see all human lives as of equal worth but recognise that some are more valuable than others. Such judgments should be made on the basis...
  • How Much Is A Homemaker Worth? We Ran the Numbers for You.

    01/30/2012 1:58:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Investopedia ^ | 01/17./2012 | Porsche Moran
    The life of a homemaker is one that includes an endless amount of demands and to-dos. Depending on the size of the home and family, the position of homemaker can go well beyond the usual nine to five. We examined some of the tasks that a homemaker might do to find out how much his or her services would net as individual professional careers. We only take into consideration tasks which have monetary values and use the lowest value for each calculation. Private Chef Meal preparation is one of the major tasks of most homemakers. From breakfast to dinner, there...
  • Members of Congress' Net Worth Rose 25 Percent (past two years) Despite Economy

    12/28/2011 1:52:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/28/11 | Amanda Winkler
    Members of Congress' Net Worth Rose 25 Percent Despite EconomyBy Amanda Winkler | Christian Post Reporter Wed, Dec. 28 2011 11:36 AM EDT Financial reports from congressional members have recently revealed that members of Congress are more similar to the wealthy one percent than they are to the 99 percent that the Occupy Wall Street movement represents. National Public Radio reported back in November that Congress’ net-worth had risen 25 percent over the past two years despite the recession of 2008. Compared that to the 8 percent drop the average American’s net worth saw over the past 6 years, according...
  • IS COLLEGE WORTH IT? 57% Of Americans Say Nope (Yet they go into debt and enroll anyway)

    05/16/2011 12:58:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/16/2011 | Leah Goldman
    The majority of Americans think that college is not worth it. 57% of the general public thinks the U.S. higher education system fails when it comes to providing students with good value for their money, according to a new Pew Research Center study. The report is based on a telephone survey of 2,142 American adults ages 18 and over, and an online survey of 1,055 college presidents. However, adults who did not earn a bachelor's degree feel as though they would be making $20,000 more per year if they had gone to college. This estimate matches the Census report's annual...
  • What's Your College Degree Worth ?

    07/10/2010 11:49:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    BusinessWeek ^ | 07/09/2010
    For students and their parents, it's an important question and one that has been devilishly difficult to answer—until now. PayScale, which collects pay information from individuals using its online pay comparison tools, dug into its trove of 1.4 million reports on U.S. college graduates for Bloomberg/BusinessWeek. CLICK ON ABOVE LINK FOR TABLE OF COLLEGES AND WHAT GRADUATES ARE WORTH AFTER GRADUATION.
  • Americans' net worth up for 3rd straight quarter

    03/11/2010 10:53:26 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 331+ views
    breitbart ^ | 3/11/10 | JEANNINE AVERSA and DAVE CARPENTER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans regained more of their shrunken wealth last quarter, mainly because the healing economy boosted stock portfolios. But the gain was less than in the previous two quarters. The Federal Reserve reported Thursday that household net worth rose 1.3 percent in the fourth quarter to $54.2 trillion. It marked the third straight quarter of gains. Net worth had risen by a stronger 4.5 percent in the second quarter of 2009 and by an even faster 5.5 percent in the third quarter.
  • Jackson may be 'worth more dead than alive'

    06/26/2009 4:01:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 934+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/26/09 | Ryan Nakashima and Michael Liedtke - ap
    LOS ANGELES – Michael Jackson spent the last years of his life buried in debt. But the King of Pop's death is likely to yield a financial bonanza more lucrative than any comeback tour ever could, as fans snap up his music and memorabilia ... "Quite frankly, he may be worth more dead than alive," said Jerry Reisman, general counsel for the Hit Factory, a recording studio where Jackson produced his best-selling album "Thriller." Jackson's death at age 50 leaves a multitude of questions about a financial empire that included his own music, as well a 50 percent stake in...
  • Shop Class as Soulcraft

    05/20/2009 8:24:28 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 19 replies · 1,038+ views
    The New Atlantis ^ | Summer 2006 | Matthew B. Crawford
    CURRENT ISSUEARCHIVESUBSCRIBER SERVICES ABOUT BROWSE BY: TOPIC | AUTHOR Shop Class as Soulcraft  Matthew B. Crawford This essay has been expanded into a book, to be released by Penguin on May 28, 2009. Anyone in the market for a good used machine tool should talk to Noel Dempsey, a dealer in Richmond, Virginia. Noel’s bustling warehouse is full of metal lathes, milling machines, and table saws, and it turns out that most of it is from schools. EBay is awash in such equipment, also from schools. It appears shop class is becoming a thing of the past, as educators...
  • Madoffs were worth more than $823M, documents show

    03/13/2009 6:02:38 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 880+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/12/09 | Larry Neumeister - ap
    NEW YORK – Bernard Madoff and his wife had $823 million in assets at the end of last year, including $22 million in properties stretching from New York to the French Riviera, a $7 million yacht and a $2.2 million boat named "Bull," according to a document his lawyers filed Friday. The document, prepared for the Securities and Exchange Commission at the end of last year, was contained in papers filed with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in an effort to get Madoff freed on bail. Among the couple's assets: a $12 million half share in a plane,...
  • Prof. Walter Williams: Is College Worth It ?

    08/27/2008 6:20:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies · 717+ views
    Townhall ^ | August 27,2008 | Walter Williams
    As parents pack their youngsters off to college, they might ask themselves whether it's worth both the money they will spend and their children's time. Dr. Marty Nemko has researched that question in an article aptly titled "America's Most Over-rated Product: Higher Education (www.martynemko.com/articles/americas-most-overrated-product-higher-education_id1539)." The U.S. Department of Education statistics show that 76 out of 100 students who graduate in the bottom 40 percent of their high school class do not graduate from college, even if they spend eight and a half years in college. That's even with colleges having dumbed down classes to accommodate such students. Only 23 percent...
  • Bush says Iraq war was worth it

    03/18/2008 5:35:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 418+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/18/08 | Terence Hunt - ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush says he has no doubts about launching the unpopular war in Iraq despite the "high cost in lives and treasure," arguing that retreat now would embolden Iran and provide al-Qaida with money for weapons of mass destruction to attack the United States. Bush is to mark the fifth anniveresary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq on Wednesday with a speech at the Pentagon. Excerpts of his address were released Tuesday night by the White House. At least 3,990 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the war in 2003. It has cost...
  • Is College Worth the Cost ? Part 2

    09/12/2007 8:15:39 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 38 replies · 1,137+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 09/12/2007 | Anya Kamenetz
    This is a continuation of the article posted here ---------------------------------------------------- Isn't a master's degree the new bachelor's?" I hear this all the time when I visit college campuses. In some ways, the answer is yes. The number of master's degrees conferred is expected to rise 30 percent over the next 10 years, and 40 percent of college graduates will enroll in a graduate program within a decade after college. But does graduate school pay off? I'll unabashedly ignore the value to humanity of pure research and the liberal arts in answering this question, and focus instead on the hard economics...
  • Is the Ivy League "Worth It"? (Why the big deal about Ivy League Colleges ?)

    07/16/2007 8:27:25 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 49 replies · 1,574+ views
    Encarta ^ | 07/12/2007 | Donald Asher
    Right now, all over the country, high school students and their parents are scheming to get into the Ivy League. Young people are groomed practically from birth to be attractive to mysterious and all-powerful admissions committees guarding the gates of the eight universities that comprise the Ivies. Articles and books are written on packaging strategies, which classes and activities are "in" and which are now "passé," which provide an edge, and which might harm a student's chances. There is even a psychological malady known as The Yale Syndrome, a sort of obsession with college admission that creates an unusually proximate...
  • Drugs Worth $22 Million Stolen From Area Company (two tractor-trailers full)

    08/10/2006 3:11:48 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies · 596+ views
    WRAL ^ | 8/10/06
    Drugs Worth Millions Stolen From Area CompanyUPDATED: 12:07 am EDT August 10, 2006 WAKE COUNTY, N.C. -- Federal, state and local authorities are investigating an interstate drug heist, after millions of dollars in medications never made it to their intended destination. Authorities said that the alleged heist occurred at Longistics Corporation in Wake County near Research Triangle Park late Saturday. According to police, at least three suspects targeted the company, which handles shipments for the health care industry, and stole two tractor-trailers full of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. "The FBI estimates that the total value of the prescription and non-prescription...
  • Fort Worth recruiters take part in ground breaking ceremony

    03/06/2006 3:16:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 256+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. C. Alex Herron
    ARLINGTON, Texas (March 6, 2006) -- Marines from Recruiting Station Fort Worth participated in a recent ground breaking ceremony for a military veteran’s memorial to be constructed at Veterans Park in Arlington, Texas. The recruiting station provided a color guard, including members Sgts. Fernando Duran, William Lemoir, Chris Simms and Robert Bell. All four are recruiters assigned to the station. Also on hand for the ceremony were RS Fort Worth’s Commanding Officer, Maj. William Gray and Sgt. Maj. Mitchell Nared. The memorial project is scheduled to be completed in late spring 2006.
  • Soldiers find block of gold worth $110K

    02/07/2006 3:46:41 PM PST · by SandRat · 84 replies · 2,569+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Feb 7, 2006 | Maj. Tom Bryant
    Master Sgt. Jay Phelps and Sgt. Teresa Burroughs hold the 25-pound block of gold they discovered in their office at FOB Speicher. Staff Sgt. Jesse C. Riggin Printer-friendly version TIKRIT, Iraq (Army News Service, Feb. 7, 2006) – A unique challenge for two Soldiers arose recently with the discovery of a very special doorstop in the terrain team’s work space: a 25-pound block of solid gold. “I noticed it during the relief-in-place with the unit before us, sitting under the table in the office,” said Sgt. Teresa Burroughs, a terrain analyst in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne...