Day: August 1, 2009

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THE PARENT'S

NOTEBOOK The Systems Formula for Child Rearing We often hear the words, AToday=s young folk are so different,@ usually followed by descriptions of negative attitudes and behaviors.  Many elders have given up on young people. Do we resign ourselves and accept this as the new reality? I=m afraid we=ve become spectators to our own lives.  […]readmore

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Be Safe Out There By Erma Williams For the most part, life is full of second chances.  We needn=t worry if we have not yet engaged in daring activities like skydiving or bungee-jumping because, more than likely, there=s always tomorrow.  The same cannot be said about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).  It doesn=t matter whether the […]readmore

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Progressive vs. Regressive Taxes

Progressive & Regressive taxes describe tax tables, not a political opinion.  They are mathematical functions.   In a progressive tax, the more you earn, the higher your tax rate. In a regressive tax, the less you earn, the higher your tax rate. The classic progressive tax is income tax. The classic regressive tax is sales tax. […]readmore

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Marcus Mosiah Garvey

August 17, 1887-June 10, 1940 Founder, Universal Negro Improvement Association Marcus Moziah Garvey was born August 17, 1887 in St. Ann=s Bay,  Jamaica, to Marcus and Sarah Garvey. His father was a stonemason and the family did some subsistence farming. After leaving school at 14, he served as a printer=s apprentice in his godfather=s business. […]readmore