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25 Odd Interview Questions

These questions were released by Glassdoor, a jobs community. They are all quite creative, and some downright funny. (My answers follow). “If you were to get rid of one state in the US, which would it be and why?” – Asked at Forrester Research, Research Associate candidate. More Forrester Research interview questions. Ummmm, does DC […]

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Gun Rights and Obamacare

A couple interesting articles from NewsMax. First, Bill Clinton is now telling all of the anti-gun democrats and liberals to lighten up a bit. As he puts it, “A lot of these people live in a world very different from the world lived in by the people proposing these things. I know because I come […]

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16 Trillion

I’ve decided that’s how I’m going to respond to everything the next time I have a “debate” with a liberal. It doesn’t happen very often (the debate, that is), but it always frustrates me to no end. More than once I’ve had to deal with responses like, “You obviously know your facts and figures, BUT […]

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$2.93!

That’s how much I just paid for gas at the Fred Meyer on Chinden Blvd. And, like my brother-in-law Scott said to me last week during our family Christmas party, “Bet you didn’t think you’d ever get excited about $3 gas“. Well, I am excited, and here’s why. I’ve been saying all through the economic […]

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Mountain West, Here We Come. Again.

So, after the craziness and defections of the last couple weeks, it’s now final. Boise State will remain in the Mountain West conference. Not to say it really surprises me, because it doesn’t. The Big East was well on its way to becoming the laughing stock of the college football world. And, that’s the last […]

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Kill the Dollar. Again

Hmm. This has been attempted a few times in the past. I wonder how well it’s going to work this time. I’m not sure why they think this time will be any different. Congressional auditors say doing away with dollar bills entirely and replacing them with $1 coins could save taxpayers nearly $4.4 billion over […]

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An Open Challenge to Warren Buffet

So, once again Warren Buffet is pushing the idea that the “Super Rich” should pay much more in taxes than they do currently. My response… So, what’s stopping them? Do we really need a bunch of new tax laws enacted (wow, that’s a can-o-worms I would just as soon avoid) to get them to take […]

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Advanced Keyword Research

Here’s a very condensed version of the Omega Guide: Keyword Research by Alex Becker. Alex doesn’t use software and instead relies on http://adwords.google.com/o/KeywordTool (the correct URL at the time of this writing). He disdains Market Samarai, but does not mention Micro Niche Finder, which is my preference. (Later, I will reveal how Becker’s ideas intersect […]

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How Often Does Thanksgiving Fall on November 22?

This year my birthday falls on Thanksgiving. It doesn’t happen very often, but when it does it’s kinda fun. I was asked how often it happens, and of course I had to think about it. My first thought was every 7 years (a number I came up with in my youth), but now I’m interested […]

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Bread and Circuses

Here’s one of my favorite quotes. It took me awhile to track it down because in my mind I had attributed the phrase “bread and circuses” to Thomas Jefferson. I believe Thomas did mention “bread and circuses” somewhere in his writings, but not in this (the current entitlement-heavy political environment) context. Here it is… A […]

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Rats

The aftermath of the election has been enlightening, to say the least. Basically, the big population centers re-elected Obama. Taken to the extreme – the people who “live like rats” re-elected him. Go figure. If you look at a map of the electorate by county (the smallest division I’ve seen to date), most of the […]

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Aftermath

I really liked this one from NewsMax. “It was the worst of times and the worst of times.” The article goes on to list a number of reasons for Romney’s loss. Like… 1. Paul Ryan. Romney’s choice of Ryan was almost inexplicable. A good conservative, Ryan was unqualified for the job of vice president, and […]

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How to Improve Signal 1 of the 7 Google Ranking Signals: Age

Recently, I bought “Signal Pigeon” (or, “Google’s 7 Ranking Signals”) from Chris Munch (MunchWeb). I found it intriguing, and I wanted to discuss it here. Age/Time Signals Part of this signal is fairly obvious and well known, part of it is really a new way of looking at and existing factor, and part of it […]

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Boise State Mid-Season

Well, we’re actually a bit past mid-season, but that’s OK ? Predictions Fulfilled I just wanted to proclaim my genius when it comes to BSU football. Here’s a recap of my predictions prior to the season start, and my results. Joe Southwick. Before the season started I saw a fours QB candidates play twice – […]

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