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The prevailing thought on this decision is that cable operators can maintain their monopoly into people's houses. However, I look at it differently. By not forcing the owners of cable lines (the big guys like Comcast... etc) to open their lines into people's homes allowing smaller competitors to use their infrastructure, this has forced smaller outfits to innovate. How else…

I denounce and deride the newspaper industry so much on my blog, I like to make sure people in the newspaper industry get credit when they say stuff that makes sense. Take for instance, Robert Rivard, the editor of the Express-News in San Antonio, TX. In this article, he writes: A decade ago, a few readers would have taken the…

Technology is getting to the point that it's quite common now to see all kinds of products that were at one time only available in the thousands, without customization. Now we have things like shoes and M&Ms that can be customized. Tshirts are no different now thanks in large part to machines like this one. Screenprinting on tshirts used to…

I was reading one of our local papers today (for real estate ads... only reason I pick up a newspaper now-a-days) and came across what I thought was an absolutely amazing advertisement. Evidently, the Oregon Department of Revenue is trying to persuade smokers to not evade paying taxes on their smokes when purchasing through the internet. Here is the ad:…

Update 6-16-05: The service written about below is no longer functional. I've stopped the service for lack of time to devote to it. Instead, check out Payloadz. They are a great service for hosting ebooks and it's tightly integrated with PayPal. ------------------------------------------------- I've been trying to hold this as long as possible, but I just can't be silent any longer.…

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know my mantra is "creating value in exchange for money" is what we entrepreneurs do for a living. I've just read a great example of what entrepreneurs do for society and how they do it. We can trace every single standard of living increase in our society to the actions…

I've created another fundable action over at fundable.org. Another cool t-shirt. This time for us bloggers. American bloggers, specifically. Remember, if we don't get enough people to contribute within the preset time frame then everyone's payments are automatically refunded and the fundable action is not carried out and cancelled. You can see my other fundable action going on here. Anyway,…

I've discovered a pretty cool service wherein you can create a "fundable group" and then invite people to join the group. If the group gets enough people to join, it is automatically "funded" at the end of the preset period of time. If it doesn't get enough people to join within the preset time frame (set by the person that…

Are you one of my young readers? If so, here is a short and sure fire way to stay out of poverty in the USA. While guest hosting Rush Limbaugh's radio program this morning, Walter Williams said something similiar. But this is my version: 1) Graduate High School 2) Don't have children until you're 30+ years old. When you do…

Last Sunday, the NY Times had an article on their front page. It was the latest installment of the tired saga... "Mr. Rich is a Boogey Man Because He's Getting Richer." Here's the Democrat propoganda article. I've written about this in so many ways, I think I'll let someone else much more qualified than I am to explain it. Larry…

I've written about this before, but it's come back to me in spades after reading this bull crap. This has happened to me, as well. At Walmart, no less. The first outfit that offers professional portraits where a family can come in, have a 30 minute session with a photographer, then receive the digital pic files that were just taken,…

I was going to the store today and came to a four way stop that ALWAYS has someone at the corner holding a sign, begging for money. But for some reason, this time, no one was there. So that got me to thinking. I realized that I had NEVER seen a migrant or immigrant worker on the corner begging for…

I don't know what I'd do without my toll free phone service. I have 6 toll free phone numbers all accessible via an online webpage. The service I use allows me to create marketing campaigns and track them geographically. I can change the ring-to numbers in real time and I can block calls from certain parts of the country. I…

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