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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday. I wish everyone a very safe and happy holiday. I hope that you’re able to spend it with your loved ones. This is short list, it is not exhaustive. This is what I’m thankful for: I’m thankful for a wonderful, loving wife and family. I could not be more blessed. I’m thankful that I’m not writing George Bush’s autobiography. How do you make eight years of failure sound good? I am thankful for our wonderful troops overseas and here at home. I’m hopeful that the troops at Fort Hood are getting the support that they

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What's going on – News Roundup (updated)

Wednesday News Roundup There was a terrible shooting in Alabama in which 10 people, including the gunman, died. Victims ranged in age from 18 months to 74 years old. As usual, the news is searching for an answer or a reason, when in fact there are no adequate answers or reasons. There seems to be an increasing war between Jon Stewart of The Daily Show and Jim Cramer, CNBC financial analyst. Monday, on Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough wanted to stand up for Jim Cramer. I’m not sure why. I have a problem with financial analysts who tell us on Monday that

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More on Madoff

I have a problem with some criminals. Others, not so much. If you rip off Halliburton or KBR for a couple of million, I’m probably going to throw you a party. On the other hand, when you rip off the elderly and take their savings, there isn’t a punishment bad enough. Under the jailhouse? Nope. Electrocution at one volt per day? Too easy. Bernie Madoff is in this category (of course he is innocent until proven guilty). 60 Minutes did a great story on the Whistle Blower, Harry Markopolos, and Bernie Madoff this week. Watch the video: Watch CBS Videos Online

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