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If the economy stinks, why are so many folks at Disney World?

October 9, 2011

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Ninety percent of Americans say the U.S. economy stinks. A CNN online poll shows that 72 percent think we’re heading into another recession. No surprises here. We’re all walking around with a cloud hanging over us. Doom and gloom is all I hear these days. Then, I attend a conference in Orlando, Fla. You know, […]

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Banks penalizing us for their idea … geez!

October 2, 2011

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One Sunday morning, I opened my paper to find that my bank was instituting monthly debit card fees. What!?! Don’t they make enough off us? A new law caps the charges on debit fees. This is in recognition of the change in our system of exchange. I rarely have cash in my pocket anymore. Who […]

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Don’t like the results? Declare a do-over

August 7, 2011

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A couple weeks ago, I spent a day cemetery hunting in South Mississippi with my dad. With the help of long lost relatives, we found The Granny Bounds Cemetery in the Desoto National Forest. There we found new markers for members of our family tree. It was stunning to see a marker for Running Deer, […]

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No data to back up story’s statement

July 24, 2011

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W. Edwards Deming said, “God can have opinions; everyone else should bring data.” I opened my MBJ Bulletin e-mail last week and read the column from Amy McCullough entitled “Why Businesses Are Not Expanding.” The second sentence states unequivocally, “Regulatory uncertainty is the reason many businesses are afraid to expand.” Really? Then I search the […]

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