Forbes List of Death Spiral States

Are you living in a Death Spiral state?

Two factors determine whether a state makes this elite list of fiscal hellholes. The first is whether it has more takers than makers. A taker is someone who draws money from the government, as an employee, pensioner or welfare recipient. A maker is someone gainfully employed in the private sector.

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MS Word Balloon text too small

What to do when the reviewing "balloon" comments in Microsoft Word 2010 are too small to read

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Sometimes when multiple users share documents in Microsoft Word 2010, reviewing comments and formatting changes will be turned on and show up as balloons to the right of the page.
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Funny Tech Support Calls

These ?silly tech support calls? have been around in e-mails and online since the dawn of tech support.? They are always fun to read.? Here?s a list my sister sent me that I hadn?t seen yet.? Blogging e-mail funnies may be a bit out of character for my blog, but it is Friday and I?m in the mood for a good laugh.? How ?bout you?

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Virginia Declaration of Independence

Written by George Mason

A DECLARATION OF RIGHTS made by the representatives of the good people of Virginia, assembled in full and free convention which rights do pertain to them and their posterity, as the basis and foundation of government .

Section 1. That all men are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.

Section 2. That all power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people; that magistrates are their trustees and servants and at all times amenable to them.

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Day of Infamy

Please take a moment of time today to remember Pearl Harbor Day and remember those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation and our Navy.? Below is an excellent article about remembering that day and lesson from the Day of Infamy.? One major lesson from that day as the article states is "that together we can accomplish more than any one".? This is so true, as a nation we came together for a national purpose and we must never forget the sacrifices of those before us and learn from those lessons to continue to make this country the best it could be.?

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Top Eight Networking Rules

You know the type. The people with obnoxious laughs, pushy pitches, and the ability to corner you at industry conferences and talk about themselves continuously for what seems like hours? The ones who clearly mean well, but their lack of etiquette can make you wish you hadn't even gone?

Here's a friendly suggestion: Don't be that person.

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Granny got her guns!

Last year I went through the Concealed Handgun License course in San Antonio, TX. During the shooting phase of the course I was paired up with a lovely lady who was in her late 70's and had some difficulties loading magazine so I loaded them all for her and for myself when it was my turn on the firing line. She shot a very old German Luger and was very accurate throwing lead down range. This story reminded me of her.

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