Category Archive: Current Events

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Jul 14

American Made?

With all the news this week that the Ralph Lauren produced Olympic outfits being made in China, including Harry Reid’s comment that they should all be destroyed and remade in America, I thought this parody by the “Capitol Steps” was appropriate:

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Jul 08

Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012)

Ernest Borgnine

Word is just now getting out that Academy Award winning actor Ernest Borgnine passed away. The very versatile actor was 95, and had remained working up until his passing, just recently completing “The Man Who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez”. In his more than 60 years as an actor, he seemed to connect with every generation, …

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Jul 04

Let freedom ring!

It was on this day 236 years ago, that 56 brave men gathered in the Pennsylvania State House (now called Independence Hall) in Philadelphia to sign a declaration that the 13 colonies were no longer under British rule. It took 7 years and many thousands lives lost to be victorious over the monarchy. “The Star …

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Jun 05

The end of Rachel at Cardholder Services’ road?

Medusa

Editor’s note: This is the last of four parts about the annoying “Rachel” from Cardholder Services telemarketing calls. You can find part one here, part two here, and part three here. So, by now we have a good understanding about what I suspect makes “Rachel” work, the players behind her, and how to fight back, but the question remains, what is it …

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Jun 01

Fighting back against Rachel at Cardholder Services

No Phone

Editor’s note: This is the third of four parts about the annoying “Rachel” from Cardholder Services telemarketing calls. To read part one, click here and part two here. So now there’s a better understanding of who the players are, and what it takes to make Rachel work, we can start to fight back against her annoying calls. What can we do? Before …

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May 28

What makes Rachel from Cardholder Services tick?

Headset

Editor’s note: This is the second of four parts about the annoying “Rachel” from Cardholder Services telemarketing calls.  To read part one, click here. Previously, I wrote about the parties that seem as being behind those annoying calls from “Rachel” at Cardholder Services. This time, I want to consider the technology behind “Rachel”, and the way that the program …

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May 24

The hunt for Rachel at Cardholder Services

Rachel calling...

Editor’s note: This is the first of four parts about the annoying “Rachel” from Cardholder Services telemarketing calls. Back in January, I spotlighted the nightmare that is “Rachel”, and a court case to stop her. Little did I know, that I was only scratching the surface, and the facts in this case go much deeper. Since I wrote about it …

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May 20

One hundred…

Actually, this is post #99. It has taken me over 6 years and 5 months to reach this milestone.  Much longer than I had ever anticipated, but the real world and making money have to come first in my life (I do work for a living, unlike some bloggers who sit in their parent’s basement cranking …

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Apr 21

The case for Voter ID

Texas Driver's License, Voter Registration Card and a "Vote" Button

Author’s note – I apologize for not posting in an extended period of time.  I’ve had a lot of things on my mind as of late, most of which I can’t discuss here.  I hope to get back to regular postings soon. In 2011, the Texas Legislature drafted, like many other states, a law that requires presenting …

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