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Dec 21, 2011

How up to date are you on 2011? If folks asks you about some of the biggest stories, what would you pick? Bin Laden? Charlie Sheen? Death of Ghadhafi? Jerry Sandusky? Arab Uprising? Gabby Giffords? The last Nasa Flight?  We had some major turns in our year and here are some of the biggest quotes that you might recall...

Fred Shapiro has released his sixth annual list of the most memorable quotations of the year. Shapiro picks quotes that are famous, important or revealing of the spirit of the times

 

The list:

Dec 20, 2011

We all have a favorite Christmas movie, but what about your least favorite?

The movie ticket website Fandango polled customers to come up with the ultimate holiday flop, and now has a list of the top 10 worst Christmas movies ever made.

The top pick for worst Christmas movie ever was 1964's B-movie “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.” According to the New York Times, the flick cost only $20,000 and features a cardboard set!

Dec 14, 2011

This is a sad statistic....On average, 25 soldiers were lost to suicide every month in 2010.  In the 5 years from 2005 to 2009, more than 1,100 members of the Armed Forces took their own lives, an average of 1 suicide every 36 hours.

Here in the state of Tennessee alone.....  we will lose    of our brave men and women to suicide... these are our sons, daughters, fathers, brothers, sisters, mothers....who have served on our behalf...who have faced the horrors and emotional toll of war...so that we did not have too.  

Dec 13, 2011

When I first read about this...I wondered...HOW could you ever choose or make this decision...until I read the stories.

 

Nov 29, 2011

The price of all 364 of the items mentioned in the Christmas carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" is up 4.4 percent this year to over $100,000 for the first time, according to an annual survey out yesterday (November 28th) from PNC Wealth Management. The survey says that the price of partridges, pear trees, turtle doves and swans-a-swimming are up, contributing to raising the total cost to $101,119, while the price of maids-a-milking, ladies dancing, lords-a-leaping and gold rings has held steady.

Nov 28, 2011

1. Malicious Mobile Malware:  most of these are targeting our smart phones! 

Jolly advised consumers to be aware of suspicious quick response (QR) codes.

So these QR, those quick response codes, you scan them and they can take right you to a website or a coupon or to a magazine article - or right to the laps of the cyber-criminals."

Nov 17, 2011

It always makes me feel soooooo good to see a community support their soldiers and heroes serving overseas!  And one of the very special ways to do that...is to spend them  care packages.   I received a couple care packages while I served and it was a wonderful, sweet reminder of home.

Nov 15, 2011

Oh...  Now this was shocking news yesterday!   Did you know our goverment has a bail out program for Millionaires?  The rich are receiving billions in taxpayer-funded support every year that helps them pay for everything from child care to bad debts to boats and vacation homes, according to a report released Monday by Sen. Tom Coburn.

 

We know about the BIG write offs:  gambling losses, vacation homes, and luxury yachts to subsidies for their ranches and estates.

 

Nov 11, 2011

MILITARY DISCOUNTS:

Note, some businesses offer a military discount, but don't advertise it, so be sure to ask.

SOURCE: http://www.bradsdeals.com/ 

- A&W – Discount varies, simply ask and have a valid military ID with you.

- Aeropostale – 20% off in store, just bring valid military ID

Nov 8, 2011

There are some ways to make money that seem smart and others that seem really stupid.

A new trend is happening in Tennessee and it’s taking Facebook by storm.

There are many parents that don’t agree with vaccinating their children for the Chicken Pox Virus. We shared with you a couple of years ago about “Chicken Pox Parties” and how parents were purposely exposing their kids to chicken pox virus so they don’t have to get the vaccine.

 

Now it’s Chicken Pox Lollipops being sent in the mail.