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Should the U.S. strike Syria over the use of chemical weapons?

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Should the U.S. strike Syria over the use of chemical weapons? Where Syria is located in the Middle East. There is no good answer to this question, just various unpleasant ones.  By whatever standard the Syrian question is judged by, there is no overriding reason to become involved nor is there a similarly sufficient reason not to.  So, let’s look at the options: 1. Use cruise missiles and limited bombing strikes to damage and destroy...

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Use technology to increase--not decrease--personal effectiveness

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Interested in learning more about using the online Kanban method for organizing your personal and business life? Nashville Tech Breakfast Wednesday, July 17 Spark, Lipscomb’s Idea Center 3252 Aspen Grove Drive, Franklin Networking: 6:45 a.m. Program: 7 a.m. Cost: $30 To Register: sparkcoolsprings.com   Speaker: Gene Kim President, IT Revolution Press and founder of TripWire “Why Every Business and IT Executive Needs DevOps Now: 2.6 Trillion per Year is up for Grabs”   Kim, award-winning...

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schwerdt, marc

Can economy afford more

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Sequestration is a government budget tool that attempts to provide oversight to a budget that is out of control. It is controversial as it is evidence of the inability of the president and Congress to come to an agreement over spending and taxes. Congress passes a budget resolution that lays down overall limits, and then the dozen or so appropriation bills must fall under that limit.  If they do not, then sequestration’s automatic spending cuts...

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The Stingray Returns

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So how healthy is the auto industry in the U.S.?  This year’s Detroit auto show (officially the North American International Auto Show) tells the tale of an industry that has recovered from a near-death experience and has come back stronger than ever. The star of the show makes the case for this assertion. Need to get from 0 to 60 in less than four seconds? The 2014 Corvette Stingray is your car. The seventh generation...

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We need problem-solving, not political posturing

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Don't miss Dr. Ingram on "Be The People" on WSMV, Channel 4, at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. Dr. Ingram will discuss deficits and the growth of entitlement programs, as well as possible solutions. Hosted by Dr. Carol Swain, Be the People is a new hard-hitting television series directly confronting the hot topic issues facing Americans today. Featuring one-on-one interviews and panel discussions with influential politicians, businessmen, journalists, celebrities, entertainers and nationally known political pundits. I...

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