Thursday, October 25, 2012

The employment picture

So you would like to see the economy get better and drastically reduce the number of unemployed?
But when you look at what all levels of government are and aren't doing to reduce the debt, can you really expect any help?
The economy is slowly making some progress. Many businesses are hiring but find themselves fighting a rising tide of layoffs coming from all levels of government.
Every laid off worker drags the economy down, and that includes those laid off at the federal, state, county, town, city and school districts.
Some like to say you can't spend your way out of the economic downturn. Neither can you lay off workers and expect them to spend our way out of the economic downturn. Lay offs hurt the economy and it doesn't matter if those laid off work are from the government or for a private business.
All levels of government need to stop with the lay offs and start to rehire, and this includes the schools.
If taxes need to be raised some, so be it.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Eliminate the US Army

You want to fix the economy and everything else?
Start by eliminating the Army. Keep the Air Force and the Navy (including the Marines) and put the money saved into education and infrastructure. Infrastructure includes broadband and cell phone coverage for all.
The educational component will make the USA the strongest technological country in the world.
The Army is so 19th century military. Land wars are stupid and costly in terms of both lives and money lost.
In terms of defense, the Air Force and the Navy can eliminate any and all enemies within minutes if not seconds.
Some of the money saved by getting rid of the Army should be used to beef up cyber security and enhance our ability to launch cyber attacks against any and all countries.
You want proof? Drones and the Navy Seals are the ones killing the heads of our enemies.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Killing Ploy Book Review

Genre: Espionage
Title: The Killing Ploy
Author: Steve Haberman
Intricate plotting is probably more necessary in a spy novel than in any other story and The Killing Ploy has it in spades.
While there are many characters including the good, bad and ugly, CIA agent Pablo de Silva is our main man as he journeys from Langley, to San Diego, Tijuana, London, Paris, Brussels and Vienna in pursuit of an American-born jihadist who might be preparing to raise the body count in his war against America.
Unbeknownst to Pablo and while he thinks he is being given a second chance after a screw-up that cost lives, he is actually being used as bait to flush out and fiend the jihadist whose whereabouts and current appearance are unknown.
Suffice it to say Pablo does have his talents. He is fluent in four languages, is patient and very observant, and is desperate to clear his reputation as he plays the deadly cat and mouse game of espionage.
About the author
A University of Texas graduate, Steve Haberman pursued legal studies at UCLA before becoming a lawyer's assistant. Stock market investments made foreign travel possible, and he has since visited Europe extensively, including London, Berlin, Prague, Lugano, and Milan.
Some of these cities feature in his thrillers.
The start of The Killing Ploy was a bit slow but spend the time because you will soon be engrossed in this excellent spy novel where spies are following spies and you are never certain of who are the good guys and who are the bad guys until the end – and maybe not even then as you ask yourself, “Is there any difference?”
Reviewer: Peter Klein Allbooks Reviews.

Title: The Killing Ploy
Author: Steve Haberman
Publisher: Steve Haberman
Pages:313 pages
Price: $2.99
Date: May. 8, 2012
Available on Amazon Kindle