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James L. Paris
Palm Coast Florida
Editor In Chief, Christian Money.com
Interests: Playing the trumpet, Tae Kwon Do, and Reading Financial Books
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As much as I hate robocalls, I was excited to learn that I will be getting a check for between $600 and $1,800 due to a class action lawsuit involving several of the major cruise lines. The amount will be based on how many phone calls you received (but the minimum is $300 even for just one call). You can collect for more than one phone number, and in my case two of my numbers came up. That means that I will be receiving a minimum of $600, but it could be as much as $1,800. The claims process is... Continue reading
Posted 59 minutes ago at James L. Paris
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So, it seems that Hillary Clinton’s pastor has an interesting take on her election loss to Donald Trump. Have you heard about this? CNN is reporting on an email that Rev. Bill Shillady sent to the defeated candidate on the morning after the election, and it’s a doozy…particularly if you’re a Christian. It seems that the reverend saw fit - as a way to console Clinton, apparently - to compare Election Day to Good Friday. The day of Jesus’ crucifixion. “It is Friday, but Sunday is coming,” Shillady’s email begins. “This is not the devotional I had hoped to write.... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at James L. Paris
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Ah, those rotten white people. Important that we study them, however. That way, we’ll know not to emulate anything like them in the future. Or something. On that note, Stanford University, The College Fix has learned, is offering a charming anthropology course this fall – an upper-level course, no less – that discusses, according to an official course description, the “possibilities of … abolishing whiteness.” According to the description, the seminar, called “White Identity Politics,” looks at the subject from the vantage point of “whiteness studies and from contemporary writings that push whiteness studies in new directions.” There are “whiteness... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at James L. Paris
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As reported by the Associated Press, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford, USMC, landed in South Korea on Sunday, and made it clear that America is prepared to do whatever is necessary to protect herself and her allies. Saying the nation is ready “to use the full range of military capabilities to defend our allies and the U.S. homeland,” Dunford’s comments, and visit to the region, underline the seriousness with which the Trump administration is taking the recent threats from North Korea. Tensions with North Korea are exceedingly high, ratcheted up largely over what appears... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at James L. Paris
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The powers that be at the University of Georgia have acted swiftly to reverse a professor’s plans to let students choose their own grades in two of the classes he’s teaching this fall. As reported by Campus Reform, Professor Richard Watson, an instructor UGA’s Terry College of Business, had earlier decided his novel approach to grading was appropriate because “emotional reactions to stressful situations can have profound consequences for all involved.” Watson’s policy was to be that if students find themselves “unduly stressed by a grade for any assessable material or the overall course,” they’ll have the option to “email... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at James L. Paris
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On the first half of this episode, Dr. Elaina George discusses the current status of Obamacare and the collapsing healthcare exchanges. Also, what people can do now to move out of traditional healthcare before it collapses (including the option of medical sharing plans). In the second half, Jim discusses how to get started investing in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple XRP, Dash, and Monero. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at James L. Paris
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On the first half of this episode, Dr. Elaina George discusses the current status of Obamacare and the collapsing healthcare exchanges. Also, what people can do now to move out of traditional healthcare before it collapses (including the option of medical sharing plans). In the second half, Jim discusses how to get started investing in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Ripple XRP, Dash, and Monero. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at James L. Paris
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A note from the author: Since originally publishing this book in October of 2013, the wide variety of nefarious activities that North Korea has been involved with have become more than apparent. It appears that the regime, desperate to fulfill its military ambitions, will operate as a state sponsor of hacking, ransomware, and worse. In hindsight, I wish I had brought more attention to this element of my investigation when the book was first released. As a result, I am publishing the below excerpt and making the entire Kindle book available for free on Amazon for a limited time. Excerpted... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at James L. Paris
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Forgotten about this? Obamacare, which is already in a death spiral, fights to stay alive each year with higher and higher premiums. Well, come 2018, as things stand right now, in addition to however much premiums are due to increase simply on the basis of the failing mechanism, they will go higher still. This is thanks to the Obamacare health insurance tax that’s always been lurking, but never (yet) implemented. The health insurance tax has always been a component of the Affordable Care Act, but one that politicians have managed to keep at bay during the first years of the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at James L. Paris
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Do you live in Illinois? All this talk of financial turmoil in your state got you down? Avoiding visits to the Windy City since it became a murder factory? Well, it turns out the news isn’t all bad in the Land of Lincoln. Now, you can celebrate Barack Obama’s birthday. And it’s all official-like, too. As reported by a variety of media outlets, including Fox News, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner last week signed a bill that makes the 44th President of the United States’ August 4 birthday a state commemorative holiday. Pretty neat. According to Senate Bill 55, that day... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at James L. Paris
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for some time, you know that a solar eclipse, known as the Great American Eclipse, is just a relative handful of days away. August 21 is the date, and it will mark the first time since 1918 that a total solar eclipse has been visible throughout the nation. The eclipse will begin in Oregon and move across the country in a southeast direction, finishing in South Carolina. There is no shortage of activity in advance of the obviously-rare occurrence, with countless communities throughout the U.S. making all kinds of plans for viewing parties... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at James L. Paris
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The Department of Labor released employment data last week making it clear the economy is on the mend. As a matter of fact, according to the numbers, job openings in the United States made a resounding jump from May to June. The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) revealed the number of open positions in the U.S. rose from 5.7 million in May to 6.2 million at the end of June…an eight percent increase in just a month. Perhaps even more significantly is the number of those jobs that came to life in the private sector: 417,000, or a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at James L. Paris
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But will there still be archery and horseback riding? The Daily Caller, reporting on a piece over at the Associated Press, is telling the world about a transgender day camp that is getting along quite “swimmingly” since opening its doors three years ago. That’s right…a transgender day camp. Rainbow Day Camp, which can be found in the San Francisco Bay Area, describes itself as being devoted to “gender diverse youth who are gender creative, transgender, gender non-binary or exploring both gender expression and identity,” and describes its vision, in part, as to be a place that “provides a safe space... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at James L. Paris
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The “hate cops” narrative in America remains in full effect, apparently. A report surfaced last week of two plainclothes NYPD officers, with visible badges, who were denied service at a New York City Dunkin’ Donuts because they are police officers. The employee at issue allegedly said, simply, “I don’t serve cops.” In response, Michael Palladino, president of the Detectives’ Endowment Association, a police labor union, declared the employee’s treatment of the officers to be “disgraceful,” and said that “it should not go unattended,” at which point he called for NYPD detectives to boycott Dunkin’ until the company issues an apology.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at James L. Paris
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Men, have no fear – putting on your best face each day will soon be easier than ever In a recent interview with The Telegraph, L’Oreal’s Marketing Director for the United Kingdom, Vismay Sharma, believes the world can expect to see male cosmetics counters in department stores within the next “five to seven years.” That should put the fear of God in the enemies of the West. Sharma said that the acceptability of men wearing makeup is growing out of deference to what he called the “selfie generation.” The “selfie generation;” clearly, something else that has been a big help... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at James L. Paris
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It is well known that Hillary Clinton has taken little to no personal responsibility for her loss in the 2016 presidential election. Clinton has pointed the finger at a variety of external influences she sees as the “real” reasons behind why she was defeated by Donald Trump last year; most prominent among those is alleged sexism, as well as the decision by then-FBI Director James Comey to take another look, just before the election, at her use of a private email server. Well, if you ask some of her supporters throughout the New York City area if there are any... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at James L. Paris
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An item over at CNBC.com explains just how bad things can get for dissatisfied customers of a business should they carry their criticisms of a product or service to extremes When Neely and Andrew Moldovan of Dallas, Texas were making wedding plans, they contracted with photographer Andrea Polito to capture the memories of their special day. Eventually, however, the Moldovans and Polito found themselves in a dispute over a $125 fee the photographer said was required in order to put a cover on the couple’s wedding album. The newlyweds claimed that service was supposed to be included in the package... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at James L. Paris
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Militaries everywhere seem to be changing a LOT. You know about the ongoing battle in this country about what, if any, role that so-called transgenders should be allowed to formally play in the defense of the nation. Well, in countries well known to be even more progressive than the United States, it seems the incorporation of social justice agendas is becoming an official component of their very mission. Take Sweden. As reported by a variety of news outlets, including the International Business Times, the official Facebook page of Sweden’s army made last Monday what many saw as a curious update... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at James L. Paris
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Well, this is one way to try to see Obamacare repealed. In Virginia, there’s a Republican donor claiming his party has committed fraud because it raised all of the money it during the previous election cycle, largely on the promise of repealing the Affordable Care Act, only to see the law remain very much intact, despite the fact that all three branches of government are firmly in Republican control. The Hill, citing an article over at The Virginian-Pilot, reports a retired Virginia Beach attorney by the name of Bob Heghmann filed a lawsuit on Thursday in U.S. District Court, saying... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at James L. Paris
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NBC’s Today show featured a report last Friday on how might effectively defend themselves as a robbery at a convenience store unfolds. There are over 32,000 convenience store robberies each year in the United States, and you can bet, as the human condition continues to deteriorate, that number will do nothing but rise. So what does Today recommend you do if you need to protect yourself in the midst of a violent convenience store robbery? Pull grocery items off the shelves and throw them at the perpetrators so that you might effect your escape. Yup. In a demonstration of this... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2017 at James L. Paris
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In 1996, an unprecedented decade-long courtroom battle was waged in Florida to help bring justice and hope to the family of a young boy born with no eyes after his mother was doused outside of a local u-pick farm by a chemical fungicide believed to have caused his birth defect and the birth defects of many other children. It was a battle that nearly everyone but attorney Jim Ferraro deemed unwinnable. After all, it involved one of the world's most powerful industrial giants. In the process, it was a fight that changed the landscape of tort law forever. Before it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at James L. Paris
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Eric Bolling, a personal friend of President Trump and a Fox News Host, is now facing sexual harassment allegations and has been suspended while the network investigates. Is this more of the same pattern at Fox or has Bolling been targeted because he is a conservative? A weird home business that pays well, but you must love dogs. A girls softball team learns firsthand that there are consequences for what you do on social media. How big of a deal is the August 21 eclipse? Jim's experience with the Whole 30 Diet, and 10 people are hospitalized due to a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at James L. Paris
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North Korea sure seems devoted to remaining that problem that simply will not go away Anyone who’s been paying attention is aware that NK has been happy to thumb its nose at international law with repeated missile tests, and condemnations by the U.S. (and other nations) in the wake of each such test have obviously not endeared America to the communist regime. On that note, recent editions of Rodong Sinmun, the state newspaper of North Korea, have adopted an increasingly-threatening tone toward Uncle Sam. One article quotes an unnamed government spokesperson in their expression of great hostility toward Washington, saying,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at James L. Paris