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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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Although Donald Trump was clearly the preferred choice over Hillary Clinton for many conservatives in the 2016 presidential election, there have been lingering concerns about whether Trump was really going to govern in the fashion of a genuine conservative. While there have been moments since last November that have given many conservatives cause to wonder if Trump would do all that he promised on the campaign trail, his conservative credentials have been beyond reproach in some areas. The new president very much kept his word, for example, on the matter of appointing a constitutional originalist to the Supreme Court when... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at James L. Paris
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Judicial Watch (JW), a non-profit watchdog group that extracts information from the government by filing Freedom of Information Act lawsuits, has learned that former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner, recently sentenced to 21 months in prison after being convicted of transferring obscene material to a minor, had 2,800 government documents on his laptop that were sent directly to it by his wife, Hillary Clinton insider Huma Abedin. In a statement, JW president Tom Fitton said, “This is a disturbing development. Our experience with Abedin’s emails suggest these Weiner laptop documents will include classified and other sensitive materials. When will the Justice... Continue reading
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To what is surely no one’s surprise, the Clinton Foundation will not be returning, re-donating, or otherwise cleansing itself of the money donated to it by the now-notorious Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. According to the Daily Mail, that news outlet was told directly by the foundation on Sunday that the hundreds of thousands received through the years from Weinstein have already been spent on helping women in developing nations and on lowering the cost of HIV medication, and so cannot be returned. Additionally, the Daily Mail says it was told by the foundation that 2014 was the last time a... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at James L. Paris
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As times change, one core element of the American lifespan that has been in place for as long as anyone can remember may be on the way out. Retirement. Per an article over at CNN Money, there are actually four reasons why retirement may well be a stage of life you end up skipping altogether now. One is that you simply expect Social Security to be able to meet your living expenses when you stop working. But if you’re one of those who’s planning exactly that way, you may be in for a rude awakening. CNN says that while Social... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at James L. Paris
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You might remember this space passed along news a few weeks ago about a hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego, one significant enough that authorities were moved to try disinfecting the sidewalks. Well, things seem to be getting even worse in the land where everything goes. This past Friday, Governor Jerry Brown was force to declare a state of emergency because of the problem, according to the San Diego Union Tribune: “The declaration allows state health officials to buy additional doses of the hepatitis A vaccine to try to halt the outbreak, which is already the nation’s second largest in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at James L. Paris
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Woody Allen has weighed in with his thoughts on the Weinstein scandal. Actually, you probably don’t need to hear any more than that without thinking there’s a punch line coming next. But there isn’t. He actually has some thoughts about it. Weinstein must be banging his head against the wall after hearing accused pedophile Allen – a man who, in addition to being on the receiving end of a host of unsavory allegations involving sex and minors, wound up marrying the daughter of former partner Mia Farrow – seem sympathetic toward him in comments made to the BBC, as reported... Continue reading
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It’s tempting to play it safe. After all, the instinct of self-preservation may be the strongest we possess. So it is with investing. We want to live well, to be sure, but when it comes to our money, the safer the better; always. That said, a piece over at USA Today informs us that taking more risk in one’s investment behavior serves as the key to a prosperous retirement. While the article is not necessarily wrong, something more seasoned citizens may now consider is the option of taking a more creative approach to funding retirement…and, as a result, lessening their... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at James L. Paris
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The Family Research Council put on the 12th edition of its annual Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. this past weekend, and Steve Bannon, once thought to be the power behind the throne in the Trump administration and now Executive Editor over at Breitbart News, appeared on stage to make a powerful case for “economic nationalism” in front of the assembled. Although Bannon resigned as White House chief strategist back in August, populist conservatives who’ve been Donald Trump’s greatest supporters still see Bannon as most representative of the ideas in which they believe. Indeed, many see Bannon as being the... Continue reading
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Jim discusses the latest on the Las Vegas shooting - Police ban independent reporters from press conferences, security guard ‘hero’ Jesus Campos is missing, shooter's house was unguarded and broken into through front door, Laura Loomer goes to Campos' home and family can not confirm that Campos is OK (home guarded by armed security), freight elevator only allowed to be used when accompanied by security, Kymberly Suchomel dead after giving statement of seeing multiple gunmen, more and more evidence mounting of a 2nd shooter, Stephen Paddock and Jesus Campos no digital footprint’, phones returned wiped clean of pics and videos,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at James L. Paris
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Former CIA agent, Eric Burkhart, joins Jim to discuss his book Mukhabarat, Baby! My Life as a Wartime Spy for the CIA. On the Las Vegas shooting, Burkhart believes that the most likely scenario is that the shooter was turned by a terrorist organization, and that he had assistance. In addition to sharing stories from his career in the CIA, he provided insight on how he was poisoned by a foreign operative, myths about working for the agency, how CIA officers use covers when working overseas, and much more. Burkhart also shares his own theory on the JFK assassination, saying... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at James L. Paris
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Hollywood’s troubles are not only continuing; it looks like they may be just beginning. By the day, increasing numbers of movie A-listers are finding themselves caught up in the mushrooming sexual harassment scandal that now engulfs Tinseltown…and some are, without question, the biggest names in all of show business. This would include liberal do-gooder George Clooney, of all people, who is now on the receiving end of accusations being leveled by an actress from his days on the popular NBC TV drama ER. Using Twitter to get her message out, actress Vanessa Marquez, who appeared on the show for four... Continue reading
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Apparently, the protest kneeling of athletes in the U.S., most prominently on display by members of American teams, is catching on in other parts of the world. On Saturday morning, the players and coaches on the Hertha Berlin soccer team kneeled prior to the start of the Bundesliga game against Schalke, in a show of solidarity with their American sports counterparts. The protest was clearly an official position of the team itself, as evidenced by the words of the Hertha stadium announcer, who announced to the fans, “Hertha BSC stands for diversity and against violence. For this reason, we are... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at James L. Paris
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Every year ChristianMoney.com does an article on seasonal job openings. We have found that many of our readers have a great deal of interest in seasonal positions. First, everyone needs extra money around the holidays. Secondly, those that work in retail enjoy employee discounts at just the perfect time for the gift giving season. Lastly, many of these seasonal jobs can become regular ongoing part time or even full time jobs. We have also expanded our coverage to include work from home seasonal jobs. Our local Target has the above flyers displayed at each checkout lane and even a special... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at James L. Paris
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And it gets weirder still. According to a report by the celebrity news website TMZ, Harvey Weinstein, in his capacity as co-chairman of The Weinstein Company (TWC), was essentially permitted, by virtue of his employment contract, to engage in the sexual harassment behavior for which he has now become so well-known. Although the employment agreement would certainly not protect Weinstein from any potential civil or criminal action initiated by an alleged victim or prosecuting authority, it seems to do a pretty good job of insulating him from job loss resulting from the very behavior that did see him get fired... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at James L. Paris
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How quickly things change. While the NFL was instinctively supportive (though not enthusiastically so) of national anthem protest among the player ranks, the outcry at, resistance to, and even anger toward kneeling players on the part of fans has prompted those presiding over the game to think twice about their embrace of a social justice narrative. In addition to expressing vocal, and virulent, objections to the protests, fans are avoiding watching games altogether, leaving stadium seats empty and TV viewership on the decline. Well, if NFL leadership didn’t get the message before, it seems clear they have it now. According... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at James L. Paris
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And, once again, the left is eating its own. It often happens when someone on the left does something perceived as so egregious – and so much in violation of another principle seen as near and dear to progressives – that the cannibalization simply cannot be avoided. Such is the case in the matter of Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood power player who apparently used – like pieces of gym equipment – countless numbers of young ladies who came to Tinseltown in search of fulfilling their dreams of stardom. As noted by The Daily Caller, one decidedly leftist news network, CNN, simply... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at James L. Paris
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One of the stereotypes many have of the mega-successful business titans is that they are born to succeed; that they have all the answers, basically from the get-go, and cast a long shadow that envelops everyone around them. Well, there’s one super-successful guy who thinks it’s vulnerability, of all things, that makes for a champ in business. Howard Schultz gave up his role as CEO of Starbucks back in April 2017, but during the 30 years he was at the helm, the company grew to have over 25,000 locations throughout 75 countries. And what does this business giant see as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at James L. Paris
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As reported by several media outlets, including Fox News, Vice President Mike Pence was back home in Indiana this past weekend to watch the NFL matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers, but walked out of the game after several members of the 49ers elected to protest the national anthem in the way that has become fashionable recently. Pence later tweeted the following statement: “I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem. At at time when so many Americans are inspiring... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at James L. Paris
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There’s tone deaf…and then there’s tone deaf. This, clearly, was the latter. The iconic soap maker Dove has found itself in some rather hot water after deploying a Facebook ad that was almost universally seen as racist, particularly given today’s social sensibilities. As reported by The Christian Post, the ad, posted Saturday, was created on behalf of a new campaign for the company’s body wash, and shows a black woman using the product, removing her brown shirt, and magically transforming into a white woman. Yikes. The ad has long since been removed, of course. In a statement on its Facebook... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at James L. Paris
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Good ol’ California. So much of what that state does now would be funny, if it wasn’t so sad. And downright dangerous; like this: As reported by the Los Angeles Times, and courtesy of the California legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown, it is now no longer a felony to intentionally expose a sex partner to the HIV virus. Now, it’s just a misdemeanor. The new law, SB 239, which takes effect January 1, 2018, is nothing short of stunning. Not only does it apply to sexual activity, but to the act of giving blood. For example, a person who is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at James L. Paris
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Brandon Webb is a digital publishing and e-commerce business owner who has spoken with the folks over at Entrepreneur magazine through the years about his experiences as a business owner. But Brandon Webb is something else, something that has great relevance right now in light of the recent, terrible shooting event in Las Vegas. Brandon Webb is a former Navy SEAL. As a matter of fact, in his capacity as a SEAL, Webb had the opportunity to train some of the military’s most dangerous snipers, including the legendary Chris Kyle of American Sniper fame. Webb recently shared with Entrepreneur his... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at James L. Paris
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Erasing history doesn’t come cheap. An article over at Fox News is highlighting just how expensive it has been for municipalities to remove Confederate monuments all across America, a cost that has only exacerbated the controversy over the purges. For example, in San Antonio, Texas, the removal of a single Confederate statue last month from a city park cost just over a quarter of a million dollars. The city of Dallas, Texas recently rid itself of a statue of Robert E. Lee. The price tag on that effort? Around $450,000. Dallas, which now has something called the Confederate Task Force... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at James L. Paris
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In a survey that addressed the growing deployment of robots in society, Pew Research has revealed that Americans, by and large, have serious misgivings about the increasing role the machines appear to be playing in everyday life. According to The Guardian, over 4,000 Americans were polled by Pew, and greater than 70 percent of those expressed concern, in one way or another, about the continuing trend to have robots replace humans in a variety of capacities. The Pew survey queried respondents on the influence of robots in four areas: As autonomous (self-driving) cars; as substitutes for human workers; as decision-makers... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at James L. Paris
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On this episode, author and pastor Carl Gallups joins Jim to discuss his new book, Gods And Thrones - Nachash, Forgotten Prophecy, And The Return Of The Elohim. What really happened in the garden of Eden? Who are the Elohim? Do angels have a physical form and are they walking the earth today? What will believers be doing for eternity? What is the significance of the recent return to the worship of Baal? Are we living in the very last days? and much more. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at James L. Paris
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On this episode, investigative reporter Laura Loomer joins Jim live from Las Vegas. Loomer discusses a myriad of unanswered questions and suspicious circumstances surrounding the Las Vegas shooting. Were there two people served room service in the shooter's room? Why did it take so long for first responders to locate the shooter's room? Is ISIS ultimately behind the attack? What other evidence found in the room gives us a clue that a very experienced shooter was involved? Where is the security camera footage? In the second half, Jim explores the murky finances of the shooter and the more than 200... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at James L. Paris