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How The Internet Works

There’s been a lot of talk lately about Net Neutrality and why it is or is not a good thing. The confusion comes from all sides: liberals, conservatives, the media and even Internet Service Providers (ISPs). This article will hopefully sort the Internet out for you. So how do we get the Internet sorted? Well,…

Dr. Sholl’s Custom Orthotics are a Scam

Over the years I’ve worked a lot with importers, wholesalers and manufacturers. Most of these are in the shoe business and I hear some interesting stories. Like what? Have you heard about Dr. Scholl’s? They produce low end insoles and orthotics. Despite the extremely low quality they are some of the most popular insoles on…

What things are GMO?

Here’s a quick one about corn. I think it demonstrates GMO better than a lot of Frankenfood arguments. So, what is Corn? Corn started out as something similar to Teosinte, a grain that is part of the grass family. It was cultivated and selectively bred from about 900 AD till the modern day. In that…

Healthcare can get the US out of Debt

Healthcare can get the US out of Debt

I’ve seen it going around that Obama has ruined this country by thrusting it further into debt. I’ve covered the cost of debt before and I wanted to focus on possible solutions. How did we get into debt? We spent more than we take in. That’s it, I can’t be more clear than that. In…

Federal Debt is All About Interest

National Debt

I have heard a lot of fear-mongering about US debt. It has skyrocketed from $10 trillion under Bush to $19 trillion (as of 4/15/2016) under Obama. It’s craaaazy, it’s ok, and I’ll tell you why. Why is our soul-crushing debt OK? Let’s first define what national debt is and how we get it. Congress passes a…

What is GMO? Will it kill us all?

Artificial Selection - Dogs

Well it’s a Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) and, of course, it’s entirely clear what that means: An organism that has been modified genetically by humans. I think this is completely unclear and as a result has spread fear and ignorance through our population. How is GMO undefined? Just to say something is genetically modified does…

Local Search Oddity

Google Maps Local Result

I was running a search for a client to get some spot check data on ranking. In the process I noticed that the local block in the organic results did not match the Google Maps local results. Organic Local Block I ran a search for dentist cosmetic and the organic with the local block returned…

Will Pluto be a planet again?

Pluto System

I recently heard about Pluto possibly becoming a planet again. After reviewing the IAU’s definition of a planet I think Pluto should remain a Dwarf Planet, but changes need to be made to the definition. What is the definition of a planet? Before we go into the whats and whys we should first cover the…

Facebook Real Names Policy

Facebook Real Name

This has been circulating around Facebook lately. The posts are usually about how horrible Facebook is, wondering why they need your real name and concluding its because they want to sell your information. I have over 25 years of sales and marketing experience so I thought I’d give my take on what’s going on. Why…

The Effects of Refining Wheat into Flour

A recent Facebook post stated we lose 95% of nutrients through the refining of wheat into enriched white flour. So I decided to do some fact checking to see if this was true. I spent some time gathering data on the nutritional value of wheat as well as the effects of flour refining and enrichment…