Does “he who dies with the most toys wins” still apply?

By David Repka I am a child raised in the “me” generation of the 1970s and “greed is good” generation of the 1980s. It is no surprise that I had a “He who dies with the most toys wins” poster on my wall through high school. The poster showed a Tudor-style Mansion (similar to the one in the photo taken in […]

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Is a Duck Face Worth $3 Billion?

By David Repka The Duck Face photo sharing site known as Snapchat recently turned down an offer of $3 billion from Facebook. As a hard working 40-something entrepreneur that has worked nearly every day of his life since he was a teenager cutting lawns and washing cars… how does that make any sense to anyone over the age of 24? Yes, […]

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A Clear & Simple Explanation of Who Wins When We Cut Tax (and Who Get Beaten Up and Left for Dead Outside a Bar)

Sometimes politicians, journalists and others exclaim; “It’s just a tax cut for the rich!” and it is just accepted to be fact, without  questioning it. But what does that really mean? Just in case you are not completely clear and/or do not understand this issue, the following should help, if you are a reasonable person. Let’s put tax cuts in terms everyone over the […]

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Halloween Light Show – What Does the Fox Say?

You have got to see this Halloween Light Show set to “What Does The Fox Say” by Ylvis. Over 8,500 lights and roughly 1066 channels of computer animation. This is the homeowner’s personal hobby and not a business. Edwards Landing Lights is simply the name he gave to the holiday display at his house. Viewers tune in their car’s FM […]

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Warren Buffett’s Ten Rules to Success

By David Repka I recently walked in to a Jimmy John’s sandwich shop to get lunch and saw a plaque on the wall with Legendary Billionaire Warren Buffet’s Ten Rules. I thought that they were so good that I wanted to share them: 1. Reinvest Your Profits. This makes sense not only in the stock market, but in a small […]

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Beer Breakfast 2013 is This Saturday in Downtown St. Pete

Have you experienced our tradition of Revelry~Fellowship~Sanctuary known as Beer Breakfast? Hard to believe the event that started as a lark with four people in 2002 has grown to an event attended by over 250 people last year. Please help us spread the word about “Beer Breakfast 2013” by inviting your friends and clicking “like” on Facebook: http://BeerBreakfast.com http://www.facebook.com/BeerBreakfast Our […]

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A Different Christmas Poem

By: Michael Marks The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight. My wife was asleep, her head on my chest, My daughter beside me, angelic in rest. Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white, transforming the yard to a winter delight. The sparkling lights in the tree I […]

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Veterans Day: Freedom is Never Free

{EAV:e84e6df8eb56f618} On this Veterans Day we remember that freedom is never free. I wanted to pause to give thanks to all that gave some and the some that gave all to keep our country free from tyranny and oppression. Also, let’s not forget that November 10th marked the 237th birthday of the US Marine Corps. A special note of thanks […]

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Why Can’t We Create More Jobs in America? Too Much Dam Regulation!

The true story below shows our government in action and crystalizes why there has not been more job creation in our country… Yes, this story has been verified in Snopes. First read the letter from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) – then read the awesome reply from the property owner. SUBJECT: DEQ File No.09-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec 20; Lansing, […]

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An open letter from the founder of the small business that employs you…

To All My Valued Employees, There have been some rumblings around the office about the future of this company, and more specifically, your job. As you know, the economy has changed for the worse and presents many challenges. However, the good news is this: The economy doesn’t pose a threat to your job. What does threaten your job however, is […]

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