Thursday, August 21, 2014

8-21-14 Excellent Guests for Your Show

1. Joe Messina: There is No War on Religion, It's on Christianity
2. Michelle Seiler-Tucker: New Taxi Apps Uber Complicated
3. Sandy Botkin: Financial Tips for Young People
4. Kyle Olson: Utah teacher: 'Too much risk' reciting the Pledge of Allegiance

There is No War on Religion, It's on Christianity
By Joe Messina

A few weeks ago, the FFRF - Freedom from Religion Foundation - lost a lawsuit they filed against the 9/11 Memorial Museum. They claimed that displaying the cross that was left at the bottom of the rubble (not manmade) that served as a symbol of hope to the first responders, Jews, Christians, Atheists and others during that tragedy was a clear violation of the separation of church and state. Once again, they were wrong. The courts sided with the American people and said that not only was it a symbol of hope, but it was part of our national heritage and history. You separation-of-church-and-state people seem to be very silent on favors provided to other religions, yet start foaming at the mouth when the words "cross," "Bible," "Christ" or any scriptures are used.  [more...]

New Taxi Apps Uber Complicated

New taxi service apps like Uber and Lyft are using technology to connect passengers with drivers, while threatening local cab company businesses. Both Uber and Lyft appeal to the public because all business arrangements and payments are done through the app. Each city has their own laws, which require taxi companies to abide by specific regulations. Some cities' states have bent regulatory laws for the taxi service apps, while others have banned the apps altogether. And local cab companies and government bodies are spinning their wheels in an effort to keep up with the technologically-driven structure of Uber’s business operations. [more...]

Financial Tips for Young People

1. Go to College: Even in today's high cost environment, college is still worth it even if you want to be a plumber or pro football player. You never know what you will end up doing and the skills taught in college can be useful throughout your life. But don't incur a lot of debt for it. If parents can pay the tuition, go the cheap route by attending less expensive schools or a community college first.

2. Find your life's purpose: I have found that although many people have trouble figuring out what to do in life, everyone is born with some natural talents and abilities. Choose a career that will enable you to maximize your abilities and your interests. [more...]

Utah teacher: 'Too much risk' reciting the Pledge of Allegiance

It's now a legal liability to recite the full Pledge of Allegiance. "I retired from teaching just last year, and although I would recite the Pledge with my class, it was only on special occasions," Shauna Gertsch, a former elementary education teacher from Salt Lake County, tells The Daily Universe. "There was just too much risk reciting the Pledge often ... we walked on egg shells with both parents and administrative faculty." [more...]

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