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The check is no longer in the mail

Taking checks and cash off the table for Social Security and other government payments gives President Obama his needed first step in moving the U.S. toward a paperless common “currency.” A recent announcement by the Treasury Department confirmed that “all ...

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Backing BP

It’s not that BP is not at fault for the “spill,” or that they should be held harmless in the cleanup. It was their fault, sort of, and they should clean it up. But some of the ranters and railers ...

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Another one bites the dust …

Over a year ago, I started up a media project devoted to the local culinary scene of the Treasure Valley. It’s been quite a journey, and the concept continues to evolve. Along the way, I’ve gotten to meet some amazing ...

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Dr. Oz up in smoke

Challenging Dr. Mehmet Oz is assuredly an unpopular position, but just maybe he should stick to doctoring, or join me on the opinion pages. Truth is, his recent rant on quit-smoking programs is bad social science and bad business. Oz ...

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Taking the “Leap” into social media

What fascinates me most about technology isn’t the “gee whiz” aspect of a new innovation (although I’ll be the first to admit that the iPad kindles the flames of lust in my heart). Instead, I’ve always been much more interested ...

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The social media dilemma (access required)

Simply Google (or Bing) “social media” and you had better have some time on your hands. A graduate degree’s worth of ready information, marketing strategies, business applications and more awaits the reader. Of course as with anything researched on the ...

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With friends like this…

On March 17, Governor Otter signed into law House Bill 391 – the Idaho Health Freedom Act. The bill’s somewhat Orwellian title might initially give a glimmer of hope to folks like me, whose private health insurance policy premium went ...

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