I just found out that my personal Equifax file was exposed in the data breach. Since the reports are that 143 million credit files were breached last week, I guess I am not surprised. Now, Equifax wants to give those affected a free ID theft membership for a year! What a joke... the people that allowed my information to be exposed are now going to protect me? There is not a chance that I am going to fall for that. What makes matters worse, is that some reports are saying that by joining the free credit monitoring you may be... Read more →


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... Read more →


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... Read more →


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... Read more →


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... Read more →


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... Read more →


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... Read more →


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... Read more →


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... Read more →


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,... Read more →


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... Read more →


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... Read more →


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... Read more →


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... Read more →


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... Read more →


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... Read more →