The Butler Book Tour

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Threaded Destiny takes place in the fictional town of Harper, but as many of you know by now, Harper is modeled after downtown Butler, Pennsylvania. Last weekend, I had the honor of being invited to talk about Threaded Destiny on the local radio station and to do a book signing at a bookstore in downtown Butler.The Butler Book Tour took me to WISR 680AM radio for an interview on Friday, October 27th and then to The Book Book for a book signing on Saturday, October 28th. What a great time! Dave Marlarkey of WISR is an amazing host who really knows how to keep the interview going. Erik Bell at The Book Nook, along with Elsie, made the book signing a memorable and fun experience. Thank you, Thank you!

If you’d like to hear the interview, click the link below. My segment time is 34:08 to 1:05:30.
https://wisr680.com/turn-guests-fri-1027/

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Workout for Wishes LIVE with Bill Phillips

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ALL NEW: Workout with Bill Phillips – LIVE!

Starting Monday, July 10, at 6:00 pm (MT) and continuing through Sunday July 16, I will be coming to you LIVE (on Fecebook’s live-stream feature) for a series of workouts and talks about the best way to train for fat loss, muscle gain, health and longevity. Each session will include a 25 to 40 minute workout that you can follow along with at home or in your gym. You can watch Bill Phillips’ LIVE Workouts on your iPhone, android, tablet, laptop, desktop, etc. After the workout, join the discussion of how to get the best results from your workouts. I’ll answer your questions live, and give specific do’s and do not’s when it comes to lifting and intense interval aerobics.
If you have been to Camp and spent time with me already, you will be reminded of a…

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Police lie to Tiger Woods during investigation of DUI

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As most know by now, professional golfer Tiger Woods was arrested Monday morningtiger-woods-golf.jpg for DUI (Driving While Under the Influence). Full video of the arrest can be seen at the end of this story. What has often been cut out of newscast videos of the incident is that one of the officers said that he smelled “some odor coming from you” after asking if Woods had been drinking. But Woods’ blew twice into an Intoxilyzer machine registering zero alcohol. It came out later that Woods may have been under the influence of legal prescription medication and not alcohol as the police officer had assumed and clearly lied about. If the officer did smell alcohol, then he needs retraining — perhaps at a bar.

Lying about smelling alcohol or marijuana is a common tactic used by police even though they do not smell those substances, in order to justify in their…

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Occupational licensing is a scam

Palm Beach Free Press

What word best describes the actions of government? Would it be greed? How about thuggery? Or cronyism?

Writing for Reason, Eric Boehm has a story showing that “all of the above” may be the right answer.

But I Am an Engineer

At first it seems like a story about government greed.

When Mats Järlström’s wife got snagged by one of Oregon’s red light cameras in 2013, he challenged the ticket by questioning the timing of the yellow lights at intersections where cameras had been installed. Since then, his research into red light cameras has earned him attention in local and national media – in 2014, he presented his evidence on an episode of “60 Minutes”…on how too-short yellow lights were making money for the state by putting the public’s safety at risk.”

Three cheers for Mr. Järlström. Just like Jay Beeber, he’s fighting against local…

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Karl Dickey’s Permanent Portfolio Updated May 25, 2017

UPDATE May 25, 2017: 

So, we thought we’d check in to see how the portfolio was doing. The portfolio was posted on August 2015 and as of today, it has risen 53.3% while the DOW has risen by only 20.62% and the S&P by 15.47%. Our best-performing stocks have been Paypal and NVR; while the one outlier is owning a small amount of Bitcoin (in this example, the NYSE Bitcoin Index) which has risen well over 1,000% during our timeframe. Too bad we didn’t devote more money toward it. Bitcoin was a relatively small portion of the portfolio, but now it has become the single largest part of the portfolio. Even without the Bitcoin phenomena, the portfolio still would have performed well, especially for an “invest and forget it”/low-risk type strategy.

https://karldickey.wordpress.com/karl-dickey-investment-portfolio/

Reason: If You Can Work from Anywhere and Want To Travel Everywhere, Become a Digital Nomad (Reason Podcast)

Reason: If You Can Work from Anywhere and Want To Travel Everywhere, Become a Digital Nomad (Reason Podcast) http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwwqj8uTQ

Cut the Fluff, Get to the Stuff

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The title of my post refers to the basic concept behind the In 90 Pages books. I’ve been teaching, lecturing, promoting, and using Microsoft Office since 1995 (Office 95, aka Office 7). I’ve written many textbooks more than 400 pages in length, and they served their purpose. But now I’m meeting more and more students who haven’t been able to take a computer applications class, yet are expected to “just know” how to properly format a Word document, or put together an effective PowerPoint presentation, and even present their data in Excel using charts.

On the professional side, I’ve talked to business people who felt limited in their knowledge of Word. Business letters that “did the job” but lacked the polish were the norm. Where a formatted table would have grabbed the reader’s attention, the extra time required to learn tables meant that plain text data separated by tabs had to…

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