Back to School!

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August marks the start of school for much of the U.S. The Palm Beach County schools start August 13! If you still need to do school shopping, this weekend is Tax-Free Weekend in Florida. From Friday, August 3rd through Sunday, August 5th, clothing, footwear, and certain school supplies are tax free. The Florida Department of Revenue provides a complete list of eligible purchases. Many other states also have Tax Free Weekends with similar benefits.

Although most books aren’t tax-free this weekend, the affordable In 90 Pages books are worth the extra tax cents to get off to a good start. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are essential skills for every student. Students are even often expected to know how to create a document, spreadsheet, and presentation with no extra instruction. The In 90 Pages series provides clear, step-by-step instruction, and an easy to use QUICK REFERENCE page keyed to the…

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Clothing optional beach in Palm Beach County this summer? Perhaps

Palm Beach Free Press

This morning, February 2, 2018, the non-profit Palm Beach Naturists sent a demand letter to Palm Beach County Commissioners. It was a call for a family-friendly clothing-optional beach at one of their 11 public county beaches (see below). Last year, they were unofficially denied; however, the naturists still are retaining their right under Florida law to set up a clothing optional beach on their own. If the county does not act by their April 20, 2018, commission meeting, then the growing group says they will do it themselves, setting up their own signs and will decide which beach it will be.

They also have an online petition they just started which they expect to have over 1,000 signatures by the close of February. The group looks forward to “thousands of Palm Beach County residents and tourists will be able to enjoy a family-friendly clothing optional beach in our own backyard…

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Should We Give Politicians the Power to Swap Campaign Cash for Corrupt Earmarks?

International Liberty

This is depressing.

Republicans botched the repeal of Obamacare. They’ve already sold out (twice!) on the spending caps in the Budget Control Act, and they’re about to do it again.

And now they want to bring back earmarks.

In this interview with Neil Cavuto, I explain why this is a very troubling development.

One thing I didn’t mention in the interview is that earmarks are inherently corrupt. Indeed, there’s a near-universal four-step process that – in a just world – would result in politicians getting arrested (see 18 U.S. Code § 203) for bribery, graft, and conflicts of interest.

  1. An interest group decides it wants other people’s money and decides to use government as a middleman.
  2. The interest group hires lobbyists, most of whom are former members of Congress or former staff members.
  3. The interest group and the lobbyists direct campaign contributions to one or…

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“If You Don’t Where Aleppo Is, You Can’t Bomb It” Says Larry Sharpe In Defense of Gary Johnson

THE LIBERTARIAN VINDICATOR

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Last night’s episode of the Governor’s House with Larry Sharpe became heated when someone commented on the livestream “What’s an Aleppo?”

Among Sharpe’s commentary on universal basic income, New York’s new free college program and unions (and someone calling in asking if Larry had seen our Presidential Poll), was a response to a viewer seeming to seek to make a crack at Gary Johnson’s infamous slip on MSNBC where a reporter asked “What is Aleppo” and Johnson did not know is was the capitol of Syria.

“Shame on you for doing that” began Sharpe and then explained how he was not embarrassed at all by being Gary Johnson supporter and retorted the Johnson jab with “if you don’t know where Aleppo is, you can’t bomb it.”

The Governor candidate continued by praising Johnson for being honest and saying that it’s a flaw he would love to see in his…

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The Butler Book Tour

Belleyre Books

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

Bill Phillips Fitness News

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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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