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Bob McMillanAn Opinion

By Bob McMillan

The Arizona Immigration Law

Friday, 04 June 2010 00:00

Before we get into the details of the law, take a look, with me, at the reasons behind the passage of the law.

1. Estimates show that Arizona has the fastest growing number of illegal immigrants in the United States. Today, there are some 600,000 illegals in Arizona or almost 10 percent of the State’s population!


Visiting a Florida Phosphate Mine

Friday, 28 May 2010 00:00

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to tour a Florida phosphate mine operated by Mosaic. Beyond the fascinating engineering experience at the mine, it was also a great learning experience.


Our Teens Need Financial Education

Friday, 21 May 2010 00:00

As our children age and become adults, I cannot help but think that financial education is a missing ingredient.

Today, with a population of 305 million there are some 575 million credit cards being used in the United States. Those cards purchase around $20 billion each year with the average card holder having some $16 thousand in debt. And 15 percent of credit cardholders are regularly late in payments.


Some Facts About Cyber Bullying

Friday, 14 May 2010 00:00

Lately, the media has been full of news reports about students bullying through computers. And the cases are not isolated. To think that students would take their lives because of computer abuse, is something beyond imagination.

What makes it even more interesting is that crime in our schools has actually declined – except for cheating.


Turn Down the Volume

Friday, 07 May 2010 00:00

As the healthcare legislation evolved, the rhetoric became more bitter. It turned out that some members of Congress received death threats for supporting the bills while one Republican actually had a bullet fly into his District office. Too much from my viewpoint.


Some Guantanamo History

Friday, 30 April 2010 00:00

Before terrorists were housed at the Guantanamo Naval Base, today more commonly referred to as Gitmo, Christopher Columbus landed there in 1494. From there on, the history is very interesting – all leading to the current controversary about the housing of terrorists and water boarding to extract intelligence from those being held at the base.


Flights for Children

Friday, 23 April 2010 00:00

A few weeks ago, while in Florida, I had the opportunity to watch something that I never witnessed before. My two grandsons were part of the EAA Young Eagles program. And the Young Eagles are not just in Florida. They are also on Long Island.


Crime Is Down

Friday, 16 April 2010 00:00

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to discuss crime rates with a police official. How could it be, with such high unemployment, that crime rates across the country are actually down? One would think that higher unemployment would lead to a higher rate of crime – just survival for some.


What Is in the Healthcare Law?

Friday, 09 April 2010 00:00

Now that the debate is really over, take a look with me at some of the details in the legislation. This will not be a biased piece. I will try to lay out a summary which you can understand.


How High Is Up?

Friday, 02 April 2010 00:00

From a teenager, I have always wondered about taking off from the earth and going up as high as possible. Where would that be?

Specifically, put a flat plate horizontally on the earth’s surface and then have a line perpendicular to that plate take off and go straight up. Would it go on forever or stop somewhere? And if it stopped, what would be on the other side?


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