The U.S. Chamber of Commerce evaluated public colleges and universities in all 50 states. Florida got an overall grade of “A” for its public institutions of higher learning.
About Dr. Rich Swier
Dr. Rich Swier is the Publisher of DrRichSwier.com e-magazine. He was the former State Editor for Watchdog Wire - Florida and RedCounty.com. He holds a Doctorate of Education from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA, a Master's Degree in Management Information Systems from the George Washington University, Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from Washington University, St. Louis, MO. Richard is a 23-year Army veteran who retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1990. He was awarded the Legion of Merit for his years of service. Additionally, he was awarded two Bronze Stars with “V” for Heroism in ground combat, the Presidential Unit Citation, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry while serving with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam. He is a graduate of the Field Artillery Officers Basic and Advanced Courses, and U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Richard was the Founder/CEO of Sarasota Online, a high technology company that was sold to Comcast Cable in 1996.
Entries by Dr. Rich Swier
There are eleven amendments to the Florida Constitution on the November 6, 2012 ballot. Two deal with religious freedom, two address veterans issues, one with public funding of abortions, one on health services, one on the state courts, four dealing with taxes and homestead exemptions and one on the college university system. All of the amendments were placed on the ballot by the Florida legislature.
As of June 26, 2012 thirteen candidates have qualified to run against Democrat Senator Bill Nelson (FL). The only state wide election in Florida in November 2012 is for the U.S. Senate. The winner of the U.S. Senate race can help their party take the key state of Florida and thereby help their presidential candidate win the White House via the electoral college.
Israel has historically founded its use of military power, specifically war and warlike actions, on self-defense. Attacks against Israel have always been conducted in violation of international and the natural laws of self-defense.
What is fly ash you may ask? Have you ever heard of the Roman Pantheon? It stands today because it was built with volcanic ash (a.k.a. fly ash). Similarly, bridges built with fly ash can be designed to last for a century and highways for 80 years.
Ridley Scott’s new film Prometheus does not rise to the level of Star Wars but its visuals are stunning. Many science fiction movies deal with human struggles, Prometheus tries to deal with the great question: where did mankind come from. Ridley comes firmly down on the side of Darwinism. Prometheus is a Darwin propaganda film. I would like Ridley to address intelligent design by a supreme being – a.k.a. God – in a future movie. Now that would be an epic.
Joe Kaufman and Beila Rabinowitz in a February 2012 article for FrontPageMag.com wrote, “A radical Muslim group with ties to the Obama Administration will be featuring the head of the Democratic National Committee, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, as the keynote speaker for its annual fundraising banquet this coming April.” The “radical Muslim group” Kaufman and Rabinowitz are referring to is EMERGE USA.
Chris Palko in the April 2012 edition of Campaigns & Elections magazine wrote, “A dozen swing states will determine the outcome of the presidential election. That’s a given. But within these so-called purple states, not all areas are swing. The formula is simple: win the swing counties, win the swing states and win the presidency.”
Martin County Florida’s Republican Party State Committeeman Eric D. Miller today accuses President Obama of defying the Constitutional separation of powers mandate by his recent Executive Order granting a mass de-facto amnesty to illegal immigrants. Miller also urged the immediate filing of impeachment charges in a letter to Congressmen Thomas J. Rooney and Allen West.
The Madison Project released a list of members of Congress who are “dramatically underperforming in strong Republican districts or have scored a failing grade in swing districts”. “These are our pale-pastel politicians – the ones who blur the distinction between the parties,” states the Madison Project website. As Slade O’Brien, Director of Americans for Prosperity – Florida, says, “Compromise is the art of losing slowly.”
Bring Al Maghrib to South Florida has announced its 4th seminar titled, “Divine Design of Islamic Law: Objectives of the “S” Word – Shariah”. The seminar is being held at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on June 23, 2012. According to the Al Maghrib Facebook page the topic is “on one of the most mis-understood topics in the West – Shariah”.
Florida is a state on the road to economic recovery. Unemployment has dropped 2.3% since Governor Rick Scott was sworn into office. The question is what will be the impact of President Obama’s executive order giving legal status to some, but not all, illegals on Florida and its economy?
Florida Representatives Sandy Adams, District 24, and Allen West, District 20, send a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder regarding the growing threat of “SWAT-ting” and its costly ramifications. Eighty-seven members of Congress signed the letter. The letter warns, “While none of the SWAT-ting victims have incurred physical harm from these hate filled ploys, we are gravely concerned that future victims may not find themselves so lucky.”
The term “settled science” is used by progressives and the media on a routine bases. “The real problem is that proper science is never ‘settled’ rather it moves and advances as new findings are made, even when what was effected was considered solid fact (like the Earth being flat and the center of the universe)”, states EcoWho.com.
Many people see government debt, over regulation and control of individuals, families and our natural resources as necessary to the good of the collective. May I humbly suggest that this is a violation of natural law as envisioned by our Founding Fathers in the Constitution?