On this episode, podcaster Jason Stapleton discusses business, politics, and life. As a former Marine special operator, Forex trader, and now hugely popular podcaster, he has carved out his own niche and has an incredible following among Millennials. Stapleton shares his Libertarian views on Bitcoin, business, politics, Trump, the media, and Charlottesville. He also discusses the importance of building a life around your passions and interests. Read more →


On this episode, Jim discusses the shocking story of a lottery employee that created a software program to rig the lottery numbers in several states. How to get started with Bitcoin and receive a $10 bonus extra when opening a new account. Jerry Lewis dead at age 91. Robocall settlement to pay victims $300 to $900 each. Students of defunct Corinthian College to have loans forgiven, and Liberty University graduates are returning their diplomas as a protest against the college president's support for Trump. Read more →


If you don’t think America is rapidly becoming a bizarre, groupthink police state, well, you’re just not paying attention. As reported by a variety of outlets, including CBN News, there’s a bill actually under consideration by the California State Senate that would make it a crime for those who work in long-term care facilities to “willfully and repeatedly fail to use a resident’s preferred name or pronouns after being clearly informed of the preferred name or pronouns.” The legislation is known officially as SB 219, or the “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Resident’s Bill of Rights.” The... Read more →


The gig economy has proved empowering for a lot of people. But its advent has prompted lots of folks embarking on this new form of self-employment to chafe against the demands of the IRS. A new survey of enrolled agents reveals the number one reason for why taxpayers are receiving CP2000 forms, or notices of underreported income, is because those who are self-employed are doing a less-than-stellar job of accurately reporting their earnings at tax time. A related problem is that the IRS is seeing a spike in the number of taxpayers being hit with penalties related to non-payment, or... Read more →


As detailed in an article over at LifeNews.com, Patricia Heaton, the well-liked actress known for her role as Debra Barone on the CBC sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, as well as for her part as Frances “Frankie” Heck on the ABC sitcom The Middle, isn’t buying what her former network is selling when it comes to the subject of the near-eradication of children with Down syndrome in Iceland. CBS News recently did a story on the subject, one detailing that the number of kids born in that country with the genetic disorder is, indeed, nearly at zero now. But it’s how... Read more →


In the midst of the current frenzy over removing Confederate statues, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has asked the legislature to go back on a law passed in 2015 and allow the state, as well as local counties and municipalities, to remove the offending statues located there. Two years ago, then-Governor Pat McCrory signed Senate Bill 22, or the “Historic Artifact Management and Patriotism Act.” The essence of the law is that it forbids the removal of historical statues. Cooper now wants the law reversed. And here’s one of the reasons: The governor is afraid that protesters might get hurt... Read more →


Tucker Carlson, the host of Fox News Channel’s highly-rated Tucker Carlson Tonight, had some rather interesting things to say on Monday about social media giant Google. While never entirely out of the news in these days, Google has been a topic of heightened interest lately because of the recent dustup concerning employee – now former employee – James Damore. As you likely heard, Damore, a software engineer, decided to publish a memo in which he partly made the case that there’s a dearth of women in the technology field because, as a gender, females tend to reflect traits that make... Read more →


Know anyone with student loan obligations they’re struggling to pay? If so, that’s hardly surprising. There’s a bunch of people – young and old – who are on the hook for tens of thousands…if not hundreds of thousands…of dollars they borrowed to finance their college educations. Something else that’s not a surprise is that plenty of those folks, in their frustration, are wondering if they shouldn’t just walk away from those bills. After all, what’s the worst that could happen? Well, here’s some insight, courtesy of CNBC, into just what can happen if someone chooses to renege on their student... Read more →


As reported by the Catholic News Agency, Pope Francis used his most recent weekly Angelus message delivered in Saint Peter’s Square to warn the faithful against seeking spiritual guidance from anyone other than Jesus. While the pope has seen fit to be more embracing of many of the progressive trends sweeping the world, presently, clearly an abandonment of the Word is not one of them. So that’s something. In his address, the pope took issue with those who “consult horoscopes and fortune tellers,” among other sources of false guidance. The pope exemplified his message by referring to the story of... Read more →


Banks are making a lot of money each year from overdraft fees. A lot of money. CNN Money is reporting on numbers recently released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that show American consumers paid a whopping $15 billion in fees related to bounced checks and account overdrafts last year. Addressing the numbers in a press call last week, CFPB Director Richard Cordray said, “Consumers living on the edge can find themselves racking up numerous overdraft charges. Despite recent regulatory and industry changes, consumers with low account balances and little margin for error continue to pay significant overdraft fees.”... Read more →


As much as I hate robocalls, I was excited to learn that I will be getting a check for between $600 and $1,800 due to a class action lawsuit involving several of the major cruise lines. The amount will be based on how many phone calls you received (but the minimum is $300 even for just one call). You can collect for more than one phone number, and in my case two of my numbers came up. That means that I will be receiving a minimum of $600, but it could be as much as $1,800. The claims process is... Read more →


So, it seems that Hillary Clinton’s pastor has an interesting take on her election loss to Donald Trump. Have you heard about this? CNN is reporting on an email that Rev. Bill Shillady sent to the defeated candidate on the morning after the election, and it’s a doozy…particularly if you’re a Christian. It seems that the reverend saw fit - as a way to console Clinton, apparently - to compare Election Day to Good Friday. The day of Jesus’ crucifixion. “It is Friday, but Sunday is coming,” Shillady’s email begins. “This is not the devotional I had hoped to write.... Read more →


Ah, those rotten white people. Important that we study them, however. That way, we’ll know not to emulate anything like them in the future. Or something. On that note, Stanford University, The College Fix has learned, is offering a charming anthropology course this fall – an upper-level course, no less – that discusses, according to an official course description, the “possibilities of … abolishing whiteness.” According to the description, the seminar, called “White Identity Politics,” looks at the subject from the vantage point of “whiteness studies and from contemporary writings that push whiteness studies in new directions.” There are “whiteness... Read more →


As reported by the Associated Press, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford, USMC, landed in South Korea on Sunday, and made it clear that America is prepared to do whatever is necessary to protect herself and her allies. Saying the nation is ready “to use the full range of military capabilities to defend our allies and the U.S. homeland,” Dunford’s comments, and visit to the region, underline the seriousness with which the Trump administration is taking the recent threats from North Korea. Tensions with North Korea are exceedingly high, ratcheted up largely over what appears... Read more →


The powers that be at the University of Georgia have acted swiftly to reverse a professor’s plans to let students choose their own grades in two of the classes he’s teaching this fall. As reported by Campus Reform, Professor Richard Watson, an instructor UGA’s Terry College of Business, had earlier decided his novel approach to grading was appropriate because “emotional reactions to stressful situations can have profound consequences for all involved.” Watson’s policy was to be that if students find themselves “unduly stressed by a grade for any assessable material or the overall course,” they’ll have the option to “email... Read more →