George Jarkesy, Chairman of the National Eagles and Angels Association was featured on the Rita Cosby Show, a nationally syndicated radio show discussing the American Airlines bankruptcy, Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales in 2011, and about the National Eagles and Angels Association (NEAA). George highlighted the benefits NEAA gives to individual investors including analysis of investments in the stock market, and he also highlighted the camaraderie of NEAA meetings – held nationwide. Click to listen to NEAA Chairman George Jarkesy on the Rita Cosby Show .
A Thanksgiving Meditation by our friend John Wayne Tucker of TheBoldPursuit!
Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday. The weather is usually perfect in most parts of the country. There is no need to worry about hunting for gifts for people. It is just getting together with family and friends to remember those people who came to this country for religious freedom and to remember that they took the time to give thanks to God for their survival, success and their blessings from God.
It is one of the traditions that makes America uniquely America. We are the only ones who celebrate Thanksgiving because it represents a specific historic event in American history. No other country could celebrate this event because this was an American experience.
Traditions like this are the stuff of which countries are held together. A nation is identified by its common history, faith, borders, government, currency and traditions as well as many other factors. It is the cement that holds us together as a nation who experiences commonality in enough areas to call ourselves, one.
I will never forget one particular Thanksgiving when my little cousin jumped up next to me on the couch and whispered in my ear, “I wonder why we are all here at Grandma’s house to eat Turkey.” That was my opportunity to tell her what Thanksgiving was all about. It is through traditions and observances like this that we pass down our heritage from one generation to the next.
It is my prayer that as you gather together with your families all across this great nation, that you take the time to share the meaning of Thanksgiving with the little ones in your family and that you are able to renew in your own mind that this is the day that we thank God for the blessings that he has bestowed on us and our great nation. And as you thank God for those blessings, may we add a special prayer that he would continue to have a reason to bless us as we will hopefully continue to shine as a beacon of hope, success, freedom and faith as a light on a hill for the entire world to see.
God Bless you and your family and friends and God Bless America again.
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I had high hopes for Clint Eastwood’s recent biopic of J. Edgar Hoover, simply titled “J. Edgar”. I expected the film to focus on the career of this fascinating and polarizing American, and how he managed to endure for five decades in a highly political environment where few survive for longer than a Presidential term. I certainly did not expect a romance story, and I’m not the only one who agrees: witness the poor reviews all around, from people all over the political spectrum. Dana Stevens from Slate criticizes the film for not making “a case either for or against the troubled figure at its center,” instead taking a detached view of Hoover’s actions as FBI director.
To put it bluntly, why does our society care so much about the private issues and sex scandals of great men and women, and not about their professional accomplishments? In his time as head of the agency, Hoover accomplished the following:
- Restructured the FBI and turned it into a professional, well-run law enforcement agency
- Captured famous outlaws and bank robbers in the 1930’s, such as John Dillinger
- Arrested German spies and Nazi saboteurs during World War II
Despite all of the good he did, he also maintained secret files on many Americans, an act that overstepped the FBI’s authority. Yet, the movie touches upon very few of Hoover’s major accomplishments or controversies.
Eastwood and writer Dustin Lance Black ignore this rich historical material, and instead focus on Hoover’s relationship with the associate director of the FBI, Clyde Tolson. Why do the filmmakers care so much about his private life? Hoover’s alleged homosexuality has been used a sideshow, and it disappointed me that the filmmakers chose to buy into this theme instead of presenting an even-handed depiction of his life. We deserve a better movie treatment of this pivotal and influential figure, and J. Edgar Hoover deserves a better treatment of his legacy.
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11.11.11 by George Jarkesy, Chairman of the National Eagles and Angels Association
2011 brought the milestone of the 7 billionth person, a noteworthy number which has raised questions regarding the sustainability of our species and concerns of overpopulation. While our population may still be rising, its rate of growth has actually slowed to a great extent. In this piece, we will examine the reasons behind this slowdown in growth, as well as the policy implications for Europe and the welfare state.Make sure to also visit George’s personal website at www.jarkesy.com and to obtain our equity research through NEAA Venture Research visit www.neaaventure.comTweet
Every year, the United States celebrates the end of World War I, which was on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, with a federal holiday. This holiday, formerly known as Armistice Day, is now known as Veterans Day. The “War to end all Wars,” it claimed the lives of 116,708 brave American soldiers. While the original proclamation in 1919 celebrated these veterans, a shoe shop owner from Kansas, Alvin King, took up the cause of celebrating all veterans on this date. Accordingly, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed King’s bill in 1954, thus establishing Veterans Day as we know it today.
Many Americans seem to take Veterans Day, and the veterans themselves, for granted; we thank them for their sacrifices, we place bumper stickers on our cars, yet do little to provide care for them after they’ve returned from service. This war, while lower on overall casualties, has produced a significant number of wounded veterans who lives were saved but require intensive therapy and care.
Meanwhile, we poured a tremendous amount of money – 1.3 trillion in one decade! – into Iraq and Afghanistan. We’re also spending $900 billion per year on welfare here at home for those who did not serve. A fraction of this money would radically improve the VA system and help veterans find jobs.
We need to find a way to improve the quality of care for our veterans without increasing the deficit, and there are plenty of places to cut the budget. Paul Ryan put forth a great plan to lower the tax rate, replace Medicare, and privatize Social Security, but the plan died in the Senate. Let it be known that no Democrats voted for this plan. Also, despite the amounts of money poured into Iraq and Afghanistan, not to mention our soldiers, we have not received any sort of break on oil prices or return on our extensive investment in Iraqi infrastructure. . On top of that, we’ve racked up over $5 billion in waste from reconstruction projects. This is simply unacceptable to our taxpayers and to what our soldiers fought for.
Trim the welfare rolls. Work out a supply of oil on favorable terms from the Iraqi government that in kind repays the debt. We need to put our money were our mouth is, and actually help our veterans instead of paying lip service.
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