Author Archives: familydiscountauto

When is a Gun not a Gun?

Jay Feely’s homage to the “Reggie” scene from Bad Boys 2 drew ire over the weekend. Let’s look at the image through three lenses: comedic value, civic value, and family value. Comedic value In less than 2 days, Jay’s post … Continue reading

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Why Guns Don’t Belong in Classrooms

In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy, one of the solutions floated to address gun violence in schools was to train and arm teachers. In November 2017, the New York times published these two charts in an article … Continue reading

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Tony Speaks to Power

Tony Robbins stepped in it.  Stepped in it, rolled around it, somersaulted through it a few times, then went on to admire the aroma. Immediately following the intimidation he subjected Nanine McCool to for standing toe-to-toe with him on his … Continue reading

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You, me, and 15 others = 17

The second amendment is so frequently taken out of context.  The last 14 words read: “…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” When James Madison wrote the Bill of Rights in 1789, America … Continue reading

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Keep It Simple, Flyers

Who remembers the truly remarkable sporting news of 1980?  It’s a bit of trick question.  A four-part trick question – but one that every Philly sports fan should know. The first part is easy.  The 1980 Phillies won the World … Continue reading

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That dawg won’t hunt

Having actively avoided the social media water cooler prior to this year (aside from an obligatory presence on LinkedIn), I am fascinated by the value proposition of Yammer – the enterprise social media platform acquired by Microsoft in 2012 for … Continue reading

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Anything you post can and will be used against you in a court of law

Most people are no more familiar with the Miranda warning than hearing it on TV. The second sentence to that warning, “Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law,” seems so 1999 though, … Continue reading

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Donnie, why no friends?

This President of our United States has been reported to be without close friends. In September 2017, Politico magazine dubbed him “The Loneliest President.”  For argument’s sake, assuming there’s a shadow of truth behind this bit of fake news, one … Continue reading

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A social media-centric approach to car ownership programs

Car ownership programs have one thing in common – their goal is to place working cars into the hands of families and individuals that would not otherwise be able to afford them. Two operating models of dominate the landscape.  The … Continue reading

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What is Canada really up to?

There is a magic to the Winter Olympic games.  The purity of newly fallen snow.  The crispness of the frozen air.  The sparkling surfaces on which the games are played.  Yet, these winter games are not without their dark side. … Continue reading

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