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Oct 1 12 12:58 PM

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WELL, THE DEBATES ARE NEXT UP!
 
THE FOLLOWING IS A SCHEDULE OF THE OCTOBER DEBATES SPONSORED BY THE COMMISSION ON PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES:
 
STARTING WEDNESDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 3, 2012 THE FIRST OF THREE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES WILL TAKE PLACE.  BARRING ANY UNFORSEEN MAJOR EVENTS, THESE WILL PROBABLY DETERMINE THE WINNER.  THIS FIRST DEBATE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER IN DENVER, COLORADO AND THE TOPIC WILL BE DOMESTIC POLICY. IT WILL BE MODERATED BY JIM LEHRER, HOST OF NEWSHOUR ON PBS.
 
FOLLOWING THAT WILL BE THE ONLY DEBATE BETWEEN THE VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ON OCTOBER 11, 2012.  ITS LOCATION WILL BE CENTRE COLLEGE IN DANVILLE, KENTUCKY WITH THE TOPIC BEING FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC POLICY. THE MODERATOR WILL BE MARTHA RADDATZ, ABC NEWS CHIEF FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT.
 
THE SECOND PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE WILL BE ON OCTOBER 16, 2012 FROM HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY IN HEMPSTEAD, NEW YORK WITH THE TOPIC LISTED AS A TOWN MEETING FORMAT INCLUDING FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC POLICY. IT WILL BE MODERATED BY CANDY CROWLEY, CNN CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT.
 
THE THIRD AND FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE IS ON OCTOBER 22, 2012 FROM LYNN UNIVERSITY IN BOCA RATON, FLORIDA WITH THE TOPIC BEING FOREIGN POLICY.  THE MODERATOR WILL BE BOB SCHIEFFER, HOST OF FACE THE NATION ON CBS.
 
ALL FOUR (4) DEBATES WILL AIR FROM 9:00 - 10:30 PM EASTERN TIME.
 
AND THEN WE HAVE HALLOWEEN!  KINDA APPROPRIATE HUH?
 
SERIOUSLY THOUGH, I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WATCH THESE CONTESTS AND TRY TO GLEAN OUT KERNALS OF VALUABLE INFORMATION TO HELP YOU MAKE A WISE DECISON AS THIS MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION OF YOUR LIFE.  THE MODERATORS WILL BE DETERTMINING THE QUESTIONS SO WATCH FOR ANY BIAS IN THEM.  THEY SHOULD REMAIN AS IMPARTIAL AS POSSIBLE, BUT WE SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT THEY ARE HUMAN.
 
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!;
 
WE HAVE QUITE A SENATE RACE GOING ON HERE IN MASSACHUSETTS BETWEEN THE REPUBLICAN INCUMBENT, SCOTT BROWN, WHO WON THE SEAT HELD BY TED KENNEDY WHEN HE DEFEATED DEMOCRAT MARTHA COAKLEY AND ELIZABETH WARREN, A HARVARD LAW PROFESSOR WHO HAS RECENTLY COME UNDER SCRUTINY OVER WHETHER OR NOT SHE HAS BEEN PRACTICING LAW WITHOUT A LICENSE IN THE BAY STATE.  THIS ON TOP OF HER CLAIM TO BE PART CHEROKEE INDIAN TO QUALIFY HER FOR CERTAIN MINORITY BENEFITS MAY BE HARD TO OVERCOME.  THE LATEST POLLS HOWEVER SHOW IT TO STILL BE A TIGHT RACE.  BROWN HAS BEEN CRITISIZED BY MANY CONSERVATIVES AS BEING TOO MODERATE ON SEVERAL ISSUES.  TIME WILL TELL WHAT MASSACHUSETTS VOTERS DECIDE.
 
THE LATEST GALLUP PRESIDENTIAL TRACKING POLL HAS OBAMA AT 49% AND ROMNEY AT 45%.  THE UPCOMING DEBATES WILL MOST LIKELY CHANGE THESE FIGURES.
 
RASMUSSAN IS SHOWING 7 TOSS-UP RACES FOR THE SENATE.  THEY ARE MASSACHUSETTS, CONNECTICUT, VIRGINIA, INDIANA, WISCONSIN, MONTANA, AND NEVADA WITH THE GOP LEADING IN 4 OF THEM AND A DEAD HEAT IN MASSACHUSETTS WHERE BOTH BROWN AND WARREN ARE EVEN AT 48%.  IF BROWN WINS AND EVERY OTHER RACE HOLDS AS IT IS, THE SENATE WOULD BE EVENLY DIVIDED AT 50 SENATORS EACH AS THE EXPECTED TWO INDEPENDENTS FROM MAINE AND VERMONT ARE EXPECTED TO CAUCUS WITH THE DEMOCRATS.
 
WHO IS VICE-PRESIDENT THEN BECOMES VERY IMPORTANT AS HE COULD CAST THE DECIDING VOTE;
 
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SOME OF US ARE NOT SURPRISED AS THE ADVOCATES OF THE PROBLEM  WEREN'T PERSUASIVE AND LACKED THE CREDIBILITY TO WARRANT IMMEDIATE SUPPORT.  OF COURSE WE SHOULD BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE PLANET AS IT IS HOME TO ALL OF US, BUT WE MUST ALSO BE COGNIZANT THAT SOME CAN HAVE VESTED INTERESTS THAT ARE MORE PERSONAL THAN GLOBAL.  WHEN ANYBODY PUTS PRESSURE ON YOU TO ACT BEFORE YOU ARE SATISFIED OR COVINCED WITH THE ACTION, RED FLAGS SHOULD GO UP!;

 
 
AS USUAL, IF TIME PERMITS, WE NEED TO CONTINUE DISCUSSING THE FOLLOWING:
PENSIONS - THEY NEED OUR ATTENTION.  MANY AMERICANS ARE RECEIVING THEM OR SOON WILL BE.  THE BABY BOOMERS ARE A LARGE GROUP IN THAT CATEGORY AND THEY NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT ACTIONS OR INACTION TO TAKE BOTH WITH ANY PRIVATE RETIREMENT PLANS THEY MAY HAVE OR EVEN WITH SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS AND STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT PLANS.  ALSO, DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME FEATURE ADMINISTERED BY THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION? THE RULES KEEP CHANGING IN THESE AREAS AND IT WOULD BE SMART TO LEARN THEM;
 
THE FEDERAL RESERVE - WE HAVEN'T STOPPED LOOKING INTO THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM
AND WE WILL DELVE A LITTLE MORE INTO IT'S' BALANCE SHEET AND SEE IF WE CAN GLEAN THE FACTS REGARDING THIS INSTITUTION THAT HAS SUCH AN IMPACT ON OUR LIVES AND DETERMINE IF IT CAN BE ONE THAT TRULY SERVES THE PEOPLE OR SHOULD ANOTHER ACT OF CONGRESS BE PASSED TO END ITS' EXISTENCE. THIS CAN BE A TEDIOUS PROCESS, BUT WE MUST FOLLOW THE MONEY !;
 
BEFORE WE TACKLE THE FEDERAL SYSTEM HOWEVER IT MAY BE WORTHWHILE TO REVIEW WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING IN PRICHARD, ALABAMA WITH THEIR PENSION PLAN. I THINK THE LESSON HERE IS THAT WE SHOULD FIND A WAY TO TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN MONEY AND NOT RELY TOO MUCH ON OTHERS, ESPECIALLY IF THEIR ABILITIES HAVE NOT BEEN FULLY DETERMINED;
 
GOLD - A RECENT SURVEY SHOWS HOW GOLD DOES DURING TIMES OF TURMOIL.  FIND OUT THE DETAILS;
 
WE WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH MORE ON THE LIST OF THE 50 THINGS EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE COLLAPSE OF THE ECONOMY;
 
 
AND WE WILL KEEP YOU ABREAST OF ANY LATE-BREAKING DEVELOPMENTS IN THE STOCK AND COMMODITIES MARKETS, ESPECIALLY GOLD AND SILVER;
 
 
SOME THOUGHTS BY EXPERIENCED INDIVIDUALS IN THE WORLD OF MONEY MAY ALSO BE REVIEWED AND SOME AUDIO MAY BE PLAYED TO ROUND OUT THE SHOW.