In the News and on My Mind
In The News
and on my mind
Dec 19, 2007
Ron Paul video montage -$6 million dollar man
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From Fox&Friends (December 18, 2007)


From CNN (December 17, 2007)


From MSNBC (December 18, 2007)


From Glen Beck's show (December 18, 2007)


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Dec 18, 2007
George W. Bush's eye color
Like me, I am sure that many of you love gazing at the handsome face of our super-intelligent president, George W. Bush, but have you ever noticed the color of his eyes? Check out some of his finest moments. Click here for video:

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Dan Hesse named President and CEO of Sprint Nextel

Embarq CEO, Dan Hesse,54, has been named CEO of Sprint Nextel. Hesse will be filling a vacancy that was created in October by Gary Forsee when he resigned amidst investor and board disputes. Forsee assumed the role in 2003.

Hesse has served as CEO of Sprint company Embarq since 2006. Prior to his tenure at Embarq, Hesse was CEO of AT&T Wireless Services. He worked a total of 23 years for AT&T in various senior management positions.

One of Hesse's primary tasks will be to shape WiMAX.

According to Sprint Nextel representatives, James Hance who had been named non-executive chairman following Forseeā€™s departure, will remain in that post.

Hesse currently serves on the board of directors of Nokia and VF Corporation and serves on the national board of governors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

Hesse earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame, a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University.

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Ryan Rancher, former Bessemer revenue director arrested again -now held without bond
(Bessemer, AL) Former Bessemer revenue director, Ryan O. Rancher, was arrested a second time on Friday (12/14). He is being held in the Jefferson County Jail with no bond. A court date of January 29 (2pm) has been set. Rancher will be held until this date at which time the court will determine if he is eligible for bond.

Rancher was initially arrested on Wednesday (12/12) and charged with one count of Acting as an Investment Advisor without a License and Fraud Related to Providing Investment Advice, both Class C felonies under Alabama law. Additionally, Rancher was charged with one count of Theft of Property First Degree, a Class B felony under Alabama law according to a statement released today by the Alabama Securities Commission (ASC). Rancher was released on $40,000 bond after his first arrest.

The ASC released a second statement today announcing Rancher's second arrest. According to the statement, Rancher's bond was revoked on Friday (12/14) and he was picked up on the same day at about 4pm by the Birmingham Police Department for alleged ongoing criminal conduct in violation of the Alabama Securities Act.

Allegedly, Rancher solicited more than $25,000 from a Birmingham area resident for investment purposes, and did not invest the solicited funds. It is also alleged that Rancher failed to disclose to potential investors that he had been previously barred by the ASC from the securities industry in Alabama.

The director of the ASC encourages anyone who may have invested with Rancher to contact the ASC Enforcement Division immediately at 1-800-222-1253.

UPDATE: Click here for details on why Rancher's bond was revoked. Only a day after his first arrest, he was attempting to take $10,000 from a Birmingham area resident.

PHOTO: Rancher's mug shot from his Saturday arrest.

UPDATE AS OF JANUARY 30,2008: Click here.

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