Be forewarned: I’m about to rant. If you’re not into it, don’t read this column.
Because the state has taken a slapdash approach to school scoring, two of the elementary schools’ overall scores in Lincoln Parish were blighted — causing the district’s overall score to decline. It’s nothing new, but it needs to end.
I would guess that I was probably about 14 or 15 years old (that’s been a few years ago now) when my dad really hurt my feelings. I still remember it to this day and, being a dad myself now, while I didn’t appreciate it then, I understand a lot more now. Without wandering around too much, I’ll try to get to the point, so bear with me.
Question: I have a desk job that requires almost no physical exertion. If I ever became physically disabled, I would be fine as long as I had my mind. Given my circumstances, how much disability insurance do I really need?
Answer: None … unless you become disabled.
Then, you will wish you had bought the maximum available.
It was almost like watching a scene in a B-grade monster movie. Just before being attacked by the monster mutant, the victim empties his revolver into the beast and then, in one last futile gesture, throws the gun at the creature before being devoured. That scene captures the plight of Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke as he announced the Fed’s latest attempt to jumpstart the sluggish U.S. economy. The new gambit is far weaker than Bernanke’s previous initiatives, which centered upon maintaining artificially low interest rates for extended periods and “quantitative easing”— the practice of rapidly expanding the money supply in an attempt to bolster the stock market and facilitate lending.