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Is Obama a Muslim? No.

Is Obama a Muslim?  No.

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD September 20, 2015 I do not believe Barack Obama is a Muslim, nor do I think he is a Christian, nor do I think it matters, because he is not motivated by any religious belief, but by a secular ideology. All of his convictions and actions can be explained by a […]

California Controller: Debt Issuance, Investments and Treasury Activities

California Controller: Debt Issuance, Investments and Treasury Activities

Debt Issuance California State and local governments issued a total of $42.7 billion in debt during the first seven months of 2015, a 25 percent increase from the same period in 2014, when $34.2 billion in debt was issued, according to data received by the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission (CDIAC) as of August […]

Local Oxnard accountant-activist makes utility rate/policy recommendations

Local Oxnard accountant-activist makes utility rate/policy recommendations

By Lawrence P. Stein Editor’s note: The new Oxnard Utilities Rates Advisory Panel, (URAP) has created quite a bit of healthy discussion. Even though he previously predicted a trebling of utility rates, he believes that consumers are being outrageously overcharged for water to support what he feels is an overly expensive,inefficient GREAT water recycling program and […]

Local Oxnard accountant-activist predicts trebling of water rates

Local Oxnard accountant-activist predicts trebling of water rates

By Lawrence P. Stein Editor’s note: Mr. Stein took the best information he could find and calculated the impact on water projects debt service and rates. The exact timing and amount cannot be known for sure, because it is all based on rough plans, cost estimates, interest rates, transaction timing and even the city’s bond […]

Cartoonist Chip Bok: Greek Austerity

Cartoonist Chip Bok: Greek Austerity

  Last week Greece defaulted on its debt to the IMF. On Sunday Greek voters said “no” to more austerity from the IMF. Surging socialist candidate Bernie Sanders applauds the Greeks for rejecting austerity from the Euro ruling class. Economics writer Stephen Moore says Greece needs less socialism and more privitization. The banks are shutting down […]

GREECE: 99% of Votes Counted, ‘No’ Vote Set to Win By 61-39

GREECE: 99% of Votes Counted, ‘No’ Vote Set to Win By 61-39

Cartoonist Chip Bok: Scary Ideas

Cartoonist Chip Bok: Scary Ideas

Oxnard Accountant explains the why and how of municipal debt

Oxnard Accountant explains the why and how of municipal debt

Column By Lawrence P. Stein Larry Stein, mind Accountant and former Oxnard Mayoral candidate, medications explains debt rationale, buy mechanics and some pitfalls of municipal finance,using examples from Oxnard, CA Introduction Most people understand the concept of debt- they have it. Government debt, in particular municipal debt, has some variations to consumer debt. Debt occurs when […]

A President Practicing Insanity

A President Practicing Insanity

Were it not my task to write a decent length column, health I could easily summarize President Obama’s 2015 State of The Union Address as follows: the middle class has been decimated on his watch, and he’s insisting that the Congress allow him to fix the problem by implementing more of the policies which hurt […]

The economy is not recovering–Get prepared

The economy is not recovering–Get prepared

By: Devvy Kidd To look at data being released by the Lying Machine out in Washington, DC., specifically minions who work for the criminal impostor in the Red House (formerly known as the White House), one would think happy days are here again! I know it’s tiresome and depressing to constantly read how bad things […]