Author Archives: Jim Yardley

About Jim Yardley

Retired after 30 years as a financial controller for a variety of manufacturing firms, a two-tour Vietnam veteran, and independent voter.

Protecting Thought or Paychecks?


Published at Canada Free Press on May,22 2015 I spent yesterday evening driving to our local high school, which is the polling place for any votes that relate to membership on the local school board. Equally important, but much more … Continue reading

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Recognizing Cowardice


Too many people in this nation, and around the world in other nations, refuse to look a problem in the eye and call it out for what it is.  Bill Whittle has a gift that has been given to few. … Continue reading

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Life Gets Better with Age


An old friend always seems to have an endless stream of jokes, so this one surprised me.  Truth, or maybe I should say  TRUTH, doesn’t always come wrapped in a PhD, or is pronounced from a pulpit or from the … Continue reading

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Have You Demanded a “Right to Kill” Recently?


Published at Canada Free Press on April 24, 2015 The Cato Institute publishes a regular, and regularly interesting, newsletter called Cato at Liberty. In today’s newsletter, the institute included a piece authored by Doug Bandow, a senior fellow at the … Continue reading

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Answering Debbie Wasserman-Shultz’s Challenge


Published at Canada Free Press on April 20, 2015 Debbie Wasserman Shultz demands that anyone who questions our Dictator-in-Chief about his so called “negotiations” with Iran be prepared to offer alternatives to solve the Iran nuclear weapon problem.  Actually, considering … Continue reading

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When did the word “Negotiate” become the New Synonym for “Surrender”?


Published at Canada Free Press on April 13, 2015 Being too old to have enjoyed the benefits of being educated using what is euphemistically referred to as “Common Core”, some of us might not be aware that in addition to … Continue reading

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What Exactly Does the U.N. Accomplish?


Published at Canada Free Press on April 11, 2015 To answer the title question as succinctly as possible only requires two words – Not Much. Founded in 1945 as a reaction to the incredible destruction the entire world suffered because … Continue reading

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Coming to America


Published at Canada Free Press on April 8, 2015 I heard Neil Diamond’s song “America” (which is frequently referred to as “Coming to America”) today as I was driving alone in my car.  It was released in 1980 as part … Continue reading

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Why Do They Feel Invincible?

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Published at Canada Free Press on April 4, 2015 Many of President Barack Obama’s political supporters seem to think that they are invincible. No, not just invincible politically, but their own personal safety is perceived, based on their continued support … Continue reading

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Obama Has an Off Ramp Available


President Obama has managed to shoot himself in the foot once again in his “negotiations” with Iran over their robust expansion of their nuclear ambitions. For reasons only clear to himself, he insists that he will have an agreement with … Continue reading

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