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Charmaine to Speak at Blogs for Life; Chuck Norris will Fight FOCA Fight FOCA on Sanctity of Life Sunday

January 15, 2009 | By | No Comments

charmaine_obamacon_me_yoest.pngSanctity of Life Sunday is being celebrated on the 18th — before the March for Life on Thursday, January 22nd.

In between these two dates, the most pro-abortion president in history, Barack Obama, will be sworn in on Tuesday the 20th.

What a week.

Alert Reader Gary K sends us Charmaine’s

Americans United for Life has a church bulletin insert available to alert voters on the Obama abortion agenda. See the full page insert here. Read Charmaine’s letter at the jump.

The Family Research Council writes,

Blogs for Life is scheduled to take place the day of the 36th annual March for Life, during which hundreds of thousands of pro-life advocates gather in the nation’s capitol to celebrate life and demand the reversal of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

The conference will feature several prominent conservative voices including Senator Sam Brownback, Amanda Carpenter, Jill Stanek, Michael New, Ph.D., Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., Michael Illions, Chris Gacek, J.D. and Martha Shuping, M.D. all speaking with bloggers live from Family Research Council headquarters.”


Join Fight FOCA To date almost 425,000 people have signed the FightFOCA petition.

It just might get Obama’s attention.

Because it is the right thing to do.

How can Your Business Blogger(R) be so sure?

Because Chuck Norris approves of FightFOCA.

Chuck Norris writes at Human Events,

“Please, before FOCA flies onto the congressional floor in the upcoming days, sign the online petition to fight FOCA (, and then contact your representatives and senators to tell them how you expect them to vote on the bill.”

Chuck Norris is always right. He’s smart. As The Dude says, ‘Chuck Norris can divide by zero.’


Thank you (foot)notes:

The Dude worked backstage with Chuck Norris on the Huckabee presidential campaign trail in December 2007.

Pro-Choice abortion-approver Christina doesn’t care much for the Fight against FOCA. She used to work for Planned Parenthood and says there is no such procedure as a partial birth abortion. I don’t think she’s seen the pictures…warning: graphic dead baby unwanted human tissue.

The Secular Heretic telling the news as it really is, has the FightFOCA code in his template. A good-guy.

UPDATE: Blogs 4 Life is on the Right Wing Watch list from People for the American Way. The anti-American PfAW has more time for abortion, now that Obama will soon be surrendering in Iraq and to Iran.

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Media Alert: Charmaine In USA Today, Reuters, HuffingtonPost, Catholic OnLine

October 31, 2008 | By | 3 Comments

sonogram_side_by_side.jpgWe had a film crew from South Africa at the house today interviewing Charmaine on the campaign.

The rest of the world is confused at our continuing frictional discourse on abortion. Most of the world has real restrictions on abortion on national levels. The world does not understand that we do not.

The USA is one of the few countries in the world that has abortion on demand for any reason through all nine months (and longer under the Obama Born Alive Abortion Plan). Including China where the government makes the demand — not the mother.

Unless the baby is a girl — then everyone wants the child dead…

Or in India where abortion also is used for sex selection to allow only male babies born. Because boys are superior to girls as all advanced nations know.

USA abortion proponents tell us that the “health of the mother” is the only exception. Scare quotes are used in print and air quotes are used in conversation as John McCain does.

The quoting is used because the “health” issue is the exception that swallows the rule as Clarke Forsythe at Americans United for Life reminds us. Because anything, anything can be interpreted as “health.” As in mental health. As in a bad hair day. Any reason is sufficient reason to abort.

There are no exceptions.

The Supreme Court has so ruled. Not we the people.

This was the background for the reporting by Joan Biskupic at USA TODAY in

Election comes at key point for high court’s stance on abortion,

“This is a historic election,” says Charmaine Yoest, [Ph.D.] president of Americans United for Life. “With the next president having the opportunity to appoint one, two or even more justices,” she adds, the election could change the law “on the life issue.”

Ed Stoddard at Reuters writes, Win Or Lose, Sarah Palin To Be A Political Force,

If McCain loses the exit polls will be scoured but many pundits seem likely to blame it on centrist concerns about Palin during a financial crisis.

“It’s really clear that there are some people out there who would like to make her a scapegoat if things don’t go their way Tuesday,” said Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life Action, which opposes abortion rights.

“But she’s has very clearly connected with the base of the party and the life and family voters and I think that is going to give her a really strong base going forward whatever happens,” she said.

Jessica Arons writing at the Huffington Post has the best summation of the state-by-state, incremental Pro-Life strategy in Not All Politics Is Local: Connecting the Dots on Abortion Initiatives,

California Proposition 4 is endorsed by Americans United for Life, among others.

This is an organization that has worked to slowly erode women’s access to abortion care with bills that limit available abortion methods after 12 to 13 weeks of pregnancy; require waiting periods, biased counseling, and ultrasound viewings prior to an abortion; create burdensome and medically unnecessary regulations for abortion clinics; assert that fetuses feel pain during an abortion; and allow health care employees to refuse to counsel, refer, or treat patients for any service to which they object.

She intends it to be dire and evil, but it comes out good and accurate. Something Biblical in there…

Deacon Keith Fournier at Catholic On Line has SPECIAL: Interview with AUL Action’s Charmaine Yoest on ‘Open Letter to Barack Obama’

Your Business Blogger(R) also recommends Values Voters


Obama the Abortionist

Makeup of U.S. Supreme Court Hangs in the Balance


J. Margaret Datiles, staff counsel for Americans United for Life representing the interests of the weakest citizens of the United States and abroad has an article in The Washington Times, A price on your head. Good read. Would get us ready for money saving suicide plans under an Obama administration.

Values Voter Summit September 12: Save The Date

March 19, 2008 | By | No Comments


Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D. addresses

the 2,600 attendees at last year’s Summit

Photo Credit: Peter Shinn Hold September 12 on your calendar for the Values Voter Summit in Your Nation’s Capital.

Called “the most exciting meeting there is in Washington” by author and radio host Bill Bennett, FRC Action’s 2007 Values Voter Summit (formerly “The Washington Briefing”) attracted over 400 national and international members of the media, a waiting list of speakers, and thousands of values voters representing nearly every state in the union and many foreign countries.

On September 12-14, 2008, 60 days before an historic election, FRC Action (a 501c4) will host its third annual Values Voter Summit at the Hilton Washington in downtown D.C., and you are invited.

As a participant in one of the conservative movement’s must-attend events of the year, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from some of America’s key leaders at a decisive moment in our nation’s history, including invited speakers such as Newt Gingrich (confirmed), Chuck Colson, Lou Dobbs, Bill Bennett (confirmed), Lt. Col. Oliver North, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Star Parker (confirmed), Justice Clarence Thomas, Patricia Heaton, Roger Hedgecock (confirmed), House and Senate leaders, and all the 2008 presidential nominees.


Charmaine at the podium 2006 In addition to lively discussions on issues ranging from life, marriage, school choice, and radical Islam to judicial activism and religious liberty, attendees can take part in: celebrity book signings; breakout training sessions; Radio and Bloggers’ Row; special co-sponsored meals hosted by Focus on the Family Action, American Values, and Alliance Defense Fund; a unique student track (including a Friday night reception); and the Faith, Family, and Freedom Gala Dinner on Saturday evening.

The Values Voter Summit is quickly becoming one of Washington’s most anticipated weekends of the year. Packages start at just $95 for adults and $50 for students and pastors. Sign up now and enjoy a $25 early-bird discount! Registration opens online tomorrow, March 15, at Call 1-877-372-2808 for more details.


Thank you (foot)notes:

See Values Voter Summit 2007 and more.

Reasoned Audacity Moves Into Year Four

March 1, 2008 | By | No Comments

Charmaine and Your Business Blogger celebrated the third birthday of our blog in February. We are honored by your visits and comments and links.

Friends used to ask us why we web-logged (before it was popular and accepted by normal people).

Our reasons were/are practical:


Charmaine, Your Business Blogger

Penta-Posse at the Grand Canyon

Easter 20051. Catastrophe. A secure remote web-based storage for our articles and pictures. Everyone should have favorite family photos stored on a server in addition to an album. Store Christmas pictures (the kids grow up so fast). So the only thing you need to take with you out of a burning house are the kids. All of them…

2. Clients. All small businesses need a blog. To communicate with customers and to cultivate a network of friends and referrals. Cheap marketing. Don’t miss the next exciting management seminar!

3. Kids. What would Dad do? No, no, they don’t ask that now — this is for when we are gone. Search the blog, Penta-Posse. (Parents get smarter as children age.) Our biggest fear now-a-days is an electromagnetic pulse bomb (EMP) set off by terrorists as Frank Gaffney et al describes in War Footing that would wipe out our 2,000 posts. EMP a-coming if Oboma Obama elected.

4. Criticism. An honest critique and feedback is often helpful. The blogosphere is chock-o-block of Court Jesters and watch dogs.

5. Recruiting. Charmaine has found the best talent on the planet from Evangelical Outpost and TruePravda. And a pastor.

Charmaine observes that I learned my truncated style of writing while in the Army. Short sentences.

Short paragraphs.

As Don Suber instructs. Perfect for blogging.

Blogging has introduced us to bullies and saints.

Blogging has Charmaine getting the body count in London on 7.7, getting close to George Clooney and an occasional free movie.

Recent denial of service attacks have been a challenge to our web gurus who are distracted by (paying) clients. In-kind bartering has a down side — comments are down. Please email us.

Thank you Alert Readers all. We are in your debt…


Thank you (foot)notes:

If you didn’t bookmark this saint, do it now. Everybody wants to help Save The Earth, but nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.

Bloggers: Looking for Money for College?

February 14, 2008 | By | No Comments


The Penta-Posse

election nite 2004 Me too.

As the father of the five-person cohort called the Penta-Posse, Your Business Blogger is looking for angles for college admission and funding.

And not just Title IX…

Our friends at the Daniel Kovach Scholarship Foundation have an opportunity for cash. $2,000. Real money.

For political bloggers. If you are a college student, or have parents looking for help, go enter the 2nd Annual Political Blogging Scholarship.

And let us know how it works for you.


Thank you (foot)notes:

Thank you to Alert Reader Jennifer Rotman, Scholarship Coordinator, at College Scholarships.

Comments may not be enabled. Nasty DoS attack. Please email us with comments.

Update: Jill Miller Zimon, Freelance Writer, Editor and Blogger has more information and — as the main stream media like to say — original reporting,

Hi Jack -

I don’t know if you have ever spoken with Daniel, but here’s a post I wrote after interviewing him and one that links to a CNN article about him.

Thanks for posting about the blogging scholarship. An Ohio blogger I know used one (though I don’t think it was the same one) to cover New Hampshire primary prep last summer.



Mitt Romney Leaves Race: The View From CPAC

February 7, 2008 | By | No Comments


Mitt Romney at the podium

Photo Credit: The Dude The ball room was packed to capacity at above-the-fire-marshal limits.

But the thousands of supporters in the room didn’t know what was coming.

There is no wireless on the lower floors so they did not know from Drudge that Mitt was leaving.

Romney’s speech started out as a barn-burning stump speech to the cheering, yelling crowd.

But his tone changed subtly speaking of the war. He turned a corner, did a simple setup, then he drop the bomb, stunned the crowd. He was leaving and said McCain was the best leader for our country in this time of war.

(His words, his cadence , his delivery was world-class. McCain or Huckabee would do well to hire his wordsmiths…)


Thank you (foot)notes:

We arrived on time but the room was full. The room was guarded by bouncers ushers at the entrances. So Your Business Blogger and Charmaine and some of the Penta-Posse and attachments were escorted ’round back through the press entrance, just like real Main Stream Media.

CPAC was treating bloggers right.

But the room was backed and no chairs were remained. The room-monitors commanded that all had to be in seats or leave. Print media had to sit on the floor.

Charmaine was in a businesses skirt and Your Business Blogger was in a bespoke suit, so sitting on the carpet was not our first option.

But the enforcers were not demanding that the visual-camera-media sit down — they were manning the camera equipment.

So we simply whipped out our Handy Cam and cameras and starting filming and taking pictures. Print media had to sit, but visual got to stand.

Print guys could still plow their trade by listening.

Visual media got to stand. They (we) needed visual access.

The First Amendment trumps Fire Marshal Regulation.

See Dr. Crouse at TownHall with Pushy Pundits

Update: We understand that Mitt Romney wrote the speech.

Join Reasoned Audacity at CPAC in Your Nation’s Capital

February 5, 2008 | By | No Comments


The Dude interviewing Mitt Romney at last year’s CPAC

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) is meeting this week February 7 to 9.

Your Business Blogger,

The Dreamer,

The Dude and

The Diva will be a-blogging.

Reasoned Audacity is honored to get a hook-up seat on bloggers row.


CPAC 2008

Following are blogs on Bloggers Row.

The conservative event is held yearly and is heavily attended.

Mike Huckabee is schedule for 9am on Saturday morning.

The three-day event begins Thursday at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.


Ace O’Spades
Alarming News
Atlas Shrugs
Bluey Blog
Captain’s Quarters
Conservatives with an Attitude!
Fausta’s Blog
Gay Patriot
Girl on the Right
Hugh Hewitt
Human Events
Little Miss Attila
Mary Katherine Ham
Matt Sanchez
Musclehead Revolution
My Man Mitt
Outside the Beltway
Reasoned Audacity
Red State
Riehl World View
Right Wing News
Sam Adams Alliance
Save the GOP
The American Mind
The Autonomist
Truth Laid Bear


Thank you (foot)notes:


Reasoned Audacity

CPAC 2007 Official Blogger Kristina Grabosky at CRC Public Relations is the go-to source for all good things PR at CPAC. (Unpaid link.)

Special thank you to Robert Stacy McCain for setting up the links.

Your Business Blogger also blogs at Management Training of DC, LLC. (Unpaid link…)

On The Plane With Mike Huckabee: Web Site Under Attack

January 18, 2008 | By | No Comments


Mike Huckabee and staffers.

Charmaine in the black leather.

GOP presidential hopeful and former

Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee talks with

advisors and campaign staff on board a plane

en route to South Carolina after the

New Hampshire primary in Manchester, N.H.,

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008.

AP Photo Credit: Alex Brandon

Alert Readers have alerted Your Business Blogger that Reasoned Audacity was down.

I have assured our friends who support Romney that we were not forbidding access to them. But that we were under a denial of service attack. And it was not personal.

Unless the DOS was coming from the Romney campaign…


See Charmaine in the red scarf.

Republican presidential hopeful, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, poses with a supporter as his wife Janet takes a picture during a campaign rally early in the day in Grinnell, Iowa Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008.

AP Photo Credit: Paul Sancya


Charmaine and Mike Huckabee


Thank you (foot)notes:

My web guru Peter Shinn, found and fixed my problem. He is a pro. You should retain him. He does good work.


He is expensive.

Contact me if you’d like to reach him.

The Carnival of the Capitalists Is Here at Reasoned Audacity

August 25, 2007 | By | 5 Comments


The biggest complaint of the blogosphere is that the writing has no accountability, no third party oversight.

Except the carnivals. And the best business carnival in the business is The Carnival of the Capitalists.

Submissions, as the Alert Reader will know, are self-selected by the author, and edited and vetted by the carnival host. Not every article submission is accepted.


My friend Anita Campbell leads this week’s carnival with about the best collection of podcasts todate. This is an essential resource for anyone considering podcasting or who might want to be a guest on radio and podcasts — and who needs a list of the better podcasts. Anita Campbell presents 100 Small Business Audio Podcasts posted at Small Business Trends Radio | Small Business Information. Anita demonstrates here what is best about the blogosphere. (Full Disclosure: Your Business Blogger has written for Anita Campbell.)

Wayne Hurlbert tells us in Management techniques: Delegating responsibility,

As a company grows, the number of responsibilities grow right along with it. Not only do the number of departments expand, but their size and scope increases as well. Taken together, managing all departments and staff within the organization becomes too much for any one person. No one possesses the time or skills required for each and every job in the business. Delegation of responsibility is essential. It is here that problems can arise that can hurt the company’s performance.

Wayne, as usual, gets it right: One of the biggest challenges to the manager, especially the business owner, is to have staff that are less Boss reliant — and become more self reliant members of the team. Wayne Hurlbert is always worthwhile reading.

Brian at Financial Dominance shows us the new Illinois 529 Bright Start Savings plan and simply explains why this plan has went from one of the worst 529 plans in the US to one of the best. This article caught our attention: the Penta-Posse will be venturing to higher education soon (too soon…) We would have liked a bit more detail on the fee structure and how other states complicate this. But Brian points us to a way these education savings plans should work at Very Happy With Illinois 529 Savings Plan.

Douglas Galbi at purple motes has a thoughtful piece television serves couch potatoes

Don’t rush the lawyers if you have been wronged. Read this counter-intuitive, yet practical article by Carmen Van Kerckhove at Race in the Workplace with What to Do If You’re Experiencing Racial Discrimination At Work,

Think twice before reporting racial discrimination to your company’s human resources department. Why? Because it’s not always the most effective strategy.

Read on for a step-by-step guide on what to do if you believe your supervisor is discriminating against you because of your race…

See Jason Koeppe’s Strategic Internet Marketing Blog and A Step By Step Guide For Choosing the Right,

Effective keyword research is underrated. Really. And not just in its benefit and importance as it relates to SEO and online search marketing. Thoroughly understanding what keyword phrases your target audience is using to find you (your product or services) is literally invaluable. This knowledge is one of the best weapons you have in your business building arsenal and this weapon can be used both online and off. We’ll come back to that thought a bit later. For now, let’s dive right into how to effectively choose the best keywords for search marketing…

Nickel does the numbers in How to Make Money in the Stock Market (Revisited). The numbers are compelling. No charge.

Here are some youthful capitalists who are starting really early with their business plans: 5 Of The Youngest Entrepreneurs On Their Path To Success And Riches on thedigeratilife by the Silicon Valley Blogger.

Steven Silvers who can manage image better most anyone has Vick story prompts greyhound racing industry to defend itself earlier than usual. posted at Scatterbox by Steven Silvers,

The American Greyhound Track Operators Association rushes to spin some distance between the controversies surrounding its own industry and the nation’s new interest in illegal dog fighting.

Vick should have hired Silvers.

David Kam presents The Importance of Logo posted at

Gustav S submits 10 Reasons why only 4% of the population achieve their goals posted at

Ian Welsh has a Biblical reference Reaping What You Sow: Hedge Fund and Housing Bubble Edition posted at The Agonist,

What’s happening to the housing and financial markets right now is the entirely foreseeable consequence of past deliberate policy decisions by the Fed and the Bush administration. The reason a bail-out is finally occurring is because the people who matter are getting hurt.

Kurt Brouwer has Subprime and Stocks? What Happened? posted at Fundmastery Blog,

Financial markets around the globe have been weak and jittery in recent weeks. The following discussion is meant to give you some background on the subprime lending mess and how it spread throughout the financial markets.

Dax Desai writes What does the potential Fed rate cut mean? posted at Dax Desai, where he explains the effect of the potential Fed interest rate cut on investments.

Pawel Brodzinski presents 15 Ways to Be a Good Boss posted at Software Project Management,

Want to be a leader who will be followed by the team? Want to have employees working willingly on your success? Want to be a good boss?

Michael Fowke presents Canary Wharf: the new reality posted at Money is the way. All about investment banks in Canary Wharf and their new way of doing business.

Barry Welford presents Google Rankings Drive Sales – SEO Expectations posted at BPWrap – Internet Marketing From A Different Point Of View,

Some website owners assume that Google keyword search rankings directly affect sales. So a #1 position will be better than a #2 or #3 position. What counts is the bottom-line result and many other factors come into play in determining that.

Louise Manning presents What is business ethics? posted at The Human Imprint,

Politicians are trying too hard to pressure the Federal Reserve. If they aren’t stopped now, we’ll have a much harder time stopping them in a few years when they try to use an inflation tax to balance the budget.

Peter has Decide For the Success of Your Home Based Business posted at Make Money Online.

Read the Millionaire Mommy Next Door with How to Treat Affluenza: Spend Less and Live a Happier Life posted at Millionaire Mommy Next Door,

The number of “very happy” people peaked in 1957, and has remained fairly stable or declined ever since. Even though we consume twice as much as we did in the 1950s, people were just as happy when they had less. 86% of Americans who voluntarily cut back their consumption feel happier as a result.

wilson ng presents The Challenge of Providing Choice posted at Reflections of a BizDrivenLife,

Some people want a variety of choice, while some people want quality pre-selected information. Whether you are selling products or ideas, how many alternatives do you provide? Here is a short article on how the number of offerings affect decision-making.

Chief Family Officer presents Great Debate over at AFM: To Sell or Not To Sell? posted at Chief Family Officer.

FMF submits What I’d Do with a High-Paying, Unrewarding Job posted at Free Money Finance and read how he’s handled bad job situations

Alvaro Fernandez outlines The Ten Habits of Highly Effective Brains posted at Brain Fitness Blog with some tips to keep our brains sharp.

Good news for health insurance costs: Insureblog‘s Henry Stern reports that prices are moderating, and explains why.

Leon Gettler has original reporting with an Interview with AXS-One chairman and CEO Bill Lyons posted at Sox First,

An interview with AXS-One chairman and CEO Bill Lyons on why companies struggle with their electronic documents and how email is the new legal Chernobyl.

Wally Bock at Three Star Leadership says, Evidence-Based Management offers the manager some effective tools for making better decision. But it may be harder than you think to make the vision of what Evidence-Based Management can do match up with reality. See issues.

Nina presents Gay Affluence: fact, fiction, or somewhere in between? posted at Queercents,

Gay affluence is a myth and perhaps the most misunderstood fact about gays and lesbians. We are not wealthier. Or are we?

Rob May writes What Dasani Bottled Water Taught Me About Better Blogging posted at Businesspundit, A case study of Dasani provides insight into why blogging requires more than just quality posts.

Matthew Paulson presents Long Term Care Insurance: When It Makes Sense, When It Doesn’t. posted at

Where are interest rates headed? James Hamilton of Econbrowser concludes that the Fed has abandoned its 5.25% target for the fed funds rate, and, when it goes back to targeting, will pick a lower value, in Whee!

Charles H. Green presents It’s a Dog Eat Dog World, Isn’t It? posted at Trust Matters,

In an emerging business world that throws everyone together in constantly permutating ways, that old competitive nature we prized decades ago is becoming a bit of a millstone.

Babak presents Bond Market Screaming For Rate Cut – Fed Listening? posted at Trader’s Narrative.

Marlon J. Broussard presents The True value of Money in Our Age | MoneyBlog posted at MoneyBlog,

The point is not to just point out the fact that a dollar is only worth 4 cents (about the exact cost of printing, regardless of the denomination), but to shed light on some things you need to be mindful of…

Logan Flatt, CFA suggests A Simple, 3-Step Program posted at,

How would you like to live in crushing, abject poverty? Does the idea of living and sleeping on the streets of a major American city sound appealing to you? Would you like to grow old and penniless, spending your final days on this Earth barely getting by on the meager checks sent to you by some large government bureaucracy? Well, my friend, do I have the program for you.

Michelle Cramer warns us of A Bad Customer Service Experience posted at GreatFX Business Cards,

The customer, in fact, is not always right, but good customer service is treating her as though she is. Making the customer feel appreciated, even when they are not pleased, is the goal.

Next week’s carnival will be celebrated on September 3, 2007 at the Geek Practitioners Blog.

Editor’s Choice: Must Reads

August 3, 2007 | By | No Comments

Worthwhile Reads:

If this is our new guide, we’re lost by Gina Dalfonzo with excellent commentary on Dr. Drew Pinsky.


Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt Learn about FUD: fear, uncertainty and doubt, at Why Sell Is Still a Four Letter Word by Charles H. Green — brought to us at no charge by Carnival of Sales & Management Success, hosted by Brad Trnavsky

Leading by Example in a World of Copy Cats By Michelle Cramer via Carnival of Leadership Development hosted by The Engaging Brand blog with Anna Farmery, Business Coach and Speaker

And be sure to visit the Carnival of Image & Influence | Vol. 2 hosted by Steve Silvers. He graciously points to my article What is the best tactic to get a referral?

But Steve minimized the best referral in one of the better posts lately — which would be his. See references to Steve Silvers’ quotes in Forbes and from an article in the Associated Press, 2 Wal-Mart Critics Leave Group, By MARCUS KABEL,

Corporate reputation expert Steven Silvers said the move may signal that the union campaigns are reaching an end, with little new ground to cover after criticizing Wal-Mart for two years.

“At some point an activist group has to ask itself if it’s preaching to the choir,” said Silvers, from the Denver-based consulting company GBSM Inc.

“What they’re doing is going from rhetoric to relevance,” Silvers said. He said Blank and Kofinis can have more impact on Wal-Mart from the national platform of the presidential race.

Steve would be a blogger with reach.


Thank you (foot)notes:

STEVEN SILVERS is a Principal at GBSM, Inc., 600 17th Street, Suite 2020 South in Denver, CO 80202. Go visit

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